Council Hosts Sorority Party, To Kill “Blogger Tax?”

Council Hosts Sorority Party, To Kill “Blogger Tax?”

Slow day in City Council today, so Marian Tasco and Blondell Reynolds Brown threw a sorority party, inviting their sisters from Delta Sigma Theta up to take pictures and do keg-stands (only one of those statements is true). The Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition was also honored for being awesome in the normal self-congratulatory opening moments of...

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Drexel Doc Discusses Link Between Black Men & HIV/AIDS

PhillyNow column in our Nov. 3 print edition: Last week, City Council held hearings to discuss the ongoing, if little talked about, AIDS crises in Philadelphia, especially within black communities. The key statistics, from the Department of Public Health: 19,237 people in Philadelphia are living with HIV/AIDS, or 1.3 percent of the total population; 12,741...

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Daily Grinder: Pay For Your Own Damn Ballot Initiative

Daily Grinder: Pay For Your Own Damn Ballot Initiative

Alan Butkovitz announced yesterday that “city officials haven’t been able to confirm if $164 million in real estate taxes has been transferred electronically to the city over the past five years.” And on Tuesday, The People’s people of Philadelphia voted to borrow $106 million to pay for, you know, just…stuff. Happy? [AP/Center Daily] When Republicans...

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Nutter Shaves Goatee, Appoints New RDA Director

Nutter Shaves Goatee, Appoints New RDA Director

Breaking news: Mayor Nutter has shaved off his goatee! And we forgot the camera. Unfortunately we weren’t able to catch up with the mayor personally to ask about this ground-breaking new development, but the Press Office tells us the shaving probably took place yesterday as part of an election day haircut. No word yet on whether Nutter plans on regrowing...

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Election Hangover: Young Voters Are Back, GOP Swipes State House

By now, every Democrat in the country has already swallowed the bitter pill of the Republicans running shit again (or causing mass gridlock since Dems still barely control the Senate). So while the Democrats are licking their wounds, why not throw on a little salt? Not only did a Republican take the governor’s mansion as well as Arlen’s old seat,...

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Your New Governor’s “Role Model”

Last night, Governor-Elect Corbett called New Jersey Governor Chris Christie his “role model.” This is scary, not much different than what Corbett said he was going to do in the first place and if you were worried about crumbling bridges, SEPTA going tokenless and other infrastructure projects, continue worrying. If you’re a teacher, DUCK! Because Chris...

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Voter Turnout Low Across Philadelphia

Voter Turnout Low Across Philadelphia

If Election Day comes, but no one comes out to vote, did it really happen? In traveling to several different polling locations across Philadelphia, the lack of enthusiasm was stunning. Sure, there were campaign signs plastered around the city, but where was the vaunted ground game that Bob Brady promised? A guy armed with a megaphone in a minivan shouted at people...

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Liveblogging: The Midterm Elections

Liveblogging: The Midterm Elections

6:50: First thing’s first. Welcome, and be glad Pennsylvania’s Exit Polls aren’t leaking all over the net. Yet. Otherwise we’d have to deal with shit like this: It’s from Drudge, if you’re not aware of the infamous “Drudge siren.” And those states’ polls aren’t even closed yet. That being said, our polls actually close at 8. We’ll...

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Daily Grinder: Your Midterm Election Day, So Far

Daily Grinder: Your Midterm Election Day, So Far

Here’s your election roundup, as of, say, 2:30pm. More to follow… Philly.com Some poll workers in Abington Township think people are voting a straight party ticket because they’re upset over the partisanship performed by the Republicans and their Astroturf army in the tea party. Others just like to vote for change, every time they vote. Jon Runyan may get...

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Philly: GOTV or STFU – Voting Info

Here’s what you need to know about today’s elections. First off, vote. If you don’t, read the headline. Polls opened this morning at 7am and will stay that way until 8pm tonight. If you’re in line by 8pm, you’re good. They’ll stay open for you. If you don’t know where your voting place is, check out these sites: Where To Vote Google Voting Maps Bring...

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