According to the guy selling this Cadillac STS on Delaware Craigslist for $15,000, the car was leased by now-Vice President Joe Biden from 2005 to 2008. Owner Jeff Finkle told Delaware Online that he first realized who the previous driver was when he discovered the names Beau, Hunter and Jill (aka Biden’s family) programmed into the Bluetooth.
Biden was not immediately available for comment. (Yeah, we called.)
There’s no substitute for good timing. On Tuesday, April 15th — otherwise known as Tax Day — the United States Attorney’s office in Philadelphia charged former IRS employee Lora Lewis with filing false tax returns and defrauding the government of $39,000. Read more »
A few weeks ago, we told you about a letter that Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown sent out on City of Philadelphia letterhead, trying to drum up ad revenue for 900-WURD, an all-talk, for-profit AM radio station in Philadelphia. Read more »
From last night’s 9-6 Atlanta Braves victory over the Phillies comes this animated GIF showing the reactions of Phillies fans to a grand slam by Dan Uggla to win it in the 9th. Read more »
The Borgata in Atlantic City has filed a federal lawsuit against poker star Phil Ivey, claiming that the professional gambler cheated the casino out of nearly $10 million during high-stakes baccarat play. Read more »
You check into your hotel after a long drive, hoping to catch a Law & Order marathon on TNT and some shuteye. Instead, you get a shootout. Read more »
Trombonist Ernest Stuart, founder of the Center City Jazz Festival. Photography by Jauhien Sasnou
It wasn’t so long ago that this very magazine asked whether jazz was on life support in Philadelphia. But several key players have injected much-needed energy into the mix, among them trombonist Ernest Stuart, who launches his third Center City Jazz Festival this month on April 19th.
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It has been a decade since the Philadelphia Parking Authority first installed red light cameras on the treacherous Roosevelt Boulevard, and now our state legislators are considering whether to add speed enforcement cameras to the roadway. But it turns out that the red light camera program hasn’t exactly been a wild success. Read more »
Philadelphia is one of the most corrupt major cities this side of Lagos. From the ABSCAM convictions in 1981 to Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown’s 2013 admission that she broke campaign finance law, we’ve had nine lawbreakers on City Council over a 32-year period. If you’re not particularly good at math, know that this averages out to more than one lawbreaker for every four-year Council term. Read more »