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John’s Roast Pork Wants Your Bone Marrow!

by Cassie Hepler Everyone in the city knows John Bucci, Jr. Maybe not personally, but you’ve at least tried his delicious pork sandwiches in South Philly on Snyder Avenue. Well, there was a point in time where the company might have needed a new name when Bucci came down with a potentially fatal diagnosis of […]

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Stack: State Aims to Smooth Path for Pardons

More criminal pardons are in the works, thanks to efforts by Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration to speed up the works. That was the message brought home to Philadelphia by native son Lt. Gov. Mike Stack, who chairs the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons. Speaking at a workshop at Dixon House in South Philadelphia organized by Unity […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Time for Philly Election Workers to Change Any Foolish Ways

by Joe Shaheeli It’s obvious the political pool fed by this City and State, especially the City of Philadelphia, has drawn fishhooks from the feds, who have proven they can’t fish nearly so well in waters where drugs flow freely. Pennsylvania is now inundated with heroin, for instance. But in Philly, constantly changing ethical rules […]

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Auditor General: DOE Must Check Charter-School Rent Payments

State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said his latest audit of one charter-school system in Allegheny County shows the Pennsylvania Dept. of Education continues to divert millions of dollars from classrooms to the bank accounts of some charter-school operators, without proper checks. The audit of the Propel Charter School System questioned lease reimbursement provided by PDE […]

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The first of the class of “Neo-Panamax” shipping vessels called at the Port of Philadelphia  Aug. 3 to begin a new phase of transport along the Delaware River. The MSC Sophia Celeste, an 8,800 TEU (20-foot Equivalent Unit) vessel operated by the Mediterranean Shipping Co., docked at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia […]

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Aug. 12-          Councilman Mark Squilla hosts Summer Soirée at Keenan’s Pub, 113 Olde New Jersey Ave., N. Wildwood, N.J., 7-10 p.m. Gen. Adm. $30. Sponsorships $1,000, $2,500, $5,000. For info: Brittany (215) 893-4281. Aug. 12-13-    Nicetown CDC hosts 2-day festival and Walk for Peace at 4300 block of Germantown Ave., starting at 12 […]

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Carpenters’ Union Stands With Hillary Clinton

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In Advance of Her DNC Speech, Katie McGinty Talks to Pa. Delegation

by Greg Salisbury Courtesy City & State PA Perhaps it was a case of convention fatigue setting in, or perhaps it was the fear of getting Berned again by a featured speaker who didn’t show, but Thursday morning’s Pennsylvania Delegation breakfast was by far the most-sparsely attended of the DNC, despite featuring an appearance by […]

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DNC: Pa. Delegation Starts the Day with a Bang – Not Boos

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DNC: Protests Galore Filled Philadelphia’s Streets

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