Bruce Springsteen Made Chris Christie Cry

Plus: John Bolaris says to brace for snow, a former BP pitcher is suing the Phillies, two controversial PPD officers won’t get promotions, and more of what Philly is buzzing about today.

Christie Says Springsteen Made Him Cry. The biggest Springsteen fan ever, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, says that he met The Boss at the Hurricane Sandy benefit show last week and that the two hugged. He also said he got to speak to Springsteen on the phone because Christie was talking to President Obama and the Prez handed the phone off to The Boss. Christie says he wept after meeting his idol. [Newsworks]

Obama, Romney Tie in First Vote Village. For the first time ever, two candidates tied in the first vote at Dixville Notch. Ten people voted in the New Hampshire village—the first town in America to vote on Election Day. Each candidate received five votes, marking the first tie in Dixville Notch. [USA Today]

John Bolaris Says Prepare for Snow. The much-maligned weather personality is writing for Metro every Monday. In his first piece, J-Bo says that the atmosphere is up for grabs, but that Philly should expect 20-25 inches of snow this winter, including the possibility of a major storm that could dump a season’s worth of snow in 24 hours. [Metro]

Former BP Pitcher Sues Phillies. Ali Modami—a former batting practice pitcher for the Phillies—is suing the club, claiming that Ruben Amaro Jr. badmouthed him to other teams and ruined chance at other jobs. The suit suggests that the Nats and Dodgers were interested in Modami, but that Amaro told the clubs that the pitcher was stealing and selling memorabilia. Now, Modami wants a judge to award him more than $100,000. [Daily News]

Commissioner Ramsey Won’t Promote Accused Cops. The Philadelphia Police Department will see a slew of officers promoted on Friday, but two officers surrounded by controversy won’t be moving up the ranks. Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey will not be promoting Capt. Anthony Washington or Inspector Aaron Horne. [Daily News]

Marcus Vick Wants His Brother Traded. Marcus Vick—the younger Vick best-known for brandishing a firearm in the parking lot of a Virginia McDonald’s—took to Twitter during Monday Night Football to beg the Eagles to trade his older brother, Michael. The Birds lost to the New Orleans Saints 28-13 because they’re the Eagles and of course they did. [Birds 24/7]

SEPTA Groper Caught on Camera. Police say that a man groped a 19-year-old girl on a SEPTA bus in Germantown last month. They say that he followed her off the bus and pulled her into an alley. The man was caught on camera on the bus and police want help identifying him. [Daily News]

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