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DAILY GRINDER: Philly Police Face Cameras Offer Cyborg-Like Advantage

DAILY GRINDER: Philly Police Face Cameras Offer Cyborg-Like Advantage

Horses? Check. Cameras? Check. Invincibility? Soon. Philadelphia police are going to begin testing tiny cameras attached to their glasses, hat or collar. Police Chief Ramsey says a police force the size of Philadelphia’s might be hard to equip, if they want to move forward with the idea, but that “if there is a complaint that occurs at a later time you do...

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DAILY GRINDER: Mayor Nutter Becomes President on Saturday

DAILY GRINDER: Mayor Nutter Becomes President on Saturday

'Finally, some respect 'round these parts.' Mayor Michael Nutter will become the president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Saturday at the group’s annual meeting in Orlando. Executive director of the conference Thomas Cochran noted of Nutter: “He has moved up rapidly because of the respect he has from his peers.” And if you can believe...

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DAILY GRINDER: Obama-Romney Battles Happening Here, Now

DAILY GRINDER: Obama-Romney Battles Happening Here, Now

District Attorney Seth Williams is taking on Presidential candidate Mitt Romney for recent statements. Romney recently claimed Obama didn’t get “the message in Wisconsin” that America doesn’t want the government to hire “more government workers.” Specifically, said Romney: “[Obama] says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers.”...

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DAILY GRINDER: Pennsylvania Democrats Come Out For Gay Marriage

The Pennsylvania Democratic Party held a state committee meeting this weekend, in which they decided, as a whole, to come out in support of gay marriage. A motion was made by Adams County Democratic Chair Roger Lung, and was passed with, according to PoliticsPA, about 85 or 90 percent in favor. (That’s good, sure, but when does the Homo Hut start becoming...

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Get Healthy Philly Corner Store Initiative Seen as National Model

Get Healthy Philly Corner Store Initiative Seen as National Model

Part of the Get Healthy Philly initiative involves getting rid of so-called “food deserts” (large areas with inadequate access to affordable healthy food options) and giving low-income communities more access to fresh fruits and vegetables in hopes of reversing the city’s obesity epidemic. This idea—based upon the assumption that access to healthy food...

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DAILY GRINDER: Rendell’s Book Tour Devolves into Obama Bashing

DAILY GRINDER: Rendell’s Book Tour Devolves into Obama Bashing

Who would have thought former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell’s book tour for his weirdly-titled, Philadelphia magazine excerpted “A Nation of Wusses” would be an Obama-bashing extravaganza? Not us! But when asked about Obama’s prospects in Pennsylvania at a Bloomberg View roundtable (Obama currently leads by double-digits in the state), he wouldn’t...

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Mayor Nutter Says Bloomberg Soda Plan ‘Worth Evaluating and Considering’

Mayor Nutter Says Bloomberg Soda Plan ‘Worth Evaluating and Considering’

As we mentioned earlier today, Mayor Michael Nutter is in Washington, DC today and delivered the keynote address at the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s Inaugural National Soda Summit. His statements were recently sent out to press and note something we’ve all been thinking: He is still adamant about his soda tax idea and even believes New York...

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‘Seth and the City’ Through The Years

‘Seth and the City’ Through The Years

Friends of District Attorney Seth Williams’ have gotten a wee bit of negative press lately regarding their annual ‘Seth and/in the City’ fundraiser. See, this year’s invite, with that hilarious above title, not just told attendees to “dress like a star and put on your sexiest shoes,” but donate to the DA’s political action committee. Donations?...

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DAILY GRINDER: Miss Pennsylvania USA Creates Drama Over Transgender Issue

Miss Pennsylvania USA resigned her position on Monday, saying she could “no longer be affiliated in any way with an organization I consider to be fraudulent, lacking in morals, inconsistent, and in many ways trashy,” according to a post on her Facebook page. She also alleged Sunday’s Miss USA competition (yep, it was Sunday; who knew?) was fixed! The organization...

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DAILY GRINDER: Homeless Feeding Ban Goes Into Effect Today

DAILY GRINDER: Homeless Feeding Ban Goes Into Effect Today

The city’s homeless feeding ban goes into effect today. Read about it here and here. The policy bans outdoor feeding in all city parks while establishing a new, temporary food distribution location on the City Hall apron. It’s become the object of scorn by many church services in the city, as well as Occupy Philly. On a call into WHYY in March, Mayor...

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