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Despite Rumors, Philadelphia Archdiocese Will Consider Appeals
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/10/12 2:25 pm | updated: 01/10/12 2:25 pm
The decision to close 49 schools in the Philadelphia Archdiocese triggered a swell of reaction. Untouched schools felt relief while those affected by closures ranged from deep disappointment to outrage. Several, such as Sacred Heart in Royersford feel the decision to close their school is based on old, incorrect enrollment and financial data and is planning to appeal. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has committed to review cases where schools believed that the recommended closing was based on... Read More
Beyonce and Jay-Z Welcome New Baby "Blue Ivy"
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/09/12 3:32 pm | updated: 01/09/12 3:32 pm
Beyonce and Jay-Z are proud parents of a brand new baby girl. Blue Ivy Carter is the name of the infant delivered to pop star Beyonce, 30, and her music mogul husband Jay-Z. Blue Ivy was born Saturday night, according to E! The singer gave birth at Lenox Hill Hospital on Manhattan's upper East Side. A hospital employee told the New York Daily News that the couple rented out the hospital's entire fourth floor for $1.3 million.

Listen to Beyonce's music on free... Read More
Homeless Advocates Set Up Suburban Station Location
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/09/12 10:46 am | updated: 01/09/12 10:46 am
Philadelphia homeless advocates are trying a new approach to get the chronically homeless into shelter, this winter. They've set up shop in a storefront in the Suburban Station concourse.

A census last spring found more than 200 people living in the concourse; often those most resistant to seeking help. So help is coming to them.

Medical services and case management services are available.

The storefront is open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. every evening... Read More
Neshaminy School Teachers On Strike
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/09/12 10:45 am | updated: 01/09/12 10:45 am
More than 600 teachers in the Neshaminy School District walked off the job Monday.

The teachers have been working without a contract since 2008 and say they haven't received a pay increases since the last contract expired.
They currently pay nothing toward their health insurance premiums.

The union says it has offered concessions worth millions of dollars and says the board has failed to negotiate in good faith.

The board counters that... Read More
Penn State Town Hall Meeting Comes To King Of Prussia
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/09/12 10:44 am | updated: 01/09/12 10:44 am
The Penn State Alumni Association is sponsoring a series of meetings for school president, Rodney Erickson to discuss the Jerry Sandusky abuse scandal and its aftermath.

Thursday, over 600 people have registered to meet at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge, where Erickson is attempting to fix the school’s public image and will try to ease concerns over cover-up allegations and the firing of long-time head coach Joe Paterno, among other issues.

Registration for... Read More
Archdiocese of Philadelphia to Close 4 High Schools and 44 Grade Schools
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/06/12 3:13 pm | updated: 01/06/12 3:13 pm
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced today the recommendations from it's year long blue ribbon commission and it's intent to close 4 high schools and close/merge around 40 elementary schools. The high schools will close outright, while the affected grade schools will be merged with other schools to create larger regional schools.

Declining enrollments, rising tuitions, and family's moving to outer suburbs have played a factor in reevaluating how the Archdiocese handles... Read More
Philadelphia 76ers Get to Come Home for Awhile
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/06/12 2:40 pm | updated: 01/06/12 2:40 pm
The 76ers started this abbreviated season away from home. And after five games, a 3 and 2 record and 11 days on the road, they'll be playing hoops close to home for awhile.

After the Friday night home opener against the Detroit Pistons, the 76ers won't have to venture far from the Wells Fargo Center for more than two weeks.

The Sixers play four straight games at home as well as eight of the next 10 and 18 of the next 22 games in Philadelphia. Included in the... Read More
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Expected to Announce Major School Closings
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/06/12 10:51 am | updated: 01/06/12 1:32 pm
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has taken the recommendations of it's 16-member blue-ribbon commission's year long review into the region's Catholic education into closed meetings this morning. They are to decide on the fate of the 156 elementary schools, 17 high schools, and 4 special eduction schools. The expectation is that as many as 40 elementary schools and 4 high schools could be closed this year.

Declining enrollments, rising tuitions, and family's moving to outer suburbs... Read More
New Jersey Internet Gambling Still Waiting
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 01/05/12 11:22 am | updated: 01/06/12 10:46 am
Plans were to fast track internet gambling in New Jersey through Senate and Assembly Committes today and have it on Governor Chris Christie's desk by Monday.

Instead, sponsors will reintroduce the plan next week when a new legislature is seated.

The idea is to allow personal online accounts with Atlantic City casinos for New Jersey residents only and they must be within the state while gambling.

And word is it may require a voter... Read More
16 Philadelphia Genaurdi's Supermarkets Sold
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/05/12 2:13 pm | updated: 01/05/12 2:13 pm
Giant Foods announced it will pay $106 million for 16 Genuardi's stores in the Philadelphia market. Three other Genuardi's stores will be closed and eight Genuardi's locations are still for sale, parent Safeway Inc. said separately, and the Genuardi's name is apparently on its way out.

The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that the 16 stores being acquired by Giant will bear the Giant name. The deal is expected to close by midyear. With the 16 stores, Giant will have 56... Read More
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