DAILY GRINDER: City Council Closer To Bike Lane Veto Power
Bikers beware, City Council is that much closer to giving itself veto power over creating bike lanes. Under a new bill in City Hall, bike lanes would need “City Council’s blessing” and hearings would be held with public input.
A Kennett Square man was convicted of attempting to smuggle cocaine and heroin into the United States from Panama.
The City Planning Commission yesterday approved making Bodine Street between Spring Garden and Green Street private property “as long as the public thruway along the block remains open to bicycle and foot traffic.” The commission also suggested the walkway be widened. This is going to make Finnegan’s Wake that much more fun, folks. Fun at levels most just don’t understand.
Pennsylvania has found 650 people illegally tapping into the state’s welfare benefits—specifically, people were collecting and using benefits when they did not even live in the commonwealth. Seventy-six of those people were using the food assistance program.
Not news: Former Philadelphia Eagle Terrell Owens was cut from a football team. News: An arena football team. LOL: And he lost his ownership stake in the team. Grrr: Because he no-showed to a ton of scheduled appearances, including one at a local Texas children’s hospital.
The Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalomology is urging the Legislature to vote “yes” on House Bill 838, which “places a definition of eye surgery into Pennsylvania law, so there is no confusion about what is considered eye surgery.”
In case you missed this yesterday, another Philadelphia media outlet is predicting the demise of two other Philadelphia media outlets. Hint: This time it’s got nothing to do with the Philadelphia Media Network!
Oh, and Mitt Romney officially clinched the presidential nomination last night. Sort of weird how “last night” wasn’t “March,” right?