Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Wednesday's DN: Newtown massacre renews push for stronger gun laws, but changes are unlikely in Philly

After massacre in Newtown Conn., officials throughout the country called for sweeping changes to gun laws, but in Philadelphia where gun violence is rampant what can local officials really do?

Wednesday's DN: Newtown massacre renews push for stronger gun laws, but changes are unlikely in Philly

After massacre in Newtown Conn., officials throughout the country called for sweeping changes to gun laws, but in Philadelphia where gun violence is rampant what can local officials really do?

And in a racketeering case against a reputed mob boss, a City Council staffer testifies he has grabbed drinks with and retrieved a loaded gun for mob associate Louis “Bent Finger Lou” Monacello.

Shady Radnor Township cop is under investigation after selling a car that did not belong to him to a teenager.

A recently approved affordable housing plan in Point Breeze sparks debate over what is affordable and who is actually moving in.

And congratulations to mayoral press aid Jolene Nieves, who got engaged this week. 

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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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