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Casey Presses Obama To Finish Delaware R. Dredging

Casey Presses Obama To Finish Delaware R. Dredging

US Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) has urged the Obama Administration to include adequate funding for the Delaware Deepening project in its upcoming Fiscal Year 2016 budget. During a meeting with Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy, Casey discussed the role the deepening of the Delaware will play in job creation and […]

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HEARD ON THE HILL / IN CITY HALL: Council Moves To Make Cabinet-Level Planning Dept.

A proposal introduced by Council President Darrell Clarke to amend the city charter to create a cabinet-level Dept. of Planning & Development and reorganize various agencies, boards, and commissions in the municipal government, should be approved by Council. The proposal would require the approval of city voters through a ballot question. Essentially, the proposal would […]

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S. Philadelphia Mexicans Serenade Virgin After Parade

Over 100 parishioners celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe with a “Las Mañanitas”, a traditional serenade for the Blessed Virgin, by staunchly facing bitter cold night winds last Thursday evening to march from St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 17th & Morris Streets, to the Cathedrals of SS. Peter & Paul, 18th & the Parkway. […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Pa. Society Big Buck Raiser

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ State Treasurer Bob McCord won’t have open purse strings ready for him to dip into as when he ran for governor in the Democratic primary, which is why he has look over his shoulder almost daily at the fundraising ability of his announced challenger Joe Torsella, who made it known at the […]

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Sheriff Hosts Clergy At Partnership Breakfast

Sheriff Jewell Williams hosted the first Council on Faith Based & Community Partnership Breakfast of his administration recently at the Deliverance Evangelistic Church at 21st Street & Lehigh Avenue. In attendance were priests, rabbis, and ministers from across the city who were given needed information on recent changes and services available at the Office of […]

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Everyone was out this year at this weekend’s multiple events.    Send article as PDF   

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Saturday At The Pennsylvania Society

Our ace editor Bonnie Squires continues to report from the Waldorf Astoria, where Pennsylvania’s elite is convening, according to a tradition that began in 1899.    Send article as PDF   

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Friday Night At The Pennsylvania Society

Around the Waldorf Astoria for the annual conclave of the Keystone State’s key players with Bonnie Squires. Friday evening is busy with arrivals – and with parties.                          Send article as PDF   

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Philadelphia Bar Association Gives Awards At Luncheon

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Mummers Cut Their South Broad Street Roots

(First in a Series of Three Stories) BY MARIA MERLINO/ We got a good cultural shock this week when it was announced the 114th Mummer’s Day Parade would not parade through the heart of South Philly, but instead would go widdershins (translation: going backwards) on us and begin on 15th & Market streets in front of […]

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