Archive for the ‘Transportation’ Category

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/

 
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, October 27th, 2014

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

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http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/22/watch-dirtbike-atv-riders-mourn-deceased-kyrell-dirt-bike-rell-tyler/#gallery-1-1

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.

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/26/uber-philadelphia-uberx-ppa-sting-impounds/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/26/septa-union-votes-unanimously-strike/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/22/watch-dirtbike-atv-riders-mourn-deceased-kyrell-dirt-bike-rell-tyler/

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 20th, 2014

FYI: How Long Will Philly Stay Ebola Free?

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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.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/20/developer-tries-block-revel-sale/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/19/camden-cusp-revival/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/17/philadelphia-ebola-michael-nutter-calm/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/17/women-mace-bats-attack-school-bus-bizarre-northeast-philly-road-rage-incident/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/17/privacy-age-internet/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/16/activists-immigration-enforcement-shifting-suburbs/

 

 
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.

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/13/mans-prosthetic-leg-stolen-eagles-game/
http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/09/septa-late-night-service-stay/
http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/08/man-in-halloween-mask-robs-bank/
http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/08/passenger-kicked-flight-phl-tweets/
http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/10/08/philadelphians-ignore-stabbing-pathmark-aisle-keep-shopping/

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

 

 
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/

 

 

 
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/

 
Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

5 Rad Bike Shops!

By: Karley Cohen

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Check out these helpful and fantastic bike shops in Philly!

756 S 4th Street
712 S 4th Street
50th and Baltimore Ave

1822 Spring Garden
606 S 9th Street
 
Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Drop It Bike It’s Hot

Bicycle Stable staff photograph

by: Jarek Cotto

If you’re like me and you’ve gotten into a couple bike accidents, then you probably heard of the Bicycle Stable. The shop is located at 1420 Frankford Ave. in Fishtown. It is a small shop, but they carry a good product. Walking in, you will notice bikes made by premium companies such as Bianchi, Globe, Marin, Surly, and Soma. Those brands are the top of the line for those that do not know much about cycling. They also have a wide array of parts and accessories for any job that needs to be done on your bicycle. They even have cycling apparel for those that take the sport a little more seriously than others.

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I was at the Bike Stable about 2 weeks ago after a car smashed into the left side of my road bike. My front wheel was completely destroyed. This was a crushing blow to me. The lady that hit me was kind enough to take me to the Bicycle Stable in order to repair my bike. That was my first experience with this place, and I have to say I was pleased. The mechanics there were very knowledgeable and professional. They set me up with a new wheel while the one that was destroyed was getting completely rebuilt. I was very satisfied with their service. They turned a bad situation into a pleasant one.

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Go to the Bicycle Stable for all your biking needs. Whether it’s changing a flat or building an entire bike- know this place has your back. This place has all a cyclist could want at a fair price. I can’t wait to get my completely rebuilt wheel from this place so I can ride around NoLibs once again. I’ll tell you one thing, the Bicycle Stable will be my go-to bike shop from now on.