Saturday, May 23, 2015

Friday's DN: Hot In Huntingdon Valley Over Racism Charges

Things are certainly heating up in Huntingdon Valley, where a local swim club is accused of racism for ejecting day-campers from Northeast Philadelphia. The state Human Relations Commission is on the case, rallies are being held and politicians were weighing in. Ronnie Polaneczky steps back to look at how far this story has traveled.

Friday's DN: Hot In Huntingdon Valley Over Racism Charges

Things are certainly heating up in Huntingdon Valley, where a local swim club is accused of racism for ejecting day-campers from Northeast Philadelphia.  The state Human Relations Commission is on the case, rallies are being held and politicians were weighing in.  Ronnie Polaneczky steps back to look at how far this story has traveled.

A federal judge rejects former state Sen. Vince Fumo's request for a new trial on corruption charges, setting the stage for his sentencing on Tuesday.

And another mystery solved by PhillyClout -- former Mayor John Street's archives have been discovered in a hideaway room in the City Hall tower.

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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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