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Updated Sept. 15th

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Sep. 15-           State Rep. Pam DeLissio hosts Senior Expo at Roxborough Mem. Hosp., parking lot, 5800 Ridge Ave., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Health screenings; flu shots (must be scheduled in advance); blood drive. For info: (215) 482-8726. Sep. 15-           State Rep. Leslie Acosta hosts Police/Community Relations Forum at Zion Bapt. Ch., 3600 N. Broad […]

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OUR OPINION: End Gerrymandering in Pennsylvania

A bipartisan duo, State Rep. David Parker (R-Monroe) and State Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Lehigh), have taken up the cause of combatting rampant gerrymandering, an ill that infects most national and state elections and is crippling American governance at many levels. They have introduced companion bills, HB 1835 and SB 484, to remove the legislative redistricting […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Dangerous Donald or Haughty Hillary? Philly, Pa. Offer Peak Political Action in 2016

After a long and beautiful summer, the much-dreaded – I mean, anticipated – presidential campaign season is upon us. The polling shows the race between DONALD TRUMP and HILLARY CLINTON tightening up. This is a really horrifying thing, considering Trump is often entirely ill-informed and/or has dangerous views. Clinton has outraised Trump by over $100 […]

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ELEPHANT CORNER: Tom Marino Seeks Special Prosecutor for Hillary Clinton

Presidential candidate DONALD TRUMP had a roundtable discussion with African American leaders at the Greater Exodus Baptist Church on Broad Street at Fairmount last week. Republican City Committee CHAIRMAN JOE DeFELICE was there, as were GOP Congressional candidates DR. DEBORAH WILLIAMS (PA-1) and JAMES JONES (PA-2). Other local Republicans in attendance included WARD LEADERS CALVIN […]

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Getting Buzzed at Bartram’s Garden: Philly’s Bees and Their Honey Show off Their Stuff

by Cassie Hepler In case you didn’t know already, there is a 45-acre garden and waterfront oasis in Southwest Philly just waiting for you to buzz on over, especially this coming weekend at 54th Street & Lindbergh Boulevard. So why not make like a bee? “Bartram’s Garden is a National Historic Landmark, operated by the […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Why Is Trump Spending Time in Philadelphia?

by Joe Shaheeli Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump must know Philadelphia has been a wasteland for GOP presidential candidates for over 60 years now. More so, especially since Congressman Bob Brady took over the reins as chairman of the city’s Democratic Party. Party registrations favor Democrats a bit over 7 to 1. So why is […]

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Southport Decision Will Affect Number of Port Jobs Created

The Pennsylvania Regional Port Authority is about to choose from six proposals to develop the Southport Marine Terminal. This will decide the outcome of the largest Philadelphia port development in decades. An unusual coalition of labor and environmentalists has formed around the proposed development of Southport, brought together by the fear that good jobs and […]

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AFL-CIO Labor Day Parade

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updated Sept. 8th

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Sep. 8-             State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown hosts quarterly Business Breakfast Mtg. at Enterprise Ctr., 4548 Market St., 9 a.m. Sep. 8-            7th Dist. congressional candidate Mary Ellen Balchunis is hosted by Marjorie Margolies, Marcel Groen, Joe Foster, Val Arkoosh and others at 346 Lancaster Ave., #610, Wynnewood, Pa., […]

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Unions Are the Path to Well-Paying Jobs

by Richard Bloomingdale Any job can be a well-paying job if it’s a union job! That lesson has been lost to many Americans deceived by decades of attacks from well-funded corporate interests and their political allies. Politicians like to talk about jobs, good-paying, middle-class jobs that can sustain American families. Have these jobs always existed? […]

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