Monday, October 29, 2007

Phyrillas named most influential blogger

Tony Phyrillas has been ranked the most influential political blogger in Pennsylvania by, a Virginia-based news service that monitors political blogs in 39 states. tracks more than 65 blogs that focus on Pennsylvania politics and each week publishes its Top 20 "Influence Rankings."

BlogNetNews "combines a variety of data sets to determine which blogs are most powerfully influencing the direction of the Pennsylvania political blogosphere," according to its Web site. "The exact method BNN uses to calculate influence scores must remain proprietary in order to prevent attempts to game the system."

Phyrillas' self-titled blog has been ranked in the Top 20 of the "Most Influential Political blogs" list every week since June and holds the highest cumulative ranking of any Pennsylvania blogger by readers of BlogNetNews.

To visit Phyrillas' blog, go to The Mercury’s Web site,, and click on the link under Opinion or go directly to the blog at TONY PHYRILLAS.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Phyrillas to speak at chamber breakfast

POTTSTOWN — Tony Phyrillas, award-winning political columnist for The Mercury, will be the keynote speaker at the monthly breakfast meeting of the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007.

The event runs from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at The Elks Lodge, 61 High St., Pottstown.

Phyrillas' presentation will be "Pennsylvania By The Numbers: Bigger Spending Doesn't Equal Better Government."

Tickets are still available for the program ($17 per member prepaid/$21 at the door). Non-members can also attend ($24 per non-member).

For more information about the TriCounty Chamber of Commerce, visit or call 610-326-2900.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Elect Phyrillas, Staron, Cocuzza, Dudash to Mount Penn Borough Council

Four incumbent members of the Mount Penn Borough Council are seeking re-election this November.

Voters have an opportunity to keep all four hard-working and dedicated members serving on the council.

Here's three good reasons to keep the experienced team working for you:

* Borough finances are in the best shape they've been in years.
* Borough government is efficient and responsive.
* All of the members of the Borough Council work well together and have a common goal of providing the best services to all Mount Penn residents.

Vote for Jim Cocuzza for a two-year term on council.

Vote for Tony Phyrillas, Tom Staron and Mark Dudash for four-year terms on council.

Keep the experienced team working for you. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Tony Phyrillas returns to television

You have two more opportunities Sunday to catch Tony Phyrillas, The Mercury's award-winning political columnist, on television.

Phyrillas is a guest on "Journalists Roundtable" program on the Pennsylvania Cable Network.

The one-hour program hosted by Bill Bova, is shown on cable systems throughout Pennsylvania. The program will be shown again Sunday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.

PCN is shown on Comcast Channel 78 in the Pottstown area, Comcast Channel 98 in Berks County and Service Electric Cable Channel 23 in Berks/Lehigh counties

Consult your cable guide for the PCN channel on your area.