Sunday, March 1, 2015

Friday Roundup: An Old Bridge, A New Fight, A Long Time In The Spotlight

So it's Friday and, quite frankly, PhillyClout is ready for the weekend to start. But there are questions to be asked:

Friday Roundup: An Old Bridge, A New Fight, A Long Time In The Spotlight

The South Street Bridge
The South Street Bridge david maialetti

So it's Friday and, quite frankly, PhillyClout is ready for the weekend to start.  But there are questions to be asked:

Have you ever felt trepidation while traversing the South Street bridge?

Are you surprised that state Sen. Vince Fumo's supporters are flocking to Larry Farnese, prompting a certain level of discomfort in the John Dougherty campaign?

Does anybody use a media close-up more effectively than U.S. Arlen Specter?

UP TODAY:  City Controller Alan Butkovitz, a guy who routinely puts out reports about missing municipal money in a city where elected officials occasionally go to federal prison, will conduct a seminar for staffers from Iraq's National Auditor General's Office.  Best of luck, Baghdad!

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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 benderw@phillynews.com
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Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
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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 gambacd@phillynews.com
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