Friday, March 6, 2015

Friday's DN: How not to get a judicial nomination in Philly

They should teach this in law school: If you hope to be a judge in Philadelphia, you should be careful about whom you grab by the throat at political meetings. Also in today's PhillyClout column: A local FBI agent says public corruption equals job security and a team is forming for the Sept. 10 5K Walk to End Alzheimer's in honor of former City Councilman Ed Schwartz.

Friday's DN: How not to get a judicial nomination in Philly

They should teach this in law school: If you hope to be a judge in Philadelphia, you should be careful about whom you grab by the throat at political meetings.  Also in today's PhillyClout column: A local FBI agent says public corruption equals job security and a team is forming for the Sept. 10 5K Walk to End Alzheimer's in honor of former City Councilman Ed Schwartz.

Monday is the deadline for third-party and independent candidates to file to get on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.  How does that work?  Here are some answers.

And the national debate about raising the debt ceiling could have a troubling impact here on the city's underfunded pension plan.

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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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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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