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Terminally ill Northeast Philly man chronicles his last days on Facebook [LINKS]

"At a time when millions share triumphs, struggles and funny moments on social media, [Mickey] Hirsch is chronicling his life's end on Facebook, where he has almost 5,000 "friends" rooting for him. He claims to know or have met about 3,000 of them."

Facing death head on [Daily News] “At a time when millions share triumphs, struggles and funny moments on social media, [Mickey] Hirsch is chronicling his life’s end on Facebook, where he has almost 5,000 “friends” rooting for him. He claims to know or have met about 3,000 of them.”

Drones for the claws [Daily News] “Unlike the sign-waving activists of old, those trying to expose animal cruelty nowadays have become as high-tech as a modern military mission. Remote-controlled drones, night-vision goggles, motorized boats and “hi-pods” that hoist a camera to the treetops for a better view? [Stuart] Chaifetz has used all of those and more in his role as an animal-cruelty investigator for Showing Animals Respect & Kindness (SHARK).”

Bill aims to ban cash-for-phone machines [Daily News] “WITH Philadelphia recently ranked as the No. 1 city for cellphone thefts, Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown is seeking to ban machines that dispense instant cash for electronic devices. […] Philly’s only machine is in the Franklin Mills Mall.”

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