Classy move, fellas:
The statue honoring Frazier will be located near the Xfinity Live! complex in South Philadelphia. It will be unveiled in 2013, according to Richard Hayden, who is is a liaison between Frazier’s estate, the city and Xfinity Live, which is his client.
An official announcement is scheduled for next week; Hayden said he is waiting for Mayor Nutter to return from this week’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
Frazier died in November 2011 after a brief battle with liver cancer. He was 67.
The project is being completed with the support of the city. Donations are being accepted through the Fund for Philadelphia. A website, FrazierStatue.com, is set to launch Friday to provide information and solicit donations, Hayden said.
There is also an effort to turn the former location of Joe Frazier’s Gym on North Broad Street, now a discount furniture store, into a historic site.
The Inky put up this piece regarding the tough hands that many small boroughs have been dealt in good ol’ Delco. As people move away, and jobs are lost, times get tougher and tougher for those who remain. Here’s the story
Time to camp out at the Center and get the latest and greatest!
Spend $100 and receive two tickets to the December 4 Phantoms game at the Wachovia Center.
Spend $200 and receive two Flyers or Sixers club seats to an upcoming game.
Spend $300 and receive two club seats to upcoming games for the Flyers and Sixers.
Game Three needs some real good shit to pop it off. Click here to get it started.
Flinstone-headed comedian Todd Glass (from Philadelphia!) gets flipped off, and then gets bumrushed by a drunk? lady:
Seems everyone’s favorite Philadelphia mayor is sending tweets from all over Philadelphia. Mayor_Nutter on Twitter, he’s been writing 140 characters on a somewhat daily basis. Let’s check out a couple choice tweets:
DiNic’s roast pork always hits the spot.12:47 PM Apr 27th from web
Excited about that Phillies sweep in D.C.!5:05 PM May 17th from web
Anyone out there visited the Art Museum of late? Thoughts? Retweet this7:47 PM Jun 14th from web
Jesus christ, he has the lingo down! One assumes this is a young staffer, but could it be from the man himself? Who knows? America’s Mayor (screw you Guliani!) is reaching the people through social networking. Enjoy it while it lasts!
Oooh oooh, can I can I?! Seems I can, based on this Inky article:
Price break on luxury condos in striking glass tower in Center City. Best offers over $250,000 considered.
That’s the strategy for moving 40 of the 178 units still unsold at the Murano at 21st and Market Streets, to be sold at auction for sums 50 percent below their original list price later this month.
Take the 1,405-square-foot, 23d-floor unit originally listed at $995,000. It could go for $485,000, less than what it would cost to build today, said Jon Gollinger, president of Accelerated Marketing Partners, of Boston, which is handling the sale for Murano’s developer, Thomas Properties Group Inc.
Holy freakin’ crap. The Murano is pure awesome-sauce, the condos are now dirt cheap, and the views are amazing. How low can we go here folks? Basically as low as $250,000, because they just ain’t selling. 112 of 302 units have been closed on. Seems we have a market correction in ours midst, where the overpriced condos are now going to be sold at their actual market value. Yay for the lucky people who get these units, as well as other units throughout Center City. Be there June 27th. Happy bidding!
This time we dip into the Daily News, where our friend John J. Murtha writes in to bemoan the horrible fate of private school kids in the city:
The unrewarded students
The mayor and columnist Stu Bykofsky agree that excellent students should be rewarded with Phillies seats in the mayor’s box. I agree, but what I can’t get is why they believe that only public-school students are worthy.
My granddaughter has had a 98 average all year at Cardinal Dougherty. Since my taxes paid for that box and a big part of the stadium, I believe there’s discrimination going on here.
Aren’t kids in religious schools worthy? Their parents pay the same taxes. In fact, in as much as they pay both school tax and tuition, they take nearly 200,000 students off the public school rolls.
John J. Murtha
Your taxes paid for that stadium and that school! Yes, you aren’t using that school, and you’re paying $5K of your hard-earned money to send your daughter to private school, so your kid should get those damn tickets! YEAH! How dare the public school system want to reward kids actually going to their schools when they can reward your private school daughter, who you’ve decided can’t get that 98% in the public system. It’s frankly disgraceful of these government fools. I am on your side sir.
Prostitution stings on craigslist! Yay:
Traci Young, the Northeast Philly woman who made up one half of a mother-daughter team allegedly offering “erotic services” in a Craigslist ad last year, pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges of promoting prostitution and conspiracy.
Young, 39, who gave her address as Salmon Street near Ontario in Port Richmond, came to court with her boyfriend, David Riley, 28, and wept in the gallery after her plea.
So we’re still punishing people for selling their bodies eh? Well, at least it was a big prostitution ring dealing in multiple thousands of dollars, right?
There, Young introduced Paxton to her daughter and instructed him to pay $200, which he did, the prosecutor said.
$200?! HOLY SHIT BATMAN THAT’S A LOT OF MONEY! This is what the Philadelphia police department should be sniffing out. Valid use of police time: confirmed.
Tom Knox, who ran for mayor of Philadelphia in 2007, and is now going to run for governor of Pennsylvania in 2010, recently purchased the most expensive condo on the 46th floor of Two Liberty Place. Knox threw down 7.68 million for the room with a view. He’ll be neighbors with King Cole Hamels, along with many other notable Philadelphians. However, he’ll be living on top of PA, with the best view of them all. Go Tom! Let’s get the welcome wagon out!