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Oh, You Never Knew It! – Jan. 31

Oh, You Never Knew It! – Jan. 31

:: On this date in 1981, near the end of his third term, City Councilman John Rondo tearfully admitted at a press conference that he was illiterate. This came as quite a shock to most people, particularly his constituents. He revealed how he had faked it for much of his life and had relied for…

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Boxing Day, with Industrial Solvents

Boxing Day, with Industrial Solvents

In many modern urban centers Boxing Day has devolved into little more than the first opportunity for recipients of unwanted or ill-sized gifts to put them back into boxes for exchange or store credit. But at the Paulson Solvent Company on Commerce Avenue, just across the northern boundary of South Factoryville, the medieval custom of…

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New Years for the Three Hoboes

New Years for the Three Hoboes

It’s eleven days until New Year’s Eve, which means downtown visitors can expect to see the familiar figures of regional holiday characters Little Paul, Manuel the Turk and John Portuguese wandering the Central Corridor, Downtown, Boardwalk, South Factoryville and Daisyland Amusement districts. Inspired by a tradition which dates as far back as 1780, the three…

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