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  • Son of Philadelphia police officer killed in apparent robbery, authorities say

    01/24/2022 6:15:52 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 18 replies
    Fox 29 ^ | 01/24/2022
    Authorities have identified the son of a Philadelphia police officer who was shot and killed Monday morning during an apparent robbery. Hyram Hill, 23, was found shot multiple times on the 1400 block of West Allegheny Avenue just after 4:30 a.m., according to police
  • Pennsylvania School Board Member to Parents: 'I Don't Work for You'

    01/23/2022 3:45:40 PM PST · by lightman · 61 replies ^ | 23 January A.D. 2022 | Landon Mott
    A school board member in the York Suburban School District in Pennsylvania said that he does not work for the parents whose children attend school in the district and that parents do not always know what is best for their children. Richard Robinson wrote an op-ed in the York Dispatch on Thursday in which he said that school boards are required to offer an opportunity for public comment and, until recently, hardly anyone elected to show up to the meetings. But now, school board meetings have an increased level of participation, he explains. "This provision gives residents of a school...
  • Pennsylvania school board member tells parents 'I don't work for you'.

    01/23/2022 6:05:08 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 94 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1.23.2022 | Adam Sabes
    One Pennsylvania school board member has a message for parents: "No, I don't work for you." York Suburban School District school board member Richard Robinson wrote an op-ed in the York Dispatch explaining his claim.
  • Over 100 Carjackings in Philadelphia During First 3 Weeks of 2022

    01/22/2022 3:22:06 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/22/2022 | Awr Hawkins
    There were over 100 carjackings in Philadelphia during the first 21 days of 2022. On January 15, 2022, Breitbart News reported there had been at least 90 carjackings during the first two weeks of 2022. There have now been over 100.
  • 48 hours after 100 people cleaned up a North Philly corner, trash was dumped there again.

    01/21/2022 1:21:51 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 80 replies
    BillyPenn(WHYY - PBS Philly) ^ | 01/21/2022 | Terrill Haigler
    As part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, I led a team of people in cleaning up a litter-strewn block of North Philadelphia. Over 100 of us spent two and a half hours picking up debris, eventually hauling away more than 10 tons of trash. Less than 48 hours later, someone illegally dumped a bunch of construction waste on that same block. To say I didn’t expect that may be a little naive, but it brings up some larger questions: What do we have to do to stop illegal dumping in Philadelphia? What can Philadelphians...
  • Main Line Health says cloth masks are no longer allowed to be worn by employees, visitors

    01/20/2022 5:43:02 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 30 replies
    ABC News Philadelphia ^ | 01/19/2022 | staff
    Any mask is better than no mask. But loosely woven cloth masks provide the least amount of protection and Americans in some cases might want to opt for higher quality masks like KN95 and N95 respirators, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wrote Friday in updated online guidance. In light of the new guidance, Main Line Health says it is no longer allowing cloth masks to be worn by employees or visitors in any of its locations or administrative areas.
  • Woman bludgeoned to death by man with pipe in Old City, police say

    01/19/2022 4:38:40 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 35 replies
    A woman was beaten to death by a man armed with a pipe Wednesday afternoon at an office building in Old City, according to police. The deadly beating happened just after 2 p.m. on the 300 block of Chestnut Street, according to authorities. Police sources told FOX 29's Jennifer Joyce that a man in his 40s took the elevator up to suite 800 and attacked the 32-year-old woman in a shared working space. Dispatchers received nearly 20 911 calls from witnesses as the beating happened, the source said.
  • State Senate Prez: Impeach Larry Krasner!

    01/18/2022 1:25:28 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies
    The president of the Pennsylvania state Senate today called on leaders in the state House of Representatives to begin impeachment proceedings against Philadelphia D.A. Larry Krasner by launching an investigation of the "reform" D.A. who just last November, got reelected by a landslide to a second term. ---SNIP--- “His [Krasner's] decision to allow more and more criminals to walk free through plea deals and dismissed charges has created an environment in which Philadelphians are no longer safe in their own homes and communities," Corman wrote. In the four years that Krasner has served as D.A., the murder rate in Philadelphia...
  • Video Shows Pennsylvania Official Admitting Election Laws Were Broken In 2020

    01/17/2022 10:27:33 AM PST · by Red Badger · 8 replies ^ | January 17, 2022 | BY: MARGOT CLEVELAND
    “So, we’re going to actually follow the law fully this time,” Delaware County, Pennsylvania’s Christina Perrone told fellow election-related workers during a Zoom meeting after the November 2020 election. This video—the latest obtained by The Federalist—provides yet another example of widespread violations of election law during the last presidential election. Regina Miller, a contract worker for the large Pennsylvania county, filmed the video of the April 7, 2021 Zoom meeting, which involved voting officials discussing plans for the upcoming elections, according to sources familiar with the recording. The video began with Perrone, who, according to a lawsuit filed against her,...
  • Fake vaccine card with 'poor print quality' seized in Philadelphia; one of 30,000 seized nationwide

    01/15/2022 9:42:29 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 25 replies
    More than 30,000 fake vaccination cards have been seized by Customs and Border Protection officers nationally. On Friday, the agency's Philadelphia office released an image of a counterfeit card that shipped from Bulgaria to an address in Stamford, Connecticut. Officials say the item was hidden inside of a greeting card. Online dealers are selling fraudulent cards for as much as $500 each. With more and more entities requiring vaccination cards to enter public places, authorities say there appears to be a growing market for fake vaccinations cards. Authorities say not only are they illegal, but you also risk the fake...
  • Penn law professor Amy Wax enraged people with her comments about Asians. Now, she may face sanction.

    01/14/2022 4:11:51 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 46 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 01/14/2021 | Susan Snyder
    University of Pennsylvania law professor Amy Wax over the last five years has repeatedly enraged students with her racist comments, first calling into question the academic ability of Black students and most recently saying the country would be better off with fewer Asians and less Asian immigration. While Penn has condemned her speech and in 2018 removed her from teaching mandatory courses, she has kept her job and the prestige of working for an Ivy League university. But that may be about to change.
  • Inflation is eating away at the heart of America’s small businesses

    01/13/2022 10:12:29 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 12, 2022 | Salena Zito
    Of the four restaurants Rick McQuaide owns across several counties in Western Pennsylvania, one is barely making a profit, two are losing money and the fourth has been “temporarily” closed for far longer than he ever anticipated. ... White House and much of the national media .. are wildly out of touch with the struggles of the average American and small business person,” McQuaide adds. “That isn’t political, that is ­reality.” ... there isn’t an aspect of his business that has not been upended by inflation. Fewer people are applying for jobs, driving up wages. Then there is the price...
  • New Year's Murder Rate Up 31%; Philly On Pace For 635 Homicides

    01/13/2022 9:01:09 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    BigTrial.Net(Philly Conservative News) ^ | 01/13/2022 | Ralph Cipriano
    Philadelphia, which just set an all-time record last year with 562 murders, is already on a pace in the New Year to beat that record, with well over 600 murders. As of last night, the city had already racked up 17 murders over the first 10 days of the New Year. That's a 31% increase over the 13 murders that the city recorded over the first 10 days of last year. If the killing spree continues at this rate, the city would set a new all-time record this year with 635 murders.
  • 'First-generation, low income' Rhodes Scholar busted for lying about privileged background — and loses her scholarship: Report

    01/12/2022 10:40:42 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/12/22 | Sarah Taylor
    A Rhodes Scholarship recipient who previously insisted that she grew up poor, abused, and underprivileged is said to have lost her scholarship after it was discovered she lied about her background. A Wednesday report from the Daily Mail stated that 24-year-old Mackenzie Fierceton grew up in a $750,000 home in Missouri with her mother — a doctor — and attended a $30,000/year private high school. What are the details? Fierceton claimed in her application essay to Philadelphia's University of Pennsylvania that she survived abuse and foster care and overcame adversity by putting her education at the forefront of her priorities....
  • Pennsylvania’s Hospital and Nursing Home Staffing Crises Worsened by COVID-19 Surge

    01/12/2022 6:15:13 PM PST · by lightman · 19 replies
    epoch times ^ | 12 January A.D. 2022 | Beth Brelje
    Hospitalizations for COVID-19 are up significantly in Pennsylvania and many other states, according to numbers from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. The surge in cases has reduced capacity in hospitals and long-term care facilities. In Pennsylvania, COVID-related hospitalizations reached an all-time high this week with 7,488 cases on Jan.10. That is double the cases compared to Nov. 22 when there were 3,774 hospitalizations. Last week, 84 percent of Pennsylvania’s hospital beds were occupied. Currently, three percent of Pennsylvania hospitals have both their ICU and inpatient staffed beds at or above full capacity, the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania says. “Hospitals...
  • Absolute miracle’: Infant, three others survive helicopter crash near Philadelphia

    01/11/2022 4:47:59 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/11/2022 | Craig McCarthy and Mark Lungariello
    A medical helicopter carrying a child patient crash landed outside Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon – but all four people on board are expected to survive in what one official called “an absolute miracle.” The medevac chopper crashed around 1 p.m. near Drexel Hill United Methodist Church in Delaware County on its way to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia from Maryland, authorities said. Authorities said the passengers — the pilot, a crew member, a nurse and an infant patient — were able to pull themselves out of the wreck.
  • Will omicron finally free us from the COVID-19 shackles?

    01/10/2022 9:56:36 AM PST · by lightman · 33 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 10 January A.D. 2022 | David Wenner
    Maybe the record-setting omicron storm is the prelude to the sunnier place we’ve hoped for during two years of COVID-19. Dr. John Goldman, a UPMC infectious disease specialist, believes it’s possible. He bases it on the fact ultra-contagious omicron is touching so many people so fast it won’t be much longer until everyone has some immunity, either from vaccination or getting infected. “What’s likely to happen in the next three to six months is that everyone who is not vaccinated will get infected, and what will end up happening is a population that has at least some partial immunity,” he...
  • Historians Warn Against Rushing to Take Down Statues

    08/28/2017 12:57:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Northwest Herald ^ | Aug. 26, 2017 | Colleen Long
    It’s not just about Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. The national soul-searching over whether to take down monuments to the Confederacy’s demigods has extended to other historical figures accused of wrongdoing, including Christopher Columbus (brutality toward Native Americans), the man for whom Boston’s Faneuil Hall is named (slave trader) and former Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo (bigotry). Historians interviewed by The Associated Press offered varying thoughts about where exactly the line should be drawn in judging someone’s statue-worthiness, but they agreed on one thing: Scrapping a monument is not a decision that should be made in haste during political fervor....
  • Racial reckoning turns focus to roadside historical markers

    12/27/2021 7:30:09 AM PST · by devane617 · 27 replies
    mypanhandle ^ | 12/27/2021
    Pennsylvania had been installing historical markers for more than a century when the racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017 brought a fresh round of questions from the public about just whose stories were being told on the state’s roadsides — and the language used to tell them. The increased scrutiny helped prompt a review of all 2,500 markers by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, a process that has focused on factual errors, inadequate historical context, and racist or otherwise inappropriate references. So far, the state has removed two markers, revised two and ordered new text for two...
  • Democratic Politicians Protest Pittsburgh Being Considered For 2024 Republican National Convention

    01/09/2022 3:29:24 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 64 replies
    Pittsburgh Local CBS ^ | January 9, 2022
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — After the announcement Pittsburgh may be one of several cities where the 2024 Republican National Convention could be held, local Democratic politicians are speaking out. On Sunday, both District 9 City Councilman Rev. Ricky V. Burgess and Congressional candidate Jerry Dickinson publicly stated that they are opposed to the idea of the city hosting the convention. Burgess wrote a letter to VisitPITTSBURGH, which he says is encouraging the RNC to happen in the city, and asked them to withdraw their interest: “As disturbing as it is to learn that the Republican National Committee is considering Pittsburgh for...