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ELEPHANT CORNER: Hank Salvatore, Philly Republican Hero, Is Mourned

Last week, a great Philadelphian and stalwart Republican passed from this world. FRANK A. “HANK” SALVATORE, at the age of 92, left us. Salvatore represented Northeast Philadelphia in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (170th Dist.) from 1973 to 1985. He went on to be a Pennsylvania State Senator (5th Dist.) from 1985 to 2000. He […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Political Partying Lights Up The Jersey Shore

CONGRESSMAN BOB BRADY’S annual Brady Bash at the shore was once again a big smash. The Democratic City Chairman hosted a packed house at Westy’s in N. Wildwood over the weekend. Among the VIPs and ward leaders were former gubernatorial candidate KATIE MCGINTY, WARD LEADERS PAT PARKINSON, MIKE MCALEER, LORI & MARTY BEDNAREK, STATE SEN. […]

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OUT & ABOUT: Exposing Academic Corruption In College Sports

BY DENISE CLAY/ While I am a proud graduate of Temple University, I didn’t start my academic career there. I started college in September 1982 at The Ohio State University, one of those places where football is king and everything else is kinda inconsequential. I used to type papers for members of the football team […]

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Are Pennsylvania Population Changes Working Against Corbett?

BY TONY WEST/ Time is not kind to Gov. Tom Corbett’s reelection hopes. The Pennsylvania that harbors his political base is not growing. His opposition’s stronghold, on the other hand, is growing. Yikes! Although the Governor rightfully boasts he is the first Governor of Pennsylvania who was born in Philadelphia, he built his career as […]

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ If you consider yourself a pro at handicapping future elections, you should easily come up with the answer to the question headlining this column. Working and praying and hoping and knocking at doors to make sure Lieutenant Governor candidate State Sen. Mike Stack (D-Northeast) gets elected along with gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf […]

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ANOTHER OPINION: Covering Up Unemployment In Pennsylvania

BY FRANK A. SIRIANNI/ Lately we have all been reading that Gov. Tom Corbett is taking credit for the alleged “relatively low” unemployment rate here in Pennsylvania. As he runs for reelection, he says it is one of the lowest unemployment rates in the USA! The percentage of unemployed Pennsylvania workers, according to the Pennsylvania […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Harrisburg Is Steaming Over Budget This July

Summer is hot in Philadelphia but nowhere is hotter than Harrisburg. Last week GOV. TOM CORBETT vetoed funding for the legislature and some funding he termed WAMs (walking-around monies), which he accused the legislature of doling out to favorite projects. The Governor was quickly denounced for his veto by House MAJORITY LEADER MIKE TURZAI and […]

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WALKING THE BEAT:  Philadelphia Traffic Court Trial Ends With A Snore

BY JOE SHAY STIVALA/ THE TRAFFIC COURT trial is so BORING, that it can’t make headlines. No revelations. No shocks. No sensationalism to be made. So far just a weekly summary in the media. It is almost unfair to the prosecutors who were assigned…. After the trial ends, we need to ask the State Chief […]

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THE WAFFLEMAN: Tales From The Tech Support Desk

Yo! Here we go again with this sent to me by a reader. CUSTOMER: I’m trying to connect to the internet with your CD, but it just doesn’t work. What am I doing wrong? TECH SUPPORT: You’ve got the CD in the CD drive, right? CUSTOMER: Yeah…. TECH SUPPORT: And what sort of computer are […]

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Updated Jul 17

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Jul. 24-            MWM”Queen Mother Moore” Weekend Kick Off event from 6:00 -9:00 p.m. at  UNIA ACL, 1609-11 Cecil B. Moore Ave. Free event open to general public. Jul. 27-            Centurion Motorcycle Cl. and others undertake Christmas in July Motorcycle Toy Run for Shriners Hospital for Children, leaving Police Academy, 8500 State Rd., 11 a.m. […]

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