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City Controller Alan Butkovitz tried to bring tough love to the City of Philadelphia budget again. This time, however, the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority sided with Mayor Michael Nutter’s Administration and endorsed its Updated Five Year Plan. Responding to PICA’s request for an opinion on the Updated Five Year Plan, Butkovitz examined the City’s Forecasted […]

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State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown (D-W. Phila.), chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, announced the PLBC will host A Taste of Pennsylvania reception at the annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington, D.C. The PLBC will host the reception from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Sep. 20 in Suite 420, […]

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BY MICHAEL P. BOYLE, ESQ./ In Portland, Ore., someone calling himself “Artemis of the Wildland” recently distributed flyers targeting recipients of Social Security disability (SSD) benefits. The flyer accuses SSD recipients of trying to destroy democracy, and hinted the author would publicly name recipients. The clear intent of the author is to suggest that those […]

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STATE SEN. ANDY DINNIMAN was the guest of honor at a fundraiser at the Chester Co. Center for Arts and Culture. The overflow crowd consisted of Democrats and Republicans. Dinniman represents one of the wealthiest districts in the state yet breaks the pattern of such areas being represented by a Republican. Dinniman was accompanied by […]

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Last Thursday, DANA SPAIN, chairwoman of the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society and founder of Philadelphia Style magazine, held a fundraiser at her home in Bella Vista for City Controller candidate TERRY TRACY. Spain is exploring a run for Mayor as a Republican in 2015. While a novice in the political scene, Spain has one key […]

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Yo! Here we go again with examples of a Lexiphile: you know – like, “You can tune a piano, but you can’t tuna fish”, or, “I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger – then it hit me”). Well, here are a few more: To write with a broken pencil is – pointless. When fish […]

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ The average Philadelphian is unaware there may be some light at the end of the dark taxation tunnel into which they’ve been thrown. Philadelphia will soon become home to the second casino it had been awarded by state legislation, which assured the city’s size merited the distinction of becoming home to two […]

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BY NATHAN R. SHRADER/ Earlier this year my American Presidency students at Neumann University learned about political advisor Sidney Blumenthal’s concept of “the permanent campaign,” developed in his 1980 book bearing that name. The idea is that the basic fundamentals which drive a campaign don’t subside once the election has passed. Although predicting and analyzing […]

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Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski stood before Philadelphia City Hall Monday evening to announce his candidacy for Governor in 2014. “This is not a decision that was easily made,” said Pawlowski, who is finishing his second, four-year term as Allentown’s chief executive. “But as Mayor of the third-largest city in the state and president of the […]

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With Mayor Michael Nutter’s wise decision to end its court appeals against the binding award of a contract to the City’s firefighters and paramedics – after three years without one – Philadelphia has now settled two of its four main public-employee labor disputes. Police and fire having been taken care of, now the City’s white-collar […]

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