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Labor And Building Trades Workers Remembered

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Labor And Building Trades Workers Remembered

The story least reported in the press is that last year, 148 workers in the tri-state area went to work, but never returned home alive. They were killed on the job. Just this week, a construction worker fell to his death at a construction site at 20th & Parrish. The 148 deaths recorded in 2012 […]

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OUR OPINION: Spending Money To Make Money

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Philadelphia’s property-tax collections are a mess. So are its land records. So is its building-code enforcement. So is its bail enforcement…. Do we see a pattern here? All these monetary woes stem from two things: vast amounts of data poorly managed, and collaboration between different agencies poorly managed. The resulting losses are staggering: $470 million […]

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Gone, But Not Forgotten: City Pays Homage To Fallen Police & Fire Officers At Living Flame Memorial Service

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Gone, But Not Forgotten: City Pays Homage To Fallen Police & Fire Officers At Living Flame Memorial Service

By RORY McGLASSON It’s been 23 days since the city lost two firefighters in a Kensington blaze, so this year’s tribute to fallen police and fire officials was more somber than usual. Two Philadelphia Fire Department firefighters – Lt. Robert Neary and Firefighter Daniel Sweeney –died in the line of duty, following a five-alarm fire […]

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Primary Lessons: Upset In The 182nd

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Primary Lessons: Upset In The 182nd

By JOHN KROMER and DAVID LYNN Three of the incumbent State Representatives who ran for reelection in the 2012 primary were not particularly dynamic or accomplished. Their challengers were well-spoken, attractive, and well-financed. The results: One challenger won, another came close and is well positioned for a 2014 rematch, and a third lost badly. Let’s […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Sims Steals Base From Josephs

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Biggest win of this primary season went to attorney Brian Sims, who toppled veteran State Rep. Babette Josephs in the 182nd Dist. in the Democrat primary election. This district, which takes in portions of Center City and South Philadelphia, is the center of the gay community has enough strength to favor Sims becoming the first […]

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Can You Live On $5 A Day?

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Congressman Bob Brady headed a contingent of elected officials, as they joined the Jewish Federation and the Coalition Against Hunger to kick off a week-long Greater Philadelphia Food Stamp Challenge. Brady and other participants, including Mayor Michael Nutter, State Sen. Vincent Hughes, and State Reps. Vanessa Brown, Cherelle Parker, Brendan Boyle, Gene DiGirolamo and Tony […]

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Council Committee Heeds Cries Over Stiff New Stormwater rates

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ The one City agency that listens to no one, except possibly the Mayor, is the Water Dept. That’s because its Commissioner is empowered by the City Charter to set rates to insure we have enough revenue for that Department to insure we drink safe, sanitary water and we don’t drown in our […]

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PAT MURPHY: S. Philly Native Goes Down Fighting

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BY MARIA MERLINO/ Patrick Murphy held the heart of South Philadelphia Tuesday night. Murphy, a candidate for attorney general got 63.4% of the vote in Philadelphia. However, with a light voter turnout, his opponent, Kathleen Kane took the majority in upstate Pennsylvania. Fueled by a $1.75 million loan to her own campaign, Kane held a […]

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Why Brown’s ShopRites Benefit You Most

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There are ShopRites and then there are ShopRites owned by Brown’s Superstores. What makes the Brown Family-owned ShopRites unique is their constant contributions to the community and the less fortunate in the neighborhoods they serve. An example was the fact President and CEO Jeff Brown has partnered his 10 supermarkets with the Environmental Protection Agency […]

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