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PA Society Weekend: Lunch at the Waldorf

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Masino Appointed to Delaware River Port Authority

Labor leader Gary Masino has been appointed to the Delaware River Port Authority by Gov. Tom Wolf. Masino is president/business manager of Local 19 and the International Sheet Metal Workers Union’s 11th general vice president. DRPA is responsible for the operation of four of the five bridges spanning the Delaware River: Commodore Barry, Ben Franklin, […]

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Overdoses for Christmas

Nine sad souls, heroin addicts shooting up under the railroad bridges and alley by-ways of Kensington, didn’t have someone looking over them as they overdosed on the latest batch of cheap heroin this past week. The miracle antidote that could have brought them back from death, Narcan, wasn’t available to them. District Attorney Seth Williams […]

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Holiday Giving, South Philly-Style: Making a South Philadelphia Christmas Wish

By Eldon Graham Taking Our South Philadelphia Streets Back, a nonprofit dedicated to providing communication and sharing resources with residents, businesses and local authorities, is reaching out to all of South Philly to deliver some wish fulfillment. As Samantha Regalbuto explained, the group wants to give back to the community by helping neighbors less fortunate […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Stein Discrediting Both Major Parties

by Joe Shaheeli Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s attempts to recount votes in three states in an effort to derail the election of Donald Trump has become a burden on both the Commonwealth’s major parties as well as those in the other two states in which she issued challenges. Party regulars know the score […]

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YOUR PUBLIC SERVANTS AT WORK, Dec. 8, 2016

Council Approves Family-Friendly Accommodation in City Facilities City Council has passed a bill that would require all city buildings and facilities with bathrooms open to the public have baby diaper-changing stations, including City Hall, recreation centers, libraries, pools and more. Currently, baby-changing tables are not required by state or federal law. Though common in women’s […]

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Freshman Legislator Sets Record on Way to House

by Tony West Chris Rabb set a record, at least for modern times, when he won the 200th Legislative Dist. seat on Nov. 8 by winning more votes than any other Democrat in Pennsylvania history. The  46-year-old Mount Airy business consultant amassed 34,012 votes to defeat his Republican opponent Latryse McDowell. That he scooped up […]

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#Right2Work Dinner Sheds Light on Workers’ Plight

By Eldon Graham “Our focus is that work is a basic human right that should be accorded to everyone.” Those were the words spoken by Catzie Vilayphonh, the master of ceremonies for the #Right2Work Dinner held at the Aquinas Center at 1700 Fernon Street. The event was the eleventh in a series created by Popular […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Cortés Says Some Recounts Are Ruled out

by Joe Shaheeli We always thought Green Party candidates had a mission of sorts, but also wondered if they’d do better completing it if they supported major-party candidates. But with Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s efforts to rewrite election history by the presidential results in three states, we know now she has no sense of […]

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ANOTHER OPINION: Stop Criminalizing Politics

The news last week that former Democratic Pennsylvania House Whip Mike Veon has been awarded a new trial – after he already lost his position and served time for taking advantage of a nonprofit – is yet another case of prosecutorial overreach. As such, it has been added to the growing mound of evidence that […]

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