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Casey Presses Obama To Finish Delaware R. Dredging

Casey Presses Obama To Finish Delaware R. Dredging

US Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) has urged the Obama Administration to include adequate funding for the Delaware Deepening project in its upcoming Fiscal Year 2016 budget. During a meeting with Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy, Casey discussed the role the deepening of the Delaware will play in job creation and […]

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HEARD ON THE HILL / IN CITY HALL: Council Moves To Make Cabinet-Level Planning Dept.

A proposal introduced by Council President Darrell Clarke to amend the city charter to create a cabinet-level Dept. of Planning & Development and reorganize various agencies, boards, and commissions in the municipal government, should be approved by Council. The proposal would require the approval of city voters through a ballot question. Essentially, the proposal would […]

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S. Philadelphia Mexicans Serenade Virgin After Parade

Over 100 parishioners celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe with a “Las Mañanitas”, a traditional serenade for the Blessed Virgin, by staunchly facing bitter cold night winds last Thursday evening to march from St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 17th & Morris Streets, to the Cathedrals of SS. Peter & Paul, 18th & the Parkway. […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Pa. Society Big Buck Raiser

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ State Treasurer Bob McCord won’t have open purse strings ready for him to dip into as when he ran for governor in the Democratic primary, which is why he has look over his shoulder almost daily at the fundraising ability of his announced challenger Joe Torsella, who made it known at the […]

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Updated Dec. 18th

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Dec. 19- Breakfast Reception Fundraiser for Judge Abbe Fletman at Flaster Greenberg, 1600 JFK Blvd., 2nd fl., 8-9 am. For info (215) 251-0585. Dec. 19- PHA Groundbreaking at Queen Lane is celebrated with Community Fair at Resident Council Office, 5325 Pulaski Ave., starting 9 a.m. Dec. 19- State Sen. Anthony Williams hosts Holiday Party for […]

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Sheriff Hosts Clergy At Partnership Breakfast

Sheriff Jewell Williams hosted the first Council on Faith Based & Community Partnership Breakfast of his administration recently at the Deliverance Evangelistic Church at 21st Street & Lehigh Avenue. In attendance were priests, rabbis, and ministers from across the city who were given needed information on recent changes and services available at the Office of […]

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Everyone was out this year at this weekend’s multiple events.    Send article as PDF   

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Mummers Cut Their South Broad Street Roots

(First in a Series of Three Stories) BY MARIA MERLINO/ We got a good cultural shock this week when it was announced the 114th Mummer’s Day Parade would not parade through the heart of South Philly, but instead would go widdershins (translation: going backwards) on us and begin on 15th & Market streets in front of […]

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‘This Move Stinks!’  Mummer Mourns

(Second in a Series of Three Stories) BY MARIA MERLINO/ “This move stinks!” exclaimed Bob Trama, president of Trama NYB, brigade founder, whose family has three generations of Mummery under their belts. He founded the brigade in 1994 and marched with mother club Murray ever since. Trama has succinctly expressed his feelings over the String […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Clarke for Mayor – Will He Or Won’t He?

CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT DARRELL CLARKE has scheduled a fundraiser for New York City during Pennsylvania Society weekend. Handicappers continue to bet against Clarke getting into the race for Mayor. Their reasoning is that he just has too much to give up in leaving presidency of City Council.   But the same was said about one JOHN […]

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