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Asian American Philadelphia: THREE LEADERS

Nina Ahmad by Eldon Graham Dr. Nina Ahmad has made Philadelphia her home. Now she has embarked on a mission to strengthen the bonds between all its communities. Dr. Ahmad is from Bangladesh. She left her native country and moved to the US, attending the Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Mich. Then she moved to […]

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month – Diverse Communities In Pictures

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May 12-          State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown hosts Business Owners’ Breakfast at Indigo Bleu, 3870 Lancaster Ave., 9 a.m. Helping owners and startups navigate government regs, also financial info. Free but RSVP required www.vbrownpahouse.net or (215) 879-6615. May 12-          Spring Reception is hosted for Councilman Derek Green at Union League, 140 S. Broad […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Great Turnout, Problem-Free Election – Courtesy Of Philadelphia City Commissioners

by Joe Shaheeli We respect former Councilwoman Marian Tasco and believe her when she says she had little to do as a City Commissioner, her statements leading to a full onslaught by the main media and so-called advocates of “clean government” to dump on the City Commissioners. We know the reason why her duties were […]

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Taubenberger: We Can Be Vertical Farming Hub

Philadelphia City Councilman at Large Al Taubenberger – joined by Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell C. Redding, Council President Darrell C. Clarke, and other members of City Council – has introduced two farming-related resolutions. The first calls for greater support of vertical farming, with the goal of establishing the City of Philadelphia as the world’s […]

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Pa. Has Worst Charter-School Law!

by State Rep. James Roebuck Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale recently said our state has the nation’s worst charter-school law. As Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, I agree. I have introduced legislation to reform this nearly 20-year-old law and bring much-needed accountability in performance and finances to these tax-funded, privately run schools. The […]

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May 6-            Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Committee holds Contest & Open House at Training Facility, 10401 Decatur Rd., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Competition in 5 categories. Also trade show exhibits, family fun day. For info (215) 824-2300. May 6-            State Rep. Leslie Acosta hosts Small Business Development Expo, Esperanza Coll., 4261 N. 5th St., 9 […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Doc Met Two Waterloos In Philadelphia Primary!

by Joe Shaheeli John Dougherty met his Waterloo Election Day, not once, but twice. The day before, he threw in the towel on his ambition to pay back the politically powerful Western Pennsylvania Zappala family. They had supported his campaign to win for his brother, Kevin, a State Supreme Court seat. Early on it looked […]

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Samuel Staten, Sr., Raised The Dignity And Elevated Laborers Into A Major Trade

Samuel Staten, Sr., the man who gave dignity and family-sustaining wages to the common laborer, died Tuesday at his home here in Philadelphia, leaving behind a family continued his legacy of supporting and electing candidates who understood his message of lifting up the average man and his family. A viewing be held at the Unions […]

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Apr. 28-          State Rep. John Taylor is hosted Historic Site Cigar & Wine Tasting at Colonial Dames, 1630 Latimer St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Team Taylor Co-Chair $10,000, Host $5,000, Benefactor $2,500, Patron $1,000, Individual $250. For info (215) 545-2244 or jct.uta@att.net. Apr. 28-          Councilman Mark Squilla hosts NFL Draft Party at BOP Restaurant, 220 […]

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