Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Daily Numbers for Thursday, April 20

The Daily Numbers: 4/20. Yes it’s today’s date. It’s also a big day for pot smokers, National Weed Day, something of a high holiday for marijuana users.

8 states where recreational marijuana use is now legal.

375 nurses and techs at Delaware County Memorial Hospital who have a tentative agreement on a new deal with the hedge fund that now owns the Crozer system.

2 day strike done by the nurses back in March in their attempts to get a new deal.

75 firefighters who responded to massive fire in a Chester mattress warehouse.

5 juveniles arrested in Eddystone after series of clashes.

2.50 case price for base SEPTA fares, up from $2.25, under the proposed budget.

2 bucks for those using the new Key card system.

3 percent hike in taxes in the Rose Tree Media budget.

0 resident comments on the budget as it was adopted Monday night.

100 people who took part in series of discussions leading up to the budget.

173 dollar tax hike for average home in the district.

23 months in jail plus 1 year of probation for a Chester man for his role in the cover-up of a fatal beating in Chester.

2 home runs for Jay Bruce in leading Mets over Phillies last night.

5-4 loss for the Phils.

5 hits, 3 runs off Phils starter Vinny Velasquez, who pitched much better last night.

3 runs he surrendered were all courtesy of the 1st Bruce dinger.

4 runs on 8 hits for the Phils.

20 weeks pregnant for Serena Williams. That means she was likely 2 months pregnant when she won the Aussie Open. Wow!

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

Tip to Pete Mackanin. Consider pitching around Jay Bruce.

I Don’t Get It: Am I the only one wondering why Bill O’Reilly getting canned is such a big deal?

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Springfield Police Chief Joe Daly, who is reading kids - and their parents - the riot act after a series of incidents involving young people in the township.

Quote Box: “It’s never been this bad. Enough is enough.”

Chief Daly, after posting stern message to kids and parents on Facebook.

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