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Category Archive for 'Life in the Big City'

A fucking coach. Well, that figures: CENTER CITY (WPVI) — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia says it has fired an assistant basketball coach at Archbishop Wood High School in connection with an attack on a gay couple in Center City Philadelphia. The Archdiocese tells Action News the man was terminated Wednesday evening and will not be […]

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And takes much criticism as a result, of course. Pretty shocking story, even to me. I can’t stand Lynne Abraham, she was a stain on the city’s reputation and I’m glad she’s gone: “There’s an enormous inequity in a system that permits a police officer’s testimony to be unassailed and have absolutely no repercussions,” he […]

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It’s about time

Good: Seven Philadelphia parents and the Parents United for Public Education group are suing over the conditions of Philadelphia’s public schools. The petitioners are represented by the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia. In the suit, to be filed against acting Pennsylvania education secretary Carolyn Dumaresq, the parents say the state has failed in its […]

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See, this is why I was okay with JRW beating the Taney Dragons.

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You need a little good news this Monday, right? Here it is: The Taney Dragons pulled it out in the very last second of last night’s game against Pearland, Texas to win, 7-6. And what a cardiac event this game was! From The Good Phight: It was the bottom of the sixth in Williamsport, in […]

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I liked this NYT article, not the least because it agrees with what I was saying on my radio appearances last week: You’re not going to solve police brutality without changing the political pressures on their performance. Police departments have been rewarded in recent years for the sheer numbers of stops, searches and arrests. In […]

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This is exactly what I hoped would happen. Inner city baseball has been dropping off for years (mostly because equipment is much more expensive than a basketball), but a story like Mo’Ne’s and the Taney Dragons is getting kids interested again. Hallelujah! PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Taney Dragons baseball team is playing their 2nd game […]

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Today, Mo’Ne Davis did it again. In their first outing at Williamsport, she pitched a complete game and back-to-back shutouts. Slugger Jared Sprague-Lott pumped out a three-run homer in the first inning, and the rest is history. The irony is, the Taney Dragons Little League team is succeeding against the odds. Our city playground maintenance […]

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Also bus tickets to Friday’s game at Williamsport! Click here. I just found out today Mo’Ne Davis was discovered playing football! The rest, as they say, is history. Or, at least making it. Davis will be just the 17th girl ever to play in the Little League World Series when the Taney Dragons take the […]

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You have to admire their willingness to spin bullshit into blame! In the wake of Eric Garner’s death via cop chokehold, the NYPD is coming under all sorts of additional scrutiny. This is in addition to the appointed oversight ordered by Judge Scheindlin after finding that elements of its infamous stop-and-frisk program were unconstitutional. Scott Greenfield has a very stark […]

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