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Ryan Madson Signs With Cincinnati Reds for $8.5 Million
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/11/12 5:40 am | updated: 01/11/12 5:40 am
 
Ryan Madson will be wearing red next year but it will be for the Cincinnati Reds, not the Philadelphia Phillies. Madson reached an oral agreement for a 1-year contract worth $8.5 million to pitch as their closer next year. He will be replacing Fransico Cordero whose $12 million option was declined, in favor of a $1 million buy out.

Ryan Madson stepped into the closer role for the Phillies in 2011 after Brad Lidge was plagued by injuries. He was 4-2 with a 2.47 ERA, and saved 32... Read More

 
 
Culture
John Bolaris and Fox 29 to 'part ways'
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/10/12 12:12 pm | updated: 01/10/12 12:12 pm
 
It seems as if Fox 29 has had enough of John Bolaris and his antics. Reports from philly.com are that a Fox spokeswoman confirmed, "We mutually agreed that it was time to part ways."

Bolaris has been suspended indefinitely since December 22nd. That came as a direct result from his interview in the December issue of Playboy magazine discussing the March 2010 incident he had involving two young European women on Spring Break in Miami. During that incident he was scammed, drugged,... Read More
 
 
Culture
Philadelphia Named 3rd Worst City For Men by Men's Health Magazine
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/10/12 11:46 am | updated: 01/10/12 11:46 am
 
Men's Health Magazine recently published their annual statistical analysis of the nation's top 100 cities and ranked them in order of "Best" to "Worst" for Men. Well, our City of Brotherly Love did not shake out too well on the list, ending up #98 out of 100, meaning 3rd Worst!

Philadelphia only rose above Birmingham, AL (#99) and Memphis, TN (#100). The Best cities for men were Burlington, VT (1), Madison, WI (2), and Plano, TX (3).

Men's Health magazine explains... Read More

 
 
Culture
Rick Santorum - Sweater Vest Candidate
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/10/12 11:08 am | updated: 01/10/12 11:08 am
 
Rick Santorum surprised quite a few people with his showing in the Iowa Caucus. Now many are beginning to pay attention - to Santorum's sweater vests. Now Rick Santorum is selling sweater vests as a fundraiser. Santorum is selling his own sweater vests. For $100 you can make a donation to Santorum's campaign AND get your own Santorum-style sweater vest. The GOP presidential hopeful has been this campaign's accidental hipster sporting a variety of sweater vests.... Read More
 
 
Sports
Philadelphia May Become Home for NFL Concussion Suit
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/10/12 10:57 am | updated: 01/10/12 10:57 am
 
Philadelphia is likely to become the focal point of the NFL - player suit over concussion injuries. A group of former players has filed lawsuits against the NFL alleging that the league is partly responsible for their concussion-related brain injuries. According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL will present a motion to have all of these lawsuits consolidated and to have the case heard by a U.S. District Court judge in... Read More
 
 
News
Displaced Catholic School Teachers May Apply for Unemployment Benefits
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/10/12 10:38 am | updated: 01/10/12 10:38 am
 
With the Philadelphia Archdiocese announcement that 45 elementary schools would close sent shock waves through teaching staffs at affected schools. The archdiocese plan to consolidate with other schools to create regional schools means that 1,700 teachers at more than 80 schools are affected. Staff at all affected schools will have to reapply for positions at the new regional schools, Superintendent Mary Rochford said.

Because elementary teachers are not unionized, she said,... Read More
 
 
News
Despite Rumors, Philadelphia Archdiocese Will Consider Appeals
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/10/12 10:25 am | updated: 01/10/12 10:25 am
 
The decision to close 49 schools in the Philadelphia Archdiocese triggered a swell of reaction. Untouched schools felt relief while those affected by closures ranged from deep disappointment to outrage. Several, such as Sacred Heart in Royersford feel the decision to close their school is based on old, incorrect enrollment and financial data and is planning to appeal. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has committed to review cases where schools believed that the recommended closing was based on... Read More
 
 
Culture
Beyonce and Jay-Z Welcome New Baby "Blue Ivy"
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/09/12 11:32 am | updated: 01/09/12 11:32 am
 
Beyonce and Jay-Z are proud parents of a brand new baby girl. Blue Ivy Carter is the name of the infant delivered to pop star Beyonce, 30, and her music mogul husband Jay-Z. Blue Ivy was born Saturday night, according to E! The singer gave birth at Lenox Hill Hospital on Manhattan's upper East Side. A hospital employee told the New York Daily News that the couple rented out the hospital's entire fourth floor for $1.3 million.

Listen to Beyonce's music on iRadioPhilly.com free... Read More
 
 
News
Homeless Advocates Set Up Suburban Station Location
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/09/12 6:46 am | updated: 01/09/12 6:46 am
 
Philadelphia homeless advocates are trying a new approach to get the chronically homeless into shelter, this winter. They've set up shop in a storefront in the Suburban Station concourse.

A census last spring found more than 200 people living in the concourse; often those most resistant to seeking help. So help is coming to them.

Medical services and case management services are available.

The storefront is open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. every evening... Read More
 
 
News
Neshaminy School Teachers On Strike
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/09/12 6:45 am | updated: 01/09/12 6:45 am
 
More than 600 teachers in the Neshaminy School District walked off the job Monday.

The teachers have been working without a contract since 2008 and say they haven't received a pay increases since the last contract expired.
They currently pay nothing toward their health insurance premiums.

The union says it has offered concessions worth millions of dollars and says the board has failed to negotiate in good faith.

The board counters that... Read More
 
 
 
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