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POLS ON THE STREET: Cruz Brings Wolf Into His Fold

POLS ON THE STREET: Cruz Brings Wolf Into His  Fold

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf made his first serious inroad into this town’s…

What’s Behind Wolf’s Momentum?

What’s Behind Wolf’s Momentum?

BY NATHAN SHRADER/ Tom Wolf has been transformed from an unknown York businessman and dark…

WITH THE UNIONS: Who Damaged Philly’s Schools?

WITH THE UNIONS: Who Damaged Philly’s Schools?

“While it’s no surprise Gov. Tom Corbett’s Dept. of Education would publicly agree to any…

ANOTHER OPINION: Paycheck Protection – Know The Facts

ANOTHER OPINION: Paycheck Protection – Know The Facts

Pennsylvania law allows government-union bosses – and only government-union bosses – to negotiate the use…

CITY HALL SAM: Wolf-Stack Ticket Looms On Horizon

CITY HALL SAM: Wolf-Stack Ticket Looms On Horizon

STATE REP. ED NEILSON was the MC at the National College Democratic Convention held at…

ELEPHANT CORNER: Schwartz Joins The Air War

ELEPHANT CORNER: Schwartz Joins The Air War

The herd was wondering when ALLYSON SCHWARTZ was going to take to the airways. She…

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Tropical Salts – And ‘Salts’ – Kept Our Streets Safe This Winter

BY MARK STAPLES/ You probably heard the late-winter news reports. After a dozen storms accompanied by the harsh temperatures of late 2013 and early 2014, supplies of rock salt used to treat Delaware and South Jersey roads during icy conditions were beginning to run out in many places. One television news report featured a municipal…

Tropical Salts – And ‘Salts’ – Kept Our Streets Safe This Winter

WITH THE UNIONS: Who Damaged Philly’s Schools?

“While it’s no surprise Gov. Tom Corbett’s Dept. of Education would publicly agree to any argument made by his School Reform Commission, the filing of the PDE’s amicus brief in support of the SRC’s Supreme Court petition is still outrageous,” charges PFT President Jerry Jordan. “One of the most-ridiculous assertions made by the PDE’s brief…

WITH THE UNIONS: Who Damaged Philly’s Schools?

HEARD ON THE HILL / IN CITY HALL

BOYLE’S PRISONER TRANSPORT VEHICLE BILL PASSES HOUSE Legislation written by State Rep. Kevin Boyle (D-Northeast) has passed the State House. It gives emergency-vehicle designation to Philadelphia Prison System prisoner-transport units. “This bill is important because it grants prisoner transport vehicles emergency vehicle designation which will allow them to operate using flashing lights,” Boyle said. “There…

HEARD ON THE HILL / IN CITY HALL

What’s Behind Wolf’s Momentum?

BY NATHAN SHRADER/ Tom Wolf has been transformed from an unknown York businessman and dark horse gubernatorial candidate to the Democratic frontrunner faster than a Nolan Ryan fastball. Wolf’s rapid rise in the polls is due to a combination of effective advertising, a well-crafted message, and a willingness to spend resources in a strategically sound…

What’s Behind Wolf’s Momentum?

CITY HALL SAM: Wolf-Stack Ticket Looms On Horizon

STATE REP. ED NEILSON was the MC at the National College Democratic Convention held at Temple University. Most local politicians were not aware of Neilson’s connection to the youthful Democrats but he performed well and was liked by the audience. He introduced the former GOV. ED RENDELL, who is not as young as he used…

CITY HALL SAM: Wolf-Stack Ticket Looms On Horizon

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OUR OPINION: What Do They Do?

OUR OPINION: What Do They Do?

It’s understandable that State Representatives attract harsh attention when their missteps become public. What disturbs us more, though, is that about the only time journalists take note of these grassroots politicians is when one of them gets in trouble. Set…

OUR OPINION: On Selling PGW

OUR OPINION: On Selling PGW

There may be strong City Council opposition to the sale of the Philadelphia Gas Works.…

OUR OPINION: Global Warming, Huh!

    Ask any Philadelphian today if he thought the Good Earth was in danger…

OUR OPINION: Watch Our Politics In 2014! (China Does)

OUR OPINION: Watch Our Politics In 2014! (China Does)

  With the New Year bringing us an exciting Democratic primary and possibly even a…

Pols on the Street

Pols On The Street: First Raise For Election Board Workers

Pols On The Street: First Raise For Election Board Workers

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ The minimum 14-hour stint facing election board members will feel a bit…

POLS ON THE STREET: Legislative Dists. Face Fierce Petition Challenges

POLS ON THE STREET: Legislative Dists. Face Fierce Petition Challenges

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Eleven Legislative Districts in Philadelphia were rocked with petition challenges, more than…

POLS ON THE STREET: Building Or Burning Bridges?

POLS ON THE STREET: Building Or Burning Bridges?

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez has cut a niche for herself in City…

POLS ON THE STREET: Cruz Brings Wolf Into His  Fold

POLS ON THE STREET: Cruz Brings Wolf Into His Fold

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf made his first serious inroad into this town’s Democratic machinery  last Friday night, picking up the endorsement of 7th Ward Leader State Rep. Angel Cruz (D-Kensington). It’s a big one for Wolf and…

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