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Pacifico Scholarship Awards Reach $1.75 Million In 51st Year

Pacifico Scholarship Awards Reach $1.75 Million In 51st Year

The Kerry T. Pacifico Foundation this week presented $122,000 in college scholarships to 93 graduating seniors from 23 schools in the School District of Philadelphia, Chester Upland School District, Lower Merion School, Universal Audenried Charter HS and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. It also donated $15,000 to Philadelphia elementary schools. This marks the 51st year in […]

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Pols On The Street: What A Well Oiled Machine!

 by Joe Shaheeli It was obvious as the returns rolled in Tuesday night, money talks, and it did so loudly drowning out the voices of those who thought they were in a campaign. Rolling in clover were Mayor-Elect Jim Kenney and Councilmen at Large-Elect Allan Domb, Derek Green, Bill Greenlee and Councilwomen at Large-Elect Blondell […]

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West Vs. North: Who Will Rule The City Now?

by Tony West In the Philadelphia Democratic mayoral primary, North Philadelphia beat West Philadelphia and City Hall beat Capitol Hill. Jim Kenney, who quit City Council in January after 22 years of service at large, used an extensive network of citywide connections to put together a resounding win over the initial frontrunner, State Sen. Tony […]

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Famous Deli, Relish Philadelphia Host Election-Day Luncheons

Philadelphia tradition says all elected officials must attend brunch at either one of these popular restaurants the day of the primary. Politicians, paparazzi  and people who wanted to be part of the action all gathered at Famous Deli and Relish Philadelphia on Tuesday, May 19 primary election day.      Send article as PDF   

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Pols On The Street: Will Polling, TV Ads Beat Ground Game In Philadelphia Primary Races?

by Joe Shaheeli Old friend John Zogby, a master conductor of international and national polls, reporting on races and trends, informed us the British Polling Council has convened an all-out investigation on how and why the polls failed so miserably to predict the actual outcome of their 2015 election. He reminds us, “Election polling has […]

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S.W. Philly Hungers For Politicians To Hear It

by Tony West Was there a debate or wasn’t there? That’s the note the contentious 2nd Dist. Council race ended on in Southwest Philadelphia – the neighborhood nobody listens to. Ninety people showed up at the Elmwood Skating Rink near 71st Street & Grays Avenue to hear incumbent Councilman Kenyatta Johnson face off against his […]

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‘Sal’ Picked For Pinnacle Man Of The Year

by Maria Merlino The Millay Club Alumni Association of Neumann-Goretti has announced Salvatore J. Patti as its 2015 Pinnacle Award Man of the Year. Growing up, Patti was fascinated by successful people, what they did to achieve success by owning their own businesses or being part of a bigger business. He was highly influenced by […]

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SOUTH PHILLY: Tasting South Philly

by Maria Merlino The May 4th A Taste of South Philly Fundraiser, held at the Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti Catholic High School’s Goretti gym was a rousing success, as the crowded gym took on a festive air. The hosts, WOGL-98’s Bob Pantano, a Bishop Neumann graduate, and his beautiful wife, Debbie, provided the finest […]

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John Dougherty Is Master Of Political Action Committees

by David Lynn John “Johnny Doc” Dougherty is a master of campaign finance maneuvering. At any one time, he has several PACs in full operation. Other PACs may lay dormant for awhile, but they are ready to awaken at any given moment. Most of these PACs are funded through contributions from International Brotherhood of Electrical […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Endorsed Dems Are Pushed At Gala

by Joe Shaheeli They came from around the state and the city to pack the annual Jefferson-Jackson Day gala at Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall Monday night. Invited by Congressman Bob Brady (D-Phila.), chair of Democratic City Committee, higher-court candidates joined favorite son Supreme Court candidate Kevin Dougherty on the stage to the applause of […]

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