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Army Refuses Vet Benefits To Rape Victim

Army Refuses Vet Benefits To Rape Victim

by Cassie Hepler Joining the US Army at 19 years of age is an exciting and intimidating move. But with youth and vigor readily available, a promising recruit can climb the ranks of success and dream of a bright future. Diana Moore, who is now 29 and lives in Bensalem, Pa., never had that opportunity. […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Labor Leaders, Brady To Host Fattah Breakfast

by Joe Shaheeli Congressman Bob Brady (D-Phila.), ranking member, Committee on House Administration and Committee on Armed Services, together with major labor leaders, will host a Breakfast Reception & Labor Policy conversation with special guest Congressman Bobby Scott (D-Va.) at Warmdaddy’s, 1400 S. Columbus Boulevard at Reed Street, on Thursday,  Jan.  29. The breakfast fundraiser […]

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ANOTHER OPINION: Roe V. Wade – Still Not Settled

by Ms. Micaiah Bilger, Education Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It has been 42 years since the US Supreme Court ruled on the issue of abortion in the well-known case Roe v. Wade. Abortion advocates claim Roe is settled case law. But after more than four decades, abortion remains one of the most-contentious issues in our […]

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Updated Jan. 22nd

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Jan. 22-           Kickoff Planning Meeting for AIDS Education Month at  Penna. Convention Ctr., 13th & Arch Sts., Rm. 113 (NE corner), 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Jan. 24-           State Rep. Steve McCarter and Congressman Brendan Boyle host joint open house at 115 E. Glenside Avenue, Glenside, Pa., 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 24-           Dan Tinney […]

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Tom Wolf And Mike Stack Inauguration Brought Out Best On All Sides

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Philadelphia Museum of Art hosts ‘REPRESENT: 200 Years of African American Art’

The Philadelphia Museum of Art hosted an opening reception, lecture and dinner for the new exhibition, “REPRESENT: 200 Years of African American Art,” two days before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and the event attracted a host of art patrons and elected officials. The Museum has a collection of 750 works of art by African […]

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Commissioner Schmidt’s Report Sheds Light on ’14 Voting

by Tony West More than two-thirds of Philadelphia’s residents were registered to vote at the Nov. 4, 2014 general election. But only a little more than one-third of these people actually bothered to vote in a hotly contested gubernatorial race which burning issues like Philadelphia’s school funding on the table. This and other curious facts […]

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Updated Jan. 15th

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Jan. 22-Kickoff Planning Meeting for  21st Annual AIDS Education Month from 10 a.m. to noon at  Pennsylvania Convention Center, 13th and Arch Streets, Room 113 (enter at northeast corner). Jan. 24- TIIAI/Gateway To Re-Entry Fundraiser Bowling Party at Liberty Lanes, 6505 Market St., 1-4 p.m. Tickets $15 (Includes Shoes), free children’s books, children’s meal $2. […]

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Philadelphia Area Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events

Below is an extensive list of ways to give back to your city either by learning, donating time or contributing money to a great cause. The Philadelphia Orchestra Honors Martin Luther King Jr. Who: The Philadelphia Orchestra What: Free MLK Jr. Tribute Concert When: Monday, January 19 at 1:30 p.m. Where: Girard College Chapel, 2101 […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Special Election Seen For 170th District

by Joe Shaheeli Though his is an awesome task, Republican City Committee Chairman State Rep. John Taylor (R-Northeast) doesn’t like being the sole member of his party in the General Assembly’s Philadelphia delegation. He could use the legs and arms of another Republican from Philadelphia. It would ease his roles as GOP city leader, as […]

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