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S. Philly Seafood Kings Make Turkey Time Happen

by Eldon Graham Thanksgiving is the time of year where generosity among many knows no bounds. We see that type of holiday spirit all around the city and South Philadelphia it is no different. Samuels & Son Seafood Co., Inc. is an organization that normally caters to your every seafood and shellfish need. But this […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Some Voters Undecided Until They Enter the Booth

by Joe Shaheeli The Zogby Analytics Newswire, highly respected, confirmed what we have been saying off and on that “4%” of the voters don’t know for whom they will be voting until they enter the election booth. Zogby’s post-election poll results show several key factors drove Trump win; a plurality of voters not positive about […]

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Feibush Wins Mixed Victory over Ward Leader Nesmith

by Ryan Briggs Philadelphia developer and former City Council candidate Ori Feibush won $45,000 in a suit against 2nd Ward Leader Ed Nesmith and an associated PAC for allegedly defrauding him out of $106,000 in campaign funds last year. The lawsuit revolved around Nesmith’s apparent failure to deliver get-out-the-vote services for Feibush, who ran a […]

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Why Pollfish Got It Right, When Most Polls Were Wrong

by Joe Shaheeli Left over from the Trojan War of classical mythology history is the well-remembered phrase uttered after the fall of Troy: “Beware Greeks bearing gifts!” For candidates looking for polling that could be a gift worth buying for themselves, they’d be wise to study the techniques used by the polling firm Pollfish and […]

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Mayor Kenney Speaks out on Recent Hate Crimes and Flash Mob

Mayor Jim Kenney made this address at the City’s first Philadelphia International Unity Cup game: “I know right now that many Philadelphians are feeling anxious, angry, afraid, and even hopeless. Others feel emboldened by hateful rhetoric to act out in destructive ways. “And for many of you, those feelings of disenfranchisement predated this election. In […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: City’s Political Leaders Blast Hate Groups

by Joe Shaheeli Mayor Jim Kenney made it obvious this week Philadelphia will not tolerate hate groups. His statement is on P. 14 of this issue. Republican City Committee Chair Joseph DeFelice did the same. His statement, in part, follows: DeFelice stated, “In our city Republican party we have ward leaders who are members of […]

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OUR OPINION: Dems’ Downballot Heroes

Democrats who are looking for good news in the wake of the General Election may need to resort to a telescope. Hillary Clinton’s victory in the popular vote did little to advance their party’s fortunes at either the national or state levels. One problem that has plagued the Democratic Party in recent years is a […]

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YOUR PUBLIC SERVANTS AT WORK — Nov. 10, 2016

Mt. Airy Commercial Strip Gets Funded 9th Dist. Councilwoman Cherelle L. Parker was joined by Mayor Jim Kenney and Philadelphia Commerce Director Harold Epps to announce a quarter-million-dollar revitalization project on Vernon Road, a neighborhood commercial corridor in Mount Airy. “Investing in Vernon Road has been a top priority for me and the community for […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Clinton Strategy Worked in Philly, But Not Pa.

by Joe Shaheeli It’s more obvious than ever, Philadelphia and its neighboring counties do not relate to Pennsylvania, other than finding some kin in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Scranton and Allentown, where there are strong Democratic political operations with hefty registration numbers. Wisely, Hillary Clinton doubled down on Philadelphia with rally after rally, ending election eve with […]

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OUR OPINION: No Kumbaya in Sight

Aside from general relief that the two-year-long presidential race is over, expect no coming together of the American people, either in Harrisburg or Washington. While Democrats maintain their grip on Pennsylvania’s executive offices, Republicans still hold the General Assembly beyond dispute. Two years of gridlock have failed to budge many of the Commonwealth’s pressing problems […]

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