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April 22, 2018

Politics

City scrambles to garner support for soda tax

By Alex Lloyd Gross It’s been almost a year and half since the “Sweetened Beverage Tax” was launched and the city is still making attempts to laud it’s effectiveness. In some areas, such as center city, the tax is paid and sales have not dropped off . That’s due to the amount of tourists that

“Rocky” visits his statue in Philly.

By Alex Lloyd Gross Sylvester Stallone was in Philadelphia today, April 6 2018 and he paid a visit to his likeness,  by way of the Rocky statue. This was supposed to be kept quiet and was not listed on the official schedule of the mayor.  Stallone was going to  show up, talk with Mayor Kenney

Stormy Daniels to come through region in November

By Alex Lloyd Gross Stormy Daniels, a porn star, who claims to have sexual relations one time with Donald Trump is on a tour and it’s coming through the area November 8 through 10. She will be at Club Risque and will be dancing in Bristol, Northeast Philadelphia and Pennsport.  During those shows, she will

Krasner to host town hall meetings to discuss new bail system

By Alex Lloyd Gross District Attorney Larry Krasner  instituted a new bail system last week that was the first step to not having the need for cash bail in Philadelphia.  It has been met with swift condemnation from police and equally swift commendation from low income people.  There are questions. Lots of people have them.

New food license process in effect for food service in the city

PHILADELPHIA – Today the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) and Department of Commerce reported that the City’s transition to new food license types, created under an ordinance passed by City Council at the end of 2017, is on schedule. As of January 2018, for the purpose of licensing businesses to prepare and serve food, a food

Krasner sacks 31 prosecutors

By Alex Lloyd Gross On Tuesday Jan 2, 2018 Larry Krasner was sworn in as District Attorney of Philadelphia. He vowed to work with veteran prosecutors and wanted to work for a change in Philadelphia. Less than four days into his term, he fired 31 lawyers. Some were attached to the  homicide unit.  Jan 5,

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