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Archive: September, 2008

POSTED: Thursday, September 11, 2008, 12:13 PM
In this new Travel and Leisure survey of "America's Favorite Cities," Philadelphia gets high rankings for museums and historic sites, but low marks for stylish and attractive people.

You can check out the full results here.

POSTED: Thursday, September 11, 2008, 8:15 AM
Homeless female veterans struggle to put their lives back together.

A new report shows that at-risk Philly kids bounce back to foster homes at higher rate than the rest of the state.

Chinatown residents oppose Foxwoods moving to the Gallery mall site.

POSTED: Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 3:56 PM
John McCain just wrapped up a campaign appearance at the Down Home Diner in the Reading Terminal Market, where he and wife Cindy had lunch with seven women from the region and talked about the economy. Barack Obama supporters rallied just feet away in the market, shouting throughout much of the meal.

But Diner Co-Owner Jack McDavid said he was happy to host the GOP presidential candidate.

"He asked to come here," said McDavid, a registered Democrat who voted for Sen. Hillary Clinton in the primary. "I trust John McCain. I don't agree with all of his policies, but I trust him. I'm not brave enough to take a chance on someone who has no track record."

POSTED: Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 12:08 PM

Guest Blogger: Dave Davies

Mayor Nutter, Gov. Rendell and officials from the Foxwoods Casino gave some details of the project’s proposed move to center city to the editorial boards of the Daily News and Inquirer this morning - or to be more precise, they explained how few details are available about the move from the controversial South Philadelphia riverfront site. Here’s some of the basics:

* The casino would occupy space in the building that now houses the Gallery shopping mall, specifically the block on Market St. between 10th and 11th Streets. The space is now occupied by the Burlington Coat Factory, Old Navy and other retail tenants.

POSTED: Wednesday, September 10, 2008, 7:45 AM
Developers of the Foxwoods Casino plan to move from their South Philly site and build at the Gallery Mall.

Number of African-American teachers in Philly schools is at the lowest point in decades.

Subway hammer attack suspect in custody.

POSTED: Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 5:05 PM
Councilman Wilson Goode Jr, who last week announced plans to introduce legislation that would cut the number of at-large City Council members from seven to five, now has a new proposal. Check out the release:


GOODE pushing new City Council At-Large reform
New charter change would permit each party to nominate six candidates
 and give each elector the right to vote for six Councilmembers at large.

(Philadelphia, September 9, 2008) – City Councilman At-Large W. Wilson Goode, Jr. has a new proposal – he will not introduce the charter change resolution and companion bill that would reduce the number of Councilmembers from 17 to 15, and the number of at-large Councilmembers from 7 to 5. Instead, Councilman Goode will introduce legislation next week that will permit each party to nominate six candidates and give each elector the right to vote for six Councilmembers at large. The number of Councilmembers would remain 17, and the number of at-large members would remain 7 – but each party would get another nomination and each voter would get an extra vote.

POSTED: Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 3:52 PM
From the City Paper's Fumo blog:

    "I think he’s guilty," says one potential juror. The judge and lawyers sent him packing less than a minute later.

POSTED: Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 12:20 PM
Check out this new Fox/Rasmussen poll which shows Barack Obama leading John McCain by just two points in the Keystone state. Obama held five percent leads in previous polls.

McCain rallies in Lancaster this afternoon.

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William Bender, a Drexel graduate who landed at the Daily News in 2007, has covered everything from South Philly mobsters to doomsday hucksters. He occasionally writes about local food trucks and always eats everything on his plate, whether it be a bloody rib eye or a corrupt politician. E-mail tips to benderw@phillynews.com
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David Gambacorta, has been a reporter with the Daily News since 2005, covering crime, police corruption and all of the other bizarre things that happen in Philadelphia. Now he’s covering the 2015 mayor’s race, because he enjoys a good circus just as much as the next guy. He’s always looking to get a cup of coffee. Send news tips and other musings on life to gambacd@phillynews.com
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