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CITY HALL SAM: Harrisburg Is Steaming Over Budget This July

CITY HALL SAM: Harrisburg Is Steaming Over Budget This July

Summer is hot in Philadelphia but nowhere is hotter than Harrisburg. Last week GOV. TOM CORBETT vetoed funding for the legislature and some funding he termed WAMs (walking-around monies), which he accused the legislature of doling out to favorite projects. The Governor was quickly denounced for his veto by House MAJORITY LEADER MIKE TURZAI and […]

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WALKING THE BEAT:  Philadelphia Traffic Court Trial Ends With A Snore

BY JOE SHAY STIVALA/ THE TRAFFIC COURT trial is so BORING, that it can’t make headlines. No revelations. No shocks. No sensationalism to be made. So far just a weekly summary in the media. It is almost unfair to the prosecutors who were assigned…. After the trial ends, we need to ask the State Chief […]

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THE WAFFLEMAN: Tales From The Tech Support Desk

Yo! Here we go again with this sent to me by a reader. CUSTOMER: I’m trying to connect to the internet with your CD, but it just doesn’t work. What am I doing wrong? TECH SUPPORT: You’ve got the CD in the CD drive, right? CUSTOMER: Yeah…. TECH SUPPORT: And what sort of computer are […]

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Pope St. John Paul II’s Liquid Blood On Display

Blood of Pope St. John Paul II’s in liquid state, considered a “first-class” relic by the Catholic Church, will be on display for veneration at Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter & Paul, 18th & the Parkway, this weekend. Times are on Saturday, 5:15 p.m.; and Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3 […]

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Pols On The Street: If Trujillo Announces, Who Bounces?

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Last week we reported the possibility of two Latinos showing an interest in running for Mayor, only to remember we forgot a third, who has long been considered a serious contender. That was Nelson Diaz, who has long been under consideration. He joins Richard Negrin and Ken Trujillo. All are well known […]

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PA. 4TH SENATE DIST.: Contender Art Haywood

BY TONY WEST/ Art Haywood knows his way around housing in this city. If he succeeds in replacing State Sen. LeAnna Washington (D-Northwest) in the 4th Senatorial Dist., he will soon be keeping a watchful eye on the real estate of 250,000 people in Northwest Philadelphia and Cheltenham, Abington and Springfield in Montgomery Co.   […]

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PA. 4TH SENATE DIST.: Contender Robin Gilchrist

Robin Gilchrist may be living up to his namesake, the red robin that bravely appears on a cold wintry day as a symbol of a spring bringing relief. This Robin Gilchrist, who until State Sen. LeAnna Washington lost her seat in the primary past, could only chirp away with few listeners. Today, he has hopes […]

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Pols On The Street: Time To Acquit Philadelphia Traffic Court Jurists!

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ From some witnesses and the few faithful attendees who go to watch the Feds’ efforts to make their charges against five Traffic Court judges seem valid to a jury of sensible people, we have learned much; and now urge the defense attorneys to request the presiding judge to rule an end to […]

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ANOTHER OPINION: It’s Time To End Keystone Exams

by State Rep. Stephen Barrar This September will mark the first year the Keystone Exams will be used as the deciding factor for whether or not students will graduate from Pennsylvania’s public high schools. September will also mark the five-year anniversary of HR 456, the bipartisan legislation that urged Gov. Ed Rendell to cease all […]

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PPA Expands Motorcycle, Scooter Parking

Motorcycles and scooters are important components of the diverse transportation system we are privileged to have in Philadelphia, notes Philadelphia Parking Authority Exec. Dir. Vincent Fenerty. As a result, Fenerty has announced a pilot program to address the parking needs of motorcycles and scooters.   Fenerty said, “The pilot program will run through the end […]

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