Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Daily Numbers for Tuesday, April 29

The Daily Numbers: 1 more young person shot and killed last night in Chester.

16 homicides in the county so far this year, 9 of them in Chester. If last night’s shooting is ruled a homicide those numbers would change to 17 and 10.

50 people who came to City Hall yesterday seeking solutions to the city’s violence.

13 people left homeless after fire roared through a twin home in Nether Providence.

218 million assessment for Harrah’s Casino in Chester now that it is no longer a tax-exempt entity under the Keystone Opportunity Zone designation. It is appealing the ruling.

25 dollar per day fine under new regulation on bamboo in Upper Darby.

3.75 a gallon, price of gas at local Wawa as prices spike again.

1 million dollars stolen from a Main Line company by a West Chester woman, police claim. She made more than $200,000 a year in salary, but was still ripping off the firm to fund her luxurious lifestyle, authorities said.

6 bucks, how much a widow in Beaver, Pa., owed in back taxes. Her home is going up for a tax auction because of it.

4,500 employees for Century 21, the hot clothing retailer that will open its 9th store in Philly.

100,000 square feet on 2nd floor of old Strawbridge & Clothier store at Eighth and Market streets.

1.8 billion deal for Energy Transfer Partners, which last year bought Sunoco, to purchase Texas gas station owner Susser Holdings.

80 percent of high school students who are graduating, according to new survey.

87 point gain for stock market yesterday.

3.9 million subscribers to be shed by Comcast in deal with Charter Communications Inc.

89, age of local hoops icon Dr. Jack Ramsay, who died yesterday.

3-2 deficit facing Flyers, who must win tonight to continue their series vs. Rangers.

Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.

Damn shame that the death of Dr. Jack Ramsay was overshadowed by the controversy surrounding the racial comments of Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

I Don’t Get It: People seem surprised by Sterling’s comments. I invite them to check out the public comments section of their favorite online news sites most days.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to those who gathered yesterday at Chester City Hall to seek solutions to the violence that is wracking the city. Quote Box: “We want everybody’s voice to be present tonight. Feel free to say what you want, but one thing we want tonight are solutions.”

- Nicole Cogdell, Chester city liaison, on moves to quell violence.

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