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Fiedler Changes Face of 184th District

Fiedler Changes Face of 184th District

By Eldon Graham Elizabeth Fiedler emerged triumphantly as the winner of the 184th Legislative District after running a well-crafted and strenuous campaign. After announcing her candidacy over a year ago, Fiedler’s long journey from the newsroom to hitting the campaign trail was finally realized on an historic election day in Philadelphia when she was announced […]

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Prisoners Can Get Books Again, Pa. Dept. of Corrections Decides

The Department of Corrections has announced details of its new book and publication policy aimed at addressing inmate, family and book donation group requests while ensuring safety for all. “We have listened to inmates and their families and friends and to publication organizations and we have developed what we believe is a fair procedure that […]

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Independent Johnson Makes Write-in Try for State Rep

BY TONY WEST Can a man buck the Democratic Party organization and win a state representative race as an independent? Anthony Johnson aims to do so in the 180th Legislative District, which takes in most of the Juniata Park and Feltonville communities of North Philadelphia. He is waging a write-in campaign against State Rep. Angel […]

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By the Numbers: Where Pa. Ds and Rs Have Gained Voters

BY NICK FIELD As recently as last summer, Pennsylvania Democrats were struggling to pull themselves off the mat. After six straight presidential victories, the Keystone State suddenly turned red and played a pivotal role in Donald Trump’s 2016 Electoral College victory. On top of that, the gains Republicans were making in voter registration throughout 2016 […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Ready or Not, Here We Vote!

BY JOE SHAHEELI A high turnin of absentee ballots bodes a high overall turnout in Pennsylvania’s 2018 midterm election. Absentee-ballot requests were closed on Oct. 30. But as of Friday, Oct. 26, the Pennsylvania Department of State had received almost 200,000 requests. And 96,000 had already clocked their votes. That is days ahead of the […]

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SecState: Pennsylvanians Visit votesPA.com for Complete Voting Information

In preparation for Pennsylvania’s midterm election, Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres suggests Pennsylvanians visit votesPA.com where they can confirm their registration status, verify their new congressional district, locate their polling place and much more. “VotesPA is an invaluable resource for voters as they head to the polls on Nov. 6,” Secretary Torres said. “We […]

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Columbus Day: The Italian Touch in America and Philadelphia

BY COUNCILMAN MARK SQUILLA As we approach the Columbus Day weekend, we are reminded of the Italians who left their mark on Philadelphia, and paved the way for the large Italian American population that has influenced our City for centuries. Below is a sampling of Italians who have contributed to the fabric of Philadelphia’s history. […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy, Oct. 4, 2018

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Foreclosure scary: Can bankruptcy save my house? Bankruptcy! I don’t want to file bankruptcy! Hey, if you do want to file, there is something wrong with you. But you want to keep your house? Avoid foreclosure? Which option hurts more: losing your home or filing […]

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Construction Tax a Poor Bet, Domb Argues

BY DENISE FUREY At-Large City Councilman Alan Domb discussed his opposition to a new 1% tax on construction (the Construction Tax) in the City of Philadelphia designed to fund approximately $20 million annually to the Housing Trust Fund. Domb is opposed to the tax because in his opinion, supported by research performed by the City’s […]

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Aug. 31

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Councilwoman Cherelle Parker hosts Fun & Film Night at Emanuel Rec Ctr., 8500 Pickering St., 6:30 p.m. “Black Panther.” For info: (215) 686-3454.    Send article as PDF   

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