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

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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County Commissioners Association Warn Of Impacts With Budget

As the General Assembly and Administration begin to advance a budget vehicle for FY 2016-2017, Pennsylvania counties are eyeing the calendar anxiously, recognizing that the start of the new Commonwealth fiscal year is now less than two months away. Their worries are well-founded; a recent survey by the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania showed counties […]

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Philadelphia Public Record Welcomes New Ownership

JIM TAYOUN & his wife Dolores are delighted to partner with City & State PA, new owner of Phila Public Record. Meet our new Publisher David Alpher & City & State leader Tom Allon. Photo by Bonnie Squires    Send article as PDF   

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OUR OPINION: In Heated Political Year, The Beat Goes On

Pennsylvania has just concluded the most-exciting and meaningful primary election in recent memory. But it only sets the stage for more action to come. It is increasingly plausible that both Republican and Democratic presidential candidates will be evident a couple of weeks from now, in large part due to the outcome in our Keystone State. […]

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New Kids’ Joint Is Jumping In South Philadelphia

by Monica Robinson Kids now have a new place to play in South Philadelphia. Jump To It Family Fun Center opened this weekend featuring an inflatable sports arena, arcade games and even a mechanical bull. But the best part is— parents get in free! There was a steady stream of parents and children on Saturday […]

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Surprise! Neighborhood Networks Endorses Fattah

Congressman Chaka Fattah has picked up another significant endorsement, this one from the Philadelphia Neighborhood Networks, unquestionably the leading progressive organization in the city and around the state. Its mission is to promote and support the policies of progressive candidates. In a lengthy statement announcing its endorsement, PNN said, “Congressman Chaka Fattah has an outstanding […]

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2016 PUBLIC SERVANT OF THE YEAR: Darrell Clarke, Master Of The Policy Shop

by Tony West Darrell Clarke came of age in a neighborhood with problems, in a city with problems, in an age of problems. Born in 1952 in Strawberry Mansion, Clarke saw the ravages of racism, poverty, injustice and conflict in North Philadelphia. Politics was in the air and on the streets in the 1960s and […]

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In Our Back Yard Under I-95 Thrives A Lucrative Nonprofit

by Eldon Graham Tens of thousands of people drive alongside ILMAC’s work every day — or even park on it – without really noticing it. Some Philadelphia-based organizations do more business behind the scenes than many people realize. Among them is Interstate Land Management Corp., a nonprofit joint venture between the City and State located […]

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