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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ What makes this general election for District Attorney and City Controller different from its predecessors over the last three decades in this city? It’s not the probability the Republicans could score an upset. After all, they are outregistered eight to one, a registration edge literally guaranteeing wins for Democratic candidates in citywide […]

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The Philadelphia Republican City Committee has unanimously voted to recommend a “No” vote on the request for a bond issue for the Nov. 5 election due to lack of details on how the debt will be spent. “If City Hall wants voters to approve more debt for buildings and infrastructure, they need to disclose to […]

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BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ., American Bankruptcy Board Certified/ Question: What are the true costs of just paying the credit-card minimum? Answer: Bankruptcy can seem so scary or humiliating that lots of folks resolve to just keep paying the minimums on their debts. You know what it feels like to have more bills than you […]

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BY MICHAEL P. BOYLE, ESQ./ Following the recent government shutdown, Congress agreed to appoint some members to a bipartisan committee in an attempt to find common ground to adopt a budget for the coming year. One proposal we keep hearing about is adopting a “chained CPI” to replace the current method of calculating annual cost […]

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CAROL TAMBURINO will be honored by the League of Women Voters in November. Carol is a mover and shaker in political and social circles throughout the Philadelphia area. STATE REP. JOHN SABATINA was among several elected officials who presented scholarship money to private-school students. The event to announce hundreds of thousands of dollars of educational-improvement […]

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Council President DARRELL CLARKE says nine parties have asked about purchase of seven shuttered city schools. The fact Council was contacted, and not the Mayor or School District, seems to say the nine had MORE FAITH in Council. Council’s efforts to sell the buildings display NOBLE intentions. While a $100 million offer for 30 schools […]

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Last Thursday, MATTHEW BROUILLETTE, the President and CEO of the Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives, was the speaker at the October installment of the Philadelphia Republican Leadership Council breakfast series. The Commonwealth Foundation, in its own words, is “Pennsylvania’s free-market think tank”. It “crafts free-market policies, convinces Pennsylvanians of their benefits, and counters attacks […]

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State-government reform advocates are pressing for a “no” vote on retention of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ron Castille in the Nov. 5 general election. Castille, who is 69, will be required to retire at age 70 if he is retained. Rock The Capital, a nonpartisan, voter-education organization that was founded in 2005 in reaction […]

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