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Unmasking The Face Of Philly’s Best Kept Secret: Archedream

A world-renowned theatre group has found a new home on Mifflin Street. Now they hope its neighbors get to know who they are. It seems bizarre that Archedream for Humankind, a blacklight mask dance and theater company that seeks to evoke “archetypes,” is well-known around the world, but not in its hometown. It’s true, though. […]

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OUR OPINION: What Is Right?

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  Protests! That’s what’s right! And that’s what makes this country so grand … protests without government troops blasting away at you with tank guns as happens in other countries. No matter the protest, its level of interest – whether an abandoned house on the block or a pressing national agenda (save those starting as […]

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BY TONY WEST/ Kerry Pacifico, Sr. opened his water bill earlier this month and his jaw dropped. In 2010, it had carried a line item of $13.22 for a “stormwater charge.” Now that same line read “$538.54.” It will get worse. And none of it pays for the water his company, Pacifico Ford in Southwest […]

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ State Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Northeast) did it the hard way, trying in three challenges over a six-year period to wrest the 170th Legislative Dist. seat from Republican control and succeeding in 2008. His third challenge found him taking on the Northeast Chamber of Commerce executive director’s son Matt Taubenberger, who couldn’t cut […]

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Is Board Of Ethics Being Unethical?

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BY ADAM LANG/ Does an ethics complaint make a sound if no one answers it? Or more aptly, “What happens to an ethics complaint if City Hall refuses to respond?” I have been a big fan and supporter of the Board of Ethics ever since its creation. I have also frequently put in complaints for […]

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This past Monday, LEWIS HARRIS, JR., the Republican Leader of the 29th Ward, and Chairmen of the Coalition of Black Republican Ward Leaders, met with MIKE MEEHAN, the General Counsel of Republican City Committee, and, from what we heard, most of the African American ward leaders. Harris, like many of the other ward leaders, wanted […]

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Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown has been following the Trayvon Martin case from day one – the at-Large council lady released the following statement this afternoon: “I have been following the Trayvon Martin case from day one, and today President Obama stopped me in my tracks with his simple but profound statement: ‘If I had a […]

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ A lively candidates’ night staged by the 27th Ward Democrat Committee erupted with charges and countercharges Monday night, revealing a sharp split between two factions which have long dominated West Philadelphia politics. The well-attended meeting featured two top-of-the-ticket statewide candidates for Attorney General, assistant DA Kathleen Kane and former Congressman Patrick Murphy. […]

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David Lynn, who has graced this paper with proven statistical facts as to how money circulates in the political world, has now launched FreePoliticalSpeech.com. It is available to anyone free of charge. Lynn says, “This is a weblog that will use statistics and publicly available data to comment on the political landscape here in Philadelphia […]

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COMPLIMENTS OF THE COMMITTEE OF 70/ Pennsylvania law now requires all voters to present a photo ID every single time they go to the polls effective this November. There are also new rules about how to vote by absentee ballot. In order to vote at your polling place, you must prove your identity by showing […]

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