The Fuzz back online with a new name

Posted on 05 April 2012

Detective Joe Murray’s tweet yesterday afternoon telling followers he was back in business.

Detective Joe Murray, aka “The Fuzz,” is back on Twitter, only this time with a much less catchy handle.

As of about 4 p.m. yesterday Murray is now @ppdjoemurray, a much more official name that reflects the Philadelphia Police Department’s endorsement of his social media stardom. In fact, Murray will be helping out others in the department to use Twitter more effectively.

Murray received dozens of tweets welcoming him back within the first few hours that he was online. Those who followed him before will automatically be switched over to the new account.

An online petition started by West Philly resident Amara Rockar earlier this month drew attention around the city and likely factored into getting Murray back online.

The only question that remains is … Can we still call him “The Fuzz?”


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West Philly couple featured on DIY network’s ‘Good, Better…Best’

Posted on 14 March 2012

West Philly couple Rachel and Gregg Mohrmann will appear in the first episode of the DIY Network’s show Good, Better…Best, which will air tonight at 10 p.m. The episode is titled “Attic Anxiety” and features the show host and licensed contractor Jeff Devlin helping Rachel and Gregg, who live in a large Victorian home on the 4700 block of Springfield, renovate their 1,000-square-foot attic into usable living space.

So tune in to “Attic Anxiety” tonight to see Rachel and Gregg, their house, and the neighborhood. For more information on the show, go here.

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Our own @TheFuzz9143 turns doughnut critic for a day

Posted on 21 October 2011

Southwest Detective Joe Murray, aka @thefuzz9143, tests a doughnut at Federal Donuts in Pennsport. (Courtesy of the Philadelphia Inquirer.)

OK, here’s your chance to read about our vaunted neighborhood Southwest Detective Joe Murray, aka @TheFuzz9143, in action.

Murray and his former partner in Southwest Philly, Sgt. John Hoyt, agreed to serve as doughnut testers for a Philadelphia Inquirer review of Federal Donuts, the “new, fancy-pants doughnut and fried chicken shop in Pennsport.”

Murray on Federal’s Key Lime doughnut:

“It wasn’t overly tart. I won’t eat doughnuts with filling in them – you eat it and it’s all over you. It’s too much, it’s gross,” Murray said. “But this was absolutely perfect – the concept and texture. You get the crust and crumbs from it. It even had the little crisps on it.”

Murray and Hoyt were up front about the stereotype they were playing into, but both said they are way more of coffee snobs than doughnut snobs.


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