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Councilman Kenney's $29k Twitter Help, Estrogen Cancer Link, Romney Lead Widens
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 04/04/12 4:00 am | updated: 04/04/12 4:00 am
Would you pay someone to Tweet for you? According to, Phialdelphia City Councilman Jim Kenney paid a PR firm $29,000 in taxpayer money. No other Council member uses an outside contractor for Twitter help. And Kenney already has one of the priciest staffs on Council including 10 staff totalling $654,000 in salaries.

Give the Councilman a holler @JimFKenney on Twitter.

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Virgin Mary Returns to Camden, PHL Airport Suspect Out, Romney Closes on Nomination
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 04/03/12 5:45 pm | updated: 04/03/12 5:45 pm
The Virgin Mary is overlooking Camden again. The statue of the Blessed Mother atop Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital was damaged when an earthquake shook the Philadelphia region last August. Yesterday, cranes lifted the statue back into place, where she has stood for over 60 years.

The man arrested at Philly airport at security last week with explosives has been released on house arrest. Joseph Picklo of Dallas, PA also tested positive for drugs and will have to wear an ankle... Read More
April is Jazz Appreciation Month in Philly
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 04/03/12 5:04 pm | updated: 04/03/12 5:09 pm
Jazz Appreciation Month is set aside every April "to draw greater public attention to the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz and its importance as an American cultural heritage. In addition, JAM is intended to stimulate the current jazz scene and encourage people of all ages to participate in jazz". It was started in 2002 by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. This marks the second year that Philadelphia is officially joining in JAM activities.

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Virgin Mary tops Lourdes Hospital Camden, Mumia Abu-Jamal Appeal Denied, Battleship New Jersey Rally
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 04/03/12 1:13 pm | updated: 04/03/12 1:13 pm
Today crews lifted the top three sections of the statue of the Virgin Mary back on top of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden. The statue has stood atop the hospital for more than six decades but was damaged last August by the unusual earthquake felt up and down the east coast. It was brought down by crane in November when cracks were discovered. $65,000 in funds were raised to cover the insurance deductible from all across Camden. The statue sits on the highest point in the city and is... Read More
Firefighters Deliver Baby, Sunoco Bidders May Save Jobs, Philadelphia County Unhealthiest in PA
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 04/03/12 6:35 am | updated: 04/03/12 6:35 am
A group of Philadelphia firefighters came to the rescue of a pregnant woman and husband who could not make it to the hospital for their baby's delivery. The crew from Engine Company 58 delivered the baby in the back seat of John and Natalie Bojanowski's Hyundai right outside the firehouse. Mom and baby were taken to Holy Redeemer Hospital where they are doing just fine.

There may be hope for saving hundreds of jobs at the Sunoco refinery. An industry trade report claims that 4... Read More
Michael Vick Humane Society Video; Lynn Trial Jurors
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 04/02/12 12:47 pm | updated: 04/02/12 12:47 pm
The Humane Society of the United States has released a 30-second video public service announcement featuring Michael Vick that urges viewers to report animal cruelty and fighting activities to its toll-free animal fighting tip line. Vick served jail time and nearly lost everything for his role running a brutal dog fighting ring. He now serves as a spokesman in schools around the country and in Washington in front of lawmakers. The phone number to report is (877-TIP-HSUS) Read More
Inquirer, Daily News Sold Again, Taylor Swift Goes Solo, New Bicycle laws
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 04/02/12 6:31 am | updated: 04/02/12 6:31 am
The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and have new owners today. Again. This is the 5th ownership in 6 years. And the sale price plummets with every transaction. Six years ago the price tag exceeded $515 million. Today's price, $55 million. The new ownership group is led by Lewis Katz, George Norcross and philanthropist, Gerry Lenfest.

Taylor Swift had to attend the Country Music Awards solo Sunday night. Kevin McGuire, the local teen battling leukemia could not... Read More
Santorum to Stay, Valley Forge Casino Opens, Texting Lanes? April Fool's!
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 04/02/12 3:19 am | updated: 04/02/12 3:19 am
The Republican Wisconsin primary is set for Tuesday and Rick Santorum needs a strong showing. However, Santorum says that even if he loses Wisconsin he will stay in the race. He admits he must win the PA primary on april 24th.

The new Valley Forge Casino opened for business over the weekend not far from George Washington's Revolutionary War encampment, where George may have played a few card games himself. Valley Forge is Philadelphia's fourth casino and is comparatively... Read More
Academy of Country Music Awards local South Jersey Couple Wedding, Jersey Teen Missed His Date
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 04/01/12 6:28 pm | updated: 04/01/12 6:28 pm
A couple from South Jersey was lucky enough to catch the eye of Country star Martini McBride. Christina Davidson and Frank Tucci from South Jersey, exchanged their vows live on stage during the award ceremony in Las Vegas. McBride and Train serenaded them with song "Marry Me." Both Davidson and Tucci are widow(er)s. Their families and friends back home and millions around the country were able to share in their big moment. They plan to have another ceremony in October.

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PA Driving Safety Laws changing April 2nd; Drivers and Bikes in City Take Note
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 04/01/12 5:24 pm | updated: 04/01/12 5:24 pm
The new Pennsylvania driver safety laws affect both the four wheeled motorized vehicles just as much as the two wheeled human powered kind.

From the website drive safe PA:
Effective April 2, 2012, motorists must allow at least four feet between your vehicle and a bicycle for the vehicle to safely pass the bicycle. When safe to do so, it is... Read More
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