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Rizzo Statue: Which Activists Matter?

Rizzo Statue: Which Activists Matter?

by Tony West The controversy recently sparked by the Black Lives Matter movement’s call to remove the Frank Rizzo statue has spurred a tempest within a teapot over which protestors are actually allowed to speak for this cause. The Philly Coalition for REAL Justice Steering Committee has released a statement disavowing any connection with an […]

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Shedding Light on Why Temple U. Tuitions Are So High!

Thomas H. Massaro is a man of many titles. He initiated and has taught classes to incoming Freshmen for City Council, well attended and well appreciated. Another of his titles was executive director of the Philadelphia Housing Authority and he knows about how to save energy costs, since he supervised hosts of highrises during his […]

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Showing Our Servants in Blue Who Cares

by Eldon Graham All across the city, Philadelphians have strong beliefs and they follow them to the end, no matter where that may take them. South Philadelphia residents took that to heart Monday evening, and it took them on a march to City Hall and to the Frank Rizzo statue across the street. The march […]

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Now that KATHLEEN KANE has been convicted of perjury in state court, she has chosen to resign. The Senate Republican majority attempted to remove her through a constitutional procedure last fall but was unsuccessful. The House started the impeachment proceedings; but now those proceedings are moot. A more-interesting question now is if her resignation is in […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Back to Obama’s Playbook in Philly

by Joe Shaheeli To win Pennsylvania in the Presidential election this Nov. 8, the campaign team of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has been renewing contacts with the Democratic leaders of this city who can bring out the numbers their candidate needs to take Pennsylvania. There is little doubt that as Philly goes, so goes Pennsy. […]

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Aug. 18-          State Rep. Joanna McClinton hosts House Committee Hearing on “Ending the Pipeline to Prison” at Richard Allen Sch., 2601 S 58th St., 10-11:40 a.m. Aug. 19-          Echoes of Africa Diplomatic Reception at City Hall Council Chambers, Rm. 400, 6-7 p.m., dinner Caucus Rm. 401, 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 20-          Councilwoman Jannie […]

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OUR OPINION: Amazing Skyline, Seething Streets

Having been born and bred in a rowhome office since its inception, the editors of the Philadelphia and South Philadelphia Public Records now gaze out a wall of windows which gives the staff a view, as Tony West told Jim Tayoun, “to die for”. Well, we didn’t die. But we still have to keep our […]

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John’s Roast Pork Wants Your Bone Marrow!

by Cassie Hepler Everyone in the city knows John Bucci, Jr. Maybe not personally, but you’ve at least tried his delicious pork sandwiches in South Philly on Snyder Avenue. Well, there was a point in time where the company might have needed a new name when Bucci came down with a potentially fatal diagnosis of […]

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Stack: State Aims to Smooth Path for Pardons

More criminal pardons are in the works, thanks to efforts by Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration to speed up the works. That was the message brought home to Philadelphia by native son Lt. Gov. Mike Stack, who chairs the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons. Speaking at a workshop at Dixon House in South Philadelphia organized by Unity […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Time for Philly Election Workers to Change Any Foolish Ways

by Joe Shaheeli It’s obvious the political pool fed by this City and State, especially the City of Philadelphia, has drawn fishhooks from the feds, who have proven they can’t fish nearly so well in waters where drugs flow freely. Pennsylvania is now inundated with heroin, for instance. But in Philly, constantly changing ethical rules […]

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