Another Philly Cop Bites The Dust

Another Philly Cop Bites The Dust

Police Commissioner Ramsey has got to be tired of this: Some Philly cop got all Philly cop-ish and might’ve kicked some chick’s ass over hockey, or something. The Philadelphia PD sent us this press release yesterday all about how Officer Damien Walto, 30, was arrested on Friday. The arrest stems from aggravated assault, possessing an “instrument of crime,”...

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Jihad’s Been Declared On Carl Greene And Everyone’s Invited!

Jihad’s Been Declared On Carl Greene And Everyone’s Invited!

Philadelphia Housing Authority head Carl Greene is uber important. In fact, his employees get money deducted from their paychecks that go toward their 401K gifts and laser tag parties for their boss. Seriously. Remember yesterday we were all bent out of shape because Greene is an alleged serial sexual harasser? And how before that, we didn’t understand why...

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Oh No: Now PHA Head Greene Accused of ‘Serial Predatory Sexual Misconduct’

Oh No: Now PHA Head Greene Accused of ‘Serial Predatory Sexual Misconduct’

“I know you don’t want to kiss me,” Philadelphia Housing Director Carl Greene allegedly told Elizabeth Helm, a PHA architect, on April 12 at the bar of the Prime Rib restaurant. And though Greene allegedly understood Helm’s lack of mutual attraction, he “grabbed her and forcibly did so,” according to a letter from Helm’s attorney, John M. Elliot. You...

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Bike Share Demonstrations Next Week

Bike Share Demonstrations Next Week

Because in spite of Jersey drivers in the city for the day who don’t look in their side mirrors before opening their doors, riding a bicycle can be fun. And it’s about to get better (if you want it). Bike Share Philadelphia is going to be holding demonstrations all next week, showing off their “stuff.” Be there, if for nothing else, to show the cool kids...

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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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