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Rich Lazer, Whitman Native, Seeks Congressional Seat

BY TONY WEST It was very much a hometown crowd that awaited Rich Lazer at Burke Playground in the portside community of Whitman in South Philadelphia. It was chilly as the sun set behind the jungle gym. Many of the more than 100 people who turned out were bundled up in hoodies – union hoodies […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Whitman Native Seeks Congressional Seat

BY JOE SHAHEELI Everybody in this year’s throbbing primary political engagement was in Harrisburg on Tuesday, turning in nominating petitions. Anyone who did not meet the requisite number of valid signatures on these petitions will be disqualified from the May primary. The same fate awaits all candidates whose petitions contain too many bad signatures or, […]

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Ahmad Gets Over 4k Signatures in 8 Days

Despite declaring her candidacy only eight days ago, Nina Ahmad today filed 4289 signatures to be the next Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Canvassers in 11 counties gathered signatures for Ahmad, who filed more than 200 signatures from 7 counties. “I want to thank all of the wonderful volunteers and everyone who helped […]

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Casey Posts Sigs from Every County

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey qualified for the ballot by filing nominating petitions from every county in Pennsylvania, totaling more than 21,000 signatures. Casey garnered as many signatures as the entire Republican field combined. “We’re honored to have such strong grassroots support from Democrats in every corner of the commonwealth,” said Campaign Manager M.E. Smith. “Between […]

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Mar. 8

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State Sen. John Sabatina hosts Cocktail Reception at Del Frisco’s, 1426 Walnut St., 5:30-8:30 p.m. For info: Taylor (267) 671-7208 or re.elect.johnsabatina@gmail.com.    Send article as PDF   

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Mar. 8

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S. Phila. Business Ass’n honors Persons of the Year at Galdo’s Catering, 1933 W. Moyamensing Ave., 6:30-9:30 p.m. In memory of Jimmy Tayoun; Capt. Lou Campione; & Loretta V. Crea. Open bar & dinner. Tickets $75. For info: (215) 336-1108 or spba1897@gmail.com.    Send article as PDF   

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Mar. 9

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State Rep. Emilio Vázquez hosts Career Expo for persons with criminal records at Temple U., Gittis Stud. Activities Ctr., 1755 N. 13th St., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Must register: (215) 425-5708.    Send article as PDF   

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Mar. 9

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State Rep. Donna Bullock hosts Spring Fling at Honickman Learning Ctr., 1936 N. Judson St., 12-2 p.m. For info: (215) 684-3738.    Send article as PDF   

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Mar. 9- State rep candidate Elizabeth Fiedler hosts Fundraiser at Benna’s W., 1444 S. Broad St., 7-9 p.m. Donation levels $50, $100, $150, $200. For info: friends@elizabethfiedler.com. Mar. 10- State Rep. Jared Solomon hosts Job Fair at Bustleton Learning Ctr., 6600 Bustleton Ave., 9 a.m.-12 m. Local businesses, unions, government, PA CareerLink. For info: (215) […]

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INSIDE SCOOP ON THE OSCARS: A Philadelphian Ex-Hollywood Insider’s Perspective

by Nathan Lerner Were you able to score tickets to Los Angeles’ Dolby Center for the 88th annual Academy Awards festivities? If not, don’t despair. There is an appealing alternative, which is considerably closer to home. The Philadelphia Film Society will mark the occasion with a gala evening on Oscar night. Held at the Prince […]

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