Archive for the ‘College’ 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 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.

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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/

 

 
Monday, January 5th, 2015

FYI: Temple’s New Stadium Could Be a Big, Expensive Mistake.

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/01/05/temple-university-stadium-100-million-dollar-bad-idea/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/01/05/temple-university-stadium-100-million-dollar-bad-idea/

 

By: Jarek Cotto

The FCC will make a vote on net neutrality in February. If it is approved, it will turn internet service providers into a public service, and not everyone is for that.

 

Want to know what’s in store for Philly in 2015? Well, check out this list.

 

The body of missing college student Shane Montgomery was found in the Schuylkill River on Saturday. The student went missing on Thanksgiving Eve after leaving Kildare’s Irish Pub around 1:45 a.m. His family made a tearful statement after a dive team recovered their sons remains.

 

An Indonesian man tried to board a plane at Philadelphia International Airport on December 19 carrying two concealed blades under his shirt. He tried to make a connection to another plane heading to Miami, but TSA workers noticed two lumps under his shirt. Upon more investigation, the knives were found inside of an empty highlighter and the other in pen. The Department of Homeland Security has gotten involved and is seeking to take him into custody.

 

Driving is going to get a little more expensive. Tom Corbett enacted Act 89 last year which is the transportation funding law. It will raise the state’s tax on gasoline wholesalers by 9.8 cents per gallon.

 

Temple is trying to build a $100 million stadium, and a lot of people think it is a mistake. Find out more below.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/01/05/fcc-plans-net-neutrality-vote-february/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/01/04/philadelphia-2015-predictions/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/01/03/shane-montgomery-body-schuylkill-river/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/01/02/indonesian-man-plane-philadelphia-homemade-knives/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/01/05/temple-university-stadium-100-million-dollar-bad-idea/

 
Monday, December 22nd, 2014

FYI: Watch Where You Park Your Bike!

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/12/19/philadephia-bike-theft-map/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/12/19/philadephia-bike-theft-map/

By: Jarek Cotto

If you are a biker, you may want to take a look at this map of where bikes are stolen most frequently. Most of the thefts occur in Center City and University City.

 

Someone left over $14,000 of jewelry in a car overnight and guess what? It got stolen. Click below to watch the video of the thief in action. The only question I can think of is why would you leave all of that in a car?

 

What do you think Philly wants for Xmas? Find out what’s on the list by clicking the link below.

 

Man was abducted by masked men and beaten. They tried to ransom him off for $10,000. Police found the man in a warehouse in Olney. One man is in custody, and the victim is in critical, but stable condition.

 

The SS United States isn’t going anywhere, for now. The SS United States Conservancy group has entered into a partnership to redevelop the ship for the time being.

 

Police are looking for the man who robbed a Dollar Tree on 15th and Chestnut. The suspect reportedly gave a threatening note to the cashier asking for the money. He then casually strolled out of the store counting the cash. Watch the video below.

 

According to the AMA Journal, men are more idiotic than women. Find out why.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/12/19/philadephia-bike-theft-map/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/12/17/someone-14500-jewelry-stolen-car-queen-village/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/12/21/philadelphia-christmas-list/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/12/22/man-abducted-found-beaten-philadelphia/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/12/16/ss-united-states-safe-now/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/12/16/cops-seek-center-city-dollar-store-robber/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/12/22/ama-journal-says-men-idiotic-women/

 

 
Monday, November 3rd, 2014

FYI: The Most Popular Costume In PA This Year Is Pretty Creepy.

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By: Jarek Cotto

A hall-of-fame Mummer and his daughter were accused of attacking a homeless man on the corner of 2nd and Carpenter st. Carmen D’Amato and his daughter Rita D’Amato were arrested on Halloween night. Video shows Rita hitting the homeless man in the chest with a baseball bat and shows Carmen firing 2 shots at the victims legs. The victim was hit once in the left leg.

 

Police in Towamencin Township, Montgomery County are investigating a razor blade wrapped in a candy bar during trick-or-treating Friday night. The police won’t release many details, but the investigation is ongoing.

 

Eric Frein, the suspect involved in the shooting death of Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Bryon Dickson in September, has confessed to the murder and is now held without bail. Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty.

 

If you’ve never used UberX before, then you may be a victim to some of the myths floating around there. Read below to find out all  you need to know about UberX.

 

A 12 year old Chester County girl has been charged with making two bomb threats at Kennett Middle School earlier this year. Find out more.

 

Did you know that not everyone calls the night before Halloween “Mischief Night”? It is actually a very Northeast U.S. thing. See what other places in the U.S. are calling it.

 

What’s the most popular Halloween costume in Pennsylvania this year? Well, it’s Slender Man of course! Slender Man is a piece of horror fiction that started on the internet, and was made into a pretty popular computer game. The very tall, skinny man with no facial features, a suit and tentacles stalks you through out the game, popping up when you least expect it. If he gets too close to you, then it’s game over. Pretty creepy right!?

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/11/03/mummer-daughter-accused-attacking-homeless-man/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/11/01/razor-blade-found-halloween-candy-montgomery-county/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/31/eric-frein-arraigned-held-without-bail/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/31/uber-x-philadelphia-survival-guide/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/30/seventh-grader-charged-making-bomb-threats/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/30/mischief-night-call/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/31/slenderman-halloween-popular-pennsylvania/

 

 
Monday, September 15th, 2014

Penn Thrives While Our Public Schools Fail.

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http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/09/09/penn-best-college-in-united-states/

by: Jarek Cotto

It is not unusual for Philadelphians to be outraged about something. Phillymag.com has created a diagram showing what has our cities residents upset. Find out what made it on that diagram.

Find out what was gifted to the Free Library of Philadelphia by the William Penn Foundation. It is the biggest gift in Free Library history.

Seven Philadelphia parents and the Parents United for Public Education group are suing the Philadelphia school system. They are suing because of the sub par conditions the school system. Read more below.

Which Philadelphia college is ranked number 1 by College Factual? It beat out Yale, Duke, Harvard and MIT!

Pedestrian struck by train at 8th and Market. See more details below.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/09/12/philly-outrage-meter-lesean-mccoy-pyt-schools/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/09/11/largest-gift-ever-philadelphia-free-library/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/09/09/philadelphia-parents-lawsuit-pa-unsafe-schools/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/09/09/penn-best-college-in-united-states/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/09/15/trains-halted-pedestrian-struck-eighth-market/