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Pols On The Street: Early Mayoral Bids Miss The Point

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Democratic Party regulars are labeling the first announced candidates for Mayor, so anxious to replace Michael Nutter, as “loose cannonballs,” showing “no respect for the party.” The party pros see them as individuals who do not fully understand what it takes to become the primary winner in the Democratic race for Mayor.None […]

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Solving Philly’s Dropout Riddle Is Riddle In Itself

Mayor Michael A. Nutter is hoping to find an answer to the question: “What can the City of Philadelphia do to prevent the greatest number of students from dropping out of high school?” It’s a question many are asking. That is the question being asked in this year’s Fall 2014 Philadelphia Public Policy Case Competition […]

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OUR OPINION: Beyond Gubernatorial Debates

Democrat Tom Wolf looked soft, Gov. Corbett looked tough and sure. But it was only actively engaged partisans who made the effort to locate PCN on their televisions to watch them in their first debate. The partisans did what partisans do. Republicans were pleased by Corbett’s performance; Democrats were pleased by Wolf’s demeanor. But it […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Dems Carry Big Stick In Montco; Honoring Harris Wofford

The collar counties of Philadelphia continue to increase Democratic voter clout. Only a decade ago, Montgomery Co. was still essentially Republican. But over the last several election cycles it has become overwhelmingly Democratic. The Montgomery Co. Democratic Party has become more formidable. At a recent fundraiser at the Doubletree Hotel in Plymouth Meeting, a packed […]

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OUT & ABOUT: Will This Black Discussion Lead To Community Action?

BY DENISE CLAY/ The lobby of Universal Audenreid HS was crammed with activists and community leaders on Saturday for a meeting of the Philadelphia Community of Leaders. The Leaders, a group made up of mostly African American organizations, got together to come up with strategies to deal with a variety of issues ranging from economic […]

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ELEPHANT CORNER: Garry Cobb Plays Offense In New Jersey

Monday night Retired Air Force Colonel and Republican activist KEVIN KELLY hosted a fundraiser at the Field House at the Reading Terminal for congressional candidate GARRY COBB. A Monday Night Eagles game was the perfect backdrop for a Cobb event as he played in the NFL for 11 years, mostly as a linebacker for the […]

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Mayor Praises PGW Sale

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Mayor Praises PGW Sale

Mayor Michael A. Nutter has praised the decision by UIL Holdings Corp. to continue its effort to acquire the Philadelphia Gas Works in a $1.86-billion transaction that awaits action by the Philadelphia City Council. James P. Torgerson, UIL President and CEO, is still hoping to pursue the purchase of the city-owned gas utility even though […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Are Low Registrations A Sign Of Low Vote?

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Walk-in registrations to the Registration Commission offices at Delaware & Spring Garden, plus registrations from PennDOT, are at the normal low for an election reportedly drawing little interest. Checking in with Greg Irving, administrator of Voter Registration Division won a report about 10,500 new registrations have been logged in.Voter-registration forms have been […]

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OUR OPINION: Time For Heads To Roll

With innumerable nonprofits operating in Philadelphia under a wide range of goals and missions, it’s becoming routine to learn how scores of them are coming under federal scrutiny for mismanaging or failing to properly use the funds they get – which in some cases are misappropriated by one or more of their officers.   Unfortunately, […]

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Accounting Firm Counsels How To Transition A Family Business

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