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Archive: February, 2010

POSTED: Monday, February 15, 2010, 10:45 AM

John Baer reflects on State Sen. Anthony Williams' plans to run for governor.

Should some of the small boroughs in Delware County be merged? We look at some of the small municipalities just outside Philly.

Subway fight lands 14-year-old boy in hospital.

POSTED: Friday, February 12, 2010, 4:53 PM

Mayor Nutter appeared on Fox 29's Good Day Philadelphia this morning to talk about the current SEPTA and Philadelphia Parking Authority promotions, designed to get people out shopping this weekend. But Nutter got even more into the spirit -- he offered to take out to dinner tonight the first ten people to respond on a Fox 29 facebook page. Those folks and their guests -- 20 in total -- will be dining at Gigi's in Old City tonight.

Of course, Nutter's not actually paying. According to a Fox 29 publicist, the restaurant is picking up the tab.

UPDATE: Fox 29 now informs us that the mayor will be paying half the bill out of his own pocket.

POSTED: Friday, February 12, 2010, 11:56 AM

Today both Mayor Nutter and City Councilman Bill Green agreed on something -- they both know how to pick good staff.

Green aide Lauren Vidas is leaving his office to join the Nutter administration. And instead of complaining, Green took the high road. Today, on her last day in Council, Green praised her work over the past two years and wished her luck in her new gig.

"I just want to thank her for her service to City Council and look forward to working with her in her new role," Green said.

POSTED: Friday, February 12, 2010, 8:52 AM

Clout reports that U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak says he is staying in the Senate race, despite rumors that he will abandon the effort.

Conservative "Tea Party" groups are trying to throw a wrench in the state GOP meeting this weekend.

A new poll shows that a majority of Americans think the health care system needs reform, although they don't want any changes to their own benefits.

POSTED: Thursday, February 11, 2010, 6:17 PM

The city snow emergency has been lifted and City Hall will be open tomorrow along with all city services, Mayor Nutter said tonight.

“The city of Philadelphia is back open for business,” Mayor Nutter said. “The storms have cleared just in time for Valentine’s Day weekend.”

City government and courts will be open tomorrow, although public and parochial schools will be closed for the third day in a row. The massive winter storm closed down the city for two days.

POSTED: Thursday, February 11, 2010, 4:40 PM

For months now, City Councilman Frank Rizzo has been dancing around whether he will mount a Republican bid for lieutenant governor.

This weekend, the state GOP will be holding their annual meeting, which will feature a lieutenant governor debate tomorrow afternoon. But Rizzo tells us he’s not going because of the snowy streets and his recent ankle injury.

Still, he says he hasn’t ruled out running. “I’m still, kicking it around to see what comes of an endorsement,” Rizzo said.

POSTED: Thursday, February 11, 2010, 4:21 PM

Earlier today, the state put out the following press release, which included local emergency management numbers for residents to call. But there was just one tiny problem. That Philly number is the personal line for the city's deputy managing director for emergency management.

Philly officials would like folks to call 3-1-1.

News for Immediate Release

POSTED: Thursday, February 11, 2010, 10:23 AM

In case you weren't burnt out on snow stories yet: We have tales of how Philadelphians survived the snow, problems at the SEPTA nerve center, and how power is still out for some.

The DN is live at the scene of the Saints parade in New Orleans.

Report from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review details neglect at the Philadelphia VA hospital.

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William Bender, a Drexel graduate who landed at the Daily News in 2007, has covered everything from South Philly mobsters to doomsday hucksters. He occasionally writes about local food trucks and always eats everything on his plate, whether it be a bloody rib eye or a corrupt politician. E-mail tips to
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David Gambacorta, has been a reporter with the Daily News since 2005, covering crime, police corruption and all of the other bizarre things that happen in Philadelphia. Now he’s covering the 2015 mayor’s race, because he enjoys a good circus just as much as the next guy. He’s always looking to get a cup of coffee. Send news tips and other musings on life to
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