Philly newspapers deal to be announced tomorrow?

There are newsroom reports in Philadelphia that a deal for the Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com will be announced on Friday.

These reports circulate just as Philly.com posts a story about an insurance payback deal “allegedly orchestrated by George E. Norcross III, the South Jersey insurance executive and Democratic Party power broker who is chairman of the board of Cooper University Hospital in Camden …[and] part of an investment group seeking to buy the company that owns The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and philly.com.”

Norcross was also featured in last Sunday’s Inquirer; the story described how he used his political muscle to reinvigorate Cooper Hospital.

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