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JUDGE ANTHONY DeFINO was laid to rest last week. Both the viewing and funeral mass at St. Monica’s in South Philly had overflow crowds of mourners. The events were a celebration of a great man. The number of VIPs who attended are too many to name in their entirety. However, countless neighbors, friends and leaders […]

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BY JOE SHAY STIVALA/ The PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY weekend in THE BIG APPLE is coming. The group began a century ago when Pennsy executives working in New York created a dinner to honor our state. At least seven events this year are hosted by Philly law firms: an event for Gov. Corbett, one each by Energy […]

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BY DENISE CLAY/ At just about every place I’ve ever worked, there’s been one feature in my office that has always stood out. That feature is a bucket of baseball bats. I have been collecting miniature baseball bats from major- and minor-league baseball parks since the mid-1990s. At first, it was because these bats, which […]

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Five gubernatorial hopefuls hoping to win the Democratic endorsement and take on a beleaguered Republican Governor low in the polls, have begun the process that, in the end, may see themselves losing more voters than it gains them. Though the five candidates identified themselves as simpatico to the liberal audience that packed […]

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BY BRETT MANDEL/ Philadelphia is more than a year from its next mayoral election, but discussions about the city’s next Mayor and the legacy of the current Mayor are already well underway. With a little perspective, it is clear Philadelphia will little note nor long remember the struggle for power that will consume our civic […]

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Philadelphia Fire Fighters Union Local 22 President Joseph D. Schulle is leading the charge Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers and Fire Dept. Human Resources Mgr. Karen Hyers have committed perjury before Judge Leon Tucker in a court hearing when they testified as to their reasons and roles in demoting 14 firefighters shortly after they had been […]

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    In the world of politics, the start of campaign season seems to coincide with holidays.  If the election is in the fall, Labor Day is the holiday that seems to bring those seeking office out to every clambake, parade and party with more than three people in attendance. For the May primaries in […]

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  COUNCILMAN KENYATTA JOHNSON and STATE SEN. LARRY FARNESE were among the public officials who celebrated at the Marian Anderson awards dinner. The gala took place at the Kimmel Center and hosted a variety of superstars including BOYZ II MEN, KENNY GAMBLE, CHRIS TUCKER and a variety of other well-known celebrities. Also in attendance was […]

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In frigid conditions GOV. TOM CORBETT signed into law Transportation Funding Bill (HB 1060) near a construction site at Pennsylvania Turnpike 363 Interchange in Montgomery Co. The law will provide roughly $2.3 billion a year for improvements to Pennsylvania’s highways, bridges and mass-transit systems. LT. GOV. JIM CAWLEY in a recent speech in Philadelphia stated […]

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