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Jul. 14- State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown hosts Business Lunch at Dornsife Ctr., 3509 Spring Garden St., 1:30 p.m. RSVP: (215) 879-6615. Jul. 14- Rev. Paul “Earthquake” Moore sponsors Unity Walk for Peace, starting 70th & Woodland to 65th & Woodland, 6:30 p.m. Jul. 16- Councilwoman Cherelle Parker & State Rep. Tonyelle Cook-Artis seek volunteers […]

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Medical Marijuana Conference Has Attendees Buzzing About the Future

by Tony West After a five-year struggle in the General Assembly, Pennsylvania became the 25th state to legalize medical marijuana on Apr. 17. But it will take at least six months for the Dept. of Health to craft regulations that permit this new industry to begin, with a couple of years of road-testing after that. […]

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City, Police Dept. Weigh New HQ Options

by Eldon Graham Round and round we go, and where it stops, only Mayor Jim Kenney, for now, knows where it will go. It is in the hands of the mayor since his administration is tasked with finding a solution to the perilous working conditions of the Philadelphia Police Dept. Headquarters, better known as the […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Special Election for 2nd Congressional Seat Is Same as General, Nov. 8

by Joe Shaheeli Gov. Tom Wolf saved the Commonwealth well over $1 million by setting the special election to fill the 2nd Congressional District seat on the same day as the Nov. 8 general election. It was a win- win decision, supported by leadership of both parties. In the minority among registered voters, Republicans see […]

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Heard On The Hill/In City Hall

Why Our Delegation Supported Pa. Budget Philadelphia State Sens. Christine Tartaglione (D-Kensington) and Vincent Hughes (D-W. Phila.) and State Rep. Maria Donatucci (D-S. Phila.) reflected the thoughts of many of the Philadelphia delegations who also supported the Senate version of the new State budget because it showed increased investments in basic and higher education. The […]

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Jul. 7-              Germantown Life Enrichment Ctr. hosts Live in Vernon Park at 5710 Germantown Ave., 5722 Greene St., 7 to 9 pm l special entertainment. No charge. Jul. 9-             State Senate candidate Ross Feinberg hosts Brunch at Pub 36, 7681 Frankford Ave., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tickets $25, Seniors $20, Hosts $50, VIP Sponsors […]

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Obama Official Addresses City Hall Iftar Dinner

Raheemah Abdulaleem, a born-and-bred Philadelphian and senior associate general counsel in the executive office of President Barack Obama, keynoted the Iftar Dinner at City Hall last Thursday evening. Hosted by Laborers’ District Counsel Business Mgr. Ryan Boyer and City Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr., the dinner in the Mayor’s meeting room marked the end of Ramadan […]

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Pols On The Street: DNC Must Weather Protests

by Joe Shaheeli Seems every time this city winds up in the center of a national event, someone comes in to rain on our parade. With the Democratic National Convention slated to attract worldwide attention during the last week in July, there is worry unscheduled, unpermitted protest parades will keep City safety forces on overtime, […]

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Jun. 30- State Rep. Lynwood Savage hosts “How to Pay for College Workshop” at Holy Temple COGIC 6000 Callowhill St., 6-8 p.m. Light refreshments. For info: (215) 879-6640. Jun. 30- Mayor Jim Kenney hosts Reception supporting Councilman Bobby Henon, Majority Leader, at Assembly Rooftop Lounge, Logan Hotel, 1 Logan Sq., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Guests $25 with […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Will Philly Ever Learn How to Handle Protests??

by Joe Shaheeli Why in the world would anyone want to not give Cheri Honkala a permit to protest? She’s the lady who for years has staged demonstrations, set up tent cities, and staged blockades in her constant efforts to draw attention to the fact we have homeless, the poor get poorer, and human rights […]

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