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Transgender Policy at Philadelphia Schools; Health Dept Shuts Two Eateries; SEPTA Summer Schedule
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/17/16 8:39 am | updated: 06/17/16 8:39 am
 
The School Reform Commission of the School District of Philadelphia announced Thursday they have approved a policy detailing the rights of transgender and gender non-conforming students. Superintendent, Dr. William R. Hite says "Every student deserves to know their rights will be recognized and upheld at school. Students may be addressed by names and pronouns corresponding to their gender identity in interactions with other students and staff, and written records, including class rosters,... Read More
 
 
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Stream Firefly Music Festival 2016 LIVE this Weekend. Watch or Listen.
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/17/16 2:01 am | updated: 06/17/16 2:01 am
 
Can't make it to The Woodlands at Dover Downs this weekend for the 5th Annual Firefly Music Festival? Well you will be able to stay safe from the sun, mud, and dust and watch select sets live from the security of the couch or even backyard. Don't miss headliners Kings of Leon, deadmau5, and Mumford & Sons. Other acts of note include Death Cab for Cutie, A$AP Rocky, Blink-182, and Earth, Wind, and Fire. Check out the schedule below for artists and set times. You will also be able to listen to... Read More

 
 
Culture
Firefly Music Festival 2016 Returns to Dover; Kings of Leon, Florence + the Machine, Mumford Sons
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/17/16 1:29 am | updated: 06/17/16 1:29 am
 
The Firefly Music Festival has returned to the Woodlands at Dover Downs for its 5th straight year with 90,000 people expected to attend. The 2016 edition will feature the usual amenities and attractions. Over 100 acts are scheduled to play on 7 different stages from Thursday night to Sunday spaning indie rock, alternative, hip hop, and electronic. This year's headliners include King of Leon on Friday (who are back after being rained out in 2015), Florence & The Machine and Deadmau5 on Saturday,... Read More

 
 
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Soda Tax Passed, New NJ Attorney General
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 06/16/16 10:33 pm | updated: 06/16/16 10:33 pm
 
Philadelphia has become the first major U.S. city to pass a tax on soda. City council approved the 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on all sweetened beverages by 13-4, a wider margin than expected. The tax is expected to raise $91-million. The mayor plans to sign the bill Monday, but it won't take effect until January, because he anticipated a court challenge and says he's ready to fight.

New Jersey will soon have its fifth attorney general serving as part of the Christie... Read More
 
 
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Soda and Beverage Tax Passes Philly City Council; Man Shot in Olney, Phillies P Alec Asher Suspended
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/16/16 5:12 pm | updated: 06/16/16 5:12 pm
 
Philadelphia became the first major U.S. city to pass a tax on soda and other sugary drinks when City Council voted 13-4 in favor this afternoon. Mayor Jim Kenney had proposed a 3 cents/ounce tax on sugary drinks that would primarily pay for universal Pre-K, community schools, and recreation centers. Some of the funds would also go to bolstering the city fund balance. Council amended the bill to 1.5 cents/ounce on sugary drinks and diet beverages. This comes at the end of months of... Read More

 
 
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PTSD Treatment with Pot in NJ; Man Shoots Suspected Thief; Carson Wentz Locked in a Bathroom
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/16/16 10:15 am | updated: 06/16/16 10:15 am
 
Post-traumatic stress disorder would qualify New Jersey residents for treatment with marijuana under legislation being considered in the Assembly. The Democrat-led Assembly is scheduled to vote on the bill today. If approved, it would head to the Senate for its consideration.

A man caught trying to break into a car ended up being chased and shot by the car's owner in Bucks County. About 5am today a homeowner saw a man breaking into his car. He chased the suspect who got into a... Read More

 
 
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Lawncrest Hit and Run Video, Akyra Murray Vigil, Wentz Bathroom Incident
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 06/15/16 10:48 pm | updated: 06/15/16 10:48 pm
 
The Philadelphia Police Department is now sharing video of a car involved in a hit-and-run accident that killed a local teenager. Police say the car that fatally struck 17-year-old Markalyah Jackson can be seen in the video, traveling north on Roosevelt Boulevard, just before the accident took place. Authorities are looking for a silver, early 2000s model Chevy Venture minivan. The high school senior was struck late Monday night. She was crossing at Adams Avenue in Lawncrest. Police have... Read More
 
 
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Explosion in South Philly, All Clear; Gov. Wolf Orders Removal of Confederate Flag; Boy in FL Found
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/15/16 5:31 pm | updated: 06/15/16 5:31 pm
 
An explosion rocked South Philadelphia this afternoon leaving one injured. It happened around 3:15 p.m. at Veolia North America's Schuylkill Station steam facility at 26th and Christian Streets in Gray's Ferry. A boiler exploded at the steam and electricity plant. All employees were able to evacuate safely. Philadelphia Fire responded quickly and initially treated it as a hazardous materials incident. Neighbors were told to stay inside before the all clear was given. There was no fire.... Read More

 
 
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Disney Vacation Tragedy; Fake Firefighter Robs Popeye's; 76ers Work Out Brown
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/15/16 10:22 am | updated: 06/15/16 10:22 am
 
More frightening news out of Orlando, Florida. This time at a Disney resort. A two-year-old boy was dragged into a lake by an alligator. It happened along the shoreline of the Seven Seas Lagoon near Disney's Grand Floridian Resort. The child, on vacation with his family from Nebraska was playing in about one foot of water when the gator grabbed him. The boy's father struggled with the alligator but it escaped and dragged the boy into the lake. The search for the boy continued this... Read More

 
 
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LaBelle, Gamble, Huff Get Marian Anderson Award; Body Found Handcuff in Park; 5 Shot in Wilmington
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/14/16 11:42 pm | updated: 06/14/16 11:42 pm
 
Mayor Jim Kenney along with the award's Board of Directors announced this year's recipients of the Marian Anderson Award. The award recognizes critically acclaimed artists who not only have had great artistic achievements but have positively impacted society through their work, service, or support of important causes. This year there will be multiple recipients. Philadelphia R&B singer Patti LaBelle along with Sound of Philadelphia producers Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff. Past recipients... Read More

 
 
 
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