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New Business Privilege Tax in Philly Gives Relief
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 11/04/11 8:19 am | updated: 11/04/11 8:19 am
 
That’s how local business leaders describe legislation to relieve some of Philadelphia’s business privilege tax (BPT) burden that was expected to be approved by City Council Thursday and signed into law by Mayor Michael Nutter.

A bill from City Council members Bill Green and Maria Quiñones-Sánchez freezes the gross receipts tax rate at the current 0.1415 percent rate while the 6.45 percent net income tax would phase down over a 10-year period, beginning in 2013, to 6... Read More
 
 
Philadelphia School Scheduled to Close Is Fighting Back
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 11/04/11 5:01 am | updated: 11/04/11 5:01 am
 
Philadelphia School District officials recommended that Stanton Elementary School at 17th and Christian, as well as eight other city schools be closed. In Philadelphia's schools there are thousands of surplus seats, financial problems, and aging buildings. Teachers and students at Stanton are fighting to keep it open claiming academic success and happy students and teachers.

Stanton, K to 8, offers programs like violin classes, African drumming, pottery, Shakespearean drama,... Read More
 
 
John Street Subject of Ethics Probe
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 11/04/11 4:39 am | updated: 11/04/11 4:39 am
 
Former Philadelphia Mayor John Street is under investigation by Pennsylvania's State Ethics Commission. They are looking into Street's role in awarding millions of dollars of Philadelphia Housing Authority legal work to his son's former law firm.

John Street was chairman of the PHA board in 2004 and voted at least five times to give PHA contracts to Wolf Block Schorr & Solis-Cohen L.L.P. His son, Sharif, billed PHA more than $700,000 while working as a lawyer assigned to the PHA... Read More
 
 
Stabilizing Greece Lift US Stock Market
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 11/04/11 4:21 am | updated: 11/04/11 4:21 am
 
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou backed away from plans for a public vote on a bailout deal for Greece as his government appeared on the verge of toppling. The renewed indication that the effort to stabilize the Euro-zone would succeed boosted stock prices around the globe. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 208 points on Thursday, or 1.8%, to 12,044 - back above the 12K mark. Philadelphia are company stocks were also higher.... Read More
 
 
Alycia Lane, Larry Mendte Lawsuit to be Held in Philadelphia
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 11/01/11 6:49 am | updated: 11/01/11 6:49 am
 
Alycia Lane, Larry Mendte and CBS will do battle in a Philadelphia courtroom. That's the word from thee PA Supreme Court, which has ruled that the trial of Alycia Lane's civil suit against CBS and former co-anchor Larry Mendte will remain in Philadelphia.

Lane wanted the case to be tried here. CBS has been fighting through the appeal process to change the venue to New York. CBS argued that Lane's contract contained a clause saying that cases against the network should be heard... Read More
 
 
Philadelphia's Top Albums of the Week
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 10/31/11 12:28 pm | updated: 10/31/11 12:28 pm
 
This week's top album sales in the Philadelphia area according to Billboard Magazine's November 5, 2011 issue.

1 Adele - 21
Hear it on Isis, Libra, Slick, Skin Radio

2 Tony Bennett - Duets II
Hear it on Martini Lounge Radio

3 Evanescence... Read More
 
 
The Dream Team Version of Eagles Stampede the Cowboys
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 10/31/11 5:47 am | updated: 10/31/11 5:47 am
 
This is the Eagles team most Philadelphia football fans expected to see from the start of the season. On Sunday night the Birds ran a stampede over the top ranked Dallas defense on their way to a 34 to 7 blowout. Just a few weeks ago, many fans were convinced Andy Reid would be run out of town after the team's slow start. Now Andy is getting high praise for his perfect 13-0 record after bye weeks and the fact that the team is looking like it is beginning to gel as a real force in the... Read More
 
 
Deer Kill in Valley Forge to Begin
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 10/31/11 5:30 am | updated: 10/31/11 5:30 am
 
Valley Forge National Historical Park will conduct its second annual deer-culling operation. U.S. Department of Agriculture marksmen with rifles and night-vision goggles will reduce the herd by killing deer lured to baited sites.

Last year, sharpshooters killed 600 deer. This year the park's natural-resource department would like to kill 500.

Insurance experts estimate there are 130,000 deer-vehicle collisions annually in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
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Penn Doctor Regrets Fat Jokes
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 10/28/11 12:14 pm | updated: 10/28/11 12:14 pm
 
Have you heard the one about the University of Pennsylvania orthopedic surgeon who does fat jokes about overweight patients? True story. Doctor John Kelly writes a humor column and threw some jokes in that got some hot water with Penn and obesity bias advocates. Dr. Kelly intended no harm when he quipped, "You should worry about performing surgery on the supersized if there is a comma in your patient's body weight." Or if a patient "wears a wristwatch on his finger," or "has more chins than... Read More
 
 
Early Snow Statistics for Philadelphia
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 10/28/11 11:48 am | updated: 10/28/11 11:48 am
 
Winter is making and early appearance in Philadelphia, but it's not the first time. The earliest recorded snowfall in Philadelphia occurred on Oct 10th and 11th, 1979. 2.1 inches fell making it also the largest measured snowfall in October in Philadelphia.

Does this mean we are in for a snowy winter? Who knows, but if it feels like it's been getting worse recently, you're right.

4 of Philadelphia's top 11 snowfalls of all-time have occurred in the last few... Read More
 
 
 
 
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