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  • Pedro Cortes, Pa. secretary of state, steps down

    10/12/2017 4:24:41 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 38 replies
    philly dot com ^ | 10-11-17 | Chris Brennan
    Pedro Cortes, Pennsylvania’s secretary of state, abruptly resigned from office Wednesday, three weeks after his agency came under criticism for a glitch that may have allowed thousands of ineligible immigrants statewide to vote. Cortes’ departure was announced in a 349-word “personnel update” emailed from Gov. Wolf’s office that offered no reason and focused almost entirely on his replacement, interim Secretary of State Robert Torres. Just 14 of the words were about Cortes, who also served as secretary of state from 2003 to 2010 under Gov. Ed Rendell. J.J. Abbott, a spokesman for Wolf, said he could not offer an explanation...
  • Candidate admits US rep's campaign paid him for leaving race

    10/03/2017 9:11:38 AM PDT · by topher · 9 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3-Oct-2017 | AP
    PHILADELPHIA— A onetime challenger to U.S. Rep. Bob Brady pleaded guilty Monday to hiding a $90,000 payment from the powerful Philadelphia Democrat’s campaign in exchange for dropping out of a 2012 primary. Jimmie Moore, a 66-year-old former city judge, pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of filing a false campaign finance report, and agreed to cooperate with any investigations related to the primary campaign. “I don’t disagree with what the government said I did,” Moore told Judge Jan DuBois.
  • Jacobs Engineering wins 10-year PA traffic management contract

    09/20/2017 11:09:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    ConstructionDIVE ^ | June 27, 2017 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded Jacobs Engineering Group a 10-year, multimillion dollar contract to design an active traffic management (ATM) system for Interstate 76 through Philadelphia, according to Traffic Technology Today. Jacobs' services for the Schuylkill Expressway will include preliminary and system engineering, design, analysis of alternatives, right-of-way acquisition and construction consultancy.The final ATM system could include occasional use of the shoulder, connected vehicle technology, variable speed limit signage and traffic jam detection and alerts. PennDOT could also implement features like ramp metering, junction control, dynamic lane assignments, and multimodal strategies in tandem with shoulder use....
  • Hoskins continues torrid pace with 18th HR

    09/14/2017 7:30:36 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 6 replies
    Philadelphia Phillies ^ | September 14, 2017 | Todd Zolecki
    PHILADELPHIA -- Rhys Hoskins mixed it up Thursday night at Citizens Bank Park. He crushed his 18th home run of the season in the second inning against Marlins right-hander Vance Worley, but this one sailed into the stands in right-center field. It is the first opposite-field homer of his career. Hoskins is the fastest player on record to hit 18 homers, needing only 34 games to reach the mark. Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez had been the previous fastest, hitting his 18th and 19th homers in his 45th career game. Hoskins crushed an 0-2 fastball from Worley. The ball left his...
  • Afro-pick sculpture placed near statue of former Philly mayor Frank Rizzo

    09/14/2017 4:25:08 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 17 replies
    Penn Live ^ | September 13, 2017
    A sculpture of a 12-foot-tall afro pick now sits feet from the controversial statue of former Philly mayor Frank Rizzo in Philadelphia. The statue, installed by Mural Arts Philadelphia, is a temporary exhibit on Thomas Paine Plaza near 15th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard at the city municipal services building. Created by artist Hank Willis Thomas, it is titled "All Power to All People," and is part of a new public art project called "Monument Lab" that will include works from 20 artists placed at a dozen sites around the city over nine weeks. Thomas said he didn't create...
  • Police Union President Calls BLM Protesters Outside Philly Officer's House 'Pack of Rabid Animals'

    09/01/2017 11:35:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    WCAU-TV ^ | September 1, 2017 | Brian X. McCrone
    Philadelphia cops held a rally of their own Thursday night in response to a protest last week by local Black Lives Matter activists outside the home of a cop identified in a fatal civilian shooting. The rally was held at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 headquarters and featured several speakers. Emotions quickly escalated and FOP President John McNesby made one jarring statement. "When you go to work each day, you shouldn't have to worry that a pack of rabid animals will suddenly show up at your home and openly threaten your family," he told the gathered crowd of...
  • Antifa, black-clad and often violent, is strong in Philly

    08/31/2017 3:16:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | August 29, 2017 | Nancy Phillips & Craig R. McCoy
    In January, on the evening of President Trump’s inauguration, a band of bandanna-wearing vandals raced along South Street, shattering the windows of two banks and a dozen storefronts. “They came by and had masks on,” recalled Tanya Italia, manager of a high-end furniture store. “They just smashed the window with a hammer. It was just a day of vandalism. I don’t think of them as real protesters.” The next month, an evening protest march along Broad Street turned ugly at Temple University. Some anti-Trump demonstrators tossed latex gloves filled with dye at Philadelphia police and campus officers, the university said....
  • George Soros Floods Local DA Races With $1,700,000 in Philadelphia

    08/28/2017 10:14:23 AM PDT · by Oatka · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon via Pamela Geller ^ | Aug 25, 2017 | Joe Schoffstall
    If Soros is spending this much on local DA races in Philadelphia, imagine how much he is pouring into more important and higher-profile contests. Soros is attempting to bring his anti-Americanism, socialism, and globalist internationalism into every sphere of American life, and destroy every vestige of America as a free nation. If you are unfamiliar with Soros’s actual past, remember that, as 60 Minutes reported in 2006, “While hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews were being shipped off to the death camps, George Soros accompanied his phony godfather on his appointed rounds, confiscating property from the Jews.” I have long...
  • Philadelphia: Muslim gives finger to security cameras, urinates on front door of synagogue

    08/27/2017 9:56:48 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 33 replies
    Geller Report ^ | 8/27/17 | Pam Geller
    Islamic Jew-hatred — it’s in the Quran. Imagine an ideology, a world where this is righteous. And that it is demanded, that we respect it. Well, we live in that world. Why don’t Apple, J. P. Morgan and George Clooney give to our organizations to fight this bigotry and hate? No, instead, they support organizations such as the SPLC that censor, scrub and work in the cause of Islam. Philadelphia: Muslim gives finger to security cameras, urinates on front door of synagogue August 27, 2017, thanks to Robert Spencer: The Qur’an depicts the Jews as inveterately evil and bent on...
  • Justice Dept. Asked For News Site's Visitor Lists

    11/10/2009 9:55:57 AM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies · 2,047+ views
    CBS News ^ | 11/10/09 | Declan McCullagh
    In a case that raises questions about online journalism and privacy rights, the U.S. Department of Justice sent a formal request to an independent news site ordering it to provide details of all reader visits on a certain day. The grand jury subpoena also required the Philadelphia-based Indymedia.us Web site "not to disclose the existence of this request" unless authorized by the Justice Department, a gag order that presents an unusual quandary for any news organization.
  • Antifa Has A New Cell In Philly, And They’re Calling For Property Seizures, Violence On Police...

    08/26/2017 7:55:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 120 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/24/2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    An armed Antifa group is launching a new cell in Philadelphia, with support from the “alt-left” alternative media. The group currently hosts anti-police workshops called “Our Enemies in Blue.” The group draws inspiration from convicted murderers and calls for violence against the police, theft of goods, and armed insurrection. Antifa websites like It’s Going Down, Sub.Media and Insurrection News have been promoting the group, which calls itself the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement, calling on their readers to donate to a Fundrazr account for the creation of the new cell. The press release the group published in far-left media is filled with...
  • Rizzo statue egged, N.J. man arrested

    08/16/2017 4:03:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News ^ | August 16, 2017 — 1:58 PM EDT | Adia H. Robinson
    Philadelphia police arrested a 25-year-old Maplewood, N.J. man Wednesday after he was spotted throwing eggs at the Center City statue of former Mayor Frank Rizzo. The man, whose name was not immediately released, fled from the scene after egging the statue outside the Municipal Services Building across from City Hall. He was caught and charged with disorderly conduct and criminal mischief, police said. The vandalism was captured by 6ABC cameras on the scene. Authorities did not cite a motive. But particularly in the wake of the deadly Charlottesville protest, the statue has drawn new scrutiny of the former mayor and...
  • Police: Flash Mob of 500 Teens Throw Bottles, Taunt Officers in Philadelphia

    07/19/2017 1:18:30 PM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 17, 2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    A flash mob of an estimated 500 teens threw bottles, jumped on cars, and taunted police officers in Philadelphia Sunday night, police say. Police told CBS Philadelphia that a large crowd — mostly made up of children between the ages of 12 and 17 — appeared in the street and on the sidewalk outside of the Lonnie Young Recreation Center in Germantown around 6 p.m. Sunday.
  • Flash Mob Of 500 (Black) Teens Confront Philly Police

    07/17/2017 10:53:14 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 71 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 17, 2017
    More than 500 teens in a flash mob confronted police outside the Lonnie Young Recreation Center in Germantown Sunday night. Police say it all began a little bit after 6 p.m. When officers arrived, they found the large crowd on the sidewalk and in the street, as most were estimated to be between 12 and 17-years-old. Officers said glass bottles were thrown at them. Publicly available videos on social media show the teens surrounding officers in their vehicles, hopping on top of cars and generally taunting police. Police commanders made the decision not to make any arrests, as to not...
  • 'The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!' protest planned in Philly this weekend

    07/15/2017 11:24:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Philly Voice ^ | July 13, 2017 | Patricia Madej
    A protest organized by Refuse Fascism, a national group against President Donald Trump and his administration, is planned in Philadelphia on Saturday, joining sister marches like it across the United States. "The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go! Nationwide Protest" is scheduled to take place from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday and will begin at Thomas Paine Plaza, according to its Facebook event page. "The Trump/Pence Regime daily escalates its fascist attacks on immigrants and Muslims, on health care, on the disabled, and the poor, on Black and Brown people, on women and LGBTQ folks, on the media, on the...
  • Cue the Protests: Philly Theater Company to Stage Musical Comedy About Abortion

    07/08/2017 7:49:31 AM PDT · by blueyon · 24 replies
    phillymag.com ^ | 7/05/17 | By Victor Fiorillo
    Normally, when we get a press release from a local theater company about its latest work, the press release includes, you know, the name of the play. But Philly theater company Lightning Rod Special bucked that trend this week went they sent us a notice announcing its musical comedy about abortion, which debuts in August at the Painted Bride. “We were going with ‘Fetus Chorus,’” explains co-creator Alice Yorke, pictured below. “But there were a lot of mixed feelings about it. The best comment we got was, ‘I understand you want to provoke your audience, but do you want to...
  • Anti-Trump rally focuses on travel ban; several arrested in attack on pro-Trump supporters [photos]

    07/03/2017 7:51:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Newsworks ^ | July 2, 2017 | Alan Yu
    A Philadelphia group was part of what was billed as a nation-wide series of protests against President Donald Trump, six months into the 45th president's term. The group was small. Around 60 protesters marched from the Liberty Bell to Thomas Paine Plaza on Sunday, calling for President Donald Trump to be impeached. They chanted "lock him up," which Trump supporters used against presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. They also call his regime "corrupt" and "fascist," and accuse him of violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution, which prohibits him from accepting gifts or benefits from foreign leaders. There was a smaller...
  • Philly’s Soda Tax Is Shaping Up to Be an Epic Flop

    06/14/2017 11:43:06 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    Philadelphia Magazine ^ | 06/13/2017 | ERNEST OWENS
    It’s been six months since the city’s soda tax (or, more accurately, the sugary beverage tax) was implemented — and it’s off to a rocky start. The city is currently $20 million short of its projected $46 million goal to close out the 2017 fiscal year, and based on the most available month’s numbers, it doesn’t appear as though they will reach it. But I’m not surprised by any of this. By the time last June when Mayor Kenney pulled a fast one on City Council to strike the deal, I had already warned about the consequences in lower-income communities.
  • Angry protester hit a police horse with a flagpole that had a nail sticking [trunc]

    06/12/2017 11:18:18 PM PDT · by blueplum · 88 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 112 June 2017 6:04pm | Greg Hadley
    Full Title: Angry protester hit a police horse with a flagpole that had a nail sticking out, police say A Pennsylvania woman is facing multiple criminal charges for resisting arrest and assaulting a police horse after a protest and counter-protest at the state capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, became heated. {snip} According to police reports, a state police corporal mounted on a police horse, Sampson, was trying to move the crowd from the protest onto the sidewalk when Simon hit Sampson with a flagpole that had a half-inch silver nail sticking out of the top, per the Philly Voice.
  • Amid social media unrest, Lower Merion police say they didn't help ICE arrest man

    06/04/2017 12:35:37 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 06/03/2017 | Julie Shaw
    In response to misconceptions and some outrage on social media, Lower Merion police said Friday they were not involved in detaining a Honduran man outside his Haverford apartment last month. ---SNIP--- ICE agents said they were going to call Lower Merion police to break open one of the car’s windows since her husband wouldn’t get out. “They were using Lower Merion police as a threat tactic,” she said. “It was a very traumatic time for me. … They were putting a lot of resources into detaining someone who was trying to adjust his status and who had no criminal record,...