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OUT & ABOUT: In Philadelphia’s 7th Council Dist. – It’s Manny Morales Vs. Social Media

OUT & ABOUT: In Philadelphia’s 7th Council Dist. – It’s Manny Morales Vs. Social Media

by Denise Clay The National Association of Black Journalists, an organization that got its start here in Philadelphia and counts among its founders such local journalistic luminaries as the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Acel Moore and late 900AM WURD host Reggie Bryant, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.   As part of NABJ’s 40th anniversary convention in […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Labor Splits Over Candidates In Philly Mayor’s Race

by Joe Shaheeli Labor unions have been busy making endorsements, and with them contributions to those they are supporting. The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO selected its judicial candidates in a united front. The state’s largest labor organization representing over 800,000 union workers, the state AFL-CIO has endorsed Judges Kevin Dougherty, David Wecht, and Christine Donohue in the […]

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New Congressman Brendan Boyle Plunges Into World Affairs

by Tony West It’s a long way from the IHOP on Roosevelt Boulevard to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs in Washington, D.C. But freshman Congressman Brendan Boyle (D-Phila.) has made that trip now. And what a ride it’s been! The chaos engulfing the Middle East, the fighting in Ukraine, the turmoil in Venezuela, the […]

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Philadelphia Judicial Candidates’ Ballot Positions

Judicial Ballot Positions Order on ballot, as of Mar. 19. Subject to daily changes as candidates are removed from the ballot due to withdrawals or successful court challenges. Supreme Court Vacancies Democrats 1. Dwayne D Woodruff 2. Christine Donohue 3. Kevin M Dougherty 4. John Henry Foradora 5. David Wecht 6. Anne E Lazarus Republicans […]

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Mar. 20- 43rd Ward Democrats host Beef & Beer Fundraiser at 3401-03 N. 10th St., 6 p.m. Candidates $100, Others $30. For info Emilio Vázquez (267) 279-1569. Mar. 21- State Rep. Stephen Kinsey & Councilwoman Cindy Bass host March Madness Children’s Nutrition & Wellness Day at Treasures, 5549 Germantown Ave., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Health […]

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LUCK OF THE DRAW: Philadelphia Ballot Positions Have Been Drawn!

Congratulations are due first to the way Supervisor of Elections Tim Dowling, assisted by Joe Lynch and Tom Boland, and supported by Fred Voigt, made an easy event of ballot-position drawing in front of a packed audience of candidates and supporters in City Hall Courtroom 676 yesterday. Inside a half hour, candidates pulled ballot numbers […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Teamsters’ DC 107 Fuels Tony Williams’ Campaign For Mayor

by Joe Shaheeli Making it official, the state and city’s Teamsters Unions endorsed State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams’ mayoral bid at the huge imported new-car lot located at Front & Oregon early Monday morning. Standing on the back end of a huge Teamsters Union trailer surrounded by scores of Teamsters Union members, Teamsters Joint Council […]

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‘PUBLIC SERVANT OF THE YEAR’ JEWELL WILLIAMS: When A New Sheriff Came To Town

by Tony West The year 2011 was a momentous one in the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office. The previous year Sheriff John Green had stepped down after decades in that office, under a cloud. Millions of dollars had gone missing. Office records were in chaos. Forensic audits and criminal investigations were underway or brewing. That November, Jewell […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Battle For Key Labor Endorsements

by Joe Shaheeli This is a labor town! So political analysts use endorsements from organized labor as one of their ways of calculating the chances of candidates vying for the Democratic mayoral nomination on May 19. So far, the big banner across the headquarters of Ed Coryell’s Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters, among the biggest […]

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Mar. 5-           Seaman’s Church Inst. honors Holt Family for services to Port of Phila. at Sheet Metal Workers’ Ha., 11:30 a.m. Event chairs Dennis and Gerardine Colgan. For info Ronnie (215) 940-9900, ext. 106. Mar. 5-           Republican City Committee hosts Cocktail Party for State Rep candidate Martina White at RCC, 3525 Cottman Ave., […]

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