After the Bomb

Mayor Goode blasts his aides

Philadelphia Mayor Wilson Goode was the picture of control last May after a police confrontation with the radical black group Move left eleven cult members and children dead and ignited a fire that swept through 61 houses. Under his leadership, Philadelphians rallied to assist the 250 homeless residents of the Osage Avenue neighborhood; the city pledged to rebuild their destroyed houses and repair all damage caused by the fire, at a cost of some $12 million. The mayor also accepted full responsibility for what had happened. As he explained then: "People like a decisive leader (who) does not try to find...

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