DAILY GRINDER: Happy New Year! Here’s What To Look Forward To in 2011

DAILY GRINDER: Happy New Year! Here’s What To Look Forward To in 2011

Governor Ed Rendell approved $100 million for more than 40 infrastructure and other projects in Philadelphia as a parting gift to the city whose football team he loves so. All the money’s being taken from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program and recipients “must submit [final paperwork] by January 14, 2011,” a mere four days before Governor-Elect...

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This Should Scare You Straight As You Ring In The New Year

This Should Scare You Straight As You Ring In The New Year

Celebrating stuff is fun, right? Right. So, do us a favor. When you celebrate, be safe, and keep the following chart in mind. That is all. Happy New Year.

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Snow Cleanup Improved In South Philly But Far From Perfect

Snow Cleanup Improved In South Philly But Far From Perfect

As the first snowflakes began to fall late Sunday morning, the first thought that came to my mind was, “shit, I live in South Philly, I’m going to be stranded for a week”. After all, the city has had a rough year with snow removal and they were completely and utterly ill-equipped last winter when it seemed like we averaged a blizzard per week....

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Looking To 2011, Reports of Stimulus Cash Drying Up…Nutter Responds

Looking To 2011, Reports of Stimulus Cash Drying Up…Nutter Responds

The Daily News and WHYY’s “It’s Our Money” combined project have a semi-scathing piece this morning about losing our stimulus cash in the new year. The federal reporting rules make an exact stimulus-created jobs figure for city residents very difficult to calculate, but a conservative estimate would be in the thousands. A recent report from the Keystone...

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DAILY GRINDER: As 2011 Approaches, Arlen Specter And Christine O’Donnell Are Down; Tucker Carlson Finally Gets Some Attention

DAILY GRINDER: As 2011 Approaches, Arlen Specter And Christine O’Donnell Are Down; Tucker Carlson Finally Gets Some Attention

Public Policy Polling: Arlen Specter is leaving office a hated man. The second worst “net approval” rating in the entire senate, with -31. Twenty-nine percent approval, 60 percent disapproval. Your Bob Casey is at 36 percent approval, 40 percent disapproval, which goes to show what we’ve been saying all along: An entire 24 percent of Pennsylvanians have...

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Pro-Life Bob Casey Attacked by Pro-Life Advocacy Groups

Pro-Life Bob Casey Attacked by Pro-Life Advocacy Groups

Recent reports of pro-life advocates going after seeming pro-life Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) in his 2012 re-election bid have been popping up lately. This is either surprising or the exact opposite, depending on how cynical you are about politicians and those who attack them during election seasons. Casey was elevated to office in 2006 after voters realized he...

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Is City Commissioner Joseph Duda a Jersey Shore Resident?

Is City Commissioner Joseph Duda a Jersey Shore Resident?

Last week we wondered why City Commissioner Joseph Duda would use up 1,350 gallons of (tax-payer funded) gas in his city car last year. Depending on the gas mileage and how often Duda comes into work, that suggests a commute of a least 100 miles per day, unless he’s using the car for some mysterious work function that no one will bother to explain. How...

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DAILY GRINDER: Today’s Innovators

DAILY GRINDER: Today’s Innovators

First off is the City of Philadelphia. The Christmas tree recycling program begins Monday. That means you can drop your Christmas trees at Streets Department Sanitation Centers located all over the city (not to be left curbside!) Check out the Streets Department website to find the center near you. Unless you’re not “green.” You are green, right? [CBS/Phila.gov] The...

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Don’t Let The PA House Ruin Your Buzz: There’s A War On K2

Don’t Let The PA House Ruin Your Buzz: There’s A War On K2

Are you new to the city? Don’t have a dealer yet? Then for the time being, you’re probably smoking K2. K2 is a brand of “synthetic cannabis,” often referred to as “Spice.” Long story short: It’s not weed, it’s legal and it gets you high. It’s sold as incense. It’s made by spreading chemicals on “random plant material and packaged sometimes...

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DAILY GRINDER: Ed Rendell’s Football And Other Related Woes

DAILY GRINDER: Ed Rendell’s Football And Other Related Woes

First up: Quick reminders. As of 9 p.m. last night, the city’s snow emergency is deemed over. If you were supposed to put your trash out yesterday, you have to wait until January 3. If you’re going to the Eagles game tonight, SEPTA’s got a “Sports Express” in which trains will be leaving from Fern Rock every 10 minutes between 6:08 p.m. and 7:38 p.m....

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