Nutter’s $3.5 Million Pledge for Tech Startups in Philly

Plus: Hurricane Sandy fear, Civil War souvenirs dug up in Independence Square, Corbett isn't scared of Sandusky investigation, and more of what the city's chatting about this morning.

Gov. Corbett Not Worried About Being Investigated. To those calling for an investigation of his handling of the Jerry Sandusky case while PA attorney general, Corbett calls “politics,” and says go for it. [CBS 3]

Philly Official Stands By Her Decision to Send Pro-Obama Email. Among the “new blood” elected last year to the City Commissioners’ Office, which oversees the Board of Elections, Stephanie Singer ousted longtime chairwoman Marge Tartaglione and promised a new day. But some see old Philly ways in Singer’s e-blast outlining how Republicans aren’t good for America. [Inquirer]

“It seems inappropriate for the person who runs elections in Philadelphia to have such a partisan message so close to the election,” said Zack Stalberg, who runs the election watchdog group Committee of Seventy.

Mayor Nutter Gives Money to Tech Geeks. The mayor’s making an official announcement this morning about the formation of the StartUp PHL Seed Fund, which the city will form to funnel $3.5 million to tech startups. A private firm will manage the program. [Technically Philly]

NJ State Senator Calls for Investigation Into Sunoco Deal. Using the words “kickback” and “bribe,” Senate President Stephen Sweeney asked NJ’s attorney general to look into the resolution of a Sunoco tax dispute in West Deptford. [Inquirer]

Ed Rendell May No Longer Be Philly’s Only Historic Cannonball. A contractor digging up a tree stump in Independence Square found what park service officials think is a Civil War-era cannon shot left from the 1860s when there was an encampment at the site. [KYW]

Comcast Doubles Net Income in 3Q. Breaking even on the Olympics helped. So did adding new Internet customers. [Businessweek]

Hurricane Sandy May Have Weakened, But Don’t Take Your Eye Off This Storm. Media reports range from “there aren’t enough canned goods in the world” to “we’ll get some rain and wind even if we’re not in the direct path.” [Fox 29]