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Jun. 21

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State Senate candidate Linda Fields is hosted Fundraiser at Dist. 1199C, 1319 Locust St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hosts: “Philly Legislators for Linda.” Sponsors $1,000, Hosts $500, Friends $250. Payable to “Friends of Linda Fields,” %JTGoldstein, LLC, 8 Penn Ctr., 1628 JFK Blvd., Su. 1702, Phila., PA 19103. RSVP: Dom Linda@LindaAFields.com.    Send article as PDF   

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Jun. 21

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Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell hosts W. Phila. Thursday Night Jazz Series at Malcolm X Pk., 52nd & Pine Sts., 7 p.m. The Budesa Bros.    Send article as PDF   

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Jun. 23- Crisis Intervention Network Reunion Committee hosts Trip to Nat’l Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C., lv. 56th & Vine Sts. 7:45 a.m., rt. 7:30 p.m. Includes stop at King Memorial, 2 hr. leisure at Baltimore Inner Harbor. Continental breakfast, video bus, games, prizes. Tickets $55. Payable to “Crisis Intervention […]

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New Canal, New Channel: Port of Philadelphia Enters a New Era

Interview with Jeff Theobald BY TONY WEST 2018 is the year that Philadelphia’s historic port officially entered the post-Panamax world, when the world’s largest cargo ships are able to sail directly from China and East Asia to the Northeastern United States via the Panama Canal – and the Delaware River is ready to receive them, […]

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Packer Ave. Terminal Is Ready for Big Business at Philadelphia’s Port

With nary a scratch nor splash, two giant 32-story gantry cranes arrived from a globe-crossing trek into South Philadelphia this past March. The cranes completed a 90-plus-day journey from Shanghai, China, to arrive at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal and mark the beginning of a new era of prosperity for the city and surrounding region. […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Don’t Tax You, Don’t Tax Me; Tax That Man Behind That Tree

BY JOE SHAHEELI Just by looking at the calendar, it’s obvious that all proposed tax hikes face an uphill battle both on Capitol Hill and in City Hall this year. That’s because the all-important political races of the next 12 months – in the statewide November general election and in the 2019 municipal primary – […]

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Ahmad Makes Statewide Waves in Lt. Guv Race

BY TONY WEST A newcomer to Philadelphia electoral politics, former Deputy Mayor Nina Ahmad, caught the eye of many voters outside the city in her last-minute race for lieutenant governor in the Democratic primary. Ahmad had started out the campaign season with her own eye on the old 1st Congressional District seat. After that evaporated […]

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Jun. 12

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Councilwoman Cherelle Parker hosts Resource & Expungement Fair at Philippian Bapt. Ch., 5801 N. Broad St., 5-8 p.m.    Send article as PDF   

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Jun. 12

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City Commissioner Al Schmidt hosts Fundraiser at Wissahickon Brewery, 3705 W. School House La., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Suggested contribution $40. Payable to “Friends of Al Schmidt,” P.O. Box 18538, Phila., PA 19129.    Send article as PDF   

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Jun. 12

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S. Phila. Business Ass’n hosts Pig Roast outside Galdo’s Entertainment Complex, 20th St. & Moyamensing Ave., 6:30 p.m. Tickets $60. For info: (215) 852-4822. Or lougaldo@galdoscaters.com.    Send article as PDF   

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