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Updated Dec. 29th

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 Dec. 29-          Kwanzaa 50th Anniversary Program at W. Phila. HS, 4901 Chestnut St., 6-8 Adults $10, Seniors and Children $8. Featuring creator of Kwanzaa, Dr. Maulana Karenga. For info: (215) 385-0214. Dec. 30-          State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown hosts Kwanzaa at African American Museum, 701 Arch St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cultural presentations, performances, […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Port Investments Make for a Merry Christmas

GOV. TOM WOLF and LT. GOV. MIKE STACK played the role of Santa Claus and announced an early Christmas present to the folks of Southeastern Pennsylvania. And what did they leave under the tree for the good people of SEPA? A $300-million capital investment in the Port of Philadelphia. This investment will improve several port […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: DA’s Primary May See More Challengers

by Joe Shaheeli District Attorney Seth Williams, based on his past primaries, has a lock on about 42% of the Democrats who normally vote in that municipal election. Those are the African American voters, who tend to support candidates from their own community, given a choice. Since all of his announced challengers to date are […]

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Updated Dec. 22

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Dec. 27- Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and SWPDS host Kwanzaa Celebration at Kingsessing Rec. Ctr., 50th & Kingsessing Ave., 6 to 8;30 p.m. Dec. 29- Kwanzaa 50th Anniversary Program at W. Phila. HS, 4901 Chestnut St., 6-8 Adults $10, Seniors and Children $8. Featuring creator of Kwanzaa, Dr. Maulana Karenga. For info: (215) 385-0214. Jan. 1- […]

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Masino Appointed to Delaware River Port Authority

Labor leader Gary Masino has been appointed to the Delaware River Port Authority by Gov. Tom Wolf. Masino is president/business manager of Local 19 and the International Sheet Metal Workers Union’s 11th general vice president. DRPA is responsible for the operation of four of the five bridges spanning the Delaware River: Commodore Barry, Ben Franklin, […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Stein Discrediting Both Major Parties

by Joe Shaheeli Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s attempts to recount votes in three states in an effort to derail the election of Donald Trump has become a burden on both the Commonwealth’s major parties as well as those in the other two states in which she issued challenges. Party regulars know the score […]

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YOUR PUBLIC SERVANTS AT WORK, Dec. 8, 2016

Council Approves Family-Friendly Accommodation in City Facilities City Council has passed a bill that would require all city buildings and facilities with bathrooms open to the public have baby diaper-changing stations, including City Hall, recreation centers, libraries, pools and more. Currently, baby-changing tables are not required by state or federal law. Though common in women’s […]

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Updated Dec 8th

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Dec. 8- Phila. AFL-CIO hosts Christmas Party at Sheraton City Centre Hotel, 17th & Arch Sts., 12 m. By invitation. Dec. 8- State Sen. Shirley M. Kitchen is hosted Retirement Celebration at Berean Institute, 1901 W. Girard Ave., 1-3 p.m. Dec. 8- State Rep. Donna Bullock hosts Environmental Justice Mixer & Update at Community Futures […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Cortés Says Some Recounts Are Ruled out

by Joe Shaheeli We always thought Green Party candidates had a mission of sorts, but also wondered if they’d do better completing it if they supported major-party candidates. But with Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s efforts to rewrite election history by the presidential results in three states, we know now she has no sense of […]

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ANOTHER OPINION: Stop Criminalizing Politics

The news last week that former Democratic Pennsylvania House Whip Mike Veon has been awarded a new trial – after he already lost his position and served time for taking advantage of a nonprofit – is yet another case of prosecutorial overreach. As such, it has been added to the growing mound of evidence that […]

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