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Going Underground With U-Bahn

by Cassie Hepler If you think U-Bahn, 1320 Chestnut Street, is just another new restaurant and craft-beer joint, you’ve got it all wrong. By day, the musicians’ stage flips into three flat-screen TVs; perfect for Skyping business meetings from around the world and, of course, 18 craft beers on tap with amazing snacks (including a […]

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SOUTH PHILLY: Business Association Honors Persons Of Year

by Maria Merlino Last Thursday, Mar. 12, Galdo’s Entertainment & Catering Complex at 20th & Moyamensing Avenue was bustling with dignitaries, family, friends and colleagues of 2nd Dist. Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, State Rep. Maria Donatucci and businessman Jay Agnes. The South Philadelphia Business Association honored each of them as Person of the Year. An open […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Labor Splits Over Candidates In Philly Mayor’s Race

by Joe Shaheeli Labor unions have been busy making endorsements, and with them contributions to those they are supporting. The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO selected its judicial candidates in a united front. The state’s largest labor organization representing over 800,000 union workers, the state AFL-CIO has endorsed Judges Kevin Dougherty, David Wecht, and Christine Donohue in the […]

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Special Election 170th Legislative District: Dem. Sarah DelRicci Vs. Rep. Martina White

by Joe Shaheeli There is no question the Special Election to fill a vacancy in the 170th Legislative Dist. has earned the title “special” in many ways. It’s special when one realizes both contenders, Democrat Sarah DelRicci and Republican Martina White, are two young women facing each other, which should make some female voters in […]

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New Congressman Brendan Boyle Plunges Into World Affairs

by Tony West It’s a long way from the IHOP on Roosevelt Boulevard to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs in Washington, D.C. But freshman Congressman Brendan Boyle (D-Phila.) has made that trip now. And what a ride it’s been! The chaos engulfing the Middle East, the fighting in Ukraine, the turmoil in Venezuela, the […]

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Philadelphia Judicial Candidates’ Ballot Positions

Judicial Ballot Positions Order on ballot, as of Mar. 19. Subject to daily changes as candidates are removed from the ballot due to withdrawals or successful court challenges. Supreme Court Vacancies Democrats 1. Dwayne D Woodruff 2. Christine Donohue 3. Kevin M Dougherty 4. John Henry Foradora 5. David Wecht 6. Anne E Lazarus Republicans […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Photos From The Parade To The White House

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LUCK OF THE DRAW: Philadelphia Ballot Positions Have Been Drawn!

Congratulations are due first to the way Supervisor of Elections Tim Dowling, assisted by Joe Lynch and Tom Boland, and supported by Fred Voigt, made an easy event of ballot-position drawing in front of a packed audience of candidates and supporters in City Hall Courtroom 676 yesterday. Inside a half hour, candidates pulled ballot numbers […]

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Bringing Organic Burgers To P’unk

by Cassie Hepler There’s a reason McDonald’s popularity is reportedly dwindling – low-quality meat, ingredients and poor customer service. P’unk Burger, 1823 E. Passyunk, is the BYO organic answer to the mass-produced conglomerate. Always fresh, organic ingredients and packed full, it is South Philly’s answer to the fast food question. The people want quality, fresh […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Teamsters’ DC 107 Fuels Tony Williams’ Campaign For Mayor

by Joe Shaheeli Making it official, the state and city’s Teamsters Unions endorsed State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams’ mayoral bid at the huge imported new-car lot located at Front & Oregon early Monday morning. Standing on the back end of a huge Teamsters Union trailer surrounded by scores of Teamsters Union members, Teamsters Joint Council […]

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