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CITY HALL SAM: Williams Cleaning Up In Mayor’s Race

CITY HALL SAM: Williams Cleaning Up In Mayor’s Race

STATE SEN. ANTHONY WILLIAMS leads the mayoral fundraising race in the early reports. All the pundits snickered the amount of money raised by the candidates was a pittance compared to previous elections. But it looks like Williams will once again be funded by his close allies in the education-reform movement, including JOEL GREENBERG. He raised $5.6 […]

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OUT & ABOUT: In Philadelphia’s 7th Council Dist. – It’s Manny Morales Vs. Social Media

by Denise Clay The National Association of Black Journalists, an organization that got its start here in Philadelphia and counts among its founders such local journalistic luminaries as the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Acel Moore and late 900AM WURD host Reggie Bryant, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.   As part of NABJ’s 40th anniversary convention in […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Tom Wolf’s Budget Offers Hope

City Hall Sam is starting off the column with a salute to SHERIFF JEWELL WILLIAMS. Sheriff Williams is receiving a well-deserved Public Servant Of  The Year award from the Public Record. Sheriff Williams has an extensive and admirable career serving the public as a law enforcement officer, State Representative, and now as Sheriff.  His great personality […]

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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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