How are we feeling on this Monday morning, Philly? The Eagles aren’t quite playoff bound, but they’re awfully close after a 17-9 win over the Cowboys yesterday. One more win, and they’re in.
“The Eagles weren’t great, but they were good enough. Good enough to take control of a bad division, perhaps, but good enough,” columnist Bob Ford wrote about the game.
Now, the Eagles have to beat the New York Giants to secure a spot in the playoffs.
Lisa Gartner worked to expose the mistreatment of young men at Glen Mills Schools. Ellie Silverman made us smile with her profile of the usher who helps 200 women make it through 16 stalls in a 20-minute intermission during Hamilton. Aaron Carter covered the realities of food insecurity for the city’s high school athletes.
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New Jersey power broker George Norcross and his friends got a deal — a really good deal — on land on the Camden waterfront. My colleagues sifted through hundreds of pages of property records and previously undisclosed government documents. They disclosed that Norcross and his fellow investors’ holdings on the waterfront, access to rental income from tax-credit recipients, and ability to tap into additional lending on those properties go beyond what has been previously reported.
In all, projects Norcross has invested in along the waterfront have benefited from nearly $290 million in tax credits and other incentives from New Jersey. And, Norcross was able to purchase land appraised at $2.3 million for just $350,000.
This mural never gets old. And I’m never surprised when I see it pop up after a big Eagles win. Thanks for sharing, @whatiloveaboutphilly.
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“So no – impeachment is not about personal feelings. It is about something much bigger and more important – it is about love of country and our precious Constitution.” — Rep. Madeline Dean, a Democrat who represents Pennsylvania’s Fourth District, writes for The Inquirer about her vote regarding the impeachment of President Trump.