Lots of sorrowful news around Councilman Rick Mariano, the focus of federal investigation over the last few months andn subject of anticipated indictments. At the end of last week he lost his lawyer
and then alarmed folks by going to the top of City Hall
to think things through. He was then hospitalized briefly
amid reports of feeling isolated in his difficult times. Apparently the solution to that last was to chat with a friend on his radio show
. Strange days, indeed.
[also note: Blogger is acting up today, so may not get a full set of posts up until later...]Update:
along the way, the Daily News editorial page added their voice
to calls for Mariano to step down. Maybe it would help ease the pressure.(via PoliticsPhilly)