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Philly Cop (Allegedly) Gets Tipsy On-Duty, Drives, Caught Red-Eyed In A Trashed Ride

03/29/2015
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Philly Cop (Allegedly) Gets Tipsy On-Duty, Drives, Caught Red-Eyed In A Trashed Ride

Say what you will about Philly police in the wake of all those reports and whatnot, but they are good at publicly punishing their own of late. Take this release about officer Darryl Cathey that came over the transom late Saturday afternoon. It’s a doozy. PHILADELPHIA- On Saturday March 28, 2015 at approximately 12:10am, on-duty…

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Despite Messi Not Playing, Louden Hickey Had A Great Soccer Saturday

03/29/2015
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Despite Messi Not Playing, Louden Hickey Had A Great Soccer Saturday

Yes, FedEx Field was a hellscape for the Argentina vs. El Salvador friendly on Saturday. In the morning, he scored four goals on the first day of Fairmount Youth Soccer spring ball (proud papa: he was dribbling like a focused bawse). In the afternoon, he headed south to Landover, Md. to catch the Argentina/El Salvador…

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11 Worse Things About FedEx Field Than Messi Not Playing Vs. El Salvador

03/29/2015
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11 Worse Things About FedEx Field Than Messi Not Playing Vs. El Salvador

Louden, Bride Hickey and I drove down to Fed Ex Field in Landover, Md. for Saturday’s international-soccer friendly between Argentina and El Salvador. Obviously, I wasn’t going to pass on the opportunity to see Soccer God Lionel Messi with my (own) eyes. Obviously, it was a disappointment that he did not play (though I would…

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Philly Mayoral Candidate Doug Oliver Drops By Murphy’s Quizzo Night

03/27/2015
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Philly Mayoral Candidate Doug Oliver Drops By Murphy’s Quizzo Night

As most of you already know, I’m helming NewsWorks’ online mayoral coverage this year. And, as part of that coverage, I had the bright idea of inviting all of the Philly mayoral candidates to drop by the Quizzo night I host at Murphy’s Saloonery in East Falls every other week. Well, the first candidate —…

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Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DXCIX

03/24/2015
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Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DXCIX

An ongoing collection of unsolved hit-and-run cases, with a focus on car/pedestrian incidents, from across the country since Jan. ‘010. If you know something about any of these incidents, or one that I’ve missed, do the right thing and call the police, even anonymously. 6381. Fort Lee, NJ. March 18. Woman injured when struck by…

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Hey Look, Fox29 Aired Another @BrianPHickey Tweet

03/21/2015
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Hey Look, Fox29 Aired Another @BrianPHickey Tweet

Not content to rest on the My Little Pony Tattoo Extravaganza of mid-February, I heeded the Fox29 Weekend Show’s call for self-describing hashtags this morning. My patent egotism warranted a few seconds of air time, as well. Go me! That delivery is exactly how I would have said it as well. Bravissimo. (H/T John Cooke…

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Philly City Council Candidate Accused Of Nasty Facebook Posts Holds Incredible Press Conference

03/20/2015
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Philly City Council Candidate Accused Of Nasty Facebook Posts Holds Incredible Press Conference

No, Philadelphia’s Seventh District City Council race doesn’t technically fall under NinetyNine’s mayoral-coverage auspices. But when said council race features racist, homophobic and otherwise insensitive Facebook posts purportedly written by a Democratic Party-endorsed challenger, and that challenger hosts a press conference featuring a big “reveal,” exceptions had to be made. That explains how NinetyNine ended…

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Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DXCVIII

03/19/2015
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Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DXCVIII

An ongoing collection of unsolved hit-and-run cases, with a focus on car/pedestrian incidents, from across the country since Jan. ‘010. If you know something about any of these incidents, or one that I’ve missed, do the right thing and call the police, even anonymously. 6366. Sacramento, Cal. March 13. Elderly woman injured when struck by…

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Billy Murphy’s Irish Saloonery Near Top Of Playboy’s ‘Best Philly Dive Bars’ List

03/18/2015
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Billy Murphy’s Irish Saloonery Near Top Of Playboy’s ‘Best Philly Dive Bars’ List

If you know me, you know I host Quizzo at Billy Murphy’s Irish Saloonery in East Falls (Philly) every other Tuesday night. Sometimes, this kind of thing happens: If you know Murphy’s, you know it’s a great bar. Local guy Dan McQuade knows both of these facts. Because I’ve seen him at Quizzo. And because…

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Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DXCVII

03/14/2015
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Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DXCVII

An ongoing collection of unsolved hit-and-run cases, with a focus on car/pedestrian incidents, from across the country since Jan. ‘010. If you know something about any of these incidents, or one that I’ve missed, do the right thing and call the police, even anonymously. 6350. Charlotte, NC. March 8. 66-year-old man fatally struck by a…

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