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Andy Reid Will Return as Eagles Head Coach in 2012
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/03/12 3:53 pm | updated: 01/03/12 3:53 pm
Eagles Chairman/CEO Jeffrey Lurie announced during today's press conference that head coach Andy Reid will return for his 14th season in 2012. After high expectations at the beginning of the season, the Eagles started off slow, but finished well to end the season 8-8. Reid has only had 1 losing season as head coach after his first year in 1999, and has had an overall record of 126-81-1.

"I want to see our team coached by Andy Reid and I can’t wait to see that team play," Lurie... Read More
Counterfeit NHL Winter Classic Gear Seized
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/03/12 1:26 pm | updated: 01/03/12 1:26 pm
The Winter Classic in Philadelphia was measured a success all around - except for the Flyers' loss to the Rangers.

Philadelphia Business Journal reported that counterfeit NHL Winter Classic merchandise worth $350,000 was seized from international mail facilities and local street vendors in Philadelphia, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations said.

The roughly 1,600 items, valued at nearly $350,000, were confiscated by HSI... Read More
2012 Mummers Parade Produces New Winner and a Few Bruises
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/03/12 1:17 pm | updated: 01/03/12 1:17 pm
The 2012 Mummers Parade in Philadelphia was another huge success in the long tradition of the New Years Day tradition. The weather was perfect, and aside from a little brawl between some mummers and viewers caught on video, the day could not have been better.

Especially for the Woodland String Band. The band snagged first place for the first time in its 87-year history. Woodland was last to pass the judges but made a lasting impression.

Late in the parade a... Read More
Philadelphia Archbishop Estate For Sale
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/02/12 1:30 pm | updated: 01/02/12 1:30 pm
Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput is seeking to sell the large estate in Overbrook where he lives.

A source says the proposal to sell the archbishops' residence has been presented to the priests' counsel and the finance counsel and now has only to be approved by the Vatican.

The source also says the bishop does not want to continue to live in such splendor in the eight-plus acre estate when he is about to ask area Catholics to accept sacrifices in the... Read More
Philadelphia Increasing Tourism Numbers Start 2012
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/02/12 1:28 pm | updated: 01/02/12 1:28 pm
According to a top tourism official, it was a rip-roaring New Year's holiday in terms of bringing people to enjoy the festivities in Philadelphia.

Meryl Levitz, president and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation noted:

"Franklin Square had 15-hundred people for the "square drop." Both skating parties at Penn's landing sold out. The preliminary numbers for the fireworks for the New Year's Eve 6 pm show were 50-thousand on both sides of the... Read More
Mayor Nutter Second Term Starts 2012
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/02/12 1:27 pm | updated: 01/02/12 1:27 pm
Mayor Michael Nutter was sworn in for a second term at an Inaugural Ceremony at the Academy of Music.

In his inaugural speech, Mayor Nutter addressed several challenges the city faces including violence, with six murders this New Year’s weekend in Philadelphia. Mayor Nutter talked about some of his plans including implementing 120 new police officers by this summer.

He also said public education is the other major challenge facing this city.

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Internet Radio
  by: mjonczak - Bel Air, MD
started: 12/30/11 10:03 pm | updated: 12/31/11 11:52 am
I stumbled onto through my Livio NPR radio. I was searching for an all-Christmas music station other than 101.3 (The Rose) out of Lancaster, PA; and 101.9 (Lite) out of Baltimore, MD. The two FM stations were pretty good; but just wasn't meeting my needs. I have had mistletoe on day & night since before Christmas. I am worried that soon the station will cease after New... Read More
Danny "Rio" DeGennaro Death Ruled Homicide
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/31/11 10:28 am | updated: 12/31/11 10:28 am
The death Philadelphia blues guitarist and songwriter Danny "Rio" DeGennaro has been ruled a homicide by Bucks County authorities, where he was killed last week. Bristol Township police found Daniel DeGennaro, 56, dying from a shotgun wound to the chest near the front door of his Crabtree Drive home, investigators remained tight-lipped regarding any leads they may have.

Also known as Danny Rio, DeGennaro had toured with Kingfish, a band that included former Grateful Dead... Read More
Philadelphia Murder Rate Up Again
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/30/11 12:08 pm | updated: 12/30/11 12:08 pm
In 2011, Philadelphia earned a title that no one is proud of. Murders in the city are up again. Philadelphia has the highest homicide rate of the nation's 10 most populous cities, according to statistics provided by each city's police department. Even worse, fewer murders are getting solved. has reported that with a few days left, Philadelphia's homicide tally stood at 324 Wednesday, including the eight victims allegedly killed in previous years by West Philly... Read More
Philadelphia Councilwoman Collects $478,000 DROP Rayment
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/29/11 1:04 pm | updated: 12/29/11 1:04 pm
Philadelphia Councilwoman Marian Tasco retires, collects a huge DROP payment, and then goes back to work. The Daily News reported she will collect more than $478,000 at retirement this week, then return to office within days, and keep all the money. Tasco’s participation in the controversial DROP program probably cost her the race for council president. Others in the program will also retire briefly, collect and return to work.
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