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Primary Lessons: Upset In The 182nd

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Primary Lessons: Upset In The 182nd

By JOHN KROMER and DAVID LYNN Three of the incumbent State Representatives who ran for reelection in the 2012 primary were not particularly dynamic or accomplished. Their challengers were well-spoken, attractive, and well-financed. The results: One challenger won, another came close and is well positioned for a 2014 rematch, and a third lost badly. Let’s […]

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Can You Live On $5 A Day?

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Congressman Bob Brady headed a contingent of elected officials, as they joined the Jewish Federation and the Coalition Against Hunger to kick off a week-long Greater Philadelphia Food Stamp Challenge. Brady and other participants, including Mayor Michael Nutter, State Sen. Vincent Hughes, and State Reps. Vanessa Brown, Cherelle Parker, Brendan Boyle, Gene DiGirolamo and Tony […]

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New Walmart Store Creates 300 Jobs In Port Richmond

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A polish string band greeted hundreds of customers as they entered Philadelphia’s newest supermarket in Port Richmond. The newest Walmart store, now one of five stores in Philadelphia, located at Aramingo Crossings Shopping Center, 2200 Wheatsheaf Lane is a boon to an area hit hard from the recession. The store employs 300 workers from the […]

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Philly’s Latest Boxing Champ Danny Garcia Honored At City Hall; Has His Sights On Mayweather, Pacquiao Fight

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by RORY McGLASSON Could Philadelphia’s latest world boxing champion be set for superstardom? Danny “Swift” García seems to think so. The current WBC Light Welterweight Champion was presented a city citation at a special ceremony hosted by Mayor Michael Nutter, Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. and Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez today. During the presentation ceremony, Garcia […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Mayor Nutter Boosts Jordan; Philadelphian Comes Home For Support

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by RORY McGLASSON There’s a Philadelphian in a statewide Republican race in next Tuesday’s primary election. A South Philadelphian, to be precise. Frank Pinto even ran for State Representative in the 183rd Dist. in 1975 – losing to the legendary Jim Tayoun. Two years later, Pinto moved to Harrisburg, where he forged a new career […]

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Kal Rudman: “He took me under his wing” – Music Publisher Remembers His Friend Dick Clark

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by RORY McGLASSON Kal Rudman, known around the world as “the man with the golden ears” and the uncanny ability to pick hit songs, owes much of his own success in the music-industry to the late Dick Clark. Rudman, a philanthropist and publisher of six national music-industry trade journals, including the well-known Friday Morning Quarterback, […]

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Fmr. British PM Tony Blair Attempts To Bring Peace Between Flyers-Penguins Fans

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BY RORY McGLASSON/ Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was in town to accept the International Statesman Award from the World Affairs Council on Tuesday night. Mr. Blair was presented a crystal bowl at the Hyatt at the Bellevue from World Affairs Council of Philadelphia vice chairman Frank Hermance. After accepting his award, Mr. Blair […]

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STORM OVER WATER: New Charges May Trigger Change In City Charter

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BY TONY WEST/ Water bills are undergoing a historic shift in Philadelphia. It’s part of a project to pump $2 billion of public money over a generation into a remaking of our most-crucial infrastructure – that which handles the source of life itself: rain. Rain is already costly and will grow more so, if we […]

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BY TONY WEST/ (Second In A Series)/ When life isn’t fair to begin with, it can be hard to make it fairer without hurting some people. Water is one of the basic costs of life – and business. Both the water we consume and the rainwater we divert need a complex infrastructure of mains, drains […]

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by Rory McGlasson A world-renowned theatre group has found a new home on Mifflin Street. Now they hope its neighbors get to know who they are. It seems bizarre that Archedream for Humankind, a blacklight mask dance and theater company that seeks to evoke “archetypes,” is well-known around the world, but not in its hometown. […]

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