Philly legislator Mike Stack talks minimum wage on MSNBC

Philly legislator Mike Stack talks minimum wage on MSNBC

Raising the minimum wage has become a huge national issue this election year and State Sen. Mike Stack (D-Philadelphia), who is running for Lt. Governor, has co-sponsored a bill that would raise both the standard and tipped minimum wage to $12 per hour in Pennsylvania. The bill, which he introduced alongside State Sen. Daylin Leach, would make Pennsylvania’s...

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Donovan McNabb arrested in Arizona

Donovan McNabb arrested in Arizona

The sports media world is scrambling to figure out one thing: Why was Donovan McNabb arrested in Arizona? Because he was. Former Eagle quarterback Donovan McNabb was arrested in Arizona and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office just released his mugshot. According to TMZ: Donovan McNabb was arrested in Arizona … and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s...

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Easter with fabulous promenade and zombies

Easter with fabulous promenade and zombies

This weekend is Easter Sunday.  An auspicious event celebrated by Christians as part of their faith to mark the resurrection of their god Jesus, the holiday in America has turned into a welcoming event for both people of faith and those without to celebrate the universal human themes of renewal and life.  It also happens to coincide with the spring time here...

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WATCH: N.A. Poe interviews N.A. Poe on City Council run

WATCH: N.A. Poe interviews N.A. Poe on City Council run

Those who’ve been following along probably already know: Local comedian and marijuana legalization activist N.A. Poe is running on the Libertarian Party ticket for the May 20 special election resulting from former Councilman-at-Large Bill Green vacating his seat to join the School Reform Commission. After a weird half-week in the news, which included some online...

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An open love letter to Wawa

An open love letter to Wawa

Have you heard? Today is Wawa’s 50th Birthday! And to honor the hoagie and drink factory that’s saved us from all sort of bouts (mostly with hunger), I’ve written a solemn letter to you, Wawa, because let’s be real: You’re worth it. First, you’re one of the few places in the city where we can (thanks in part to City Council’s...

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Group ‘banned’ from voting to highlight unfair electoral practices

Group ‘banned’ from voting to highlight unfair electoral practices

Pennsylvanians of two stripes — Republicans and Democrats — will come out to vote on May 20th for the leaders and representatives of their parties. But for the last 14 years, local organization Independent Pennsylvanians has been lobbying to change that, without success. “I am one of over a million voters in PA who will help pay for the cost of...

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Upper Darby Police to hold “Coffee with a Cop”

Upper Darby Police to hold “Coffee with a Cop”

Typically, citizens encounter law enforcement under tragic or frightening circumstances. Upper Darby Police Chief Michael Chitwood would like to change that. Chitwood and about half a dozen of his fellow cops from Upper Darby will be talking with local residents just beyond 69th Street to start a new conversation: one to help foster communication and, above all...

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Philly Police digital media manager on GrindR incident: ‘Safety isn’t guaranteed’

Philly Police digital media manager on GrindR incident: ‘Safety isn’t guaranteed’

Last week, an incident occurred between a Canadian visitor to Philadelphia and a man he met off the gay hook up and dating app GrindR. The Canadian man “met an unknown male on [GrindR] and invited him over to his hotel room,” according to the Philadelphia Police. He was then allegedly sexually assaulted, held at gunpoint, and robbed by the Philly man he met...

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Streets Department uses robot to troll Philly’s sign trolls

Streets Department uses robot to troll Philly’s sign trolls

Image: Philadelphia Speaks Have you ever seen those obnoxious bright signs like “WE BUY HOUSES FOR CASH” and “LOSE WEIGHT FAST” with a telephone number on poles throughout the city? Have you ever wondered who these people are behind the signs and why they’re annoying everyone? Well. The Philadelphia Streets Department has wondered this too, and they’d...

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‘Fearless’ fitness focuses on better health and inclusion

‘Fearless’ fitness focuses on better health and inclusion

When I lived in the Hawthorne section of the city, I would occasionally see a stampeding group of crazy people.  They’d run around the block repeatedly and, in my mind, inexplicably, because nothing was chasing them. It turns out that these folks are members of Fearless Athletics on South 11th Street. “When Fearless Athletics first started,” says co-owner...

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