Archive for the ‘school’ Category

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

FYI: Will Comcast Purchase 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?

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

FYI: Beer Can Now Be Delivered With Your Pizza!

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.


Monday, December 15th, 2014

FYI: Unemployment Rates In Philly Hit A New Low.

By: Jarek Cotto

Police kill a man in Mayfair after a traffic stop. It is not known yet why the confrontation took place or the reason why the officer shot the suspect. More below.


The “University for Geniuses” project might be back on.  A judge approved the termination of the sale of Revel to Brookfield Asset Management making Florida developer Glenn Straub able to purchase the property with his back up bid of 95 million.


Ex-Aide to M. Night Shyamalan might be facing charges after spending over $15000 on a credit card given that was given to her by both Shyamalan and his wife. Shyamalan’s wife received the purchases and confirmed that they were not OK’d by either of them. The aide will face charges next year. Read more.


The police are planning to move their headquarters to West Philadelphia. A group of angry protesters banded together in outrage of this and are planning to begin picketing in front of officials’ homes.


Philadelphia’s employment rate dropped to 6.6% in October of this year. That’s the lowest percentage it’s been since April 2008. The word is quickly spreading that Philly is the place to be if you’re looking to start and grow a business.

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

FYI: The Most Popular Costume In PA This Year Is Pretty Creepy.!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_970/slenderman28n-1-web.jpg!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_970/slenderman28n-1-web.jpg

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!?


Monday, October 20th, 2014

FYI: How Long Will Philly Stay Ebola Free?


By: Jarek Cotto

The losing bidder for the Revel Casino, Glenn Straub,  has filed an appeal of that outcome in state bankruptcy court. He claims that Revel officials did not share promised information about competing bids, and that they accepting a bid past the deadline. Will the “University for Geniuses” actually be made?


Is Camden changing for the better? Many think so. Gun violence is down, outsiders are making investments and redevelopment is slowly starting to take place. Read more about Camdens revival below.


Mayor Nutter assures that Philadelphians are not at risk for getting Ebola. There have been no cases of anyone in Philadelphia with the virus. He says that they are prepared for it if someone does contract it. How long will our city stay this way?


Two women attack a school bus with baseball bats and mace in northeast Philadelphia. Find out what all went down.


Do we still have privacy in the age of the internet? Judging from the recent incidences of hacking going on, we are probably not as safe as we think we are.


Immigration authorities have moved operations to the suburbs of Philly. There have been reports of driver’s license checkpoints popping up to try and catch illegal individuals traveling. They are also raiding the homes of people who are thought to present a threat to the community. Find out more.


Monday, September 29th, 2014

FYI: Could ISIS Attack Our Subways? SEPTA Thinks So.

By: Jarek Cotto

Do you ever find yourself alone and in need of human contact? With the new app Cuddlr, you can now set up a meeting with a complete stranger to cuddle in a place of your choosing. This app shows how much our human interactions have suffered because of technology.


Two former principals have been charged with changing answers on standardized tests to boost scores. Find out what is going to happen to them below.


Man robs Dunkin’ Donuts with hypodermic needle on Sunday morning. See details below.


Hate crime laws may get beefed up by the city council. This is the result of when two men and a female beat up a man for being gay.


Philadelphia city councilman Kenyatta Johnson wants to ban the sale of realistic looking toy guns. Will the council go through with it? California tried to do the same thing last year and failed. More below.


Do you think a terrorist attack can happen in Philadelphia? SEPTA thinks so. They already increased security because of rumors of an impending attack on US and French subways. See why they are taking these precautions.



Monday, September 15th, 2014

Penn Thrives While Our Public Schools Fail.


by: Jarek Cotto

It is not unusual for Philadelphians to be outraged about something. 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.