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POLS ON THE STREET: Special Election Expected For 192nd, 200th Dists.

by Joe Shaheeli Mar. 15 is remembered by most of us who attended high school as the “Ides of March”, when Julius Caesar was warned to beware of events on that day. Sure enough, Brutus and fellow senators did him in. So those aspiring to what could be a special election called for the 192nd […]

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Helen Gym Goes To The Head Of The Freshman Class

by Tony West Many people find careers in educational leadership. But in Philadelphia, where school achievement has been in short supply for decades, educational leadership has more often been a stumbling block than a stepping stone to high public office. Helen Gym has carved out an unusual career as a leader against the educational establishment, […]

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Clean Air Council Points To Energy Solutions Refinery For Pollution Problem

by Monica Robinson The Clean Air Council points to the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery in Point Breeze as a major source of air pollution in the city. It “has been in constant violation of the Clean Air Act for the past several years and is a high priority violator as defined by the EPA (The […]

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Mummers Ready To Strut!

by Maria Merlino As the Clevemore Fancy Brigade practiced in the school yard at 9th & Oregon Avenue on a recent Sunday, the sun was shining and the temperature was 54 degrees. Not really the cold conditions of past Decembers; still, everyone was decked out in the red, white and black colors of the club. […]

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CLCP Giving Hope To The Hopeless, Lawfully

by Eldon Graham ’Tis the season for hope. It is that time of the year when the spirit of Christmas overwhelms individuals to give back to their community. But one organization gives back all year long. The Christian Legal Clinic of Philadelphia is a legal-aid organization designed to help people who live in struggling neighborhoods […]

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Mayor Michael Nutter’s Final Grades

by Brett Mandel It must be a heckuva thing to be the Mayor of Philadelphia. You get to bask in the city’s collective pride leading the Phillies World Series victory parade and welcoming the Vicar of Jesus Christ to Philadelphia.   But you must also hang your head bearing the full weight of civic shame […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Want To Be A Democratic Convention Delegate?

by Joe Shaheeli Interested in becoming a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this July? If so, State Party Chairman Marcel L. Groen has made it a possibility. Potential delegates need be registered Democrats, pledge their support to a specific candidate, and complete a form. For information, contact Corey Pellington at delegate2016@padems.com or […]

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Port of Philadelphia Adds Mexican Shipping Traffic

Terminal Operator Holt Logistics Corp. and the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority have secured new shipping service to the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia that will link directly with port operations on the Gulf of Mexico. SeaLand, the intra-Americas regional ocean carrier of the Maersk Group, is launching a new line in 2016, its […]

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Rep. Taylor’s Bill Would Legalize Liquor Runs Out Of State

Legislation sponsored by State Rep. John Taylor (R-Northeast) to decriminalize the purchase of out-of-state wine and liquor has passed the House. “For decades people have driven into New Jersey and Delaware to purchase wines and spirits not available in Pennsylvania, which is illegal, though rarely enforced. When it is enforced, the consequences can be great […]

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Rep. John Taylor Hosts Drug Educational Meeting in Mayfair

Mayfair families learned from Rep. John Taylor how to protect their families from the growing drug problem plaguing many families at a meeting he hosted. “The best way to fight this growing epidemic is through a better understanding of how drug abuse begins and how to fight it through education,” Taylor said. “That’s why these […]

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