Sunday, April 19, 2015

Tuesday's DN: More than 85,000 people honor MLK Jr.

More than 85,000 people fanned out across Philadelphia yesterday to volunteer for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. An the annual luncheon, Mayor Nutter asked for the end of violence that has given 2012 a bloody start. And Occupy Philly spends the day in service of the community.

Tuesday's DN: More than 85,000 people honor MLK Jr.

More than 85,000 people fanned out across Philadelphia yesterday to volunteer for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  An the annual luncheon, Mayor Nutter asked for the end of violence that has given 2012 a bloody start.  And Occupy Philly spends the day in service of the community.

Here's a blast from the past: Gino's Giant, the once [and future?] king of burgers in this area.  The burger chain once gave a scholarship to a St. Joe's Prep student who went on to be mayor of Philadelphia.

And the It's Our Money team have a podcast of their conversation with City Council President Darrell Clarke about selling city assets in these tough fiscal times.

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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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