Tag Archive: Philadelphia

Because the City of Philadelphia Has Run Out of Real Problems to Solve

Because the City of Philadelphia no longer has any significant problems to grapple with, City Council needs to attack the alarming threat posed by regulated donation bins. 

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Football Season

It’s football season – finally. The Eagles have the Jaguars on Sunday afternoon. In case anyone needs to be reminded why we love Chip Kelly here:

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Philadelphia’s Misplaced Priorities

So the City of Philadelphia’s recycling Nazis police (or enforcement unit, or whatever they call themselves) recently paid me a visit. More accurately, they rummaged through my trash on pick up day looking to uncover evidence that I posed a threat to the Republic by mixing recyclables in with my ordinary trash. Evidently alerted by…

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Philadelphia’s Fiscal Mess

In a great post on Philadelphia Magazine’s Philly Post, former news anchor Larry Mendte asks why there isn;t more outrage here in Philadelphia in response to the significant tax increases that City Council has dumped on us in what will surely be a losing effort to try and shore up the City’s woeful fiscal situation….

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Third Circuit Upholds Prohibition on Credit Bid in Philadelphia Newspapers Auction

The incumbent management of the bankrupt company that owns the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News won a significant, but likely short lived, victory in the Third Circuit Yesterday. The Daily News reports that a three judge Thgird Circuit panel has upheld bankruptcy Judge Steven Raslavich’s ruling prohibiting the company’s creditors from using the…

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Bad News For Fumo

Another of State Senator Vice Fumo’s former aide’s has agreed to plead guilty and testify against their former boss. Looks like the rats are deserting the ship – with emphasis on the word rat. The Philly.com has the story: In another blow to State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo, a computer technician who prosecutors said carried…

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Philadelphia Sheriff Refuses To Enforce The Law

Anyone who has had the experience of trying to get a judgment enforced in Philadelphia, or has had dealings with the Philadelphia County Sheriff’s Office for any reason, cannot possibly be surprised by the following article, which will appear in tomorrow’s Wall Street Journal, detailing Philadelphia Sheriff John Green’s refusal to perform his duty and…

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