Northeast: A Special Report on John Perzel

 

Arts and Entertainment: Ring of Honor Commemorates 12 Years

Arts and Entertainment: Ring of Honor Commemorates 12 Years

Jay Briscoe has pile-driven almost every grappler to step between Ring of Honor’s ropes over the company’s past 12 years. Although he and his brother Mark have become the most decorated tag team in the local professional wrestling organization’s history, the foul-mouthed, whiskey-chugging farm boy spent ROH’s anniversary weekend reminiscing about throwing his younger brother […]

 By Erin M. Dungee

Northeast Philadelphia: The Future of the 172nd District

Northeast Philadelphia: The Future of the 172nd District

The image of the Northeast existing as a stepchild section of Philadelphia is an image that Mayfair Civic Association president Joe DeFelice said his neighborhood aimed to defy. That image and initiatives for the future are enmeshed in the hotly contested race for the Pennsylvania House 172nd District seat. One year ago, after an intense […]

 By Philadelphia Neighborhoods and neastphilly.com

Northeast: Former House Speaker John Perzel and His Fall from Power

Northeast: Former House Speaker John Perzel and His Fall from Power

Former House Speaker John Perzel pleaded guilty on Aug. 30 to eight charges of corruption, theft and conflict of interest for misusing public money for campaign purposes and then trying to cover it up. Perzel, who represented the Northeast for more than 30 years in the state legislature, faces up to 24 years in prison. […]