Archive for the ‘Center City’ Category

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

FYI: Will UberX and Lyft Finally Be Made Legal in Philadelphia?

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/28/uber-lyft-legalize-philly/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/28/uber-lyft-legalize-philly/

By: Jarek Cotto

State Sen. Camera Bartolotta wants to legalize UberX and Lyft in Philadelphia. These ride hailing apps have been illegal in Philadelphia, but that may soon change. If you ask me, it’s about time it did.

Puppets doing tricks on skateboards? Watch the video by clicking the link below to see for yourself.

Online voter registration is coming to Pennsylvania sooner than you think. More here.

Police are looking for two women who they say are connected to armed robberies around the Northern Liberties area.

Read about 8 religious fanatics in Philadelphia in spirit of the Popes visit.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/28/uber-lyft-legalize-philly/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/27/watch-monster-puppets-on-skateboards-in-philly/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/27/online-voter-registration-pennsylvania/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/25/women-wanted-northern-liberties-robbery/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/30/philadelphia-religious-fanatics/

 

 

 

 

 
Monday, August 17th, 2015

FYI: Schuylkill River Trail Named Best Urban Trail in Recent Poll.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/11/circuit-trails-philadelphia/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/11/circuit-trails-philadelphia/

By: Jarek Cotto

Michael and Kevin Bacon are calling for college students and professionals to enter in the Better Philadelphia Competition. The challenge for this year focuses on designing healthy neighborhoods in the Mantua/Belmont section.

 

The UberX driver that was arrested for raping a passenger in July is also a cab driver! More here.

 

Philadelphia Police have finally solved the mystery of why the Eagles lost Super Bowl XXXIX. See why.

 

Phillies’ Franco gets hit on the wrist. X-rays came back negative, so although his wrist is not broken, he will still be out for an undetermined period of time.

 

A huge number of people used the Schuylkill River Trail last year. It was frequented more than any other trail in the city. It has even been named best urban trail in a USA Today’s reader’s choice poll.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/14/better-philadelphia-challenge-bacon-brothers/
http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/14/philadelphia-uberx-driver-rape/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/13/philly-tom-brady-sketch/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/12/phillies-franco-hit-on-wrist-x-rays-negative/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/11/circuit-trails-philadelphia/

 

 
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

FYI:Are Philadelphia Police Tracking Your Car’s Movements?

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/07/29/license-plate-readers/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/07/29/license-plate-readers/

By: Jarek Cotto

 

In preparation for the Pope’s arrival, Philly will finally be doing an abandoned bike sweep. The sweep will start from Center City and work its way out.

 

Police are on the hunt for a man they claim installed skimming software at an ATM on the 800 block of Walnut next to the 7-Eleven. Police say he has installed similar devices on multiple ATMs. More here.

 

The world’s beloved Hitchbot met an unfortunate end when traveling across Philly. It was vandalised and destroyed but a group of techies called The Hacktory want to save him.

 

Will Philly’s new bike sharing program shut down during the Pope’s visit? Read below.

 

Philadelphia police are using technology to track your car’s whereabouts. We are in one of the few cities that take part in this. The PPD claims the program works. They say it has helped with the recovery of 500 plus stolen cars and led to the arrest of 6 people. The ACLU thinks otherwise. More here.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/03/abandoned-bike-sweep-pope/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/03/atm-skimming/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/03/can-philly-save-hitchbot/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/07/31/bike-share-pope-visit-philadelphia/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/07/29/license-plate-readers/

 
Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

FYI: Will Philly Survive the Chaos of Pope Francis’ Visit?

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/07/24/pope-francis-philadelphia-visit-challenges/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/07/24/pope-francis-philadelphia-visit-challenges/

By: Jarek Cotto

Its no secret that Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia in September. It takes a lot of preparation for something of this caliber to go off without a hitch. Could this be Philadelphia’s biggest challenge ever? See why many think so.

Are Eagles fans really that obnoxious? See why they are ranked in Sports Illustrated most hated list.

Man with plastic bag on his head robs Dunkin Donuts on Oregon Ave. Video below.

An undercover operation led to 68 arrests in one neighborhood in two days. Read more below.

The crane driver that caused the collapse of the Salvation Army thrift store in 2013 has pled guilty. More on this below.

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/07/24/pope-francis-philadelphia-visit-challenges/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/07/24/si-eagles-most-hated-fans/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/07/23/dunkin-donuts-robbery/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/07/21/kensington-drug-busts/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/07/21/building-collapse-guilty-plea/

 
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/

 
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

FYI: New Paving Plans Will Make Philadelphia A Safer Place For Bikers.

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https://www.claremont-courier.com/cms_uploads/sf.Claremont-Bike-1_.jpg

By: Jarek Cotto

Do you love Dunkin’ Donuts coffee? Well, you’re not the only one. Apparently, other people in Philly think that it’s our city’s coffee soulmate. See why here.

The FBI is investigating whether the Amtrak train was hit by a projectile when it was derailed recently.

Sarcone’s Bakery was robbed by a masked thief recently in the Italian Market. More here.

New paving plans are set to be completed this year that will greatly increase pedestrian/biker safety in the city.

Home sales are up, and prices are down in Philadelphia suburbs. Read more about it below.

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/05/17/dunkin-donuts-philadelphia-coffee/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/05/15/amtrak-crash-projectile-septa/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/05/18/sarcones-bakery-italian-market/

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Paving-Streets-Bikers-Safety-Pedestrians.html

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20150518_Home_sales_up__prices_down_in_Phila__suburbs_in_quarter.html

 

 

 
Friday, May 15th, 2015

Six New Homes Coming To Trenton Avenue.

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/fishtown/trenton-stables-two-thirds-framed

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/fishtown/trenton-stables-two-thirds-framed

By: Jarek Cotto

Trenton Stables is the name of the new six home project being built at the intersection of Blair Street and Trenton Avenue. AGA Developers are the ones behind the construction on this “flatiron-shaped” parcel. These are the same developers that have been building the Frankford Square project for the past few years. The homes are replacing a one-story building that was once a stable back in the day. Ironic isn’t it? We must say that it is a drastic improvement than what was there before.

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/fishtown/trenton-stables-two-thirds-framed

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/fishtown/trenton-stables-two-thirds-framed

Four homes are now framed out and will be finished by June according to the project website. These four homes will have a pretty standard layout, with a garage in the back facing Blair Street. According to the project website, “Home features include black-diamond brick exterior, rear garage, finished basement, gourmet kitchen with stone countertop, 4th floor master suite, roof-top deck, an open floor plan with hardwood flooring throughout. Buyers will be able to customize all finishes!” The remaining homes are still waiting to be framed. These will be much more unusual because the lot narrows to a point.

 

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/fishtown/trenton-stables-two-thirds-framed

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/fishtown/trenton-stables-two-thirds-framed

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/fishtown/trenton-stables-two-thirds-framed

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/fishtown/trenton-stables-two-thirds-framed

Don’t think there is still plenty of time left to purchase one of these townhouses. According to OCF Realty, “Three of the homes are already under agreement but the “corner” home is still available.” Even though it is oddly shaped, it will have 3,300 sqft of interior space along with parking. The homes are pricing fairly high near the 500’s but that should not be an issue to interested parties. Once this project is done, it will bring life back to the area.

 
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/

 
Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

FYI: Could Infrared Technology Eliminate Our City’s Pothole Problem?

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By: Jarek Cotto

 

Fish can get cancer too? Yes they can. Not only that, but the first case ever was recorded right in a PA river! More here.

 

Philly has tons of street festivals every year. What are the 5 rules you need to follow in order to behave during these times? Read below.

 

How do we emancipate ourselves from police brutality? Here are 10 steps that might help.

 

Hoagie fest is back at Wawa, and they’re spreading joy to all.

 

How could infrared technology vaporize potholes? Find out.

 

Did Philly show the nation the right way to protest? Or, did we meet the same fate like those before us?

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/05/05/fish-cancer-pennsylvania-river/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/05/05/philadelphia-street-festival-etiquette/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/05/04/10-steps-end-police-brutality-slave-patrols/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/05/03/wawa-expansion-hoagie-sub-hero-sandwich/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/29/infrared-technology-potholes-philly/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/05/01/philly-is-baltimore-philly-protest/

 
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.

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/04/27/mom-locked-kids-in-basement/

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/