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POLS ON THE STREET: Kenney Leaps Into Philadelphia Mayor’s Race

POLS ON THE STREET: Kenney Leaps Into Philadelphia Mayor’s Race

Council President Darrell Clarke’s decision not to run for Mayor, followed by former City Solicitor Ken Trujillo’s surprise decision to withdraw as well, was followed by Councilman at Large Jim Kenney’s expressing interest in the mayoral race.  He made it official Tuesday he is  now in and today in City Council made his last speech […]

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HEARD ON THE HILL / IN CITY HALL: Congressman Brady Hosts President, Veep

Hosting a two-day gathering of House Democrats’ policy retreat in Society Hill is Congressman Bob Brady (D-Phila.). It will bring the entire caucus to the city for two days of huddling about their strategy for the next two years. Obama will speak today and Biden will speak tomorrow, the White House said. Politico first reported […]

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Bob Dellavella’s 55th Ward Draws Candidates, Supporters To Its Pre-Election Gala

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Philadelphia School District Spending Delivers Well With Few $$

Whatever one thinks of the Philadelphia School District’s spending habits and educational results, there is evidence it produces unusually good bang per buck. School spending in Philadelphia is the ninth most-efficient of major cities in the United States, WalletHub, an online financial-information medium, reported today. WalletHub Communications Mgr. Raz Daraban explained, “WalletHub divided each city’s […]

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ELEPHANT CORNER: Statewide Republicans Line Up For Shot At Pa. Supreme Court Seats

This year there will be five statewide appellate-court justice positions on the ballot. Three of those openings are on the Commonwealth’s Supreme Court. There have not been so many vacant Pennsylvania Supreme Court seats since the 1700s. The openings are the result of the retirement of CHIEF JUSTICE RON CASTILLE, who reached the mandatory retirement […]

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South Philadelphia: Amelie’s Bark Shop, A Bakery That Went To The Dogs

by Maria Merlino With names like Peanut Butter Cannoli, Pumpkin Spice Cupcake, Black and White Cookie and Sweet Potato and Flax Donut, one would think the goods served up in the Amelie’s Bark Shop would be great for your dessert. But wait! These treats are for your tail-wagging companions, not for you to eat. Jackie […]

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HAVING A BALL AT ACADEMY OF MUSIC WITH BONNIE SQUIRES: A One-Stop Intro To Philadelphia’s High Society

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FLASH! Sabatina Gets Senate Nod, DelRicci The State House

Philadelphia Democratic Ward Leaders caucused this evening to endorse candidates for the Pennsylvania 5th Senatorial Dist. and the 170th House Dist. The senate seat opened up when incumbent Mike Stack was sworn in as Lieutenant Governor Tuesday; the house seat was vacated when incumbent Brendan Boyle became a US Congressman. In a surprise move, Sarah […]

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Army Refuses Vet Benefits To Rape Victim

by Cassie Hepler Joining the US Army at 19 years of age is an exciting and intimidating move. But with youth and vigor readily available, a promising recruit can climb the ranks of success and dream of a bright future. Diana Moore, who is now 29 and lives in Bensalem, Pa., never had that opportunity. […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Labor Leaders, Brady To Host Fattah Breakfast

by Joe Shaheeli Congressman Bob Brady (D-Phila.), ranking member, Committee on House Administration and Committee on Armed Services, together with major labor leaders, will host a Breakfast Reception & Labor Policy conversation with special guest Congressman Bobby Scott (D-Va.) at Warmdaddy’s, 1400 S. Columbus Boulevard at Reed Street, on Thursday,  Jan.  29. The breakfast fundraiser […]

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