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SOUTH PHILLY: Filitalia Celebrates Italy

by Jean Donohue Italian influence and charm distinguishes South Philly culture. Family owned restaurants line the streets where pasta sauce is referred to as “gravy,” its trademark misnomer. As a whole, Philadelphia is known for its mix of cultures with different ethnic groups boasting a center of pride. There’s the African American Museum on Arch […]

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by Joe Shaheeli Philadelphia now has two of its House members on the Republican side of the aisle, a good thing since that chamber of the General Assembly is dominated by the GOP. Number two came with the election of Rep. Martina White in a hotly contested special election for the 170th District. Until she […]

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Down Da Shore With The Brady Bunch

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Can Philadelphia Housing Authority Change Residents Smoking Culture?

by Joe Shaheeli The Federal government carries a big stick. Its innumerable agencies control even the most miniscule and entrenched habits in our lives. Take, for instance, the Housing and Urban Development Agency, one on whose whims depends the quality of subsidized housing across this country. It is bulging bureaucracy and it demands compliance to […]

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Jul. 23- David Forde hosts Happy Hour for 195th Democratic candidate Donna Bullock at Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Sansom St., 5-7 p.m. Contribution $25 or more. Jul. 23- Sheriff Jewell Williams hosts Seersucker Summer of Peace 2015 Reception at Marathon Grill, 181 Market St., 5-7 p.m. Wear seersucker suit, bow tie, skirt, dress, capri pants, shirt […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Jim To Keep Sanctuary, Melissa Won’t! Could She Generate Vote?

by Joe Shaheeli Has Donald Trump energized some of the American population by claiming illegal aliens are more prone to criminal acts than the aliens here legally? He’s especially targeted cities which have declared themselves to be “sanctuaries”, which means they will not detain illegal immigrants convicted of a violent crime and turn them over […]

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HEARD ON THE HILL/IN CITY HALL: Elected Officials At Work

Rep. Taylor Sees Compromise Budget State Rep. John Taylor (R-Northeast), GOP leader in the State House, reports, “Despite the Governor’s veto, the GOP budget establishes a baseline from which to negotiate a budget that does the following: • Eliminates the $1.2 billion structural deficit the administration and general Assembly agree exists so Pennsylvania’s credit rating […]

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Wage Theft Is Widespread

Wage theft in various forms strikes 400,000 Pennsylvanians every week, to the tune of as much as $30 million, a report commissioned by Community Legal Services found. The report, directed by Temple Law Professor Jennifer Lee, is one of the first efforts to study methodically a problem that has stirred up many complaints but has […]

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In 195th Dist., Bullock Sticks To Community

by Tony West Passionate about community. That describes the career of attorney Donna Bullock, the Democratic nominee for State Representative in the Aug. 11 special election for the 195st Legislative Dist., which covers parts of North and West Philadelphia. Bullock went to Temple’s Beasley School of Law because, in her words, she “wanted to save […]

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