Archive for the ‘Septa’ Category

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

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

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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.

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

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

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Monday, June 1st, 2015

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

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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.

 

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

 
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

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

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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, January 26th, 2015

FYI: CHOP Gets $50 Million For New 8-Acre Campus.

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/01/22/perelman-gifts-50-million-chop/

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By: Jarek Cotto

Philanthropist Raymond G. Perelman has given the Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia $50 million dollars in order to develop an 8-acre campus for health research and scholarship. The new campus will be a hub of pediatric research.

 

A 17-year-old girl was attacked on the 15 trolley while on her way to school. Reports claim that the girls bag kept hitting a man while they were on the crowded trolley. Apparently the man became enraged and struck the girl 3-4 times in the face. She was left with a black eye and a broken nose, while the man ran off the trolley. Detectives are still investigating this incident.

 

Man robs a Center City bank with a fake bomb. He reportedly went to the Republic Bank on Tuesday evening with a note and a box. The note demanded that the teller hand him the money and explained that he was carrying a bomb. He presented the teller a box of wires who then gave him the money. He is still at large.

 

Will we finally have paid sick days? City Councilman Bill Greenlee says it will with, or without Mayor Nutters vote. Read more here.

 

Seven people were arrested in a massive insurance fraud scheme in Bucks County. Apparently, 6 Ferraris, Two Rolls-Royces, and $1.2 million in jewelry have been seized so far.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/01/22/perelman-gifts-50-million-chop/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/01/22/video-girl-attacked-septa-trolley/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/01/22/center-city-bank-robbed-man-fake-bomb/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/01/22/paid-sick-leave-greenlee-nutter-veto/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/01/23/claire-risoldi-insurance-fraud-doylestown-bucks-county/

 
Monday, December 15th, 2014

FYI: Unemployment Rates In Philly Hit A New Low.

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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.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/12/15/police-involved-shooting-mayfair-northeast-armed/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/12/12/revel-sale-brookfield-officially-axed-will-backup-bidder-buy/

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http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/12/12/protesters-decry-police-headquarters-move-west-philly/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/12/11/citys-unemployment-rate-drops-lowest-since-2008/

 
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

FYI: Don’t Worry Philly, Beans is Fine.

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By: Jarek Cotto

 

A group of 9 people initiated a dine and dash at Dim Sum Garden on Friday. This was no ordinary dine and dash either. They set off fire crackers shortly before jetting out of the door. Police are still investigating.

 

Septa Police and the PPD are testing out new body cameras. After the recent incidences of police brutality, a staggering number of people are in favor of police wearing body cameras at all times. Will this have any positive effect? Only time will tell.

 

Charges against Philly Jesus were dropped after being arrested for failure to disperse. His lawyer, Charles Gibbs, said in a tweet, “People said #freePhillyJesus and we at @thegreenfirmllc said “o.k.” Now, he’s free from persecution….” Now, how long will he stay out of trouble?

 

Jason Werth sentenced to jail for speeding.

 

Philly rapper, Beanie Sigel was shot in Pleasantville after a dispute. Don’t worry, he’s fine!

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/12/08/patrons-chinatown-restaurant-dine-blast-dash/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/12/08/body-cameras-philly-police/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/12/05/hallelujah-charges-philly-jesus-dropped/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/12/05/ex-phillie-jayson-werth-sentenced-jail-driving-fast/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/12/05/beanie-sigel-shot-shore/

 

 
Monday, October 27th, 2014

FYI: Hundreds Of Motorists Honor Deceased Philly Celebrity “Dirt Bike Rell”.

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By: Jarek Cotto

The PPA has launched undercover “sting” operations against UberX, a company that provides transportation services like taxi cabs but for a cheaper price. They have been setting up UberX drivers by requesting a pick up, then towing their cars after they arrive. Why are they doing this? Read about it below.

SEPTA will go on strike. The only question is, when it will happen. SEPTA’s union voted unanimously for the strike, but have no idea when the actual strike will happen.

Hundreds of motorists come together to mourn death of one of Philly’s most popular dirt bike riders, Dirt Bike Rell, at Tindley Temple United Methodist Church. After the service, they all rode their dirt bikes and atv’s down Broad St. in honor of the slain dirt biker weaving in and out of traffic. Eventually, the police were called in to reestablish order and safety to the area.

The same Pathmark that someone was stabbed in while shoppers kept shopping was the scene of another incident. A woman came in screaming about being assaulted by a 19 year old man. That man was cornered by shoppers until the police arrived. More below.

The Pennsylvania House has approved a bill that would allow membership groups like the NRA to sue municipalities for having overly restrictive gun laws. Corbett is expected to sign.

Philadelphia has given its first marijuana citation to a man named Mike Whiter. The funny part about it was that it was completely intentional. Find out why he did it.

The Philadelphia Police Department has paid nearly $40 million dollars for police misconduct since 2009 according to a website that specializes in open records requests.

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http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/21/another-violent-incident-at-northeast-philly-pathmark/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/21/house-passes-gun-bill-corbett-expected-sign/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/20/meet-mike-whiter-recipient-phillys-first-marijuana-citation/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/20/report-philly-paid-40-million-police-misconduct/

 
Monday, October 13th, 2014

FYI: Philly Doesn’t Have An Ugly Accent. Do We?

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http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/07/phillys-pittsburghs-scrantons-accent-really-ugly/

By: Jarek Cotto

Woman steals mans prostetic leg at Eagles game. Did he ever get it back? Find out below

SEPTA is making its late-night service run indefinitely. Even though the cost has tripled from the old “Night Owl” service they used to offer, it has been getting many more riders. On an average weekend about 15000 people use this service.

Man robs TD Bank with a Halloween mask. The man robbed the teller at gunpoint, then fled in an old buick with a stolen license plate. Read more.

A passenger was kicked off a flight at the airport for making a joke about the pilots sobriety. This joke turned into a whole fiasco when the pilot was given a sobriety test. After that was all over, everyone was let back on the plane except the one who supposedly made the joke. More details below.

Pathmark customers continue shopping while man was stabbed in the face and neck. Some of those creepy customers were even stepping on blood! One customer even asked a police officer to reach over and pass him cheese! See what happened after that.

Does Philly really have an ugly accent? According to Gawkers “America’s Ugliest Accents Tournament”, we do and we beat out Memphis, Atlanta and New Orleans already. We’re in the semi-finals against Pittsburgh now. Read about it below.

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http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/07/phillys-pittsburghs-scrantons-accent-really-ugly/

 

 
Monday, October 6th, 2014

FYI: The City of “Brothely” Love.

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By: Jarek Cotto

SEPTA could be going on strike this February, and one of the reasons why may shock you. It has to do with uniforms! The engineers just don’t think that they should be made to wear a uniform other than the vest they already have. See why they’re opposed below.

 

Biking in a major city could be dangerous sometimes. Check out these 5 tips for  safer biking in Philly.

 

Mayor Nutter reminds people that it is still not okay to smoke in public parks after signing the bill that would decriminalize marijuana. He tweeted a reminder to remind everyone that it is still illegal.

 

What were brothels like in Philly back in 1849? Find out where they were and what is standing in their place today.

 

Philadelphia spent $18 million on a boardwalk that only a few will get to enjoy and not on our failing school system. Really?

 

Overbrook 7-Eleven robbed with an AK-47 style rifle. Watch the video below.

 

Remember how Revel Casino was supposed to be building a university for geniuses? They’re not any more. Find out who outbidded Floridas developer Glenn Straub and what they are going to do to the place.

 

 

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http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/03/slate-article-philly-brothels-1849-and-now/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/03/philadelphias-18-million-boondoggle/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/01/7-eleven-robbed-ak47-rifle-philadelphia/

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Monday, September 29th, 2014

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

 

http://www.philly.com/philly/business/transportation/20140806_SEPTA_extends_24-hour_weekend_subway_el_service.html

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.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/09/26/cuddlr/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/09/25/2-philadelphia-school-principals-charged-changing-test-answers/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/09/25/dunkin-donuts-robbed-hypodermic-needle/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/09/25/council-may-beef-citys-hate-crimes-law/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/09/26/philadelphia-city-councilman-ban-toy-guns/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/09/26/terror-talk-sparks-increased-septa-security/