Philadelphia: Bad News for Mayor Goode

Bad News for Mayor Goode

Two years have passed since a fiery confrontation with the radical black cult known as MOVE left eleven dead and climaxed with a police bomb's destroying 61 Philadelphia row houses. Almost all the 236 surviving residents have since moved back into rebuilt homes, but the action still haunts the administration of Democratic Mayor W. Wilson Goode. Last week a grand jury investigating cost overruns associated with the $9 million home-reconstruction project recommended theft charges against two developers and blasted the mayor's office for what it termed a "morass of incompetence, ineptitude and mismanagement." The grand jury said it has discovered more...

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