Got 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.
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.
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.
Hundreds of admirers and friends of Stan Hochman joined his family on this beautiful spring afternoon for the final, formal farewell to Stan Hochman. TV, radio and newspaper colleagues gathered with Gloria Hochman and other loved ones of Stan’s at Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park. A folded flag of the United States of America lay beside a forest of flowers atop the wood coffin bearing the body of the veteran, columnist, commentator, writer and humanitarian. Stan was remembered as smart, wise, loving, compassionate, talented and honest. If Stan were to have described today’s service, he just might have called it “dazzling.”
Murray Comic Club tonight is packing Falls Manor in Bucks County for its annual banquet.
Awards are ready for the participants in the 2015 SugarHouse Casino Mummers Parade.
President Rich Porco and his family again mark a year of Murray finishing first for the 17th straight year. As Jessica Porco said tonight, success is measured by the hard work 365 days a year by the members of Murray.
Congratulations to the club and all the individuals, groups and brigades. Also, good luck tonight to the folks in South Philadelphia Dancing with the Mummers Stars.