iradiophilly Philadelphia's Internet Radio Community

Streaming Radio for Philadelphia
More Music. Fewer Interruptions. Just what you want to hear.

facebooktwitter Apple AppStore Google Play Store
Talk about what's in the news
  Listen LiveListen Live - New FREE Internet Radio Stations - We Are Philadelphia!  
Help Support. Donate.
Listen Live Listen Live - New FREE Internet Radio Stations - We Are Philadelphia!
Advertise With Us

THE POST | News | Sports | Culture | Business | Free Forum

The Post  
Arlene Ackerman Passed Away at 66; Punxsutawney Phil Says Early Spring; Police Ofr. Morris Arrested
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 02/02/13 3:17 pm | updated: 02/02/13 3:17 pm
Former Philadelphia School District Superintendent Arlene Ackerman has passed away at the age of 66. Her son, Anthony Antognoli, said she died this morning around 5 a.m. in Albuquerque, NM after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. She took over the school district in June 2008 and left in August 2011 amid controversy and conflict with local officials. Despite the acrimony over her questionably high salary and the $905,000 buyout to leave her post, Ackerman did leave a positive mark in Philadelphia. She was a life long educator who did not apologize for not playing the political game. Her main focus and dedication was for the children and making sure that every child had the best chance to succeed. Mayor Nutter, in a statement, described Ackerman as "a truly committed educator who demonstrated a profound passion for students and in particular the most disadvantaged students in our city. Through her leadership, Philadelphia took on the difficult, long-neglected task of turning around low-performing schools. Today, thousands of Philadelphia students are getting a better education thanks to her vision and advocacy. Her educational legacy will live on for many years through the initiatives that she championed."

Superintendent William Hite released a statement: “On behalf of The School District of Philadelphia, I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to the family of Dr. Arlene Ackerman and all who loved her. Dr. Ackerman devoted her life to children and public education, and in doing so, encouraged countless other individuals to commit their lives to teaching, learning and leading. For that, we are grateful. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends and colleagues.”

Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his home on Gobblers Knob early this morning in Western Pennsylvania to make is annual mid-winter prognostication on the state of the arrival of spring. The 'seer of seers' and 'sage of sages' did not see his shadow today – meaning winter will end early this year. We haven't seen much winter-like weather here in Philadelphia so far. Temperatures have been up and down, and snow has hardly made an appearance (although we'll see some flakes tonight and tomorrow). About 20,000 people attended this year's announcement in the small town.

27-year-old Philadelphia Police Officer Pharez Morris has been arrested for firing his gun at a building over a dozen times last October and then lying to police about the incident. He was off-duty at the time. On October 27th at around 5 a.m., Morris was trying to get into an apartment building. When he couldn't get in he pulled his gun and fired 13 shots in the direction of another building, until a woman came out and let him inside. As police came to investigate the gunshots, Morris called 911 and reported a shooting at 11th and Rockland to draw the police away from his location. He faces charges of Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Possessing an Instrument of Crime, False Alarms to Agencies of Public Safety and False Reports to Law Enforcement Authorities. Morris, a 6 year veteran, has been suspended 30 days with the intent to dismiss.


Saturday Night: Snow Showers Low 26
Sunday: Snow Showers High 36

Listen Live! Everything from Bach to Rock, Philadelphia's Internet Radio Community
Choose from 20+ Internet Radio Stations today.
Teen Boy Drowns at Folcroft Swim Club; Missing Kayaker Found Dead; Priest Arrested for Felony Theft - 08/22 12:07 am

Le Diner en Blanc Returns to Philadelphia on Thursday August 22nd 2019 - 08/20 11:16 pm

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross Abruptly Resigns Amid Handling of Allegations - 08/20 9:57 pm

Suspect Wanted in Deadly Stabbing Over Instagram Post; Missing Kayaker in New Jersey - 08/20 4:50 pm

August 17/18 Playlist - Michael Tearson's ATTIC - World Wide Dylan: From a Forgotten Box - 08/20 1:27 pm

(0) responses

THE POST | News | Sports | Culture | Business | Free Forum


Welcome to iradiophilly! Philadelphia's Internet Radio Community

Welcome! Start listening now for FREE!  The music is always on, so choose a radio station and click to listen. You can find fun Events around Philly and you can list yours on our Events page FREE.  We will also promote cool Philly shows, events and fundraisers on the air FREE. There are also great opportunities to become a sponsor or advertise. iRadioPhilly supports the Philadelphia music and arts scene. If you are a local musician or performer, send us your stuff.  We will play it on our BYO radio station, Philadelphia's Local Stage. We're designing the radio stations and iradiophilly to reflect Philadelphia's music tastes, so we'll want your input. We're glad you're here. Invite your friends.

    FOLLOW: facebook twitter instagram gplus rss rss youtube
    Site Design by Bananaland | Built by quadpain media