I know that Nick Kroll’s Comedy Central show Kroll Show just got renewed for a third season, and that everyone is into its Philadelphia/Pittsburgh bit. Just imagine if Kroll and co. was actually funny and wrote amusing, unique lines with dynamic delivery. He’d really be onto something.
Back in August we wrote about Braille street art, the product of a special partnership between Austin Seraphin, a blind person, and Sonia Petruse, a sighted person. Together, they've written messages in both print and Braille on Priority Mail stickers and plastered them around the city.
Ironically, the change was dictated by the assumption that UIL would successfully complete the $1.86 billion purchase PGW.
Moody's announced in a press release on Tuesday it was downgrading UIL's financial outlook from "stable" to "negative," following "expectation that UIL will close on its announced acquisition of [PGW]," which would massively increase the company's debt load. If the energy company closed on PGW, Moody's predicts the company "will materially increase the level of holding company debt to roughly 30% of total consolidated debt." According to Moody's, the future for the company post-takeover was not a bright one.
on Thursday, March 06, 2014 at 2:30 PM
Mayor Michael Nutter held his annual budget address this morning amidst tightened security, stemming from fears of a repeat of the union protests that interrupted last year's speech. But Council chambers were silent as Nutter spoke. Police had allowed only a small stream of union workers into the hall, with the condition they stay silent and carry no placards.
The mayor's speech largely focused on concrete issues: the growth of the city, the decline of crime, strong private investment in construction and his planned spending for the coming year. But the two most pressing issues of the day — education funding and the future of the Philadelphia Gas Works — were largely left to speculation.