Greene Found; Leaving Again

Greene Found; Leaving Again

That was close. We were sad in those days when Philadelphia Housing Authority executive director Carl Greene went missing. Well, he’s back. And in spite of being five months behind his mortgage payments, he’s in good spirits, too. And just like you, when you’re in good spirits, Greene has his heart set on taking an extended vacation. Just check...

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U.S. Conference of Mayors 2nd Vice President M. Nutt To Host ‘Digital City’ In October

U.S. Conference of Mayors 2nd Vice President M. Nutt To Host ‘Digital City’ In October

It’s been announced that on October 4-5, Mayor Michael Nutter, joined by the Fox School of Business, will host the Mayors’ Technology Summit here in Philly. The mayor’s site promises local, regional and national “policy makers” to share in the excitement and joy – 30-40 mayors and CIOs of “major American cities,” 10-15 technology company executives...

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Duck Boat Accident Families Visit River To Mourn

Duck Boat Accident Families Visit River To Mourn

Peter Schwendtner (left) & Aniko Takacs (center) lost their daughter, Dora, during a duck-boat accident in early July. (photo: Matt Petrillo)   Dora Schwendtner, 16, had been “waiting all her life” to leave her home in Germany and head to Philadelphia to participate in a student exchange program, her mother, Aniko Takacs, said yesterday at...

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Mayor Bloomberg Calls For More Immigrants, Supports Pa. Senate Candidate Joe Sestak

Mayor Bloomberg Calls For More Immigrants, Supports Pa. Senate Candidate Joe Sestak

Congressman Joe Sestak speaks to a North Philadelphia crowd next to NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg. (photo: Matt Petrillo) While Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is on vacation for another week (Come back…we misses you!), New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg stopped by Progress Plaza in North Philadelphia today to endorse Joe Sestak for Pa. Senate (remember when...

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MYSTERY: PHA Head Carl Greene Missing

MYSTERY: PHA Head Carl Greene Missing

It’s not everyday the Drudge Report picks up a story about you. Then again, it’s not everyday the head of a city’s housing authority gets foreclosed on. Philly.com is reporting that Philadelphia Housing Authority Executive Director Carl Greene’s friends and colleagues haven’t been able to get in touch with him. That includes former Mayor John F. Street,...

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Pennsylvania Tax Delinquents Go Public on The Interwebs

Pennsylvania Tax Delinquents Go Public on The Interwebs

Remember the whole “we’re going to embarrass you on the Internet” thing the PA government promised, over and over again? Turns out, they did it. Yesterday. Thirty-nine-thousand tax offenders are now listed by county and amount over at the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue’s website. And, dear god, if you have time to go through this thing, it’s...

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Hammernapping Update

There’s been a lot of crime happening in the city lately, but none ever before threatened the fate of Philadelphia’s favorite (and most innocent) sledgehammer. After allegedly stealing the Hammer of Glory and sending a ransom note last The Hammer of Glory (from "The Beer Hammer Of Glory" Facebook page). week to the Father of Philly Beer...

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Green Bucks To Pressure; The Sheriff’s Position Lives…

Green Bucks To Pressure; The Sheriff’s Position Lives…

We rumored that Sen. Anthony Williams (of Sen. Anthony Williams fame), may be running for mayor after (against?) the good Mayor Michael Nutter at some point. And if he already has the sort of clout that left Councilman Bill Green in a metaphoric corner, metaphorically crying his eyes out, we’re pretty sure we were onto something. At least metaphorically. Check...

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NYC Mayor Bloomberg To Endorse Joe Sestak

NYC Mayor Bloomberg To Endorse Joe Sestak

New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg will officially endorse our own Joe Sestak for Senate on Tuesday, when they hang together at the Progress Plaza in North Philly (at 9:45 a.m.). Both dudes are apparently enthralled with themselves (Bloomberg because his endorsement matters in Pennsylvania, Sestak because a politician has finally acknowledged his presence). So...

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U.S. Dept. of Education Tells Philly Students: You Need College to Succeed

U.S. Dept. of Education Tells Philly Students: You Need College to Succeed

Students at Arise Academy Charter High School sound off on what they love about their school. The U.S. Department of Education made Philadelphia its second stop on its “National Youth Listening Tour, which aims at scaring students into going to post-secondary school. The U.S. has fallen to 12th in the world in the number of college graduates, behind Canada,...

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