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OUR OPINION: On Selling PGW

There may be strong City Council opposition to the sale of the Philadelphia Gas Works. That is understandable due to strong opposition by the more than 1,000 members of the Gas Workers Union, and, more so, by the fact City Council was kept out of the loop. Therefore, we do not expect a quick approval […]

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CITY HALL SAM: What Lies Behind The Miranda Prosecution?

STATE REP. J.P. MIRANDA’S recent legal problems may take on an interesting texture. His attorney CHUCK PERUTO has charged that SETH WILLIAMS, the District Attorney, is bringing the case against Miranda out of jealousy and spite. Allegedly both Miranda and Williams have been dating the same woman. There is no telling where this case might […]

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HEARD ON THE HILL / IN CITY HALL

OH BILL CUTS WAGES, NET-PROFIT TAXES City Councilman at Large David Oh has introduced a bill to reduce the wage tax for employees and the net-profits tax for individuals who are residents of Philadelphia by $100 million over 10 years. And he has done so without raising other taxes to off-set the reduction. During the […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: President Clarke Calls For Special Election

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ In time to make it an interesting race, Council President Darrell Clark has issued a writ of election to fill the seat vacated by Councilman at Large, Bill Green whose appointment by Gov. Tom Corbett to head the School Reform Commission has been confirmed by the Senate. The contested seat will appear […]

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The City Council Committee on Commerce & Economic Development, chaired by W. Wilson Goode, Jr., and co-chaired by 4th Dist. Councilman and Majority Leader Curtis Jones, Jr., convened a hearing to examine minority-participation goals in the second Philadelphia casino this morning. It may be used as a guideline for the operators of the soon-to-be-chosen casino. […]

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Darrell Clarke Sets May 20th Special Election For Open Philadelphia Council Seat; Ed Neilson Early Frontrunner

In time to make it an interesting race, Council President Darrell Clarke has issued a writ of election to fill the seat vacated by Councilman at Large Bill Green whose appointment by Gov. Tom Corbett to head the School Reform Commission has been confirmed by the Senate. The contested seat will appear on the primary […]

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Philadelphia Sheriff Jewell Williams has added three sniffer dogs to the  K-9 department. The 2-year-old German Shepherd’s were donated to the Sheriff’s office by attorney and local philanthropist James Binns, Esq. – and graduated from the Sheriff’s K-9 training program in February. At a graduation ceremony held at the Criminal Justice Center, the three pooches, Blair, […]

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Philadelphia Flower Show Preview Party Raises $750,000

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McCord Snags Key Black Clergy Endorsement

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It’s petition-signing time and there are a number of races that promise to bring fireworks to the primary election. It appears a bloodbath rematch is on the horizon for portions of Center City and South Philadelphia. STATE REP. BRIAN SIMS, who has garnered much favorable publicity as a member of the Pennsylvania House, may be […]

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