Home » Entries posted by Sana (Page 123)
Entries posted by Sana Dows

Fmr. British PM Tony Blair Attempts To Bring Peace Between Flyers-Penguins Fans

Comments Off on Fmr. British PM Tony Blair Attempts To Bring Peace Between Flyers-Penguins Fans

BY RORY McGLASSON/ Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was in town to accept the International Statesman Award from the World Affairs Council on Tuesday night. Mr. Blair was presented a crystal bowl at the Hyatt at the Bellevue from World Affairs Council of Philadelphia vice chairman Frank Hermance. After accepting his award, Mr. Blair […]

Share
Continue reading …

Dr. King Historical Marker Unveiled In South Philly

Comments Off on Dr. King Historical Marker Unveiled In South Philly

An historical marker dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was unveiled in South Philadelphia today. The marker commemorates the appearance in 1965 of the civil-rights leader at the former Hawthorne housing project. About 2,300 people attended the Hawthorne rally to listen to Dr. King speak on his visit to South Philadelphia in 1965, according […]

Share
Continue reading …

Power Evident Behind Ed Neilson In 169th Legislative District Race

Comments Off on Power Evident Behind Ed Neilson In 169th Legislative District Race

“Take two pretzels,” a campaign volunteer of Edward Neilson told a supporter. “And don’t forget to vote twice for Ed Neilson.” Mummers, pretzels, roast beef hoagies and water ice were some of the Philly-style treats ward leaders, elected officials and others enjoyed at Neilson’s campaign office opening at 3356 Grant Avenue. It was obvious Neilson’s […]

Share
Continue reading …

ALL-STAR Labor Classic Nets Funds For United Cerebral Palsy

Comments Off on ALL-STAR Labor Classic Nets Funds For United Cerebral Palsy

Philadelphia’s labor community celebrated a slam dunk at Sunday’s ALL-STAR Labor Classic. Dozens of local union members and labor leaders played their part raising money for United Cerebral Palsy Foundation at the 25th Annual All Star Labor Classic held at Upper Dublin High School. Labor leaders took to court with with some young basketball stars […]

Share
Continue reading …

Unmasking The Face Of Philly’s Best Kept Secret: Archedream

Comments Off on Unmasking The Face Of Philly’s Best Kept Secret: Archedream

A world-renowned theatre group has found a new home on Mifflin Street. Now they hope its neighbors get to know who they are. It seems bizarre that Archedream for Humankind, a blacklight mask dance and theater company that seeks to evoke “archetypes,” is well-known around the world, but not in its hometown. It’s true, though. […]

Share
Continue reading …

If Blondell Had A Son, Would She Name Him Trayvon Martin?

Comments Off on If Blondell Had A Son, Would She Name Him Trayvon Martin?

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown has been following the Trayvon Martin case from day one – the at-Large council lady released the following statement this afternoon: “I have been following the Trayvon Martin case from day one, and today President Obama stopped me in my tracks with his simple but profound statement: ‘If I had a […]

Share
Continue reading …

Roebuck, City Pols Laud Young Artists At City Hall

Comments Off on Roebuck, City Pols Laud Young Artists At City Hall

A host of city politicians attended the opening reception of a unique artist exchange program at City Hall today. Philly Record correspondent Bonnie Squires was at City Hall to see what was happening on the fifth floor.    Send article as PDF   

Share
Continue reading …

Matrix Fights 5 Draws MMA Fans To South Philly “Octagon”

Comments Off on Matrix Fights 5 Draws MMA Fans To South Philly “Octagon”

Over 1,500 Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fans raised the roof at the Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall at Jimmy Binns’ Matrix Fights 5. MMA fights fans went home happy after crowd favorite, Sam Orepeza defeated Aung La Nsang in the main event. Now in its fifth year, Matrix Fights has a burgeoning reputation for bringing […]

Share
Continue reading …

“Johnny Doc” Can Rock

Comments Off on “Johnny Doc” Can Rock

Electricians union boss John Dougherty has many strings to his bow: ward leader, power politician, labor leader, Irish Parade Grand Marshal – but rock star? During last weekend’s Irish festivities, Dougherty proved he can hold his own playing the six-string and jam with the best of them. When Dougherty or “Johnny Doc” as he is […]

Share
Continue reading …

STILL ARMY STRONG: PTSD Vet – Abused By His Officers – Still Fights For Justice

Comments Off on STILL ARMY STRONG: PTSD Vet – Abused By His Officers – Still Fights For Justice

John Cicirello wakes up at 3 a.m. every morning after another sleepless night. He washes his face and hands about seven times, dabs a little cologne, and walks out into the South Philadelphia night. For 27 years now, Cicirello, of the 600 block of Wharton Street, worries about the people of Philadelphia so much, he […]

Share
Continue reading …