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CITY HALL SAM: Doc Gives Tom Wolf A Six-Figure Kiss

CITY HALL SAM: Doc Gives Tom Wolf A Six-Figure Kiss

Many Philly big shots showed up at a JOHN DOUGHERTY fundraising event for TOM WOLF recently. At the event the Local 98 Leader handed the gubernatorial frontrunner a $100,000 check. On stage with Wolf was City Democratic Chairman CONGRESSMAN BOB BRADY. Also attending the fundraiser to support the ticket were COUNCILMEN JIM KENNEY, MARK SQUILLA […]

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OUT & ABOUT: Porn In The Office – When Smart Guys Do Dumb Things

BY DENISE CLAY/ I’ve been following Pennsylvania politics for a long while, and I’ve seen all kinds of things. I’ve seen school board members without high-school diplomas. I’ve seen political officials act like Mafiosi. I’ve seen cash-strapped municipalities spend money on things that benefitted no one but the special interest that demanded them. And I […]

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ELEPHANT CORNER: G.O.P. Meets In Harrisburg; Germantown Club Reorganizes

Last Friday a group from the Philadelphia herd thundered up the Pennsylvania Turnpike to attend the fall meeting of Republican State Committee in Camp Hill. The Pennsylvania Republican Party’s fall dinner was held that night with keynote speaker New Jersey GOV. CHRIS CHRISTIE. Christie reminded the crowd that TOM CORBETT has earned a second term […]

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School Choice Campaign Ends TV Blitz

Philly School Choice, a new coalition supporting a greater role for parents in education, announced the halfway point in the end this week of a monthlong television ad campaign to promote tax-credit scholarships for private schools. David Hardy, spokesman for PhillySchoolChoice.com, said, “Critics of charter schools need to accept that once people can see the […]

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City Year Inaugurates Women’s Leadership Luncheon

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CITY HALL SAM: Dems Carry Big Stick In Montco; Honoring Harris Wofford

The collar counties of Philadelphia continue to increase Democratic voter clout. Only a decade ago, Montgomery Co. was still essentially Republican. But over the last several election cycles it has become overwhelmingly Democratic. The Montgomery Co. Democratic Party has become more formidable. At a recent fundraiser at the Doubletree Hotel in Plymouth Meeting, a packed […]

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OUT & ABOUT: Will This Black Discussion Lead To Community Action?

BY DENISE CLAY/ The lobby of Universal Audenreid HS was crammed with activists and community leaders on Saturday for a meeting of the Philadelphia Community of Leaders. The Leaders, a group made up of mostly African American organizations, got together to come up with strategies to deal with a variety of issues ranging from economic […]

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ELEPHANT CORNER: Garry Cobb Plays Offense In New Jersey

Monday night Retired Air Force Colonel and Republican activist KEVIN KELLY hosted a fundraiser at the Field House at the Reading Terminal for congressional candidate GARRY COBB. A Monday Night Eagles game was the perfect backdrop for a Cobb event as he played in the NFL for 11 years, mostly as a linebacker for the […]

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Accounting Firm Counsels How To Transition A Family Business

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CITY HALL SAM: Democratic Fundraising Peaks In Philadelphia

Well-known philanthropist and businessman HAROLD HONICKMAN along with his lovely wife hosted a plush fundraiser for City COUNCIL PRESIDENT DARRELL CLARKE at the Rittenhouse Hotel. The guest of honor was former GOV. ED RENDELL, who praised Clarke for his service. Rendell indicated Clarke would be a great Mayor of Philadelphia “if he chooses to run.” […]

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