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POLS ON THE STREET: Fattah Facing Strong Foes

POLS ON THE STREET: Fattah Facing Strong Foes

by Joe Shaheeli To those in the know, politics remains local – maybe not so much to the average voter who gets his political knowledge from television tidbits, but to the rank and file and leadership of both parties in this city and state. That’s why now elbowing the political machinations of the national presidential […]

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Updated Feb. 11th

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Feb. 11-          State Rep. Pam DeLissio hosts Town Hall Mtg. at Roxborough Mem. Hosp. Wolcoff Aud., 5800 Ridge Ave., 7 p.m. Topic is safety on Henry Ave. State & City officials to attend. For info www.pahouse.com/DeLissio. Feb. 11-          Micah Mahjoubian hosts Democratic Presidential Debate Watching Party at John Anderson Apts., 251 S. 13th […]

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DARRELL CLARKE: Public Servant Of The Year 2016

In weighing our choices for the Philadelphia Public Record’s 2016 Public Servant of the Year, our editorial team had to ask ourselves: Who was the linchpin of City government in 2015 and will remain the linchpin of City government in 2016, despite a mayoral turnover? Who has grappled with all the major issues of Philadelphia […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Voters Sour On Pa. Government

by Joe Shaheeli If Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf were pitted against the Republican-controlled General Assembly in a two-way race right now, Wolf would win by a landslide. So says a Franklin & Marshall College Poll conducted Jan. 18-23. “The January Poll shows more registered voters continue to hold the State legislature (52%) than the Governor […]

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Positive Force Offers Free Self-Defense Classes For Women

By Maria Merlino Who trained with Chuck Norris? 6th Degree Master Joe Pennisi did. 6th Degree Master Hugo Armando said the class teaches women how to identify and prevent dangerous situations. Women will also learn hands-on defense training in the two-month weekly course. The course has foundations in education and awareness that also includes lecture, […]

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Philly Free School Offers Public, Private School Alternative

by Cassie Hepler The Philly Free School, located at 2001 Christian Street, was founded in 2011 by a group of parents, educators and community members. It is a democratic free school, modeled after the Sudbury Valley School (1968) in Massachusetts, and Summerhill (1921) in England. PFS’s founders wanted to create a school where students would […]

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Updated Jan. 4th

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Feb. 4-            State Rep. W. Curtis Thomas hosts “Bridging the Gaps Community Building, Behavioral Health & Wellness” Town Hall Mtg. at Temple Stud. Activity Ctr., 13th St. & Montgomery Ave., 4-8 p.m. Addressing the challenges. Focuses on challenges facing youth. Refreshments. For info Mrs. Natal (215)560-3261, ext. 27. Feb. 4-            Republican City Committee […]

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OUR OPINION: Voters, Please Sign Nominating Petitions

Nominating petitions are being circulated by political campaigners to get their candidates on the primary ballot for the Republican and Democratic Parties this spring. They have 19 days left to meet their quota and turn in their petitions to Harrisburg. They need voters to help. Voters who are registered in the party their candidate is […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Petition Season Brings Politicians To The People

by Joe Shaheeli Pennsylvania’s political footsoldiers threw themselves into the tough entry-level task facing those who would run for state or national office in the Apr. 26 primary election: circulating nominating petitions to get their candidates on the ballot. This is tedious and often chilly work as well – doubly so this season, as much […]

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Tom Stoppard’s New Play Is Worth Seeing!

By Bonnie Squires Tom Stoppard’s newest play, “The Hard Problem”, at the Wilma Theater, challenges the audience in many ways, but allows us to understand some of his characters’ dilemmas.  It takes a minute or so to figure out that the people seated in rows behind the stage but visible throughout the production are, in […]

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