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FBI Wiretapped Johnny Doc, Councilman Henon for More Than a Year

Remember when the FBI raided IBEW Local 98 leader John Dougherty’s (a.k.a. Johnny Doc’s) house this past August? According to a recent Inquirer report, that raid occurred more than […]

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The Biggest Winners and Losers in Philadelphia’s 2017 Primary Election

Philadelphia’s election on Tuesday was a game-changer. The winner of the Democratic primary for district attorney is a criminal defense lawyer who has never prosecuted a case […]

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Johnny Doc Forgets He’s a Democratic Elite, Says Democratic Elites Need to “Wake Up”

It’s hard to overstate how profoundly the Democratic Party screwed up in the 2016 election. Republicans will soon control the White House and both branches of […]

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Henon: “To My Knowledge,” the FBI Hasn’t Contacted My Office

Thursday was City Council’s first meeting of its fall session, which also marked the first day that Councilman Bobby Henon, whose office was raided by […]

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Johnny Doc’s Union Paid Frank Keel $87,000 Last Year

It has been a while since we went through the finances of Philadelphia’s electrical union, IBEW Local 98. But in light of the federal investigation […]

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Now Johnny Doc’s Union Is Being Investigated by the Attorney General, Too

After federal and state authorities raided several properties connected to longtime power broker and IBEW Local 98 business manager John Dougherty Friday, the Inquirer reported on Sunday […]

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The Soda Tax Battle’s Biggest Winners and Losers

One of the longest and most expensive political wars in recent Philadelphia history has come to an end. On Thursday, City Council voted 13-4 to enact a tax on […]

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Deputy D.A. Recommends Arresting Johnny Doc, Gets Demoted

Was a high-ranking member of the District Attorney’s Office demoted over a controversial investigation into Local 98 leader John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty? Multiple law enforcement […]

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Deputy D.A. Recommends Arresting Johnny Doc, Gets Demoted

Was a high-ranking member of the District Attorney’s Office demoted over a controversial investigation into Local 98 leader John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty? Multiple law enforcement […]

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Report: Feds Have Joined the Johnny Doc Investigation

Federal investigators have joined the inquiry into a fight involving powerful union leader John Dougherty, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The paper said James Reid, owner of […]

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5 Takeaways From the Alleged Johnny Doc Brawl

The Philadelphia Inquirer broke a bombshell of a story today: John Dougherty, the politically influential labor leader, was in a physical altercation with a nonunion electrician on January 21st […]

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IBEW Local 98 Literally Has 3 Surveillance Drones Now

In early January, John Dougherty‘s IBEW Local 98 union held a large protest in front of the old Parker Spruce Hotel. They brought three giant […]

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IBEW Local 98 Literally Has 3 Surveillance Drones Now

In early January, John Dougherty‘s IBEW Local 98 union held a large protest in front of the old Parker Spruce Hotel. They brought three giant […]

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Union Protest, 3 Inflatable Rats Close Down Spruce Street

A protest by scores of building trades union members closed down Spruce Street during the morning rush hour on Friday. The protesters were outside the […]

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NBC10 Cameraman Strike Ends

Striking workers from NBC10 have made a deal with the TV station. The cameramen, photographers and technicians from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 […]