DAILY GRINDER: PPA Aide to Collect $522 Thousand DROP Payment
Philadelphia Parking Authority Aide Carl Ciglar will retire from his position next year with a six-figure pension and $522,183 in DROP cash. Hey, remember DROP?
Defense has begun in the Philadelphia sexual abuse case, and the first witness, Msgr. Joseph Garvin, said Lynn recommended an abusive priest be transferred, but that the cardinal ultimately makes that decision. That goes along with Lynn’s story.
Here is a swollen, extended middle finger pointed straight at the new Barnes Museum. “[T]he Barnes last week completed its transition from a bastion of authenticity to a compromised fake,” writes this blogger for the Huffington Post. Wait until she finds out we have a monument for a fictional movie character.
The School Reform Commission: Still under fire by the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers and others. A meeting was held last night in North Philly regarding the school district’s financial situation, and it got heated.
And since they’ve done such a good job here, the state would like to take over more school districts on the verge of financial collapse. The Senate Education Committee voted yesterday to send a bill doing just that to the full Senate. It would immediately affect York, Harrisburg, Chester-Upland and Duquesne and allow a state-appointed receiver the ability to “undo labor contracts and convert schools into charters.”
A man is in “extremely critical condition” after being hit by the trolley on Girard Avenue in Northern Liberties/Fishtown.
The Catholic Church issued a weird proclamation to American women last month, essentially telling to stop being so uppity and, c’mon, get rabid about abortion and whatnot. Rail against homosexuality, Catholic women! Well, yesterday, dozens of Philadelphia Catholics gathered in Sister Cities Park to protest the remarks. It was one of several protests nationwide.