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Villanova University Plans to Remake Lancaster Avenue
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/27/12 6:06 am | updated: 01/27/12 6:06 am
 
Villanova University is proposing a $200 million expansion to its campus along Lancaster Avenue that would add more housing and retail to space that is currently parking lots.

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that early plans call for constructing four, four- to five-story residence halls, a performing arts center, retail space and an 1,800-vehicle parking garage on the main parking lots. The retail space would be oriented toward the students and mean relocating the... Read More
 
 
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Mayor Michael Nutter Puts $20,000 Bounty On The Head of Every Murderer
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/26/12 3:15 pm | updated: 01/26/12 3:15 pm
 
Mayor Nutter announced the City of Philadelphia's new crime-fighting strategy that will rely more on rewards and bounty to bring forward witnesses and information. The city will pay up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of someone for homicide. People can also get $500 for tips pointing to the location of illegal guns and weapons.

"To every criminal out there: I just put a $20,000 bounty on your head," Nutter said, speaking at a news conference at... Read More

 
 
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2012 Philadelphia Flower Show Theme Announced
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/26/12 10:36 am | updated: 01/26/12 10:36 am
 
The plans for the 2012 Philadelphia Flower Show have been announced.

This year's theme is "Hawaii: Islands of Aloha." New technology will play a role this year, including special video effects, and new motion graphics that will transform waterfalls into lava flows and breaking waves.

The layout of the Flower Show has been changed, and a Flower Show "app" has been created, which will be available February 20th.
The show runs March 4th through 11th. ... Read More
 
 
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Philadelphia Area Legislators Oppose Corbett Food Stamps Moves
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/26/12 10:34 am | updated: 01/26/12 10:34 am
 
Philadelphia area legislators gathered today to criticize a series of moves by Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett that they say are aimed at cutting programs for poor people.

The most recent change — imposing an asset test for food stamp applicants — will actually cost the state money, according to George Matysik of the food bank Philabundance, because food stamps are paid for by the federal government and spent in local grocery stores.



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Kidnap Hoax Woman, Bonnie Sweeten, Sentenced
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/26/12 10:32 am | updated: 01/26/12 10:32 am
 
Bonnie Sweeten, the Bucks County woman who faked her own kidnapping and fled to Disney World as her thieving past was catching up to her, has been sentenced to just over eight years in federal prison.

Sweeten today told the judge she was sorry. She apologized to all the victims from whom she stole a total of more than $1 million.

Victims included her former law firm boss, clients, even a 91-year-old relative suffering from dementia.


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Philadelphia Sports Announcer Andy Musser Passes
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/25/12 4:40 am | updated: 01/25/12 4:40 am
 
Andy Musser "did play-by-play for every major sports team in Philadelphia except the NHL Flyers", says the Philadelphia Inquirer.

He worked Phillies baseball from 1976 to 2001, most of that time alongside the legendary Harry Kalas and Richie "Whitey" Ashburn.

Musser broadcast the NBA Philadelphia 76ers championship team that included Wilt Chamberlain.

Musser left the Phillies in 2001 and worked for Anchor Steam Beer – joking that he’d made a... Read More
 
 
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Soccer All Star Game to be Played in Philadelphia in 2012
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/24/12 8:02 am | updated: 01/24/12 8:02 am
 
Philadelphia will host the 2012 Major League Soccer All Star Game. Actually PPL Park in Chester, home to the Philadelphia Union, will be the site of the game.

The New York-based league said Tuesday that the 18,500-seat stadium will host the event July 25.

The game will be televised on ESPN 2 and ESPN International.

Three days of events are planned at the stadium. The actual game will feature a team of Major League Soccer stars versus an... Read More
 
 
Culture
Bruce Springsteen Tour Hits Philadelphia in March
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/24/12 7:41 am | updated: 01/24/12 7:41 am
 
Bruce Springsteen's Wrecking Ball Tour will be coming to Philadelphia in March.

The Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Wrecking Ball world tour starts March 18 in Atlanta and will come to the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia on March 28 and 29. Tickets go on sale this Saturday.

All 19 dates on the tour will bee indoor arenas including two dates each in Madison Square Garden and East Rutherford, N.J. The only outdoor show announced is at the New... Read More
 
 
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Joe Paterno Funeral/Memorial Arrangements Announced including Public Viewing and Service
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/23/12 7:56 am | updated: 01/23/12 7:56 am
 
Funeral and memorial services have been announed for former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, who died Sunday.

Here is the schedule:

Schedule of Events for Services Honoring Joe Paterno

TUESDAY

Public Viewing - Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

1:00pm -11:00pm

WEDNESDAY

Public Viewing - Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

8:00am - noon

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University of Pennsylvania Sleep Medicine New Findings
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/23/12 7:42 am | updated: 01/23/12 7:42 am
 
Local researchers have proof from a nationwide study that poor sleep will hurt your health.
Researchers have known there's a correlation between poor sleep and obesity.

Now sleep disturbances such as trouble falling asleep or staying asleep can be linked to several cardiovascular and metabolic disorders according to Dr. Michael Grandner, research associate in the Division of Sleep Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

The study also shows that getting... Read More
 
 
 
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