We’ve told you before how New York State could upend the Comcast-Time Warner merger all on its own. Now we’re seeing how the Empire State could leverage its power.
The good news: Philadelphia is not in the Top 10 of CNNMoney’s new list of the nation’s most-stressed cities.
The not-as-good news: We still rank 13th.
Councilman Kenyatta Johnson’s “Peace Not Guns” organization might’ve been nebulous, but the money it received was real — and much more than the councilman has previously admitted.
Mark Block, the spokesman for Interstate General Media, publishers of the Inquirer and Daily News, has resigned. He is being replaced by Jonathan Tevis.
Block, whose career spanned a number of ownership groups at the papers and Philly.com, was often the face of the company during difficult times; big internal emails often went out under his name.
According to Linkedin, Tevis has been rising on the biz side of the newspapers since 2006. He’d taken a more public role since Gerry Lenfest’s acquisition of the papers, so this transition isn’t a huge surprise.
Block’s farewell email, below:
Republicans love Chris Christie. CNN reports:
It appears the George Washington Bridge controversy New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s dealing with this year back in the Garden State hasn’t affected his standing as one of the GOP’s most potent fundraising rainmakers.
The Republican Governors Association announced Thursday that it’s raised $60 million since Christie was elected chairman of the organization last November.
Christie’s chairmanship of the RGA was seen as a possible stepping stone to a potential 2016 bid for the GOP presidential nomination. But six weeks into his tenure as chairman, the bridge controversy went viral. State lawmakers and the U.S. Attorney’s Office are investigating allegations that top Christie appointees orchestrated traffic jams last September by closing access lanes to the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee to politically punish that town’s mayor for not endorsing the governor’s re-election.
But Christie has kept traveling — and that, in turn, has kept his political prospects alive even in the season of scandal.
— Carolyn Davis (@carolyntweets) July 10, 2014
Nineteen-year-old Timothy Brooks, the last alleged member of the “Main Line Takeover Project,” has waived a preliminary hearing and will be arraigned on August 27th.