Have a Hybrid? How About a Vehicle-Mileage ‘User Fee’?

Have a Hybrid? How About a Vehicle-Mileage ‘User Fee’?

In case you were thinking buying that fuel-efficient car was the right move – both for your pocketbook, and the earth – my God, were you wrong. Because Pennsylvania Rep. Rick Geist wants to make you and your pinky-waving, tote-bagging, Prius-driving, long-term-thinking friends pay up for all the money that’s not coming in to the state. And he plans on doing...

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Local Philly Guy to Live Tweet NASA Shuttle Launch

Local Philly Guy to Live Tweet NASA Shuttle Launch

While looking back on his childhood, thirty-year-old Shareef Jackson always wanted to enjoy a summer at space camp while growing up, but he just never made it. “I’ve always been a sciency-person. I loved it as a kid, I did engineering in colleges, took a lot of astronomy classes,” he says. His passion for astronomy continues to develop through his adult...

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DAILY GRINDER: Earth/Green Guilt Month

A huge sheriff sale takes place today after the three-month moratorium is lifted. Activist and Green Party sheriff candidate, Cheri Honkala, and other do-gooders from the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign slept overnight at 38th and Market Streets to be the first to bid on houses this morning. She says the “sleep out” is also to inform people...

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Pipelines Getting Tweaked?

Remember this? That pipeline blast, caught on tape in January, horrible as it was – one Philadelphia Gas Works employee was killed, six were injured – wasn’t the only of its kind in the country. Not even close. Most notably, a pipeline blast in Allentown on February 9 killed five and destroyed a block of rowhomes. Similar incidents have recently occurred...

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PA Beer Wars: In Troegs vs. Fegley’s, Who Gets The Elf?

PA Beer Wars: In Troegs vs. Fegley’s, Who Gets The Elf?

The Yards vs. Philadelphia Brewing Company tale of recipe vs. location and whatever else has got nothing on this. Out in Hill Country, PA (Bethlehem and Harrisburg), they’re frying bigger fish than you can ever imagine: The use of the drunk and/or angry elf mascot emblem! Yep. Troegs’ Mad Elf Beer, your pretend favorite around the holidays, wants a Pennsylvania...

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DAILY GRINDER: Corbett’s ‘Pig-Headed’ Anti-Shale Tax Policy

DAILY GRINDER: Corbett’s ‘Pig-Headed’ Anti-Shale Tax Policy

Philadelphia School Superintendent Arlene Ackerman received a death threat yesterday. It specifically said a bomb was going to be detonated at the district’s North Broad HQ today. No word on what, if anything, this has to do with the Inky’s ‘Assault on Learning’ series or the tussle over Ackerman wielding a chainsaw on the Daily News. We assume...

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PA Rep. Wants Your ‘Genitals’ and ‘Breasts’ Left Alone

PA Rep. Wants Your ‘Genitals’ and ‘Breasts’ Left Alone

Back when three websites showcased Transportation Security Administration airport searches, some people were pissed their “civil liberties were being taken away” — which is usually code for, “I voted for the other presidential candidate last election.” (‘Democrats’ were “against” the Patriot Act until about two years ago, remember? Haha.)...

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Tokens No More: SEPTA Announces Plans For Smart Cards

Tokens No More: SEPTA Announces Plans For Smart Cards

John Sykes, a SEPTA senior construction inspector, demonstrates how an app for smart phones will be used to pay for SEPTA’s buses, regional trains and subways. These gates will be installed at University City, 30th Street Station, Suburban Station, Market East & Temple University. As mentioned in today’s DAILY GRINDER, if friends from out of...

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DAILY GRINDER: ‘Empty Suit’

We’re saving the “Haha, this news is some kind of April Fool’s joke” for every other site on the Interwebs today. Everything you’re about to read isn’t a joke. But in full disclosure, some of it’s told in a not-that-serious manner: Today’s the day…SEPTA announces plans for what spokesman Richard Maloney is calling its biggest project “in our...

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Sheriff Candidate Kromer On Funds Request

Acting Sheriff Barbara Deeley has gone before City Council and asked for more funds to run her office, particularly $2.8 million to hire new staff, a scene the Daily News this morning called a “lovefest.” In spite of the office’s seemingly endless scandals and strange operations, it was noted that Councilpersons Curtis Jones, Jannie Blackwell and James...

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