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Parade Update: Phillies Fans Play Nice

For today anyway, this truly is the City of Brotherly Love. Out on the parade route -- along Market Street, around City Hall and down Broad Street -- Phillies fans have been waiting for hours hugging, crying and cheering enthusiastically when SEPTA buses go by. The Phillies shirts, pennants and face paint make a giant sea of red up and down the streets. "The World Series has pulled everybody together. We're all family right now," said James Parrish, 35, who drove over from Millville, NJ. He stood near the south entrance to City Hall, with his wife. Andrew Christman, 23, from Bensalem, PA said the parade was a final celebration for him with family and friends before he heads to boot camp for the marines on Dec. 8. "In 25 years I've never seen a championship. It means everything," said Christman, who leaned against a barricade outside City Hall. "This is the greatest. It's good to see the city all together." Then Christman, like a true Philly fan, added: "And New York sucks!" So lots of love out today, but maybe not for New York.

Parade Update: Phillies Fans Play Nice

For today anyway, this truly is the City of Brotherly Love.

Out on the parade route -- along Market Street, around City Hall and down Broad Street -- Phillies fans have been waiting for hours hugging, crying and cheering enthusiastically when SEPTA buses go by. The Phillies shirts, pennants and face paint make a giant sea of red up and down the streets.

"The World Series has pulled everybody together. We're all family right now," said James Parrish, 35, who drove over from Millville, NJ. He stood near the south entrance to City Hall, with his wife.

Andrew Christman, 23, from Bensalem, PA said the parade was a final celebration for him with family and friends before he heads to boot camp for the marines on Dec. 8.

"In 25 years I've never seen a championship. It means everything," said Christman, who leaned against a barricade outside City Hall. "This is the greatest. It's good to see the city all together."

Then Christman, like a true Philly fan, added: "And New York sucks!"

So lots of love out today, but maybe not for New York.

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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
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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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Sean Collins Walsh is from Bucks County and went to Northwestern University. He joined the Daily News copy desk in 2012 and now covers the Nutter administration. Before that, he interned at papers including The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News and The Seattle Times. E-mail tips to walshSE@phillynews.com
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