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Frank Rizzo Mural Removed in South Philly; No Philly Curfew Sun. 6/7; 9 Horses Die in Crash
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/07/20 3:37 pm | updated: 06/07/20 3:37 pm
 
A mural depicting former Philadelphia Mayor and Police Commissioner Frank Rizzo was painted over this morning in South Philadelphia. The prominent mural stood at 9th and Montrose Streets near the Italian Market for nearly 25 years. A statue of Rizzo was removed by the city last week. It had stood outside the Municipal Services Building across from City Hall since 1999. Both the mural and the statue have been targets of repeated vandalism. Rizzo's hard on crime tactics have been called... Read More

 
 
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Thousands Protest in Philadelphia Saturday; Daylin Leach Loses Primary; Shooting Injures Man/Woman
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/06/20 10:40 pm | updated: 06/06/20 10:46 pm
 
Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Center City on Saturday, 6/6, continuing to rally against racism and police brutality in the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police officers on May 25. Today's event was the largest protest so far in Philadelphia. The first was last Saturday, which started peacefully and ended in violent looting. Today's was peaceful all day. It started at the Art Museum and proceeded to march down the Benjamin Franklin... Read More

 
 
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Philly Officer Charged w/ Assault of Protestor; $10k Reward in Gas Tank Theft; Sat. Street Closures
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/05/20 11:43 pm | updated: 06/05/20 11:46 pm
 
The Philadelphia District Attorney Office has brought charges against a Philadelphia police officer after video showed him striking a protestor near the head with a baton. Staff Inspector Joseph Bologna is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, and other related charges of 21-year-old Temple University student Evan Gorski. It happened on Monday near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Center City. Gorski was arrested, but charges have been dropped. "We are trying to be fair.... Read More

 
 
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NJ Gov Picks Fabiana Pierre-Louis for Supreme Court; Gun Shop Arrest; SEPTA Mask Policy; Mass Resume
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/05/20 3:54 pm | updated: 06/05/20 3:54 pm
 
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will nominate Fabiana Pierre-Louis to the state Supreme Court. She would become the first black woman on the court if she is confirmed. "Tomorrow, I will submit Fabiana's name to the New Jersey State Bar Association's Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee, and I look forward to their review, and upon their approval, to Fabiana's formal nomination," the governor said. She would be replacing Walter Timpone, who reaches the mandatory retirement... Read More

 
 
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Philly Mayor Announces Steering Committee; 3-Alarm Fire in Somerton; State Stores Reopening; NBA/NHL
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/04/20 11:45 pm | updated: 06/04/20 11:45 pm
 
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced on Thursday afternoon, 6/4, the creation of a steering committee 'to support our residents and move to a place of reconciliation and healing.' The committee will include civic and faith leaders, representatives of community-based organizations, and members of the LGBTQ community. It will be focused on 'the long-term, on reconciliation, on understanding, and on listening' and will look at 'public safety, criminal justice reform, and the underlying... Read More

 
 
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Philadelphia Area Moving to Yellow Phase; Protestors: Joe Gale Resign; Watch George Floyd Memorial
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/04/20 2:20 pm | updated: 06/04/20 2:20 pm
 
Philadelphia and the surrounding counties will be moving into the 'yellow' phase of the state's coronavirus COVID-19 reopening plan on Friday, June 5, despite the protests and civil unrest throughout the area the past week. Philadelphia officials announced on Thursday that the city will allow for the partial reopening of the economy. Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said, "The numbers justify us to moving to the next phase of our response to this epidemic." Last week,... Read More

 
 
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Italian Market Frank Rizzo Mural to be Replaced; Deadly Storms Hit Area; Man Arrested ATM Explosives
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/03/20 10:15 pm | updated: 06/03/20 10:17 pm
 
Officials announced Wednesday, 6/3, that the Frank Rizzo mural on 9th Street in South Philadelphia at the Italian Market will be replaced with a new mural. The current one was defaced with paint sometime Wednesday morning. The former mayor and police commissioner's statue was removed from Center City early Wednesday morning.

Murals Arts said today that it would no longer support, maintain, or repair the mural as is, but could not do anything about it because it was on... Read More

 
 
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Mayor Kenney Removes Frank Rizzo Statue; PA Turnpike Fires 500, Now Cashless; Center City Closed 6/3
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/03/20 11:19 am | updated: 06/03/20 11:19 am
 
The City of Philadelphia removed the statue of former Mayor and Police Commissioner Frank Rizzo from Thomas Paine Plaza early Wednesday morning, 6/3. The 9-foot bronze statue had stood in front of the Municipal Services Building across from City Hall since 1999. It was originally paid for by private funds. Since 2017, there had been increased pressure to have the statue removed and it had frequently been the target of vandalism. Most recently, on Saturday, May 30, it was spray painted... Read More

 
 
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Philly Officials Defend Tear Gas on I-676 Protest; Officials Condemn Vigilantes; PA Election Results
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/02/20 11:28 pm | updated: 06/02/20 11:28 pm
 
Philadelphia officials defended the use of smoke and tear gas on protestors who had made their way onto the Vine Street Expressway I-676 on Monday afternoon, 6/1. A group of a few thousand peaceful protestors were marching west on Vine Street late in the afternoon. The group took up a few blocks. The front of the group continued onto the on-ramp of the expressway at 22nd street. A large number of protestors eventually spilled on to the highway stopping traffic in both directions. Police... Read More

 
 
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ATM Explosions/Robbery, Man Dead; Gun Store Owner Shoots Burglar; Curfew Starts 8:30 pm Tuesday 6/2
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/02/20 2:45 pm | updated: 06/02/20 2:45 pm
 
Philadelphia Police are investigating a series of ATM explosions across the city overnight that left one man dead. There were at least 10 ATMs vandalized and robbed in various locations across the city. Mostly smaller machines at convenience stores and mini-marts were targeted. The vandals would use an explosive, like an M80, to blow open the ATM and steal the cash. A 24-year-old man was killed after attempting to use an explosive to blow up an ATM outside Sidekicks Sports Bar on N. 2nd... Read More

 
 
 
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