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CITY HALL SAM: Wolf-Stack Ticket Looms On Horizon

CITY HALL SAM: Wolf-Stack Ticket Looms On Horizon

STATE REP. ED NEILSON was the MC at the National College Democratic Convention held at Temple University. Most local politicians were not aware of Neilson’s connection to the youthful Democrats but he performed well and was liked by the audience. He introduced the former GOV. ED RENDELL, who is not as young as he used […]

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ELEPHANT CORNER: Schwartz Joins The Air War

The herd was wondering when ALLYSON SCHWARTZ was going to take to the airways. She lagged well behind businessman TOM WOLF and even STATE TREASURER ROB McCORD, who more recently found television. Her initial commercial emphasizes her role in the passage of Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program. She has long contended our CHIP was the […]

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THE WAFFLEMAN: What’s Wrong With Margarine

Yo! Here we go again with this request – pass the butter, please. This is interesting. Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their heads together to figure out what to do with […]

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Who is the mysterious challenger of STATE REP. BRENDAN BOYLE’S nominating petitions? Boyle, who is unchallenged for reelection to his seat in the state legislature, received a challenge to his nominating petitions for that office but the person who did so is not well-known in political circles. Nonetheless, Boyle was able to defeat the challenge […]

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WALKING THE BEAT: Bad Witnesses Make Bad Cases

It has been called a sting. Others say ALI-GATE. After a week of blasting the State Attorney General, media rarely mentioned Ali in depth. After that hell week finally came an in-depth feature on the man. WOW! How a deal was struck with a fellow charged with 2,088 counts, including misuse of your taxpayer money, […]

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ELEPHANT CORNER: Ed Turzanski Sheds Light On Ukraine

Last Thursday the Philadelphia Republican Party hosted its monthly breakfast series, “A Red State of Mind” at the Racquet Club of Philadelphia. March’s guest speaker was EDWARD TURZANSKI. Turzanski, a regular on Channel 6ABC’s Sunday-morning political talk show “Inside Story”, spoke on the crisis in Ukraine. He also addressed other foreign policy issues, including the […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Legislative Dists. Face Fierce Petition Challenges

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Eleven Legislative Districts in Philadelphia were rocked with petition challenges, more than normal in a General Assembly primary. Some were decided Apr. 1, but most are strung out through the month of April. Many will be heard in Courtrooms 1 or 2 in the Widener Building, 1339 Chestnut Street. Commonwealth Court challenges […]

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Tropical Salts – And ‘Salts’ – Kept Our Streets Safe This Winter

BY MARK STAPLES/ You probably heard the late-winter news reports. After a dozen storms accompanied by the harsh temperatures of late 2013 and early 2014, supplies of rock salt used to treat Delaware and South Jersey roads during icy conditions were beginning to run out in many places. One television news report featured a municipal […]

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Philadelphia Port Sees Double-Digit Growth

Following on the heels of a very successful 2013 at the Port of Philadelphia, a year that marked the fourth consecutive year of double-digit growth here, initial cargo figures strongly indicate that 2014 should deliver more of the same. Despite record snow in the northeast and particularly in Philadelphia this past winter, the facilities of […]

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WITH THE UNIONS: Anti-Deduction Bills Are Against Bible, Say Electrical Workers

Letter to State Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and House Members of General Assembly from Emil Meyer, president/business manager, Local 614, IBEW. This local represents Exelon/PECO. Truth be told, there is near-zero additional payroll expense incurred by the state or any other business entity that electronically allocates payments once such a system is put in place […]

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