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CITY HALL SAM: Mayor Nutter Snatches Credit for Democratic Convention

CITY HALL SAM: Mayor Nutter Snatches Credit for Democratic Convention

It was amazing CONGRESSMAN BOB BRADY was able to get the Democratic National Committee to agree to have the convention in Philadelphia. What was even more amazing is how MICHAEL NUTTER was able to get credit even though he almost failed to file the paperwork necessary to be a candidate for the convention. The readers […]

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OUT & ABOUT: Kenyatta Johnson Holds His Ground

By Denise Clay I began a two-part series on the 2nd Dist. Council contest between City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and developer Ori Feibush. This is the only contested District Council race on the ballot for the May 19 primary and because it’s a contest between old and new for the future of a district that […]

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OUT & ABOUT: Ori Feibush Takes Aim At 2nd Dist.

By Denise Clay While everyone’s eyes will be on the folks hoping to occupy the Big Chair on City Hall’s 2nd floor, there are a few hot races that will be happening among the folks that work on the 4th floor, otherwise known as City Council. Of those council races, the one that’s drawing the […]

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Last Thursday, Republican City Committee held its annual winter fundraiser at Knowlton Mansion in the Northeast. Montgomery County businessman and Pennsylvania’s representative to the Republican National Committee BOB ASHER was the honored guest. (Each state has two representatives to the RNC: a man and a woman. The female representative is Indiana County businesswoman CHRISTINE TORETTI.) […]

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ELEPHANT CORNER: White Girds For Battle; Lincoln Dinner Drew Rick Perry; GOP Statewide Judges’ Slate Emerges

Tuesday night, MARTINA WHITE held a fundraiser at Toscana 52 in Trevose. White is the Republican candidate in the Mar. 24 special election for the 170th Dist. State House seat vacated by now-CONGRESSMAN BRENDAN BOYLE. This district seat was held recently by Republican GEORGE KENNEY and is winnable for a Republican. White is from the […]

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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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WALKING THE BEAT: Philadelphia Family Court’s ‘Lost Art’ Wasn’t Lost

BY JOE SHAY STIVALA/ To read a banner headline that FAMILY COURT was stripped of antiques was a wasted effort.  On closer reading, it appears the City did not communicate that these items were not to be taken to the DRAB new courthouse – as long portrayed in the press. JUDGES and COURT WORKERS should NOT be blamed! A […]

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ELEPHANT CORNER: Kathleen Kane’s Downward Spiral

KATHLEEN KANE – not ready for prime time. I am going to turn over the quill to a female in the herd for this discussion. When Kathleen Kane ran for Attorney General against Cumberland Co. DISTRICT ATTORNEY DAVID FREED, I did not want her to win – not just because she is a Democrat, but […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Ed Rendell, Hurting The Ones Who Love Him … Again

What does former Pennsylvania GOV. ED RENDELL have up his sleeve? Rendell hosted a fundraiser to benefit the candidacy of KEN TRUJILLO, who is running for mayor of Philadelphia. Trujillo is perceived as a long long shot in the race. But Rendell continues to mystify in that he always chooses to thumb his nose at […]

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ELEPHANT CORNER: Developer Sues Councilman Johnson For Favoring A Business Rival In Pt. Breeze

I now know why Council – at least COUNCILMAN KENYATTA JOHNSON – did not like the idea of selling the Philadelphia Gas Works to UIL Corp.: because it was to be done honestly and transparently. Johnson apparently has steered the sale of city-owned properties to political insiders. In a lawsuit filed by developer MICHAEL POLLACK, […]

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