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PUT DOWN THOSE TONGS … at Least for a Moment

PUT DOWN THOSE TONGS … at Least for a Moment

BY JUDGE PAT DUGAN Put down your barbecue tongs. Stop throwing the baseball. Come out of the swimming pool. If only for a moment, stop, contemplate and think about the meaning of Memorial Day. Memorial Day is not about a day off, not about barbecues and not about political photo ops. Whatever your feelings are […]

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Stack Pursues Drive for Pardons

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson (D-2nd) and Lt. Gov. Mike Stack, chairman of the Board of Pardons, hosted the latest of a series of information sessions on Pathways to Pardons at Myers Recreation Center in Kingsessing last week. The pardons process is designed to give people with limited criminal records a second chance, subject to certain limitations. […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Election over … the Campaign Begins

BY JOE SHAHEELI It pays to have enthusiastic supporters in politics. Running against six well-credentialed opponents in the Philadelphia district attorney’s Democratic primary, Larry Krasner, who has been a defender all his life, scooped up 38% of the vote to win commandingly on May 16. That’s because he had become a popular cause among some […]

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S.R.C., Change Smith School Ruling

“For all children, a great school, close to where they live.” —Vision statement, School District of Philadelphia When it comes to this vision, the School District of Philadelphia is operating with blinders on. The SDP still has some vacant properties on its hands, left over from the closure of 24 public schools in 2013: It […]

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Election Shockers Rock City Democrats

Black Lives Matter mattered in this week’s Democratic primary. Insurgent civil-rights attorney Larry Krasner walked away with the prize in the seven-way race to succeed incumbent District Attorney Seth Williams. With more than 98% of the votes tallied by Wednesday morning, Krasner had won 38.2% of 152,316 overall votes – 58,165. Former US Attorney Joe […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Court Upholds City Commission

BY JOE SHAHEELI In Philadelphia, all eyes (at least all that aren’t closed in sleep to the burning issues of the city they live in) were focused on the outcome of Tuesday’s election. Sadly, most voters did remain asleep. Doubtless they will wake up again when the time comes for them to complain about a […]

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EDITORIAL: Two New Faces Win the Day

When you’re wrong, you’re wrong. We weren’t unanimous in our endorsement of Rich Negrín in the Democratic primary for district attorney. Nor were we enthusiastic about endorsing Alan Butkovitz for another term as city controller. But those were the choices we made. And, as demonstrated by election results driven in no small part by an […]

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Non-Commercial Radio Get-Together Happening at WXPN

BY NATHAN LERNER Philadelphia radio station WXPN will once again host the annual Non-COMMvention, Now in its 17th edition, the event is widely considered the premier national convocation of contemporary non-commercial music radio stations. It attracts both industry members and those, who are simply fans of the music. Over the years, such big names such […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Still Too Close to Call

BY JOE SHAHEELI Longtime District Attorney Lynne Abraham, who could have held that office until today had she not resigned to run for mayor, tells us her pick for Democratic district attorney would be Joe Khan. She added her concern for the office should Larry Krasner be elected. One must remember she was the “tough […]

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OUR OPINION: Our Endorsements in the Philadelphia Primary

If nothing else, this year’s political activity has proven that in a post-2016 electoral landscape, there is no such thing as an “off year.” Nowhere has that been more aptly demonstrated than in the two marquee primaries in Philadelphia’s May 16 primary: the Democratic races for city controller and district attorney. Challenger Rebecca Rhynhart’s résumé […]

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