The Best Thing That Happened This Week

Joseph Dougherty went down.

When the former ironworkers chief was found guilty on Tuesday of a litany of charges related to racketeering and conspiracy, it was one more step toward the new Philadelphia so many citizens believe in.

A city that the New York Times says is the third-best travel destination in the entire world, that Redfin says has the second-hottest real estate neighborhood (Dickinson Narrows) in the nation, that Travel + Leisure anoints “America’s Next Great Food City,” and that Condé Nast declares the second best shopping city in the world doesn’t need goon squads and thugs getting in its way. Step aside, sir. Step aside.