One year anniversary of dating
Charlie totters to the living room, where she yells “Touchdown! Tuesday marks 10 years since her husband, Chuck, was gunned down when he walked into a Dunkin’ Donuts on Broad Street near 66th Avenue as it was being held up by a pudgy robber named John “Jordan” Lewis.Cassidy, 54, had been a Philadelphia police officer for 25 years.Judy took tiny pieces of the blue shirt and put them in lockets for her daughters, and a wristband for her son. It feels a little like Chuck is still there, keeping an eye on everyone.A decade ago this fall, just as social media was fracturing pop culture into a million pieces, a pair of sophomore show-runners, a start-up network, and a cast of barely of-age millennials aligned to capture one last old-fashioned teenage zeitgeist.
Lewis shot him once in the head, then crouched to steal Cassidy’s service revolver before fleeing. “Sometimes it feels like it was 100 years ago, because it’s been so long since I’ve seen him,” Judy says. The Halloween murder of Officer Chuck Cassidy and the frenzied, multi-state hunt for his killer occupied the front pages of the Daily News and Inquirer for more than a week. “It never goes away.” Chuck Cassidy was one of the 391 people murdered in Philadelphia in 2007, yet his death cast an outsize shadow over the city.Their final meal together was in their house in Northeast Philadelphia — meatballs and macaroni.There’d be time, they figured, for fancier dinners down the road.They had been sent Cecily von Ziegesar’s popular ] and its kind of crazy four-year run that we wanted to take and apply to something moving forward, and we were really excited about doing something in New York,” Schwartz said over lunch in Los Angeles this past winter.Meanwhile, a new television network, the CW, was simultaneously in the midst of a delicate birthing process.
The show had arrived on the scene with a tidal wave of buzz, its actors almost immediately splashed on magazine covers and pushed out onto red carpets; but after burning through plot at a rapid pace (its leading lady, Mischa Barton, saw her character get killed off somewhat unceremoniously in the third season), the show sputtered to a close, ending with a truncated final season.