Afternoon News Roundup – January 25th, 2013


Mayor Michael Nutter might be facing a veto  fight over the City Council’s approval of a large electronic billboard, according to the Inquirer. The Council seems poised, despite the addition of a federal threat to withhold road funding, to override the mayor’s threatened veto.


Philly Mag reports that a convicted Bucks County sex abuser has been sentenced to over 5 centuries behind bars.

Gan Golan

Philly Mag also has an editorial by Susan Gregory Thomas on PA’s student loan system, whose debtors have the second-highest level outstanding in the nation, and which she refers to as morally bankrupt.

About Kenneth Lipp

Kenneth is a writer and researcher. He’s from Alabama, and will not apologize for it. He moved to Pennsylvania in 2012, but has been in love with Philadelphia since a late-night stroll down Ben Franklin Parkway to the Art Museum in July of 2011 with the love of his life. He is interested in telling Philadelphia’s dynamic and absolutely unique stories with the zeal of a constantly enamored newcomer. Kenneth is also passionate about government transparency and protection of whistleblowers, most notably PFC Chelsea Manning. His research and reporting on law enforcement and surveillance have been featured in various publications, including Rolling Stone (Meet the Private Companies Helping Cops Spy on Protesters) and Popular Science (Boston Tested Crowd-Watching Software That Catalogues People's Skin Color). His training is in both genetics and history and he likes the joke about being a helicase and unzipping your “genes.” He’s driven to know, and thinks you can handle, the truth. Follow him on Twitter @kennethlipp.

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