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POLS ON THE STREET: Campaigns Gear up for Fall Semester

BY JOE SHAHEELI One of the biggest dilemmas facing elected officials as they head into the fall general-election season is that, aside from a relatively small number of politically savvy types, nobody much cares about them in August. In the dog days, the ordinary voter’s heart and mind is set on wringing the last bit […]

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Reclaimers in 175th Dist. Still Sore at Party Rules

BY RYAN BRIGGS Democratic 5th Ward Leader Mike Boyle found himself at the center of a rare controversy in his Center City Philadelphia district. A vocal minority of committee people, many of them insurgent reformers, said Boyle had colluded with 175th District State Rep. Mike O’Brien to appoint O’Brien’s chief of staff Mary Isaacson as […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Team Trump Brings Its Tune to Philly

BY JOE SHAHEELI The national Republican team came to Philadelphia on Monday. Republicans cheered and donated; Democrats booed and protested. What is not clear is if anything changed as a result. But it is evident that the Republican Party is trying to move the needle in Southeastern Pennsylvania. For the second time since President Donald […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy, Jul. 26, 2018

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQUIRE AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Why is your lender making it harder to make your payments? You tried every possible way to avoid it, but you finally decided that you had no choice-you filed a bankruptcy. But you want to continue to pay some creditors, like your house payment and […]

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Jul. 27

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State Sen. Sharif Street hosts “Super Services for Seniors” at Hunting Pk. Pavilion, W. Hunting Pk. Ave. & Old York Rd., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mayor John Street honored. Free food, activities, speakers. For info: Bishop Melvin Howard (215) 341-1454.    Send article as PDF   

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Jul. 28

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Be Whole Healthy Living Tour hosts Festival at Penn’s Landing features Tip “T.I.” Harris, Dru Hill, Estelle, SWV Sister Nancy and Lenny Williams. Speakers include Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, Councilman Mark Squilla, State Rep. Joanna McClinton, City Rep. Sheila Hess & Gov. Wolf’s S.E. Dir. Nedia Ralston. For info: pahealthfest.org.    Send article as PDF   

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Aug. 4

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Firefighters Local 22 hosts Beach Party at Keenan’s N. Wildwood, 113 Olde New Jersey Ave., 4-8 p.m.    Send article as PDF   

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Aug. 5

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Salute to Summer at Keenan’s N. Wildwood, 113 Olde New Jersey Ave., 3-7 p.m. MC: Aunt Mary Pat DiSabatino. Proceeds benefit Phila. Veterans Comfort H. Reduced drink prices, BBQ burgers & hot dogs. Tickets $25. To purchase: www.PhiladelphiaVeteransHouse.org/salute.    Send article as PDF   

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Aug. 7- State Rep. Kevin Boyle hosts Nat’l Night Out at Fox Chase E.S. parking lot, 500 Rhawn St. Games, prizes and giveaways, music entertainment, food, information about state and local resources, and chances to meet with local police and emergency personnel. For info: (215) 695-1016. Aug 8- State rep candidate Malcolm Kenyatta is hosted […]

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MAYOR JIM KENNEY remains opposed and probably will veto the construction tax narrowly passed by City Council. Kenney has given himself till the end of the summer to decide whether to act. As the bill passed with only eight votes, Council may not have the 12 votes necessary to overturn the veto. COUNCIL PRESIDENT DARRELL […]

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