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If the spring 2015 Democratic primary were held today – and if Philadelphia Public Record readers know their stuff – City Controller Alan Butkovitz would have an edge in a crowded field to win the nomination for Philadelphia’s next Mayor. An online poll on the Public Record website conducted through polldaddy.com shows no potential mayoral […]

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BY MICHAEL P. BOYLE, ESQ./ This past Sunday, the TV program “60 Minutes” ran a segment discussing the Social Security disability program. I must comment that I am very disappointed at the complete lack of balance in the segment. If you watched the show, and were not well informed about how SSD actually works, you […]

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BY DENISE CLAY/ When Philadelphia Inquirer editor William Marimow was fired from his job at the Baltimore Sun, it took him a while to get the message. It took him a week, in fact. According to reports, Marimow continued to come to the Sun for a week after his termination, refusing to move out of […]

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The Temple University Board of Trustees gathered for its annual Chairman’s Dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel. The Chairman’s Club consists of those distinguished individuals who have given $1 million or more to Temple University. It also includes the Board of Trustees. The room was packed with VIPs including former STATE SEN. BOB ROVNER, casino […]

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Tuesday night, GOProud Philadelphia hosted an event at Cavanaugh’s Head House Square. GOProud describes itself as “a national organization of gay and straight Americans who seek to promote freedom by supporting free markets, limited government, and a respect for individual rights.” Because they see marriage as a state issue and they initially were focused on […]

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The last day to register to vote for the Nov. 5, 2013 General Municipal Election is Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. We need everyone’s assistance in Philadelphia to spread this word. The Philadelphia City Commissioners have just completed a new website “Philadelphiavotes.com” where Philadelphians can get valuable information about local politics and elections. It is time […]

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Don’t ask the Retention Judges! You’ll get 23 different answers from each of the 23 whose names will be on the ballot for a “yes” or “no” vote as they seek retention and another 10-year term, or until they reach 70. Some of them will agree time flew, with others worried over […]

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A motion picture showing many construction violations have been passed over by the City’s Dept. of Licenses & Inspections at the Post Brothers’ Goldtex Apartments, 12th & Wood Streets, was released yesterday to a huge audience of labor and political leaders and building-industry safety specialists. Launched at IBEW Local 98, the film was titled Deconstructing […]

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Despite the fact Mayor Michael A. Nutter has a low approval rating from voters according to the latest Pew public-opinion survey, we have to congratulate him for doing what no other Mayor has done – pursue the original vision of our city’s founder William Penn for an eco-friendly “Greene Countrie Towne” by planting legions of […]

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BY ADAM LANG/ It was recently reported that a City employee pled guilty to stealing $1.3 million in printer toner and UPS shipping costs from the Philadelphia Water Dept. In response to this case, Mayor Michael Nutter and Inspector General Amy Kurland had used it as an example of how the IG’s office saves Philadelphia […]

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