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A BACK DOOR TO CHINA: Philly Pursues A Shrewd Deal With Young Lithuanian Port

NEW OVERLAND route from China leads straight to Lithuanian port of Klaipėda, a gateway to Europe and N. America. That rail line saves China thousands of miles, linking Chinese exports to Eastern US ports like Phila. BY TONY WEST/ Something is going on in Lithuania which is a lot bigger than that small Eastern European […]

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COMING to chef and owner Husain Thompson’s grand opening were Nicetown CDC CEO Zakariyya Abdur Rahman, State Rep. Ron Waters, Husain, Laborers District Council President Ryan N. Boyer and Councilman Curtis Jones. He had help of Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell in reopening landmark site. BY JOE SHAHEELI/ The Public Record is constantly fielding queries from potential […]

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DOMINIC MCFADDEN and PhillyRising Collaborative rock on for audience of thrilled youngsters at Point Breeze concert. Event signaled launch of training program for youth in music production and industry skills.     by Rory McGlasson       Could the next Marian Anderson, John Coltrane, Boyz II Men – or even the next Kenny Gamble […]

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Brady Pushes Clean Cars

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AMONG a packed house was Congressman Bob Brady, center, who is joined by Robert Dellavella, Matthew Myers, John Sabatina, Jr., John Sabatina, Sr., Emilio Vazquez and Bill Dolbow. Photo: McGlasson Lens Photography PennEnvironment, a nonprofit, received a big boost from Congressman Bob Brady (D-Phila.) as it seeks to gain support for the new clean-car standards […]

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Uptown Theatre May Spark An Uptown Revival

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RENOVATIONS beginning now at Uptwon Theatre are seen as sparking other N. Broad Street renovations. Photo: Gabriel Gottlieb BY GABRIEL GOTTLIEB/ The famed Uptown Theatre, a landmark theater on N. Broad Street that had entertained generations of Philadelphians and launched many musicians and singers to stardom, has finally started its long-awaited renovation. The renovation is […]

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Major intraparty infighting may have been averted this week. The potential battle was over the endorsement of delegates for the Republican National Convention in Tampa later this year. Delegates are chosen in the April primary with three delegates and three alternates being selected for each Congressional district. The center of the controversy strangely enough was […]

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BY TONY WEST The most important Philadelphian in Harrisburg, by some measures, is an unpretentious, plain-spoken native of the River Wards who, on paper, looks no different from any other State Representative. He’s John Taylor, a 27-year veteran of the State House who is now the only Republican in Philly’s delegation to the General Assembly. […]

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Despite amassing an impressive string of endorsements – particularly in Democrat-rich Allegheny Co. – and despite a bully lead in a statewide poll released last week, Pat Murphy was unable to secure the Democratic State Committee’s endorsement at its meeting in State College last weekend. After several ballots, DCC decided not to make an endorsement […]

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BY RORY G. McGLASSON/ Usually, Mar. 25 – the Feast of the Annunciation – is a day of celebration at Annunciation BVM. This year, though, the date could mark the day its doors are shuttered. Annunciation BVM is slated for convergence with St. Nicholas of Tollentine – as recommended by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Blue […]

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OUR OPINION: In Politics, The Home Team Counts

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We are used to talking about politics as though it’s simply all a struggle between opposing parties or opposing ideas. If only it were that simple! In real life, though, many other kinds of important competition take place. At the statewide level, crucial power struggles often take place between different geographical regions. This struggle is […]

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