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!

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.

Great PAL Night!


Philadelphia Police Commissioner Ramsey and the Police Athletic League tonight honor Wendy Hamilton of SugarHouse Casino, Mike Innocenzo of PECO and Marc Rayfield of CBS Radio. PHL17’s Vince Giannini is among the PAL board members present.

Get In the Game 2015!


Philadelphia Phillies players and managers, led by Carlos Ruiz, joined with some media members and scores of supporters of Philadelphia Futures tonight at the new South Bowl on Oregon Avenue. The proceeds will help hundreds of young people and programs to make college a reality. Way to go Philadelphia Futures, and my team of strikers.



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