Archive: September, 2008
Catherine LuceyHomeless 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.
Catherine LuceyJohn 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."
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.
Catherine LuceyDevelopers 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.
Catherine LuceyCouncilman 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.
Catherine LuceyFrom 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.
Catherine LuceyCheck 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.