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CITY HALL SAM: Williams Cleaning Up In Mayor’s Race

CITY HALL SAM: Williams Cleaning Up In Mayor’s Race

STATE SEN. ANTHONY WILLIAMS leads the mayoral fundraising race in the early reports. All the pundits snickered the amount of money raised by the candidates was a pittance compared to previous elections. But it looks like Williams will once again be funded by his close allies in the education-reform movement, including JOEL GREENBERG. He raised $5.6 […]

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Philadelphia PILOTS Steam Ahead … To An Uncertain Port

by Tony West An effort to recover revenues from large nonprofit institutions in Philadelphia sailed through City Council yesterday. With a 15-1 vote it passed a resolution written by Councilman at Large Wilson Goode, Jr. “calling on the Nutter Administration to pursue PILOTs (payments in lieu of taxes) or voluntary contributions from large nonprofit institutions […]

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Bringing The Mummers Back To South Philly?

Do Any Of You South Philadelphians And Former Devotees Really Care? This is something that I wanted to put out there for everyone to take a look at. It’s my suggestion, but I think this is something worth considering for the 2016 Mummers Day Parade. Let’s try this for the march back up Broad Street […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Republican Martina White Is Victor In 170th District

by Joe Shaheeli In the campaign fiercely waged by both Democrat Sarah Del Ricci and Republican Martina White to take possession of the 170th General Assembly seat and fill the unexpired term of former State Representative Brendon Boyle, veteran political activist attorney Harold Rosenthal, a voter in the district, likened it to a political blitzkrieg. […]

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Cindy Bass Rides To Rescue Of Germantown YMCA

by Joe Shaheeli The Germantown YMCA, a wreck and a half, stands alongside Vernon Park in Germantown, testimony to the fact millions of dollars invested in it by the City and various nonprofits have gone everywhere else but to this historical relic. Because of years of neglect, while the money was misspent, it became the […]

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Skepticism Surrounds Pa. Convention Center Claim It Cut Labor Costs

While the Pennsylvania Convention Center released a report claiming lower labor costs at this year’s Auto Show compared to last year’s, a contractor who worked both shows says, “That’s just not true.” The contractor, who asked that his name not be used for fear of reprisal from management, said, “this year’s Auto Show was much […]

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Updated Mar. 26th

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Mar. 26-         GOP Breakfast Series, at Racquet Cl., 215 S 16th St. , open 7:15 a.m., Speaker David Thornburgh, President, Committee of Seventy, 7:45 a.m. Free. Mar. 26-         State Rep. Leslie Acosta hosts 197 Oportunidades Para Trabajar: Opportunities to Work at Lenfest Ctr., 3890 N. 10th St., 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Résumé-writing workshop 9:30 a.m., […]

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By Cassie Hepler Vince Motto, a local paralegal by day, has been playing the part of Easter bunny at night for a long time. For over 10 years, he has been hand crafting Easter baskets with his daughter Nicole Motto for the children at St. Christopher’s Hospital Oncology Division. “The hospital’s oncology department asked me […]

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Going Underground With U-Bahn

by Cassie Hepler If you think U-Bahn, 1320 Chestnut Street, is just another new restaurant and craft-beer joint, you’ve got it all wrong. By day, the musicians’ stage flips into three flat-screen TVs; perfect for Skyping business meetings from around the world and, of course, 18 craft beers on tap with amazing snacks (including a […]

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SOUTH PHILLY: Business Association Honors Persons Of Year

by Maria Merlino Last Thursday, Mar. 12, Galdo’s Entertainment & Catering Complex at 20th & Moyamensing Avenue was bustling with dignitaries, family, friends and colleagues of 2nd Dist. Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, State Rep. Maria Donatucci and businessman Jay Agnes. The South Philadelphia Business Association honored each of them as Person of the Year. An open […]

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