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Nov. 17

State Rep. Jared Solomon hosts Senior Fair at St. Thomas Orthodox Church, 1009 Unruh Ave., 9 a.m.-12 m. Light refreshments. Free flu shots, with most insurance and Medicare cards. Blood-pressure screenings, medicine drop-off, giveaways, government resources, senior housing. For info: (215) 342-6340.    Send article as PDF   

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Nov. 18

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Councilman Mark Squilla hosts Re-Election Kickoff Event at Mifflin Tavern, 1843 S. 2nd St., 1-4 p.m. Eagles game. Hail Mary $2,500, Touchdown $1,000, Field Goal $500, General Admission $30, Payable to “Squilla for Council,” P.O. Box 37332, Phila., PA 19147. For info: 267) 275-2120.    Send article as PDF   

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Nov. 20

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Irish National Caucus honors AFL-CIO President Pat Eiding with “Roving Ambassador for Peace Prize” at 22 S. 22nd St., 2nd fl., 2:30 p.m.    Send article as PDF   

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Nov. 30-Dec. 2

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Penna. Soc. Weekend is held at N.Y. Hilton Midtown1335 Ave. of the Americas. Brian Roberts of Comcast is honoree.    Send article as PDF   

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PUBLIC SERVANT OF THE YEAR 2018: Sen. Christine Tartaglione, Working-Class Champion

BY TONY WEST To understand State Sen. Christine (“Tina”) Tartaglione, you have to understand the Tartagliones. Her father Eugene and mother Marge started out on Frankford Avenue, in a rowhouse community where nobody had a fancy title or a lot of money. But loyalty mattered and family mattered. In 1965 they moved to Oxford Circle. […]

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According to WHYY, former City Controller Alan Butkovitz and State Sen. Anthony Williams are both considering a run against Mayor Jim Kenney in the 2019 Democratic primary election: In Philly, Williams and Butkovitz weigh challenge to Mayor Kenney    Send article as PDF   

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POLS ON THE STREET: For Wolf, Casey, It Was All About Moneyball

BY JOE SHAHEELI But First, Who Won? It was a good night for Pennsylvania Democrats. In Pennsylvania and across the nation, it helped candidates in Tuesday’s election to be Democrats. They held onto their incumbent U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and incumbent Gov. Tom Wolf without breaking a sweat. With 99.32% of the vote reported as […]

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Nov. 9

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Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown hosts Senior Expo at Mann Older Adult Ctr., 3201 N. 5th St., 10 a.m.-12 m. Promoting independent living and quality of life. Citywide services. For info: (215) 686-3438.    Send article as PDF   

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Nov. 10

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State Rep. Angel Cruz hosts Document-Shredding Event at 3503 N. B St., Unit 7, 9 a.m.-12 m. Shred anything with Social Security numbers, credit-card numbers, bank-account numbers. For info: (215) 291-5643.    Send article as PDF   

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Nov. 11

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Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial holds Veterans Day Ceremony at Front & Spruce Sts., 12:30 p.m. Keynote speaker: Col. Ward Nickisch, USA (ret.) on search, recover, and identification of MIA efforts. Philly Pops Brass ensemble performs. Support and fund the new POW-MIA Monument: PVVM, P.O. Box 29425, Phila. PA 19125. For info: Sandy Bukowski (267) 253-2965. […]

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