Archive for September, 2010

Philly came in second place to New York, yet again…But for once, THAT’S A GOOD THING!

And a national bedbug convention was held in Chicago last week to try and get a handle on this nationwide scourge.  In the meantime, lets hope we continue to fall in the rankings!

PHA is trying to boost employee morale.  I wonder if it’ll be like the Oprah show where everyone in the audience gets a new stove or dishwasher?  After PHA workers allegedly stole millions of dollars worth of building materials, including  stainless-steel kitchen appliances, you think they might be able to do that…

What is still almost impossible to believe in this whole situation is that the PHA board was completely ignorant of any illegal activity.  I realize they’re mostly a bunch of do-gooders, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see this sort of thing hit the news stands soon…

Hey, somebody forgot to remove that Home Depot label!

Seems the recent dust-up at the housing authority has seriously irritated one of its board members and now John Street is fighting back by trash talking Michael Nutter.

One of his criticisms seems a bit odd in that he claims Nutter is not a black mayor.  It looks like Street is now courting the next African American mayoral hopeful — Sam Katz!  That’s right, and Sam has been meeting with his peeps to see if he got skillz and, uh, to see if anyone will actually vote for him.

One of America’s most talented city managers is back in town with a new gig.  Even though she only lasted two years, she improved and streamlined government with impressive programs like PhillyStat…oh, uh..well it seemed like a good idea originally.  Anyway, I’m sure she was hired in a highly competitive process at UPenn (there are lots of warm congratulatory wishes at this link).  I hope she is also being paid what she’s worth, because that $50,000 a year pension she bought only goes so far.

Camille Barnett teaching street smarts at UPenn

Kudos to Charles McPherson!  I guess City Council wanted to bring in some new blood…Well, maybe some old new blood.  Though it is amazing how much things can change in a year.

How was I supposed to know that people’s rights were being violated?!? I’m appalled, but it doesn’t mean anyone has to be reprimanded or anything…

James Powers knows that terrorism is everywhere. We can never be too careful. Do we even know what C.V.S. stands for?!?

Finally the Center has a home in the city. And what could be nobler than honoring our revolutionary heritage? It seems some people don’t trust it to be done in a dignified and appropriate manner. If Ed Rendell is involved how could it be anything but dignified?