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State Rep.-elect Kinsey responds to school-closing proposal

December 23, 2012

Stephen Kinsey issued the following statement in response to Superintendent Dr. William Hite’s announcement of the proposed closing of 37 Philadelphia Public Schools. “I recognize the fiscal problems that the district is facing, however, there are way too many unanswered questions…

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School District to close 37 schools

December 17, 2012

By the end of the 2012-2013 school year, the School District of Philadelphia will be 37 schools lighter. That’s because 37 district schools will be closing this year. Superintendent William Hite announced the closings during a news conference on Thursday. 

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A New Hard Rock

December 17, 2012

If the orange bathrobe hanging on the wall of Philadelphia’s Hard Rock Café were anywhere else, you’d probably not pay it a whole lot of mind…If you didn’t throw it away that is. It’s got a few holes in it. It looks like something that Hugh Hefner might slum around in. It’s seen better days…

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All Pennsylvanians own the lottery, not just Corbett

December 17, 2012

To a governor who wields privatization like a boy with a hammer, I bet Pennsylvania’s lottery program looks like a diamond-point beauty of a nail. And it should – our Lottery Fund’s profit margins would drop the jaw of just about any private investor.

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City of Philadelphia announces mobile app to access L&I property data

December 10, 2012

Philadelphia has announced the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) mobile app, a new civic engagement tool that is part of the existing Philly311 app. Now residents can both report issues and access L&I property records such as permits, licenses, violations, and appeals on their smartphones.

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