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Odds are, when asked what they know about the Delaware River Port Authority, few will be the dwellers in the Delaware Valley who can answer that question. The handful who do are likely to say something like, “It runs the bridges” – and that’s about all. The Philadelphia Public Record is pleased to present a […]

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Birds of a feather flock together! That proverb has been an axiom to every past generation. So what makes the Committee of 70 believe itself to be the only exception? Under its current President Zachary Stalberg, Committee of 70 has gone from its original mission of keeping election irregularities to a minimum […]

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The Philadelphia Housing Authority is taking a major step in providing quality accessible housing for the low-income disabled community. Today, 38-year-old Steven Quarles and 54-year-old Marshall Gibson, both wheelchair-bound, moved into the first of 75 scattered-site homes that PHA is currently renovating as handicapped-accessible housing. “We are grateful for the Federal stimulus dollars that enabled […]

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The vacancy created recently with the resignation of STATE SEN. ROBERT MELLOW as minority chairman of the Appropriations Committee has renewed interest in that office in the eastern part of the state. STATEW SEN. MIKE STACK is currently a member of the Committee and his duties there include any legislation having to do with Philadelphia […]

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ If a nonprofit, dependent on heavy contributors, believes it can remain independent of the influence of those benefactors, then its officers are living in la-la land. They’d soon be out of business if they failed to consider the business needs of their chief supporters. The Committee of 70 knows which side its […]

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BY TONY WEST/ The 194th State House Dist. saw the biggest political donnybrook in the May Primary: a five-way slugfest among Democrats to replace retiring State Rep. Kathy Manderino, who had held the seat for 18 years. The fights, and the fun, aren’t over, as the General Election will feature an unusual three-way race, thanks to […]

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Avoiding a tough primary challenge allowed US Senate candidate Pat Toomey to collect campaign donations all year and then sit back and patiently wait his turn. Now that his turn has come, Toomey, a Republican from Zionsville, can spare large sums on a massive television ad buy four months before the November General Election. Like […]

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BY RORY McGLASSON/ Odunde celebrated its 35th annual festival with a special Diplomat VIP Reception at City Hall recently. The organizers of the Odunde African and African-American Festival, as part of its 35th anniversary celebration, hosted an African diplomat VIP reception, honoring His Imperial Majesty, Alayeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuwade Olubuse II, The Ooni of Ife […]

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BY LUCKY GLENWOOD/ say it ain’t so, DWIGHT EVANS! The Jazz Fest only had a few thousand people and cost over $1 million…? The bottom line is our favorite State Representative has to get ahold of overspending at OARC. More than $1 million on a failed jazz festival, another mil on that North By Northwest […]

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