Monday, November 24, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Friday's DN: The City Hall Cell Phone Scam Explained

Eight City Council employees, along with 20 friends and family members, used city-owned Blackberries in scam run by a Division of Technology employee who now must pay the city $30,000.

Friday's DN: The City Hall Cell Phone Scam Explained

Eight City Council employees, along with 20 friends and family members, used city-owned Blackberries in scam run by a Division of Technology employee who now must pay the city $30,000.

U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter has a major lead in campaign fund-raising but former U.S. Rep. Pat Toomey is closing the gap, raising twice as much as Specter in the first three months of 2010.

City Council moves forward legislation to cut the salaries of members of the Board of Revision of Taxes.

And the watchdog group Committee of 70 calls on the city to withhold funding from the troubled Clerk of Quarter Sessions office.

About this blog
Chris Brennan, a native Philadelphian and graduate of Temple University, joined the Daily News in 1999. He has written about SEPTA, the Philadelphia School District, the legalization of casino gambling, state government, the mayor, the governor, City Council and political campaigns. E-mail tips to brennac@phillynews.com
 Follow Chris on Twitter

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
 Follow Jenny on Twitter.

PhillyClout Team
Also on Philly.com
Stay Connected