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POLS ON THE STREET: Fire Fighters Endorsements Pack A Few Surprises

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Fire Fighters Local 22’s endorsement recommendations for the general election show strong support for the Democrat candidates for District Council, with a bit of a surprise in the Democrat and Republican at-Large Council races. Local 22 has endorsed in Dist. 1 Mark Squilla (D), in Dist. 2 Kenyatta Johnson (D), in Dist. […]

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BY PETE MATTHEWS, President, AFSCME District Council 33,City Municipal Workers/ The financial dilemma faced by the City when it comes to finding a way to meet its obligations to current and future City employee retirees has many causes including the “deliberate under­funding by previous administrations, rosy investment earnings projections” by money managers and the recent […]

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With four House Bills and one Senate Bill in the State General Assembly ready to move to allow changes in the way the Liquor Control Board manages the Commonwealth’s statewide chain of 609 retail liquor stores, the drive is on by Democrat members of the House to win Republican support against Gov. Tom Corbett’s plan […]

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BY DAVID LYNN/ If a contributor gives more than $250 to a candidate or political committee in a reporting cycle, the candidate or committee is responsible for obtaining the contributor’s occupation, employer name, and full employer address. Occasionally, a candidate or committee will file a report that is glaringly incomplete.  This is the case in […]

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Since the State laws have preempted much of what the City had in place in the way of registering voters, it is no longer possible to track how many changeovers were recorded by the City Commission during this registration period. This could signal a low turnout for the general election, since the city’s races for […]

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On Monday, Oct. 16, 1995, more than 200,000 men from the Philadelphia area boarded buses, cars and trains and went to Washington, D.C. to keep an appointment with their communities, their families, and themselves. That’s how the Million Man March, a gathering that attracted more than a million African American men from around the country […]

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