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A Pardon Will Soon Be Just a Click Away

A Pardon Will Soon Be Just a Click Away

by Eldon Graham Second chances for most people are sought after 10 times over by individuals or their loved ones. State Rep. Leslie Acosta (D-N. Phila.) and Lt. Gov. Mike Stack are trying their best to lend a hand. The two Democratic politicians have partnered on a new initiative to allow Pennsylvanians to become more […]

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ROOSEVELT BLVD.: Can Speed Cameras Tame America’s Most Dangerous Highway?

by Tony West It was full speed ahead this morning on a pilot program to station speed cameras along Roosevelt Boulevard, as State Rep. John Taylor (R-Northeast) chaired a State House Transportation Committee hearing in City Hall Council Chambers. Taylor has authored HB 2233, and as he is the chairman of the powerful Transportation Committee […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Thunder and Lightning, Nutter and Butkovitz

The usually relaxed atmosphere in City Hall during summertime is filled with dreams of heading to the shore, enjoying the surf sun and sand. But this summer, these dreams have been ripped apart by a political thunderstorm. The storm that ripped through City Hall featured a slow-moving, strength-gathering cold front which collided with a warm […]

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PPA Debuts Spectacular State-of-the-Art Garage

Officials from the Philadelphia Parking Authority joined Mayor Jim Kenney to officially re-open the PPA’s Parkade Garage at 8th & Arch Streets in the heart of the city’s Market Street East Commercial District. Built during the 1960s, PPA Exec. Dir. Vince Fenerty described the project as a “complete renovation of the garage from top to […]

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Rizzo Statue: Which Activists Matter?

by Tony West The controversy recently sparked by the Black Lives Matter movement’s call to remove the Frank Rizzo statue has spurred a tempest within a teapot over which protestors are actually allowed to speak for this cause. The Philly Coalition for REAL Justice Steering Committee has released a statement disavowing any connection with an […]

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Showing Our Servants in Blue Who Cares

by Eldon Graham All across the city, Philadelphians have strong beliefs and they follow them to the end, no matter where that may take them. South Philadelphia residents took that to heart Monday evening, and it took them on a march to City Hall and to the Frank Rizzo statue across the street. The march […]

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Stack: State Aims to Smooth Path for Pardons

More criminal pardons are in the works, thanks to efforts by Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration to speed up the works. That was the message brought home to Philadelphia by native son Lt. Gov. Mike Stack, who chairs the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons. Speaking at a workshop at Dixon House in South Philadelphia organized by Unity […]

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Our Opinion: DNC, City Did Their Best!

God bless the patience of the City’s Police Bicycle Corps. Their quiet presence sent a calming message to some of the thousands of protestors looking to create a ruckus and earn some television time. It was obvious Commissioner Richard Ross’ blue line knew what to do, how to do it, and were prepared for anything […]

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Philadelphia Budget Shows Skilled Hands at Work

by Tony West How often does the City of Philadelphia draw international attention for the swift and daring completion of its annual budget? Welcome to 2016. Mayor Jim Kenney’s Sugary Drinks Tax initiative (which wound up as a Sugary/Sweetened Drinks Tax) caught the eye of the world. But the rest of the budget process – […]

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Pt. Breeze Agency Is Model For Mayor’s Community Schools

by Tony West Mayor Jim Kenney based his winning campaign last year on a bright new proposal for “family service centers” where children’s educational needs can be met while his family learns to cope with many other challenges. If you want to know what these centers might look like – check out Diversified Community Services, […]

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