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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Traffic Court is now the Philadelphia Municipal Court Traffic Division. Name change is as a result of state legislation signed by Gov. Tom Corbett last week transferring the authority of the Philadelphia Traffic Court to the Philadelphia Municipal Court. If you have a moving violation to contest, you need to know little […]

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Urban Engineers, Inc., reports the Philadelphia District, US Army Corps of Engineers has issued their Dept. of the Army Permit to the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority for the construction of the Southport Marine Terminal. This project, which has been in the planning stages for over a decade, along with the deepening of the Delaware River […]

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Congressman Bob Brady (D-Phila.) commented on the Supreme Court’s ruling against Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act: “The Supreme Court today reversed the direction of the struggle for civil rights in America. In a time when some states such as Pennsylvania are attempting to institute new laws that would make it harder for minorities […]

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State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione (D-Kensington) states it’s time to put GOP plans to change the Pennsylvania liquor system to rest. She said, “Pennsylvania taxpayers wouldn’t see the overstated revenue in the House plan. In a few years, beer distributors, small grocers, locally owned convenience stores and specialty wine shops will have gone the way […]

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The key to the survival of Philadelphia as a meaningful city is the quality of education available to its children. That’s why we share, support, and join hands with PFT President Jerry Jordan who summed up the school crisis best with these remarks: “Like every other move made by the School District recently, the latest […]

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BY J. MATTHEW WOLFE/ Once again it’s budget time and Philadelphia is asking the state legislature for a fish. It’s about time the legislature teaches them how to fish. This year, the problem is the schools.  The problem is real.  The current School District budget would be catastrophic for the city and, most importantly, the […]

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US SEN. PATRICK TOOMEY was in Philadelphia on Saturday morning at the Myers Recreation Center at 58th & Chester to join Pennsylvania STATE SEN. ANTHONY WILLIAMS to kick off the Summer of Peace youth basketball and other programs designed to find constructive activities for neighborhood children. Toomey and Williams were joined by COUNCILWOMAN JANNIE BLACKWELL […]

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The head of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers JERRY JORDAN headed to Harrisburg to protest devastating education cuts to Philadelphia schools. He was accompanied by TED KIRSCH. Kirsch is now head of the American Federation of Teachers. It had been a while since members of the teachers’ union took the fight to Harrisburg but their […]

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Why did the cash-hungry Philadelphia Inquirer turn down $58,000 for an ad that was to contain the message below from the Catholic League for Religious & Civil Rights? That’s what appears to have happened. League President Bill Donohue wanted to comment on the sentencing of the Philadelphia Archdiocese’s Father Charles Engelhardt and lay teacher Bernard […]

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