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PHLOG: Fishtown Fire Aftermath

PHLOG: Fishtown Fire Aftermath

A 4-alarm fire broke out at a vacant warehouse on the corner of Front and Girard in Fishtown around 2:30 a.m. this morning. It was out at rush hour (firefighters actually had it under control around 4:15 a.m.) but it’s created severe delays on the El train. SEPTA set up a fleet of buses to  substitute for the train between Huntington and Spring Garden Streets....

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The Phlog: How Much for the Unit Without Parking?

The Phlog: How Much for the Unit Without Parking?

An empty lot at the corner of 2nd and Brown had been fenced in and up for sale for longer than most neighbors probably care to remember—and next to apartments that’ve taken years to build, due to on and off work on the site. Well, construction is finally set to begin. But there’s a problem, as someone with a trusty black marker on hand has pointed out: Touché.

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May Day Poster Depicts Decapitated Police Officer

May Day Poster Depicts Decapitated Police Officer

Occupy Philadelphia protesters, and perhaps others, are making their case to join their in-progress May Day celebrations by email and on a website today, called MayDayPhilly.com. On that site is the schedule of operations and two images, one of the Monopoly guy being pulled down from a Wall St. statue ala a precious-metallic Saddam Hussein in Baghdad, circa 2003....

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Ex-Philly Police Captain Lewis Resolves Occupy Wall Street Case

Ex-Philly Police Captain Lewis Resolves Occupy Wall Street Case

Photo: Michael Alan Goldberg Former Philadelphia Police Captain Ray Lewis, who was arrested participating in an Occupy Wall Street protest in November, has accepted a deal from Manhattan prosecutors which will allow him to avoid probation and jail time. Lewis had been arrested for blocking a street during the height of the Occupy Wall Street protests in the fall....

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DAILY GRINDER: Is Tomorrow Rick Santorum’s Last Stand? (We Hope Not)

DAILY GRINDER: Is Tomorrow Rick Santorum’s Last Stand? (We Hope Not)

Should Rick Santorum drop out after South Carolina, which is tomorrow? Absolutely not. Although he’s in last place amongst the four remaining candidates. And seems to have done his thing, to little avail. But still. Our final prediction: The aging, boring white guy will win. Haha. No, seriously: the dangerously hypocritical one will eke out the victory. Haha....

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Philly Crafters Go West: A Local Gift Guide

Philly Crafters Go West: A Local Gift Guide

Within the normally expansive roundhouse at the Rotunda in West Philly Saturday, shoppers squeezed through the tables laden with knitwear, hand-crafted dolls, and hand-made ceramics – gifts for men and women of all ages. Philadelphia’s own artisans sold crafty gifts at Go West! Craft Fest; in case you missed the one-day craft fair, here’s a...

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PHOTOS: Philadelphia Police Raid Occupy Philly

PHOTOS: Philadelphia Police Raid Occupy Philly

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Love Is in the Air as Couple Wed at Occupy Philly

Love Is in the Air as Couple Wed at Occupy Philly

Lip-lockers Adam Hill, 28, and Ally Nauss, 24, met day 1 of Occupy Philadelphia while working at the information booth. After a week into the protest, the couple “hit it off,” Hill says. ”It went from a friendly relationship to a more romantical relationship.” Very romantical! “I love his passion. When he gets into something,...

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The Phlog: Occupy Philly Takes Independence Mall

The Phlog: Occupy Philly Takes Independence Mall

At 2:30pm, the Occupy Philly gatherers began a march from their headquartered spot in Dilworth Plaza outside City Hall, to the Liberty Bell. There were an estimated 400 people on the scene, including members of SEIU, who stated they they are officially supporting the protest, and that their union supports the national cause, as well. “This is what they...

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Occupy Philly, Day 1: Occupation Gets Under Way; Protesters Ask for Donations

Occupy Philly, Day 1: Occupation Gets Under Way; Protesters Ask for Donations

A group of about 20 protesters at Rittenhouse Square. Small groups of protesters marched from Rittenhouse, Washington, Logan and Franklin Squares this morning to converge on City Hall, officially beginning the occupation of Philadelphia in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. The first general assembly should be getting under way as you read this. A march will...

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