DAILY GRINDER: Rendell vs. Fox News

Former Gov. Ed Rendell called Fox News a “proving ground, sort of a training ground for presidential candidates” and claimed such right-wing hiring practices “really damaged their credibility,” which assumes Fox had any in the first place. (They pay Steve Doocy). Fox News’ Executive Vice President Bill Shine didn’t take too kindly to the comments,...

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Sarah Palin’s Bus Tour Makes an Exit for Philadelphia

Sarah Palin’s Bus Tour Makes an Exit for Philadelphia

Pat yourselves on the back, media. You guessed right: Sarah Palin did visit Philadelphia. photos: by Matt Petrillo Arriving at Independence Hall at around 2:00 this afternoon, she crossed Chestnut Street to go to the Liberty Bell Center. And that was about it. She barley talked to reporters, only giving the same sound bytes from her two previous stops, and continued...

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State Rep. John Taylor (R-Phila) on ‘Nuisance Bar Bill’

We just got off the phone with State Rep. John Taylor, whom we blogged about last week after he floated the idea of state legislation that’d give state police and Liquor Control Enforcement more control in shutting down problem bars and clubs. His comments were made in light of last weekend’s Felton Supper Club shooting. We, and others, couldn’t...

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School District Expected To Pass Provisional Budget

School District Expected To Pass Provisional Budget

The School District of Philadelphia is slated to pass a provisional 2011-12 budget today that contains as much as $629 million in cuts, however, could be trimmed between $75 million to $110 million if City Council decides to help bail the district out. Thank goodness this is an election cycle and Council must seriously decide how (or if) they will come up with...

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DAILY GRINDER: Green Party Endorses City Commissioner Candidate

The Green Party of Philadelphia have endorsed Richie Antipuna for Philadelphia City Commissioner. Antipuna was recently profiled by PW writer Tara Murtha in a story about the group Kenzo Pride. “I honestly want to run for City Commissioner to show other regular people that anyone can run against the corrupt Democrats who control this city,” Antipuna told...

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Sarah Palin Rumored To Visit Philadelphia Today

Sarah Palin Rumored To Visit Philadelphia Today

Rumors of GOP lady-in-red Sarah Palin visiting Philadelphia have been circulating since she announced her “One Nation” bus tour. Last week the Inky assumed that “Palin will make a stop on Independence Mall this Memorial Day weekend,” however, she has yet to pass through Philadelphia. Palin is not releasing a bus schedule, nor does she...

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Follow the Hammer of Glory As It Makes Its Way to Opening Tap

Follow the Hammer of Glory As It Makes Its Way to Opening Tap

As in years past, the Hammer of Glory relay will kick off the beginning of Philly Beer Week on Friday, June 3. Here’s how it works: Starting at 8 a.m., the HOG will be passed—not by car, but by a variety of modes of transportation such as wheelbarrows and strippers—from bar to bar until it reaches the Independence Visitors Center at 6:41ish. There,...

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The Phlog: Shit in Rittenhouse

The Phlog: Shit in Rittenhouse

Photo by Nina Hoffmann Summer means a big bright Philadelphia sun attracting lots of us to come out of hiding. It also means a drastically slower walking-speed due to those leaving the house and clogging the city’s sidewalks and parks. Summer means over sized sunglasses to cover-up ugly, scantily-dressed girls scoffing at guys who catcall at them, men conspicuously...

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New DROP Amendment Presented to City Council, Mayor Nutter Still Lacks Support

New DROP Amendment Presented to City Council, Mayor Nutter Still Lacks Support

Mayor Michael Nutter Since Mayor Michael Nutter has called to “drop DROP” almost ten months ago, City Council is finally doing something about it. Councilwoman Marian Tasco introduced legislation today to City Council that prolongs the waiting period an additional two years before city workers are eligible to join the program. The bill also fixes...

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Philly State Rep. Wants To Make Shutting Down Violent Clubs Easier

That didn’t take long. Last weekend there’s a shooting in the Feltonville section of the city in which nine people were injured. It takes place outside the Felton Supper Club, a spot with a history of code violations, closings and violence. Nine people were injured after two men opened fire at those exiting the club. There’s a video of it. Nutter isn’t...

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