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Philadelphia Murder Rate Up Again
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/30/11 8:08 am | updated: 12/30/11 8:08 am
In 2011, Philadelphia earned a title that no one is proud of. Murders in the city are up again. Philadelphia has the highest homicide rate of the nation's 10 most populous cities, according to statistics provided by each city's police department. Even worse, fewer murders are getting solved. has reported that with a few days left, Philadelphia's homicide tally stood at 324 Wednesday, including the eight victims allegedly killed in previous years by West Philly... Read More
Philadelphia Councilwoman Collects $478,000 DROP Rayment
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/29/11 9:04 am | updated: 12/29/11 9:04 am
Philadelphia Councilwoman Marian Tasco retires, collects a huge DROP payment, and then goes back to work. The Daily News reported she will collect more than $478,000 at retirement this week, then return to office within days, and keep all the money. Tasco’s participation in the controversial DROP program probably cost her the race for council president. Others in the program will also retire briefly, collect and return to work.
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Winter Classic Penn State Hockey
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 12/29/11 7:47 am | updated: 12/29/11 7:47 am
Hockey's Winter Classic is January 2nd between the Flyers and New York Rangers. One of the other many outdoor hockey games on tap for Citizens Bank Park next week will be a college battle between 14-2 Penn State and 7-3 Neumann University on January 4th.

Neumann is one of the top squads in Division III while Penn State is transitioning up to the Division I level from club status in the ACHA. Nittany Lions head coach Guy Gadowsky says that transition is going quite well.Read More
Camden County Police Department Opposition
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 12/29/11 7:44 am | updated: 12/29/11 7:44 am
Opponents of a plan to form a new Camden County Police Department, with the city of Camden it's one and only participant, have laid out their plans to kill the whole idea before it ever gets started.

Police union leaders were flanked by community activists on the steps of Camden City Hall. Former city councilman Ali Sloan-El believes the move to a countywide force isn’t meant to keep the people safe, “That is union busting and that is taking our rights and this is a takeover... Read More
Philadelphia's First Poet Laureate: Sonia Sanchez
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 12/29/11 7:42 am | updated: 12/29/11 7:42 am
Mayor Nutter named 77-year-old Sonia Sanchez, a noted poet and teacher, the city's first poet laureate.

Nutter says Sanchez "exemplifies the role a poet can play in helping to define a city and helping its citizens discover beauty."

Sanchez, who lives in west Philadelphia, says she has already fielded congratulations from fellow writers Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison. She says people are telling her she's been the city's unofficial poet laureate for years.Read More
Arlen Specter Does Stand Up Comedy in Philadelphia
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/29/11 7:37 am | updated: 12/29/11 7:37 am
Arlen Specter made an appearance this week in Philadelphia - at Helium Comedy Club. No joke. Specter did a few minutes of stand-up at the club's open mic night. reported on Specter's appearance, "I've been in comedy now for 30 years," the former senator explained.

Taking a try at stand-up was a natural step after spending so many years in the "sit-down comedy" of Congress - and, Specter noted, it was considerably less expensive.
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Philadelphia's Kimmel Center New Year's Day Celebration
  by: callaboots - Media, PA
started: 12/28/11 8:39 am | updated: 12/28/11 8:39 am
New Year's is less than a week away! If you don't have any plans, make your way into Philadelphia to welcome 2012, there are plenty of attractions to consider.

Penn's Landing is featuring a syncronized fireworks and music show at a family-friendly 6pm and also a later show at midnight. If you can't make the midnight show, CBS3 is airing a televised broadcast! More information about this event and plenty of others can be found through the Delaware River Waterfront Read More
Philadelphia to Recycle Christmas Trees
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/27/11 8:14 am | updated: 12/27/11 12:05 pm
The Philadelphia Streets Department has announced that The Residential Christmas Tree Recycling Program will run for two weeks in 2012.

Streets Commissioner Clarena Tolson said Tuesday, the 24-year-old program would provide citizens an environmentally safe alternative to dispose of used trees from Tuesday, January 3 through Saturday, January 14.

Those who wish to drop off trees to be recycled may take them to the Streets Department Sanitation Convenience Centers at... Read More
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Glad You're on the Internet
  by: jrcaldwell2 - Langhorne, PA
started: 12/26/11 6:45 am | updated: 12/27/11 7:35 am
I found your website a couple of weeks ago and I like the great lineup of stations. I'm especially pleased to be able to listen again to Martini Lounge...and now the signal is far better than the signal ever was on AM 1340. I'm glad you're on the internet. [I downloaded your iPhone... Read More
Kwanzaa Begins
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 12/26/11 6:26 pm | updated: 12/26/11 6:26 pm
The African American Cultural and Arts Center and Museum in Camden held its 10th annual Kwanzaa Celebration on Monday afternoon to mark the first of the seven principles of the holiday.

It included music, an acknowledgment of the elders, a sign of respect to those that have died, and a candle lighting ceremony in which the black candle is lit symbolizing the first principle of Kwanzaa which is unity.

One principle is celebrated each day from December 26th through... Read More
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