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Ryan Howard Family Fund Donates $1.2 million to Philly Schools
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/02/11 9:17 am | updated: 12/02/11 9:17 am
The Ryan Howard Family Foundation will donate $1.2 Million in athletic equipment to the Philadelphia School District

Press Release from the City of Philadelphia:
Philadelphia, December 1, 2011- Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that the Ryan Howard Family Foundation will donate Adidas athletic wear valued at $1,152,000 to the School District of Philadelphia (SDP). The award will allow fifty-seven SDP high schools with athletic programs to select athletic shoes and apparel... Read More
Sunoco Closing a Philadelphia Refinery
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/02/11 9:05 am | updated: 12/02/11 9:05 am
Philadelphia will be losing more jobs as Sunoco pulls the plug on it's Marcus Hook refinery.

From Fox 29:
Sunoco is idling a refinery in suburban Philadelphia and says about 490 layoffs are expected.

Sunoco CEO Lynn Elsenhans said Thursday deteriorating market conditions are forcing the move at the facility in Marcus Hook.

The Philadelphia-based fuel company announced in September it was getting out of the refining business. It said two area... Read More
Rita's Water Ice Changes Hands
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/02/11 8:40 am | updated: 12/02/11 8:40 am
Rita's Water Ice has been sold, but don't worry about losing your gelati. And there's only 3 months until water ice season starts.

From the Philadelphia Business Journal:

One of Philadelphia's iconic brands changed hands Thursday — from one private equity firm to another.

Rita's Water Ice Franchise Co. was acquired by Falconhead Capital LLC, a New York-based private equity firm.

The water ice chain, which has local headquarters in... Read More
Arlene Ackerman Files For Unemployment
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 11/30/11 11:17 am | updated: 11/30/11 11:17 am
Former Philadelphia schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman, who was given a nearly $1-million buyout earlier this year, has applied for unemployment.

This comes after taxpayers funded a $905,000 buyout when she was shown the door in August.
As part of her separation agreement, the School Reform Commission agreed not to contest any unemployment claims she might file.
ased on her former salary, Ackerman would be eligible for the state maximum of $573 a... Read More
Occupy Philly Rousted and Ousted
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 11/30/11 11:15 am | updated: 11/30/11 11:15 am
"The Dilworth occupation is over," Mayor Nutter said at a news conference just before 7 a.m Wednesday.

Police swarmed around City Hall and rousted Occupy Philadelphia protesters from their encampment overnight, more than two days after a deadline passed for them to leave.

The occupiers responded by roaming around Center City, scattering and regrouping with police following their every move.

Mayor Nutter called the police operation to clear the plaza... Read More
November 30 Music Calendar
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 11/30/11 11:13 am | updated: 11/30/11 11:13 am
(1996) 15 Years Ago

Herbert Khaury, better known as Tiny Tim of "Tiptoe Through The Tulips" fame, dies at age 64 after having a heart attack on stage in Minneapolis,... Read More
November 29 Music Calendar
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 11/29/11 11:13 am | updated: 11/29/11 11:13 am
(2001) 10 Years Ago

Beatles guitarist George Harrison dies of lung cancer in Los Angeles at age... Read More
Don McLean Verifies American Pie Philadelphia Origins
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 11/28/11 8:00 pm | updated: 11/28/11 8:00 pm
It turns out Don McLean not only wrote his biggest hit, American Pie in Philadelphia, he also performed the song for the first time at Temple University in Philly

For years, a bar in upstate New York claimed the hit was penned there. But the Post-Star of Glens Falls says the 66-year-old singer and songwriter tells the newspaper that contrary to local lore, he didn’t write the song on cocktail napkins at the Tin and Lint in Saratoga Springs. He also says the first time he... Read More
Eagles Andy Reid Days Numbered?
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 11/28/11 11:42 am | updated: 11/28/11 11:42 am
Sunday's Eagles loss to the Patriots has fans hot that a "Fire Andy" chant filled the air of the stadium during the game.

Two home wins and eight home losses in the past year. The Eagles are 4 - 7... and will most likely not be in any kind of playoff hunt this year.

Who's the fall guy? Andy Reid? Juan Castillo? A short week and a Thursday night road game in Seattle won't heal these wounds. Can it get any worse?
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Occupy Philly Dwindling?
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 11/28/11 11:40 am | updated: 11/28/11 11:40 am
City workers are helping to clean up Dilworth Plaza as a few dozen Occupy Philadelphia protesters remain there in defiance of an order to clear out.

The demonstrators are now allowed to gather across the street at Thomas Paine Plaza from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily but does not allow them to pitch tents or to spend the night.
There are no signs that police plan to take action anytime soon.

Besides the protesters, about 75 tents remained along the 15th Street side... Read More
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