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Philadelphia’s Pothole Situation Is Out Of Control

Winter is no good for roads, and Philadelphia is having an especially hard time. On a three-mile stretch of City Avenue, Philadelphia magazine’s Victor Fiorillo counted more than 300 potholes — just on the northbound side of the street. A PennDOT spokesperson told him a season full of snow, freezing […]
Philadelphia’s Pothole Situation Is Out Of Control
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Men In ‘Scream’ Masks Pull Off $US300,000 Armoured Car Heist In Philadelphia

Three men wearing masks from the movie “Scream” allegedly stole $US310,000 from an armoured truck in northeast Philadelphia early Thursday,the local NBC affiliate is reporting. Wearing masks, all-black clothing, and armed with assault rifles, the robbers attacked the driver of a Garda truck in the parking lot of a Wells […]
Men In ‘Scream’ Masks Pull Off $US300,000 Armoured Car Heist In Philadelphia
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Guy Takes Joy Ride Down Philadelphia’s ‘Rocky’ Steps

Cities have a lot of advantages over suburbs — including much cooler places to take joy rides. One driver seemed to realise this on a recent night in Philadelphia, when he decided to rev his convertible down the steps of the city’s art museum — the same steps Rocky Balboa […]
Guy Takes Joy Ride Down Philadelphia’s ‘Rocky’ Steps
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Fire Truck Catches Fire Inside Historic Philadelphia Fire Station

A fire truck caught fire inside a historic Philadelphia firehouse on Friday. CBS in Philadelphia tweeted this shot of the blaze: #BREAKING: Crews are battling a fire that started at a historic firehouse in Center City. http://t.co/9WsdLnTS2B pic.twitter.com/q6oJwRxEz6 — CBS Philly (@CBSPhilly) September 27, 2013 It’s unclear how the fire […]
Fire Truck Catches Fire Inside Historic Philadelphia Fire Station
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POLICE: Threat On US Airways Flight To Philadelphia Was Unfounded

A US Airways plane that landed in Philadelphia this afternoon after an unfounded threat was made has been searched by police, according to NBC Philadelphia. After landing, the plane was reportedly taken to a remote area and inspected by bomb-sniffing dogs, and passengers and luggage were screened. Police told NBC […]
POLICE: Threat On US Airways Flight To Philadelphia Was Unfounded
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Judge Calls Occupy Protesters The ‘Most Affable Defendants’ She’d Ever Seen

[credit provider=”Laura Goldman/Naed Philadelphia” url=”http://www.businessinsider.com.au/occupy-philly-showdown-near-2011-10″] A judge made an unusual move after a jury acquitted a dozen Occupy Philadelphia protesters of trespassing Tuesday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.Judge Nina N. Wright Padilla stepped off the bench and asked all the defendants if she could shake their hands. She called them the […]
Judge Calls Occupy Protesters The ‘Most Affable Defendants’ She’d Ever Seen
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21 US Cities That Are Dominated By Rich People

[credit provider=”U.S. Census Brueau”] If one thing is made clear by the latest Census report on the geographic concentration of high-income households, it’s this:Wealthy people love living on the water’s edge.
21 US Cities That Are Dominated By Rich People
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Feds Charge Philadelphia Judges With ‘Fixing’ Traffic Tickets For Politicians

[credit provider=”CBS Philly” url=”http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/01/31/philadelphia-traffic-court-judges-other-employees-to-be-indicted/”] Federal prosecutors indicted nine current and former Philadelphia traffic court judges on Thursday for allegedly reducing and getting rid of traffic tickets for local politicians.The judges are accused of fixing tickets for politicians and affiliiates of Philly’s Democratic committee for favours like free seafood and car […]
Feds Charge Philadelphia Judges With ‘Fixing’ Traffic Tickets For Politicians
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13 Places You Need To Visit In 2013

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://wikitravel.org/en/File:Transantarctic_mountain_hg.jpg”] Between the Olympics, movies filmed in exotic locations, and the explosion of K-pop, some destinations have been in the spotlight in recent months.We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2013. 
13 Places You Need To Visit In 2013
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The 25 Coolest New Businesses In Philadelphia

[credit provider=”Melissa Stanger//Business Insider”] Philadelphia is not just a historical stopover anymore. It’s a growing hub for startups, an emerging culinary centre, and a great place to open a business.Click here to go straight to the businesses >
The 25 Coolest New Businesses In Philadelphia
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Take A Virtual Tour Of Philadelphia’s Inspiring ‘Mural Mile’

[credit provider=”Flickr/Nataraj Metz” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/natarajam/4061801408/”] Back in 1984, when Philadelphia was rife with crime and the city was covered in graffiti, Philadelphia’s then-mayor, Wilson Goode, decided that it was time to make a change.So he teamed up with some artists and instituted the Mural Arts Program, a program that encourages aspiring […]
Take A Virtual Tour Of Philadelphia’s Inspiring ‘Mural Mile’
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The US Cities Where People Are Least Likely To Use Their Vacation Days

[credit provider=”Flickr/cell105″ url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/cell105/118244932/”] If you are one of the millions of Americans who haven’t made use of their vacation days yet this year, it might be because of your zip code.Inspirato, a members-only leisure vacation club, conducted an online survey within the U.S. to determine if where you live impacts […]
The US Cities Where People Are Least Likely To Use Their Vacation Days
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A Philadelphia Woman Is Suing The City After Her Aunt Allegedly Locked Her In A Cupboard For 10 Years

[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=Linda%20Weston&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1345573626&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=f736c676269e42a2b2f50ac360174d06&dbm=PY2011&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] A woman is claiming the city of Philadelphia’s care workers failed to protect her from a life of forced prostitution, physical abuse, and 10 years spent living in a cupboard.Beatrice Weston, 20, alleges in her lawsuit that Philadelphia didn’t properly train its care workers, who placed […]
A Philadelphia Woman Is Suing The City After Her Aunt Allegedly Locked Her In A Cupboard For 10 Years
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25 Portraits Of Homeless People In Philadelphia

[credit provider=”Images by Charlie O’Hay ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7639685800″] Charlie O’Hay spends every afternoon talking to and taking pictures of the homeless in Philadelphia.The Philadelphia man is not a professional photographer. His main interest instead is to portray homelessness in all its stark diversity.
25 Portraits Of Homeless People In Philadelphia
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Philadelphia Man Wants To Change How You Look At The Homeless

[credit provider=”Image by Charlie O’Hay ” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5425889422/in/set-72157625750612325/”] Every day at noon, Charlie O’Hay orders a cheeseburger and writes poetry at Little Pete’s Restaurant in Philadelphia. After eating, he walks downtown to interview and take pictures of homeless people. See O’Hay’s portraits here > “I’ll ask them, ‘How’s life? Are the cops hassling […]
Philadelphia Man Wants To Change How You Look At The Homeless
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Philadelphia Lawmakers Are About To See What It’s Like To Live On $5/ Day

[credit provider=”Hunger Coalition” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYITItREAxI&feature=player_embedded”] For the next few days, Philly lawmakers and residents will be scraping by on just $5 per day as part of the Greater Philadelphia Food Stamp Challenge.That’s the average amount welfare recipients receive in the state ($35/week). The movement was sparked in response to a proposal […]
Philadelphia Lawmakers Are About To See What It’s Like To Live On $5/ Day
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Retired Police Captain Ray Lewis Has Been Released From NYPD Custody And Will Rejoin The Protesters

[credit provider=”NeedToAwaken via flickr” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=PPcqKW4Kqow”] Retired police officer Captain Ray Lewis was released from NYPD custody Friday night and is planning on rejoining Occupy protestors Saturday, according to his Twitter account. Lewis retired from the Philadelphia Police Department in 2004. The New York Observer reports that he was charged with […]
Retired Police Captain Ray Lewis Has Been Released From NYPD Custody And Will Rejoin The Protesters
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Philadelphia Institutes Curfew To Stave Off “Flash Mobs”

[credit provider=”AP”] Philadelphia’s mayor has announced that a curfew for minors will go into effect this weekend, in an effort to prevent “flash mobs” from forming, the State Column reports.Residents younger than 13 will have to be home by 10 p.m., while those under 18 can be out until midnight. […]
Philadelphia Institutes Curfew To Stave Off “Flash Mobs”
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A Group Of “Private Equity Princes” Just Bought The Philadelphia 76ers For $295 Million

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Louis_Williams_76ers_vs_Wizards.jpg”] A group of New York-based investors, headed by the Apollo Group’s Josh Harris, has wrapped up a deal to buy the Philadelphia 76ers.The sale price is estimated at $295 million, according to Forbes’ Mike Ozanian. It just needs the approval of the league office to become […]
A Group Of “Private Equity Princes” Just Bought The Philadelphia 76ers For $295 Million
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“Private Equity Prince” Josh Harris Just Bought The Sixers Cheap

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jrue_Holliday_76ers_vs_Wizards.jpg”] It was almost 10 years ago that Allen Iverson provided the last memorable moment in Philadelphia 76ers history.He’d shocked the L.A. Lakers with a three-pointer in overtime, and then emphatically stepped over a defeated Tyronn Lue on his way back down the floor.
“Private Equity Prince” Josh Harris Just Bought The Sixers Cheap
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Philly Plans To Lay Off Nearly 4,000 Teachers And School Workers

[credit provider=”AP”] State budget cuts will force Philadelphia’s schools to lay off 3,820 employees – including 12% of the district’s teacher – to close a gaping budget shortfall next year, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The Philadelphia School District – which has about 155,000 students – faces a $292 million loss […]
Philly Plans To Lay Off Nearly 4,000 Teachers And School Workers
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Tourist Dies After Visiting Philadelphia Hotel Room For Silicone Butt Injection

[credit provider=”hilton.com” url=”http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=PHLATHX”] An English woman undergoing treatment for “butt implants” in a southwest Philadelphia hotel room died in a local hospital following the incident, reports NBC Philadelphia.In fact, “several women from England” have recently made the trip to Philadelphia for the procedure, according to court documents.
Tourist Dies After Visiting Philadelphia Hotel Room For Silicone Butt Injection
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Gov. Ed Rendell Gets Special “Non-Wuss” Seat At The Eagles Game

[credit provider=”NBC”] The crew at Lincoln Financial Field had a little fun with Governor Ed Rendell tonight, who showed off his manhood by braving the cold to cheer for his Eagles at the Tuesday Night Football game.Workers filled his extra seat with snow shoveled out of the stadium’s aisles as […]
Gov. Ed Rendell Gets Special “Non-Wuss” Seat At The Eagles Game
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Bankrupt Philadelphia Newspapers Sell For $135 Million

We told you billionaires have been bidding for bankrupt Philadephia newspapers since the early dawn. Well, it’s all over and a committee of senior lenders won the auction.They purchased Philadelphia Newspapers LLC for $135 million and now own The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com.
Bankrupt Philadelphia Newspapers Sell For $135 Million