Which Council Candidate Pissed Off the Committee of Seventy?

Hint: Johnny Doc is involved. Plus a serial arsonist in Bucks County, another reason to hate SEPTA, news about our growing population, and more of what Philly is talking about today

Council Candidate Bob Henon Investigated by Committee of Seventy. Zack Stalberg of the Committee of Seventy, says Henon is using the resources of the electricians union—of which Henon is political director—to get extra election exposure. Henon appears in non-political ads for IBEW Local Union 98 that are often broadcast during Phillies games. “I doubt that it’s illegal, but that doesn’t make it right,” Stalberg said. [CBS3]

Serial Arsonist in Bucks County. Police think one person is responsible for seven fires set in the early mornings in Lower Makefield. [MyFoxPhilly.com]

We’re No. 5! Philadelphia grew slightly from 2000 to 2010, retaining its claim to being the fifth-largest city in the nation. However, the Philadelphia metro area, which includes 11 counties, has dropped from fourth to fifth due to growth in Houston. [Philly.com]

Citizens Bank Park to Host Winter Classic. No date has been set yet. [Philly.com]

It’s SEPTA’s Fault You’re Unemployed. According to a survey, the Greater Philadelphia Area’s public transit ranks 49th when it comes to the proximity of public transit to people and its ability to get them to work. [Philadelphia Business Journal]

NJ Rep John Runyan Saw Osama Photos. He echoed Bob Brady, calling the photos “gruesome” and backing President Obama’s decision not to release the images to the public. [MyFoxPhilly.com]

Take That, Beer Week. Philly has great coffee, too. [T Magazine]