Selling the Philadelphia Gas Works to a for-profit New England company is being touted by Mayor Michael Nutter’s administration as good financial sense, and condemned by sale opponents as fiscally unsound.
North America shivers in an Arctic freeze….biting, bitterly cold breezes….brutal, potential, record-breaking low temperatures….Polar Vortex - that arctic cyclone that’s swept down from the North Pole ….what’s next? It’s been so cold in Pennsylvania this winter that I’m surprised that Phil even ventured out to check his shadow this week. Olympic Alert: It’s warmer in Sochi!
North America shivers in an Arctic freeze….biting, bitterly cold breezes….brutal, potential, record-breaking low temperatures….Polar Vortex– that arctic cyclone that’s swept down from the North Pole ….what’s next? Frost Quakes? They did happen in Ontario, Canada, on Christmas Eve. Apparently, some kids there thought that the loud snap sounds and the shakes were reindeer on the roof. Closer to home, parts of Ohio experienced Frost Quakes in 2011. It’s winter!
Philadelphia’s Veterans Advisory Commission has announced the dates for its quarterly meetings in 2014. The commission was established on Feb. 2, 2006, pursuant to a City Council resolution. It meets in City Council chambers, Room 400 of City Hall. Meetings will be held on Wednesdays, March 5, June 18, Sept. 10 and Dec. 10. All meetings begin at 2 p.m. ••
Susan Friedman rattled off the names of the cities and states, each one farther away and more untouchable than the one that preceded it.
Blight will spread
Frankford High School’s football players fully understand the opportunity that awaits them.
A new memorial honoring five brothers from Fishtown who fought in the Civil War was unveiled last weekend at Palmer Cemetery.
State Treasurer Rob McCord last week joined the Democratic race for governor.