Year In Review
“These are the ten hours of my life I most vociferously want back!” — Bill Wine.
Before 2012 can disappear from our memory banks, how about a look back at the year’s most gratifying moviegoing experiences?
Over the last Fourth of July weekend, Philadelphia was the place for a national gathering of the “Occupy” movement.
The law enforcement community in Montgomery County, Pa. was devastated this year when Plymouth Township police officer Bradley Fox was gunned down while chasing a suspect.
The story was not only one of the biggest in 2012 nationally but also had lasting repercussions on Penn State University and several of its top officials.
2012 brought the start of Michael Nutter’s second term as mayor of Philadelphia, but his agenda was hindered by a combative City Council, which included six new members.
In this report we take a look at how Philadelphia and the suburbs weathered the superstorm.
Experts have expressed fear that Philadelphia’s location and accessible transporation systems could make it a hub for this illegal activity.
Retired Philadelphia Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, who figured prominently in two grand jury reports exposing clergy sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, died at the end of January.
One of the more celebrated splits developed this year between the Philly Pops organization and its world-renowned music director, Peter Nero.
After receiving an independently-funded consultant’s report school district leadership recommended downsizing the central office and turning over school operations to so-called “achievement networks” in the springtime.
Just two months before the Barnes Foundation moved into its new home on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the city passed a law banning curbside feedings. The move sparked immediate controversy.
The failure of yet another attempt to privatize liquor sales in Pennsylvania was one of the big stories of 2012.
This year saw Philadelphia’s two daily newspapers change hands for the fourth time in five years, in a secretive deal that involved hedge funds, local political bosses, and the censoring of reporters’ stories.
There were closures, consolidations, and reprieves for area Catholic schools this year.