The NOH8 Campaign Captures Philly [VIDEO]

The NOH8 Campaign Captures Philly [VIDEO]

With duct tape tightly covering her mouth and an oversized white T-shirt drowning her small body, three-year-old Paige Kwiatkoski patiently poses and concentrates to make an “O” with her hand as her mother, Kimberley, holds up a “V.” The two joined hundreds of others on Friday at the University of Pennsylvania’s LGBT...

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SlutWalk Rally in Center City Seeks End to Culture of Victim-Blaming [VIDEO]

SlutWalk Rally in Center City Seeks End to Culture of Victim-Blaming [VIDEO]

A petite 20-something girl is topless except for tiny bits of tape covering her nipples. She’s holding a pink poster that reads, “I wasn’t dressed like this when I was raped.” She hoists the sign high above her head as a professional photographer—one of at least a dozen—snaps photos of her. Looking on is 48-year-old Lisa Hansen, a tourist from...

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Mayor Announces Curfew Enforcement, Reminds Parents to be Parents

While awaiting word on Mayor Nutter’s elaborate plan to fight flash mobs, a press release sent out by his office today reminds the city that his team won’t put up with the the youth’s nonsense any longer. At least after 10 p.m., that is. This weekend, there will be increased police presence in Center City, which will be strictly enforcing the...

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Governor Chris Christie: Hero

Governor Chris Christie: Hero

Note: In spite of our blog’s name, sometimes we squint our eyes, flatten our palm over our brow, and gaze across the Delaware for a peek at Supergovernor and role model Chris Christie. Sometimes we find something, too. As sure as the sun comes up every morning, many right wingers will find a small, sad topic and enemy to complain about. And as sure as that...

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Immigrant Workers Protest Low Wages at Trader Joe’s

Immigrant Workers Protest Low Wages at Trader Joe’s

Chris Hershberger-Esh of West Philly used to shop at Trader Joe’s—that was until he heard about the company’s refusal to sign an agreement with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, he says. Hershberger-Esh and other protesters were outside the grocery store at 2121 Market St. yesterday to notify customers of the low wages paid to tomato pickers in Florida. Making...

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DAILY GRINDER: Is Wine Kiosk Nightmare Ending?

The wine kiosk disaster (already called it a nightmare, above; it can be both), which only had one actual location in Philly anyway, may soon be coming to an end. The contractor that owns the ridiculous machines owes the state $1 million, and Rendell, who helped subsidize the whole thing, is no longer the governor, so, uh, who really cares? Those things are lame....

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Wine School Owner Keith Wallace on Progression of Liquor Privatization

Wine School Owner Keith Wallace on Progression of Liquor Privatization

On Tuesday, a few Pennsylvania state officials made the terrifying trek to Philadelphia for a press conference on privatizing state booze. Those in attendance included House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, former Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board president Jonathan Newman and State Rep. Tom Killion. Their presser’s spot, the Wine School of Philadelphia, seemed...

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DAILY GRINDER: Flash Mob ‘Control’ Plans Being Revealed…Slowly

Philadelphia’s big, big plans to control the teenage flash mobs are being revealed, little by little, with the spectacular ‘Spectacular’ coming when Nutter gets back from his poolside retreat. CBS-3 “has learned” some police department plans to stop the children in their tracks. They include: Overtime. Additional police officers in Center...

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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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