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New Ownership for Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News?
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/30/12 9:47 am | updated: 01/30/12 9:47 am
 
The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News may once again be headed for new ownership.

The New York Post reported over the weekend that the owner, Philadelphia Media Network, is already meeting with potential buyers.

The report claims Philadelphia Media Network is hoping to get roughly $100-million for the papers and news website Philly.com.

The story quotes sources close to the situation as saying the company already is looking for bids in an auction... Read More
 
 
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Judge Says Bevilacqua Can Be Called To Testify In Priest Child-Sex Case
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/30/12 9:45 am | updated: 01/30/12 9:45 am
 
The judge in an alleged clergy abuse case has again rejected a defense motion to prohibit the testimony of retired Philadelphia cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua on competency grounds, even though the defense contends that Bevilacqua can’t accurately remember many of his own actions during the last two decades.

The judge ordered Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua’s testimony preserved — videotaped — in late November after finding the cardinal competent despite suffering from dementia... Read More
 
 
Business
Pep Boys to be Sold for $1 Billion
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/30/12 8:52 am | updated: 01/30/12 8:52 am
 
Manny, Moe and Jack are getting new bosses. Pep Boys has agreed to be purchased by private investor, the Gores Group.

The Philadelphia-based auto parts and service retailer said the deal is for $15 per share, a 24 percent premium over Friday's closing price. The enterprise value of the deal is $1 billion, Pep Boys said.

According to a Gores Group spokesperson, “For over 90 years, Pep Boys has been the leading automotive service and retail chain and we look... Read More
 
 
Culture
Phillie Phanatic Visits 30 Rock, Tina Fey; Subtitles Some Words (video)
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/27/12 10:00 am | updated: 01/27/12 10:00 am
 
Last Night, the Phillie Phanatic made a guest appearance on NBC's 30 Rock. He never takes a break, even in the off season.

The premise of the segment is that to celebrate the 1-year 'Business-versary' of Kabletown (a fictitious standing for Philadelphia based Comcast) buying NBC, Alec Baldwin's character, Jack Donaghy, bought his boss Hank Hooper a extravagant spread, which included the Phanatic's 'services'. However, it all got sent to the wrong floor. Namely, to the... Read More

 
 
News
Pottstown School Says No to Uggs
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/27/12 6:32 am | updated: 01/27/12 6:32 am
 
Pottstown Middle School is banning it's students from wearing open top boots - including and especially Uggs. Uggs are a fashion craze with middle school age girls and the ban has created uproar among parents and students. The school says it is having a problem with students storing their cell phones inside their footwear.

One has to wonder, if the students start bringing cell phones to school in their pockets, will there be a ban on pants?

Parents and students... Read More
 
 
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Industry Optimism Prevails at the Philadelphia Auto Show
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/27/12 6:17 am | updated: 01/27/12 6:17 am
 
The Philadelphia International Auto Show runs through February 5th at the Convention Center and car dealers are optimistic that the strong year-end sales finish will carry over into 2012.

The Philly Auto Show will feature innovative new 2012 models and manufacturers are banking on improved consumer confidence. “Each manufacturer feels like it’s ripe for market share, so there’s an onslaught of new models, something like 13 new models. There is optimism,” said Kevin... Read More
 
 
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Villanova University Plans to Remake Lancaster Avenue
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/27/12 6:06 am | updated: 01/27/12 6:06 am
 
Villanova University is proposing a $200 million expansion to its campus along Lancaster Avenue that would add more housing and retail to space that is currently parking lots.

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that early plans call for constructing four, four- to five-story residence halls, a performing arts center, retail space and an 1,800-vehicle parking garage on the main parking lots. The retail space would be oriented toward the students and mean relocating the... Read More
 
 
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Mayor Michael Nutter Puts $20,000 Bounty On The Head of Every Murderer
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/26/12 3:15 pm | updated: 01/26/12 3:15 pm
 
Mayor Nutter announced the City of Philadelphia's new crime-fighting strategy that will rely more on rewards and bounty to bring forward witnesses and information. The city will pay up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of someone for homicide. People can also get $500 for tips pointing to the location of illegal guns and weapons.

"To every criminal out there: I just put a $20,000 bounty on your head," Nutter said, speaking at a news conference at... Read More

 
 
Culture
2012 Philadelphia Flower Show Theme Announced
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/26/12 10:36 am | updated: 01/26/12 10:36 am
 
The plans for the 2012 Philadelphia Flower Show have been announced.

This year's theme is "Hawaii: Islands of Aloha." New technology will play a role this year, including special video effects, and new motion graphics that will transform waterfalls into lava flows and breaking waves.

The layout of the Flower Show has been changed, and a Flower Show "app" has been created, which will be available February 20th.
The show runs March 4th through 11th. ... Read More
 
 
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Philadelphia Area Legislators Oppose Corbett Food Stamps Moves
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/26/12 10:34 am | updated: 01/26/12 10:34 am
 
Philadelphia area legislators gathered today to criticize a series of moves by Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett that they say are aimed at cutting programs for poor people.

The most recent change — imposing an asset test for food stamp applicants — will actually cost the state money, according to George Matysik of the food bank Philabundance, because food stamps are paid for by the federal government and spent in local grocery stores.



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