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Kozlowski Dares All in River Wards Race

Kozlowski Dares All in River Wards Race

BY TONY WEST In an audacious move, Republicans are mounting a serious effort to hold onto the last inner-city state legislative seat in Pennsylvania – and one of few in the nation – held by a Republican. This despite many signs of an impending Democratic wave in 2018. And they are doing it with a […]

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Vázquez Sandbagged in Barrio Power Struggle

BY MAX MARIN Less than a year ago, they helped elect him. But now, Democratic politicos in North Philadelphia have abruptly withdrawn support for rookie State Rep. Emilio Vázquez (D-Kensington), just weeks before the filing deadline for candidates to enter the race. In a meeting last week, ward leaders in the predominantly Latino and African […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Redistricting Rocks Pa. Politics

BY JOE SHAHEELI The State Supreme Court issued the new map for Pennsylvania’s congressional districts on Monday, and the entire political class has been in an uproar since. This map undoes the 2011 map rewritten by a monolithic Republican majority, which unquestionably carried partisan advantage to a mathematical extreme that violated the Pennsylvania Constitution and […]

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Feb. 16

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Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell hosts African American History Month at Kingsessing Rec Ctr., 50th St. & Kingsessing Ave., 6-8:30 p.m. Free dinner, positive entertainment, giveaways for the family. For info: Mike Ross (484) 250-9055.    Send article as PDF   

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Understanding Bankruptcy 2/15/18

 BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Have reports of death of refund-anticipation loans been greatly exaggerated!? Tax Refund Anticipation Loans are short-term loans that are made by lenders, through tax preparers, which are secured by a taxpayer’s tax refund. With interest and fees associated with RALs, the effective annual percentage rate for these […]

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Feb. 17

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State Rep. Joanna McClinton hosts Petition Party at Myers Rec Ctr., 5801 Kingsessing Ave., 11 a.m.    Send article as PDF   

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Feb. 17

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State Rep. Donna Bullock hosts Petition Party at Eastern Lofts, 3002 Cecil B. Moore Ave., 11 a.m.    Send article as PDF   

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Mayor, Council Dustup over School Board

* A showdown is brewing between Philadelphia City Council and Mayor Jim Kenney over who has ultimate authority to remove members of the upcoming board overseeing the city’s school district.    Send article as PDF   

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Feb. 17

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34th Ward Democratic Committee hosts Tom Wolf for Governor Petition Party at 403 N. 64th St., 1 p.m.    Send article as PDF   

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Feb. 17

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Pa. Veteran Boxers Ass’n hosts Fundraiser at VBA Cl., 2733 E. Clearfield St., 7-11 p.m. $5 cover, drink specials. For info: Fred Druding, Jr. (215) 221-2374.    Send article as PDF   

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