Archive for the ‘FYI’ Category

Monday, June 1st, 2015

FYI: Philly Will be Getting Its First Protected Bike Lanes.

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/05/26/new-bike-lanes-philadelphia/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/05/26/new-bike-lanes-philadelphia/

By: Jarek Cotto

 

Philly has tons of beautiful streets. You just need to know where to find them. Here’s a list of the 25 most beautiful streets in Philadelphia.

 

What are some of the most outrageous tourist destinations in Philly that are actually real? Here’s a list of 12 of them.

 

With the Pope’s arrival getting closer and closer it is no wonder why so many in the city are preparing. The Philadelphia Mural Arts program announced that the Pope will be getting his own mural at St. Malachy School. More here.

 

Why is a 61 foot, 11 ton rubber ducky is coming to the Philadelphia waterfront? Find out below.

 

SEPTA will ban all Anti-Islam ads to be run on local buses. That goes for tobacco and guns as well.

 

Philly is planning on adding more than 10 new miles of bike lanes to the city. There are even plans to introduce Philly’s first protected bike lanes in Northeast Philadelphia which will be running along Frankford and Ryan Avenues. Read more here.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/05/31/beautiful-philly-streets/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/05/31/fake-philadelphia-tourist-attractions/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/05/28/philly-gets-pope-mural/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/05/28/giant-rubber-duck-philadelphia/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/05/28/septa-islam-advertisements/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/05/26/new-bike-lanes-philadelphia/

 
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/

 
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/

 
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

FYI: These Are The Worst People You’ll Ever See On A Philly Sidewalk

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/29/philadelphia-sidewalks-worst-people/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/29/philadelphia-sidewalks-worst-people/

By: Jarek Cotto

A passenger pulled a knife out on a SEPTA driver on the 23 bus after the driver asked the passenger to clear the aisle. He is wanted for aggravated assault on a SEPTA driver.

 

Philly cop gets arrested for the second time after his supervisor catches him in his marked police cruiser with THREE flat tires. That wasn’t all either, he was also reeking of alcohol and his eyes were bloodshot. His hearing is scheduled for April 13th. It is likely that he won’t be getting his job back.

 

The new “Joe’s Steaks” in Tacony used to have a racist name. The cheesesteak shop was formerly known as “Chink’s”, and old fans are outraged by the name change. Read more about why the name change occurred here.

 

When walking down the street in Philly, one will see a plethora of different kinds of people. Some are just awful. Click here to see who the 20 worst people you’ll meet walking down the street.

 

SEPTA will run anti-Islam ads on its buses. Click below to read more.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/30/man-pulls-knife-septa-bus-driver/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/30/philly-cop-darryl-cathey-arrested-second-time-dui-assault/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/30/joes-steaks-expansion-chinks-steaks/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/29/philadelphia-sidewalks-worst-people/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/27/septa-will-run-anti-islam-ads-on-buses/

 

 
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, March 10th, 2015

FYI: Will Comcast Purchase Netflix?

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/09/comcast-buy-netflix/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/09/comcast-buy-netflix/

By: Jarek Cotto

Why does the Mayor’s six-year capital budget plan include setting aside $5 million dollars for a new prison? Details below.

 

The price of a Philadelphia Taxi Medallion is dropping fast. The medallion is now available starting at $50K for a minimum bid compared to the $475K the PPA was charging last fall. See why the price has dropped so dramatically.

 

Will Comcast be trying to buy Netflix? More below.

 

Feds postponed the release of a report of the Philadelphia Police Department’s use of force. No reason was given as to why the delay.

 

Woman crashes her Escalade into a bank window on Broad Street. Read more here.

 

Why does this Beaver County sheriffs candidate own a vending machine that sells ammunition?

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/09/michael-nutter-wants-5m-land-new-prison/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/09/price-philadelphia-taxi-medallion-keeps-dropping/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/09/comcast-buy-netflix/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/06/feds-postpone-release-philly-police-report/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/05/cadillac-escalade-crashes-bank-window/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/03/04/beaver-county-candidate-owns-ammo-vending-machine/