The Inquirer reports that City Controller Alan Butkovitz is making the kinds of moves you’d expect a mayoral candidate to make, only without quite saying yet that he’s a mayoral candidate. For example: he just hired a media strategist renowned for helping get Detroit’s mayor elected.
The New York Times today carries an op-ed — from City Paper writer Dan Denvir — suggesting Philly is much too dominated by Comcast, the city’s highest-profile business. “Philadelphia is a digital-age company town where the proper relationship between business and government has been turned on its head,” Denvir writes. “Welcome, indeed, to Comcast Country.”
The Inquirer reports: “Philadelphia’s Masterman High School once again topped U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of Pennsylvania schools, with a number of suburban high schools rounding out the top 10. New Hope-Solebury in Bucks County surged into the No. 3 spot ahead of academic powerhouses Conestoga (fifth) and Lower Merion (15th).”
The rankings of best Pennsylvania schools can be found here.
Jury selection was to begin this week in the case of Mark Citron, the former athletic director for the Jenkintown School District who was accused in 2012 of having a relationship with a 17-year-old female student. But instead of facing a jury of his peers, Citron has elected to plead guilty to corruption of a minor and endangering the welfare of a minor. Read more »
Losing a large amount of weight via bariatric surgery comes with a lot of victories, big and small. Many of them have nothing to do with the number on the scale or inside your clothing. Patients might be surprised to learn that one of the areas they may see improvement is in their love lives.
According to prosecutors in the big Main Line drug bust, part of the evidence they used to build the case against the 11 suspects were text messages sent between them. Below, some of those text messages as they appear in court documents released by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office. Read more »
Take a look around almost any public space today, and you’ll find that technology is everywhere: from smartphones to smartwatches, tablet computers to e-readers, the latest devices are—literally—in the hands of most people. The same can be said for medical professionals. In the field of dentistry, digital X-rays are on the rise and offer a host of benefits.