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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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THE WAFFLEMAN: New Year’s Eve The Way It Used To Be

Yo! Here we go again with these thoughts about New Year’s Eve. When I was growing up, we celebrated New Year’s Eve at home with our family and friends. It was also a celebration of having survived one year and looking forward to a better one to come. We would have tons of food to […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Piecing Together The Dream Pennsylvania Supreme Court Ticket

The great thing about politics is there’s usually another big race coming up. This next election cycle features the availability of three state Supreme Court seats. There was already going to be two vacancies due to the mandatory retirement JUSTICE RON CASTILLE and resignation of JANE ORIE MELVIN, but the unforeseen retirement of JUSTICE SEAMUS […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Look For A Candidate Stampede Feb 17

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ This may be the first time in about five decades the primary ballot will find more judicial applicants competing in the primary ballot than at-Large Council candidates. The reason is obvious, when you compare the numbers of open seats. There are only seven at-Large City Council seats up for grabs. We understand, […]

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BY TONY WEST/ The biggest business in Philadelphia pays almost no taxes. Yet while our city’s schools are starved for revenue, the University of Pennsylvania’s students are well funded – and generally move into prosperous careers after they graduate. A band of activists says that’s wrong and is seeking to change it. It wants Penn, […]

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Philadelphia’s New Housing Boom – How Far Will It Go?

BY TONY WEST/ For the first time in a lifetime, Philadelphia is growing. And the pace of growth is picking up. 2014 promises to notch construction of more new residential units than in any year for decades. How far can the boom spread? How hot can it get? Experts say the city is riding a […]

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ELEPHANT CORNER: New York’s Gift To Pennsylvania

“Merry Christmas Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from your good neighbor the State of New York”, signed “Yours Truly, ANDREW CUOMO, GOVERNOR.” Last week New York decided to extend its ban on the use of hydraulic fracturing of shale rock in order to develop its extensive shale-gas reserves. This was a gift to Pennsylvania. Additional sources of […]

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