The Phlog: Let Freedom Ring

The Phlog: Let Freedom Ring

The annual tapping of the Liberty Bell attracted Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights Russlyn Ali and President and CEO of AmeriHealth Mercy Health Plan Michael Rashid. Rashid was arrested decades ago along with Martin Luther King after a civil protest (photo: Matt Petrillo).

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“The Martin Luther King You Don’t See on TV”

“The Martin Luther King You Don’t See on TV”

Jeff Cohen and Norman Solomon’s “The Martin Luther King You Don’t See on TV,” published several times over the past decade, perhaps best explains the following, in an article-length piece, as it pertains to the file footage Americans are often shown on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: What TV viewers see is a closed loop of familiar file footage: King...

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DAILY GRINDER: MLK Day, Tastykake will Bake Again, PA GOP Straw Poll, Bob Casey Supports Empty Grandstanding

Today’s the 16th Annual Martin Luther King Day of Service in the city. There are several places volunteers can work and thousands are expected to participate. There will also be several presentations on King’s legacy and message, which will take place at Girard College and South Philadelphia High School. Projects are being conducted by Habitat for Humanity,...

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The Phlog: Sleeping Under SEPTA’s Roof

The Phlog: Sleeping Under SEPTA’s Roof

A man sleeps under Walnut and Locust Streets near a subway stop as the temperature outside dips below freezing  to 20 degrees (Photo: Matt Petrillo).

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Sewage Still Draining into Monoshone; Northwest Greens Respond

Sewage Still Draining into Monoshone; Northwest Greens Respond

In spite of media attention and the work of the Northwest Greens, sewage continues seeping into the Monoshone, a recreational creek running along Lincoln Drive in Northwest Philly which empties into the Wissahickon. An email from the Northwest Greens sent out this morning lays out the effort by the Philadelphia Water Department to clean up the site, after having...

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DAILY GRINDER: #ImFromPhilly

DAILY GRINDER: #ImFromPhilly

Last night on Twitter, the tweet tag #ImFromPhilly was the top-trending on the site locally and “for a time,” in the top 10 tweets across the globe. After the tag, Twitter-ers would say something about the wonderful city. Here’s some of our favorites we found (we’re omitting Twitter names): “where them old heads and young boi’s live…”...

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The Phlog: SEPTA Arrives

The Phlog: SEPTA Arrives

A woman boards a SEPTA bus after waiting in below-freezing weather at 15th St. and John F. Kennedy Blvd.

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Rep. Bob Brady Universally Rebuked, Across The Country, On Stupid Idea

Rep. Bob Brady Universally Rebuked, Across The Country, On Stupid Idea

Hey, look Ma! The rest of the country is talking about Philadelphia Rep. Bob Brady’s ridiculous idea to ban symbols that could be misconstrued as violent! Finally, something on which we can all – left wing crazies, right wing crazies, everyone in between – agree. Below you’ll find some reactions to Brady’s bill, from across the net. Wonkette writer...

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DAILY GRINDER: Fixing the Budget, One $25 License At a Time

Philadelphia tour guides are suing for the freedom to to tell tourists whatever they want. Andrew Breitbart’s “Big Government” website claims this is all about the city’s “budget priorities,” because Internet politics arguments have to be based on irrationality, all the time. (We’re sure the city is just raking it in with that $25 license...

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The Phlog: It’s Smooth Sledding Down Art Museum Steps

The Phlog: It’s Smooth Sledding Down Art Museum Steps

Students Christina Gummere (front), 13, and Margaret Hemphill, 13, took advantage of their snow day at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (photo: Matt Petrillo).

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