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OUR OPINION: Endorsing Ward Leaders

All political parties can make poor choices when they endorse candidates. But political parties that are big enough to have a leadership as well as footsoldiers and simple adherents typically endorse a slate of candidates in primary elections. That’s a good thing. Most people who identify as Democrats or Republicans don’t have the time or […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: DA’s Race Still Too Early to Call, but….

BY JOE SHAHEELI Though the seven Democratic candidates for DA are doing their best to win the endorsement of any group that could mean money and ground troops, we’ve learned we need to see which of this city’s major unions step into the arena with endorsements, guaranteeing big campaign contributions and a field army of […]

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BRADY VS. RENDELL: Should Ward Leaders Be Weakened?

BY JOE SHAHEELI Former District Attorney, Mayor, Governor and head of the Democratic National Party Ed Rendell has come back to his roots as a reformer, claiming the number of this City’s elected leaders who wind up in trouble with the law can be laid at the feet of the Democratic Party’s ward leaders and […]

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URGENT CARE ON THE RISE: Quick, Cheap, Convenient, These Clinics Fill a Void

BY TONY WEST A new kind of health-care provider, unknown to our grandparents, has become an important option for Americans seeking treatment for what ails them. Urgent-care clinics began to form 40 years ago. They spread slowly into the Northeast but have become a basic feature of Philadelphia’s medical landscape in the last 10 years. […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Stop Beating up on Williams

BY JOE SHAHEELI Hats off to WHYY’s Bobby Allyn, new to the public service radio station, who revealed to the world the Feds had installed a secret video camera in front of the Overbrook home of our beleaguered DA Seth Williams to spy on him before they indicted him. He found that nugget when the […]

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Apr. 13-          Lawrence Bozzelli is hosted Fundraiser at New Wave Café, 3rd & Catharine Sts., 5:30-7:30 p.m. For info: (267) 251-7822. Apr. 13-          Lindy Li hosts Reception for state judicial candidate Todd Eagen at Parc Rittenhouse, 228 S. 18th St., 6-8 p.m. Special guest Attorney General Josh Shapiro. Contribution levels Hosts $5,000, Co-Hosts […]

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BY BRETT MANDEL The recent revelation that reform-oriented Mayor Michael Nutter and his top Finance and Integrity officials conspired to look the other way and tolerate fraudulent misspending by a key agency head is just another reminder of how hard it is for our governmental umpires to call a consistent strike zone for a full […]

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Dwight Evans Goes Public in First Town Hall Mtg.

BY TONY WEST “This is my first town-hall meeting, but it won’t be my last.” Congressman Dwight Evans (D-Phila.) ended his first community meeting, at Drexel University, on this “see you later” note. Throughout a two-hour engagement largely devoted to fielding citizens’ questions, the new 2nd Dist. representative kept stressing that his mission is to […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: DA Candidates Need to Learn a Lesson

BY JOE SHAHEELI District Attorney candidate Joe Khan boasts his campaign has raised over $500,000, attributing this to almost 900 donors and a median contribution of $200. Khan’s campaign has more than doubled its contribution total since the last reporting period ended only three months ago. But he needs to use it wisely. An important […]

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Untermeyer Hopes 2nd Time’s the Charm

BY GREG SALISBURY Michael Untermeyer doesn’t need this. He doesn’t need the scrutiny, the rebuilding of trust and morale, the litany of small and big stuff to be sweated … in short, he doesn’t need the job. And yet, the 65-year-old is running – again – to become Philadelphia’s next district attorney. After decades spent […]

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