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Jim Kenney Hits Home At Town Hall Meeting

by Monica Robinson Community schools, affordable housing, trash pickup, gun violence and small-business contracts with the city … all were hot topics at Tuesday night’s town-hall meeting with Mayor-Elect Jim Kenney at South Philadelphia HS. This was the second of five town-hall meetings Kenney had planned to get feedback from Philadelphians. Last night, he answered […]

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OUR OPINION: Finally, Our Second Casino!

It was tough. The obstacles thrown up can be attributed to one word: “trash”. Sometimes one wonders what there is about Philadelphians who follow leadership with a different agenda than what they preach. But thanks to a City Council committee hearing, whose members wisely admonished and warned the applicants, then voted unanimously to approve the […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Philadelphia Is Looking For A Hot July With Democratic Convention

by Joe Shaheeli With this Thanksgiving and Christmas season calendars carrying many a holiday or family event on almost everyone’s mind, especially the more attuned political readers, we felt it’s time to look at what’s going to be a major factor capturing all our attentions the end of next July, the 2016 Democratic National Convention. […]

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Allan Domb Wants His Council Career To Make Philadelphia Great

by Tony West The last thing Allan Domb needs is the new City job he just got. A successful Realtor, developer and entrepreneur who has remade much of Center City for the better over the past 35 years, Domb will become a City Councilman at Large in the New Year. He’ll be a different face […]

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Bring In The Syrian Refugees!

Bring In The Syrian Refugees! In a country this big, so broad and brave, a nation built by refugees from many wars and oppressive governments over its short history, why are we changing the way we have behaved morally as a nation when it comes to welcoming the most oppressed of refugee groups? Have we […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Fattah Taps Certaine For Campaign Job

by Joe Shaheeli Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-Phila.) has secured the highly regarded services of political specialist Joe Certaine to head his reelection campaign. That decision is a realistic and pragmatic one. It’s akin to Fattah in troubled waters reaching out for a life ring float with a history of keeping those who cling to it […]

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Green Leads Drive For Autistic Kids’ School Needs

by Eldon Graham In January 2001, Derek Green and his wife Sheila discovered their son Julian was diagnosed with autism-spectrum disorder. Autism is a serious developmental condition that impairs the ability to communicate and interact. Green, who was recently elected City Councilman at Large, has been advocating for people like Julian ever since he learned […]

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HEARD ON THE HILL/IN CITY HALL

Sabatina Hosts ‘Operation Bundle Up’ Collection Boxes State Sen. John Sabatina (D-Northeast) is urging Northeast Philadelphians to visit his district offices and bring a new or gently used item of winter clothing for their less fortunate neighbors.   Sabatina will be hosting collection boxes for Catholic Community Services 2nd annual “Operation Bundle Up.”   “For […]

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Feed Your Parking Meter By Phone Now!

Four pilot zones in Center City are trying out a new app which will enable motorists to pay for parking from their mobile phone and add more money to the meter while they are away from their vehicle. As an extra treat, it will even remind them where they are parked.   Philadelphia Parking Authority […]

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Unity in the Community: Uplifting City’s Youth Through Education

by Monica Robinson Unity in the Community is helping students attend college. While the rest of the world was hit with violent chaos last Friday in Paris, the non-profit group in collaboration with DBR ministries held a fundraiser at Yesha Ministries in South Philadelphia. “Blessed to be a Blessing, College Benefit Concert” raised $500 for […]

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