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  
Ursinus Cancels Classes, 153 Sick; Taxis Protest in Center City; Firehouse 'Brownouts' Ended
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 02/11/16 10:14 pm | updated: 02/11/16 10:14 pm
Ursinus College has cancelled classes for the rest of the week out of 'an abundance of caution' following the outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness that swept across campus. On Thursday the number of ill students, staff, and faculty rose to 153. It began Tuesday night and by Wednesday dozens were heading to the on-campus wellness center as well as local hospitals and urgent care centers. The symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal pain. The Montgomery Health Department is still trying to determine the cause of the outbreak. The cafeteria has been closed and sanitized as well as other common areas. Local Collegeville businesses including the Collegeville Italian Bakery, Wawa, and Wegmans have been bringing food to campus to feed students while the cafeteria remains closed.

Around one thousand Philadelphia taxi and limo drivers brought Center City traffic to a stand still around noon Thursday in protest of ride sharing services like Lyft and Uberx. Drivers clogged the streets with their cabs around City Hall. Ride share services are currently not regulated in the City of Philadelphia unlike the rest of the state, while taxis are under the purview of the PPA. Cab drivers face fees, licenses, inspections and costly medallions. They want this competition shut down or equally regulated. A similar protest was held in December 2015.

Mayor Jim Kenney announced today an end to the fire department 'brownout' policies set by former Mayor Nutter. They included temporarily taking fire companies out of service and rotating senior firefighters through different stations. They were meant as cost saving measures. City Controller Alan Butkovitz did a full audit of the Fire Department and concluded that the brownouts did not save the city any money and actually hurt public safety by increasing fire response time.

Partly Cloudy, temperatures around 24 this evening in Center City

Listen Live! Everything from Bach to Rock, Philadelphia's Internet Radio Community
Choose from 20+ Internet Radio Stations today.
60th Philadelphia Folk Festival Releases Lineup: Michael Franti, Arrested Development, Sarah Jarosz - 05/17 3:25 pm

John Fetterman Suffers Stroke/Recovering; 16yo Shot in West Philly; Arch Wood Senior Runs Sub 4 Mile - 05/16 5:13 pm

May 14/15 - Playlist - Michael Tearson's ATTIC - BBC Archives Collage - 05/16 4:33 pm

May 14/15 Playlist - Michael Tearson's Marconi Experiment - psychedelic psnack - 05/16 4:15 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