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Our Opinion: DNC, City Did Their Best!

Our Opinion: DNC, City Did Their Best!

God bless the patience of the City’s Police Bicycle Corps. Their quiet presence sent a calming message to some of the thousands of protestors looking to create a ruckus and earn some television time. It was obvious Commissioner Richard Ross’ blue line knew what to do, how to do it, and were prepared for anything […]

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How Delegates Experienced the DNC

by Eldon Graham Electricity filled the air as delegates, reporters, out-of-town visitors, celebrities and politicians packed inside the Wells Fargo Center for the Democratic National Convention, where Philadelphia played host to its 48th incarnation. On the first day, no one could deny the amount of enthusiasm inside the building. The noise on the convention floor […]

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Arabian Night Welcomes DNC To  South Philly!

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Congressman Bob Brady Put Philly’s Best Foot Forward with Welcoming Gala

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Philadelphia Budget Shows Skilled Hands at Work

by Tony West How often does the City of Philadelphia draw international attention for the swift and daring completion of its annual budget? Welcome to 2016. Mayor Jim Kenney’s Sugary Drinks Tax initiative (which wound up as a Sugary/Sweetened Drinks Tax) caught the eye of the world. But the rest of the budget process – […]

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OUT & ABOUT: Educating Chaka Fattah’s Son

by Denise Clay Chaka Fattah is still smiling. Three weeks into a trial on a variety of charges including conspiracy to money laundering, the 11-term Congressman is still coming into the James A. Byrne Federal Courthouse on Market Street confident not only in his innocence, but also in his ability to prevail. Fattah and four […]

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SpArc Phila. Holds Talent Show

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Pt. Breeze Agency Is Model For Mayor’s Community Schools

by Tony West Mayor Jim Kenney based his winning campaign last year on a bright new proposal for “family service centers” where children’s educational needs can be met while his family learns to cope with many other challenges. If you want to know what these centers might look like – check out Diversified Community Services, […]

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DNC Observes Jewish American Heritage Month At National Museum Of American Jewish History

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Floyd Was Key To Shapiro’s Philly Victory

by Tony West To win the Democratic nomination for State Attorney General, Montco Commissioner Josh Shapiro had to sell his Philadelphia neighbors. And he did – despite the opposition of Philadelphia Democratic City Committee, whose favorite was Steve Zappala of Allegheny County. Veteran political consultant Maurice Floyd was a major reason why. He coordinated Shapiro’s […]

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