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OUR OPINION: Activists, Come Home to Philadelphia

Those who are going to Washington to show our next president their disapproval or to indicate their support for his new “revolution” will find Saturday morning you will again all be united by shared concerns our great and beloved city is going through a series of changes, some for the better, and others for the […]

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MLK Day of Service Around Philadelphia

THOUSANDS of people took to the streets on Martin Luther King Day, from Independence Hall to historic Mother Bethel Church, in a call for social justice. Photo by Eldon Graham UNION activists like these from UniteHere were vigorous participants in the MLK Day march through Center City. Photo by Bill Myers THIS celebrated political movement […]

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Updated Jan 19th

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Jan. 20-           Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown presents Dr. Martin Luther King Breakfast at Gas Workers Local 686, 9190 Marshall St. (enter off Welsh Rd. at Citizens Bank), 8-9:30 a.m. Honoring 2017 Outstanding Labor Awardees Anthony Gallagher and Evon Sutton. Champions of Labor $2,500, Friends of Labor $1,000, Supporters of Labor $500, Activists of Labor […]

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What Lies Beneath Philadelphia’s Pothole Epidemic

by Cassie Hepler Pothole season is upon us as winter’s fury sinks its teeth into our roads. But potholes have been getting worse in recent winters. And the problem is not caused by fiercer weather but by human neglect. In the end, it’s the motorists who pay the price when their tax dollars are not […]

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Back On The Hill … 201st General Assembly Inauguration

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Updated Jan. 5th

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Jan. 7-             State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown hosts Bus Trip to Pa. Farm Show, departing at 1435 N. 52nd St., 9 a.m. For info: (215) 879-6615. Jan. 10-           S. Phila. Business Ass’n holds General Membership Mtg. at Popi’s Restaurant, 3120 S. 20th St., 6 p.m. Cash bar. $40. Jan. 13- State Sen. John […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Businessman Wolf Is Now Politician Wolf

by Joe Shaheeli Gov. Tom Wolf is getting to look more like a politician than the good businessman he touted himself as in his successful campaign to win that office. Now, as he enters the last half of his four-year term, he is getting to look more like a political leader seeking re-election to a […]

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Cephas Takes Wynnefield Ways to Harrisburg

by Tony West To understand incoming State Rep. Morgan Cephas, get to know Wynnefield. Wynnefield doesn’t control most of the votes in W. Philadelphia’s 192nd Legislative Dist. But it has become a favored home for Black leadership in Philadelphia. When veteran incumbent State Rep. Louise Bishop ran afoul of the law, a discreet power struggle […]

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State Commits $300 Million to Port of Philadelphia, but PRPA Staff Is Slashed

by Joe Shaheeli When Gov. Tom Wolf joined US Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), elected officials and stakeholders to tout a comprehensive Capital Investment Program at the Port of Philadelphia, proponents of Southport grew worried. Would their long effort to create additional super-modern terminals with the development of Southport’s acreage be consigned to a page in […]

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Updated Dec. 29th

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 Dec. 29-          Kwanzaa 50th Anniversary Program at W. Phila. HS, 4901 Chestnut St., 6-8 Adults $10, Seniors and Children $8. Featuring creator of Kwanzaa, Dr. Maulana Karenga. For info: (215) 385-0214. Dec. 30-          State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown hosts Kwanzaa at African American Museum, 701 Arch St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cultural presentations, performances, […]

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