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POLS ON THE STREET: Doc Met Two Waterloos In Philadelphia Primary!

POLS ON THE STREET: Doc Met Two Waterloos In Philadelphia Primary!

by Joe Shaheeli John Dougherty met his Waterloo Election Day, not once, but twice. The day before, he threw in the towel on his ambition to pay back the politically powerful Western Pennsylvania Zappala family. They had supported his campaign to win for his brother, Kevin, a State Supreme Court seat. Early on it looked […]

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Samuel Staten, Sr., Raised The Dignity And Elevated Laborers Into A Major Trade

Samuel Staten, Sr., the man who gave dignity and family-sustaining wages to the common laborer, died Tuesday at his home here in Philadelphia, leaving behind a family continued his legacy of supporting and electing candidates who understood his message of lifting up the average man and his family. A viewing be held at the Unions […]

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Apr. 28-          State Rep. John Taylor is hosted Historic Site Cigar & Wine Tasting at Colonial Dames, 1630 Latimer St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Team Taylor Co-Chair $10,000, Host $5,000, Benefactor $2,500, Patron $1,000, Individual $250. For info (215) 545-2244 or jct.uta@att.net. Apr. 28-          Councilman Mark Squilla hosts NFL Draft Party at BOP Restaurant, 220 […]

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Hillary Clinton At The Fillmore In Fishtown

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POLS ON THE STREET: Philadelphia’s Crowded Ballot Could Fatigue Voters

A look at the ballot by voters may send some of them scrambling out of the machine without voting for each office where a choice is needed. That means between presidential candidates and the convention delegates there will be a wide spread in the vote totals, since almost everyone will first push their choice for […]

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OUR OPINION: Just Vote NO! To Ballot Question 2

There is a movement to disenfranchise Philadelphia and its visitors. Sometimes it is weak and fails. This time it is strong and very doable. This one is on the ballot. And voters always in the majority vote “yes” regardless of the Question. Ballot Question two will disenfranchise again. It greatly aggravates us who cover the […]

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Morganelli Ahead Of The Curve As Far As Attorney Generals Go

by Joe Shaheeli Every County in Pennsylvania has its own District Attorney. Yet only one is a record setter, getting elected seven times by the critical voters of Northampton County. He was first elected District Attorney at the age of 35 in 1991. Since then he has been relected every four years. His county’s voters […]

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Updated Apr. 21st

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Apr. 21-          Ward Leader Bill Pettigrew hosts “Give Petttigrew the Boot” fundraiser to replace his ward leadership and take on job as GOP fundraising chairman at United Republican Cl., 3156 Frankford Ave., 6:30-9:30 p.m. Food, open bar, entertainment, special bartenders and guests. Tickets $40. Apr. 21-          Mothers in Charge hosts Anniversary Gala at […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Philadelphia State House District Races Upstage Bigger Contests!

by Joe Shaheeli No matter how you cut it, there is nothing as exciting as a hotly contested legislative-district race. That’s when our highly touted and well-televised presidential candidates fade into the background. Many voters in Philadelphia will be surprised when they go to the polls Apr. 26 to find more than the average one […]

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Jaden’s Voice Helps Families With Autism Face Their Challenges

by Tony West Jaden Woodall lost his voice when he was two and a half years old. After a sudden fever, a child who had been developing normally became nonverbal overnight. He showed rigid, fixated behaviors; avoided social contacts; and could not interact smoothly with his peers in the ordinary engagements of childhood. Jaden had […]

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