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Today In Great Crime-Story Quotes: ‘I Salute The Homie That Did That’

06/24/2013
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Today In Great Crime-Story Quotes: ‘I Salute The Homie That Did That’

That magnificent quote comes from Taylor White, a gentleman who was in line to procure a pair of the new LeBron X EXT kicks when some skell came up on the scene robbing folks only to get bullet dropped by a Homie who stood up for erbody. Getting a pair of the coveted sneakers meant…

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When A (Tweeter For A) City’s Paper Of Record Doesn’t Recognize A City’s Geography

06/23/2013
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When A (Tweeter For A) City’s Paper Of Record Doesn’t Recognize A City’s Geography

A big-old Powerball-winning ticket was sold in Philadelphia’s Point Breeze section. Some stories about this big-old Powerball-winning ticket initially said that the ticket was sold in Northeast Philly. Point Breeze is in South Philly. Ironically, the updated story itself was accurate insofar as Point Breeze is Southwest Philly-ish. Northeast, Southwest, whatever, Kanye got us all…

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This Is The Best Tweet Ever About The Jodi Arias Case

06/23/2013
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This Is The Best Tweet Ever About The Jodi Arias Case

Oh SNAP. Nancy Grace just got schooled by Geraldo Rivera. Yet, one of Nancy Grace’s minions just jumped all over him for speaking truths.

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Philadelphia City Council ‘Pretty Much Shot Our Load’ When It Comes To School Funding

06/18/2013
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Philadelphia City Council ‘Pretty Much Shot Our Load’ When It Comes To School Funding

Yes, I am immature. But it’s good to see that City Councilmen Bill Green, Bobby Henon and Kenyatta Johnson caught the double entendre when Council President Darrell Clarke noted that the legislative body “pretty much shot our load” on various measures designed to raise funding for the city’s public schools. Go ahead. See for yourself.…

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Dear Bicyclists, When Part Of A Bike-Safety Event, Don’t Ride Like Maniacs

06/18/2013
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Dear Bicyclists, When Part Of A Bike-Safety Event, Don’t Ride Like Maniacs

From the Fox affiliate in Washington D.C.: Wednesday evening last week just before nightfall, an estimated 600 people gathered for a monthly meet up in Dupont Circle called DC Bike Party. “Our goal is to have a good time, help other people have a good time and to be safe,” said Lia Seremetis. She is…

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Don’t Rush To Judgement About The Guy Who Attacked Medics And Tried To Steal A Fire Truck After Getting Hit By A Car [Update]

06/17/2013
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Don’t Rush To Judgement About The Guy Who Attacked Medics And Tried To Steal A Fire Truck After Getting Hit By A Car [Update]

It’s not likely news to you that I got hit by a car in 2008. If it is, please refer to this link. Fast-forward to today, when the quirky Philly news can be summarized by the headline of a story I wrote: Man struck by car on Boulevard near Germantown attacks medics in ambulance, tries…

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Here’s A Picture Of That Protestor Who Interrupted The French Open Men’s Championship Match

06/09/2013
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Here’s A Picture Of That Protestor Who Interrupted The French Open Men’s Championship Match

And, yet, Philadelphia will still rest atop the worst fans list. Smdh.

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Hear Me, Hear Me (Talking About Germantown High School Closing)

05/31/2013
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Hear Me, Hear Me (Talking About Germantown High School Closing)

I was on NewsWorks Tonight (90.9 FM in Philly) Thursday talking about my ongoing series regarding the closure of 99-year-old Germantown High School. Check it out via this link.

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5 Random ‘Philly’ Videos Posted On YouTube Today* Vol. IV

05/27/2013
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5 Random ‘Philly’ Videos Posted On YouTube Today* Vol. IV

*In which I, in spare moments, search YouTube for “Philly” and grab five videos at random posted within the past 24 hours (or so). 1. “Footage Adam Kokesh Getting Carried Away by Police at Pro-Marijuana Rally in Philly- May 18, 2013” 2. “Philly Telangana Night 2013 Guitar song Its girl by Jason Derulo” 3. “Philadelphia…”…

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My Alma Mater’s AD Loses Job For Putting Dog Poo On Ex-Wife’s Car, But Gets It Back Because Why Not

05/24/2013
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My Alma Mater’s AD Loses Job For Putting Dog Poo On Ex-Wife’s Car, But Gets It Back Because Why Not

So anyway, this little story comes from Tha 08108, land of heroes. It involves Alan Carr, the former/reinstated athletic director at Haddon Township High School. I’ll let the Courier Post take it from here: The state education commissioner has overturned the termination of Haddon Township High School’s athletic director, who in May 2012 was caught…

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