Chris Matthews: Bring The DNC To Philly


“People walk on an Autumn day in view of Independence Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, in Philadelphia.” | Photo: Matt Rourke, for the Associated Press

Independence Hall on an autumn day | Photo: Matt Rourke, for the Associated Press

  • In The Washington Post, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews endorses the city of his youth as host to next summer’s Democratic National Convention. He argues that there simply is no better place in which to position an American political party’s message to voters than in Philadelphia. “How can they juice this thing up?,” Matthews asks. “One word: Philadelphia. When I was growing up in that city, my mother … wanted her children to know the history of our city, which was so vital to the beginnings of our country…When Democratic delegates from all over the country arrive in July 2016 they could visit much of their country’s revolutionary history without leaving Market Street.”
  • Eric Sacks, owner of a formerly blighted pizzeria at 5101 Rochelle Avenue in Roxborough’s Wissahickon neighborhood, has defeated an attempt by the Wissahickon Interested Citizen’s Association to have his property taken from him using the Abandoned and Blighted Property Conservatorship Act, reports NewsWorks. The WICA says it will fight Sacks’ plan to top the storefront with 3 rental units. According to the report, “Sacks said the property had always been a multi-unit building, and other buildings in the neighborhood had at least that many apartments.”
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.

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  1. Gotta keep the riff-raff out, right Toll Bros.??

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