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Election Update: Nutter Not On a Ballot?

Election Update: Nutter Not On a Ballot?

From the Committee of Seventy: Turnout continues to be light all over the city. However, tensions are obviously running high in the districts with fierce battles to replace retiring incumbents — First (Frank DiCicco’s seat); Second (Anna Verna’s seat); Sixth (Joan Krajewski’s seat); Eighth (Donna Reed Miller’s seat) – and in the Seventh District...

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The Phlog: Good Eatin’ at the Italian Market Festival

The Phlog: Good Eatin’ at the Italian Market Festival

We couldn’t get an exact count on the number of cannolis eaten between Saturday & Sunday’s annual South 9th Street Italian Festival, but we can vouch for how the cool creamy ricotta cheese perfectly complemented the hard crunchy shells into a super tasty bite of Italia! Check out more fist-pumping pictures of the festival HERE. ricott cheesea

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School Chief Ackerman Defends District’s Budget Cuts, Convinces Few

School Chief Ackerman Defends District’s Budget Cuts, Convinces Few

Ackerman getting angry over taking blame for state's budget cuts. Yesterday’s School Reform Commission meeting generated condescending responses from community members, who are upset at the school district’s mounting deficit coupled with a significant loss of its budget from state funding that may force the district to scrap 1,260 teachers, cut school...

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City Announces New Bike Lanes, Chinatown & Others Pissed

City Announces New Bike Lanes, Chinatown & Others Pissed

Bicyclers beware: next week police will begin aggressively ticketing reckless cyclists and drivers and educating walkers who, say, text while walking in the middle of the street. It’s a part of a new campaign hoping to bring truce on the pavement among commuters, especially as the city is setting up two new pilot bike lanes on 10th and 13th Streets. The...

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The Phlog: Krispy Kreme Grand Opening Oozes with Freebies

The Phlog: Krispy Kreme Grand Opening Oozes with Freebies

Dunkin’ Donuts better watch its back. Krispy Kreme’s May 4 grand opening attracted about a dozen doughnut enthusiasts to camp outside of its new store at 41 S. 16th St. overnight—despite scattered thunderstorms—including Ryan Hatt. He arrived first in line at 4:30 p.m. on May 3. Krispy Kreme didn’t open until 6 the next morning, but Hatt...

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Commissioner Promotes Risqué Book Store, Demotes Fireman for ‘Selling Sex’

Commissioner Promotes Risqué Book Store, Demotes Fireman for ‘Selling Sex’

The Slivinskis garnered the gays to support their son. Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers last week removed firefighter Jack Slivinski from Rescue 1—the city’s most elite fire unit—and took him out of a national firefighter calendar that aims to promote fitness and fire safety while generating funds for a widows’ charity, because Slivinski’s...

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Philly NAACP Bashes Gov. Corbett Over Education Cuts, Then Admits to Waste [VIDEO]

Philly NAACP Bashes Gov. Corbett Over Education Cuts, Then Admits to Waste [VIDEO]

Harrisburg in all its beauty (Photos: Matt Petrillo). Education is changing in Philadelphia and across the nation, and the Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP is making it a civil-rights issue. Jerry Mondesire, president of the Philadelphia NAACP, led more than 800 public school advocates from across the state to Harrisburg yesterday to praise the recent NAACP...

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City’s Largest Union Endorses Mayor Nutter

City’s Largest Union Endorses Mayor Nutter

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (above) today received the Philadelphia Federation of Teacher’s endorsement (photo: Matt Petrillo). Mayor Michael Nutter today said public safety and education are his two biggest priorities in making a productive city, and Philly’s largest union, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, supported his claim...

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Zooyan, Potential Groupon-Killer, Launches In Philly

Zooyan, Potential Groupon-Killer, Launches In Philly

Zooyan COO Jason Probert talks with his design team. Groupon.com, the site that has garnered a cult of stingy e-coupon-dependent customers, promises a “ridiculously huge coupon a day,” which usually consists of an ill-targeted spam-like “deal.”  Yet, as hundreds of similar sites around the nation popped up over the past two years trying...

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Tea Partiers Go Unnoticed In Philly Politics

Tea Partiers Go Unnoticed In Philly Politics

Kyle, Gavin & Lisa  Dailey show off their shirts during a Tea Party rally today outside of City Hall (photo: Matt Petrillo) Approximately all thirty of the city’s conservatives may or may not have filed their taxes (yep, today’s the last to do it!), but they managed to assemble at City Hall today, some crying how lonely they are in Philly’s...

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