Archive: December, 2009
Thanks to the hard work of residents, a Fishtown block goes from "skid row" to "most beautiful."
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia says parents shouldn't put too much faith in reports that investors will buy Cardinal Dougherty High School and keep it open.
Former Philly nightclub manager charged in terrorist attacks on Mumbai.
It’s that time of year again! Holiday season is upon us. And because we at PhillyClout know how tough present shopping can be, we’ve put together our picks for the best 2009 gifts. They’re political and Philly-themed. Just the way we like it.
So here you go. Now get shopping!
Next year, Pennsylvania will elect a new governor. That race is starting to heat up with five Democratic and three Republican candidates so far. The Harrisburg Patriot News had a good story yesterday assessing all the candidates in the field, featuring commentary from three political analysts.
Here's an excerpt:
On Nov. 17, Attorney General Tom Corbett and U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach were joined in the battle for the GOP nomination by state Rep. Sam Rohrer. The conservative will expand the dialogue in a party rippling from an identity crisis. For the Democrats, two Pittsburgh natives — Allegheny County Executive Dan Onorato and Auditor General Jack Wagner — want Rendell’s job. Many insiders wonder if they will create a territorial split of primary voters, thus aiding the chances of Philadelphia businessman Tom Knox, Scranton Mayor Chris Doherty and Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Hoeffel.
John Baer asks if the Democrats will have a hard time holding on to the state House of Representatives next year.
Asian students plan walkout to protest violence at S. Phily High.
Dad Vail organizers are keeping a hold on the Schuylkill River next year, just in case.
Interested in stimulus grant funding available to local businesses? Mayor Nutter is set to appear at this event today in West Philly which should answer some questions.
From Nutter's schedule:
With unemployment climbing and a deficit expected in this budget year, Philadelphia is by no means out of the financial woods yet, despite 18 months of deep cuts.
So PhillyClout wondered how other cities were doing these days. And an informal survey shows that these are tough times pretty much everywhere. It also seems that the same issues are to blame in most cities: growing pension costs and diminished tax returns.
Here's a few recent budget stories from other cities:
As you may already know, PhillyClout has been nominated for a Philebrity Award! In case you haven't headed over to the polls just yet, we thought we'd give you a few Friday afternoon reasons to support us.
So here it is, our list of the "Top Ten Reasons to Vote for PhillyClout." If you don't believe us, check the links...
It's holiday season! And to celebrate, every Friday for the month of December, PhillyClout will feature a seasonal Muppet video. To kick it off, we have Miss Piggy and ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev performing "Baby, It's Cold Outside."