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Feb. 20-          Judge Marsha Neifield leads Panel on Human Trafficking at Union League, 140 S. Broad St., 5:30 p.m. For info: (215) 563-6500. Feb. 20-          State Rep. Joanna McClinton hosts Energy Forum at 18th Dist. Police Sta., 5510 Pine St., 6 p.m. For info: (215) 748-6712. Feb. 21-          State rep candidate Jeff […]

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Johnson Rips Racial Disparities in Home Loans

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson responded this morning, after the release of a major report on nationwide racial disparities in home loans, and subsequent local reporting. “Yesterday, I was disturbed to learn that Philadelphia’s home-loan market has some of the worst racial disparities in the nation, reminiscent of old redlining practices. “The data, compiled and analyzed by […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Redistricting Finishes, Petitions Begin

BY JOE SHAHEELI It’s official: The race is on. And sometimes, smaller races have bigger impacts. Petitions started in circulation on Tuesday for all state legislative races. In Philadelphia, among the most intriguing are three state-rep races: in Northeast Philly’s 177th, North Philly’s 181st and South Philly’s 184th. No state legislative boundaries are affected by […]

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Wolf Proposes $$ for Drug Courts to Fight Opioids

As part of his 2018-19 proposed budget, Gov. Tom Wolf is recommending $2 million for new drug courts and the expansion and enhancement of existing courts through an appropriation to the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency. “Drug courts are a key component in the fight against the opioid epidemic,” PCCD Chairman Charles Ramsey said. […]

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RUNNING FOR COMMITTEE PERSON: Johnson Leads Ward Retreat

BY TONY WEST Councilman Kenyatta Johnson (2nd Dist.) convened a “ward retreat” in a Point Breeze church on Feb. 10. Rather than the usual ward party, its purpose was to delve into the larger role of a party committee person and how important that job can be. About 30 committee people turned out at St. […]

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Updated Feb. 15th

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Feb. 15-          State Rep. Jason Dawkins hosts Workshop on Apprenticeship Opportunities at 4667 Paul St., 6-7 p.m. For info: (215) 744-7901. Feb. 15-           Viewing for Ward Leader Ropsanne Pauciello atBaldi Funeral Ho., 1331 S. Broad St., 6-9 p.m. Ample ;parking. Feb. 15-          Young Democrats hold Officers’ Elections at DCC, 219 Spring Garden […]

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Feb. 14

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State Rep. Joanna McClinton hosts Energy Forum at 12th Dist. Police Sta., 6448 Woodland Ave., 6 p.m. For info: (215) 748-6712.    Send article as PDF   

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Feb. 15

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State Rep. Jason Dawkins hosts Workshop on Apprenticeship Opportunities at 4667 Paul St., 6-7 p.m. For info: (215) 744-7901.    Send article as PDF   

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Feb. 16

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Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell hosts African American History Month at Kingsessing Rec Ctr., 50th St. & Kingsessing Ave., 6-8:30 p.m. Free dinner, positive entertainment, giveaways for the family. For info: Mike Ross (484) 250-9055.    Send article as PDF   

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Feb. 17

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Pa. Veteran Boxers Ass’n hosts Fundraiser at VBA Cl., 2733 E. Clearfield St., 7-11 p.m. $5 cover, drink specials. For info: Fred Druding, Jr. (215) 221-2374.    Send article as PDF   

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