I just want to join

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in sending along get-well wishes to a stellar journalist in Philadelphia, a friend of this site and simply a friend -- Brian Hickey, former managing editor of the City Paper, who was

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as he walked toward the PATCO station in Collingswood, N.J., this weekend, and who remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Brian has a long road ahead although the initial news from his CT scan seems positive. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery -- the journalism world of Philadelphia is a poorer place every day that Brian is off the streets.