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Casey Presses Obama To Finish Delaware R. Dredging

Casey Presses Obama To Finish Delaware R. Dredging

US Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) has urged the Obama Administration to include adequate funding for the Delaware Deepening project in its upcoming Fiscal Year 2016 budget. During a meeting with Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy, Casey discussed the role the deepening of the Delaware will play in job creation and […]

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HEARD ON THE HILL / IN CITY HALL: Council Moves To Make Cabinet-Level Planning Dept.

A proposal introduced by Council President Darrell Clarke to amend the city charter to create a cabinet-level Dept. of Planning & Development and reorganize various agencies, boards, and commissions in the municipal government, should be approved by Council. The proposal would require the approval of city voters through a ballot question. Essentially, the proposal would […]

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Sheriff Hosts Clergy At Partnership Breakfast

Sheriff Jewell Williams hosted the first Council on Faith Based & Community Partnership Breakfast of his administration recently at the Deliverance Evangelistic Church at 21st Street & Lehigh Avenue. In attendance were priests, rabbis, and ministers from across the city who were given needed information on recent changes and services available at the Office of […]

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Bartram High School’s Missing Voices Are Its Parents

BY TONY WEST/ Plagued by episodes of violence over the past couple of years, the fate of Bartram HS in Southwest Philadelphia has become a flashpoint of community concerns. As the only neighborhood high school left in that part of town, its woes compound the problems of poverty, poor employment and crime that afflict its […]

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ANOTHER OPINION: The Evil Good Men Do

Another case of, See! What had happened was! I was afraid for my life! Now, where have we heard that one before? Oh yeah! Wasn’t that the Zimmerman guy in the Trayvon Martin case … or was it Michael Dunn in the Jordan Davis case? As we listened to Wilson’s reasons for killing Michael Brown, […]

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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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A Wrong Way To Reduce CO2 Emissions

BY DENISE FUREY/ The media are highlighting the Obama administration’s executive actions affecting immigration and ObamaCare. Another attempt to do an end-run around Congress, which is receiving less press, is the Environmental Protection’s proposed “Clean Power Plan”. Not only is this rule skirting the legislative process, but it will potentially hinder companies investing in their […]

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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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Clarke Launches Mobile Crime-Fighting Office

City Council President Darrell Clarke cut the ribbon to launch a 33-foot Winnebago on its way as a mobile office to help stop violent crime on the streets of North Philadelphia. The mobile office belongs to Philadelphia CeaseFire, a public health violence intervention program. The new Winnebago — wrapped in the message “Stop. Shooting. People.” […]

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Live! Hotel & Casino Charged With Racial Baggage, Facing Neighbors’ Pushback

Live! Hotel & Casino would bring a lot of baggage to its projected home at 9th & Packer Streets. Not only would it face a welcoming committee of irate neighbors and leaders in a community already heavily impacted by tourism at the sports stadiums, but it would need to explain away to the satisfaction of […]

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