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POLS ON THE STREET: Inkie Prejudiced Toward Kenney?

POLS ON THE STREET: Inkie Prejudiced Toward Kenney?

by Joe Shaheeli Philadelphia Republican City Committee called on the Philadelphia Inquirer to “give the same free advertising to Melissa Murray Bailey and her internship program they gave to Jim Kenney.”   That’s the charge from Republican City Committee Exec. Dir. Joe DeFelice, Esq., who said a news article written by Chris Hepp “read more […]

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Jul. 2-              Friends of Isaiah Thomas mark his 31st birthday at Vango Skybar, 116 S. 18th St., 7 p.m. Donation $31. Jul. 7- 191st Democratic endorsed candidate Joanna McClinton holds Fundraiser at 1518 Sansom St., 5-7:30 p.m. Free food, great drink specials, $35 and up. For info Zac Shaffer (215) 849-2173 or zachaffer@gmail.com for […]

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South Philadelphia Opens Homes, Hearts

by Tony West This September, South Philadelphia will be greeting a throng of out-of-towners the likes of which they will never have seen before. The draw is the Catholic World Meeting of Families, which is expected to bring up to 2 million visitors to metropolitan Philadelphia, which has a resident population of 6 million. Since […]

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Make Money With Airbnb Through Philly’s ‘Papal Weekend’

by Jean Donohue With the “Papal weekend” approaching in September, Philadelphia homeowners and tenants are becoming acquainted with a way to make quick money from what is usually one of their greatest expenses. Many Philly residents will be leaving the city during the Pope’s visit in September and leaving their homes to renters who turned […]

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SOUTH PHILLY: Tolentine Community Center Opens Doors For Summer

by Jean Donohue The cadence of sneakers sliding across a basketball court is the backdrop of summer days at the Tolentine Community Center on 10th and Mifflin streets. The nonprofit organization boats a summer camp for kids in kindergarten to eighth grade. The camp’s hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., but additional before […]

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SOUTH PHILLY: Markets ‘Bringing Farm To City’

by Maria Merlino Now you can pick up local produce every Tuesday and Wednesday in South Philadelphia. The Food Trust Farmers’ Market at Broad Street & Snyder Avenue is the Tuesday venue as the Solly Bros. Farm will be bringing in fresh picked vegetables, fruits and greens. Find them there from 2-6 p.m. now through […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: 3 Local Elections Liven Up Philly Summer Politics

by Joe Shaheeli Philadelphia played host to over 600 of the top national Republican leaders, making the 2015 Northeast Republican Leadership Conference a huge success! Attendees came from over 20 states.   We did some culling of all the busy events and figured our readers would appreciate this information from a straw poll taken of […]

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OUR OPINION: It’s Wolf Vs. GOP

One has to feel sorry for leadership in both chambers on the Hill in Harrisburg.   That’s because freshly minted first-termers have a tendency to demand a lot and produce little. They’d hold up any agreement reached by the leadership of both parties to show folks back home they can bring back some bacon.   […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Mayor, Council Tidy Up The Budget

It will not be a long hot summer … at least in City Hall. At least not in council chambers. City Council, led by PRESIDENT DARRELL CLARKE, deftly passed a city budget last week. MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER quickly signed it into law. It featured a significantly reduced property tax, an increase in the use-and-occupancy and […]

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ELEPHANT CORNER: N.E. Republican Conference Was A Catwalk For Leaders

Last Thursday through Saturday, Northeastern Republicans congregated in Philadelphia to attend to the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference at the Sheraton. Republican Party of Pennsylvania hosted the conference. Attendees were treated to speeches from a number of presidential candidates (or potential ones), including New Jersey GOV. CHRIS CHRISTIE, Wisconsin GOV. SCOTT WALKER, corporate executive CARLY FIORINA, […]

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