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Wage Theft Is Widespread

Wage theft in various forms strikes 400,000 Pennsylvanians every week, to the tune of as much as $30 million, a report commissioned by Community Legal Services found. The report, directed by Temple Law Professor Jennifer Lee, is one of the first efforts to study methodically a problem that has stirred up many complaints but has […]

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In 195th Dist., Bullock Sticks To Community

by Tony West Passionate about community. That describes the career of attorney Donna Bullock, the Democratic nominee for State Representative in the Aug. 11 special election for the 195st Legislative Dist., which covers parts of North and West Philadelphia. Bullock went to Temple’s Beasley School of Law because, in her words, she “wanted to save […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: 191st Dist. Will Have 3-Way Fight

by Joe Shaheeli Knowing 600 signatures on her nominating petitions as an independent seeking to be placed on the ballot on the 191st Legislative Dist. had been challenged, Tracey Gordon quickly realized she was playing in the major leagues. She was handicapped with no backup legal support. Neither the endorsed Democratic candidate Donna McClinton nor […]

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3rd Annual Iftar Celebration Marking End of Ramadan Drew 400 to City Hall Commemoration

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A Superstar In The Making: FDR Park Golf Prodigy!

by Jean Donohue Alex Durelli first held a golf club when he was three years old. He was introduced to the sport by his grandfather, Sonny Durelli, who took him to FDR Park in South Philly to learn the game. At age 16, Alex maintains a daily presence at the club. From 8 a.m. to […]

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Bart Blatstein Previews ‘The Playground’ In AC

by Bonnie Squires Bart Blatstein has created a new magnet to attract crowds to Atlantic City: The Playground.  He previewed the first floor, T Street, last Thursday night, and wowed the huge crowds with his transformation of the back half of the first floor of what had been The Pier Shops at Caesars into seven […]

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Crowdpac Shows A New Way To Fund Political Challengers

by Tony West Dan Kessler is in the lead to replace Congressman Chaka Fattah in the 2nd Congressional Dist. seat. That is, if you believe Crowdpac. Kessler, an investment counselor for Brandywine Realty Trust, is joined at the moment by 21 other candidates, to whom funds are being pledged – without their consent. This is […]

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Army Admits Rape Victim Served In Military

Diana Moore, whose existence as a sergeant in the US Army continues to be ignored by that arm of the military services and the Veterans Administration, has won recognition by the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division through a presidential order. CID has investigated Moore’s charges she had been raped. Her efforts to get her story told […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Inkie Prejudiced Toward Kenney?

by Joe Shaheeli Philadelphia Republican City Committee called on the Philadelphia Inquirer to “give the same free advertising to Melissa Murray Bailey and her internship program they gave to Jim Kenney.”   That’s the charge from Republican City Committee Exec. Dir. Joe DeFelice, Esq., who said a news article written by Chris Hepp “read more […]

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South Philadelphia Opens Homes, Hearts

by Tony West This September, South Philadelphia will be greeting a throng of out-of-towners the likes of which they will never have seen before. The draw is the Catholic World Meeting of Families, which is expected to bring up to 2 million visitors to metropolitan Philadelphia, which has a resident population of 6 million. Since […]

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