AVI: All Very Interesting
Dump patronage jobs to keep taxes low
ATF aka The Population Control Bureau
Northwood Frankford Community Y needs help
Could you hear the sound of fellow Northeast residents exhaling last week as more information began to emerge about the new property tax assessments?
Sometime over the last 41 years, the Pennsylvania Lottery has become as much a part of our daily lives as listening to the radio on the way to work or turning on the porch light at night.
The other shoe dropped at Philadelphia’s Traffic Court and to us it sounded more like a sneaker hitting the carpet than a combat boot hitting the floor.
She wants to fix the Traffic Court mess
She was a Philadelphia treasure and institution, right up there with the Liberty Bell, soft pretzels and hoagies.When she passed away Sunday just two days after turning 90 years young, Sally Starr created a tremendous gap in the heart and soul of the City of Brotherly Love. A slice of that heart and soul and solace died with her. She was, as Philly radio talk show host Dominic Giordano described her on Monday, a baby-boomer icon.With all due and abundant respect to Gene London, Pixanne, Captain and Mrs. Noah, Wee Willie Webber, Dick Clark, Chief Halftown, “Uncle Pete” Boyle and other staples of the glory days of Philadelphia’s local TV personalities, Our Gal Sal was at the head of the class.Any longtime Philadelphian who did not meet and greet Sally Starr at one of her numerous personal appearances in the Delaware Valley didn’t try very hard and most certainly missed a real treat. The Kansas City, Mo.-born cowgirl and host of Channel 6’s Popeye Theater had the kind of charisma, warmth and personality that’s as rare as a certain sailorman without his spinach.In the 1960s and ’70s, parents knew that when their kids were watching Aunt Sally on the tube, they were in good hands. And now, Sally can rest on her laurels.Thanks for the memories, Sally Starr. Philadelphia will love you forever.Send letters to the editor to: email@example.com