DAILY GRINDER: Council Passes Drilling Resolution, Toomey Teabags, Drunk Mailmen

Philadelphia City Council unanimously approved a resolution in opposition to Marcellus Shale drilling until the E.P.A. takes a looksie and decides drinking acids and flammable, poisonous liquids has no repercussions besides growing a little hair on your chest. [Philly.com] Fox 29 reporter Jeff Cole caught three Philadelphia postmen drinking on the job. I’m...

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The Phlog: The Rittenhouse Museum of Snowmen

The Phlog: The Rittenhouse Museum of Snowmen

This seven-foot snowman is just one of a slew of playful snow-creatures on display at Rittenhouse Square Park (Matt Petrillo).

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Miracle? SEPTA Says It Has Funds For Smart Cards

Miracle? SEPTA Says It Has Funds For Smart Cards

Find SEPTA’s fresh press release copy/pasted below, in full [Emphasis mine]: “SEPTA Board Approves Plan To Advance New Payment Technology” PHILADELPHIA, PA (January 27, 2011) – The SEPTA Board today approved a proposal that will allow the Authority to fund plans for fare modernization under the New Payment Technology initiative. The board...

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First District Candidates Respond To DiCicco DROP Bill

First District Candidates Respond To DiCicco DROP Bill

It took a few hours but two of the five non-incumbent candidates for Councilman Frank DiCicco’s First District seat – Service Employees International Union official, Jeff Hornstein, and former executive director of Cease Fire PA, Joe Grace – responded (separately, of course) to Frank DiCicco’s attempt to get out of DROP via legislation. [Emphasis mine] Jeff...

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DROP Everything: Is Frank DiCicco This Scared?

Councilman Frank DiCicco will apparently do anything to get out of DROP due to its ramifications that could result in the non-re-election of Frank DiCicco for Philadelphia’s First District. The Inky is reporting that he circulated a bill yesterday that “would allow him and other elected officials to exit the controversial DROP retirement program.” DiCicco...

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WATCH: PA House Goes Bonkers

Thanksgiving came early this year for the Pennsylvania legislature. According to WGAL, “shouting, profanity, and accusations” began at the State House in Harrisburg after Republicans accused Democrats of “gumming up the gears of government” through a wave of amendments to bills. Majority Leader Mike Turzai wasn’t happy, so Republicans forced through...

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DAILY GRINDER: We Were Expecting More Inches

Snownocide 2011 officially plopped 15-16 inches of snow on our concrete last night. [CBS] And this left nine SEPTA riders stranded on buses. All night long. [CBS] Desperate much? Rick Santroum told an Iowa audience – specifically, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit – that he’s now all for ethanol, biofuels, the whole nine. What changed his mind? 9/11, of...

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Second Chance: On Vick’s Endorsement

The Eagles’ season is over – and you’re depressed about it – but Quarterback Michael Vick’s endorsements have begun, after a more than 3-year hiatus. First it was Woodbury Nissan, now it’s Unequal Technologies, a sports gear company whose shock-absorbing padding Vick sported after his rib injury against the Redskins: It’s unknown at this time how...

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The Phlog: City Hall Sleet and Silhouette

The Phlog: City Hall Sleet and Silhouette

The South Broad Street entrance of City Hall shows that a nasty mixture of snow and rain coupled with bitter winds forced some Philadelphians to either stay inside or bundle up (photo: Matt Petrillo).

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Sadness: Casey and Toomey Can’t Find Seats Next To Each Other At State Of The Union

Sadness: Casey and Toomey Can’t Find Seats Next To Each Other At State Of The Union

Boo fucking hoo: After talk of small steps toward phony bipartisanship through Operation Seat Cushion, all it came down to was Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senators likely being too polite to ask Michele Bachmann to move down for fear of being called a socialist or getting thrown under the Tea Party bus, of which Bachmann is both a metaphorical and physical driver! Either...

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