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POLS ON THE STREET: Republican Martina White Is Victor In 170th District

POLS ON THE STREET: Republican Martina White Is Victor In 170th District

by Joe Shaheeli In the campaign fiercely waged by both Democrat Sarah Del Ricci and Republican Martina White to take possession of the 170th General Assembly seat and fill the unexpired term of former State Representative Brendon Boyle, veteran political activist attorney Harold Rosenthal, a voter in the district, likened it to a political blitzkrieg. […]

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Cindy Bass Rides To Rescue Of Germantown YMCA

by Joe Shaheeli The Germantown YWCA, a wreck and a half, stands alongside Vernon Park in Germantown, testimony to the fact millions of dollars invested in it by the City and various nonprofits have gone everywhere else but to this historical relic. Because of years of neglect, while the money was misspent, it became the […]

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Skepticism Surrounds Pa. Convention Center Claim It Cut Labor Costs

While the Pennsylvania Convention Center released a report claiming lower labor costs at this year’s Auto Show compared to last year’s, a contractor who worked both shows says, “That’s just not true.” The contractor, who asked that his name not be used for fear of reprisal from management, said, “this year’s Auto Show was much […]

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OUT & ABOUT: In Philadelphia’s 7th Council Dist. – It’s Manny Morales Vs. Social Media

by Denise Clay The National Association of Black Journalists, an organization that got its start here in Philadelphia and counts among its founders such local journalistic luminaries as the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Acel Moore and late 900AM WURD host Reggie Bryant, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.   As part of NABJ’s 40th anniversary convention in […]

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Going Underground With U-Bahn

by Cassie Hepler If you think U-Bahn, 1320 Chestnut Street, is just another new restaurant and craft-beer joint, you’ve got it all wrong. By day, the musicians’ stage flips into three flat-screen TVs; perfect for Skyping business meetings from around the world and, of course, 18 craft beers on tap with amazing snacks (including a […]

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SOUTH PHILLY: Business Association Honors Persons Of Year

by Maria Merlino Last Thursday, Mar. 12, Galdo’s Entertainment & Catering Complex at 20th & Moyamensing Avenue was bustling with dignitaries, family, friends and colleagues of 2nd Dist. Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, State Rep. Maria Donatucci and businessman Jay Agnes. The South Philadelphia Business Association honored each of them as Person of the Year. An open […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Labor Splits Over Candidates In Philly Mayor’s Race

by Joe Shaheeli Labor unions have been busy making endorsements, and with them contributions to those they are supporting. The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO selected its judicial candidates in a united front. The state’s largest labor organization representing over 800,000 union workers, the state AFL-CIO has endorsed Judges Kevin Dougherty, David Wecht, and Christine Donohue in the […]

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Special Election 170th Legislative District: Dem. Sarah DelRicci Vs. Rep. Martina White

by Joe Shaheeli There is no question the Special Election to fill a vacancy in the 170th Legislative Dist. has earned the title “special” in many ways. It’s special when one realizes both contenders, Democrat Sarah DelRicci and Republican Martina White, are two young women facing each other, which should make some female voters in […]

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New Congressman Brendan Boyle Plunges Into World Affairs

by Tony West It’s a long way from the IHOP on Roosevelt Boulevard to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs in Washington, D.C. But freshman Congressman Brendan Boyle (D-Phila.) has made that trip now. And what a ride it’s been! The chaos engulfing the Middle East, the fighting in Ukraine, the turmoil in Venezuela, the […]

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Philadelphia Judicial Candidates’ Ballot Positions

Judicial Ballot Positions Order on ballot, as of Mar. 19. Subject to daily changes as candidates are removed from the ballot due to withdrawals or successful court challenges. Supreme Court Vacancies Democrats 1. Dwayne D Woodruff 2. Christine Donohue 3. Kevin M Dougherty 4. John Henry Foradora 5. David Wecht 6. Anne E Lazarus Republicans […]

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