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by PA Sen, Sharif Street The Day of the Rope marks the 1887 execution by hanging of 20 Irishmen and mine laborers in response to their efforts to unionize and go on strike after a 20% cut in wages and horrendous working conditions in Pennsylvania. For four years I’ve been proud to offer a Unanimous […]

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Coronavirus Lands in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health announced that the first case of COVID-19 coronavirus in Philadelphia has been identified. The case is an adult who was recently around people with the disease. The Health Department has already spoken to a number of people that were exposed and is recommending that they stay away from other […]

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Benefit of the Doubt

For a long time, few local government offices have generated more attention-grabbing news than the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office. From John Green’s $675,000 bribery scheme to the numerous sexual harassment lawsuits filed against Jewell Williams, there was no shortage of fodder coming out of the Land Title Building. Thus, we were not surprised to read about […]

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Nethel Graveyard’s Lives

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Academy Ball Enlists Elite Music-Lovers

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Women Marched up the Ben Franklin Parkway

THE WOMEN’S MARCH filled the Ben Franklin Parkway again last Saturday, braving chill and snowy weather. Many marchers carried expressive signage, sometimes in teams, displaying what and whom they were for — or against.    Send article as PDF   

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Flower  Show  Is  Bound  for  the  Riviera

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Disability Advocates Mark ADA’s 30th

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Boyle Cleans up on Frankford

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Pols on The Street: State Budget Lacks Minimum Wage Bump, Ed $

As the state budget continues on a remarkable glide path toward timely passage in Harrisburg – legislators in both chambers have agreed to the outline and Gov. Tom Wolf has issued a statement that he would sign the package in its current iteration – from Philadelphia’s vantage point, the monies glass is decidedly half full. […]

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