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Pa. Conference For Women Attracts 8,000

Headliners included Jane Pauley, Robin Roberts, Gail Sheehy and Diane Keaton.    Send article as PDF   

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POLS ON THE STREET: Expect 18% Turnout In November!

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ It’s dangerous to our reputation to predict outcomes, since we don’t want to be found wrong. But all the signs we watch point to a low turnout, no matter how much campaign effort is being put into energizing the huge Democratic voter potential in this city. Into the effort to boost voter […]

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Philadelphia Orchestra Opening Night Features Donors At Gala

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Hillary Clinton Rallies ‘Women For Wolf’ In Philly

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POLS ON THE STREET: SRC Blows Guv’s Race Off Stage

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ School Reform Commission Chairman Bill Green’s decision suddenly to cancel the contract with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers has disrupted both the worlds of education and politics in this city. It has blindsided school union leaders, parent organizations, and other groups associated with pushing to improve the quality of education in city […]

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SRC’s Aborting Of Teachers’ Contract Roils Pols

State Rep. Angel Cruz and State Sen. Christine Tartaglione (both D-Kensington) have bills they hope will gain traction and bring an end to the control the state-run School Reform Commission has over the city’s public School District They have the support of almost every member of the Philadelphia caucuses in the General Assembly. These bills […]

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Ceremony To Preserve Black Burial Ground

The Friends of Bethel Burial Ground Coalition is working to preserve the final resting place of 5,000 black Philadelphians who are interred in an historic burial ground under the Weccacoe Playground at 4th & Queen Streets, in the Southwark section of South Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Dept. of Parks and Recreation is trying to renovate the […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Doc Gives Tom Wolf A Six-Figure Kiss

Many Philly big shots showed up at a JOHN DOUGHERTY fundraising event for TOM WOLF recently. At the event the Local 98 Leader handed the gubernatorial frontrunner a $100,000 check. On stage with Wolf was City Democratic Chairman CONGRESSMAN BOB BRADY. Also attending the fundraiser to support the ticket were COUNCILMEN JIM KENNEY, MARK SQUILLA […]

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OUT & ABOUT: Porn In The Office – When Smart Guys Do Dumb Things

BY DENISE CLAY/ I’ve been following Pennsylvania politics for a long while, and I’ve seen all kinds of things. I’ve seen school board members without high-school diplomas. I’ve seen political officials act like Mafiosi. I’ve seen cash-strapped municipalities spend money on things that benefitted no one but the special interest that demanded them. And I […]

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ELEPHANT CORNER: G.O.P. Meets In Harrisburg; Germantown Club Reorganizes

Last Friday a group from the Philadelphia herd thundered up the Pennsylvania Turnpike to attend the fall meeting of Republican State Committee in Camp Hill. The Pennsylvania Republican Party’s fall dinner was held that night with keynote speaker New Jersey GOV. CHRIS CHRISTIE. Christie reminded the crowd that TOM CORBETT has earned a second term […]

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