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Jun. 25-          64th Ward Democrats Lorri & Marty Bednarek host Reception honoring Councilman Bobby Henon at Nat’l Society of Colonial Dames, 1630 Latimer St., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets $150, $250 couple, $500 sponsor. RSVP (215) 698-9400, ext. 1505 or Jimmy Lewis (215) 207-6628. Jun. 25-          Father Judge teacher Tim Dailey is seeking nomination for vacant […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: This Week Is Deadline For Legislative Refills

by Joe Shaheeli If you want to be one of those hankering to be the candidate to fill one of three vacant seats to be contested in a special election Aug. 11, then pay attention to what we write here. You already know House Speaker Mike Turzai called for special elections to be held on […]

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OUR OPINION: Philadelphia’s Amazing Port!

Few Philadelphians, other than the thousands who make decent, family-sustaining living wages working there, know how beneficial to all of us is this Port of ours founded over three centuries ago by William Penn.   Because its terminals almost daily welcome ships bearing fruits in the dead of winter, we get first dibs through the […]

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PORT OF PHILADELPHIA: Controller Studies Southport’s Potential

In a report released earlier this year, City Controller Alan Butkovitz analyzed in detail the impact of developing Southport on jobs and revenue. Several different options were examined; all would have strong economic benefits for the city and region, he found. Excerpts are below. Controller Alan L. Butkovitz … analyzed the three most‐discussed uses for […]

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When Budget Is Settled – Look For Cuts, Cuts, Cuts, Especially In Health Services

The Republican-controlled Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf are battling each other as to who has the budget which would treat Philadelphia well. No matter which way this cookie crumbles, destined to suffer will be health-care services for people with disabilities and vulnerable children. As analysts have studied the budget proposal, submitted […]

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Jun. 25-          64th Ward Democrats Lorri & Marty Bednarek host Reception honoring Councilman Bobby Henon at Nat’l Society of Colonial Dames, 1630 Latimer St., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets $150, $250 couple, $500 sponsor. RSVP (215) 698-9400, ext. 1505 or Jimmy Lewis (215) 207-6628. Jun. 25-          Father Judge teacher Tim Dailey is seeking nomination for vacant […]

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SOUTH PHILLY: Tables Overflow At Police Banquet

by Maria Merlino The annual 1st Police Dist. Banquet was so well populated that owner Lou Galdo had to add several additional tables of 10 in his banquet hall to accommodate the crowd. Three officers who gave up their lives in call of duty and two officers who miraculously recovered were honored on May 28, […]

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Unveiling Our Lady: Guadalupe Statue Revealed!

by Maria Merlino The dream of Sister M. Paula Sister Paula Beierschmitt, IHM president and founder of The American Academy of the Sacred Arts, came true as the huge bronze statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe was installed on the left hand side of the church at Basilica of SS. Peter & Paul. She died […]

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SOUTH PHILLY: Have A Beef With Parking?

Could Building Plan Hurt Beef Trust? Bella Vista may be getting more than just cheesesteak tourists. The developer of a property at 9th & Wharton streets, Paul Mirabello, proposes building a four-story, 18-unit apartment complex with five commercial stores… with no on-site parking. As everyone knows, it’s rough to find parking in South Philadelphia as […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Sabatina Sworn In For 5th Senate Seat

State Sen. John P. Sabatina, Jr. (D-Northeast) dropped the “elect” after his title when he was sworn into the 5th Dist. Senate Seat Tuesday in a ceremony on the floor of the Pennsylvania Senate. Sabatina was elected to lead the 5th Senatorial Dist. in a May 19 special election. “It’s been an honor to represent […]

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