How to Raise Awareness About Crime? Paint Faces!

How to Raise Awareness About Crime? Paint Faces!

Face painting, balloons, pretzels and water ice aren’t usually words associated with crime, but last night in Center City they were. National Night Out, in its 28th year, is a national campaign designed to raise awareness about crime and drug prevention. This year, representatives from local police districts and the Citizen’s Crime Commission set...

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REMINDER: Locked in the Cage Thursday Night Fights 2 Tomorrow

REMINDER: Locked in the Cage Thursday Night Fights 2 Tomorrow

If you were at all intrigued by this week’s cover story, we recommend you check out Locked in the Cage for yourself, tomorrow at the South Philly Arena. Here’s the card (subject to change, of course): Brandon Inskeep vs Tuan Pham Sylvain Bynum vs Joey Gambino Shedrick Goodridge vs TBD Alex Davydov vs Ryan Cafaro Bruce Fenimore vs Robert Fitzgerald Matthew...

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Specter: On Second Thought…

Last week, it was reported in the South Philly Public Record that Arlen Specter had endorsed Karen Brown for mayor, a move that sounds as strange as it actually is. We blogged about it, because that is big news, people! Alas, it was not. Specter and Brown now both deny the endorsement. She says they bumped into each other at a fundraiser for Specter’s magic...

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Philly Weekly Is Hiring!

Philadelphia Weekly has an immediate opening for a full-time freelance news reporter who can produce for PhillyNow, our news and political blog, on a daily basis. We are looking for a seasoned journalist with excellent writing skills and a strong voice who can stalk the halls of city government. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and...

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DAILY GRINDER: Santorum No Longer Talking About Guy He Talks About in Fundraising E-Mails

Know how Rick Santorum just began invoking Dan Savage’s name and the old “Google Problem” after years of silence? He called the ‘It Gets Better’ entrepreneur a “hate activist” then sent out an email to his “supporters” begging – begging! – for money to combat Dan Savage’s “hate activism”/keep his own presidential campaign afloat....

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DAILY GRINDER: How’d Your Philly/PA Representatives Do On the ‘Debt Ceiling’ Thing?

House Democrats managed to get the debt ceiling raised yesterday. In exchange, the Republicans only asked the poor be tarred and feathered. Or, if you will, convinced the liberals, it’s OK. So, let’s get dressed and dance away the night. [Reuters] Your Reps – Brady, Fattah, Schwartz, Fitzpatrick – all supported the deal. [Penn Live] Pat Toomey, of course,...

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Independent Candidate for Sheriff, Activist Cheri Honkala, Files Nomination Paper

Independent Candidate for Sheriff, Activist Cheri Honkala, Files Nomination Paper

A few months after kick-starting her campaign, Cheri Honkala has filed nomination papers with the city, hoping to “keep families in their homes” if elected sheriff. Honkala, the Green Party candidate for the position, says her team of volunteer supporters garnered 4,422 signatures endorsing her nomination, as of today. As an independent candidate, she was...

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This is Liquor Privatization?

This is Liquor Privatization?

This week, the argument against privatizing state liquor stores is…spin the wheel…it will do nothing, at all. Because even though privatizing liquor stores is where Pennsylvania Republicans meet alcoholics on the “cool” meter, even they seem all concerned about it being “too private” and allowing “hole in the wall” stores to open. Current legislation...

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DAILY GRINDER: They’re Not Supposed to be Healthy. That’s Why They’re Vending Machines

Philly is really upping the standards on making vending machines “healthier” through price manipulation, beverage size and placing bad food in lower-selling spots. Because when you realize your vending machine sucks, then walk across the street to the 7-11 to get extra cheese sauce-drenched nachos and a Big Gulp, you’re getting exercise, right? [Inky] There...

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BREAKING: Daily News Design Editor Fired, Sources Say

John Sherlock, the Daily News’ design editor and member of senior management who has logged 19 years with the company, has reportedly cleared out his belongings of the first floor of the Philadelphia Inquirer building after being fired on Friday, according to sources close to the situation. In a farewell email sent to the newsroom on Saturday, Sherlock wrote,...

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