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Labor Splits Over Philadelphia’s 170th House Dist., Turns It Into Wide-Open Race

by Joe Shaheeli It’s not unlike organized labor to split over candidates. Labor unions more often endorse Democratic candidates. Sometimes, they’ll side with a challenger. But in special cases, they all gather behind one Republican. In Philadelphia, that Republican is State Rep. John Taylor (R-Northeast), who also is the city’s Republican City Committee chair. Come […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Politico Mag Credits Brady With Landing Democratic Convention

by Joe Shaheeli Only one of 435 Congressmen in Washington but this city’s chief mover, shaker, and compromiser, Bob Brady was highlighted by Politico magazine after the furor died down over the Democratic National Convention Committee’s announcement it would be coming to Philly for its presidential convention. Published daily on the web and bimonthly in […]

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Montgomery County Democrats Gather For Chairman’s Circle

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WALKING THE BEAT: Mayor Nutter, Jim Kenney Get In Schoolyard Brawl

ETHICS – BLEAHTHICS.  I am so tired of reading about how ethics will define the upcoming Mayor’s race. It is NOT a key issue in this race – except if you want to write about it.  And an EDITORIAL about how successful the campaign finance laws are! They are a DISASTER. And who wants to read quotes from former […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Farnese’s Father Passes; Lynne Abraham’s Hidden Trump

The beloved father of STATE SEN. LARRY FARNESE, LAWRENCE FARNESE, was laid to rest at the Baldi funeral home in South Philadelphia. Many well-wishers from the Philadelphia political community paid their respects to the Senator and his lovely mother MADELINE. Among them were former City Councilman and mayoral hopeful JIM KENNEY, STATE SEN. and mayoral […]

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South Philly May Be Home To Supreme Court Judge

by Maria Merlino “Be ready to shake Kevin’s hand,” said Brian Burrows, President of IBEW Local 98. “He is a true leader.” NECA Executive Jeff Scarpello told the well-dressed crowd that “Kevin has all the intangibles including patience and fair mindedness and is the ideal candidate for Supreme Court.” Pennsport native, Administrative Judge of the […]

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2 CHAMPS: Bernard Hopkins Stands Tall With Bob Brady

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It’s Round 3: Quiñones Sánchez Vs. Democratic Ward Leaders

by Joe Shaheeli 7th Dist. Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez believes she won terms one and two to City Council on her own strength as a campaigner. Now she’s received a challenge to do it again on her own from the very councilmanic Democratic ward leaders’ caucus who, for the most part, were split for and […]

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Forman Mills Gives Back $100,000 In Coats

by Bonnie Squires In Philadelphia, Forman Mills teamed up with Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and Senator Tina Tartaglione to give out vouchers for winter gear in the West Philadelphia Forman Mills Store and the Rising Sun Avenue Forman Mills store to needy people, pre-selected with the assistance of the Salvation Army and other charities. iHeartMedia also […]

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Rev. Wants Charter School For High-Risk Kids

by Cassie Hepler It only seems fitting that a charter school named after a saint would help at-risk youth aim high to reach their hopes and dreams. St. Alphonsus Liguori, an 18th-century Italian writer, philosopher and bishop, is the namesake of the proposed charter school and is founded by Rev. Michael Marrone. “Liguori is not […]

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