Archive for the ‘Booze!’ Category

Monday, June 15th, 2015

FYI: Will A Liquor Privatization Act Finally Pass This Time Around?

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/15/liquor-privatization-bill/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/15/liquor-privatization-bill/

By: Jarek Cotto

Over the weekend, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced the closing of 3 churches. These churches include Incarnation of Our Lord Church which is said to require $263,000 to repair masonry, Our Mother of Sorrows and Holy Savior Church. The archdiocese said in a statement, “This formal, canonical designation means that the churches will no longer serve as worship sites and will close as Roman Catholic churches.”

A liquor privatization bill might actually pass in Pennsylvania this time around. You may be thinking, “I’ve heard this before.” See why it has a chance of becoming a reality.

It’s no secret that Philadelphia school teachers face overwhelming challenges in trying to educate their students. Teachers have had to spend money from their own pockets for supplies. In this latest example of the extreme lack of funding our schools face, teachers are using duct tape to make wiffle balls out of. More here.

Philly lawmakers have put off the vote to spend $7M for a new prison. Find out why here.

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/15/archdiocese-announces-three-churches-to-close/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/15/liquor-privatization-bill/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/12/philly-public-schools-duct-tape-wiffle-ball/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/11/philly-prison-vote/

 

 

 
Monday, June 8th, 2015

FYI: Made in America Will be Staying Exclusively in Philly This Summer.

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/08/made-in-america-festival-staying-home-this-year/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/08/made-in-america-festival-staying-home-this-year/

By: Jarek Cotto

The “Made in America” festival will be staying in its city of origin this year. The show scheduled for LA was cancelled, but there are rumors of a second free concert in New York.

Pop up beer gardens are rising all across the city. Should they be required by law to get community input first?

Cop stops robbery in Rising Sun pizzeria from a suspect who was literally firing blanks! More here.

University of Pennsylvania has been added to the “most stressful” list College Magazine has created. See more below.

Since Indego has launched, there has been over 65,000 Philly bike share trips. Read more.

PA state police warn of a mass exodus of its older troopers, but why?

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/08/made-in-america-festival-staying-home-this-year/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/05/pop-up-beer-garden/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/05/rising-sun-pizza-robbery/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/05/penn-named-to-most-stressful-list/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/04/indego-philly-bike-share/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/03/pa-state-police-warn-of-mass-exodous/

 
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

FYI: How Do We Increase Safety For Bike Riders In Our City?

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/05/11/bike-crashes-philadelphia/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/05/11/bike-crashes-philadelphia/

By: Jarek Cotto

 

The Sixers’ new logos carry a retro-ish vibe with them. The team’s new logo is a modern version of their classic insignia. More here.

 

Drunk man tunnels into an Old City karaoke joint and steals alcoholic beverages. How thirsty was this guy?

 

Philly’s new sick leave law goes into effect on Wednesday. What does this new law entail? Find out here.

 

There were a total of 551 bike accidents in Philly in 2014. Even though that number has dropped drastically over the past few decades, city officials still believe that there are still too many accidents. As a fellow cyclist myself, I agree. Now, the question is, how do they go about making our city safer for bikers?

 

A man shoved a gun up his where? You may not want to know where it ended up, but it’s very entertaining to say the least

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/05/12/sixers-unveil-new-logos-with-retro-vibe/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/05/12/drunk-guy-tunnels-old-city-bar/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/05/12/philadelphia-sick-leave-law-starts-wednesday/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/05/11/bike-crashes-philadelphia/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/05/11/gun-smuggled-butt/

 
Monday, April 27th, 2015

FYI: Should We Be Concerned That Handgun Sales Have Skyrocketed?

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/27/report-pa-handgun-sales-rise-171-percent/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/27/report-pa-handgun-sales-rise-171-percent/

 

By: Jarek Cotto

 

A Kensington mother locks her kids in the basement as punishment. She claims to not know that the door was locked. Really?

 

A NoLibs resident responds to his neighbors nasty note about his big, ugly hummer by writing a column! See what he has to say here.

 

Handgun sales in PA rise 171%. What does that mean exactly? Read more.

 

Think our Mayors are a little weird? Well, you won’t believe these 9 incredible true tales of our past mayors.

 

Comcasts mission to merge with Time-Warner Cable has officially failed. But why? Find out below.

 

Ever find yourself making endless laps downtown trying to find parking? Well, check out this app that shows you where the cheapest parking in the city is.

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http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/27/philly-hummer-owner-anonymous-note-moving/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/27/report-pa-handgun-sales-rise-171-percent/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/26/weird-philadelphia-mayor-stories/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/24/comcast-makes-it-official-merger-over/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/22/philadelphia-parking-app-spot/

 
Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

FYI: Would Philly’s Millennials Be Happier If Bars Were Open Later?

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/14/philadelphia-bars-closing-time-4am/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/14/philadelphia-bars-closing-time-4am/

By: Jarek Cotto

What would happen if Philly’s bars closed at 4 a.m. instead of 2 a.m.? Would this make the city’s Millennials happier? Democratic Rep. Jordan Harris thinks so, and is introducing a bill that would allow bars to do just that. More below.

 

UberX has hit 1 million rides in the region, but it’s still illegal in Philly. Why?

 

Two men in PA were arrested and admitted to making and selling IEDs. More here.

 

A man breaks into Ishkabibble’s II on April 1st and only makes out with $80 dollars. This genius was caught on video tape. Watch the full video below.

 

Bill Cosby won’t be speaking at Temples graduation this year. This should not be surprising given the recent sex abuse allegations he is facing. Find out more here.

 

This new Philly PSA tells pedestrians to get off of their phones while walking. Full video below.

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/14/philadelphia-bars-closing-time-4am/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/14/uber-philadelphia-uberx-one-million-rides/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/13/istvan-merchenthaler-ryan-joseph-hribick-ieds-pennsylvania/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/13/ishkabibbles-south-street-robbed/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/13/cosby-wont-speak-at-temple-graduation/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/10/psa-pedestrians-drivers-road-safety/

 
Monday, March 23rd, 2015

FYI: Council President Wants ShotSpotter Tech In Philly.

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/23/clarke-wants-shotspotter-tech-for-philly/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/23/clarke-wants-shotspotter-tech-for-philly/

By: Jarek Cotto

A 15-year-old teen was jumped by a group of young males at a subway platform in Center City. The assault took place on Thursday, March 19th at around 4 p.m. Video footage shows the large group of males pumble the victim to the ground, then fleeing the scene. Detectives are still looking for the suspects.

 

Council President Darrell Clarke wants to bring new technology to Philadelphia which helps locate and track shootings in our city. It is called ShotSpotter, and it is already being used in Camden and in parts of New York where it is said to be effective in reducing shooting crimes.

 

Drunken idiots caused over $1800 in damages by breaking windows at Jim’s Steaks on South st. Video footage shows one of the morons throwing himself into the windows and breaking it. They’re still at large.

 

Who would think there are 38 hate groups in PA? Click below to see a map of where these hate groups are.

 

Man gets shot 11 times in Point Breeze and survives! More below.

 

What is the real reason why Penn’s tuition is going up this year? Read more here.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/23/video-assault-broad-street-subway-platform/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/23/clarke-wants-shotspotter-tech-for-philly/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/19/jims-steaks-south-street-windows-broken/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/19/hate-groups-pennsylvania-splc/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/16/point-breeze-man-shot-11-times/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/16/real-reason-penns-tuition-going-year/

 

 
Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

FYI: Beer Can Now Be Delivered With Your Pizza!

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By: Jarek Cotto

There is a steadily growing gap in funding between Philly’s richest schools and its poorest schools. Read the report below.

 

When Philly Bike Share comes back around they will offer a new safety feature, pedal powered lights. This unique feature will be added to increase safety and to limit the number of accidents during those heavy biking months. More below.

 

Uber was sued by 45 Philadelphia cab companies for operating a taxi service illegally. Uber has been under fire from a number of different sources since its introduction to Pennsylvania earlier this year. Will it bounce back?

 

Two police cruisers heading to the same call collided on Tuesday leading to 6 injuries. The crash happened at 22nd and Montgomery Street.

 

You can now order a 6-pack with your pizza! So many peoples dreams have just come true! Read more.

 

A 3-year-old child was struck by a stray bullet in Greys Ferry. It happened after a confrontation lead to shots being fired. A 40-year-old male was also shot. Both victims are reported to be in stable condition.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/12/29/report-gap-widens-rich-poor-pa-schools/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/12/26/philly-bike-share-bikes-will-feature-pedal-powered-lights/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/12/24/uber-lawsuit-philadelphia-cab-companies/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/12/24/6-officers-hurt-north-philly-cop-cruiser-crash/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/12/24/can-beer-delivered-pizza/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/12/22/three-year-old-child-shot-philadelphia/

 

 
Monday, November 17th, 2014

FYI: This Man Wants To Make The “Batsuit” A Reality.

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/11/12/batman-batsuit-kickstarter/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/11/12/batman-batsuit-kickstarter/

By: Jarek Cotto

Philadelphia’s recycle rate has increased 155% in just 6 years after Mayor Nutter took office. A few things are the cause of this increase like the weekly recyclables collection, the Recyclebank rewards program, single stream collection, and tickets to those who do not recycle.

 

Philly Jesus had a run in with the law when he was arrested at love park for disorderly conduct. He claims that the arresting officer threatened to drive to a secret location and beat him up. He was only arrested for 2 hours and now says that a “famous Philadelphia Lawyer” wants to take his case.

 

Uber Black employees are ratting out UberX drivers because they are stealing all of their customers. The PPA has issued a statement saying that Uber Black drivers can call and report UberX drivers to get them fined and impounded. It has been working too. The PPA has been getting call after call reporting UberX drivers.

 

The Trump Taj Mahal has released their tentative closing date of December 12th. The employee union is fighting a court-ordered cost saving measure that is voiding their health and pension plans. Owners of the resort say that if something doesn’t happen soon, then they will most certainly close its doors.

 

Man stabs McDonalds employee after being told to leave during closing time. The suspect followed the employee to the parking lot where he was stabbed in the back and chased. Police have no suspects in custody.

 

Philadelphia man started a kickstarter to help him create an actual batman suit. He says that he wants it to be actual combat armor. Read more below.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/11/17/philadelphia-recycling-improvement/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/11/15/philly-jesus-love-park-arrest-philly-cop/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/11/14/ppa-uber-uberx-philadelphia-parking-authority/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/11/13/trump-taj-mahal-announces-closing-date/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/11/13/employee-stabbed-odb-mcdonalds-philadelphia/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/11/12/batman-batsuit-kickstarter/

 

 
Monday, November 10th, 2014

FYI: New Shake Shack Mural Coming In December.

http://www.phillymag.com/ticket/2014/10/14/check-shake-shack-center-city-gets-new-mural/

http://www.phillymag.com/ticket/2014/10/14/check-shake-shack-center-city-gets-new-mural/

By: Jarek Cotto

Local filmmaker Cory Popps is called wasteland, and it follows urban explorers into some of Philly’s most forgotten places. The show is on its second episode. Watch as co-owner of the web-design firm YIKES Inc. explores old, abandoned buildings and their decaying structures. Watch the second episode here.

 

A baby giraffe named Mika was born at Six Flags Great Adventure’s Safari Offroad Adventure. It is a 5 foot 10 inch female and you can see her now at the theme park.

 

Zombies scare the crap out of innocent Philadelphians when Youtube pranksters PrankvsPrank came to Philly. They set up in a few areas around town like across from Green Eggs in the Gayborhood and on South st. It looked like a homicide scene with dead bodies lying on the floor and when someone got close enough, boom! You can watch the video below.

 

Did you know Philly had a taxidermy competition? Neither did I. It’s called Philadelphia Alternative Taxidermy Competition and it takes place on November 15th at Keystone Mini-golf and Arcade. If taxidermy is your thing, then come down and watch as these experts make something unique out of something dead.

 

Shake Shack will be getting a new mural because of its partnership with Mural Arts. According to a Shake Shack press release, the work was inspired by “the green wall that surrounded the Center City Shake Shack during its opening construction, and reinforced by the plantings that decorate the roof year-round, the mural presents a fantasy of plants growing up the building wall, framing the whimsical encounter between the children. Stylistically, the mural captures the freshness and fluid feel of watercolor painting on a large scale.” The mural is set to debut sometime in December.

 

Wrestling fans rejoice. The Royal Rumble is coming to Philly on January 25th. Grab your jean shorts and elbow pads and come down to watch some dudes get thrown over some ropes.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/ticket/2014/11/06/watch-second-episode-wastelands-now-live/

http://www.phillymag.com/ticket/2014/10/28/photos-baby-giraffe-born-six-flags-great-adventure/

http://www.phillymag.com/ticket/2014/10/24/watch-philadelphians-get-punkd-zombies/

http://www.phillymag.com/ticket/2014/10/22/philadelphia-alternative-taxidermy-competition-second-year/

http://www.phillymag.com/ticket/2014/10/14/check-shake-shack-center-city-gets-new-mural/

http://www.phillymag.com/ticket/2014/10/08/greatest-wrestling-match-ever-invented-coming-philadelphia-next-year/

 

 
Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Kensington’s Mini-Golf Course Is Actually Pretty Cool.

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http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/south-kensington/a-different-kind-of-adaptive-reuse-at-keystone-mini-golf

By: Jarek Cotto

Old factories have met different fates over the past few years. A former dye works was converted into apartments and office space at Oxford Mills. On Howard St., a factory was torn down to make room for new single homes. Today, we bring your attention to a factory that was converted into something pretty cool. The Keystone Mini-Golf and Arcade is a factory conversion that is a unique edition to the area.

Located at 161 Cecil B. Moore Ave. The space occupies what was a textile and dye warehouse in the past. This BYOB mini-golf course was opened in mid-June by two Bucks County natives, Bill Cannon and Drew Ferry. The idea came to them after experiencing a crappy mini-golf course themselves. They were toying around with the idea after that experience, so the next day they went hunting for a space and a week later they signed a lease.

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They were originally going to make it a Philadelphia landmark-themed 9-hole, but Franklin Square already took that idea. Instead, they went with a 1950’s “Americana” type of look. The design for the holes was created by Drew’s retired father Skip  They plan on continually changing the course in order to”keep it fresh.” They acquired a number of the course’s unique fiberglass props from vintage stores and flea markets. The old-school arcade games were found and gifted to them.

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http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/south-kensington/a-different-kind-of-adaptive-reuse-at-keystone-mini-golf

This place brings some much needed fun to the area. Keystone Mini-Golf is open Thursdays from 3 p.m.-12 a.m., Fridays 3 p.m.-2 a.m., Saturdays 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Sundays 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Come get drunk and play some mini-golf!