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HEARD ON THE HILL/IN CITY HALL: Elected Officials At Work

Rep. Taylor Sees Compromise Budget State Rep. John Taylor (R-Northeast), GOP leader in the State House, reports, “Despite the Governor’s veto, the GOP budget establishes a baseline from which to negotiate a budget that does the following: • Eliminates the $1.2 billion structural deficit the administration and general Assembly agree exists so Pennsylvania’s credit rating […]

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Wage Theft Is Widespread

Wage theft in various forms strikes 400,000 Pennsylvanians every week, to the tune of as much as $30 million, a report commissioned by Community Legal Services found. The report, directed by Temple Law Professor Jennifer Lee, is one of the first efforts to study methodically a problem that has stirred up many complaints but has […]

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In 195th Dist., Bullock Sticks To Community

by Tony West Passionate about community. That describes the career of attorney Donna Bullock, the Democratic nominee for State Representative in the Aug. 11 special election for the 195st Legislative Dist., which covers parts of North and West Philadelphia. Bullock went to Temple’s Beasley School of Law because, in her words, she “wanted to save […]

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Jul. 23-            David Forde hosts Happy Hour for 195th Democratic candidate Donna Bullock at Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Sansom St., 5-7 p.m. Contribution $25 or more. Jul. 23-            Sheriff Jewell Williams hosts Seersucker Summer of Peace 2015 Reception at Marathon Grill, 181 Market St., 5-7 p.m. Wear seersucker suit, bow tie, skirt, dress, capri […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: 191st Dist. Will Have 3-Way Fight

by Joe Shaheeli Knowing 600 signatures on her nominating petitions as an independent seeking to be placed on the ballot on the 191st Legislative Dist. had been challenged, Tracey Gordon quickly realized she was playing in the major leagues. She was handicapped with no backup legal support. Neither the endorsed Democratic candidate Donna McClinton nor […]

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3rd Annual Iftar Celebration Marking End of Ramadan Drew 400 to City Hall Commemoration

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A Superstar In The Making: FDR Park Golf Prodigy!

by Jean Donohue Alex Durelli first held a golf club when he was three years old. He was introduced to the sport by his grandfather, Sonny Durelli, who took him to FDR Park in South Philly to learn the game. At age 16, Alex maintains a daily presence at the club. From 8 a.m. to […]

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Jul. 9- State Rep. Angel Cruz hosts Breast Cancer Screening at 3503 B St., Unit 7, starting 10 a.m. Constituents must call (215) 291-5643 to make appointment. Jul. 9- Montco Commissioner Josh Shapiro and Dr. Val Arkoosh host Reception to celebrate marriage equality, honoring D. Bruce Hanes, at home of Kathie Daley & at 8201 […]

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Bart Blatstein Previews ‘The Playground’ In AC

by Bonnie Squires Bart Blatstein has created a new magnet to attract crowds to Atlantic City: The Playground.  He previewed the first floor, T Street, last Thursday night, and wowed the huge crowds with his transformation of the back half of the first floor of what had been The Pier Shops at Caesars into seven […]

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Crowdpac Shows A New Way To Fund Political Challengers

by Tony West Dan Kessler is in the lead to replace Congressman Chaka Fattah in the 2nd Congressional Dist. seat. That is, if you believe Crowdpac. Kessler, an investment counselor for Brandywine Realty Trust, is joined at the moment by 21 other candidates, to whom funds are being pledged – without their consent. This is […]

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