Book by father-son writing team chronicles life of Richardson Dilworth

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The newly transformed Dilworth Plaza–now Dilworth Park–officially opened this month along the west side of Philadelphia City Hall.  And many if not most who will seek it out as a destination don’t know very much about its namesake.  NewsWorks Tonight Host Dave Heller brushes up on his history with Peter and Jonathan Binzen, the father-son writing team whose new book “Richardson Dilworth: Last of the Bare Knuckle Aristocrats” details the life of the 1950’s Philadelphia mayor.

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