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OUT & ABOUT: Could Willie Brown Shut Election Down With SEPTA Strike?

OUT & ABOUT: Could Willie Brown Shut Election Down With SEPTA Strike?

For the next few days, those of us who rely on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, or SEPTA as it’s commonly known, are going to be looking toward Ohio. Not literally. Metaphorically. That’s because the only way to keep Transport Workers Union Local 234 from actually participating in the strike that its members authorized with […]

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NEWSIES is the Tony-award-winning sensation which will only be at the Academy of Music through Sunday, Nov. 2. So buy your tickets right away, because Thursday night was a sellout! It’s surprising the Academy of Music roof is still in place, because the thunderous applause from the audience seemed as if it could blow the […]

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CITY HALL SAM: City Council Burns Nutter On Gas Sale

No. A simple two-letter word, but a word that frustrates many elected officials and policymakers. MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER is used to dealing with the word no, as City Council, led by COUNCIL PRESIDENT DARRELL CLARKE, continues to say no to many of his initiatives. City Council delivered a big, blistering no to Mayor Nutter on […]

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ELEPHANT CORNER: Toomey Wows Commonwealth Club; Republicans Party For Dollars

Last week, US SEN. PAT TOOMEY was the keynote speaker at the Commonwealth Club’s luncheon at Morton’s Steakhouse. He spoke mostly of the need to take back the Senate in order to have a functioning Senate again. The current MAJORITY LEADER HARRY REED has used, or should I say abused, (abused is my word, not […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Corbett Still Confident In Governor’s Race; McCaffery Wise To Step Down

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Gov. Tom Corbett says he’s feeling good. He doesn’t believe the public polls. “If I were down by the published poll spreads, why would they let Bill Clinton campaign in Pittsburgh and Barack Obama in Philadelphia for Tom Wolf ?” he noted acidly. Corbett continued, “We’re very comfortable with where we are […]

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Cawley Revs Up GOP Members At Pre-Election Gathering

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POLS ON THE STREET: Tom Wolf Should Be Wary Of Hunkering Down

by Joe Shaheeli A defensive mode in any scenario is a worrisome one, be it when the Eagles try to kill time which sometimes backfires on the field – or in politics, when a poll leader like Tom Wolf decides to hunker down. This last week has seen Wolf’s defensive mode cause a dip in […]

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OUR OPINION: High Court Smells To High Heaven

Score one for Chief Justice Ronald Castille with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court moving to relieve Justice McCaffery “on an interim basis of any and all judicial and administrative responsibilities as a Justice.” In 30 days, the Judicial Conduct Board said the decision “shall make a determination, on an emergency basis, whether there is or is […]

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Singer Demands City Quit Deleting Emails

City Commissioner Stephanie Singer is asking the city administration to end its 50-day limit to preserving emails generated on city computers.   An IT graduate student, she knows the value of her suggestion.   She states, “By 2010, email was a standard tool at the small business where I worked. I held myself accountable by […]

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Malala Yousafzai Accepts Liberty Medal

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