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WE’RE BACK!

The Philadelphia Public Record website is back in full service again as of today, after a two-week hiatus. An issue with our service provider required significant retooling and forced our online product to take a Fourth of July vacation. The latest political-events calendar is now posted on our website. Tomorrow morning, Thursday, Jul. 10, the […]

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CITY HALL SAM:  Cheers For Borinqueneers; Butkovitz Revs Up; Whither Schwartz Now?

The 65th Brigade was honored at a ceremony in Valley Forge Park. The brigade was known as the Borinqueneers or Puerto Rican brigade and fought in Korea and Vietnam with tremendous distinction. Although much of their heroic action has gone unnoticed, PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA will sign a bill recognizing them with the Congressional Gold Medal […]

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OUT & ABOUT: In Again, Out Again, In Again At The Inquirer

BY DENISE CLAY/ You wanna know who’s probably blasting Pharrell’s world-wide hit “Happy” as he dances around his office right about now? William Marimow, editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Marimow is the happiest man in the Philadelphia Media Universe right now because H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest and Lewis Katz were the winners of the private auction […]

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BROUHAHA AT CITY COMMISSION! Singer’s Camera Keeps Rolling; Cops Called

Long-simmering disputes on Philadelphia City Commission boiled over last week when Commission Chair Anthony Clark and Vice Chair Al Schmidt voted that a camerawoman purportedly brought by the third Commissioner, Stephanie Singer, should not be allowed to videotape testimony by witnesses at a public hearing. Singer has pushed to videotape these meetings as part of […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Exciting Election Day Saw Dramatic Wins And Losses

The Famous 4th Street Deli was packed on election day with famous Phillies. Among the stars were COUNCIL PRESIDENT DARRELL CLARKE and his trusty right-hand man, attorney CHARLES GIBBS. STATE REP. MARIA DONATUCCI was escorted by her son. City Councilman at-Large-to-be ED NEILSON was escorted by KENNY ADAMS. Former Municipal Court JUDGE FELICE STACK enjoyed […]

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ELEPHANT CORNER: They Backed Wolfe’s Idea … But Not The Man

The citizens in Philadelphia showed their disregard for their right to vote. Of the roughly 800,000 registered Democrats in the City of Philadelphia, 161,890 voted in the primary for Governor. Given the hue and cry in Philadelphia about the “evil policies” of GOV. TOM CORBETT, one would think a few more might show up to […]

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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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