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Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced the Philadelphia Education Supplies Fund had surpassed its initial goal, amassing nearly $531,000 in donations to provide funds to District-managed, Charter, Archdiocesan and Independent K-12 schools in order to purchase supplemental classroom supplies. “Our Administration is committed to supporting a high-quality, positive learning experience to every Philadelphia child. The Philadelphia […]

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  The 300 Registered Nurses at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, members of the nurses’ union PASNAP, voted unanimously to ratify a new contract that maintains one of the best overall pay and benefits packages in the Philadelphia area. During meetings last week, members voted to approve the new three-year agreement. The union and the hospital concluded […]

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DR. BARBARA MINZENBERG, Deputy Secretary of Penna. Dept. of Public Welfare and head of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning, was honored at Education Law Center dinner. Congratulating her is Tanya Regli, executive director of The Arc of Phila. Photo by Bonnie Squires      Send article as PDF   

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Name-dropping is the name of the game at this stage of the Democratic contention for a challenger to Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in the upcoming May 20 primary. Ten candidates either have formally announced for the Governor’s race or are closely considering it. As the incumbent Corbett has been leaking blood in […]

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There is much more to politics than partisanship. Geography, for starters. On countless issues large and small, an elected official from another party who represents your home will serve you better than an official from your own party who represents someone else’s home. Gov. Tom Corbett is from metropolitan Pittsburgh. Although Southwestern Pennsylvania is little […]

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State Rep. Cherelle L. Parker (D-Northwest) is hosting a post-secondary-education information fair on Oct. 26 for Philadelphians interested in pursuing higher education in a traditional institution, a vocational training program or an apprenticeship program. The 2013 College, Vocational, & Labor Information Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at […]

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Friends and family are mourning the loss of former City Councilwoman Augusta Clark. “Gussie”, as she was best known, died on Sunday, aged 81. Mayor Michael Nutter said in a statement Clark meant “so much to so many of us engaged in social and political struggles. “I met Gussie Clark 30 years ago and since […]

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Many of Philadelphia’s prominent Italian politicians gathered to march in the spectacular Columbus Day parade. There were many Italian politicians (and those that wish they were Italian) who joined the celebration. RON DONATUCCI, the prominent Register of Wills and chairman of numerous other elite organizations, marched next to STATE SEN. LARRY FARNESE. COUNCILMAN JIM KENNEY […]

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BY JOE SHAY STIVALA/ DID YOU READ where the Mayor is taking another trip? Is this his second or third? I never heard of any new commerce coming from the last trip (?). I remember serving on a board when it was decided to attend a seminar. The identical program was offered in the Philly […]

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