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JOHNNY DOC’S BROTHER GETS CAUGHT UP IN THE EMAIL SCANDAL
Kevin Dougherty, newly sworn in as a PA Supreme Court Justice, is already fitting in with his colleagues but probably not in the way he’d like. Yep, Dougherty received some of the offensive emails that have doomed the careers of many. So did Max Baer, another Democrat Justice. According to the Inquirer, their names were among numerous officials who received some of the same emails deemed offensive by the state ethics board in an investigation of Republican Justice J. Michael Eakin. How’d Dougherty and Baer get these emails, you ask? They were sent by none other than former Justice Seamus McCaffery.
FOUR-ALARM FIRE ENGULFS LOCUST STREET APT. BUILDING
Notice smoke and all the helicopters flying overhead in Center City last night? It was for an apartment fire at a 21st and Locust apartment building. The fire broke out around 5:30 p.m. and rose to a four-alarm fire before it was under control about two hours later. Two firefighters were sent to the hospital afterwards.
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COMCAST 2: UNFINISHED, ALREADY ONE OF PHILLY’S 10 TALLEST
In a little over a year, Philadelphia will have a new tallest building in its skyline. The Comcast Innovation and Technology Center, better known as Comcast 2, is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2017. But just 13 months after its concrete foundation was poured, the building already reaches higher than most in the city. Here’s a quick update on exactly how Comcast 2 is rising in Center City.
WHEN THE NYT AND WAPO WERE WRONG ABOUT PHILLY
You’d think the New York Times and the Washington Post would get Philly right. We’re located within about three hours of each of them, and they write about us all of the time. But they make hilarious mistakes about Philadelphia, inventing neighborhoods that don’t exist or claiming major institutions moved away when they’re still right here. It happens relatively often, too. These are some of the funniest instances in which the WaPo and the NYT have botched important details about Philadelphia.