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DAILY GRINDER: More Red-Light Cameras Sprouting up in Philly

DAILY GRINDER: More Red-Light Cameras Sprouting up in Philly

Red light cameras are sprouting up in three new locations: Academy/Grant; Woodhaven/Knights Road/Bustleton/Byberry. The red light camera at Roosevelt Blvd and Levick St. racked up 15,049 tickets in 2012. Read more about red light cameras on PhillyNow here. Mayor Nutter briefed Councilmembers behind closed doors yesterday on property values in Philadelphia. He...

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DAILY GRINDER: British Company Which Bid on PA Lottery Sets Up Shop in Delaware

The British company that put the single bid in Pennsylvania to run our lottery system has created a new company stateside—in Delaware. Sen. Christine Tartaglione of Philadelphia, who is in favor of closing what’s called the “Delaware loophole” for Pennsylvania businesses (which allows businesses to avoid Pennsylvania’s corporate net income tax by setting...

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DAILY GRINDER: Lawsuit Against Chickie’s and Pete’s Claims Skimming on Tips

A lawsuit filed against the owner of Chickie’s and Pete’s alleges the airport branch of the popular Philadelphia sports bar had a habit of taking credit card fees out of wait staff tips. That was actually commonplace in Philadelphia until about a year ago, when Councilman Jim Kenney sponsored legislation that made the restaurant eat the fee. The U.S. Department...

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DAILY GRINDER: 7 Northeast States—but not Pennsylvania—Sue EPA Over Methane

DAILY GRINDER: 7 Northeast States—but not Pennsylvania—Sue EPA Over Methane

Seven states are suing the Environmental Protection Agency, saying it is “failing to address methane emissions from oil and gas drilling,” according to the Associated Press. And, not surprisingly, Pennsylvania is not one of the suing states. (OK, so: methane good; health care bad. Got it.) After all, the American Petroleum Institute says the suit “makes...

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DAILY GRINDER: Philly’s Anti-Obesity Policy Recognized—for Success

Think Progress blogged yesterday about Philadelphia’s drop in the childhood obesity rate (it’s gone down about 5 percent) and are crediting things like, well, our Mayor’s and city’s obesity-reduction policies, especially as it’s effected minorities. “Philadelphia, which has the biggest share of residents living in poverty of the nation’s 10...

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DAILY GRINDER: Prepare for a Philly Media Paywall

DAILY GRINDER: Prepare for a Philly Media Paywall

Interstate General Media (the company that now owns Philly.com, the Inquirer and Daily News) have a new idea for their customers: They’re going to make the Inquirer and Daily News paywall sites, while leaving Philly.com as an open access hub. There’s no “precise launch date,” according to spokesman Mark Block, but they’re thinking early 2013....

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DAILY GRINDER: Now, Just 50 Philly Divisions Went Zero Percent for Romney

DAILY GRINDER: Now, Just 50 Philly Divisions Went Zero Percent for Romney

Election Day/Night results showed Republican Mitt Romney received zero votes in 59 Philadelphia divisions in this year’s presidential race. And that was evidence there was a conspiracy at foot, because Philadelphia is the center of the universe for stealing votes. Plus, as one theorist noted, the divisions don’t even exist! (Note: That was not true.)...

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DAILY GRINDER: Rep. Bob Brady to Receive ‘Bob Brady’ Award

U.S. Rep. Bob Brady will receive the first annual “Bob Brady Working Class Hero” award this weekend. The award, being doled out by the United Steelworkers Local 10-1 is going to Brady for helping broker the deal in which the Carlyle Group bought the almost-closed Philadelphia Sunoco Refinery. Stay away: The Running of the Santas is this weekend. And the...

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DAILY GRINDER: N.J. Opens First Marijuana Dispensary Today

DAILY GRINDER: N.J. Opens First Marijuana Dispensary Today

New Jersey has opened its first medical marijuana dispensary—today! The stop is in Montclair, Essex County and the first 20 people, out of more than 300 who’ve registered for the drug, will be seen today. Is Pennsylvania next? (Maybe.) Check out PW’s report on next year’s fight in Harrisburg over medical marijuana. Philly is among seven cities that will...

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DAILY GRINDER: Philly Dems Getting Ready to Combat Pa. Lottery Privatization

DAILY GRINDER: Philly Dems Getting Ready to Combat Pa. Lottery Privatization

The Penn-syl-van-ia LOTT-ER-Y must die No shock here: Democrats in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives are not happy about Gov. Tom Corbett’s plans to privatize everything, including the Pennsylvania lottery system (which benefits older Pennsylvanians everyday.) State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia) said the governor needs to at least come to the...

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