Friday, December 26, 2014

Thursday's DN: Fumo & Friends Party Before Prison

Former state Sen. Vince Fumo throws an engagement party for his fiance, 12 days before he is due to report to federal prison. Prosecutors go to court, arguing that Fumo's appeal is really a ploy to delay that 55-month prison term.

Thursday's DN: Fumo & Friends Party Before Prison

Former state Sen. Vince Fumo throws an engagement party for his fiance, 12 days before he is due to report to federal prison.  Prosecutors go to court, arguing that Fumo's appeal is really a ploy to delay that 55-month prison term.

Another day, another prediction of dire consequences in Philadelphia if the state Senate doesn't act soon of legislation needed to balance the city's budget.

Councilman Bill Green takes his call for better Dumpster regulation in Philadelphia to a Center City alley, where he finds plenty of props to make his point.

And who knew Howard Eskin could be funny?  Here's a line he fired off last night at the 19th annual Candidates Comedy Night hosted by Stu Bykofsky of the Daily News:  "This is a night when politicians show their sense of humor by telling us jokes, and we show ours by electing them to office."

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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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