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WALKING THE BEAT: Seth Williams For Senate?

WALKING THE BEAT: Seth Williams For Senate?

DID I TELL YOU: The press carried a story of DA Seth Williams possibly seeking to run for US Senate next year. I have been thinking of the DA’s blasting of State Attorney General Kathleen KANE, and the Ali-gate affair that could ruin four performing lawmakers. I have trouble sleeping (and maybe voters) with the horrible thought of an 81-year-old […]

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WALKING THE BEAT: Mayor Nutter, Jim Kenney Get In Schoolyard Brawl

ETHICS – BLEAHTHICS.  I am so tired of reading about how ethics will define the upcoming Mayor’s race. It is NOT a key issue in this race – except if you want to write about it.  And an EDITORIAL about how successful the campaign finance laws are! They are a DISASTER. And who wants to read quotes from former […]

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Judge Vincent Melchiorre’s Sword of Justice

by Maria Marlino Common Pleas Court Judge Vincent Melchiorre, 57, struggled as a child with learning. “I flunked the 4th grade at St. Edmond’s School,” he admits. “I couldn’t read or write. I was dyslexic. I got jumped a lot.” By the time Judge Melchiorre got to Bishop Neumann HS, “it was an all-boys’ school, […]

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HEARD ON THE HILL / IN CITY HALL

O’Brien’s Autism Parley Submits Key Report Councilman at Large Denny O’Brien’s Philadelphia Autism Project concept was conceived and developed over the last two years. It was designed to create an inclusive process that relied upon a citywide task force of 135 stakeholders to examine the quality of, and access to, services and supports for individuals […]

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Taking Back South Philly Streets

by Maria Merlino Eighteen months ago, Carol Lanni was a typical South Philadelphia working mother with a couple of teenagers to look after. Then came the fateful day when her son was robbed of his phone and other personal items in broad daylight by teen thugs who were dropped off in her neighborhood by adult […]

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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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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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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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ANOTHER OPINION: Roe V. Wade – Still Not Settled

by Ms. Micaiah Bilger, Education Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation It has been 42 years since the US Supreme Court ruled on the issue of abortion in the well-known case Roe v. Wade. Abortion advocates claim Roe is settled case law. But after more than four decades, abortion remains one of the most-contentious issues in our […]

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Tom Wolf And Mike Stack Inauguration Brought Out Best On All Sides

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