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20th Red Light Camera On In Philadelphia
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 12/03/11 1:06 pm | updated: 12/03/11 1:06 pm
The 20th red light camera in Philadelphia is now up and running in Center City.

Broad and Vine is the latest Philadelphia intersection with a red light camera, snapping pictures of drivers who do not stop. There was a two-month grace period but that is over now. The camera went live Friday at midnight.

Chris Vogler, manager of the red light camera program for the Philadelphia Parking Authority, says they surveyed the number of accidents and red-light violations... Read More
Philadelphia Christmas Tree Farms
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 12/03/11 1:04 pm | updated: 12/03/11 1:04 pm
The surrounding suburbs and farms around Philadelphia are full of festive options if you're feeling adventurous and want to pick your own tree this year.

From as close as Linvilla Orchards in Media to Sheerlund Forests in Reading, a wonderful holiday experience awaits you and your family. Offerings include hayrides, hot cocoa, warm cider, cookies, and visits with Santa.

Locations are listed at the Post on And for continuous Christmas music... Read More
Eagles and Vince Young Do Not Have the Right Answers
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/02/11 9:27 am | updated: 12/02/11 9:27 am
Asked after the Eagles most recent loss to the Seattle Seahawks about his play, quarterback Vince Young though he played okay, he just needs to take care of the ball. What? Young threw 4 picks on the losing end of a blowout and he thinks he played okay? Wrong answer.

This from CSN Philly:
Bad judgment has been the story of Vince Young’s season. Whether it was back at Lehigh, when he called the Eagles “a Dream Team,” or on the football field, where his... Read More
Ryan Howard Family Fund Donates $1.2 million to Philly Schools
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/02/11 9:17 am | updated: 12/02/11 9:17 am
The Ryan Howard Family Foundation will donate $1.2 Million in athletic equipment to the Philadelphia School District

Press Release from the City of Philadelphia:
Philadelphia, December 1, 2011- Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that the Ryan Howard Family Foundation will donate Adidas athletic wear valued at $1,152,000 to the School District of Philadelphia (SDP). The award will allow fifty-seven SDP high schools with athletic programs to select athletic shoes and apparel... Read More
Sunoco Closing a Philadelphia Refinery
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/02/11 9:05 am | updated: 12/02/11 9:05 am
Philadelphia will be losing more jobs as Sunoco pulls the plug on it's Marcus Hook refinery.

From Fox 29:
Sunoco is idling a refinery in suburban Philadelphia and says about 490 layoffs are expected.

Sunoco CEO Lynn Elsenhans said Thursday deteriorating market conditions are forcing the move at the facility in Marcus Hook.

The Philadelphia-based fuel company announced in September it was getting out of the refining business. It said two area... Read More
Rita's Water Ice Changes Hands
  by: iradiotom - Philadelphia, PA
started: 12/02/11 8:40 am | updated: 12/02/11 8:40 am
Rita's Water Ice has been sold, but don't worry about losing your gelati. And there's only 3 months until water ice season starts.

From the Philadelphia Business Journal:

One of Philadelphia's iconic brands changed hands Thursday — from one private equity firm to another.

Rita's Water Ice Franchise Co. was acquired by Falconhead Capital LLC, a New York-based private equity firm.

The water ice chain, which has local headquarters in... Read More
Arlene Ackerman Files For Unemployment
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 11/30/11 11:17 am | updated: 11/30/11 11:17 am
Former Philadelphia schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman, who was given a nearly $1-million buyout earlier this year, has applied for unemployment.

This comes after taxpayers funded a $905,000 buyout when she was shown the door in August.
As part of her separation agreement, the School Reform Commission agreed not to contest any unemployment claims she might file.
ased on her former salary, Ackerman would be eligible for the state maximum of $573 a... Read More
Occupy Philly Rousted and Ousted
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 11/30/11 11:15 am | updated: 11/30/11 11:15 am
"The Dilworth occupation is over," Mayor Nutter said at a news conference just before 7 a.m Wednesday.

Police swarmed around City Hall and rousted Occupy Philadelphia protesters from their encampment overnight, more than two days after a deadline passed for them to leave.

The occupiers responded by roaming around Center City, scattering and regrouping with police following their every move.

Mayor Nutter called the police operation to clear the plaza... Read More
November 30 Music Calendar
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 11/30/11 11:13 am | updated: 11/30/11 11:13 am
(1996) 15 Years Ago

Herbert Khaury, better known as Tiny Tim of "Tiptoe Through The Tulips" fame, dies at age 64 after having a heart attack on stage in Minneapolis,... Read More
November 29 Music Calendar
  by: Rebel - Havertown, PA
started: 11/29/11 11:13 am | updated: 11/29/11 11:13 am
(2001) 10 Years Ago

Beatles guitarist George Harrison dies of lung cancer in Los Angeles at age... Read More
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