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SOUTH PHILLY: Tasting South Philly

by Maria Merlino The May 4th A Taste of South Philly Fundraiser, held at the Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School’s Goretti gym was a rousing success, as the crowded gym took on a festive air. The hosts, WOGL-98’s Bob Pantano, a Bishop Neumann graduate, and his beautiful wife, Debbie, provided the finest […]

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John Dougherty Is Master Of Political Action Committees

by David Lynn John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty is a master of campaign finance maneuvering. At any one time, he has several PACs in full operation. Other PACs may lay dormant for awhile, but they are ready to awaken at any given moment. Most of these PACs are funded through contributions from International Brotherhood of Electrical […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Endorsed Dems Are Pushed At Gala

by Joe Shaheeli They came from around the state and the city to pack the annual Jefferson-Jackson Day gala at Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall Monday night. Invited by Congressman Bob Brady (D-Phila.), chair of Democratic City Committee, higher-court candidates joined favorite son Supreme Court candidate Kevin Dougherty on the stage to the applause of […]

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Temple University Hospital Auxiliary Sparkles at 62nd Acres of Diamonds Gala

by Bonnie Squires Temple University Hospital’s Auxiliary held the very successful 62nd Acres of Diamonds awards gala at the Westin in Center City, raising $315,000. In addition, Auxiliary president Mary McNamara announced that the Auxiliary was donating $200,000 in order to complete the fundraising for renovations to the Erny Auditorium. The Diamond Award went to […]

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May 7-            Council-at-Large candidate Terry Tracy hosts Fundraising Reception at Pyramid Cl., 1735 Market St., 6-8 p.m. Support levels $100, $250, $500. May 8-            60th Ward Democrats host Endorsed Candidates Reception Night at 216 S. 52nd St., 6:30-9:30 p.m. May 8-            Furlong for Judge Beef & Beer Fundraiser is hosted at Sprinkler […]

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Lobel Helps Marijuana Program Roll Out

By Cassie Hepler There may be more of a familiar smell in the air in Philadelphia this Spring and we have former District Attorney Jodi Lobel to thank. “I created two reforms, one was the small amount marijuana (SAM) program,” she said. “Marijuana offen ses were expensive and lengthy, regardless of your past record. Now […]

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2nd Dist. Race Bares War Over Real Estate

The 2nd Dist. takes in large swaths of older working-class rowhouses where abandonment and blight are widespread. But some parts of it are suddenly hot for market-rate redevelopment. How to handle this is the burning issue for this district in 2015. 2nd Dist. Councilman Kenyatta Johnson squared off against his challenger Ori Feibush in the […]

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Pa. Society Annual Meeting & Luncheon Awards

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Pols On The Street: Voters Making Up Minds in Philly

by Joe Shaheeli The race for Mayor of this City, no matter the polls, is in a dead heat, the winner being who can deliver the best “get out the vote” organization on primary day May 19. A poll commissioned by the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees supports our contention this is […]

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9TH Annual Ducky Birts Foundation Medallion Awards

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