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Mayor Praises PGW Sale

Mayor Praises PGW Sale

Mayor Michael A. Nutter has praised the decision by UIL Holdings Corp. to continue its effort to acquire the Philadelphia Gas Works in a $1.86-billion transaction that awaits action by the Philadelphia City Council. James P. Torgerson, UIL President and CEO, is still hoping to pursue the purchase of the city-owned gas utility even though […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Are Low Registrations A Sign Of Low Vote?

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Walk-in registrations to the Registration Commission offices at Delaware & Spring Garden, plus registrations from PennDOT, are at the normal low for an election reportedly drawing little interest. Checking in with Greg Irving, administrator of Voter Registration Division won a report about 10,500 new registrations have been logged in.Voter-registration forms have been […]

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OUR OPINION: Time For Heads To Roll

With innumerable nonprofits operating in Philadelphia under a wide range of goals and missions, it’s becoming routine to learn how scores of them are coming under federal scrutiny for mismanaging or failing to properly use the funds they get – which in some cases are misappropriated by one or more of their officers.   Unfortunately, […]

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Updated Sept. 18th

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Sep. 18-           Kelvin A. Jeremiah, PHA CEO and President, is guest speaker for monthly GOP Breakfast Series at Racquet Cl., 215 S. 16th St., 7:15 a.m. Event free. Light breakfast. For info Denise Furey (215) 387-5641. Sep. 18-           Portrait Unveiling of Hon. Pamela Pryor Dembe, president judge emeritus, at City Ha. Courtrm. 653, […]

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FOP Demonstrates Political Prowess With Tom Wolf Gala

  BY MARIA MERLINO/ The crowd at the FOP’s Michael G. Lutz Room was buzzing with excitement. Butlered hors d’oeuvres, a carving station, martini glasses of hot potatoes and toppings, and a sweet station and bar kept the crowd happy as they waited for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf. The conversations were upbeat and “labor-intensive”. […]

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Pols On The Street: Kane TV Ads Stress Family

John Kane launched his first television ad of the State Senate campaign running on broadcast and cable TV, and on the internet. The ad features John’s family, including his wife of 24 years, Lori; his daughters Gabby, 17, Sam, 22, and Maddie, 14; and his son Johnny, 20, literally inviting viewers into meeting his family. […]

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Councilman Oh Announces Contest To Boost Local Artists

Councilman David Oh held a press conference in City Hall to announce the grand prize and category prizes for PHL LIVE Center Stage, his exciting new music initiative that provides local musicians with a real opportunity to gain recognition and success. First Deputy Commissioner Susan Slawson, Dept. of Parks & Recreation, announced the grand prize […]

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On The Hill / In City Hall: SENATE LEADERS DEMAND MTG. WITH TOBACCO MOGULS

Two members of the Philadelphia State Senate Caucus have reached out to cigarette-industry leaders to ask them to meet with regards to their vigorous lobbying against the cigarette-tax bill that is needed to fund Philadelphia schools. State Sens. Shirley M. Kitchen (D-N. Phila.) and Democratic Whip Anthony H. Williams (D-W. Phila.), wrote the following letter […]

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Updated Sept. 11th

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Sep. 12-13- Pa. Democratic State Committee meeting at Sheraton Phila. Downtown Hotel, 201 N. 17th St., starting 2:30 p.m. Friday followed by sessions, meetings, and annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner. General Meetings on Saturday. For info and tickets Peggy Grove (717) 920-8470. Sep. 13- Phila. Socialism Conference at Ch. Of the Advocate, 1801 Diamond St., 10:30 […]

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Updated Sept. 4th

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  Sep. 4-             Women For Stephanie host Reception for City Commissioner Steophanie Singer at 1900 Rittenhouse Sq., 5:30-7 p.m. Suggested contributions $100/$250/$500/$1,000. RSVP David Ralston, Dave@vote-singer.com or (215) 678-0592.   Sep. 6-             OCA-GP Asian American Advocates picnic at Franklin Sq., 12-2 p.m.   Sep. 6-             Sheet Metal Workers Local 19 holds its […]

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