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LABOR DAY: Unions Take On Daunting Challenges

BY PRESIDENT PAT EIDING, Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO/ On Monday, Sep. 3, the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO’s Tri-State Labor Day Parade & Family Festival will once again welcome thousands of union members and workers from across the region to Penn’s’ Landing. Labor Day is always a time for me to reflect on the work of the year past and […]

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LABOR DAY: Together We Are Better

BY RICK BLOOMINGDALE, President, Pennsylvania AFL-CIO/ Labor Day is the one holiday on the calendar devoted to honoring and recognizing America’s workers and their families and the value we bring to the prosperity and strength of our nation. That’s pretty much all of us, whether we’re employed or looking for work. And no matter what we […]

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BY FRANCIS HALBHERR, President, AFSCME Local 1637/ Recent columns, articles and editorials criticizing parking-enforcement officers employed by the Philadelphia Parking Authority unfairly mischaracterize these individuals and distort the work they do and the manner in which the vast majority of these hardworking men and women perform their duties. There are several hundred parking-enforcement officers who issue […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Getting On Ballot Is Tough In Pa.

The Pennsylvania Constitution Party has given up the quest to have its presidential candidate, Virgil Goode, on the 2012 Pennsylvania ballot. Though it had collected 175% of the required signatures, it was forced off the ballot by a GOP challenge. Key reason, according to Party Chair and VP candidate Jim Clymer, is the Pennsylvania Constitution […]

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Learning How To Play The Game Of Life

Lots of people like football, but few of them have their own football coach. That’s because most people would rather let someone else learn how to play football better. But everyone deals with things they would like to get better at – important things in their life. And coaching can be just as helpful on […]

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Some voters may be turned away from the polls this November, but Philadelphia Democratic Chairman CONGRESSMAN BOB BRADY is fighting to make sure everyone can vote.  Especially seniors, the disabled and minorities that have been targeted for surgical voting roadblocks by the new Republican voter-ID Law. The voter-ID law was concocted by GOV. TOM CORBETT […]

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Yo! Here we go again with some observations on growing older. Boy, this really hits the nail on the head. Your kids are becoming you – and you don’t like them – but your grandchildren are perfect. Going out is good. Coming home is better. When people say you look “Great,” they add, “for your […]

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ELEPHANT CORNER: All Eyes On Tampa

The herd is focused on Tampa even if they are still here in Philadelphia. On Tuesday a crowd watched the convention on TV at the state party’s office on S. 4th Street. Today there will be a convention-watching party at the United Republican Club. Philadelphia’s Delegates to the convention include LEWIS HARRIS, DR. SETH KAUFER, […]

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Republicans Party, In Tampa And Here

Several Philadelphians are in Tampa this week as Delegates to that party’s National Convention. For those who were unable to go, a string of convention-viewing parties have kept the Grand Old Party a lively affair even here in the dog days of August.      Send article as PDF   

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Legends In Concert Brings Stars Back To Life

by BONNIE SQUIRES Bally’s Atlantic City current LEGENDS IN CONCERT tribute show raises the roof with fantastic singing, dancing, live music, clever videos, and Broadway-caliber dancers. Whitney Houston’s last film Sparkle is getting rave reviews right now, and the vocal artist Jazmine performs an astonishing tribute to the late performer. Jazmine has had number one […]

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