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John Bolaris Suspended Over Comments to Playboy
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/26/11 9:34 am | updated: 12/26/11 9:34 am
 
Philadelphia TV meteorologist John Bolaris has been suspended indefinitely by Fox 29 after Playboy magazine published an article about his being drugged and scammed by two women in Miami Beach in March 2010.

Bolaris is quoted throughout the story, in which he admits he went with the women because "I'm a guy. There was the thought I might get laid," and discusses his reputation as a ladies man. He also shares nude photos of women on his cell phone with Playboy writer Pat... Read More
 
 
Business
A Chance Remains to Save Philadelphia Refinery Jobs
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/22/11 11:03 am | updated: 12/22/11 11:03 am
 
There is still a chance that buyers will be found for the Philadelphia-area refineries that have closed or are being closed by Sunoco and ConocoPhillips, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

"Sunoco Inc. [NYSE:SUN] and ConocoPhillips [NYSE: ] are shopping their Delaware River refineries to a small group of potential buyers who might keep them open, saving about a thousand threatened jobs," the Inquirer said. Potential drawbacks to deals include the fact that the plants were made to... Read More
 
 
Business
Philadelphia Franklin Mills Mall Gets a JC Penney Again
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/22/11 10:59 am | updated: 12/22/11 10:59 am
 
J.C. Penney will be returning to the Franklin Mills mall in Philadelphia as a full-line store.

According to the Philadelphia Business Journal, the retailer had planned to close 19 outlet stores, including its Franklin Mills location.

In March, it will open a 100,000-square-foot store in the same space, a mall spokesperson said. It will have an updated design and an assortment of professional-and-lifestyle attire for men, women and children.

J.C.... Read More
 
 
Sports
Former Philadelphia Eagle Joins Suit Against NFL
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/22/11 10:41 am | updated: 12/22/11 10:41 am
 
The list of former players suing the NFL over brain injuries now includes a former Philadelphia Eagle.

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports: Dorsey Levens, who played with the Eagles in 2002 and 2004 and spent most of his career with the Green Bay Packers, has filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta. The other plaintiffs are former Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis, former Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers linebacker Fulton Kuykendall and... Read More
 
 
News
Bill Conlin Sex Abuse--List Grows
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 12/22/11 6:56 am | updated: 12/22/11 6:56 am
 
A sixth person has come out alleging sexual abuse as a child at the hands of Daily News sports writer, Bill Conlin.

The Inquirer broke the original story Tuesday, reporting that three women and a man said that Conlin had abused them when they were children in the 1970s.

Prosecutors in Gloucester County, where some of the alleged abuse occurred, could not bring criminal charges because assaults before 1996 fall outside the statute of limitations.
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City of Philadelphia Christmas Holiday---Monday, 12/26
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 12/22/11 6:53 am | updated: 12/22/11 6:53 am
 
With Christmas on Sunday this year, businesses are giving workers other days off. But which day varies.

The city of Philadelphia is taking Monday as its Christmas holiday, which is especially important if your trash pickup would normally be that day. It’ll be Tuesday instead, and collection all week will be one day late.

Most firms do the same thing, close the day after the Sunday holiday.

Merry Christmas, and enjoy continuous Christmas favorites... Read More
 
 
News
Phillies World Series Tickets Prostitution Conviction Overturned
 
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 12/22/11 6:47 am | updated: 12/22/11 6:47 am
 
The Philadelphia woman who made international headlines when she was arrested in Bensalem two years ago for allegedly offering sex to an undercover cop in exchange for Phillies' World Series tickets has had her attempted prostitution conviction overturned.

Her lawyer says "You can't have 'attempt' in a prostitution case - it's either a straight-up guilty or not guilty on prostitution."

They also found that she's not in the 'business' of prostitution, which is... Read More
 
 
Sports
Ed Wade to Return to the Philadelphia Phillies
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/20/11 11:46 am | updated: 12/20/11 11:46 am
 
The Phillies are bringing former GM Ed Wade back into the organization. Wade was fired by the Astros after last season. Ed will re-join the Philadelphia Phillies as a special consultant to the baseball operations department. During his time as GM in Philadelphia, Wade acquired players such as Jim Thome, Shane Victorino and Billy Wagner. He was also at the helm when the Phillies drafted Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Pat Burrell, Cole Hamels, Ryan Madson and Brett Myers.

In his new... Read More
 
 
Culture
Jon Anderson of Yes Featured in Holiday Greeting for Cancer Support
 
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/19/11 11:04 am | updated: 12/19/11 11:04 am
 
The Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia got permission to use a Jon Anderson song in their holiday greeting this year.

Jon Anderson, the lead singer of the rock group Yes, provided the soundtrack for the organization’s 2011 electronic holiday card.

The e-card can be viewed and heard at www.cancersupport-phila.org/happyholidays2011.html

The card was distributed to the cancer support organization’s friends, supporters, members, donors and... Read More
 
 
News
North Korea's Kim Jong Il is Dead; ex-Dictator's son Kim Jong-un Poised to Succeed As Leader
 
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/19/11 9:07 am | updated: 12/19/11 9:07 am
 
Kim Jong Il, the 69 year old dictator of Communist North Korea, died on Saturday. The state run network said Kim died of "overwork" while "dedicating his life to the people." And the official news agency said Kim suffered "great mental and physical strain" while on a train. There was no independent confirmation of the circumstances reported by the government, which routinely touted the seemingly mythic achievements of the "Dear Leader" during his lifetime. They did say, He suffered a heart... Read More
 
 
 
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