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YOUR PUBLIC SERVANTS AT WORK — Nov. 10, 2016

Mt. Airy Commercial Strip Gets Funded 9th Dist. Councilwoman Cherelle L. Parker was joined by Mayor Jim Kenney and Philadelphia Commerce Director Harold Epps to announce a quarter-million-dollar revitalization project on Vernon Road, a neighborhood commercial corridor in Mount Airy. “Investing in Vernon Road has been a top priority for me and the community for […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Clinton Strategy Worked in Philly, But Not Pa.

by Joe Shaheeli It’s more obvious than ever, Philadelphia and its neighboring counties do not relate to Pennsylvania, other than finding some kin in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Scranton and Allentown, where there are strong Democratic political operations with hefty registration numbers. Wisely, Hillary Clinton doubled down on Philadelphia with rally after rally, ending election eve with […]

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OUR OPINION: No Kumbaya in Sight

Aside from general relief that the two-year-long presidential race is over, expect no coming together of the American people, either in Harrisburg or Washington. While Democrats maintain their grip on Pennsylvania’s executive offices, Republicans still hold the General Assembly beyond dispute. Two years of gridlock have failed to budge many of the Commonwealth’s pressing problems […]

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Top 20 Zingers from the Presidential Race

Ad budgets and fundraising goals aren’t the only aspects of this election season to have dramatically increased over 2012 – the number of quotable sound bites uttered by the major party candidates has exploded as well. Here are some of our favorites, compiled by staff reporter Eldon Graham, and presented in no particular order: HILLARY […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Record Millions Heaped on Pa. Elections

by Joe Shaheeli It’s scandalous and outrageous and downright stupid and it only turns off voters when they find out how expensive has become the Pennsylvania’s US Senate race has become. The flood of spending from candidates and outside groups has set a record in the contest between Republican Pat Toomey and Democrat Katie McGinty […]

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Ward Committees: Unknown Soldiers of the Election

by Eldon Graham When you go to your polling place next Tuesday, it will be up and running thanks to the labors of your ward committees, Democratic and Republican. In election season, wards do crucial work to recruit workers for their divisions. They also organize teams of volunteers to spread the word for their candidates […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Judges of Election Caught up In Court Tangles

by Joe Shaheeli Left without a voice in their own business are Democratic elected judges of election. And there are more than 1,000 of them. For years they’ve had to hold curbside elections prior to opening their polling places on election morning. Needed to be filled were the election board posts of minority inspector and […]

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YOUR PUBLIC SERVANTS AT WORK: Oct. 27, 2016

Taylor Named CORA 2016 Civic Champion State Rep. John Taylor (R-Northeast) has been named CORA Services’ 2016 Civic Champion. CORA’s Champion Awards are presented each year at the Champions for Children Celebration to recognize individuals and organizations that have been instrumental in partnering with CORA Services to create a brighter future for children and families […]

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Strike Across Pa. Gives Perspective on City Teachers’ Contract

by Eldon Graham When educators are fed up, they let it be known. That is what happened last week when the 14 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Schools began a strike that lasted three days – and ended with them receiving a new contract for the first time in almost two years. The State […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Labor Understands Value of Philly Voter Turnout

by Joe Shaheeli Pennsylvania labor leaders know there may be a problem getting out all the Democrats necessary to tilt this state into Hillary Clinton’s win column. They made their concern known with massive workers’ rallies around the state last weekend, especially in this city. Knocking at doors around the city were well-known Philadelphia labor […]

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