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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Supporters of merit selection for Pennsylvania Judges are at it again. Gov. Ed Rendell was joined by former Govs. Mark Schweiker, Tom Ridge, and Dick Thornburgh recently to kick-start the taking away of voters’ right to choose Judges. Each decried judicial elections and the fundraising they require as unfair and corrupting. Each […]

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JUDGE PAMELA DEMBE instructs groom James Passarelli to place wedding ring on finger of his bride Patricia Kuch. They met in an unusual place: the 50-cent luncheon line set up for the over 1,000 members of the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center at Passyunk and Dickinson in South Philadelphia. She was  66, a widow of […]

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LLUSTRIOUS company appeared at Council Majority Leader Marian Tasco’s fundraiser at Penna. Academy Of Fine Arts. Among them were, from left, Dr. Constance Clayton, former Phila School Board Superintendent; State Sen. LeAnna Washington; Robert Archie, School Reform Commission chairman; Tasco; and Tarleton Williams, Phila. Gas Commissioner.    Send article as PDF   

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ The Mayor’s race has to have a lot of people thinking. Can Mayor Michael Nutter be beaten? If the scenario that has taken place since 1951, when the City Charter became the law of the local land, still holds true, he can’t be beaten by a Republican candidate, though on a couple […]

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SNOOPER “SNOOPING”: While visiting a local TV STATION, I was told they had a CONGRESSMAN there to be interviewed. Naturally, my curiosity got the best of me, so I proceeded to investigate. Yes, it was none other than CONGRESSMAN JOE SESTAK from The 7th Dist. He was asked what some of his concerns are. The […]

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