Sunday is not likely to be a particularly merry Christmas for Mark Keeley’s loved ones, thanks to what appears to be fatal ineptness by Philadelphia Gas Works employees.
Wesley Cook, better known as Mumia Abu-Jamal, did the dirtiest deed of all. He killed a Philly cop in cold blood. Now, 30 insane years after he shot Officer Daniel Faulkner in the face, Abu-Jamal is, quite literally, getting away with murder.
Is Donald Trump for real? Fortunately, yes.
File this one in the chutzpah department: Arlene Ackerman, the vastly overrated, overcompensated superintendent of Philadelphia’s public schools whose clandestine, paranoid management style led to her overdue ouster in August, has filed for unemployment compensation.
Thursday’s the big day, of course. Time to sit down with your loved ones, reflect on the good things in your life and then feast on the big bird.
Oh, what could have been.
The ultra-conservatives from the Republicans’ Tea Party wing. The ultra-liberals from the Democrats’ Occupy (Name Your City) movement. The (shamefully small number of) dedicated citizens who got off their butts and did their duty at the polls yesterday.
Four angry men. The Courageous Quartet. Two Republicans, two Democrats. Bobby Henon, Joe McColgan, Bill Rubin and Al Taubenberger.
Sadly, half of the quartet running for City Council in Northeast Philly’s contested district races have a problem with morals.
A price was put on justice last week, and the city should make sure the bill is paid quickly.