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CITY HALL SAM: Dems Carry Big Stick In Montco; Honoring Harris Wofford

CITY HALL SAM: Dems Carry Big Stick In Montco; Honoring Harris Wofford

The collar counties of Philadelphia continue to increase Democratic voter clout. Only a decade ago, Montgomery Co. was still essentially Republican. But over the last several election cycles it has become overwhelmingly Democratic. The Montgomery Co. Democratic Party has become more formidable. At a recent fundraiser at the Doubletree Hotel in Plymouth Meeting, a packed […]

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OUT & ABOUT: Will This Black Discussion Lead To Community Action?

BY DENISE CLAY/ The lobby of Universal Audenreid HS was crammed with activists and community leaders on Saturday for a meeting of the Philadelphia Community of Leaders. The Leaders, a group made up of mostly African American organizations, got together to come up with strategies to deal with a variety of issues ranging from economic […]

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ELEPHANT CORNER: Garry Cobb Plays Offense In New Jersey

Monday night Retired Air Force Colonel and Republican activist KEVIN KELLY hosted a fundraiser at the Field House at the Reading Terminal for congressional candidate GARRY COBB. A Monday Night Eagles game was the perfect backdrop for a Cobb event as he played in the NFL for 11 years, mostly as a linebacker for the […]

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Mayor Praises PGW Sale

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Mayor Praises PGW Sale

Mayor Michael A. Nutter has praised the decision by UIL Holdings Corp. to continue its effort to acquire the Philadelphia Gas Works in a $1.86-billion transaction that awaits action by the Philadelphia City Council. James P. Torgerson, UIL President and CEO, is still hoping to pursue the purchase of the city-owned gas utility even though […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Are Low Registrations A Sign Of Low Vote?

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Walk-in registrations to the Registration Commission offices at Delaware & Spring Garden, plus registrations from PennDOT, are at the normal low for an election reportedly drawing little interest. Checking in with Greg Irving, administrator of Voter Registration Division won a report about 10,500 new registrations have been logged in.Voter-registration forms have been […]

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OUR OPINION: Time For Heads To Roll

With innumerable nonprofits operating in Philadelphia under a wide range of goals and missions, it’s becoming routine to learn how scores of them are coming under federal scrutiny for mismanaging or failing to properly use the funds they get – which in some cases are misappropriated by one or more of their officers.   Unfortunately, […]

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Accounting Firm Counsels How To Transition A Family Business

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CITY HALL SAM: Democratic Fundraising Peaks In Philadelphia

Well-known philanthropist and businessman HAROLD HONICKMAN along with his lovely wife hosted a plush fundraiser for City COUNCIL PRESIDENT DARRELL CLARKE at the Rittenhouse Hotel. The guest of honor was former GOV. ED RENDELL, who praised Clarke for his service. Rendell indicated Clarke would be a great Mayor of Philadelphia “if he chooses to run.” […]

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ELEPHANT CORNER: Honoring USA’s First Naval Hero; Democrats’ War On Women

Last week a historic marker honoring COMMODORE JOHN BARRY was placed on Delaware Avenue. The successful erection of the marker was in large part owing to the hard work of Republican Committeewoman CELESTE MORELLO. Morello, a local historian, has been instrumental in the siting of other historic markers in the area. JOHN ELLIOTT was the […]

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FOP Demonstrates Political Prowess With Tom Wolf Gala

  BY MARIA MERLINO/ The crowd at the FOP’s Michael G. Lutz Room was buzzing with excitement. Butlered hors d’oeuvres, a carving station, martini glasses of hot potatoes and toppings, and a sweet station and bar kept the crowd happy as they waited for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf. The conversations were upbeat and “labor-intensive”. […]

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