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2 CHAMPS: Bernard Hopkins Stands Tall With Bob Brady

2 CHAMPS: Bernard Hopkins Stands Tall With Bob Brady

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ELEPHANT CORNER: White Girds For Battle; Lincoln Dinner Drew Rick Perry; GOP Statewide Judges’ Slate Emerges

Tuesday night, MARTINA WHITE held a fundraiser at Toscana 52 in Trevose. White is the Republican candidate in the Mar. 24 special election for the 170th Dist. State House seat vacated by now-CONGRESSMAN BRENDAN BOYLE. This district seat was held recently by Republican GEORGE KENNEY and is winnable for a Republican. White is from the […]

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OUT & ABOUT: Running The Racial Math In Philadelphia Mayor’s Race – 2007 And 2015

by Denise Clay When Philadelphia went looking for a new Mayor eight years ago, the Democratic primary was chock full of people. Among the folks applying for the office on the Second Floor of City Hall were State Rep. Dwight Evans, businessman Tom Knox, Congressmen Chaka Fattah and Bob Brady, and then-City Councilman Michael Nutter. […]

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CITY HALL SAM: What Does Kenney’s Entry Do To Philadelphia Mayor’s Race?

It was an exciting week in the mayoral race. There have been some new twists and turns since COUNCIL PRESIDENT DARRELL CLARKE decided not to run. Now well-liked COUNCILMAN JIM KENNEY has said he’s getting into the race. Kenney’s entrance would likely be a deathblow to former DISTRICT ATTORNEY LYNNE ABRAHAM. He cuts directly into […]

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Lisa Deeley Enters Philadelphia City Commissioners’ Race With Major Backing

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Philadelphia School District Spending Delivers Well With Few $$

Whatever one thinks of the Philadelphia School District’s spending habits and educational results, there is evidence it produces unusually good bang per buck. School spending in Philadelphia is the ninth most-efficient of major cities in the United States, WalletHub, an online financial-information medium, reported today. WalletHub Communications Mgr. Raz Daraban explained, “WalletHub divided each city’s […]

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ELEPHANT CORNER: Statewide Republicans Line Up For Shot At Pa. Supreme Court Seats

This year there will be five statewide appellate-court justice positions on the ballot. Three of those openings are on the Commonwealth’s Supreme Court. There have not been so many vacant Pennsylvania Supreme Court seats since the 1700s. The openings are the result of the retirement of CHIEF JUSTICE RON CASTILLE, who reached the mandatory retirement […]

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HAVING A BALL AT ACADEMY OF MUSIC WITH BONNIE SQUIRES: A One-Stop Intro To Philadelphia’s High Society

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FLASH! Sabatina Gets Senate Nod, DelRicci The State House

Philadelphia Democratic Ward Leaders caucused this evening to endorse candidates for the Pennsylvania 5th Senatorial Dist. and the 170th House Dist. The senate seat opened up when incumbent Mike Stack was sworn in as Lieutenant Governor Tuesday; the house seat was vacated when incumbent Brendan Boyle became a US Congressman. In a surprise move, Sarah […]

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DRED SCOTT: The Man Who Lived Free

His Quest for Justice Pushed Slavery to the Snapping Point Reprinted from the Philadelphia New Observer by Tony West A humble, yet famous 19th-century American led an unusual life – or does it only seem unusual today? He was an illiterate Black man named Dred Scott, who was born and lived most of his life a […]

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