Brian Hickey

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Brian Hickey has been a journalist in Philadelphia and South Jersey for the past 20 years, most recently as an editor at WHYY covering the mayoral race and stories throughout the city. He’s written for Deadspin and NewsWorks and other outlets, and has been honored by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, Pa. Society of Professional of Journalists and others.

Raised in Haddon Township, he lives in East Falls with his wife Angela and son Louden. There, he hosts Quizzo every other Tuesday night (come on out sometime!) and coaches in the neighborhood’s youth-soccer program.

Tweet at him @brianphickey.

hickey@phillyvoice.com

May 25, 2017

Police

Folks, I think I found the pop-up strip club City Council talked about

This story starts at a May 8 budget hearing in City Hall.

May 25, 2017

Opinion

Montana voters can save (or bodyslam) the country

Greg Richard Gianforte, a candidate for Montana’s lone U.S. House seat and 1979 graduate of Upper Merion Area High School, apparently abides by a different set of behavioral standards.

May 24, 2017

Opinion

Shame on Bucks County for removing banners honoring soldiers lost to the War on Terror

Sometimes, even the best of intentions can lead to bad results. Officials in Bucks County learned that lesson last weekend.

May 23, 2017

Opinion

Mayor Kenney talks sanctuary cities on '60 Minutes' and people freak the heck out

Mayor Jim Kenney appeared on “60 Minutes” this weekend.

May 23, 2017

Social Media

The best Trump 'orb' tweet came from a place of evil incarnate

On Sunday night, Donald Trump joined King Salman and Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi in placing their hands upon “an orb that lit up upon their touch.” That the moment inaugurated a counterterrorism center was lost in an onslaught of comic-book, science-fiction movie, Lord of the Rings and other memes.

May 23, 2017

Hate Groups

KKK: We had a 'fantastic rally' in Lancaster County

On Monday, we brought you a story detailing uncertainty about whether the East Coast Knights of the Ku Klux Klan actually hosted a “family event” featuring “one of the biggest cross lightings in a long time” in Lancaster County this weekend.

May 23, 2017

Feats

WATCH: Truck driver masterfully squeezes big rig into tiny Center City alley

For the better part of 15 minutes, Danny Schneider battled the laws of trucking trigonometry in an effort to maneuver his big rig into position to deliver his haul on Chancellor Street.

May 22, 2017

Opinion

'The Backpack Kid' flossed his way to SNL's best moment of the season

One important thing that I learned while watching the season of “Saturday Night Live” that came to a close early Sunday morning was less about the show and more about its audience in these politically tumultuous times.

May 22, 2017

Relationships

WATCH: Did Melania Trump refuse to hold her husband's hand in Israel?

Video appears to show Melania Trump swatting her husband’s hand away as he reaches back – because Donald sure doesn't seem to like adjusting his walking pace to his wife’s – and tries to hold it.

May 22, 2017

Hate Groups

KKK claims it burned crosses in Lancaster County (but nobody else saw it)

The East Coast Knights of the Ku Klux Klan ahd said they would host a “family event” featuring “one of the biggest cross lightings in a long time” in Quarryville, Lancaster County.

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