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City Council Teams Up With Philabundance

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A bevy of City Council people teamed up today in a bid to eliminate a growing neighborhood problem – hunger. In a visit to the Philabundance Hunger Relief Center, 3600 Galloway St., 10 Council members helped load cereal boxes from trucks before announcing a $2,000 donation that will provide 4,000 meals for the most-needy families […]

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IBX Pres. Daniel Hilferty Receives “Heart of Philly” Award

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Daniel J. Hilferty, president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross, received the Heart of Philadelphia Award last night from the American Heart Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Over 700 business professionals attended the annual gala at the Philadelphia Marriot. Among the guests were former Senator Arlen Specter, and AmeriHealth Mercy Pres. and CEO Michael Rashid. The […]

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Philly’s First Public Access TV Station Opens

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It might have taken 27 years, but Philadelphia’s first public access television station opened its permanent studio today. And its first live breaking news report: snow was falling outside its studio. PhillyCAM, The new state-of-the-art studio located a stones-throw from the Liberty Bell, 699 Ranstead Street, opened today at a ribbon cutting ceremony. Mayor Michael […]

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Taubenberger Enters Race In 172d

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Former GOP mayoral candidate Al Taubenberger has entered the race in the 172nd Legislative District. The President of the Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce is expected to face no opponent in the Primary. However, he will face Democrat Kevin Boyle in November. Rep. Boyle – brother of State Rep. Brendan Boyle – defeated long time […]

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PFT President Jerry Jordan Reelected To New Term

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Jerry T. Jordan will serve another four-year term at the helm of the state’s largest school-employee union, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, after running unopposed for President. It is only the second time in the union’s 47-year history that a standing president has run unopposed. “I am honored to have the privilege to serve our […]

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Pony Up For Mounted Police

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Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey wants to raise $3million, and he is not horsing around. The Police Dept. has saddled up with the Philadelphia Police Foundation and retailer, Macy’s, in a bid to raise $3 million for a new state-of-the-art home for the Police Dept.’s Mounted Patrol Unit on Chamounix Drive. As 12 Mounted Horses and […]

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Katz Wants Super Bowl Here For Nation’s 250th

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Former mayoral candidate Sam Katz is leading a group of forward-thinking Philadelphians who want to bring the Super Bowl to the City in 14 years. Members of the nonprofit group – USA250, Inc – want to bring the showpiece football game – as well of many other events to Philadelphia – to help the nation […]

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