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POLS ON THE STREET: Rendell Said ‘No’ To Lewis; Now Mourns His Loss

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Former Gov. Ed Rendell told an audience in South Philadelphia he could have been on the plane that crashed and killed his friend, Philanthropist Lewis Katz and six others on Saturday night. Rendell, speaking at the historic Philadelphia Little Shul, 2015 S. 4th Street on Sunday, broke down in tears after telling […]

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OUR OPINION: Maya Angelou, Lewis Katz

The Lesson —Maya Angelou   I keep on dying again. Veins collapse, opening like the Small fists of sleeping Memory of old tombs, Rotting flesh and worms do Not convince me against The challenge. The years And cold defeat live deep in Lines along my face. They dull my eyes, yet I keep on dying, […]

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ANOTHER OPINION: It’s Wise To Sell PGW

BY STATE REP. BILL KELLER/ The possible sale of PGW by the City to UIL Holdings is, in my opinion, a wonderful opportunity for Philadelphia. For over 20 years, I, along with other elected officials, worked diligently to bring dredging of the Delaware River to our region so that Philadelphia could reap the financial rewards. […]

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HEARD ON THE HILL / IN CITY HALL: Budgeteers Face Dwindling Returns

State and City revenue collections have been less than anticipated this year. Reviewing each line in the budget, House budgeteers are looking at expenditures which can be reduced and changes to tax credits which may no longer be affordable, as well as considering responsible revenue sources, such as fully privatizing the adult beverage industry. The […]

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Jun. 12-         State Rep. Rosita C. Youngblood hosts Victory & Thank You Party at Pegasus Room, 5534 Pulaski Ave., 6-10 p.m., marking her 11th term as 198th Dist. legislator. For info Sheila Armstrong (267) 972-2484. Jun. 12-         Unveiling of portrait of Hon. D. Webster Keogh at City Hall, Courtrm. 653, 4 p.m. Jun. […]

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How Philly Commemorated Memorial Day

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POLS ON THE STREET: Look For A Summer Full Of Gubernatorial Ads

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Distinguishing this summer from Memorial Day through to Labor Day will be the presence of the Pennsylvania gubernatorial campaign on television and online media. That activity will go unnoticed by the rank and file of both political parties, save for the hardcore activists who show up at Brady Beach Party and the […]

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ANOTHER OPINION: Take A Hard Look At P.G.W. Sale

BY COUNCILWOMAN MARIAN TASCO/ After taking more than four years to arrive at a decision to sell PGW, the Nutter administration is now pushing for a rush to judgment by City Council regarding one of the most-significant decisions this City will ever make. People are coming out of the woodwork to support the Mayor’s position. […]

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FUMO’S BACK! Columbus School Honors Its Founders

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WITH THE UNIONS: Teachers’ Union Leaders Demand Full School Funding

AFT President Randi Weingarten, PFT President Jerry Jordan and AFT-PA President Ted Kirsch are asking Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett for full school funding following report of a 7-year-old, whose death might have been prevented had a nurse been on hand. “Dear Governor Corbett: “Since you took office in 2011, you slashed school funding by $1 […]

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