Students At Drew Elementary Help Revamp Cafeteria Food

Students At Drew Elementary Help Revamp Cafeteria Food

Remember back in elementary school when eating cafeteria food meant forcing school district-sponsored slop down your gullet, washed down by syrupy chocolate milk and a cup of soggy peaches or pears floating in a soupy broth like dead fish? Word on the street is that cafeteria food has since improved (there’s really nowhere to go but up), but students at...

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‘Not only should Michael Vick be allowed to own a dog, he ought to be forced to, via court order’: Reactions To (Recent) Vick Controversy

We assume you heard about this: “I would love to have another dog in the future. I think it would be a big step for me in the rehabilitation process,” Vick said in an interview on TheGrio.com. Michael Vick is currently barred from owning a dog for the rest of his probation. Nevertheless, his comments sparked some controversy over the past couple...

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DAILY GRINDER: A Kinder Society, President’s House Lessons, Pulling the Plug on Electronic Billboard

CNN says while the South Philly High agreement is OK, what really needs to happen – according to their “experts” – are a number of other actions, such as prosecuting the bullies and getting parents to do more at-home monitoring. Oh, and a “kinder, gentler society.” Eureka. [CNN] Clarence Lusane, professor at American University and Huffington Post...

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People Speak, Council Listens– Sometimes

People Speak, Council Listens– Sometimes

Joe Rapone stood in front of City Council and glared ominously back and forth at the 17 members. “There’s something very suspicious here,” he said pointedly, just as his three minute comment time finished. Rapone and several other people testified at Council today against a bill that would change the zoning at the site of a proposed dialysis...

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Scouts’ Honor: Loss In Philly, Win In Washington

Scouts’ Honor: Loss In Philly, Win In Washington

For a city that’s often ahead of the curve as it comes to progressive legislation, today’s announcement regarding the Boy Scouts’ Logan Square Headquarters comes with a particular irony. Philly Clout is reporting Councilman Darrell Clark introduced legislation that would finally cap the controversial year in Philly’s Boy Scout troubles concerning allowing...

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DAILY GRINDER: South Philly High Agreement, Liquor Stores, Duck Boats, Judicial Hellholes

DAILY GRINDER: South Philly High Agreement, Liquor Stores, Duck Boats, Judicial Hellholes

It’s a year later. The U.S. Justice Department has gone through what went on at South Philly High a year ago and they, like everyone else, don’t like what they saw. They’ve made an agreement with the School District of Philadelphia requiring the district to “hire a consultant focused on preventing harassment and discrimination, will serve as a nationwide...

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City Government Plays Nice On Business Tax Reform

City Government Plays Nice On Business Tax Reform

After months of contentious back-and-forth with wildly opposing views on business tax reform, it seems that both sides of the debate have put aside their differences and are singing a different tune. Instead of today’s scheduled City Council hearing to discuss the bill proposed by Councilmembers Bill Green and Maria Quinones-Sanchez, Mayor Nutter held a...

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Watch: Eagles QB Michael Vick Stars In A Web Ad For Woodbury Nissan

He’s done it, folks. Michael Vick has gone from, in the words of Allie Rose Katz from this week’s cover story, “…dog fighting/torturing/executing ex-con, to controversial Eagles backup used only for gimmick plays, to perhaps the most valuable player in the league…” And in case you needed any more evidence as to how that is, check out this ad he’s...

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Are “75,000 Jobs” The “Death Panels” Of Business Tax Reform?

Are “75,000 Jobs” The “Death Panels” Of Business Tax Reform?

Today, the business privilege tax reform proposed by Council members Bill Green and Maria Quiñones-Sánchez won’t be voted on in committee as expected. Instead, it’s being held, perhaps to negotiate a compromise with the Nutter administration, which has opposed the bill. We’ll know more after a press conference this afternoon with Nutter, Council...

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DAILY GRINDER: Casey’s Oxymoronic Self-Definition May Foil Him Again

DAILY GRINDER: Casey’s Oxymoronic Self-Definition May Foil Him Again

Democrats are trying to push a new bill forward that would repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell but, apparently, it would also allow for abortions to be conducted on military bases by military personnel. And once again, the big question is whether Bob Casey’s conscience leans toward gays or fetuses. You’re the one who wanted to be a “pro-life Democrat,” pal....

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