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Many are the public servants who have devoted their lives to making Philadelphia a better and safer city, and doing so without fanfare. They rise to the occasion and truly take on the yoke asked of them, move through problems and restore order. They don’t yell. They listen a lot, and in the listening take […]

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There is much more to politics than partisanship. Geography, for starters. On countless issues large and small, an elected official from another party who represents your home will serve you better than an official from your own party who represents someone else’s home. Gov. Tom Corbett is from metropolitan Pittsburgh. Although Southwestern Pennsylvania is little […]

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Despite the fact Mayor Michael A. Nutter has a low approval rating from voters according to the latest Pew public-opinion survey, we have to congratulate him for doing what no other Mayor has done – pursue the original vision of our city’s founder William Penn for an eco-friendly “Greene Countrie Towne” by planting legions of […]

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BY ADAM LANG/ It was recently reported that a City employee pled guilty to stealing $1.3 million in printer toner and UPS shipping costs from the Philadelphia Water Dept. In response to this case, Mayor Michael Nutter and Inspector General Amy Kurland had used it as an example of how the IG’s office saves Philadelphia […]

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TO: William H. Ryan, Jr., Chairman and Commissioners Gregory C. Fajt, Annmarie Kaiser, Keith R. McCall, John J. McNally, III, Anthony C. Moscato, David W. Woods, and Staff of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board FROM: The Philadelphia Public Record We had the pleasure of taking your photo as a group Tuesday when you visited Philadelphia […]

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With Mayor Michael Nutter’s wise decision to end its court appeals against the binding award of a contract to the City’s firefighters and paramedics – after three years without one – Philadelphia has now settled two of its four main public-employee labor disputes. Police and fire having been taken care of, now the City’s white-collar […]

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The human being, more often than not, looks to get the edge on his fellows whenever the opportunity presents itself. We all share this intrinsic fault. Over the generations, people learned how to correct the abuse this tendency had created in the world’s labor forces….they slowly understood they needed to do things in unity if […]

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Never say no! We’ve the right man to move the City from its present crisis mode into looking toward future growth in a big way. That man is Congressman Bob Brady, also chairman of the Philadelphia Democratic City Committee. His proposal this week to position Philadelphia into a bid for the 2016 Democratic National Convention comes […]

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Far be it from us to suggest to City Controller Alan Butkovitz what questions need be answered in his probe of the City’s Dept. of Licenses & Inspections. But in our own study of how that department has morphed over the past four years from public-safety enforcer to revenue-maker, we found questions needing answers. What […]

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BY JOE STIVALA/ GREAT NEWS: The three candidates who were NOMINATED BY THE PEOPLE to sit in Traffic Court have filed suit! They are capably represented by Sam STRETTON, Esq. The future of the TRIO was clouded by the PILEGGI legislation abolishing Traffic Court. Why did the legislature lead some 35 candidates on to run […]

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