Daily Grinder: All The Potential New Council Members, So Far

Can you feel it? It’s that time of year, again. The time of year in which the Philadelphia media starts speculating about how hard the city gets pounded, ripped off and downright assaulted by the next set (see: same set, just tweeked) of City Council members. First off, PhillyClout/The Philadelphia Daily News are all over this today. Anna Verna, who makes...

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Save Our Schools: Bryson Institute Aims for Safe Places, Safe Spaces

Save Our Schools: Bryson Institute Aims for Safe Places, Safe Spaces

There’s bullying in Philly schools? No shit, right? Last week PW took a look at the struggles of gay youth navigating their way through hostile classrooms and hallways. As you may have guessed, “accepting” and “tolerant” weren’t quite the experiences most of them described. School District policy states that school bullying...

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Daily Grinder: McFadden’s May Be Douchier Than Originally Thought

Daily Grinder: McFadden’s May Be Douchier Than Originally Thought

Since Governor Ed Rendell spied on you while you slept using a U.S.-Israeli terrorism company, the ACLU is trying to make sure Governor-Elect Corbett won’t do the same thing. His response: C’mon! Trust me! i.e. “I don’t see (issuing) a whole lot of executive orders unless they are absolutely necessary,” Corbett said. “I don’t think you...

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Nutter Announces EnergyWorks Initiative

Nutter Announces EnergyWorks Initiative

Standing in the lobby of the tallest “green” building in the country, Mayor Nutter spoke glowingly of an initiative that he hopes will lead Philadelphia to becoming a mecca of greenness. EnergyWorks, which will help homeowners and business owners to save energy and money through energy efficiency improvements, was announced with great aplomb by M....

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The Problem With The Bykofsky-Olbermann-Carlson Thing

In today’s national media world, there’s little information left that doesn’t start as a small piece of news from the Associated Press or as a press release or, whatever. News travels so fast through the Internet and phone that there’s just a select few who can actually find brand new information, and it’s usually either the Associated Press or...

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Save Our Schools: Philly Students Host Youth Power Summit To Campaign for Non-Violence

Save Our Schools: Philly Students Host Youth Power Summit To Campaign for Non-Violence

The banquet hall is a-rockin’. A young man stands at the front of the expansive room with a mic, chanting, “When I say youth, you say power!” He’s got the ear of over 200 middle and high school students, scattered at tables around the hall. “Youth!” the young man exhorts. “Power!” the room shouts back. “Youth!” “POWER!” The...

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Guess Who’s The Poster Child For A Potential 2012 Republigeddon?

Guess Who’s The Poster Child For A Potential 2012 Republigeddon?

It’s everyone’s favorite mute senator from Pennsylvania: Bob Casey Jr.! The pro-life Democrat who beat the ever-psychotic (now with glasses!) Rick Santorum in 2006 by not being Rick Santorum is the file image that’s going along with an AP-by-way-of-HuffPost article all about how 2012 could be for Democrats what 2008 was for Republicans: A round two slaughter. The...

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Mumia Abu Jamal Case Sparks International Attention [VIDEO]

Mumia Abu Jamal Case Sparks International Attention [VIDEO]

British Mumia Abu-Jamal supporters demonstrated today in front of the U.S. Embassy in London. After nearly 30 years since his conviction, Mumia Abu-Jamal made it back to appeals court this afternoon in Philadelphia. A rally in front of the Old City courthouse attracted Abu-Jamal supporters from around the world, although the three-panel judge court can take...

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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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