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OUT & ABOUT: Now It Begins … The Battle Of The Toms

BY DENISE CLAY/ Well, Pennsylvania Primary Election Night 2014 has come and gone. And in the aftermath, the November Elections could be entitled “The Battle for ‘Tom’ Supremacy”. Tom Wolf, the York-based businessman who was Finance Secretary under Gov. Ed Rendell bested his fellow Democratic challengers – Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, current State Treasurer Rob McCord, […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Stack, Boyle Win – Two Boosts For Wolf

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ We hope our interpretations here will lend some insight into the political future of this city as we review the winners and losers of the May 20 primary election. State Sen. Mike Stack’s (D-Northeast) grueling journey throughout the state over the last year and a half helped him reach his goal of […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Dem Guv Hopefuls Duck Convention-Ctr. Fracas

TOM WOLF continues to sit atop the polls. But nobody’s asking the really tough questions of the gubernatorial candidates. Where do they stand on the workroom changes at the Pennsylvania Convention Center? This week Local 98 leader JOHN DOUGHERTY crossed a picket line consisting of Teamsters and Carpenters at the Convention Center. Each gubernatorial candidate […]

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WALKING THE BEAT: Kane Shows Decisiveness Where It Counts

The STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL moved deftly against school cheaters. In my view, this is a far more-important issue – our kids’ future – than forcing a few pesos on the unsuspecting. Yet the press went mute after EXERTING all that ENERGY to blast her over Ali-Gate (?). Nary a peep of praise. And State Rep. […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Special Election Will Test New Philadelphia GOP Team

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Since this coming Tuesday is election day, we need to turn your attention to the fact a Council seat is up for grabs. Vacated by Bill Green, Jr., now the School Reform Commission chairman, the winner takes his vacant at-Large Council seat for the remainder of the term. Three parties are in […]

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OUT & ABOUT: When Will Vote-Suppressors Give Up?

BY DENISE CLAY/ Sure, most of us were paying attention to the self-inflicted travails of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling due to the release of a tape made by the jump-off his wife was suing…. (Editor’s note: For those of you who don’t know what a jump-off is, it’s a side-chick. The other woman. […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Wolf Is Working Philadelphia

  Gubernatorial frontrunner TOM WOLF has now been making the rounds of the Philadelphia wards. He recently attended the 21st Ward, which is headed by highly regarded LOU AGRE. Wolf gave a decent speech, but went on substantially longer than most committee people like. Essentially he elaborates on his business background and emphasizes the points […]

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ELEPHANT CORNER: Will Grapes Of Rath Rise Up Against Brady?

City Council candidate MATT WOLFE and congressional candidate MEGAN RATH attended the Super Talk Debate between conservative pundits DOM GIORDANO, CHRIS STIGAL, GARY R’NEL, RICH ZEOLI and DICK MORRIS at Xfinity Live near the ball parks. Wolfe is running for City Council at large in May to fill the seat vacated by BILL GREEN. Rath […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Philly Wants Dem Convention For The Money, Honey

Pennsylvania statewide elections usually pit regions of the state against each other. It’s a classic East vs. West match up. It’s Philadelphia City Hall vs. Pittsburgh’s City County Building. So the cities will square off once again along with 13 other cities that are competing to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Former GOV. ED […]

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BY JOE SHAY STIVALA/ TWO CURIOUS mayoral events were quietly reported: ONE said Mayor NUTTER joined with former Big Apple Mayor Bloomberg in a $50 million drive to end gun violence. Then Nutter issued a memo saying Philly will no longer participate in immigrant holds for deportation. Could this mean that he is preparing a […]

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