Archive: February, 2013
Parx Casino will give $250,000 to sponsor the Philly Cycling Classic both in 2013 and 2014, Congressman Bob Brady announced Thursday.
Parx will be the name sponsor for the June 2 race, which just weeks ago was thought dead for this year.
Parx is joined by New Penn Financial, which will contribute $100,000 in each of the next two years, with Philadelphia Federal Credit Union contributing $50,000 and Sunoco $25,000 this year. This year's race is expected to be shorter than the traditional race, but will retain its key feature, the climb up the Manayunk Wall.
Bob Warner, Inquirer Staff Writer
John D. McDaniel, the former campaign manager for City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, was charged with wire fraud Wednesday for alleging stealing about $100,000 from Brown’s campaign.
The charges were filed by U. S. Attorney Zane David Memeger in an information.
After working on Brown’s 2011 reelection campaign, McDaniel was hired by the Nutter administration and put into an airport patronage job, but he was fired last week after the city Board of Ethics documented scores of irregularities in Brown’s campaign finance reports.
The city of Philadelphia on Wednesday invited people who had problems voting on election day 2012 to City Hall to tell their stories.
Starting at 4:30 p.m., a commission appointed by Mayor Nutter and headed by city managing director Richard Negrin began listening to those tales.
Of nine people who spoke to the fact-finding group, only one was a voter. The others included people who had worked to help people vote, a poll worker and a ward leader.
Troy Graham @troyjgraham
Administration officials held two briefings today for Council members and their staffs on the latest numbers from the Actual Value Initiative (AVI), Mayor Nutter’s property tax reform, which is slated to come online later this year.
After the first briefing, Council members emerged tight-lipped about what they were told — a far cry from previous meetings on the subject, when some apoplectic members predicted that AVI would lead to all manner of disaster.
“I feel better than we thought we were going to feel,” said Councilman William K. Greenlee, who left the meeting with Councilman James F. Kenney.
The Philly Cycling Classic on Monday announced its first six-figure sponsor, New Penn Financial of Plymouth Meeting. Race organizers and New Penn, a lender, would not provide a specific dollar amount for the deal.
The Philly Cycling Classic is the race being organized by U.S. Rep. Bob Brady to replace the Philadelphia International Cycling Championship, which was cancelled after it could not find sponsorship. The Philly Cycling Classic is expected to announce a title sponsor in the next week.