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City Council President Proposes Ads on City Hall… Again

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Back in December of 2011 we wrote about City Council President Darrell Clarke wanting to put advertisements on city buildings in order to boost revenue. Nearly two years later, Clarke  is still holding on to the controversial idea. Later this week, Philadelphia City Council will hold a hearing to discuss the plan, Continue reading »

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Pennsylvania: Worst Place in the Northeast for Gay Rights?

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The equal sign has taken over Facebook this week– and not because math suddenly became trendy. The logo is a symbol for equality, and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has been encouraging supporters of same-sex marriage to use it as their Facebook profile picture. Yesterday, supporters and non-supporters of same-sex Continue reading »

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Philly’s Elementary Schools Could Get Metal Detectors

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Ever since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, gun control has been growing concern for nearly every school in America. And now even some of Philly’s elementary schools are beginning to weigh the possible benefits of increased security. When a seven-year-old boy brought a gun into John Reynolds Elementary School in North Continue reading »

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Theater Exile Will Bring Frank Rizzo to the Stage

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A few of you may remember the “good old days” when Mayor Frank Rizzo ran this city with an iron fist. But those who are less familiar with the controversial Philly icon may be able to get a crash course soon. On March 22nd, Philadelphia’s Theater Exile brokered a deal Continue reading »

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Philly’s Homicide Rate Lower than Last Year

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Good news for people who hate murder! It turns out that the homicide rate for the city formerly known as the city of brotherly love has actually gone down from last year. No, we’re not making this up! District Attorney Seth Williams recently posted about the good news on Twitter, Continue reading »

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Philly’s Sugary Drinks are Safe… For Now

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You can continue enjoying your regular Big Gulp-induced sugar overdose, because it’s not going anywhere. This is according to Mayor Michael Nutter, who doesn’t plan on banning sugary drinks in Philadelphia anytime soon. However, Mayor Nutter did say he will be watching New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s soda war with Continue reading »

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Councilman Wants to Protect Your Social Media Accounts From Employers

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Your regretful Facebook activity might not affect your career after all, that is, if local Councilman Bill Greenlee gets his way. Councilman Greenlee recently rolled out a new bill that would prohibit employers from requesting passwords to your social accounts. Greenlee stated his aim was for the ”protection of privacy,“ and that Continue reading »

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