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CITY HALL SAM: Taney Dragons Bring Joyous End To Philly’s Summer

CITY HALL SAM: Taney Dragons Bring Joyous End To Philly’s Summer

The Boys of Summer on Broad Street may be struggling to reach .500, but the Boys and Girls of Summer known as the Taney Dragons riveted our city and our nation without outstanding baseball games. The Taney Dragons are the feel-good story of the summer and were honored at a ceremony in Love Park on […]

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WALKING THE BEAT: A Peaceful End To City Workers’ Long Struggle

BY JOE SHAY STIVALA/ The signed contract between District Council 33 and Michael NUTTER is LONG OVERDUE. The long night of waiting was so unnecessary, and leaves a bad taste to be discussed again and again in groups and classes. The Mayor will get a peaceful end of term; the public and DC 33’s Pete […]

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ELEPHANT CORNER: Meehan Clambake Was Huge Success

Last Sunday Philadelphia Republican City Committee held the 30th annual Billy Meehan Clam Bake at Cannstatter. The event had well over 500 attendees and is one of RCC’s premier fundraisers annually. RCC Chairman and STATE REP. JOHN TAYLOR introduced Pennsylvania Republican Party CHAIRMAN ROB GLEASON and BILLY MEEHAN’S son, RCC GENERAL COUNSEL MIKE MEEHAN. Meehan […]

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City Mourns Losses In Carjack Slaying

On Monday, I had to go to Germantown on the Route 23 bus. I noticed a whole bunch of television camera folks and their connected reporters setting up at the corner of Germantown & Allegheny. I never used to pay a whole lot of attention to that corner, mostly because it’s hard to get worked […]

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WALKING THE BEAT: Courts Should Not Be Money-Makers

The TRAFFIC COURT trial now fades into the sunset and infamy. I can’t understand how the press – prior to a verdict – can print citizens were “often” told by staff their case was dismissed. And that judges “routinely” passed requests to other jurists. Why not replace juries with journalists? And the federal prosecutor summed […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Montco Dems Tee Off For A Hot Fall Election

While City Hall is fairly quiet, many groups and organizations are having fundraisers, picnics, and making plans for action in the fall all over Southeastern Pennsylvania. Chairman of the Montgomery Co. Democratic Party CHAIR MARCEL GROEN presided over a very successful fundraising golf tournament at Talamore Country Club. Among those on hand to enjoy the […]

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HEARD ON THE HILL / IN CITY HALL Jul. 31

KENNEY URGES MAYOR TO EASE UP ON POT Councilman at Large James F. Kenney delivered a letter to Mayor Michael Nutter urging him to swiftly sign and implement City Council Bill 140377, which creates a civil penalty for possession of a small amount of marijuana, defined as 30 grams or less. “Just this week, it […]

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Last week, a great Philadelphian and stalwart Republican passed from this world. FRANK A. “HANK” SALVATORE, at the age of 92, left us. Salvatore represented Northeast Philadelphia in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (170th Dist.) from 1973 to 1985. He went on to be a Pennsylvania State Senator (5th Dist.) from 1985 to 2000. He […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Political Partying Lights Up The Jersey Shore

CONGRESSMAN BOB BRADY’S annual Brady Bash at the shore was once again a big smash. The Democratic City Chairman hosted a packed house at Westy’s in N. Wildwood over the weekend. Among the VIPs and ward leaders were former gubernatorial candidate KATIE MCGINTY, WARD LEADERS PAT PARKINSON, MIKE MCALEER, LORI & MARTY BEDNAREK, STATE SEN. […]

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OUT & ABOUT: Exposing Academic Corruption In College Sports

BY DENISE CLAY/ While I am a proud graduate of Temple University, I didn’t start my academic career there. I started college in September 1982 at The Ohio State University, one of those places where football is king and everything else is kinda inconsequential. I used to type papers for members of the football team […]

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