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PROTECTING YOUR SECURITY & PRIVACY: Christmas Security

With the Christmas season approaching, let’s talk about some smart privacy and security tips to employ. HOLIDAY OFFICE PARTIES: While the holidays are a festive time, when you are attending an office party, you are still on the clock. Think of the office party as a business event rather than as a happy hour. That […]

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BY FLOYD WEDDERBURN/  I was asked recently if I thought Vicks and McCoy were somehow prolonging their concussions because there’s no hope of a playoff berth this season. First, I thought about it and wanted to respond like a fan, but I quickly remembered getting blind-sided by another player, so I responded like a player who […]

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WALKING THE BEAT: When Newspapers Know Better Than Auditors

WE READ where the State is investigating $500k that it may have incorrectly paid to a nursing home. The State’s auditors are looking at that payment – good. Then you read on, and the writers tell that the publication has deep new questions over that grant!!! WAIT A MINUTE. Professional auditors did not find the […]

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ELEPHANT CORNER: Thundering Herd Frolics At Penna. Society

Last weekend, members of the herd were seen thundering up to New York City for the 144th annual Pennsylvania Society festivities. While the main event is the Pennsylvania Society dinner on Saturday night, there are numerous other auxiliary events. This weekend had originally been for businessmen from Pennsylvania. Now it has a decidedly political feel. […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Brady Remains House Administration Leader

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi lauded the re-election of Congressman Bob Brady as Ranking Member (Democratic Chair) of the Committee on House Administration in the 113th Congress. Brady was nominated by Pelosi and elected unanimously by the House Democratic Caucus. He was first elected Chairman of the CHA in May of 2007 and served until […]

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Sen. Williams Saves Reentry Program

A firm believer only highly structured and proven programs can adequately address city’s high rate of incarceration and subsequent reentry for area residents is why State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams (D-W. Phila.) fought for a $50,000 grant for Philly ReNew, an innovative, father-centered effort for ex-offenders pioneered by the Pennsylvania Prison Society. Williams found state […]

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BY DENISE FUREY/ Shale gas has become a game-changer for electric companies in the Northeast. This is good news for Philadelphia. Most public-utility executives expect the industry to become increasingly reliant on natural gas as a fuel to generate power. Also, they expect consumers to continue to see modest electric prices at least in the near […]

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BY FLOYD WEDDERBURN/ Locker rooms are made up of highly skilled individuals who are not all leaders. Having players that are leaders is just as important as having a good football coach. Great teams usually have great leaders who lead by example, builders who bring others together, such as the first guy in the locker […]

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This Tuesday, US SEN. PAT TOOMEY held a press conference at the Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service & Education Center in Northern Liberties. The Center’s Executive Director MARSHA FOUR introduced Toomey. Toomey discussed a bill he had introduced which would require the Transportation Administration to distribute any unclaimed articles at airport-security checkpoints to homeless and needy veterans. […]

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BY DENISE CLAY/ If we’ve learned nothing else since 2009, we’ve learned America’s health-care system has a lot of moving parts. We’ve also learned some of those parts don’t move too well or quickly. The city’s health-clinic system is such that a request for something as simple as a physical can take as long as […]

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