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Divine Lorraine Hotel has Seen More Attention this Year than in Over Decade
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 03/25/12 6:27 pm | updated: 03/25/12 6:27 pm
Earlier this year, the city of Philadelphia and Mayor Nutter began to pressure the current owners and developers of the Divine Lorraine Hotel at Broad Street and Fairmount Ave in North Philadelphia to do something with the historic building that is failing into disrepair. Empty for over a decade, it is becoming an eyesore in the Mayor's opinion and a blockade to North Broad's revival.

The Divine Lorraine was built between 1892 and 1894 and housed some of Philadelphia's wealthiest... Read More
Chase Utley Speaks Out About Knee Problem; No Time Table When He Will Be Back
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 03/25/12 9:47 am | updated: 03/25/12 11:09 am
Chase Utley does not know when he will be back on the field, but he does expect to play this year. There is no set time table in he recovery this year, much the same as last year when he missed the first 46 games.

Last week, Utley left Spring Training camp suddenly and went to see a specialist in Phoenix. The therapist, Brett Fischer, who has also worked with Donovan McNabb, Jim Thome, and dozens of other professional athletes suggested non-surgical treatments such as stretches... Read More

Mayor Nutter calls Trayvon an "assassination"; Hoodie Rally planned for Monday at Love Park
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 03/25/12 11:02 am | updated: 03/25/12 11:02 am
Philadelphians will rally once again Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Love Park with a candlelight vigil. This is the one month anniversary of the death of teenager Trayvon Martin. Organizers are asking that demonstrators show up wearing hoodies as a show of support of the unarmed teenager who was killed by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer. This is the second organized demonstration in Philadelphia, there was a march on Friday which drew thousands. There have been other such... Read More
Northeast Philly Tire Slashing Suspect Caught on Video
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 03/24/12 2:16 pm | updated: 03/24/12 2:16 pm
Philadelphia Police have a break in the case of tire slashing vandalism that has run rampant in the North East without any clues for months. They now have surveillance footage from 9:30pm on Thursday night showing a young man slashing the tires of two cars at Cottman and Rowland avenues. There were a total of 9 vehicles vandalized that night.

The person in the video calming slashes the tires of one car, then goes across the street and hits another. The whole incident lasts under... Read More
Thousands of Philadelphians Join 'Million Hoodie March'; Obama calls it a "tragedy"
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 03/23/12 5:15 pm | updated: 03/23/12 6:12 pm
Several thousand people marched in Philly from 30th Street Station to Love Park tonight as part of a Philadelphia segment of the "Million Hoodie March." The march's intent was to show support for Trayvon Martin, an African American teenager who was shot-to-death last month while walking home by a neighborhood watch volunteer in his Florida town, and also to bring awareness of the perceived injustice in the case. The watch volunteer has not been charged citing "self-defense".

The... Read More

The People's Champ, FredEx, aka Freddie Mitchell in Jail on child-support warrant.
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 03/22/12 7:36 pm | updated: 03/22/12 7:36 pm
Say it ain't so Freddie?! You were the People's Champ. 4th down Freddie. FredEx... You always delivered. Apparently you forgot to deliver the child support checks. (and taxes)

Former Eagle Wide Receiver Freddie Mitchell, 33, surrendered March 12 voluntarily on tax-fraud charges to authorities in Orlando, FL, and was released on his own recognizance. He was arraigned today and a court date was set for May 1st.

However, there was also child-support warrant from... Read More

Villanova Guard Maalik Wayns Going to NBA Draft
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 03/22/12 4:16 pm | updated: 03/22/12 4:16 pm
Villanova Junior Guard and Roman Catholic grad Maalik Wayns has decided to forego his Senior season with the Wildcats and try his chances in the 2012 NBA Draft. He originally reserved the right to remove his name by April 10 and return to school like all underclassmen. Now he is all in.

"The NBA has been a lifelong dream of mine and I have decided now is the time to pursue it," said Wayns, who led the Wildcats in scoring in 2011-12 with a 17.6 ppg average. "I loved my three years... Read More
Whitney Houston Coroner Report Rules Drowning and Cocaine Use
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 03/22/12 4:00 pm | updated: 03/22/12 4:00 pm
The LA coroner's report has been issued today, ending weeks of speculation into how 48-year-old singer, Whitney Houston, died before she was found submerged in the bathtub of her Beverly Hills Hotel suite on February 11, the day before the Grammy's.

The coroner has ruled Houston's death an accidental drowning. She did have traces of marijuana, the anti-anxiety medication Xanax, the muscle relaxant Flexeril as well as Benadryl in her system. But the coroner's office concluded that... Read More
SEPTA's Transit Police Suddenly Go On Strike
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 03/21/12 4:15 pm | updated: 03/21/12 4:15 pm
Officers with SEPTA's transit police have gone on strike today as of 2pm. SEPTA and the union for the around 220 transit police officers have not been able to reach a settlement regarding the last few points of their contract. The two were in negotiations today when the union decided to strike at the last minute.

SEPTA officials say contingency plans are in place to provide security for its riders. Philadelphia officers will patrol the Broad Street and Market Frankford lines, as... Read More
Free Tickets to Barnes Foundation Still Available; "Going Fast"
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 03/21/12 6:13 am | updated: 03/21/12 6:13 am
Free tickets for the first 10 days of opening of the new Barnes Foundation gallery on Benjamin Franklin Parkway between 20th and 21st Street are still available, but they are going fast according to a foundation spokesperson. She said the greatest chance to get a ticket would be on the nights of Memorial Day weekend, May 26 - 28. Those days offer around the clock access to the gallery. Tickets are still available throughout the entire 10 days, for now.

The new 93,000-square-foot... Read More
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