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Are You Ready For Some Football?

By RORY McGLASSON Mayor Michael Nutter can probably throw an American football easier than he can kick a soccer ball, but that didn’t stop him trying to bend a ball like David Beckham down the art museum steps on Friday. Standing at the top of the “Rocky” steps, Mayor Nutter joined officials from Major League […]

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Schmidt Investigation Alleges Illegal Voting In Primary

City Commissioner Al Schmidt believes running an investigation of voting irregularities after each election will eventually eliminate many of the sources creating those reports. Schmidt released a report on Tuesday afternoon, completing an investigation of primary reports of irregularities. “We identified hundreds of cases of voting irregularities that warrant further investigation,” Schmidt said. As our […]

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Opening Reception for Mary Ellen Mark Photo Exhibition

Mainline contributor Bonnie Squires attends opening Reception for Mary Ellen Mark Photo Exhibition.    Send article as PDF   

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Scott Cummings Announces Vice-Presidential Bid

by RORY McGLASSON If Mitt Romney is looking for a Vice Presidential candidate who can double as a secret service agent, he might find the right guy in Philadelphia. Saying that government has become too isolated from the reality most American families face today, Scott Cummings, a longtime Northeast Philadelphia resident, threw his hat in […]

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Alliance Française To Honor Barnes Foundation Head

The Alliance Française de Philadelphie will honor Derek Gillman, of Merion, president of the Barnes Foundation, with its Ambassador of the Arts Award at the annual Bastille Day dinner event on Jul. 14 at the Independence Seaport Museum. Nancy Gabel, of Wynnewood, VP of the Alliance Française and chair of the Bastille Day event, announced […]

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Standing Room Only

In the Hallway.    Send article as PDF   

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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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