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by Dr. Bill Miller The agitating Ebola emergency has captured headlines. There are some who undoubtedly assume that this kind of epidemic is unusual. However, localized epidemic disease has been a part of the biological system of the planet since the origin of life. Pandemics in which the spread of disease can encompass a continent […]

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Reports continue to report of the growing shortage of physicians facing the nation, Rather than deal with that shortage, the trend is to find ways to replace physicians with cheaper alternatives, a practice known in other industries as de-skilling. Remapping Debate explains a signature feature of the way public policy tends to be decided in […]

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Health Partners Foundation  Awards College Scholarships

Health Partners Foundation gave four students college scholarships and honored 100 students for perfect attendance during its “Be There!” perfect attendance and Make Dreams Reality scholarship luncheon. The perfect attendance and scholarship programs recognize students for their exemplary achievements, while aiming to teach them the importance of education. During the ceremony, FBI Community Outreach Specialist […]

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A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the City by the Institute for Justice and a group of Philadelphians seeks to end the Civil forfeiture laws in Philadelphia, which allow law enforcement officials to seize private property, sell it and pocket the proceeds—even if the property owner is never charged with a crime. Presently property […]

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Council Plan Understands Communities Are The Key

PlanPhilly reporter Jared Brey contributed to this report Talk to any native Philadelphian about their neighborhood and they’ll swear it’s one of the greatest. That may be what they feel, but often the crime and poverty stats and the tax burdens heaped on them through recent years may spell out the fact, it’s a neighborhood which you […]

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ROCKY Balboa comes to life for rerun up the 9th Street Italian Market followed by youthful fans as they ran by Pat’s Steaks to convince visiting Democratic National Convention Selection Committee Philly’s the place for the national convention, while Frank Olivieri, III, welcomes Mayor Michael Nutter and Ed Rendell who headed the visitors to sample the […]

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Carpenters, Letter Carriers Join In Each Other’s Struggles

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Pope St. John Paul II’s Liquid Blood On Display

Blood of Pope St. John Paul II’s in liquid state, considered a “first-class” relic by the Catholic Church, will be on display for veneration at Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter & Paul, 18th & the Parkway, this weekend. Times are on Saturday, 5:15 p.m.; and Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3 […]

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Pols On The Street: If Trujillo Announces, Who Bounces?

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Last week we reported the possibility of two Latinos showing an interest in running for Mayor, only to remember we forgot a third, who has long been considered a serious contender. That was Nelson Diaz, who has long been under consideration. He joins Richard Negrin and Ken Trujillo. All are well known […]

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PA. 4TH SENATE DIST.: Contender Art Haywood

BY TONY WEST/ Art Haywood knows his way around housing in this city. If he succeeds in replacing State Sen. LeAnna Washington (D-Northwest) in the 4th Senatorial Dist., he will soon be keeping a watchful eye on the real estate of 250,000 people in Northwest Philadelphia and Cheltenham, Abington and Springfield in Montgomery Co.   […]

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