Citizen Diplomacy International of Philadelphia’s American Summer Experience


Citizen Diplomacy International of Philadelphia held its annual fundraiser, American Summer Experience, at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, attracting international guests, students and notables from our area. Attendees enjoyed French and Italian wines, domestic and imported beer and a buffet dinner by Catering by Design. Funds raised from the event benefited CDI’s “Today I Met” Education Program and their State Department & Sister Cities Exchange Programs for the country and region. CDI is Citizen Diplomacy International, formerly the International Visitors Council of Philadelphia. More photos after the jump!

Adam Joseph Reflects On His Time Off As a Stay-at-Home Dad

UPDATE: Yesterday I reported that Adam Joseph will be returning to work this week, after a two-month leave of absence to take care of his son Jacob. I gleaned the information from a discreet comment on Facebook that a coworker pointed out to me, but today Joseph has taken to his page to make the official announcement, and share his experience of being a stay at home dad, which he calls “the hardest job I have ever tackled in my life.”

ORINGIAL: It looks like 6ABC meteorologist Adam Joseph will be returning to his day job tomorrow, after taking a two-month leave of absence to take care of his adorable son Jacob. He confirmed rather inconspicuously via a fan inquiry on his Facebook page that asked if he’d be turning to work tomorrow. His answer: “Yup! Happy/sad day.”

adam joseph returning to work

Now that we know he’ll be back on TV, that just leaves one looming questions: Will he go on air sporting his natural grey that he showed us in a photo last month, or will he go back to black? Silver fox, black, we’ll take him either way—as long as he tells us we’re going to have an unusually early spring.

Welcome back, Mr. Joseph!

Lobbyist Accused of Sexual Assault

Lobbyist A.J. Marisco and 6ABC's Annie McCormick, seen shortly after their April 2013 wedding.

Lobbyist A.J. Marsico and 6ABC’s Annie McCormick, seen shortly after their April 2013 wedding.

Lobbyist A.J. Marsico was arrested Saturday after being accused of a sex assault at a Center City hotel over the summer.

His arrest is notable, in part, because of his many high-profile connections. NBC 10 reports:

“Marsico is a senior associate at Greenlee Partners, a Pennsylvania government affairs firm. He is also the younger brother of Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico Jr. and cousin of Ron Marsico, a Pennsylvania state representative.

“Marsico is also the husband of Action News reporter Annie McCormick.”

6ABC is, of course, a media partner with Philly Mag.

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6ABC Panel to Focus on Future of Philly Schools

FebCover-14-400Philly Mag’s cover article offering proposals to fix the city’s school crisis will be the center of a live panel discussion at today on

Sarah Bloomquist, 6ABC anchor, will moderate the discussion, which will feature Patrick Kerkstra, author of the Philly Mag article. Other members of the panel will include Farah Jimenez, a new member of the School Reform Commission; Jerry Jordan of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers; Scott Gordon, CEO of Mastery Charter Schools; Gerald Wright of Parents United, as well as several other elected officials and activists.

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