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Joey Vento, Owner of Geno's Steaks, Dies of Heart Attack
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/23/11 7:59 pm | updated: 08/23/11 8:01 pm
 
Joey Vento, the colorful and sometimes controversial owner of the famous cheesesteak shop Geno's Steak at the equally famous corner of 9th and Passyunk in South Philly, has passed away tonight of a massive heart attack. He was 71.

Vento learned the cheeseteak business from his father, who started Jim's Steaks in the early 40s. Also, according to the Geno's website, Joey opened Geno's in 1966 "with $6 in his pocket, two boxes of steaks and some hot dogs." He choose to place his... Read More

 
 
Philadelphia Orchestra Adds Performances; Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin Increases Involement
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/22/11 8:31 pm | updated: 08/22/11 8:31 pm
 
New Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin, who begins with the Philadelphia Orchestra this season, has decided to increase his involvement and conduct more performances than previously scheduled.

The added 4th subscription week Nézet-Séguin is volunteering this season and 2 additional weeks next year, shows his dedication and confidence in supporting this Orchestra's future as an organization. His duty as music director here is in addition to his titled positions at the... Read More
 
 
Former Phillie Jim Thome hits 600th Career Home Run
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/15/11 11:41 pm | updated: 08/16/11 9:41 am
 
Former Phillie ('03-'05) Jim Thome, 40, now playing for the Minnesota Twins, became only the 8th player to have hit 600 home runs for their career. That came tonight after hitting a 3 run shot to left field off Daniel Schiereth in the 7th inning at Comerica Park in Detroit. Despite giving the Twins the 9-5 lead, Tigers fans cheered him as he rounded the bases on this monumental occasion. Thome had hit #599 on his previous at bat in the 6th inning, that was a two-run shot.

"It's... Read More
 
 
Teen Curfew Begins in Philadelphia and will be Enforced
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/12/11 7:31 pm | updated: 08/12/11 7:31 pm
 
Beginning tonight at 9 pm the extended earlier curfew for teens 18 and under took effect in Center City and University City. Additional police patrol on foot, bike, and mount will be on patrol to enforce and pick up violators.

This new curfew is all in an effort by Chief Ramsey's police force to curb the teen mobs that have become an increasing problem for businesses and the public at large. The hope is to help reduce the random violence and vandalism that pops up with these... Read More
 
 
Perseid Meteor Showers Poised for show in Philly Skies
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/11/11 11:15 am | updated: 08/11/11 11:15 am
 
Every August as the Earth's orbit takes it through the remains of the comet Swift-Tuttle, we are treated to a dramatic show of meteors streaking through the sky called the Perseids. Named because they seem to radiate from the constellation Perseus, these meteors will peak as always in the early morning hours of Friday August 12th and Saturday August 13th.

It is not uncommon to see up to 50 meteors an hour with the Perseids, unfortunately however this year, the moon will be... Read More
 
 
London Riots leave Indie Label Warehouse Burnt to the Ground
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/10/11 5:14 pm | updated: 08/10/11 5:14 pm
 
On Tuesday, August 9 at 4:00am GMT on the third night of these increasingly senseless riots, the distribution warehouse for Sony/PIAS was set ablaze in North London. It was a 3 story/20,000 sq.ft facility mainly used by PIAS, a distribution company, that deals mainly with indie labels and stored cd's and vinyl for more that 150 labels on site.

Indie labels that had their releases being stored include XL Recordings, Beggars, Domino, Wall Of Sound, Warp Defected, Sunday Best, Big... Read More
 
 
Forbes releases 2011 Top College Rankings, Philadelphia area Schools in Top 20
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 08/03/11 8:03 pm | updated: 08/03/11 8:03 pm
 
Forbes magazine has released it's annual rankings of colleges and universities. The rankings are based on five categories which include postgraduate success (30%), which evaluates alumni pay and prominence; student satisfaction (27.5%), which includes professor evaluations and freshman-to-sophomore retention rates; debt (17.5%), which penalizes schools for high student debt loads and default rates; four-year graduation rates (17.5%); and competitive awards (7.5%), which rewards schools whose... Read More
 
 
Phillies activate Polanco, Pence in lineup tonight
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 07/30/11 12:30 pm | updated: 07/30/11 12:30 pm
 
Third baseman Placido Polanco has been activated for tonight's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He's been on the DL since July 15th with lower back inflammation, and just completed a two game rehab assignment. In order to make room for him on the roster, RF Domonic Brown has been optioned down to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He will start tonight for the IronPigs.

Newly acquired Hunter Pence will start in right field tonight for the Phillies. Right hand reliever Drew Carpenter... Read More
 
 
Phillies and Eagles land top talent with Pence and Asomugha
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 07/30/11 12:42 am | updated: 07/30/11 12:42 am
 
It was a huge Friday in the Philly sports world, and that doesn't count anything that actually happened on the field.

Philadelphia Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. pulled off another great mid-summer deal sending prospects Jarred Cosart, Jonathan Singleton, Josh Zeid and a player to be named to the Houston Astros for All-Star Right Fielder Hunter Pence. This season Pence is hitting .309, with 11 HR, 62 RBI, .356 OBP, and .472 slugging. The right handed bat is a welcomed addition to... Read More
 
 
PA Turnpike to Raise Cash Tolls
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 07/21/11 11:37 am | updated: 07/21/11 11:37 am
 
Starting January 1, 2012 the tolls on the PA turnpike will be hiked 10% for all those paying cash. There will be no change in the toll rate for EZpass lanes.

The Turnpike commission is hoping to raise revenues by $23 million or about 3% with this toll increase. Increases have also been approved for 2013 and 2014.

The revenue generated by tolls goes towards the operations of the turnpike system. Money that the public can usually see in action in the form of road... Read More
 
 
 
 
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