Archive for February 18th, 2013

This Evening: Circuital

Monday, February 18th, 2013

>>> All the bearded people you know will be at Johnny Brenda’s for the sold-out Jim James show, just in case you were wondering where they all are. >>> Some of the clean-shaven crowd will be at The Troc’s Movie Monday to watch Top Gun. >>> And really … that’s it. It’s your classic Monday […]

Philly Bike Coalition And Spring Garden Civic Association To Vote On New Bike Lane Proposal

Monday, February 18th, 2013

In the dark slog of February, only the greenest, beardiest hipsters (and some folks peddling through their DUI suspensions) are seen tooling around town on bikes. But with the Phightins taking ground balls in Clearwater and the sun sticking around ’til almost 6pm, it’s not unreasonable to visualize yourself basking in the moderate temps, leaning […]

Mayor Nutter Sends Letter To Philadelphia Ethics Board Urging Clarification In William Penn Foundation Rhubarb

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Previously, we reported that in the face of an ethics complaint against them for hiring a consulting firm to lobby the School District of Philadelphia around a controversial plan to restructure public education in Philadelphia, The William Penn Foundation has taken their ball and gone home, suspending their grant-making services to city agencies. This decision […]

And Now, Today’s GOOD NEWS: Bigger Budget, Not Love, Is In The Air This Spring!

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Philly won’t be just expecting an early spring with yummy temperatures soon: The Philly Parks Alliance just got a huge payday of $2.675 million in a budget increase that will result in 63 new full time trade/maintenance jobs, 75 additional seasonal positions, and 900,000 clams for new equipment. Gold star for y’all, Parks Alliance. For […]

New Jersey Top Ten Beach Contest On Hold, Replaced With Photo Contest

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Since 2008, New Jersey’s Top 10 Beaches Survey has given shore partisans the opportunity to vote for their favorite beach. The 2013 winners in categories such as Family Vacation, Day Trip and Ecotourism were to be announced at the start of the beach season. But since Superstorm Sandy sent the fireworks hailing over Little Eden […]

From The Desk Of Joey Sweeney: Say It Ain’t So, St. Joe’s Prep

Monday, February 18th, 2013

To my dearest and beloved alma mater: First things first: Thank you. Though I could not even fathom it at the time when I was a student in your hallowed halls (1986-1990), going to St. Joseph’s Preparatory School was one of the greatest, and certainly most defining, experiences of my life. The mandatory three years […]

You Can Try To Make Sense Of AVI With This App, But It Won’t Make You Feel Any Better

Monday, February 18th, 2013

The mailing notices for the changes coming via AVI, a.k.a. Actual Value Initiative a.k.a the thing driving everyone nuts, went out on Friday, and we found out that about 60% of property owners will see higher taxes. And to make the whole process a bit easier (but not any less headache-inducing), the city has released […]

From The Desk Of Adam Brodsky: Presidents Day Musings On PA’s Awful Yet Fabulous James Buchanan

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Today is Presidents Day and like the rest of the nation, I will be spending it fruitlessly waiting for the mail, equally fruitlessly attempting to enter the bank, then probably buying a Honda and finally some crap at Old Navy. During these sorties, I, like most of the nation, will be contemplating the 43 co-honorees […]

Signs Of Spring: The 2013 TreePhilly Citywide Tree Giveaway Program

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Springtime in Philadelphia is coming, and with it comes Phillies baseball, warmer temperatures, and free trees. The 2013 edition of the TreePhilly tree giveaway has just been announced, and you can already pre-register for your free tree right here. Here’s some more info: Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PP&R) in partnership with the Fairmount Park Conservancy […]

This Presidents Day, Stare Into Abe Lincoln’s Empty Eyes At The Philadelphia History Museum

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Life Mask of Abraham Lincoln, Leonard W. Volk, 1886 casting from 1860 original, Plaster, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania Collection, Philadelphia History Museum Today is Presidents Day, officially celebrated as George Washington’s birthday, and known to most of you as a nice day off. But why not take your day off (or any day up […]