Posts Tagged ‘Ackerman’

DAILY GRINDER: Sunday Beer Hours Extended

The Pennsylvania Legislature voted yesterday to extend Sunday beer hours, in spite of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s “You’re gonna get raped” ad campaign. The way it was, you were only allowed to shop from noon until 5 p.m. Now, assuming Gov. Corbett spills some ink, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The PLCB doesn’t sell beer, though it does license beer distributors....

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DAILY GRINDER: State Senate Grants Mayor Nutter More Power

Remember last year’s awfulness that was the Carl Green/PHA/former Mayor Street dirty ditty? After it sort of ended, Mayor Michael Nutter insisted he should have more say over the Housing Authority. And guess what? The Pennsylvania Senate said OK! By a unanimous vote of 49-0, Mayor Nutter was approved to get the power to appoint all nine—not some of the five—members...

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DAILY GRINDER: West Philly Pre-Teens Accused of Attempted Rape

Three West Philly 10 and 11 year-olds turned themselves into the Philadelphia Special Victims Unit on Tuesday, and are charged with attempted rape and sexual assault. The three allegedly attacked a boy in a Bryant Elementary School. The alleged victim was an 8-year-old. New rule: If you want to be a bouncer in Philadelphia, you may need to get trained and licensed...

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DAILY GRINDER: Obvious Responses to Obama’s Speech from Nutter and Toomey

Well, President Barack Obama gave a speech last night, calling for an expensive jobs bill. After the speech, obvious people responded in obvious ways. Mayor Michael Nutter called the plan, “exactly what that this country, and certainly Philadelphia, needs to get our economy going, to get the unemployed back into the workforce, to invest in teachers, police...

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DAILY GRINDER: More Cracks in SEPTA

DAILY GRINDER: More Cracks in SEPTA

The SEPTA Silverliner trains still suck — and not just because workers at the South Phila plant regularly get their asses kicked by managers. Apparently a few of the trains have cracks in them, and they weren’t put there solely to match the Snyder subway Station. All the cracked trains are from the South Philadelphia plant, which has been a beacon of...

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DAILY GRINDER: Proof the Jury’s Still Out on Whether Cigarettes Kill

Cigarettes: Killer or savior? Police talked down a man who scaled the Vine Street Expressway fence last night (holding up traffic for more than an hour), after promising him a cigarette. Without the cig, he might be dead. Now he’s just chilling in the Hall-Mercer mental health facility. See? Proof. Just like the headline said. [Daily News] If the rumors...

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DAILY GRINDER: Corbett’s ‘Pig-Headed’ Anti-Shale Tax Policy

DAILY GRINDER: Corbett’s ‘Pig-Headed’ Anti-Shale Tax Policy

Philadelphia School Superintendent Arlene Ackerman received a death threat yesterday. It specifically said a bomb was going to be detonated at the district’s North Broad HQ today. No word on what, if anything, this has to do with the Inky’s ‘Assault on Learning’ series or the tussle over Ackerman wielding a chainsaw on the Daily News. We assume...

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PA Legislator To Introduce ‘Ackerman Bill’

PA Legislator To Introduce ‘Ackerman Bill’

State Rep. Michael McGeehan presumably does not like Philadelphia Superintendent Arlene Ackerman. The Northeast Philly politician tells Fox29 he plans on introducing a bill in the State House that wouldn’t allow superintendents to earn more than the governor. Currently, if you’re up to speed, Ackerman makes almost double the salary of Governor Tom Corbett....

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DAILY GRINDER: Who Has Less Than $3,000 In The Bank? A) You, B) The Philly GOP, C) All of the Above

Well, this makes no sense. Rep. Jim Gerlach and Montgomery Commissioner Bruce L. Castor are appealing to the Corbett Administration to stop the Barnes Museum move. Sorry, dudes. That ship has sailed. Have you been to the Parkway recently? [Inquirer] The Temple Law student who shot Edward DiDonato – nephew of Philly Republican leader Michael Meehan – was acquitted...

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Ackerman Makes a New Hire

Nothing could possibly go wrong here. Superintendent Ackerman has a new second position – deputy superintendent! And she’s named Leroy Nunery to the just-created position. We love when Ackerman appoints people. Though, in fairness, Nunery has got quite the resume. He’s the founder and principal at PlusUltre LLC, a consulting firm specializing in “unique,...

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