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POLS ON THE STREET: Write-ins Made the Difference in the Wild 197th Dist. Race

POLS ON THE STREET: Write-ins Made the Difference in the Wild 197th Dist. Race

BY JOE SHAHEELI Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams may have reminded voters in the Pennsylvania’s 197th House Dist. his office’s Election Fraud Task Force would be another agency checking out problems during Tuesday’s special elections. What made his unit so effective was the fact the Task Force’s hotline was staffed by Spanish-speaking detectives, as […]

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How Linda Kerns Cleared the Ballot in the 197th

BY TONY WEST It may have been the fact Freddy Ramírez couldn’t explain if he was 59 or 69 years old that won Linda Kerns’ case for her. The endorsed Democratic candidate for the 197th Legislative Dist. had submitted reams of official documents – tax returns, bank statements, security clearances, magazine subscriptions, driver’s licenses – […]

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Krasner Tilts the DA’s Race Progressive

BY GREG SALISBURY In a district attorney’s race that is notable for the striking number of similarities between the candidates looking to succeed Seth Williams as Philadelphia’s top elected law-enforcement official, Larry Krasner stands out if for no other reason than that he is the only candidate to compare himself to former Democratic presidential candidate […]

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Judicial Ballot Positions Drawn; They’re Off and Running!

The Pennsylvania Dept. of State drew ballot positions for Philadelphia County Common Pleas and Municipal Court candidates this morning. There are 10 vacancies in Common Pleas Court. The ballot order among Democrats is: 1 Judge Stella Tsai 2 Vikki Kristiansson 3 Deborah Cianfrani 4 John Macoretta 5 Rania Major 6 Henry McGregor Sias 7 Lawrence […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Why the 197th Outcome Is Easy to Figure

BY JOE SHAHEELI We’re not sticking our neck out in suggesting Democratic 43rd Ward Leader Emilio Vázquez will be the winner of next Tuesday’s special election in the 197th Legislative Dist. We do understand a bit of the enthusiasm felt for the first time by Republican Party Chairman Joe DeFelice that GOP standard-bearer Lucinda Little […]

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Mar. 16-         Republican 57th Ward hosts St. Patrick’s Day Party at Paddy Whack’s, 9241 Roosevelt Blvd., 6-9 p.m. All you can eat & drink. Tickets $40. Mar. 17–         Judge Jimmy Lynn hosts St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast at The Plough & The Stars Restaurant, 2nd St. above Chestnut St.), 7:30 a.m. Music, dancing, songs, […]

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Joe Khan Wants to Come Back – as DA

BY GREG SALISBURY In an increasingly crowded field of Democratic candidates to become Philadelphia’s next district attorney – the field grew by one with the Tuesday addition of former prosecutor Jack O’Neill – it can be a challenge to stand out from the pack. There are only so many positions to stake out and reforms […]

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Mar. 9-           Councilman Derek Green hosts Cocktail Reception at Estia, 1405 Locust St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Young Professionals $100, Supporters $250, Sponsors $500. Payable to “The Green Fund,” P.O. Box 4984, Phila., PA 19119 or www.dereksgreen.com/contribute. RSVP: Kelly Bauer kbauer1122@gmail.com. Mar. 9-           State rep candidate Emilio Vázquez hosts Fundraiser at 3401 N. 10th St., […]

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OPINION: A State Retirement Savings Plan for Working People

BY STATE REPS. MIKE HANNA & MIKE DRISCOLL Working men and women and the middle class are the engines that drive our economy. But a secure retirement has become unattainable for many. The decline in retirement security is the result of many causes. The decimation of private-sector pensions, the stagnation of real wages and corporate […]

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“The Curious Incident” Sheds Light on an Autistic Mind

BY BONNIE SQUIRES When you enter The Academy of Music for the Broadway Philadelphia production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time at the Academy of Music, the first thing you notice is what looks like a large and very dead yellow dog on the stage, with a huge pitchfork sticking out […]

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