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SEPTA Spreads Holiday Cheer with Trolley Décor

SEPTA Spreads Holiday Cheer with Trolley Décor

SEPTA is making the 2018 holiday season bright with its decorated vehicles. For the first time ever, the festive vehicle décor has taken over every SEPTA mode. The good news is that you still have time to see the decorated vehicles. SEPTA has you covered with the viewing scheduled below: Western Decorated Train For the […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: At-Large Council Candidates Mount the Catwalk

BY JOE SHAHEELI Running for Philadelphia City Council at Large is one of the most-challenging feats any politician can attempt. You’re going in a year when most popular attention is focused on the mayor’s race. So you start off down ballot. But you have to reach the same number of voters that the mayoral jocks […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: One AG Takes on Another

BY JOE SHAHEELI Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro does not shrink from the national spotlight. Last week, he took on his counterpart in the nation’s capital, Matthew Whitaker, who was appointed to replace U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. “President Donald Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general is unlawful, it ignores vacancy succession […]

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POLS ON THE STREET:  Mary Gay Scanlon Makes a New First

BY JOE SHAHEELI MARY GAY SCANLON has become the first woman in Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation since 2014. Congresswoman Scanlon (D-S. Phila.) was sworn in last week to an open congressional seat in Southeastern Pennsylvania left vacant after Republican Pat Meehan resigned in April. Scanlon last week won a special election to fill the remaining seven […]

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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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Fiedler Changes Face of 184th District

By Eldon Graham Elizabeth Fiedler emerged triumphantly as the winner of the 184th Legislative District after running a well-crafted and strenuous campaign. After announcing her candidacy over a year ago, Fiedler’s long journey from the newsroom to hitting the campaign trail was finally realized on an historic election day in Philadelphia when she was announced […]

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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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By the Numbers: Where Pa. Ds and Rs Have Gained Voters

BY NICK FIELD As recently as last summer, Pennsylvania Democrats were struggling to pull themselves off the mat. After six straight presidential victories, the Keystone State suddenly turned red and played a pivotal role in Donald Trump’s 2016 Electoral College victory. On top of that, the gains Republicans were making in voter registration throughout 2016 […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Ready or Not, Here We Vote!

BY JOE SHAHEELI A high turnin of absentee ballots bodes a high overall turnout in Pennsylvania’s 2018 midterm election. Absentee-ballot requests were closed on Oct. 30. But as of Friday, Oct. 26, the Pennsylvania Department of State had received almost 200,000 requests. And 96,000 had already clocked their votes. That is days ahead of the […]

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