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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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CITY HALL SAM: Is Nutter Betting On Casinos Now?

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MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER seems to have solidified his position with regards to a second casino license in Philadelphia. The Mayor is now adamantly in favor of it. Previously he was trying to have his cake and eat it too by siding with the good-government anti-gaming neighbors. Now, he’s beating the drum for the economic power […]

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New Walmart Store Creates 300 Jobs In Port Richmond

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A polish string band greeted hundreds of customers as they entered Philadelphia’s newest supermarket in Port Richmond. The newest Walmart store, now one of five stores in Philadelphia, located at Aramingo Crossings Shopping Center, 2200 Wheatsheaf Lane is a boon to an area hit hard from the recession. The store employs 300 workers from the […]

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Election Day: Philly Voters To Decide Attorney General Primary Race?

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by RORY McGLASSON Patrick Murphy knows Philadelphia and its neighboring suburbs must vote en masse for him today to defeat Kathleen Kane in the race to carry the Democratic flag for attorney general. The race for attorney general could prove to be the most interesting race today in Pennsylvania. Kane and Murphy have been fighting […]

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Philly Pols Working Hard For Votes On Election Eve

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BY RORY McGLASSON Political candidates in Philadelphia were knocking on doors, greeting commuters and shoppers on election eve as the clock ticked down to Tuesday’s election. In Northeast Philadelphia, Democrat Ed Neilson, a candidate in the 169th district and Attorney General candidate Patrick Murphy teamed up to canvass for votes at the Academy shopping center. […]

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Philly’s Latest Boxing Champ Danny Garcia Honored At City Hall; Has His Sights On Mayweather, Pacquiao Fight

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by RORY McGLASSON Could Philadelphia’s latest world boxing champion be set for superstardom? Danny “Swift” García seems to think so. The current WBC Light Welterweight Champion was presented a city citation at a special ceremony hosted by Mayor Michael Nutter, Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. and Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez today. During the presentation ceremony, Garcia […]

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