40 Percent Of You Came Out, 100 Percent Of You Will Be Sad

40 Percent Of You Came Out, 100 Percent Of You Will Be Sad

Elections have consequences. And Philly, your get-out-the-vote effort of 30-40 percent is going to be felt for years to come, both at the state and federal levels. “Philadelphia’s kind of a world of its own,” Sean Scully, deputy policy director of the Committee of Seventy told us before the election. “It doesn’t always feel very connected to the rest...

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Daily Grinder: Eat Your Birthday Cake

Daily Grinder: Eat Your Birthday Cake

Blame Michelle Obama for this one: The Pennsylvania State Board of Education is considering voting on new nutrition guidelines for food served at school. What’s that mean for you? Little. But your kids, they’re fucked. No more candy, cupcakes and cookies at school birthday parties. “The rules would limit the number of parties to one classroom birthday...

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SEPTA Declares War On Slippery Tracks

SEPTA Declares War On Slippery Tracks

After announcing how federal stimulus money has put 2,045 people to work for SEPTA, the Authority has new goals in its sites: Not allowing its trains to derail and result in the murder of all their passengers. A worthy endeavor if we’ve ever heard one. PHILADELPHIA, PA (November 8, 2010) – Classic fall weather has settled in over the Philadelphia region,...

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Daily Grinder: How About A Story About A Bridge?

Daily Grinder: How About A Story About A Bridge?

The South Street Bridge opened Saturday – Aaron Kase was there. [PhillyNow] On Saturday night/Sunday morning (it was 2:47 a.m.), three men – 30-year-old Charles Hyson, 25-year-old Kyle Segeske and an unidentified 16-year-old – attempted to be the first to spray paint said bridge. They were caught. They’re facing charges for property damage and fleeing...

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South Street Bridge Open For Business

South Street Bridge Open For Business

The South Street Bridge was packed today. Haven’t heard that in a while, have you? Crowds, which conservative estimates place at a “shitload,” turned out on foot and on bicycle this afternoon to check out the newly reopened bridge. Everything you heard is all true! Bike lanes! Wide sidewalks! Spectacular views of Center City! Truely an urban...

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Mounted Policemen On The Comeback Trail

Mounted Policemen On The Comeback Trail

Looking for a great way to spend $2 million of the Police Department’s money? Well, Mayor Nutter and Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey put their heads together and came up with…bringing back the Mounted Police Unit. The announcement was made yesterday at a press conference at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, with many...

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Philly Media, Police Get It Wrong In Old City Hotel Murder Story

Philly Media, Police Get It Wrong In Old City Hotel Murder Story

Playing the role of PC Police is never our first inclination, especially on this blog. But the recent revelation of a “transgender prostitute” being the main suspect in an Old City arson murder needs to be checked out. To set the scene: 49-year-old Patrick Brady’s body was discovered in a blaze at the Omni Hotel in Old City on Oct. 30. According to Philadelphia...

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South Street Bridge Re-Opens Tomorrow – Details!

South Street Bridge Re-Opens Tomorrow – Details!

We’re generally pretty cynical when it comes to infrastructure improvements around the city. But we’ve got to say, even though we – like you and everyone we know – have yet to walk across the thing, the new-and-improved South Street Bridge sounds like it’s going to be pretty badass. And in spite of not being able to take an easy shot from Franklin...

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Go Fuck Yourself: PW Celebrates Sex Toy Day

Go Fuck Yourself: PW Celebrates Sex Toy Day

The dildos were spread out across PW’s conference table. “You’d think with the whole sex-toy thing I’d sell a lot of vibrators, but I really don’t,” says Jamie Mitchell, owner of Blush Parties, a 2-year-old start-up. Mitchell and her six employees attend bachelorette parties, bridal showers and girls’ nights out to play risque games and...

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Better Late Than Never? ACLU Sues City Over “Stop And Frisk”

Better Late Than Never? ACLU Sues City Over “Stop And Frisk”

Since Mayor Nutter deployed his Stop and Frisk policy, crime has dropped. Of course, crediting “Stop and Frisk” — the process by which police officers may essentially pat you down on the street if you’re, well, suspicious — to an overall decrease in crime throughout the city is mad, but when people discuss the success of such policies, these...

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