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POLS ON THE STREET: Labor Was Key To High Philadelphia Turnout For Wolf

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Glad we were not alone in predicting a low turnout. We predicted 18%, which was half of the 36.43% of registered voters who came out to vote. We were not alone, though that doesn’t offer us any consolation. We believe the efforts put into the Wolf campaign to make it victorious came […]

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Election-Day Lunch At Famous Deli And Relish

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Philadelphia City Council Focuses On Veterans’ Needs

As the birthplace of the United States Army, Navy, and Marine Corps, Philadelphia holds a special position, and even a responsibility, to remain deeply connected to those who have served our country dating back to the pre-Revolutionary War period. There are about 88,000 veterans living in Philadelphia with service spanning World War II until the […]

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THE WAFFLEMAN: When You Need A Photo ID … Aside From Voting

BY JOE SBARAGLIA/ Yo! Here we go again with these thoughts on things that require showing a valid ID. They normalize the concept of having and using photo identification in almost every phase of life – do you agree? Having a valid driver’s license while driving a car; boarding an airplane; showing your passport in […]

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OUT & ABOUT: Could Willie Brown Shut Election Down With SEPTA Strike?

For the next few days, those of us who rely on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, or SEPTA as it’s commonly known, are going to be looking toward Ohio. Not literally. Metaphorically. That’s because the only way to keep Transport Workers Union Local 234 from actually participating in the strike that its members authorized with […]

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NEWSIES is the Tony-award-winning sensation which will only be at the Academy of Music through Sunday, Nov. 2. So buy your tickets right away, because Thursday night was a sellout! It’s surprising the Academy of Music roof is still in place, because the thunderous applause from the audience seemed as if it could blow the […]

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CITY HALL SAM: City Council Burns Nutter On Gas Sale

No. A simple two-letter word, but a word that frustrates many elected officials and policymakers. MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER is used to dealing with the word no, as City Council, led by COUNCIL PRESIDENT DARRELL CLARKE, continues to say no to many of his initiatives. City Council delivered a big, blistering no to Mayor Nutter on […]

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ELEPHANT CORNER: Toomey Wows Commonwealth Club; Republicans Party For Dollars

Last week, US SEN. PAT TOOMEY was the keynote speaker at the Commonwealth Club’s luncheon at Morton’s Steakhouse. He spoke mostly of the need to take back the Senate in order to have a functioning Senate again. The current MAJORITY LEADER HARRY REED has used, or should I say abused, (abused is my word, not […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Corbett Still Confident In Governor’s Race; McCaffery Wise To Step Down

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Gov. Tom Corbett says he’s feeling good. He doesn’t believe the public polls. “If I were down by the published poll spreads, why would they let Bill Clinton campaign in Pittsburgh and Barack Obama in Philadelphia for Tom Wolf ?” he noted acidly. Corbett continued, “We’re very comfortable with where we are […]

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Cawley Revs Up GOP Members At Pre-Election Gathering

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