Philadelphia News for June 12th 2013

Who's in charge of the Philadelphia Eagles? – Bleeding Green Nation
For years the Eagles power structure was obvious. It was no secret that Andy Reid, former Eagles head coach and executive VP of football operations, had a significant influence in the team's decision making as far as football moves were
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Is Ruben Amaro Making a Huge Mistake Not Blowing Up the Phillies' Roster?
The pain of 2013 doesn’t look like it’s going to end anytime soon for the Philadelphia Phillies. With overpriced and often injured veterans throughout the roster, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has said he will not be blowing up the roster, according … More…

Philadelphia schools to become 'glorified day-cares' as nearly 4000 jobs cut
The Philadelphia school system announced that nearly 4,000 district employees will be laid off on July 1 thanks so a so-called “doomsday” budget that administrators and others say will almost certainly be ???catastrophic??? for the city. Philadelphia … More…

Philadelphia Phillies (31-33) at Minnesota Twins (27-33), 8:10 pm (ET)
In recent years, Cole Hamels was a strong candidate to end a losing streak for the Philadelphia Phillies. This season has been a different story for Hamels, who draws the start Tuesday in the opener of a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins at More…

Philadelphia excavator operator facing charges – Video on
Video on NBCNews.com: Sean Benschop, who was operating the excavator when a building collapsed in Philadelphia last week, is being held in jail and faces More…

Philadelphia residents challenged to read 20 million minutes
PHILADELPHIA – June 11, 2013 (WPVI) — Read a good book lately? Actually, the Free Library of Philadelphia hopes you and your entire family will do a lot more than that over the next several weeks. The annual Summer Reading Program begins June 17? … More…

Philadelphia Fatal Building Collapse Brings Grand Jury Probe (1)
“The scope and depth of the grand jury process will allow us to completely and appropriately investigate last Wednesday's tragedy,” said Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams at a press conference. A survivor, Nadine White, one of 14 people More…

city of philadelphia looks to increase revenue collection to benefit
Philadelphia, June 11, 2013 – The City of Philadelphia announced that it is seeking contracts for individuals or firms to serve as Sequestrators who will support the Department of Revenue's collection activities. Sequestrators will directly
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Philadelphia mayor defends school closures, layoffs — MSNBC
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is defending his city's decision to close 23 schools and lay off thousands of workers in the face of a $304 million deficit–all while Pennsylvania is investing in a $400 million state prison in suburban Philly.
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Philadelphia Phillies – TeamReport
He signed a two-year, $12 million deal as a free agent this winter to shore up that role in Philadelphia, where All-Star closer Jonathan Papelbon was entrenched in an otherwise young bullpen. After getting off to a solid start in April, Adams has More…

Philadelphia collapse survivor: 'I started running for my life'
The collapse has already spurred lawsuits by survivors, the arrest of the crane operator knocking down the building, and — as of Monday — a grand jury to "completely and appropriately investigate last Wednesday's tragedy," Philadelphia district More…

Philadelphia schools to lay off nearly 4000 teachers
On Friday, the superintendent of the Philadelphia School District (SDP), William Hite, Jr., announced plans to lay off nearly 4,000 educators in the coming months. The destruction of teachers' jobs comes as part of a “doomsday” austerity budget in the More…

Philadelphia mayor defends school closures, layoffs
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is defending his city's decision to close 23 schools and lay off thousands of workers in the face of a $304 million deficit–all while Pennsylvania is investing in a $400 million state prison in suburban Philly. Nutter More…

passenger shamed for 'affair brag'
She wrote: "If this is your husband, I have endured a two hour train ride from Philadelphia listening to this loser and his friends brag about their multiple affairs and how their wives are too stupid to catch on. Oh please repost …" So far the photo More…

Philadelphia Orchestra members perform on delayed flight – CBS
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Philadelphia Phillies: Cliff Lee and the Curse of the 4-0 Lead
COMMENTARY | The Philadelphia Phillies had just climbed into second place in the National League East on June 7. They were coming off their fifth straight win and facing the pitching-deprived Milwaukee Brewers, who they took down in the first game of More…

Philadelphia Museum Of Art Screens The Triptych, A Three-Part
Every Wednesday night, the Philadelphia Museum of Art welcomes late-night guests with Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday Nights, staying open for visitors from 5.
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Toddler Dies After Falling 5 Stories Out of Window – NBC Philadelphia
A young child is dead after falling five stories from an apartment window.
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Former Portland, Philadelphia coach Maurice Cheeks named new coach of the
MAURICE Cheeks, a former point guard who helped the Philadelphia 76ers win an NBA title in 1983, was named coach of the NBA's Detroit Pistons on Monday. Cheeks, who spent the past four seasons as an assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder, More…

Philadelphia Phillies: 5 Players Who Are Proving the Doubters Wrong
For the critics who said that the Philadelphia Phillies would be an average to below-average team in 2013 before the season…well, you were right. The good news? The Phillies climbed above .500 on Thursday. The bad news? It’s not Thursday anymore, and? … More…

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