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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Wine Kiosks Closed: The First Shot?

Wine Kiosks Closed: The First Shot?

So, the Liquor Control Board has “temporarily” closed its grocery store wine kiosks, which exist as something of a loophole in Pennsylvania weird commonwealth Quaker laws. And they’ve done so in the shadow of Tom Corbett’s administration quickly eclipsing what hope they had left of keeping liquor stores closed on Sundays, not past a certain time, and...

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DAILY GRINDER: Snow Ruins Football(?), FEMA To Clean Up, Keystone Exams, ‘Expert’ on Kensington Strangler

Well, they canceled a football game due to snow – before it even started snowing that much. WTF is that? Brian Hickey has a, I guess you’d call it a photoessay all about this ridiculousness. Will Bunch is pissed – high-minded-pissed to be exact. Governor Ed Rendell is all “Hell no,” too. You dropped the ball (ha!), Philly sports overlords. [DeadSpin/Attytood] Nevertheless,...

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Why Did Joseph Duda Burn 1,350 Gallons Of Gas In His City Car Last Year?

Why Did Joseph Duda Burn 1,350 Gallons Of Gas In His City Car Last Year?

City Commissioner Joseph Duda used 1,350 gallons of gas in his city-owned sedan in fiscal year 2010, at a cost to taxpayers of $2,860, according to city documents. That’s nearly a third of the 4,277 gallons total consumed by the Commissioners’ Office. Duda and Commission Chair Marge Tartaglione are the only folks in the Commissioners’ Office with...

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Administrator of “Kensington Strangler” Facebook Page Threatened

The search for the Kensington Strangler took an odd and dangerous turn earlier this week when on Sunday, an anonymous “fan” of the Facebook group “Catch the Kensington Strangler before he catches someone you love” erroneously—and sources say, purposefully and maliciously—posted a photograph of a guy named Triz Jeffries on the group’s wall and claimed...

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DAILY GRINDER: Specter Says So Long And Thanks For All The Partisanship

DAILY GRINDER: Specter Says So Long And Thanks For All The Partisanship

Grandpa Specter took no prisoners during his farewell speech to the Senate. Highlights: He admits we are “Ugly Americans,” as the Vindictives song suggests; Republicans are scared of not being extreme enough; he says filibusters should be real filibusters (from now on) in that, senators should debate rather than get their fake teeth cleaned during sessions....

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