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POLS ON THE STREET: Will Voters Follow Their Leaders?

by Joe Shaheeli The political muscle of ward leaders and union leaders will be truly tested, for the first time in recent memory. At the end of this mayoral campaign, their efforts will be watched to see how well they did in getting their rank and file to follow their endorsements on May 19. By […]

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Apr. 9- Noam Kugelmass hosts Happy Hour Fundraiser for Jim Kenney at Mugshots Café, 5-6 p.m. Supporters $500, Guests $250, Friends $100, Neighbors $50. RsvP Rich nokugel@gmail.com. Apr. 9- Councilwoman Cindy Bass hosts Expungement Informational Clinic at Triumph Baptist Ch., Germantown & Hunting Park Aves. 6-8 p.m. For info (215) 685-9182. Apr. 9- Phila. Ass’n […]

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SOUTH PHILLY: Rocky Digs Deep To Find Roots

by Maria Merlino If you Google “Rocky DeGregorio Pacifico Ford,” www.dealerrater.com comes up first. The page has more than 200 five-star ratings for this salesman. No negatives! Buying a car can be hazardous to your mental health, but DeGregorio has a certain knack that puts people at ease, saves them money and instinctively knows what […]

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‘Woody’ Woodard: Master Barber, Irrepressible Commentator

by Cassie Hepler  “Barbers were the original doctors,” said Robert “Woody” Woodward. “They would heal people – mentally, spiritually and physically.” Woodard would know a thing or two about being a barber after 20 years at Woodard’s Barbershop, located at 5031 W. Diamond Street. “Most customers talk to you about anything,” he said. “And I […]

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Democratic Women Of Philadelphia Includes All Races

by Maria Merlino Twenty years ago, when Judge Amanda Cooperman was first elected to the bench, one of her first functions was to swear in the board members of the Democratic Women of Philadelphia. “This is a wonderful group,” she said. “It’s a tradition now that I be here for the opening day.” Judge Cooperman […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Petition Challenges Thin The Field

by Joe Shaheeli After ballot positions are drawn for municipal elections, but before the actual voting, all candidates must pass the most-ruthless scrutiny of all: that of their rivals. To get on the ballot, candidates must submit petitions containing valid signatures of voters – 1,000 for citywide offices and 750 for district council races. But […]

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Apr. 2-            Judicial candidate Kai Scott is hosted Fish Fry Fundraiser at Champagne, 21 E. Chelten Ave., 6:30-9 p.m. Donation $15. Checks payable to “Friends For Kai Scott”. For info Michael Cogbill (267) 239-3532. Apr. 2-            Young Involved Phila. hosts City Council Candidate Convention at WHYY, 150 N. 6th St. For tickets yip.ticketleap.com. […]

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HARRISBURG BREAKTHROUGH? State Rep. John Taylor Says Maybe

by Tony West A political whirlwind unleashed by the weird general election of November 2014 may just lay the groundwork for a transformative year in Pennsylvania, starting right now. “2015 could be one of the most-interesting years in the last 20 on Capitol Hill” – that’s the insight of State Rep. John Taylor (R-Northeast), who […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Williams Cleaning Up In Mayor’s Race

STATE SEN. ANTHONY WILLIAMS leads the mayoral fundraising race in the early reports. All the pundits snickered the amount of money raised by the candidates was a pittance compared to previous elections. But it looks like Williams will once again be funded by his close allies in the education-reform movement, including JOEL GREENBERG. He raised $5.6 […]

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Philadelphia PILOTS Steam Ahead … To An Uncertain Port

by Tony West An effort to recover revenues from large nonprofit institutions in Philadelphia sailed through City Council yesterday. With a 15-1 vote it passed a resolution written by Councilman at Large Wilson Goode, Jr. “calling on the Nutter Administration to pursue PILOTs (payments in lieu of taxes) or voluntary contributions from large nonprofit institutions […]

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