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‘PUBLIC SERVANT OF THE YEAR’ JEWELL WILLIAMS: When A New Sheriff Came To Town

by Tony West The year 2011 was a momentous one in the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office. The previous year Sheriff John Green had stepped down after decades in that office, under a cloud. Millions of dollars had gone missing. Office records were in chaos. Forensic audits and criminal investigations were underway or brewing. That November, Jewell […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Battle For Key Labor Endorsements

by Joe Shaheeli This is a labor town! So political analysts use endorsements from organized labor as one of their ways of calculating the chances of candidates vying for the Democratic mayoral nomination on May 19. So far, the big banner across the headquarters of Ed Coryell’s Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters, among the biggest […]

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Mar. 5-           Seaman’s Church Inst. honors Holt Family for services to Port of Phila. at Sheet Metal Workers’ Ha., 11:30 a.m. Event chairs Dennis and Gerardine Colgan. For info Ronnie (215) 940-9900, ext. 106. Mar. 5-           Republican City Committee hosts Cocktail Party for State Rep candidate Martina White at RCC, 3525 Cottman Ave., […]

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PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW: Sneaking A Snazzy Preview Peek With Bonnie Squires

by Bonnie Squires The 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show, hosted by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, drew hundreds of patrons to the VIP Preview Gala Friday night at the Philadelphia Convention Center. The theme “Celebrate the Movies” allowed major exhibitors to select a Disney or Pixar film and interpret the mood of the movie in their design. […]

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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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