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Vets Support HS Student’s Free-Speech Rights

Superintendent William Hite has joined those who supported 16-year-old who was ridiculed by a teacher and students because she wore a Romney-Ryan t-shirt to her classes at Carroll HS, labeling the event as a “teachable moment.” In a statement he said,  “Community – students, teachers, administrators, parents and neighbors – recently has been pulled into […]

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BY BRETT MANDEL/ With the Actual Value Initiative pushed back until 2013, we can take our time to make real-estate assessments fair and accurate in a careful and considered manner. Happily, we already have an action plan and we can make it work without taxing Philadelphians out of their homes. After years of debate, there […]

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SEPTA was honored this week by the American Public Transportation Association with the 2012 “Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award” for efforts to enhance service, efficiencies and overall effectiveness. APTA, which has more than 1,500 member organizations, awards the honor annually to agencies that demonstrate leadership and help advance public transportation. SEPTA was singled out […]

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OUT & ABOUT: When To Speak … And When To Hold Your Tongue

If you’re a frequent reader of this column, you know that as far as I’m concerned, the 1st Amendment came down from Mount Sinai on a stone tablet. But one thing I have always recognized about the right to speak guaranteed by the 1st Amendment is that you don’t always have to use it. The […]

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BARBRA STREISAND held a private dress rehearsal at Temple University’s Liacouras Center last Friday. Special invitations went out to friends and family of Temple VIPs and Trustees. Streisand has been rehearsing for her American tour at Temple, but needed the energy of a dress rehearsal. The show was more than three hours long and featured […]

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WALKING THE BEAT: Were We All Watching The Same Debate?

I wonder if Obama expected the debate to be a high-level academic discussion. Romney had to be aggressive, and Obama did look annoyed at the thrusts by Romney which were mostly blarney, and some cheap shots. You cannot be a gentleman to that sort of assault. Obama did look presidential – that works up to […]

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Rain Didn’t Dampen 2012 Columbus Day Festivities In So. Philly

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CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES: Helping Obama With Blacks — Or Hurting?

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Members of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, Philadelphia Delegation and Black Clergy of Philadelphia & Vicinity held a conference early this week to announce free rides to Philadelphians who wish to register to vote or obtain acceptable photo ID. Held appropriately at the offices of the Black Clergy at 128 Chestnut Street, the […]

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Mayor Michael A. Nutter finally reacted to pressure brought on him by the City unions, but in a way not to their liking. His suggested compensation/benefits package for approximately 5,500 City employees falls far short of what the leadership of those unions have in mind and for what they have been waiting for over three […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Credit Singer For Voter-ID Injunction

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ This week an injunction was imposed by the Commonwealth Court eliminating proper Voter Photo IDs as a prerequisite for voting in this presidential election. But thanks to the voter-ID-bill controversy, more Democrats made the registration rosters with proper photo IDs than would have been thought possible. That is because an alarm at disenfranchisement […]

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