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It’s Round 3: Quiñones Sánchez Vs. Democratic Ward Leaders

by Joe Shaheeli 7th Dist. Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez believes she won terms one and two to City Council on her own strength as a campaigner. Now she’s received a challenge to do it again on her own from the very councilmanic Democratic ward leaders’ caucus who, for the most part, were split for and […]

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Forman Mills Gives Back $100,000 In Coats

by Bonnie Squires In Philadelphia, Forman Mills teamed up with Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and Senator Tina Tartaglione to give out vouchers for winter gear in the West Philadelphia Forman Mills Store and the Rising Sun Avenue Forman Mills store to needy people, pre-selected with the assistance of the Salvation Army and other charities. iHeartMedia also […]

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Rev. Wants Charter School For High-Risk Kids

by Cassie Hepler It only seems fitting that a charter school named after a saint would help at-risk youth aim high to reach their hopes and dreams. St. Alphonsus Liguori, an 18th-century Italian writer, philosopher and bishop, is the namesake of the proposed charter school and is founded by Rev. Michael Marrone. “Liguori is not […]

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Judge Vincent Melchiorre’s Sword of Justice

by Maria Marlino Common Pleas Court Judge Vincent Melchiorre, 57, struggled as a child with learning. “I flunked the 4th grade at St. Edmond’s School,” he admits. “I couldn’t read or write. I was dyslexic. I got jumped a lot.” By the time Judge Melchiorre got to Bishop Neumann HS, “it was an all-boys’ school, […]

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OUT & ABOUT: Kenyatta Johnson Holds His Ground

By Denise Clay I began a two-part series on the 2nd Dist. Council contest between City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and developer Ori Feibush. This is the only contested District Council race on the ballot for the May 19 primary and because it’s a contest between old and new for the future of a district that […]

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OUT & ABOUT: Ori Feibush Takes Aim At 2nd Dist.

By Denise Clay While everyone’s eyes will be on the folks hoping to occupy the Big Chair on City Hall’s 2nd floor, there are a few hot races that will be happening among the folks that work on the 4th floor, otherwise known as City Council. Of those council races, the one that’s drawing the […]

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Last Thursday, Republican City Committee held its annual winter fundraiser at Knowlton Mansion in the Northeast. Montgomery County businessman and Pennsylvania’s representative to the Republican National Committee BOB ASHER was the honored guest. (Each state has two representatives to the RNC: a man and a woman. The female representative is Indiana County businesswoman CHRISTINE TORETTI.) […]

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Pols On The Street: If Kenney’s Out Of Council, Who Gets In?

by Joe Shaheeli Veteran Councilman at Large Jim Kenney’s sudden, decisive plunge into the Democratic mayoral primary race has raised the stakes for the large and growing flock of at-Large candidates. With only four incumbents left in the race, it is now certain that at least one newcomer will fill his empty chair. This gives […]

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VIPs Galore Show For Kenney Funder

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Me ’N’ Mo Meatballs rolling to South Street

By Cassie Hepler There’s was one thing that South Street in Philadelphia was missing. And Chef Sandro Frusone and brother Giancarlo found and filled that void. The same gregarious chef who used to own several Italian spots including Gnocchi on lower East Passyunk just opened South Street’s first meatball restaurant, Me ’N’ Mo Meatballs and […]

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