Philadelphia News for June 16th 2013

Consulate General of Israel in Philadelphia
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Philadelphia building collapse inspector commits suicide, blames self for
Wracked with guilt, a sleepless building inspector fired a single bullet into his own chest, shortly after claiming responsibility for the deadly Philadelphia building collapse last week, city officials confirmed Friday. “It was my fault. I should have … More…

Philadelphia Closes 23 Schools, Lays Off Thousands, Builds Huge Prison
The Philadelphia public school system has been a target for school reform and Charter-enthusiasts for the past few years, and several figures (including the mayor) have defended charter schools as a viable replacement to the entire public school system. More…

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies rally to beat Colorado Rockies
Phillies 8, Rockies 7: Freddy Galvis hit two two-run triples, and Philadelphia rallied from a five-run deficit to beat Colorado. The Phillies overcame homers by Carlos Gonzalez and Josh Rutledge, who was recalled from Triple A to fill the roster spot More…

Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz says 'hamstring feels great' after
The 34-year-old Philadelphia Phillies catcher isn't being converted into an infielder. He was just happy to be back playing baseball. “I enjoy this game and I tried to remember when I used to play infield (growing up),” said Ruiz, who caught five More…

Philadelphia Flyers need to reevaluate approach
Adam Proteau of The Hockey News took a shot at the Philadelphia Flyers in a recent column. Proteau called out Flyers' General manager Paul Holmgren and Owner Ed Snider for their recent turn-style approach of assembling a Stanley Cup-caliber team. More…

Philadelphia schools issue 76 more layoff notices
On Thursday, Philadelphia City Council approved a new $2-a-pack cigarette tax aimed at generating money for schools, a move backed by Mayor Michael Nutter, who is also advocating a liquor tax that combined with the cigarette tax would raise $60 million. More…

Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn?EUR(TM)s & Colitis Foundation?
To register for the race, visit http://online.ccfa.org/gutsandglory, or to find out more information, contact the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley CCFA office at 215-396-9100 or visit http://www.ccfa.org/chapters/philadelphia. CCFA, a voluntary, non-profit More…

Philadelphia choir tapped to sing with the Rolling Stones
Philadelphia is the 10th city. The shows are Tuesday and Friday next week. “It’s kind of a neat thing they used all these different choirs,” said The Crossing Choir’s director, Donald Nally. This is actually a really busy time for the choir. It’s the … More…

Philly: Inspector said collapse 'wasn't my fault'
PHILADELPHIA — A building inspector who had visited a demolition site before a brick wall collapsed onto an adjacent thrift store, killing six people, left a cellphone video message before his apparent suicide this week saying the collapse "wasn't my More…

Philadelphia is still paying for the now nonexistant Veterans Stadium
Labeled for a time as ???the crown jewel of Philadelphia,??? the stadium was home to all of the city’s Eagles and Phillies memories for over three decades, including the 1980 Phillies World Championship. Like most stadiums however, the ???Vet??? eventually … More…

Philadelphia lawyer sentenced to pay $1.2M for laundering clients' funds
gavel.jpg Star-Ledger file photo. A Philadelphia lawyer accused of laundering millions of dollars of his clients funds was sentenced to pay $1.2 million in restitution to clients of his Cherry Hill law firm and five months in prison, which he has More…

Philadelphia Phillies – TeamReport
MLB Team Report – Philadelphia Phillies – INSIDE PITCH Ryan Howard has one home run since May 8, a span of more than 100 plate appearances. He had three hits in the Phillies 3-2 win Thursday night in Minneapolis, but all three hits were singles. More…

Flag-bearing skydivers swoop into Philadelphia – News and
Five skydivers bearing enormous American flags have landed in a field next to the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia to celebrate Flag Day.
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Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers Interested in Will Bynum
Feb 13, 2013; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons point guard Will Bynum (12) drives past Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (2) during the fourth quarter at The Palace. Detroit won 96-85. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports. More…

Philadelphia Phillies farm director Joe Jordan talks about Tyler Cloyd, Tommy
The Philadelphia Phillies director of player development spends most of his time among the organization's four full-season affiliates — Lehigh Valley, Reading, Clearwater and Lakewood. But with recent signees of the annual MLB Draft starting to report More…

Philadelphia 76ers: Sixers work out Temple's…
PHILADELPHIA — From time to time, Khalif Wyatt will pick up the phone and call up Lavoy Allen. The former Temple teammates cover a variety of topics. The NBA usually isn't one of them. That hasn't kept Wyatt from asking Allen, a two-year pro with the More…

Philadelphia Phillies – PlayerWatch
SS Freddy Galvis had a breakout game after struggling for most of the last month. Coming into Friday he was hitting .214 since May 19 but he had two triples, four RBIs and two runs scored against Colorado. He keyed the Phillies' rallies in the sixth More…

Watch: A Set of Ingmar Bergman-Inspired Promos for 'It's Always
FX's long-running, generally depraved comedy "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" will be moving to the network's new spinoff channel FXX in September for its ninth and tenth seasons, and to tout the move Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton,
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Philadelphia sets property tax rate, passes other levy
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — City Council has approved a new real estate tax rate for the city's new property valuation system, while also passing a cigarette tax aimed at providing new funding for cash-strapped schools. The council on Thursday approved a 1.34 More…

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