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PHILAPORT 2017: Deeper Channel Will Transform Trade

PHILAPORT 2017: Deeper Channel Will Transform Trade

BY TONY WEST It will have taken 35 years to move five feet in the Delaware River – but they are five big feet. Five feet deeper. By this time next year, the channel-deepening project will have been completed. From an initial study by the Delaware River Port Authority in 1983, this project has consumed […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: More Gaming a Loser, City Pols Say

BY JOE SHAHEELI As Pennsylvania’s government slides closer to the traditional (although often breached) annual budget deadline of July 1, a crucial piece of sausage-making is starting to smell even before it emerges from the grinder. That’s the preliminary report on a measure put forth by the Republican General Assembly caucuses to paper over part […]

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Jun. 22-          Tribute to Commissioner Lisa Deeley is held at Field House, 1150 Filbert St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets $250 up. RSVP deeleyforphilly.com. Jun. 29-          State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown hosts Citywide Job Fair at Deliverance Evangelistic Ch. Fellow Ha., 2001 W. Lehigh Ave., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Employers, workshops on résumé writing, wardrobe & […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Pension Deal Is Sweet for Wolf

BY JOE SHAHEELI Coming to grips with an important piece of Pennsylvania’s looming pension-funding overhang was a bipartisan coup that should make most incumbents look competent and responsible. By our take, though, it is obvious Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is the prime winner. That’s because most Republicans in the General Assembly hold safe seats. Barring […]

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OPINION: How to Balance Pennsylvania’s Budget

BY PETER J. WIRS Pennsylvania has had a balanced budget for two years now. The problem: our governor and legislators don’t know it. As one of three legislative mediators requested by a Senate GOP leader to bridge the gap, not only can I say that the budget is balanced, by enacting remedial legislation, but once […]

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Jun. 15-          State Rep. Emilio Vázquez hosts Senior Fair at Mann Older Adult Ctr. & Rivera Rec. Ctr., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Lunch 12:30 p.m. Assistance in English and Spanish.  Registration required for lunch. For info: (215) 457-5281. Jun. 15-          State Sen. Art Haywood partners with Phila. CeaseFire on “Peace in the Northwest” at […]

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Parking Officers Learn to Fight Terrorism

BY TONY WEST “You are part of the bigger picture,” Philadelphia Parking Authority Executive Director Clarena Tolson told a roomful of her officers on June 1, as they prepared to learn how to combat terrorism. During that day, all 200 PPA officers were given a briefing by Philadelphia Police Department counterterrorism Detective Joseph Rovnan. He […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: ‘Hot Summer’ Could Fire Nov. Race in Philadelphia

BY JOE SHAHEELI Just when it seemed – as the Democratic municipal primary election unfolded – that “tough on crime” was no longer a winning campaign slogan, there are increasing signs that street violence may re-emerge as a major political concern. When Councilman David Oh (at Large) was stabbed in an attempted carjacking in front […]

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Jun. 7-            State Sen. Larry Farnese hosts Spring Event at Waterworks, 640 Waterworks Dr., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sponsors $5,000, Hosts $2,500, Tickets $1,000. For info: Taylor Daukaus (267) 671-7208 or farnese2016@gmail.com. Jun. 8-            Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown hosts Arts & Culture Fundraiser at Bridget Foy’s, 200 South St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets $50. For info: […]

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Movers and Shakers Mark ‘Power 100’

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