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Rosita Gets Barbers’ Help To Promote Reading Books

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Pols On The Street: Democrats Sweep Phila. Special Elections As Expected

by Joe Shaheeli Councilman Ed Neilson is expected to resign shortly from his at-large council post to return to Harrisburg to serve the unfinished term of the 174th Legislative seat he had held before going to City Council. He easily trounced Republican candidate Tim Dailey with 95% of votes tallied, 2,301 to 1,383, taking almost […]

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Mastery Schools See ‘Renaissance’; Others Less So

by Tony West If you are seeking a high-performing neighborhood charter school that is rated as on track to turn around a failed public school, Mastery Charter Schools has a product for you. At this time, Universal Companies does not; nor do any of the five other providers that run “Renaissance Schools” for the School […]

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Kasich’s, Fiorina’s Debate Performances Impressed Philly GOP Social Media

by Tony West  To hear Philadelphia-area Republicans speak their minds, Ohio Gov. John Kasich won the first official Republican presidential primary debate. In bars and living-rooms around the region, they gathered to watch the top 10 hopefuls, measured by polling, handle questions and go at each other – or rather, after the Democrats for the […]

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Updated Aug. 13th

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Aug. 14-          Ken Washington is hosted Birthday Party at Cavanaugh’s River Deck, 417 N. Columbus Blvd., 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Open bar. $25/3 hr or $3 cover. Aug. 15-          State Rep. Rosita Youngblood hosts Back to School Event at Mercy Neighborhood Ministries, 1939 W. Venango St., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For free backpacks for first […]

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SOUTH PHILLY: Enjoying National Night Out

by Maria Merlino The kickoff rally celebration in Marconi Park for the 8th annual Philadelphia National Night Out is an opportunity for police, the community and businesses to come together and renew their relationship, and their efforts, to make all of Philadelphia neighborhoods safe. Monday, Aug. 3, was the official kickoff rally celebration in Marconi […]

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HEARD ON THE HILL / IN CITY HALL: Hughes Slams Republicans’ Tying Ed Funds To LCB

Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-W. Phila.) released the following statement in response to Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai’s recent comments on state budget negotiations: “I am disappointed by recent comments made by Turzai, who once again tried to link the issue of education funding to the privatization of our highly profitable state liquor-store system. “Republicans refuse […]

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Adam Lang Wants To Rebuild Phila. In 195th Race

by Tony West Adam Lang is a candidate with a cause that strikes home. His own home, in fact. Like many of his neighbors, the 10-year resident of the Sharswood neighborhood in North Philadelphia has seen his house, in which he had invested much time and money, condemned by the City in order to expand […]

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McClinton Brings Passion For Justice

by Tony West A career in the criminal-justice system has whetted Joanna McClinton’s desire to right wrongs. Her passion for uplifting her West Philadelphia community began early with her church life and education; led her to a career in the Public Defenders Association; then took her away to Harrisburg to craft policy for State Sen. […]

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pols On The Street: Boyle Vs. Sabatina Will Be Battle For 5th Senate Dist.

by Joe Shaheeli Shades of Putin! Russia’s top man keeps chiseling away at Ukraine without declaring a war. Reminiscent of his successful efforts to date is the primary 2016 scenario for the 5th Senatorial Dist. seat. Though newly filled in a special election by former State Rep. John Sabatina, this senate seat comes up for […]

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