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POLS ON THE STREET: Council President Clarke Nixes Mayoral Race

by Joe Shaheeli City Council President Darrell Clarke’s announcement, “It is my intention to seek the Democratic nomination to serve a fifth term as representative of Philadelphia’s 5th Councilmanic District in the May primary election,” has opened the door to a host of speculation as to who will be the next Mayor of Philadelphia. His […]

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Commissioner Schmidt’s Report Sheds Light on ’14 Voting

by Tony West More than two-thirds of Philadelphia’s residents were registered to vote at the Nov. 4, 2014 general election. But only a little more than one-third of these people actually bothered to vote in a hotly contested gubernatorial race which burning issues like Philadelphia’s school funding on the table. This and other curious facts […]

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Updated Jan. 15th

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Jan. 22-Kickoff Planning Meeting for  21st Annual AIDS Education Month from 10 a.m. to noon at  Pennsylvania Convention Center, 13th and Arch Streets, Room 113 (enter at northeast corner). Jan. 24- TIIAI/Gateway To Re-Entry Fundraiser Bowling Party at Liberty Lanes, 6505 Market St., 1-4 p.m. Tickets $15 (Includes Shoes), free children’s books, children’s meal $2. […]

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Philadelphia Area Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events

Below is an extensive list of ways to give back to your city either by learning, donating time or contributing money to a great cause. The Philadelphia Orchestra Honors Martin Luther King Jr. Who: The Philadelphia Orchestra What: Free MLK Jr. Tribute Concert When: Monday, January 19 at 1:30 p.m. Where: Girard College Chapel, 2101 […]

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Darrell Clarke Out Of Mayor’s Race, Will Stay In City Council

The decision has been made. Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke just released a statement taking himself out of the 2015 mayoral race: “It is my intention to seek the Democratic nomination to serve a fifth term as representative of Philadelphia’s 5th Councilmanic Dist. in the May primary election. “I have been honored and inspired […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Special Election Seen For 170th District

by Joe Shaheeli Though his is an awesome task, Republican City Committee Chairman State Rep. John Taylor (R-Northeast) doesn’t like being the sole member of his party in the General Assembly’s Philadelphia delegation. He could use the legs and arms of another Republican from Philadelphia. It would ease his roles as GOP city leader, as […]

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OUR OPINION: Back To School On Capitol Hill

Will General Assembly leaders from both chambers do all of us a favor this term without wasting time as to who gets or does not get the credit by taking care of funding shortfalls for education? You honorable men and women know what’s wrong. Half of you, by now, have already declared you are aware […]

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Passion Statue Can Be Seen In Eastwick And South Philadelphia

Back in the 1920s, a little Polish parish was started in the Eastwick section of Philadelphia called St. Mary of Czestochowa. In the ’30s, a fire raged and the church was totally destroyed. A new church was resurrected. To celebrate, the pastor, in 1936, purchased an emotionally provocative statue called the Scourged Christ. Long before […]

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In Harrisburg: Pa. House of Representatives Hosts Swearing-In Ceremony

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WALKING THE BEAT: Philadelphia Family Court’s ‘Lost Art’ Wasn’t Lost

BY JOE SHAY STIVALA/ To read a banner headline that FAMILY COURT was stripped of antiques was a wasted effort.  On closer reading, it appears the City did not communicate that these items were not to be taken to the DRAB new courthouse – as long portrayed in the press. JUDGES and COURT WORKERS should NOT be blamed! A […]

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