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Hillary Clinton Rallies ‘Women For Wolf’ In Philly

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POLS ON THE STREET: SRC Blows Guv’s Race Off Stage

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ School Reform Commission Chairman Bill Green’s decision suddenly to cancel the contract with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers has disrupted both the worlds of education and politics in this city. It has blindsided school union leaders, parent organizations, and other groups associated with pushing to improve the quality of education in city […]

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SRC’s Aborting Of Teachers’ Contract Roils Pols

State Rep. Angel Cruz and State Sen. Christine Tartaglione (both D-Kensington) have bills they hope will gain traction and bring an end to the control the state-run School Reform Commission has over the city’s public School District They have the support of almost every member of the Philadelphia caucuses in the General Assembly. These bills […]

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Ceremony To Preserve Black Burial Ground

The Friends of Bethel Burial Ground Coalition is working to preserve the final resting place of 5,000 black Philadelphians who are interred in an historic burial ground under the Weccacoe Playground at 4th & Queen Streets, in the Southwark section of South Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Dept. of Parks and Recreation is trying to renovate the […]

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Updated Oct. 9th

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Oct. 9-             State Rep. Mark Cohen is hosted Fundraiser at Chickie’s & Pete’s, 4010 Robbins Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hosts $2,500, VIPs $1,000, Sponsors $500, Friends $250, Guests $50. RSVP markcohenphilly@comcast.net or (215) 375-4307. Oct. 9-             59th Ward Democrats host Dine with 59 at Treasures, 5547 Germantown Ave., 5:30-9 p.m. Music, food & fun. […]

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Updated Oct. 2nd

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Oct. 9-             State Rep. Mark Cohen is hosted Fundraiser at Chickie’s & Pete’s, 4010 Robbins Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hosts $2,500, VIPs $1,000, Sponsors $500, Friends $250, Guests $50. RSVP markcohenphilly@comcast.net or (215) 375-4307. Oct. 9-             59th Ward Democrats host Dine with 59 at Treasures, 5547 Germantown Ave., 5:30-9 p.m. Music, food & fun. […]

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Brady Bill Expands Hate-Crime Coverage To LGBT

Congressman Bob Brady has introduced legislation to amend Title 18 of the US Code to expand federal hate-crimes protections for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Under this new legislation, any hate crime committed based on sexual orientation or gender identity would be prosecutable under federal law, even if the crime did not involve […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Anna Verna Ends An Era

BY JIM TAYOUN/ She was a classy lady, an act hard to follow, an enunciator of the King’s English par excellence, a dedicated 2nd Dist. Councilwoman, Philadelphia City Council’s first woman president, 36th Ward Leader for well more than three decades, an outstanding American proud of her Italian heritage and the engine, along with her […]

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Shale Gas Turning Pa. Around, Conference Finds

BY DENISE FUREY/ The Marcellus Shale Coalition held its fourth annual “Shale Gas Insight” conference at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh last week. The first three annual conferences were held in Philadelphia. Subsequent Shale Gas Insight conferences will alternate between the two cities, with next year’s convention scheduled to be in Philadelphia. […]

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CATCH–Citizens Acting Together   Can Help–To Mark 35th Year

Ray Pescatore can be likened to St. Francis of Assisi when it comes to providing South Philadelphians with needed behavioral-health and intellectual disability services. He’s earned that comparison because he knew South Philadelphia had little of the services needed for a burgeoning population of individuals needing help because of disabilities not covered by local hospital. […]

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