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City Council Teams Up With Philabundance

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A bevy of City Council people teamed up today in a bid to eliminate a growing neighborhood problem – hunger. In a visit to the Philabundance Hunger Relief Center, 3600 Galloway St., 10 Council members helped load cereal boxes from trucks before announcing a $2,000 donation that will provide 4,000 meals for the most-needy families […]

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Daniel J. Hilferty, president and CEO of Independence Blue Cross, received the Heart of Philadelphia Award last night from the American Heart Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Over 700 business professionals attended the annual gala at the Philadelphia Marriot. Among the guests were former Senator Arlen Specter, and AmeriHealth Mercy Pres. and CEO Michael Rashid. The […]

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  BY JOE SHAHEELI By pushing a claim continued dredging of the Delaware River could endanger the Atlantic sturgeon, the Philadelphia Inquirer has recklessly muddied the efforts of Port and elected officials, the Army Corps of Engineers, economists and unions to give Philadelphia the only chance it has to compete with other eastern ports.   […]

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VOTER TURNOUT: Commr. Singer’s Dream

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The fact 500,000 eligible Philadelphia voters failed to do their civic duty and cast their votes in the November 2010 election has given the new chair of the City Commissioners, Stephanie Singer, one of her goals in office – increasing voter turnout. “Philadelphia voters must understand they can, by fuller participation, have a say as […]

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ The Supreme Court decision nullifying the Legislative Reapportionment Commission’s redistricting plan which was voted into law has proved to be a boon for some candidates and a bane for others. State Democrat leaders from top to bottom immediately voiced support for the Supreme Court decision. State Republicans bemoaned the decision. Who would […]

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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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