Feds: Philly Postal Worker Had Over 20,000 Pieces of Mail in His Car and Garage

usps-logo-400x400If you live in the Tacony neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia and you’re missing some mail, the United States Department of Justice might have the answer.

On Wednesday, the Department of Justice charged Patrick D’Ambrosio with obstruction of mail, alleging that he “knowingly and willfully obstructed and retarded the passage of mail.” Read more »

Suit: Former Rouge Chef Says He Was Called the N-Word During Employment

Rouge in Rittenhouse Square (photo by Megan DiTrolio)

Rouge in Rittenhouse Square (photo by Megan DiTrolio)

Rouge on Rittenhouse Square is one of the more storied restaurants in Philadelphia. Originally opened by the also storied restaurateur Neil Stein, it remains the see-and-be-seen Rittenhouse spot (though you could also make an argument for Parc) that it was when profiled in Philadelphia magazine in 2006 by Jessica Pressler. Well, on Wednesday, Rouge was sued for racial discrimination in federal court by a former sous chef. Read more »

Andrea Constand Attorney on Cosby Case: “The Horse Galloped From the Barn”

Recently, the New York Times got its hands on a copy of a 2005 deposition that accused rapist Bill Cosby gave at the Rittenhouse Hotel, and CNN followed suit soon after. Naturally, Cosby’s attorneys in Philadelphia are none too happy with a Philadelphia court reporting agency’s release of the document, and now a war of words has ensued between his lawyers and the lawyer representing Andrea Constand, the alleged victim in that case. Read more »

The Voice Offers Spot to Low Cut Connie Singer Adam Weiner, He Says No

Low Cut Connie singer Adam Weiner at the piano. (Photo by Marcus Junius Laws)

Low Cut Connie singer Adam Weiner at the piano. (Photo by Marcus Junius Laws)

Low Cut Connie is one of the most entertaining bands to come out of Philadelphia in the last several years, and their success is growing, thanks in part to the charismatic piano-playing frontman, cofounder Adam Weiner. So it’s no surprise to us that a TV show like The Voice would invite a guy like Weiner to be a part of their upcoming season — without an audition.

But what did surprise us — and many of Low Cut Connie’s fans, not to mention Weiner’s parents — was that he said no, blowing off the opportunity to increase his and his band’s name recognition exponentially overnight. Here, we ask him to explain himself. Read more »

Cecily Tynan Says She Ran a Marathon Faster Than Mike Rossi

Cecily Tynan after last year's Rothman 8K finish | Photo via Facebook. Mike Rossi at the Boston Marathon

Cecily Tynan after last year’s Rothman 8K finish | Photo via Facebook. Mike Rossi at the Boston Marathon

[UPDATE, 9:15 P.M.] The original headline of this post, “Cecily Tynan Says She Can Beat Mike Rossi in a Marathon,” overstated the nature of Ms. Tynan’s comments. We have updated the headline accordingly.

[ORIGINAL, 4:23 p.m.] On Monday, we told you about the $100,000 that LetsRun.com offered to Montco’s Mike Rossi if he could match his controversial 3:11 time in the race that qualified him for the Boston Marathon. (Long story short: A lot of people think Rossi cheated, Rossi says he didn’t, and the organizers of that race issued a very carefully worded statement saying that there was no “conclusive evidence” that Rossi didn’t run the race in the time recorded for him.) Well, now avid runner and beloved 6 ABC meteorologist Cecily Tynan has jumped into the fray, telling us that she’s run a marathon even faster than Rossi’s disputed time. Read more »

Police Made 68 Drug Arrests in One Neighborhood in Two Days

From left, drug-dealing suspects Alexis Salamon, Gina Collette, Alfredo Negron, and David Nowicki were among last week's arrests. Photos via Philadelphia Police Department photos

From left, drug-dealing suspects Alexis Salamon, Gina Collette, Alfredo Negron, and David Nowicki were among last week’s arrests. Photos via Philadelphia Police Department.

Most drug users in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs know that one of the best places to score dope in the Philadelphia area is in Kensington, where open-air drug deals have long been a staple of neighborhood life. Well, the Philadelphia Police Department tried to show that it means business with two operations last week that led to 68 arrests. Read more »

Running Website Offers $100,000 to Controversial Marathoner Mike Rossi

Mike Rossi at the Boston Marathon

Mike Rossi at the Boston Marathon

It has been more than a month since the organizers of the 2014 Lehigh Valley Health Network Via Marathon issued a carefully worded statement indicating that there was no “conclusive evidence” that Montgomery County’s Mike Rossi cheated in that race, a race that qualified him for the Boston Marathon. And Rossi has steadfastly maintained that he did nothing wrong. But some skeptics still aren’t convinced. Read more »

One of Us: Seth Williams, Philadelphia District Attorney

Illustration by Andy Friedman

Illustration by Andy Friedman

My name is … Rufus Seth Broussard Williams. It’s a mouthful.

I go by “Seth” because … my parents always called me that. And “Rufus Doofus” is a tough one on the playground.

I grew up in … Cobbs Creek, West Philadelphia.

My relationship status is … divorced.

I started working … at age 11, packing bags at the A&P on Baltimore Avenue right outside Philadelphia.

I knew I wanted to be a lawyer when … medical school proved to be impossible. I got a medical discharge from West Point, because I was allergic to math and science. Read more »

Loews Masseur Had Been Arrested, Fired by Main Line Spa for Allegedly Grabbing Customer’s Genitals

Left: Former massage therapist Jerome McNeill in 2014 Philadelphia Police department photo. Right: The Hand & Stone spa in Haverford (via Google Maps.)

Left: Former massage therapist Jerome McNeill in 2014 Philadelphia Police department photo. Right: The Hand & Stone spa in Haverford (via Google Maps.)

On Tuesday, we told you about Jerome McNeill, the 26-year-old Port Richmond massage therapist who is charged with sexually assaulting a woman inside the spa at the Loews Hotel last October. And now we’ve learned that the Loews incident wasn’t the first time that McNeill was accused of assaulting a client during a massage. Read more »

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