#SNOW: All SEPTA buses suspended; where to drink

#SNOW: All SEPTA buses suspended; where to drink

Well, it’s hashtag-snow out there. SEPTA has done a lot of well-predicted canceling, as have schools and some area businesses. Below, check out a press release from SEPTA sent out at 10:49 a.m. BUS: All city and suburban bus service remains suspended until further notice. Service was suspended starting at10 a.m. due to deteriorating weather conditions....

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Scrapple News: Sochi Hunger Olympics

Scrapple News: Sochi Hunger Olympics

In December, we re-introduced you to AP Ticker and Scrapple News, a Philly-based comedy news program produced by some hilarious people in the Northern Liberties Scrapple TV studio. Well, be prepared to not miss another episode, because we’ll be regularly featuring it here. (It’s already available on YouTube and is linked through other local sites,...

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How the governor’s accidental tweet introduced me to “C%#t Show”

How the governor’s accidental tweet introduced me to “C%#t Show”

Whoops: Governor Tom Corbett’s official Twitter page accidentally tweeted out a link Tuesday to a Southern California-based podcast known as I Love Lard. Adding insult to injury, the governor’s feed specifically linked to an episode of I Love Lard titled “Cunt Show.” The tweet with said link, shown below, was accompanied by a photo of the...

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Gov candidate Schwartz: Decriminalize marijuana in PA

Gov candidate Schwartz: Decriminalize marijuana in PA

Only one Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate supports the full legalization of marijuana, but the rest could probably be split up into who’s for decriminalizing small amounts of the stuff, and who isn’t. During a lengthy discussion with Philadelphia Weekly on Monday, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz revealed that not only is she in favor of medical marijuana at...

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What each PA Governor candidate raised per endorsement vote

What each PA Governor candidate raised per endorsement vote

Like this, except more. The Pennsylvania Democratic Party met this weekend to make its endorsement in the 2014 gubernatorial and lieutenant governor’s race. The party put together a committee of Dems from all 67 Pennsylvania counties, and the candidate reaching 221 total votes got the party’s endorsement. No one won. After several votes, no one could get...

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Is it time to repeal Voter ID?

Is it time to repeal Voter ID?

Pennsylvania’s Voter ID law was recently ruled illegal by a judge and good luck making it a campaign issue in 2014—so, is it time to repeal the law for good? Last month, a Pennsylvania judge ruled that Pennsylvania’s Voter ID law was illegal, noting, “Voting laws are designed to assure a free and fair election; the Voter ID Law does not further this goal.” Gov....

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Brian Sims makes surprise endorsement in Northeast Philly

Brian Sims makes surprise endorsement in Northeast Philly

Each morning, reporters get emails from politicians and challengers from all over the state, noting their own slanted news of the day, and who’s endorsing whom. On Thursday morning, I was surprised to see that State Rep. Brian Sims would be endorsing Northeast Philly activist Jared Solomon in his challenge against State Rep. Mark Cohen for the state’s 202nd...

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Daylin Leach’s awesome week in fight for Northeast Philly seat

Daylin Leach’s awesome week in fight for Northeast Philly seat

Leach interviewed by a cool dude. (Photo: Hempland Security) The week after State Sen. Daylin Leach held a hearing on legalizing a form of medical cannabis for human consumption in Pennsylvania, his campaign is raking in the endorsements. Earlier today, the liberal Montgomery County politician won a four-way vote of MoveOn.org members in his run for Pennsylvania’s...

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WATCH: The Panic Hour hit the Wing Bowl

We thought there was nothing left to say about the Wing Bowl. It’s gross, it’s stupid, it’s terrible, whatever. But then N.A. Poe and other members of comedy/media troupe The Panic Hour woke up early as hell, took the subway to South Philly, and had themselves a look, asking drunk attendees questions like, “Bigger hero: Bradley Manning or Peyton Manning?”...

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Greater Philadelphia Hunger Coalition responds to food stamp cuts

Greater Philadelphia Hunger Coalition responds to food stamp cuts

The U.S. Senate passed a long-stalled farm bill on Tuesday that will reduce food stamp benefits to the poor by $8.6 billion, affecting 850,000 American households—175,000 of which are in Pennsylvania. Does that number sound disproportionate? That’s because the cuts are spread across just 15 states, and while they’re not as severe as the cuts originally...

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