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Update March 27th

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Mar. 27-        Friends of Blondell Reynolds Brown host Women United for Progress at Independence Visitors Ctr., Liberty Ballrm., 599 Market St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. For info RSVP Lindsey (267) 275-2120. Mar. 27-        State Rep. Mark Cohen holds Business Owners Interest Mtg. at Tio Pepe Restaurant, 6618 Castor Ave., 6-7 p.m. Host of city officials […]

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Dems Face Busy Primary Challenges

BY TONY WEST/ If their petitions hold up, a host of firefights will liven up two State Senate primary races in Philadelphia as well as most State House races. It’s the year of the challenger, that’s for sure. Spiking ambitions in the 2014 Democratic primary is this is the first election in which redistricting from […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Should Kane Sue Inquirer?

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Our congratulations to Attorney General Kathleen Kane for showing the mettle it takes to make tough decisions. She closed out an Abscam-type investigation that began three Attorneys General before her. The investigation was a farce. It was set up by a wire-wearer who was slated for a big-time sentence and armed with […]

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Ward Fights Galore In This Heated Spring

BY TONY WEST/ It will be a hot spring for Philly grass-roots politics. Fifteen of the city’s 66 Wards are seeing various degrees of challenge inside the Democratic Party. “Ward fights,” they’re called. “This is a big year for fights,” said Tim Dowling, Philadelphia City Commissioners’ election maven. “Fights” are of different kinds and not […]

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OUR OPINION: Housing For All

Location, location, location. Philadelphia’s biggest problem is also its greatest asset: underused real estate where people are neither living nor working. Our 40,000 abandoned lots help nobody. As a city, we should sell as much of this land as possible, as fast as possible. Much of our inner city is now salable at market rate. […]

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Crowd Salutes Wendell Young At Public Servant Of Year Gala 2014

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PUBLIC SERVANT OF THE YEAR 2014: Wendell Young IV Honored

The Philadelphia Public Record Newspapers are pleased to announce the 13th Public Servant of the Year award goes to Wendell Young IV, for his contributions to the City of Philadelphia, the State of Pennsylvania and organized labor everywhere. He is being honored at a gala banquet this evening at Swan Caterers starting at 6:30 p.m. […]

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MARIJUANA TIME: Kenney To Introduce Pot Bill

BY RORY MCGLASSON/ If the entire city of Philadelphia smoked a joint at the same time, there would be peace in the City of Brotherly Love for at least an hour – followed by a citywide cheesesteak shortage. But Councilman Jim Kenney’s marijuana bill isn’t about promoting pot-smoking; it’s about saving the City’s Police Dept. […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Labor United Behind Tartaglione

State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione (D-Kensington) launched her campaign for reelection last week with a rally featuring top political, civic, labor and religious leaders from across the 2nd Dist. and the city of Philadelphia. Speakers at the campaign kickoff included Congressman Bob Brady (D-Phila.), State Sens. Vincent J. Hughes and Anthony Hardy Williams (both D-W. […]

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1st Ward Blasts Karen Brown

It could be a first in Philly politics.But with petitions filed this week, it is clear why the Democratic 1st Ward’s New Generation 1 PAC has sent out a huge mailing to many of its priority voters blasting Karen Brown. The glitzy 7-x-9-inch mailer figured Brown’s face, slightly distorted and mouth wide open, on its […]

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