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Time To Pony Up For Mounted Police

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BY RORY McGLASSON/ Police Commissioner Char­les Ramsey wants to raise $3 million, and he is not horsing around. The Police Dept. has saddled up with the Philadelphia Police Foundation and retailer, Macy’s, in a bid to raise $3 million for a new state-of-the-art home for the Police Dept.’s Mounted Patrol Unit on Chamounix Drive. As […]

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When the Commonwealth considers reforming campaign-financing laws, it should look to Philadelphia for the way forward. That was City Controller Alan Butkovitz’s advice to a State Senate Democratic Policy Committee at a hearing in the Franklin Institute last week. His reasoning was simple. “Philadelphia’s campaign-finance regulations have been in place for many years now,” he […]

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THE WAFFLEMAN: A Wry Look At Aging

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Yo! Here we go again and please tell me that this won’t happen to us. Three sisters, ages 92, 94 and 96, live in a house together. One night, the 96-year-old draws a bath. She puts her foot in and pauses. She yells to the other sisters, “Was I getting in or out of the […]

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Philly’s First Public Access TV Station Opens

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It might have taken 27 years, but Philadelphia’s first public access television station opened its permanent studio today. And its first live breaking news report: snow was falling outside its studio. PhillyCAM, The new state-of-the-art studio located a stones-throw from the Liberty Bell, 699 Ranstead Street, opened today at a ribbon cutting ceremony. Mayor Michael […]

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Taubenberger Enters Race In 172d

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Former GOP mayoral candidate Al Taubenberger has entered the race in the 172nd Legislative District. The President of the Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce is expected to face no opponent in the Primary. However, he will face Democrat Kevin Boyle in November. Rep. Boyle – brother of State Rep. Brendan Boyle – defeated long time […]

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PFT President Jerry Jordan Reelected To New Term

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Jerry T. Jordan will serve another four-year term at the helm of the state’s largest school-employee union, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, after running unopposed for President. It is only the second time in the union’s 47-year history that a standing president has run unopposed. “I am honored to have the privilege to serve our […]

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Pony Up For Mounted Police

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Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey wants to raise $3million, and he is not horsing around. The Police Dept. has saddled up with the Philadelphia Police Foundation and retailer, Macy’s, in a bid to raise $3 million for a new state-of-the-art home for the Police Dept.’s Mounted Patrol Unit on Chamounix Drive. As 12 Mounted Horses and […]

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Katz Wants Super Bowl Here For Nation’s 250th

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Former mayoral candidate Sam Katz is leading a group of forward-thinking Philadelphians who want to bring the Super Bowl to the City in 14 years. Members of the nonprofit group – USA250, Inc – want to bring the showpiece football game – as well of many other events to Philadelphia – to help the nation […]

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Remaking Dilworth Plaza Into A Major Attraction

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    The new Dilworth Plaza will remake the image of Philadelphia.   That is the expectation of everyone who took part in groundbreaking ceremonies this week. These included US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, members of the Philadelphia congressional delegation and a representative of Gov. Tom Corbett along with Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Center […]

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  BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Though the deadline for filing registrations was extended two days until Feb. 16, the clock is moving and it is now almost at the point where even the last-minute lawsuit filed in Federal Court by Speaker Sam Smith, if successful, will have little merit in changing the decision by the State […]

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