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Fact Check: Local TV-News Traffic Reports About Philly-To-Shore Traffic

05/25/2014
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Fact Check: Local TV-News Traffic Reports About Philly-To-Shore Traffic

Investigation: Was this report from 6abc actually filmed on the Atlantic City Expressway? Result: The sign on the side of the road says Route 42, which leads to and fro the ACE. Ergo, the footage was not filmed on the ACE.

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Bad News: There Was A Fire At The Collmont Last Night. Good News: Damage Was Contained

05/21/2014
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Bad News: There Was A Fire At The Collmont Last Night. Good News: Damage Was Contained

Good God almighty, when I saw a tweet from Jen Miller this morning that served as notice of a blaze at Tom Fischer’s Tavern in Westmont (08108 represent!), I thought the worst. And from those pictures on the right of that montage atop that post (credit to Miller and newjerseyfireground), it’s hard to blame me.…

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The NY Post Apparently Had Second Thoughts About Discussing The ‘Fetus’ Inside Chelsea Clinton’s Womb

04/22/2014
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The NY Post Apparently Had Second Thoughts About Discussing The ‘Fetus’ Inside Chelsea Clinton’s Womb

Unborn child, fetus. Potato, potahto. Amirite, Murica? (Oh, I didn’t read the “column” to discern whether fetal talk was present or whatnot. Sorry.)

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Philly Daily News: Impregnating Chelsea Clinton Is More Awesome Than A Pulitzer

04/19/2014
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Philly Daily News: Impregnating Chelsea Clinton Is More Awesome Than A Pulitzer

For all the carrying on it does about winning state-journalism awards, the Philadelphia Daily News sure seems to think knocking up an ex-president’s daughter is more awesome than even a Pulitzer Prize, albeit one that was won by a writer for its co-owned “rival” newspaper. This picture comes to you from the Saturday, April 19…

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Philly.com Claims ‘First!’ On Story It Was, At Best, Fourth To Run [Updated]

04/07/2014
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Philly.com Claims ‘First!’ On Story It Was, At Best, Fourth To Run [Updated]

March 13, 2002 “Return to the House of Horrors: Fifteen years after the most ghastly crime in the city’s history, a survivor breaks her silence about Gary Heidnik.” (Philadelphia Weekly) March 29, 2012 “25 years later Heidnik captive recalls the horror” (Philadelphia Daily News) April 1, 2012 (from 1990 interview) “Heidnik Survivor Tells Her Story”…

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Josefina Rivera, Who Escaped Gary Heidnik’s House, Wrote A Book. You Should Buy It.

04/03/2014
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Josefina Rivera, Who Escaped Gary Heidnik’s House, Wrote A Book. You Should Buy It.

Twelve years ago, I headed from Philly down to a motel on the outskirts of Atlantic City to conduct an interview for a Philadelphia Weekly cover story. This Philadelphia Weekly cover story. Having previously announced she’d only tell her story for money–a request she did not make during a recent series of interviews for PW–Rivera…

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Meet The Philly Cop Who Allegedly Threatened A Man He’d Just Hit With A Car

04/02/2014
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Meet The Philly Cop Who Allegedly Threatened A Man He’d Just Hit With A Car

Oh, Edward Sawicki, what a shame you didn’t (allegedly) show any flash of anger-management skillz. To wit, courtesy of Philadelphia Police, aka Sawicki’s probably-soon-to-be former employer until union intervention: On October 20, 2013, at approximately 2:45 AM, at the location of 1100 S. 9th Street, P/O Edward Sawicki was involved in a minor auto versus…

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Why Is The Rocky Statue Newly Surrounded By Shrubbery?

04/02/2014
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Why Is The Rocky Statue Newly Surrounded By Shrubbery?

Driving Louden to school this morning, I noticed a peculiarity. Namely, that some folks were putting some sort of landscaping arch over the famed Rocky statue in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. So, I took a photo when stopped at a red light. This photo … … and asked that question up there…

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Are White People Scared About Getting Hit In The Face With Bricks Wimps?

03/27/2014
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Are White People Scared About Getting Hit In The Face With Bricks Wimps?

This may well be the pinnacle of Philadelphia trolling. Either that, or the city’s biggest jitbag made himself known yesterday. Traipsing on into the comments section of what may be the city’s last bastion of white intellectualism, PhillyMag.commenter “phlhui” made his thoughts known in regards to a Temple student getting her face smashed with a…

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Hit-and-Run At SXSW: ‘Everywhere You Look, Someone’s Been Hit’

03/13/2014
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Hit-and-Run At SXSW: ‘Everywhere You Look, Someone’s Been Hit’

Tragic hit-and-run at the South By Southwest music gathering in Austin, Texas early this morning. According to the Dallas Morning News … A man and woman were killed and 23 people were injured after a car plowed through a crowd of pedestrians at the SXSW music conference in downtown Austin early Thursday, police say. Five…

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