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Big Money Is Funneled Into School Choice

BY DAVID LYNN/ Students First PAC has become a big voice for school choice since it began reporting contributions and expenditures in 2010. The committee listed $6,371,300 from a small pool of contributors in 2010 (43 contributions total) and $354,000 in 2011 (7 contributions total.) Given the size of the contributions and the occupations of […]

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STORM OVER WATER: New Charges May Trigger Change In City Charter

BY TONY WEST/ Water bills are undergoing a historic shift in Philadelphia. It’s part of a project to pump $2 billion of public money over a generation into a remaking of our most-crucial infrastructure – that which handles the source of life itself: rain. Rain is already costly and will grow more so, if we […]

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Should Traffic Court judges continue to pull from the ranks of non-lawyers, as has been the tradition since District Judges were created, there could be as many as three open seats available for contention in next year’s primary, with possibly a fourth. But that could change if Chief Justice and Party Wrecker […]

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OUR OPINION: Stop Passing The Buck!

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Two good, dedicated firemen died this week battling a fierce, wind-driven multi-alarm fire that should never have been had the City’s Dept. of Licenses & Inspections used common sense. A long-abandoned factory owned by out-of-town investors has been the source of complaints and petitions from worried neighbors. So how long does it take to seal […]

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THE WAFFLEMAN: Are You An Old Geezer?

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Yo! Have you heard of all the spring activities at the Donatucci Free Library, located at 20th & Shunk Streets in South Philly?  Mark your calendars Apr. 28 (Saturday) and rain date May 5. This is our big Flea Market Family Fun Day – Flea Market spots are going fast and are only $15. Toys, […]

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