[+5] Anti-bullying activist Wei Chen wins a $50,000 Peace First prize. And there the little guy goes, happily walking home alone with all that money in his pocket, not a care in the world.
As we round the bend to year's end, I'm mentioning a few of — and you can sing this like you're watching Sound of Music with Carrie Underwood and the vamp guy from True Blood — my favorite things from 2013, just some stuff that's on my mind.
There has been a lot of cheering over SEPTA's announcement of its new capital program. But excitement over the plan marginalizes the fact that SEPTA only gets a fraction of the captial funding seen by comparable transit agencies.
Judge M. Teresa Sarmina today set bail at $250,000 for Msgr. William J. Lynn, the former high-ranking administrator in the Philadelphia archdiocese, whose conviction in a clergy sex-abuse scandal was overturned last week by the state Superior Court.