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June 28, 2017


Radio operators work Field Day

By Alex Lloyd Gross Ham Radio enthusiasts across North America look forward to the last full weekend in June every year. It’s a ritual called Field Day. Instead of playing with balls and running track,  these people play with radios.  According to the American Radio Relay League, the objective is to set up radios using

Little girl taken by tow truck driver in error

By Alex Lloyd Gross Repo drivers have a tough job. Some get shot at, or assaulted.  They are dealing with people that will try anything to get their car back including running any kind of scam so that they can take the car when it is lowered. When repo driver Carmine Giannone spotted a 2006

Quick storm does major damage to region

By Alex Lloyd Gross A fast moving thunderstorm came through the region, yesterday June 21, 2017 and left a lot of damage in it’s wake. Trees were felled by wind gusts of upwards of 70MPH.  Some of these  in the northeast, like  along the 8900 block of Roosevelt Blvd and Welsh and Manchester Rds. caused

City soda tax cash is way under predictions

By Alex Lloyd Gross What do you do when you predict an outcome and parameters change?  You alter the predictions, and that is what Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney has done with the Beverage Tax.  Just this month, the State Supreme Court ruled that the tax stood on solid ground, from a legal perspective. That, after

Multi vehicle crash ties up Roosevelt Boulevard

By Alex Lloyd Gross Philadelphia Police are trying to  determine who ran a red traffic signal yesterday, June 12, 2017 and caused a three car crash. The incident happened on the Roosevelt Blvd. at Deveraux Ave. in the Oxford Circle section of the northeast.  The incident happened just after 11:30 AM, in the northbound lanes. 

Adam West, the original Batman has died.

By Alex Lloyd Gross Back in the mid to late 1960,s just about every kid tuned their family television set to watch Batman. Played by Adam West, the series exploded in living color on the tv screen , one of the few  shows that were filmed in color.  Those fortunate enough to see it in

Philadelphia City Councilman stabbed in robbery attempt

By Alex Lloyd Gross Philadelphia Police are searching for the man who stabbed Philadelphia Councilman -At Large David Oh, during a robbery attempt last night, May 31, 2017. Oh is going to be okay, he was alert and talking with investigators minutes after the incident.  According to cops, Oh was removing bags from the trunk

Chinese Lantern Festival is a photographers paradise

By Alex Lloyd Gross With so many events going on that restrict people from bringing in cameras with detachable lenses, like the NFL Draft and presidential visits,  it’s refreshing for everyday people to attend an event where they can bring photo equipment and be able to experiment with exposures and ISO ratings.  It makes  taking

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