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Election Shockers Rock City Democrats

Election Shockers Rock City Democrats

Black Lives Matter mattered in this week’s Democratic primary. Insurgent civil-rights attorney Larry Krasner walked away with the prize in the seven-way race to succeed incumbent District Attorney Seth Williams. With more than 98% of the votes tallied by Wednesday morning, Krasner had won 38.2% of 152,316 overall votes – 58,165. Former US Attorney Joe […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Court Upholds City Commission

BY JOE SHAHEELI In Philadelphia, all eyes (at least all that aren’t closed in sleep to the burning issues of the city they live in) were focused on the outcome of Tuesday’s election. Sadly, most voters did remain asleep. Doubtless they will wake up again when the time comes for them to complain about a […]

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EDITORIAL: Two New Faces Win the Day

When you’re wrong, you’re wrong. We weren’t unanimous in our endorsement of Rich Negrín in the Democratic primary for district attorney. Nor were we enthusiastic about endorsing Alan Butkovitz for another term as city controller. But those were the choices we made. And, as demonstrated by election results driven in no small part by an […]

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May 18-          Union League Armed Services Council hosts Armed Forces Day Lunch at 140 S. Broad St., 11:30 a.m. Anthony Carrelli, Pa. Adjutant Gen’l, guest speaker. Tickets $40. May 19-          State Sen. Sharif Street, Divine Sources & Temple U. Health System host “Take Back Your Health” at Temple Admin. Services Bldg., 2450 W. […]

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Non-Commercial Radio Get-Together Happening at WXPN

BY NATHAN LERNER Philadelphia radio station WXPN will once again host the annual Non-COMMvention, Now in its 17th edition, the event is widely considered the premier national convocation of contemporary non-commercial music radio stations. It attracts both industry members and those, who are simply fans of the music. Over the years, such big names such […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Still Too Close to Call

BY JOE SHAHEELI Longtime District Attorney Lynne Abraham, who could have held that office until today had she not resigned to run for mayor, tells us her pick for Democratic district attorney would be Joe Khan. She added her concern for the office should Larry Krasner be elected. One must remember she was the “tough […]

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OUR OPINION: Our Endorsements in the Philadelphia Primary

If nothing else, this year’s political activity has proven that in a post-2016 electoral landscape, there is no such thing as an “off year.” Nowhere has that been more aptly demonstrated than in the two marquee primaries in Philadelphia’s May 16 primary: the Democratic races for city controller and district attorney. Challenger Rebecca Rhynhart’s résumé […]

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May 11-          Michael Nix, Michael Lambert & Clayton Hall host Fundraiser for judicial candidate Shanese Johnson at 2101 Pine St., 5:30-7 p.m. Contribution levels $100, $250, $500 & $1,000. May 11-          CeasefirePA hosts “The Flow” at TGI Friday’s, 1776 B. Franklin Pkwy., 5:30-8:30 p.m. 1/2 –price apps & drinks. Councilman Kenyatta Johnson is […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: In DA’s Race, the Biggest Slice Will Win

BY JOE SHAHEELI The DA’s race will be sliced up by seven candidates. Whose slice will deliver the most votes on Election Day? With a turnout of 16% of the Democratic vote predicted by many politicos, that doesn’t call for a lot of votes for one to become the plurality winner. What goes into the […]

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