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POLS ON THE STREET: Stein Discrediting Both Major Parties

POLS ON THE STREET: Stein Discrediting Both Major Parties

by Joe Shaheeli Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s attempts to recount votes in three states in an effort to derail the election of Donald Trump has become a burden on both the Commonwealth’s major parties as well as those in the other two states in which she issued challenges. Party regulars know the score […]

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YOUR PUBLIC SERVANTS AT WORK, Dec. 8, 2016

Council Approves Family-Friendly Accommodation in City Facilities City Council has passed a bill that would require all city buildings and facilities with bathrooms open to the public have baby diaper-changing stations, including City Hall, recreation centers, libraries, pools and more. Currently, baby-changing tables are not required by state or federal law. Though common in women’s […]

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Updated Dec 8th

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Dec. 8- Phila. AFL-CIO hosts Christmas Party at Sheraton City Centre Hotel, 17th & Arch Sts., 12 m. By invitation. Dec. 8- State Sen. Shirley M. Kitchen is hosted Retirement Celebration at Berean Institute, 1901 W. Girard Ave., 1-3 p.m. Dec. 8- State Rep. Donna Bullock hosts Environmental Justice Mixer & Update at Community Futures […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Cortés Says Some Recounts Are Ruled out

by Joe Shaheeli We always thought Green Party candidates had a mission of sorts, but also wondered if they’d do better completing it if they supported major-party candidates. But with Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s efforts to rewrite election history by the presidential results in three states, we know now she has no sense of […]

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ANOTHER OPINION: Stop Criminalizing Politics

The news last week that former Democratic Pennsylvania House Whip Mike Veon has been awarded a new trial – after he already lost his position and served time for taking advantage of a nonprofit – is yet another case of prosecutorial overreach. As such, it has been added to the growing mound of evidence that […]

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ANOTHER OPINION: Let’s Do More than Give out Turkeys

by Otis Bullock This piece was inspired by a recent column written by Ernest Owens in Philadelphia Magazine, questioning whether politicians who give out turkeys every year are serious about addressing poverty. The question is a valid one. In a city with more than 400,000 Philadelphians living in poverty and another 200,000 living in deep […]

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Updated Dec. 1st

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Dec. 1-            Visitation BVM School hosts Christmas Concert & Silent Auction at Chestnut Hill Coll., 9601 Germantown Ave., 6-9 p.m. $100. Sponsorships available. For info: Kathleen Britt (215) 634 7280. Dec. 3-            State Rep. Stephen Kinsey is hosted Birthday Party at Temptations, #3, 220 W. Chelten Ave., 8-11 a.m. Tickets $50. Dec. 4- […]

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ANOTHER OPINION: The Permanent Interests of Black Americans

by Bob Johnson “We have no permanent enemies, no permanent friends, just permanent interests.” Former Congressman William L. Clay, Sr. (D-Mo.) enunciated this strategy at the founding of the Congressional Black Caucus in 1971. How should Black American voters respond to the tectonic political shift and the stress of a permanently divided nation that the […]

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Local Unions and Businesses Help Vets Get to Work

by Carmen Del Raval When Evan M. Wilson was honorably discharged from the US Navy in 2013, the native of Pennsauken, N.J. thought he had the world at his fingertips, thanks to his experience as an aircraft logistics specialist. But the transition to civilian life proved complicated. In his mid-20s, with a young son to […]

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S. Philly Seafood Kings Make Turkey Time Happen

by Eldon Graham Thanksgiving is the time of year where generosity among many knows no bounds. We see that type of holiday spirit all around the city and South Philadelphia it is no different. Samuels & Son Seafood Co., Inc. is an organization that normally caters to your every seafood and shellfish need. But this […]

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