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November 7 Music Calendar
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 11/07/11 7:54 am | updated: 11/07/11 7:54 am
(1951) 60 Years Ago

Rat Packer Frank Sinatra marries his second wife, actress Ava Gardner. The couple separates in 1953 and divorces in... Read More
Roger Waters to Perform The Wall in Philadelphia
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 11/04/11 9:08 am | updated: 11/04/11 9:08 am
Pink Floyd's Roger Waters will perform "The Wall" in Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park on July 14th 2012 as part of a large North American tour.

"The Wall" will be performed in-its-entirety featuring a full band and state-of-the-art production. "The Wall" live has played more than 120 shows around the world for more than 1.6 million fans making it one of the most successful tours of 2010 and 2011.

Tickets for "The Wall" 2012 at Citizens Bank Park go on sale... Read More
New Business Privilege Tax in Philly Gives Relief
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 11/04/11 8:19 am | updated: 11/04/11 8:19 am
That’s how local business leaders describe legislation to relieve some of Philadelphia’s business privilege tax (BPT) burden that was expected to be approved by City Council Thursday and signed into law by Mayor Michael Nutter.

A bill from City Council members Bill Green and Maria Quiñones-Sánchez freezes the gross receipts tax rate at the current 0.1415 percent rate while the 6.45 percent net income tax would phase down over a 10-year period, beginning in 2013, to 6... Read More
Philadelphia School Scheduled to Close Is Fighting Back
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 11/04/11 5:01 am | updated: 11/04/11 5:01 am
Philadelphia School District officials recommended that Stanton Elementary School at 17th and Christian, as well as eight other city schools be closed. In Philadelphia's schools there are thousands of surplus seats, financial problems, and aging buildings. Teachers and students at Stanton are fighting to keep it open claiming academic success and happy students and teachers.

Stanton, K to 8, offers programs like violin classes, African drumming, pottery, Shakespearean drama,... Read More
John Street Subject of Ethics Probe
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 11/04/11 4:39 am | updated: 11/04/11 4:39 am
Former Philadelphia Mayor John Street is under investigation by Pennsylvania's State Ethics Commission. They are looking into Street's role in awarding millions of dollars of Philadelphia Housing Authority legal work to his son's former law firm.

John Street was chairman of the PHA board in 2004 and voted at least five times to give PHA contracts to Wolf Block Schorr & Solis-Cohen L.L.P. His son, Sharif, billed PHA more than $700,000 while working as a lawyer assigned to the PHA... Read More
Stabilizing Greece Lift US Stock Market
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 11/04/11 4:21 am | updated: 11/04/11 4:21 am
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou backed away from plans for a public vote on a bailout deal for Greece as his government appeared on the verge of toppling. The renewed indication that the effort to stabilize the Euro-zone would succeed boosted stock prices around the globe. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 208 points on Thursday, or 1.8%, to 12,044 - back above the 12K mark. Philadelphia are company stocks were also higher.... Read More
Deer-Vehicle Collision Season
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 11/03/11 7:43 am | updated: 11/03/11 7:43 am
Last year in Pennsylvania, eight people died and more than 600 were injured in 3,000 crashes involving deer, according to PennDOT.

Nationwide, about 200 people die and tens of thousands are injured in about 1.6 million deer-vehicle crashes that result in more than $3.6 billion in vehicle damage, according to AAA.

Fall is typically the most dangerous period, as mating season adds to the hazards. Autumn hunting seasons also get deer moving.

The... Read More
Philadelphia School District Closing Nine Schools?
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 11/03/11 7:34 am | updated: 11/03/11 7:34 am
Philadelphia School District officials on Wednesday recommended closing nine schools and making grade changes at 17 others due to declining enrollment, aging facilities, and a brutal fiscal situation.

But the School Reform Commission signaled that perhaps the changes did not go far enough.
If the SRC adopts the recommendations next year, these would be the first large-scale school closings in the district since 1981.

Each closing would save the district... Read More
November 2 Music Calendar
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 11/02/11 8:19 am | updated: 11/02/11 8:19 am
(1961) 50 Years Ago

Singer/songwriter Kathryn Dawn Lang, better known as k.d. lang is born in Edmonton, Alberta,... Read More
Alycia Lane, Larry Mendte Lawsuit to be Held in Philadelphia
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 11/01/11 6:49 am | updated: 11/01/11 6:49 am
Alycia Lane, Larry Mendte and CBS will do battle in a Philadelphia courtroom. That's the word from thee PA Supreme Court, which has ruled that the trial of Alycia Lane's civil suit against CBS and former co-anchor Larry Mendte will remain in Philadelphia.

Lane wanted the case to be tried here. CBS has been fighting through the appeal process to change the venue to New York. CBS argued that Lane's contract contained a clause saying that cases against the network should be heard... Read More
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