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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Could Recycling Be History?

Could Recycling Be History?

With all the talk about cutting the budget over the next four years, few have been talking about the exceptional mandated recycling programs in local communities across the state. One look at PhiladelphiaRecyclingPays.com, with all the points and rewards and what have you makes one think we’ve got a good thing here, right? Maybe. We got a little wary after...

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DAILY GRINDER: Yeah, He’s Going Out Like That

Governor Ed Rendell wants the Eagles to sign Michael Vick to a long-term deal. He also says he’d ‘like to see’ Vick get a dog, likely so he can say he stirred the pot just a liiiiiiittle more before leaving office. Something tells us Rendell’s performance over the past month (moreso than the past eight years) has basically been his casting try-out...

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XPN, World Cafe Under Attack By U.S. Congress?

XPN, World Cafe Under Attack By U.S. Congress?

When Juan Williams was fired by NPR for comments he made on Fox News, right wing media went nuts. Predictably, congressional members and other right wing leaders soon followed. Now a representative from Colorado and the Republican majority in the House are trying to cut funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which could have more of a local effect...

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DAILY GRINDER: Bad News, Not As Bad News

DAILY GRINDER: Bad News, Not As Bad News

Bad News: Police closed off 7th Street between Market and Arch after someone discovered white powder in a downtown federal building. The powder was deemed harmless. But still. [Inky] There were two stabbings in Northern Liberties last night – both happened on the western edge of the neighborhood. One 56-year-old man was found dead at 6 p.m., the other, a 31-year-old...

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The Phlog: 5-Alarm W. Philly Fire Displaces 100 Residents

The Phlog: 5-Alarm W. Philly Fire Displaces 100 Residents

Students will get a day off from Henry Lea Elementary after a 5-alarm fire on the 4800 block of Walnut Street ripped through an apartment complex last night. Nearly 160 firefighters fought the flames while it displaced almost 100 residents (Photo: Matt Petrillo).

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