First In is sad to announce what many already know: Philadelphia icon, legend and businessman Joey Vento has died. An unabashed supporter of Philly’s cops and firemen Mr. Vento was our local symbol of resistance to the forces of political correctness. An original old school, south Philly guy he built Geno’s cheesteaks into an empire. Along the way he spoke his mind and made no apologies for it. I for one respect anyone who does that. Thanks for all you have done for our city Joey. Rest in peace. My condolences to the entire Vento family.
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