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POLS ON THE STREET: Feds Seek To Indict Sen. Larry Farnese

Attorney Gregory Harvey, known for his ability to thread his clients through political mazes, broke the news 1st Dist. State Sen. Larry Farnese was to be indicted by the US Dept. of Justice. We wish him well, but it reminds us that an elected seat starting with “First” is a jinx seat at best. The […]

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Asian American Philadelphia: THREE LEADERS

Nina Ahmad by Eldon Graham Dr. Nina Ahmad has made Philadelphia her home. Now she has embarked on a mission to strengthen the bonds between all its communities. Dr. Ahmad is from Bangladesh. She left her native country and moved to the US, attending the Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Mich. Then she moved to […]

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County Commissioners Association Warn Of Impacts With Budget

As the General Assembly and Administration begin to advance a budget vehicle for FY 2016-2017, Pennsylvania counties are eyeing the calendar anxiously, recognizing that the start of the new Commonwealth fiscal year is now less than two months away. Their worries are well-founded; a recent survey by the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania showed counties […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Great Turnout, Problem-Free Election – Courtesy Of Philadelphia City Commissioners

by Joe Shaheeli We respect former Councilwoman Marian Tasco and believe her when she says she had little to do as a City Commissioner, her statements leading to a full onslaught by the main media and so-called advocates of “clean government” to dump on the City Commissioners. We know the reason why her duties were […]

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Taubenberger: We Can Be Vertical Farming Hub

Philadelphia City Councilman at Large Al Taubenberger – joined by Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell C. Redding, Council President Darrell C. Clarke, and other members of City Council – has introduced two farming-related resolutions. The first calls for greater support of vertical farming, with the goal of establishing the City of Philadelphia as the world’s […]

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Pa. Has Worst Charter-School Law!

by State Rep. James Roebuck Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale recently said our state has the nation’s worst charter-school law. As Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, I agree. I have introduced legislation to reform this nearly 20-year-old law and bring much-needed accountability in performance and finances to these tax-funded, privately run schools. The […]

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Philadelphia Public Record Welcomes New Ownership

JIM TAYOUN & his wife Dolores are delighted to partner with City & State PA, new owner of Phila Public Record. Meet our new Publisher David Alpher & City & State leader Tom Allon. Photo by Bonnie Squires    Send article as PDF   

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OUR OPINION: In Heated Political Year, The Beat Goes On

Pennsylvania has just concluded the most-exciting and meaningful primary election in recent memory. But it only sets the stage for more action to come. It is increasingly plausible that both Republican and Democratic presidential candidates will be evident a couple of weeks from now, in large part due to the outcome in our Keystone State. […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Doc Met Two Waterloos In Philadelphia Primary!

by Joe Shaheeli John Dougherty met his Waterloo Election Day, not once, but twice. The day before, he threw in the towel on his ambition to pay back the politically powerful Western Pennsylvania Zappala family. They had supported his campaign to win for his brother, Kevin, a State Supreme Court seat. Early on it looked […]

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Samuel Staten, Sr., Raised The Dignity And Elevated Laborers Into A Major Trade

Samuel Staten, Sr., the man who gave dignity and family-sustaining wages to the common laborer, died Tuesday at his home here in Philadelphia, leaving behind a family continued his legacy of supporting and electing candidates who understood his message of lifting up the average man and his family. A viewing be held at the Unions […]

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