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OUR OPINION: Our Endorsements in the Philadelphia Primary

If nothing else, this year’s political activity has proven that in a post-2016 electoral landscape, there is no such thing as an “off year.” Nowhere has that been more aptly demonstrated than in the two marquee primaries in Philadelphia’s May 16 primary: the Democratic races for city controller and district attorney. Challenger Rebecca Rhynhart’s résumé […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: In DA’s Race, the Biggest Slice Will Win

BY JOE SHAHEELI The DA’s race will be sliced up by seven candidates. Whose slice will deliver the most votes on Election Day? With a turnout of 16% of the Democratic vote predicted by many politicos, that doesn’t call for a lot of votes for one to become the plurality winner. What goes into the […]

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ANOTHER OPINION: Philadelphia Owes More To Heroes’ Survivors

BY COUNCILMAN AL TAUBENBERGER My son, Matt, is a Pennsylvania State Trooper. It’s incredibly dangerous work. One need only glance at the current news headlines regarding Eric Frein, who was just convicted of killing one State Trooper and severely wounding another in an unprovoked sniper attack on a State Police barracks. Although I am extraordinarily […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Meehan Back to Lead GOP

BY JOE SHAHEELI In an old-fashioned donnybrook and shouting match, Republican Ward Leaders managed to fill the vacant post of Party Chairman held by Joe DeFelice, Esq. at their Cottman Avenue headquarters Monday night. Elected in what began as a tussle between 5th Ward Leader Mike Cibik and Northeast activist Joe McColgan was Republican Party […]

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Bartram’s Garden Becomes A Trailhead

BY ELDON GRAHAM If you love biking, long walks, spring weather and fresh air, then the newly developed Bartram’s Mile Trail at Bartram’s Garden is a place for you to experience. The city finally completed its long-awaited community trail on the Southwest Philadelphia stretch of land along the Schuylkill River. Last Saturday, Mayor Jim Kenney, […]

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All political parties can make poor choices when they endorse candidates. But political parties that are big enough to have a leadership as well as footsoldiers and simple adherents typically endorse a slate of candidates in primary elections. That’s a good thing. Most people who identify as Democrats or Republicans don’t have the time or […]

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Revolutionary Museum Comes to Town

BY ELDON GRAHAM The American Revolution is alive again in the streets of Philadelphia. Located in Old City at 3rd & Chestnut Streets is The Museum of The American Revolution, the city’s newest attraction, housing over 250 years of American, British, French and Native American tribal history. Kicking it off was a stellar opening ceremony, […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: DA’s Race Still Too Early to Call, but….

BY JOE SHAHEELI Though the seven Democratic candidates for DA are doing their best to win the endorsement of any group that could mean money and ground troops, we’ve learned we need to see which of this city’s major unions step into the arena with endorsements, guaranteeing big campaign contributions and a field army of […]

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Media Day at Philly’s Newest Museum Deepens Insight into Colonial Era

BY ELDON GRAHAM Old City has a new resident which brings its history back to life. The Museum of The American Revolution is Philadelphia’s latest attraction: an effort to tell the story of America’s founding comprehensively. Press members from all over the region were invited on Wednesday to get a sneak peek at what lies […]

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BRADY VS. RENDELL: Should Ward Leaders Be Weakened?

BY JOE SHAHEELI Former District Attorney, Mayor, Governor and head of the Democratic National Party Ed Rendell has come back to his roots as a reformer, claiming the number of this City’s elected leaders who wind up in trouble with the law can be laid at the feet of the Democratic Party’s ward leaders and […]

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