Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Tom Ferrick

Tom Ferrick Jr. writes for the Editorial Board's Great Expectations project on the Philadelphia mayor's race.

A Philadelphia native, Ferrick has spent nearly 30 years as a reporter, specializing in government, politics and other human foibles. He has written a column since 1998.

His column appears on Sundays in the Currents section of The Inquirer.

  Email Tom at tferrick@phillynews.com
At public forums, affection for Phila.'s neighborhoods, great buildings, and sense of place is palpable.
It has come as a revelation to me how much Philadelphians love Philadelphia. I know that is a startling assertion, given our reputation for relentless negativity, so I want to parse this carefully.