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April 10, 2006
THE CITY PLAN to close five fire companies to save $3 million is as outrageous as it is dangerous. Overall fires are up and fire deaths are through the roof. There is a surplus of more than $160 million and this plan is being pushed to save a paltry $3 million. The mayor is gambling with the safety of every resident and their families. Let your councilperson know that you won't stand for being used as a pawn in the mayor's game of political Russian roulette. Joseph Lee Philadelphia
NEWS
October 30, 2012 | STAFF REPORT
PHILADELPHIA government and city schools will again be closed Tuesday as the region recovers from Hurricane Sandy. Schools Superintendent William Hite said Monday that district staff will check buildings after the storm passes to decide when they're ready to reopen. CITY GOVERNMENT: All city employees, except for emergency personnel will have another day off. Trash pickup scheduled for Tuesday won't be picked up until next Tuesday. COURTS: State and federal courts will be closed.
NEWS
April 24, 2007
RE "THE disappearing maternity wards" by Dr. Jennifer Simmons (April 18): Dear Doctor, Repeatedly, all I hear are the complaints from doctors and politicians about jury awards. Why is it you never hear a doctor criticize another doctor about his lack of skills? Maybe medical-school standards need to be higher. I wouldn't want a surgeon - or any doctor - who just squeaked by in school to practice on me. Nor would I want a doctor who is not fit to practice caring for my family or me. Doctors know which colleagues shouldn't be practicing, but you never hear that - publicly.
NEWS
December 22, 2012 | By Kristen A. Graham and Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writers
A shouting and chanting crowd of hundreds told officials Thursday night exactly what they thought of a Philadelphia School District plan to close 37 schools and change grades and shut programs at dozens more. "SOS! Save our schools!" hundreds yelled as they marched up North Broad Street toward district headquarters. "Whose city? Our city! Whose schools? Our schools!" It was a dramatic stand against the planned closings of one in six city schools, announced last week. Closings were not on the agenda of the School Reform Commission's voting meeting, but they quickly became the hot potato of the evening, with students, teachers, parents, and community members demanding answers.
NEWS
December 30, 2006 | Inquirer wire services
President Bush has ordered federal agencies to close Tuesday, the day of former President Gerald R. Ford's funeral at the National Cathedral in Washington. The Postal Service announced that mail deliveries would be suspended, with normal service resuming Wednesday. U.S. stock markets will close Tuesday, as will energy and agricultural exchanges. Also, bond and currency trading will be conducted in abbreviated sessions. philly.com Read and view much more about Gerald Ford?s life and presidency and share your thoughts about him via http://go.
NEWS
June 1, 1993 | BY TOMAS SANCHEZ
Calling all Catholics. Our church is in trouble and we need to act now if we hope to save it. By the end of this month, more than a dozen Catholic churches and schools will be suppressed and the Eucharist removed from their communities. Alarmingly, recent history indicates that this is just the beginning. In Detroit, more than 30 neighborhoods lost their churches in a year. In Chicago, more than 70 worshipping communities were wiped out over two years. If we don't act now, Philadelphia will be similarly affected.
NEWS
August 27, 2011
These emergency storm measures were announced Friday by area transit, bridge, and parking agencies. Conditions may warrant changes. SEPTA: All operations will cease at 12:30 a.m. Sunday.* Selected Regional Rail routes will end service at 5 p.m. Saturday.* Operations will resume at midday Sunday or later. NJ TRANSIT: Rail service will be suspended at 12 p.m. Saturday.* Bus service and light-rail transit ends at 6 p.m. Saturday.* Access Link Service will be suspended at 6 p.m. Saturday.
NEWS
August 24, 1992 | by Paul Maryniak, Daily News Staff Writer
City officials in 1990 settled on sex-shop spies as a reasonable alternative to more drastic action. They initially considered shutting down sex shops where potential deadly sexual activity was encouraged, according to a seven-page unsigned memo circulated within the department two months before the July 1990 program began. The memo shows that health officials were particularly concerned about bathhouses - popular gathering spots for gay men. The bathhouses "for many years provided a unique environment conducive to multiple sexual encounters, drug use and unprotected sex," the memo said.
NEWS
January 6, 2012 | By Inquirer staff
Here are the list of Archdiocese of Philadelphia's school closings/mergers, announced Jan. 6: BUCKS COUNTY St. Michael the Archangel , Levittown, merges with Our Lady of Grace , Penndel at the Penndel site. St. Mark , Bristol, merges with St. Ephrem , Bensalem, at the Bensalem site. Assumption BVM , Feasterville, merges with St. Bede the Venerable , Holland, at the Holland site. Holy Trinity , Morrisville, merges with St. John the Evangelist , Lower Makefield, at the Lower Makefield site.
NEWS
May 22, 1998 | by Paul Davies, Daily News Staff Writer
First Union announced the locations yesterday of the 156 branches scheduled to close this fall, including seven in Philadelphia. The closings are the result of First Union's $16 billion purchase of CoreStates Financial. The deal announced last fall became official last month. The 156 branches, which are situated throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, are slightly fewer than the bank's earlier estimate of 172 closures. Most of the 156 branches are in areas where Charlotte, N.C.-based First Union and Philadelphia's CoreStates had operations within a few blocks of each other.
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June 18, 2016 | By Sam Wood, STAFF WRITER
Managers at two South Philly restaurants are gnashing their teeth after receiving health department inspections they consider unfair. Caffe Valentino , the BYOB in Pennsport, was shut down twice this week after failing inspections that turned up numerous insects. The first inspection, on Monday, noted live roaches on the walls and floors and numerous fruit flies in the kitchen. At the second inspection, on Wednesday, the roaches were reportedly dead, but still stuck to a wall, and fruit flies circled under a kitchen sink.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2016 | By Nancy G. Heller, FOR DoTHIS
There's nothing like watching a flamenco performance close up. And the three Tablao Philly performances presented thus far, in an intimate space at the Asian Arts Initiative, let patrons clearly see the subtlest facial expressions, hand movements, and footwork of a changing roster of first-rate dancers, singers, and musicians. The fourth and final Tablao Philly began Thursday night and runs through Saturday. This time, the program features guest artist Raquel Heredia (a.k.a. "La Repompilla")
NEWS
June 6, 2016
With only 25 days left before the constitutionally mandated deadline for a new state budget passes, talk in Harrisburg suggests there won't be a repeat of the partisan impasse that blocked a spending plan for the current fiscal year for nine months. But to quote an old saying: Talk is cheap. Especially when the talking thus far hasn't come from Gov. Wolf and Republican legislative leaders; it's come from surrogates whose reportedly cordial conversations have raised hopes that a budget deal won't be as hard to reach this time.
NEWS
June 2, 2016 | By Maddie Hanna, TRENTON BUREAU
Democrat Hillary Clinton leads Republican Donald Trump with New Jersey voters, but not by much, according to a new Monmouth University poll. Asked which of the two candidates they would support if the presidential election were held today, 38 percent of registered New Jersey voters said Clinton, and 34 percent said Trump, according to the poll released Tuesday. A further 11 percent said they would vote for an independent candidate, and 15 percent were undecided. While Clinton's lead may seem small for a state that has voted for the Democratic presidential nominee in every election since 1992, "neither major-party candidate has fully locked in the support of their partisan bases," Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, said in a news release accompanying the results.
BUSINESS
June 2, 2016 | By Sam Wood, Staff Writer
The Midtown II, a landmark diner and bar that has thrived on the edge of the city's Gayborhood for 43 years, will close its doors for good next week, the result of a series of financial setbacks that landed its owner in bankruptcy court. According to documents filed last week in U.S. District Court in New Jersey, the diner's owner, Gus Hionas, has agreed to relinquish ownership of the Midtown II and its liquor license to its creditors to settle at least $4.2 million in debts. Hionas, who founded the Midtown II in 1974, declined to comment on the bankruptcy.
NEWS
May 31, 2016
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NEWS
May 29, 2016 | By Sam Wood, STAFF WRITER
The health department usually inspects a Philadelphia eatery once a year. At Copabanana on South Street, however, sanitarians have dropped in six times since January and asked it to shut down twice. The margarita and burger joint has a chronic problem with keeping food at safe temperatures. When perishable items are stored between 42 and 165 degrees Fahrenheit, toxic bacteria - the types that can cause food poisoning - can multiply quickly. On May 18  a sanitarian found calamari and coleslaw stored at 46 degrees, 5 degrees warmer than is considered safe.
SPORTS
May 28, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
READING, Pa. - The statistics may not suggest it, but leftfielder Cody Asche said he is close to re-joining the Phillies after being sidelined since suffering an abdomen injury early in spring training. Asche completed his fourth rehab game with double-A Reading, going 0 for 4 with a walk in Thursday's 7-4 win over Erie at FirstEnergy Stadium. In four games with Reading, Asche is batting .125. Before that, he began his rehab stint at high single-A Clearwater, where he batted .167 in five games.
NEWS
May 28, 2016 | By Martha Woodall, Staff Writer
Another embattled Philadelphia charter school has elected to close in June. Imani Education Circle Charter School in Germantown notified the School District's charter office that it would close when the academic year ends next month, rather than continue to fight in the courts to stay open. District spokesman Fernando Gallard said Imani told the district after the charter's board voted at a special meeting Monday evening. Parents were informed by letter on Wednesday, he said. The move affects 455 students from kindergarten through eighth grade who had expected to attend the school in the fall, including some students who were selected in Imani's admissions lottery last month.
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