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Philadelphia Housing Authority: Vacant Property Auction
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 10/13/11 7:15 am | updated: 10/13/11 7:15 am
More than four hundred vacant properties in North, South, and West Philadelphia will go up for auction November 16.

The auctions will be held at the Philadelphia Housing Authority's finance office building in the Greater Grays Ferry development.

The available properties range from lots to rowhouses and multiunit buildings, and will be offered individually as well as in groups of up to 25.

The PHA holds an inventory of 3,300 blighted properties.... Read More
Bell Bottoms
October 13 Music Calendar
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 10/13/11 5:27 am | updated: 10/13/11 5:27 am
(1941) 70 Years Ago

Paul Simon is born in Newark,... Read More
Mummers and Prostitutes Arrested in Philadelphia
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 10/12/11 1:48 pm | updated: 10/12/11 1:48 pm
The Mummers are an institution in Philadelphia. And prostitution may be the oldest profession. Now the two are tangled after a raid in South Philly Tuesday night. Eleven people were arrested and charged with prostitution and two club members were arrested on liquor charges at the Downtowners Fancy Brigade clubhouse.

Undercover police found naked and barely clothed women participating in sex acts inside the club

The raid at the Downtowners Fancy Brigade... Read More
Christmas in Philadelphia - Let the Christmas Music Begin!
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 10/11/11 1:19 pm | updated: 10/11/11 1:19 pm
According to old Christmas legend, businesses and customers waited until after Thanksgiving to get into the Christmas spirit. Now, neither can wait until Hallowe'en passes before the yuletide decorations go up, the holiday sales begin and best of all, the Christmas music begins! Are you in the mood for Christmas music 24/7? Click Mistletoe to satisfy your holiday urge.

At the beginning of October, retailers around Philadelphia started... Read More
Bike and Ped Friendlier JFK Blvd and Market Street?
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 10/11/11 7:16 am | updated: 10/11/11 7:16 am
Traffic lanes on Market Street and JFK Boulevard have been reduced from four lanes to three for the next two weeks to test if the streets can be more pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly.

The curbside lane on the north side of Market and the curbside lane on the south side of JFK will be closed between 15th and 20th streets.

The test began Saturday and continues through Oct. 23.

The trial-run is a joint project of the Mayor's Office of Transportation and... Read More
School Of The Pennsylvania Ballet to Return
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 10/11/11 7:14 am | updated: 10/11/11 7:14 am
This week, the Pennsylvania Ballet plans to break ground at 321 N. Broad St. for a $17.5 million project that will feature five dance studios, offices, and facilities for a soon-to-return School of the Pennsylvania Ballet.

The organization has raised $11.2 million for the first phase of the project which will pay for the demolition of an existing building and renovation of a former garage for Brink's trucks into four dance studios.

Coming later will be a fifth... Read More
Steve Jobs Impact on Music Business
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 10/08/11 6:10 am | updated: 10/08/11 6:10 am
Steve Jobs never played a musical instrument and never sang publicly. But the mark Apple's founder made on the music industry is more significant than many hall-of-famers. Steve Jobs is the cover story in Billboard magazine this week recognizing his legacy, innovations in digital music and his impact on the music industry which will be felt for decades.

Here's this week's Top 10 Albums according to Billboard:

1. J. Cole - Cole World
Hear it on Read More
Philadelphia Orchestra Opening Moved Due to Strike
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 10/08/11 5:23 am | updated: 10/08/11 5:23 am
The Philadelphia Orchestra will open as scheduled on Thursday, but not at the Kimmel Center. Negotiations are continuing between Kimmel and striking Local 8, but the outcome of those talks is still uncertain. So the opening will take place at Irvine Auditorium at the University of Pennsylvania. The post concert gala will be moved to Penn's Museum of Archeology and Anthropology. Two Chamber Orchestra concerts have already been cancelled and the Audra McDonald concert has been rescheduled for... Read More
City Employers Facing Paid Sick Days
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 10/06/11 6:15 am | updated: 10/06/11 6:15 am
A bill requiring all city employers to provide paid sick leave was vetoed by Mayor Nutter in June, but a different plan received City Council committee approval this week.

The bill, which would require the city and employers with city contracts, funding or leases, to provide up to seven earned sick days a year and would be a part of the living-wage and benefits law.

This bill affects fewer employers, is different from the previous bill and this plan, has nine... Read More
DRPA Bridge Traffic Down
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 10/06/11 6:10 am | updated: 10/06/11 6:10 am
Higher tolls have meant less traffic on four Delaware River bridges linking Philadelphia and South Jersey.

Since tolls increased by $1, traffic has been down about 4 percent on the Ben Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry, and Betsy Ross Bridges.
Bridge traffic is at the lowest level in more than a decade, projected to dip to 50 million vehicles this year. The peak was 55 million in 2007.

Ridership is up on the PATCO commuter rail line about 4.4 percent... Read More
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