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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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N.E. Philly Leaders May Be Swinging To Boyle In State Senate Race

by Joe Shaheeli A caucus endorsement, so vital in organization politics, is a decision, once made, was considered poured in cement. That was true in the recent annals of the Democratic Party – until last Thursday. It is now in flux in the battle of the 5th Senatorial Dist. The nine ward leaders making up […]

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OUR OPINION: Soda Tax Promises Food Fight In Phila. City Council

Community leaders, small-business owners, labor leaders and citizens have banded together to fight a 3-cents-an-ounce tax on sugary beverages like soda, teas and juice drinks. They charge a 12-pack of soda’s cost would nearly double – to more than $8 – due to the tax; $2.04 tax on a 2-liter bottle would be more than […]

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Democratic National Convention Is Starting Volunteer Registration

The Democratic National Convention Host Committee has launched its official volunteer-registration system, which can still be accessed through the Host Committee’s now-revamped volunteer webpage here. The portal is supported by myTRS (The Registration System), a woman- and veteran-owned business that offers comprehensive online volunteer, conference, and ticketing software to coordinate events, conferences and tours. The […]

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From Bok To Bark: Old School Sprouts New Dog Park

by Maria Merlino Passyunk Crossing has a new dog park, compliments of Scout Ltd., a collective of young, enthusiastic urban designers and strategy makers who like to think about design at a city scale. The park, located at 9th & Dudley Streets, is an iron-gated outdoor space outside of the former Bok HS. This outdoor […]

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