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VIPs Galore Show For Kenney Funder

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Me ’N’ Mo Meatballs rolling to South Street

By Cassie Hepler There’s was one thing that South Street in Philadelphia was missing. And Chef Sandro Frusone and brother Giancarlo found and filled that void. The same gregarious chef who used to own several Italian spots including Gnocchi on lower East Passyunk just opened South Street’s first meatball restaurant, Me ’N’ Mo Meatballs and […]

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ELEPHANT CORNER: White Girds For Battle; Lincoln Dinner Drew Rick Perry; GOP Statewide Judges’ Slate Emerges

Tuesday night, MARTINA WHITE held a fundraiser at Toscana 52 in Trevose. White is the Republican candidate in the Mar. 24 special election for the 170th Dist. State House seat vacated by now-CONGRESSMAN BRENDAN BOYLE. This district seat was held recently by Republican GEORGE KENNEY and is winnable for a Republican. White is from the […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Kenney’s Farewell Was Classy; Williams, Abraham Lead In Mayoral $$

by Joe Shaheeli Councilman at Large Jim Kenney scored two big hits in the general media, print, radio, and television as he announced he was entering the May 19 Democratic primary for Mayor. It’s the kind of press every candidate wants – but usually finds, after his announcement, he’d have to raise money to get […]

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HEARD ON THE HILL / IN CITY HALL

O’Brien’s Autism Parley Submits Key Report Councilman at Large Denny O’Brien’s Philadelphia Autism Project concept was conceived and developed over the last two years. It was designed to create an inclusive process that relied upon a citywide task force of 135 stakeholders to examine the quality of, and access to, services and supports for individuals […]

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OUR OPINION: To Drill Or Not To Drill

Our state’s new Marcellus Shale natural-gas play has not lit up our economic scoreboard since it began to be developed in 2007. Natural gas has been a valuable new industry, but drilling by itself has made few land-owners and few municipalities rich, and has not created many local jobs. Much of the money flows out […]

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Taking Back South Philly Streets

by Maria Merlino Eighteen months ago, Carol Lanni was a typical South Philadelphia working mother with a couple of teenagers to look after. Then came the fateful day when her son was robbed of his phone and other personal items in broad daylight by teen thugs who were dropped off in her neighborhood by adult […]

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PHS Philadelphia Flower Show 2015: ‘Celebrate The Movies’ with Bonnie Squires

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OUT & ABOUT: Running The Racial Math In Philadelphia Mayor’s Race – 2007 And 2015

by Denise Clay When Philadelphia went looking for a new Mayor eight years ago, the Democratic primary was chock full of people. Among the folks applying for the office on the Second Floor of City Hall were State Rep. Dwight Evans, businessman Tom Knox, Congressmen Chaka Fattah and Bob Brady, and then-City Councilman Michael Nutter. […]

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CITY HALL SAM: What Does Kenney’s Entry Do To Philadelphia Mayor’s Race?

It was an exciting week in the mayoral race. There have been some new twists and turns since COUNCIL PRESIDENT DARRELL CLARKE decided not to run. Now well-liked COUNCILMAN JIM KENNEY has said he’s getting into the race. Kenney’s entrance would likely be a deathblow to former DISTRICT ATTORNEY LYNNE ABRAHAM. He cuts directly into […]

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