End of (summer) Days

As we enter the last couple of weekends of the unofficial summer season, a reminder that the weather is supposed to be great this Sunday when the Phillies play the Padres.  And if you go, and if you buy a 50-50 raffle ticket, half the raffle’s proceeds goes to the nonprofit CADEkids.CADEkidsheader

So, make it a Sunday to get some sun, see the young Phillies and make a difference.

To Help Gabe

This is my first crowdsourcing request. It’s to help Gabriel Vallie. Gabriel lost his father in a car accident when Gabe was little.  Now, Gabe’s mother, Heidi, and uncle, Frederick, were murdered a few days ago in New Jersey by Heidi’s fiance. The gunman, after a standoff with police, killed himself.  I met Gabe last year at West Virginia University.  He is a good young man. A lot of healing now has to be done.  We can give him a little of that hope by making sure he can finish his education at WVU. If you can spare a few dollars please go to

Games On!


Tonight, the First Annual Game Show Night excites all who come to the Mummers Museum. Think your favorite game shows, add Mummers and Local 98 and you got real fun. Proceeds benefit the museum and 298, the union’s charity arm. Come on down!

Sestak on Iran and Hillary Clinton

JoeSestakJuly2015I today recorded a conversation with former Congressman Joe Sestak and for about 30 minutes we talked about the Iran Nuclear Deal, about Christians being persecuted overseas, about Hillary Clinton and her emails, and Planned Parenthood, as well as his run for the U.S. Senate.  The interview, in which he suggests more transparency is needed from Clinton, defends the nuclear agreement with some caveats, and explains his stance on the Planned Parenthood controversy and more, will air twice on Saturday 6:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on PHl17.

Crime Watch Daily

MattDoran2015Got a chance to meet and talk this week with Matt Doran, the new host of the one-hour daily show called Crime Watch Daily.  Very impressed with Matt’s attitude and ability.  He’s a veteran crime reporter from Australia and is leading a new investigative team based in Los Angeles.  We’ll likely be working with them on some Philadelphia stories.  I saw the pilot episode and it’s great.  The first Crime Watch Daily airs at 4pm on September 14 on PHL17.

Thank you, Mr. Pollack.

Sad to hear about Harvey Pollack passing away.  While he will be remembered by many for his role with the NBA and in particular the Warriors and Sixers, he was also a friend to Mummery.  He was involved with New Year’s Day parades and could be found at the Parks and Recreation Department at 15th and Arch, toiling away at the scoring sheets long after night fell and the parade ended.

Where There’s A Mummer…


…there’s a party. Big Jon Runyan, former Congressman and former Eagle, admiring these talented String Band members entertaining the PAL crowd tonight at the Sheraton.


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