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("Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie.")

Bill Wine Picks the WORST Movies of 2012

“These are the ten hours of my life I most vociferously want back!” — Bill Wine.

01/01/2013

(Ben Affleck directed and starred in "Argo.")

Bill Wine’s Top Ten Movies of 2012

Before 2012 can disappear from our memory banks, how about a look back at the year’s most gratifying moviegoing experiences?

12/31/2012

(Nate Kleinman with Occupy Philly  Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

2012 Year in Review: ‘Occupy’ Convention in Philadelphia During July 4th Festivities

Over the last Fourth of July weekend, Philadelphia was the place for a national gathering of the “Occupy” movement.

12/31/2012

Officer_Bradley_Fox

2012 Year in Review: Murder of Plymouth Twp. Officer Brad Fox

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.

12/31/2012

(Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky leaves the Centre County Courthouse after being sentenced in his child sex abuse case.  Credit:  Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

2012 Year in Review: The Jerry Sandusky Sex Crimes Scandal

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.

12/31/2012

(Mayor Michael Nutter.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

2012 Year in Review: Mayor Nutter and Philadelphia City Council At Odds

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.

12/31/2012

(A fallen tree following Hurricane Sandy. Credit: Mike DeNardo)

2012 Year in Review: ‘Sandy’ Slammed Pennsylvania, Too

In this report we take a look at how Philadelphia and the suburbs weathered the superstorm.

12/31/2012

(An anti-human-trafficking billboard in the Delaware Valley.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

2012 Year in Review: Rise in Human Trafficking in Our Area

Experts have expressed fear that Philadelphia’s location and accessible transporation systems could make it a hub for this illegal activity.

12/31/2012

Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua (credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

2012 Year In Review: Death Of Philadelphia Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua

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.

12/30/2012

Philly Pops

2012 Year In Review: Philly Pops, Peter Nero Split

One of the more celebrated splits developed this year between the Philly Pops organization and its world-renowned music director, Peter Nero.

12/30/2012

file photo (credit: KYW's Mike DeNardo)

2012 Year In Review: Big Changes For Philadelphia School District

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.

12/30/2012

(A free food distribution on city land in May 2012.  Credit: John McDevitt)

2012 Year in Review: Food Handouts Create Controversy in Philadelphia

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.

12/29/2012

(A Pennsylvania liquor store, in Philadelphia.  File photo)

2012 Year In Review: Attempt To Privatize Pa. Liquor Stores Fails – Again

The failure of yet another attempt to privatize liquor sales in Pennsylvania was one of the big stories of 2012.

12/29/2012

(The former headquarters of the Inquirer and Daily News.  File photo by William Thomas Cain/ Getty Images)

2012 Year in Review: Philadelphia’s Daily Newspapers Sold — Again

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.

12/28/2012

(West Catholic High School.  Photo provided)

2012 Year in Review: Reconfiguration in Local Catholic School System

There were closures, consolidations, and reprieves for area Catholic schools this year.

12/28/2012

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