Posts Tagged ‘PPA’

DAILY GRINDER: Lawsuit Against Chickie’s and Pete’s Claims Skimming on Tips

A lawsuit filed against the owner of Chickie’s and Pete’s alleges the airport branch of the popular Philadelphia sports bar had a habit of taking credit card fees out of wait staff tips. That was actually commonplace in Philadelphia until about a year ago, when Councilman Jim Kenney sponsored legislation that made the restaurant eat the fee. The U.S. Department...

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DAILY GRINDER: Why Are Citizens Still Being Misled on Voter ID?

DAILY GRINDER: Why Are Citizens Still Being Misled on Voter ID?

Uh, yeah, so it turns out the state is still misleading people on the whole Voter ID thing. Be it “Show it” billboards and bus ads that have still been reported plastered up. Or the “Show it” TV commercials that’ve been slightly edited to not explicitly say ID is needed this election—but to note you may be asked for identification (and if so, who...

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DAILY GRINDER: Nutter Vetoes Finnegan’s Wake Balcony Plan

DAILY GRINDER: Nutter Vetoes Finnegan’s Wake Balcony Plan

Regular City Council sessions begin tomorrow. And first things first: Mayor Nutter has vetoed the zoning plan that would have allowed 61-foot balconies on Finnegan’s Wake at 3rd and Spring Garden streets, citing “dramatic dedication of the public right-of-way to a primarily private use” and neighborhood complaints. South Jersey bros revolt! The...

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DAILY GRINDER: PA Atheist to Desecrate Quran if ‘Year of Religious Diversity’ Resolution Passed

DAILY GRINDER: PA Atheist to Desecrate Quran if ‘Year of Religious Diversity’ Resolution Passed

Image: American Atheists Ernest Pearce V, the director of the state chapter of the American Atheists (the same group that put up the “Slaves, Obey Your Masters” billboard in Harrisburg) says if the House passes a new resolution in the fall, which would hilariously call 2012 the “Year of Religious Diversity” in addition to “Year of the Bible,”...

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DAILY GRINDER: Philly Police Spokesman in Shore Barfight

Philadelphia Police Lt. and spokesman Ray Evers was allegedly in a barfight in Avalon, New Jersey. He claims he was “assaulted by several people” early on June 17 and taken to a hospital. He says it’s no big deal, but he made a report and police are looking into it. A Northeast Philly man has been arrested for allegedly starving his elderly father to death....

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DAILY GRINDER: PPA Aide to Collect $522 Thousand DROP Payment

DAILY GRINDER: PPA Aide to Collect $522 Thousand DROP Payment

Fer Gregory / Shutterstock Philadelphia Parking Authority Aide Carl Ciglar will retire from his position next year with a six-figure pension and $522,183 in DROP cash. Hey, remember DROP? Defense has begun in the Philadelphia sexual abuse case, and the first witness, Msgr. Joseph Garvin, said Lynn recommended an abusive priest be transferred, but that the cardinal...

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DAILY GRINDER: Santorum Falls to Willard

DAILY GRINDER: Santorum Falls to Willard

Hey, a boring white guy won both the Michigan and Arizona primaries last night! This time, it was former Massachusetts governor and noted Wigpiece Mitt Romney, who some say is now all but the nominee. He beat former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum 41-38 in Michigan and destroyed him in Arizona, 47-26. There is now, officially, a Republican candidate who can...

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DAILY GRINDER: Philly Archdiocese Accused of Being ‘Unindicted Co-Conspirator’

Of course they are: Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney Mark Cipolletti accused the Philadelphia Archodiocese yesterday of being an “unindicted co-conspirator” in the case of priest abuse that’s set to go to trial in March. Monsignor William Lynn is being charged with conspiring with church officials to keep priests accused of sex abuse in ministry....

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DAILY GRINDER: PW Gets Shout-Out on *Daily Show* [UPDATED]

This article by the late Steven Wells regarding Republican sociopathism and reptilianism was mentioned on the Colbert Report Daily Show with John Stewart last night. We’ll have video up when we get it (or, if anyone knows where we can find one, like, right now, please let us know. We’ll provide you with a “hat tip.” You’ll be famous! UPDATE: HERE...

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PPA Undergoing ‘Sensitivity Training’—For Reals

PPA Undergoing ‘Sensitivity Training’—For Reals

The Philadelphia Parking Authority invited the media to their headquarters at 3101 Market Street earlier today for a presser on “PPA customer service initiatives and LGBT sensitivity training,” although that vaguery was all they initially offered. The eventual announcement of an undercover operation, new training for all employees and a neat-o back pocket...

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