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Historic Preservation in Philly Needs a Truce – and Then a Plan

Historic Preservation in Philly Needs a Truce – and Then a Plan

by Tony West Philadelphia needs a better way to handle the challenges of historic preservation as it enters a new cycle of dynamic development, Harris Steinberg told the Building Industry Association’s annual conference at the National Museum of American Jewish History on Sept. 22. He was referring to the recent outcry over Toll Brothers’ proposal […]

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A Pardon Will Soon Be Just a Click Away

by Eldon Graham Second chances for most people are sought after 10 times over by individuals or their loved ones. State Rep. Leslie Acosta (D-N. Phila.) and Lt. Gov. Mike Stack are trying their best to lend a hand. The two Democratic politicians have partnered on a new initiative to allow Pennsylvanians to become more […]

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Philly’s Elite Congratulate John Lewis for Liberty Medal

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POLS ON THE STREET: 197th Why State Rep. Leslie Acosta Need Not Resign

by Joe Shaheeli Despite the fact Democratic Party Chairman and Congressman Bob Brady asked State Rep. Leslie Acosta (D-N. Phila.) to resign her 197th Legislative Dist. seat, and the headlines have indicated she pled guilty to federal felony charges this year, the besieged legislator need not resign. Her term ends this December; that’s when she […]

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Darragh and White Battle for the Pa. 170th House Dist.

by Eldon Graham Two individuals are duking it out for a seat in the Pennsylvania House’s 170th Legislative Dist. in Northeast Philadelphia, one of the few competitive urban districts in a general election. They are Democrat Matt Darragh and Republican State Rep. Martina White. One hopes to keep her seat and continue to try to […]

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Updated Sept. 22nd

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Sep.22-            State Sen. Anthony H. Williams and Mercy Phila. Hosp. hosts Senior Expo at W. Phila. YMCA, 5120 Chestnut St., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free health screenings. Williams speaks at 12:15 p.m. Free lunch. Sep. 24-           Olney & Feltonville Walk for Education starts at 4800 Whitaker Ave., registration 8:30 a.m., walk starts 10:30 a.m., […]

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ROOSEVELT BLVD.: Can Speed Cameras Tame America’s Most Dangerous Highway?

by Tony West It was full speed ahead this morning on a pilot program to station speed cameras along Roosevelt Boulevard, as State Rep. John Taylor (R-Northeast) chaired a State House Transportation Committee hearing in City Hall Council Chambers. Taylor has authored HB 2233, and as he is the chairman of the powerful Transportation Committee […]

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EVERYDAY PEOPLE: Bobby Henon, the Quiet at the Eye of the Storm

by Denise Clay The week after Labor Day is notable for a lot of different reasons. Kids go back to school … unless it’s a blinding heat wave; the buildings in your school district are so old that they could have been used for speakeasies during Prohibition, and you don’t want your students to spontaneously […]

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South Philly Offers Fringe Festival Fun

by Victor Cappelletti The FringeArts Festival, which has always prided itself on exploring the bonds between creative pioneers and their patrons, is marking its 20th season with dozens of daring productions, including 17 South Philly-based works, including Say NoS, our poison and Birdie’s Pit Stop. Tonight through Saturday, the Jed Williams Gallery, 615 Bainbridge Street, […]

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Commonwealth Club Is Hosted in Philly

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