Posts Tagged ‘Philadelphia events’

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

FYI: Will UberX and Lyft Finally Be Made Legal in Philadelphia?

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/28/uber-lyft-legalize-philly/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/28/uber-lyft-legalize-philly/

By: Jarek Cotto

State Sen. Camera Bartolotta wants to legalize UberX and Lyft in Philadelphia. These ride hailing apps have been illegal in Philadelphia, but that may soon change. If you ask me, it’s about time it did.

Puppets doing tricks on skateboards? Watch the video by clicking the link below to see for yourself.

Online voter registration is coming to Pennsylvania sooner than you think. More here.

Police are looking for two women who they say are connected to armed robberies around the Northern Liberties area.

Read about 8 religious fanatics in Philadelphia in spirit of the Popes visit.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/28/uber-lyft-legalize-philly/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/27/watch-monster-puppets-on-skateboards-in-philly/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/27/online-voter-registration-pennsylvania/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/25/women-wanted-northern-liberties-robbery/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/30/philadelphia-religious-fanatics/

 

 

 

 

 
Monday, August 17th, 2015

FYI: Schuylkill River Trail Named Best Urban Trail in Recent Poll.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/11/circuit-trails-philadelphia/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/11/circuit-trails-philadelphia/

By: Jarek Cotto

Michael and Kevin Bacon are calling for college students and professionals to enter in the Better Philadelphia Competition. The challenge for this year focuses on designing healthy neighborhoods in the Mantua/Belmont section.

 

The UberX driver that was arrested for raping a passenger in July is also a cab driver! More here.

 

Philadelphia Police have finally solved the mystery of why the Eagles lost Super Bowl XXXIX. See why.

 

Phillies’ Franco gets hit on the wrist. X-rays came back negative, so although his wrist is not broken, he will still be out for an undetermined period of time.

 

A huge number of people used the Schuylkill River Trail last year. It was frequented more than any other trail in the city. It has even been named best urban trail in a USA Today’s reader’s choice poll.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/14/better-philadelphia-challenge-bacon-brothers/
http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/14/philadelphia-uberx-driver-rape/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/13/philly-tom-brady-sketch/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/12/phillies-franco-hit-on-wrist-x-rays-negative/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/11/circuit-trails-philadelphia/

 

 
Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

FYI:Are Philadelphia Police Tracking Your Car’s Movements?

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/07/29/license-plate-readers/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/07/29/license-plate-readers/

By: Jarek Cotto

 

In preparation for the Pope’s arrival, Philly will finally be doing an abandoned bike sweep. The sweep will start from Center City and work its way out.

 

Police are on the hunt for a man they claim installed skimming software at an ATM on the 800 block of Walnut next to the 7-Eleven. Police say he has installed similar devices on multiple ATMs. More here.

 

The world’s beloved Hitchbot met an unfortunate end when traveling across Philly. It was vandalised and destroyed but a group of techies called The Hacktory want to save him.

 

Will Philly’s new bike sharing program shut down during the Pope’s visit? Read below.

 

Philadelphia police are using technology to track your car’s whereabouts. We are in one of the few cities that take part in this. The PPD claims the program works. They say it has helped with the recovery of 500 plus stolen cars and led to the arrest of 6 people. The ACLU thinks otherwise. More here.

 

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/03/abandoned-bike-sweep-pope/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/03/atm-skimming/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/08/03/can-philly-save-hitchbot/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/07/31/bike-share-pope-visit-philadelphia/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/07/29/license-plate-readers/

 
Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

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

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/07/24/pope-francis-philadelphia-visit-challenges/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/07/24/pope-francis-philadelphia-visit-challenges/

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.

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/07/24/pope-francis-philadelphia-visit-challenges/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/07/24/si-eagles-most-hated-fans/

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

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

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/07/21/building-collapse-guilty-plea/

 
Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Developers Are Getting Busy at 3rd & Poplar!

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/northern-liberties/liberty-estates-done-more-development-coming-nearby

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/northern-liberties/liberty-estates-done-more-development-coming-nearby

By: Jarek Cotto

Nine, four-story homes have risen at 3rd & Poplar next former home of the Ortelibs Brewery. Back in the fall of 2011, plows began chomping the earth here along the 800 block of N. American St. Worked stopped abruptly and it looked like that project would be abandoned. In late 2012 however, new owners purchased the property for $1.1M, and by the end of 2013, buildings had started to rise.

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/northern-liberties/liberty-estates-done-more-development-coming-nearby

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/northern-liberties/liberty-estates-done-more-development-coming-nearby

The project has been dubbed Liberty Estates by developers Space & Company. The homes start at $1,050,000, but despite the high price points, a few of them are already under agreement/sold. Even the least expensive units have 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and around 4,500 sqft of living space according to the project page.

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/northern-liberties/liberty-estates-done-more-development-coming-nearby

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/northern-liberties/liberty-estates-done-more-development-coming-nearby

Around this time last year, developers were engaged in the community process to demolish a shopping center on the west side of 3rd Street and build 26 new units in its place. Since then, the old shopping center was razed, and 26 units are under construction at last.

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/northern-liberties/liberty-estates-done-more-development-coming-nearby

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/northern-liberties/liberty-estates-done-more-development-coming-nearby

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/northern-liberties/liberty-estates-done-more-development-coming-nearby

http://www.ocfrealty.com/naked-philly/northern-liberties/liberty-estates-done-more-development-coming-nearby

As if that wasn’t enough, there is also a four-story building nearby on the 200 block of Poplar St. That is a lot of investment and building going down in the immediate vicinity. All this is happening right in the heart of Northern Liberties, close to parks, good eating, and not to mention shopping too. Things don’t seem to be slowing down in the least.

 
Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

FYI: Philly to D.C. on Public Transit? This May Become A Reality Soon.

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/25/indego-hits-100000-ride-mark/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/25/indego-hits-100000-ride-mark/

By: Jarek Cotto

The Sixers have to pay 3 million to the New Orleans Pelicans for not disclosing an injury Jrue Holiday had before trading. More here.

Philly finally gets a Cheesecake Factory of its own. The 3 story building that houses the restaurant is located at 15th and Walnut. We couldn’t be more excited to add the Cheesecake Factory to the line up of Philly restaurants.

Could there be a way to get from D.C. to Philly on public transit? There’s talks of making this happen. Find out more about it below.

The Edmond Beacon Way sign has finally been corrected. We know that “Edmund Bacon” guy won’t be happy about this!

Indego hits its 100k ride share. More below.

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/29/sixers-fined-trade/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/28/needed-philadelphia-cheesecake-factory/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/26/public-transit-washington-philadelphia/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/25/edmond-beacon-sign-edmund-bacon-old-city/

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2015/06/25/indego-hits-100000-ride-mark/

 
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/

 
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.

https://www.claremont-courier.com/cms_uploads/sf.Claremont-Bike-1_.jpg

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