Yardley School Bus Driver, Little League Ump Gets 14 Years For Child Porn

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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 »

Philly Students Send Get-Well Cards to Mumia Abu-Jamal [UPDATED]

Mumia Abu-Jamal (center) with MOVE's Pam Africa (left) and Mumia supporter Johanna Fernandez (right), via Facebook

Mumia Abu-Jamal (center) with MOVE’s Pam Africa (left) and Mumia supporter Johanna Fernandez (right), via Facebook

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.

ORIGINAL:

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 »

Good Riddance: McFadden’s Closes Today

via Google Maps

via Google Maps

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 »

What to Expect at New Center City Music Venues U-Bahn and Franky Bradley’s

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.

U-Bahn

U-Bahn
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.

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Anonymous Releases Names of Vineland Cops Involved in Phillip White Death

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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 »

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