Newsletter for Tuesday, Oct. 13
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READING, PA NEWSPAPER CEO REVEALS WHY HE BOUGHT THE VILLAGE VOICE
The new owner of the Village Voice is keen to invest in the storied New York City weekly newspaper, he told Billy Penn on the afternoon that news broke of his acquisition. Peter D. Barbey, the 57-year-old CEO of the Reading Eagle Company, said his plans are to add staff until the weekly is “as big as we need to be. Bigger, definitely bigger. Until we get happy with the way the book is.”
CHASE UTLEY SLIDES HARD: 5 CONTROVERSIAL PLAYS IN PHILLY
Back in 2005, when Chase Utley was still coming into his own for the Phillies, then-manager Charlie Manuel described him as “fitting the Philly mentality, and that’s outstanding.” Why? Well, because Utley was said to be a player who routinely got the extra base and was always frantically running around. Basically doing what he did on Saturday night. Here’s a brief rundown of some of Utley’s controversial slides for the Phillies.
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EAGLES COURT JUDGE SEAMUS MCCAFFERY REMEMBERS HIS REIGN
Seamus McCaffery, who resigned from the state Supreme Court in the porny email saga, talked to Billy Penn recently. And while he declined to speak about his career or anything else happening in the crazy world of Pennsylvania politics, he reminisced plenty about Eagles Court, from its Jim Kenney origins to crazy stories about people in the court to the last time he went to an Eagles game as a fan and witnessed a fight break out in front of him.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED IN THE 2016 ELECTIONS
Philadelphia’s local election is next month. But the one that you’re already hearing more about — if past turnout is any indication — is coming up soon, too: the 2016 Presidential race. Though the 2016 Pennsylvania presidential primaries don’t happen until April, now might be the best time to start getting involved. Here are a few ways you can do it — including how to score sweet yard signs to show off to friends.