Eagle Scout Reunion & Recognition Dinner


Dinner underway Union League. Scores of scouts. Charlie Manuel is speaker. Great young people.

Thank you Veterans and to the Fallen and the their families

 U.S. FlagThis weekend we should pause to honor the men and women who have died in service to our nation.¬† A few days ago at Philadelphia City Hall, I took part in a ceremony to thank all veterans. Here’s a brief comment on all who have served.


Sea of SOPA humanity


Thanks to all who attended the annual Special Olympics of PA Hall of Fame Ceremony today at the Sheraton.


Congratulations to Derek, Devin, Madge, Doran, Ernie and Mike, athletes and volunteers. Thanks to the 76ers, to Marc Zumoff, and to Howie Roseman of the Eagles for stepping up for Special Olympics.

Thank You Veterans 2014


Proud day at Phila. City Hall at the 3rd annual Veterans Fair.

Uniform Excellence! Thank You to Vets”


Everybody’s getting ready! The 3rd Annual Veterans Fair gets underway at Noon at City Hall. Come on out and say thank you to a veteran.

PA Primary Election Day Tradition!


Lunch at Famous Deli today. Sitting with former DA Lynne Abraham, Robin Schatz of Jewish Federation and Eleanor Dezzi of the Dezzi Group. Please vote. Polls are open in PA until 8.

Graduates Rule!

Congratulations to the Prism Career Institute Class of 2014. I am speaking this hour as their commencement speaker at the Wyndham Hotel in Old City. Best of luck to all the health care, early childhood education, and other graduates.


Salvation Army on the march!


The annual Salvation Army luncheon is underway in Wynnefield. Honors to those partners and a new push for the overnight camp in the Poconos. It has been an emotional year for the Salvation Army and they have displayed inspirational leadership. Thank you for the recognition of PHL17.

Final Debate!


Jeff Jubelirer, Chris Borick, Vincent Thompson and Eleanor Dezzi dissect the final debate of Rob McCord, Katie McGinty, Allyson Schwartz and Tom Wolf. We’re on till 10.

Less Government, More Jobs and College Opportunity

JoshShapiroimageI speak with Montgomery County Commission Chair Josh Shapiro Saturday morning at 6:30 on PHL17 about  a new plan to help businesses grow in Montco.Ann-Thereseimage

And, I talk with Ann-Therese Ortiz, of Philadelphia Futures, about their programs to prepare young people for success in college.

“In Focus” is a long-running public affairs show on PHL17.