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WHERE IT ALL COMES TOGETHER: Ports are a vivid lesson in various ways to move

BY TONY WEST It’s easy to think of a port as nothing more than a place where ships disembark and embark, loading and unloading their goods. But that’s not the half of it. A port is more like a symphony in which different ways of travel must move together in smooth, mutually supportive exchanges. At […]

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Broad St. Line to Navy Yard Needs Traction

BY ELDON GRAHAM Public transit in Philadelphia is generally strong, save for the temporary SEPTA strike the week before 2016 election, but when you look more deeply under the microscope you’ll notice some important parts of the city are not as accessible as others. The Broad Street Orange Line reaches a wide range of Philadelphia: […]

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Mar. 23-         State Rep. Isabella Fitzgerald hosts Town Ha. Mtg. at Simons Rec Ctr., 7200 Woolston Ave., 6-8 p.m. For info: (215) 549-0220. Mar. 23-         Green Party of Phila. holds Membership Mtg. at Shissler Rec, 1800 Blair St., 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. For info: (215) 843-4256 or gpop@gpop.org. Mar. […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Write-ins Made the Difference in the Wild 197th Dist. Race

BY JOE SHAHEELI Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams may have reminded voters in the Pennsylvania’s 197th House Dist. his office’s Election Fraud Task Force would be another agency checking out problems during Tuesday’s special elections. What made his unit so effective was the fact the Task Force’s hotline was staffed by Spanish-speaking detectives, as […]

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How Linda Kerns Cleared the Ballot in the 197th

BY TONY WEST It may have been the fact Freddy Ramírez couldn’t explain if he was 59 or 69 years old that won Linda Kerns’ case for her. The endorsed Democratic candidate for the 197th Legislative Dist. had submitted reams of official documents – tax returns, bank statements, security clearances, magazine subscriptions, driver’s licenses – […]

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Krasner Tilts the DA’s Race Progressive

BY GREG SALISBURY In a district attorney’s race that is notable for the striking number of similarities between the candidates looking to succeed Seth Williams as Philadelphia’s top elected law-enforcement official, Larry Krasner stands out if for no other reason than that he is the only candidate to compare himself to former Democratic presidential candidate […]

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Judicial Ballot Positions Drawn; They’re Off and Running!

The Pennsylvania Dept. of State drew ballot positions for Philadelphia County Common Pleas and Municipal Court candidates this morning. There are 10 vacancies in Common Pleas Court. The ballot order among Democrats is: 1 Judge Stella Tsai 2 Vikki Kristiansson 3 Deborah Cianfrani 4 John Macoretta 5 Rania Major 6 Henry McGregor Sias 7 Lawrence […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Why the 197th Outcome Is Easy to Figure

BY JOE SHAHEELI We’re not sticking our neck out in suggesting Democratic 43rd Ward Leader Emilio Vázquez will be the winner of next Tuesday’s special election in the 197th Legislative Dist. We do understand a bit of the enthusiasm felt for the first time by Republican Party Chairman Joe DeFelice that GOP standard-bearer Lucinda Little […]

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Mar. 16-         Republican 57th Ward hosts St. Patrick’s Day Party at Paddy Whack’s, 9241 Roosevelt Blvd., 6-9 p.m. All you can eat & drink. Tickets $40. Mar. 17–         Judge Jimmy Lynn hosts St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast at The Plough & The Stars Restaurant, 2nd St. above Chestnut St.), 7:30 a.m. Music, dancing, songs, […]

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Joe Khan Wants to Come Back – as DA

BY GREG SALISBURY In an increasingly crowded field of Democratic candidates to become Philadelphia’s next district attorney – the field grew by one with the Tuesday addition of former prosecutor Jack O’Neill – it can be a challenge to stand out from the pack. There are only so many positions to stake out and reforms […]

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