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Heroin Or Opioids – Which Kills More In Philadelphia?

Heroin Or Opioids – Which Kills More In Philadelphia?

Death has two allies in Philadelphia as it rips its scythe with a growing epidemic of drug abuse. It is now a toss-up as to which is the biggest killer among this city’s addicted population: heroin or prescription killers! The easiest places to gauge how both have wreaked havoc are the larger emergency rooms in […]

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Pols On The Street: Coming Soon! A Jammed November Ballot!

by Joe Shaheeli Since many of our readers are vested with the responsibility of getting out the vote, or maintaining the polls on election day, they should be aware the lines will be long at each polling place come the Nov. 3 election. If it were because of a major turnout of voters, no one […]

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Millennial Revamping Education From Childhood Roots

by Jean Donohue Millennial entrepreneur Marvin Dutton worked as a teacher for eight years before he quit to capitalize on a new venture in education. That venture is rooted in implementation; Dutton believes that early-childhood education could be implemented in a way that is more beneficial to the individual student and seeks to reform the […]

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SEAMAAC Names Andy Toy To Key Post

SEAMAAC, the Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition nonprofit organization serving immigrants and refugees in the Philadelphia region since 1984, has announced the appointment of Andy Toy as its new development & communications manager. SEAMAAC has been searching for a DCM for over a year to focus on new grant opportunities, build new collaborative efforts […]

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OUT & ABOUT: Stevie Wonder Vs. The Pope

by Denise Clay If you were around City Hall’s Dilworth Plaza on Monday, you probably saw a whole lot more people there than usual. That’s because Stevie Wonder was stopping by. Wonder, whose “Songs In The Key Of Life” tour returns to the Wells Fargo Center on Oct. 7, surprised Philadelphians with a free concert […]

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City Council Independent Candidate Targets Republicans

Kristin Combs is a schoolteacher on a mission. That mission crystallized when, in 2013, a public school at which she was teaching was closed. Vaux HS, 23rd & Master, was the target of the School Reform Commission which labeled it as “failing”. “We had actually turned around the school climate, but unfortunately we bit the […]

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ANOTHER OPINION: Pennsylvania Budget –  The Easy Way Or The Right Way?

by State Rep.-Elect Donna Bullock As I prepare to take the oath of office, and without resolution to the current budget stalemate, I’m reminded that those who have the privilege to serve must often choose a hard right over the easy wrong. We can do what is easy – which has been the prevailing approach […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Will Judge Panepinto Be Supreme Court Spoiler?

Will Philadelphia Judge Paul Panepinto, a conservative former Republican now running as an independent, be a spoiler in the race for domination of the State Supreme Court?   That’s the question which won’t be answered until the final votes are cast by the electorate state wide for who will be sitting on the next high […]

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HEARD ON THE HILL/IN CITY HALL: Sen. Williams Asks Lincoln University To Discipline Rogue Professor

Sen Williams Asks Lincoln Univ. To Discipline Rogue Professor State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams (D-W. Phila.) has called on the administration of Lincoln University to discipline a rogue professor whose anti-gay, victim-shaming, and terrorist-defending social media posts have drawn international scorn to the university.   In a letter to Lincoln Interim President Dr. Richard Green, […]

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OUR OPINION: Why Stalemates Happen In Harrisburg

In the ensuring weeks, as summer wanes, louder will be the cries of nonprofits, schools and other institutions relying on state grants, to end the budget stalemate. But the problem is not so much to tax or not to tax shale oil, or to change pension benefits, or to increase funding to the educational institutions […]

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