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SEPTA, the Token Jesters

A look at SEPTA's never-ending delays in plan funding and contracts and how it spends what little money it has, gives us no indication that a shift into modernity is coming any time soon. And though the authority’s decisions are often clouded in secrecy, it’s probably a lot further away than SEPTA cares to admit.

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Posted Aug. 31, 2010 | Comments: 47

Feds Say Asian Students' Claims Are Real. Ya Think?

Did the claims lack merit when it was just the students, parents, teachers, civil-rights advocates, politicians and various other concerned citizens making them? Now that there’s a report, something must be done!

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Posted Aug. 31, 2010 | Comments: 5

NEWS AND OPINION

By Tara Murtha

Case of the Stolen Water: Petty Theft or a Cop's Retaliation?

Philadelphia Police Department spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore calls the case of the stolen water “strange,” but for Duane Mashore, who was arrested and locked in a cell for 14 hours on charges that he stole water from his neighbor’s outdoor faucet, it’s gone from strange to downright scary.

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Posted Aug. 31, 2010 | Comments: 1

NEWS AND OPINION

By Aaron Kase

Pissing Match

Undeterred by the area’s bleak reputation, Cobre and Coos have claimed territory in what they hope is the foreground of North Broad’s revitalization. In the last year, the two clubs have begun attracting hundreds of people to the street on weekend nights.

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Posted Aug. 31, 2010 | Comments: 14