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Fattah, Challengers Have First Faceoff In University City

Fattah, Challengers Have First Faceoff In University City

Incumbent Congressman Chaka Fattah (D. Phila.) presented his case to 50 voters, alongside two of his challengers in the Apr. 26 primary: 9th Ward Leader Dan Muroff of Mt. Airy and State Rep. Brian Sims of Center City. The strong turnout indicated interest in this unusual and closely watched contest. Normally Fattah, who has served […]

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Meeting Bares Soul Of 60th St. After ‘ISIS’ Attack On Philadelphia Cop

by Tony West Bryant Elementary School lies three blocks from where Police Officer Gary Hartnett was shot by Edward Archer last week – shot, Archer said on his arrest, in the name of the Islamist terrorist organization ISIS. Tonight its auditorium filled with more than 200 people from the Cobbs Creek neighborhood of Philadelphia to […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Mayor-Council Relationship Could Be Boon In Kenney Administration

by Joe Shaheeli Of the many Mayors this city has had, it can be said Mayor Jim Kenney is the one closest to fitting the adage “the round peg for the round hole”. Of all those who preceded him, the closest to fit that description in the past 60 years would have been John Street. […]

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Updated Jan. 8

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Jan. 8- Malik Boyd & Rodney Little host Fundraiser for Congressman Chaka Fattah at Pyramid Cl., Franklin Rm., 1735 Market St., 52nd fl., 6-8 p.m. Champions $1,000, Supporters $500, Friends $250. Checks payable to “Fattah for Congress”. Jan 9- State Rep. Vanessa Brown hosts Youth Trip to State Farm Show, leaves from 1435 W. 52nd […]

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Philadelphia Unemployment Rate Drops, Mayor Nutter Announces In Swan Song

Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Alan Greenberger announced today Philadelphia’s unemployment rate has dropped to 5.9%, the lowest in Philadelphia since April 2008 before the recession and a full percentage point lower than when Mayor Nutter took office in January 2008. In addition, there are more Philadelphians employed than at […]

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Rep. Taylor’s Bill Would Legalize Liquor Runs Out Of State

Legislation sponsored by State Rep. John Taylor (R-Northeast) to decriminalize the purchase of out-of-state wine and liquor has passed the House. “For decades people have driven into New Jersey and Delaware to purchase wines and spirits not available in Pennsylvania, which is illegal, though rarely enforced. When it is enforced, the consequences can be great […]

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THE WAFFLEMAN: Rules For New Jersey Drivers

Yo! Here we go again with these instructions on how to drive in New Jersey. They were sent to me by Jerry M., a reader from New Jersey. Turn signals will give away your next move. A confident New Jersey driver avoids using them. Under no circumstance should you maintain a safe distance between you […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Police Chief Ramsey Leaves Big Shoes To Fill

Philadelphia has a number of tough crime and public=safety issues. But the steady and smart leadership from Police COMMISSIONER CHARLES RAMSEY have all Philadelphians confident that the tough issues could be handled. That is why CHS joins many Philadelphians in wishing Commissioner Ramsey best wishes on his retirement. Ramsey was an innovative leader who implemented […]

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City Council Independent Candidate Targets Republicans

Kristin Combs is a schoolteacher on a mission. That mission crystallized when, in 2013, a public school at which she was teaching was closed. Vaux HS, 23rd & Master, was the target of the School Reform Commission which labeled it as “failing”. “We had actually turned around the school climate, but unfortunately we bit the […]

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ANOTHER OPINION: Pennsylvania Budget –  The Easy Way Or The Right Way?

by State Rep.-Elect Donna Bullock As I prepare to take the oath of office, and without resolution to the current budget stalemate, I’m reminded that those who have the privilege to serve must often choose a hard right over the easy wrong. We can do what is easy – which has been the prevailing approach […]

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