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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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BY DENISE CLAY/ On Monday night, I took in a film that I’m going to tell you about in order to make this week’s column, about the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, make sense. The film I saw was called Fruitvale Station, and the folks at Tabb Management with the help of the Blues […]

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Tuesday night, Philadelphia Republican City Committee sponsored an evening with GOV. TOM CORBETT at the Southampton Room. The event was open to local ward leaders, committee people and volunteers. We expect to see more of the Governor as his team focuses on his reelection campaign. The 300-plus crowd heard the Governor speak of the successes […]

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As a candidate, you know deep down your campaign is going nowhere fast when donations to your campaign come in slow and in small amounts. As a political party, the leadership knows when its support hits rock bottom and its ability to fuel its field operations is almost nil. That’s what happens when the majority […]

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One wonders what difficulties of conscience Rev. William H. Gray, III faced wearing the robe of a Christian minister while carrying the mace of a Congressman. There had to be times when his religious convictions were challenged by legislation on which his vote was needed by his Democratic Party. Those who knew him best, studied […]

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BY MIKE STURLA/ June was a month of historic court decisions – and not just in Washington. Overshadowed by the annual Harrisburg ritual of approving a state budget, another of the Governor’s landmark policies was determined by the Commonwealth Court to violate the state Constitution. This time it was the Human Services Block Grant program. […]

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The key to the survival of Philadelphia as a meaningful city is the quality of education available to its children. That’s why we share, support, and join hands with PFT President Jerry Jordan who summed up the school crisis best with these remarks: “Like every other move made by the School District recently, the latest […]

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