Is nothing sacred? Last month, some probably-drunk idiots decided it would be a good idea to bang on and ram the front windows at Jim’s Steaks until they broke. And now comes this video of a guy breaking into another revered South Street cheesesteakery — Ishkabibble’s II. Read more »
When folksy WXPN-favored singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens shows up for her $42-a-head gig on Friday night at the TLA on South Street, she’ll be welcomed by that wonderful ambassador of Philadelphia conflict: the giant inflatable union rat. Read more »
The United States Attorney in Philadelphia has announced that Thomas Silber of Randolph Drive in Yardley, Pennsylvania has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for 10 counts of receiving child pornography. The 51-year-old, who previously worked as a school bus driver, Little League umpire and kids’ wrestling referee, pleaded guilty to all counts last December. Read more »
UPDATE 4/10/2015 1:15 p.m.: Marylin Zuniga, the New Jersey teacher who had her third grade students send get-well cards to Mumia Abu-Jamal, has been suspended.
In case you haven’t heard, convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal hasn’t been feeling very well of late, even winding up in the intensive care unit at the end of March. Naturally, some people couldn’t be happier about Abu-Jamal’s physical decline, especially considering that he’s no longer sentenced to die, while others, like New Jersey schoolteacher Marylin Zuniga and Philadelphia Student Union head Hiram Rivera, worry about the frailty of their freedom fighter. Read more »
On Wednesday, we told you that a woman had stolen a bag that contained a loaded gun from the back of a chair at Cantina Dos Segundos, a popular Mexican restaurant in Northern Liberties. Now we have learned that the gun was left at the restaurant by an off-duty female Philadelphia police officer. Read more »
From the Department of Don’t Let the Door Hit You In the Ass comes news that the 3rd Street location of McFadden’s – aka that horrible bar somewhere near the cruddy cusp of Old City and Northern Liberties – is closing its doors today. And all God’s people said, “AMEN!” Read more »
As the days go by since The Most Hated Man In America Right Now — aka North Charleston, South Carolina, cop Michael Slager, seen in his mugshot above — shot an unarmed black man in the back repeatedly, we’re learning that the 33-year-old accused murderer has roots in the Philadelphia area. Read more »
With the local music scene on a decidedly upward trajectory, it’s a good thing Center City just welcomed two new music venues. Here’s what to expect when you go.
This 2,985-square-foot club in the basement of BRÜ debuted in March. It’s all about small local rock bands and singer-songwriters here, with two to three live shows per week and DJs filling in the gaps. If the band sucks—hey, it happens—check out the arcade. Yes, there’s Ms. Pac-Man. 1320 Chestnut Street, Midtown Village, 215-800-1079.
Do you recognize this woman? If so, tell her to return the loaded Ruger she stole from popular Northern Liberties Mexican restaurant Cantina dos Segundos on Monday. Read more »
Earlier this week, a YouTube user associated with the hacker group Anonymous released a video threatening the Vineland Police Department and the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office over the March 31st death of Vineland resident Phillip White, who died while in police custody. And now, Anonymous has made good on some of those threats. Read more »