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With home invasions on the increase, State Rep. John Sabatina and State Sen. Michael Stack (both D-Northeast) unveiled respective pieces of legislation to curb that crime at Philadelphia Police Headquarters together with District Attorney Seth Williams and Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey. Both legislators will be pushing their legislation through to increase penalities and jail imprisonment […]

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BY MICHAEL P. BOYLE, ESQ./ Last week, I discussed the testimony given by Kathy A. Ruffing, a Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, before the Subcommittee on Social Security in the US House of Representatives. Ruffing explained at considerable length the reasons for the growth in the disability insurance (DI) program. […]

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STATE REP. ED NEILSON is leading the way on dyslexia awareness. He held a joint press conference this week with STATE SEN. SEAN WILEY “To bring attention to the ever important issue of dyslexia as a learning disability”. It’s a great issue for Neilson because several charter schools in his legislative district are focused on […]

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BY JOE SHAY STIVALA/ VETERANS: 150 returning WORLD WAR II vets will return from an HONOR FLIGHT to the Washington WW2 Memorial on Jun. 20. If you can, be at St. Kevin’s Church Hall in Springfield, Pa. to welcome them home!!… Congressman Bob BRADY’S RESOLUTION TO HONOR the SERVICE of Koreans who fought in Vietnam […]

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Will a son of this city take over the 13th Congressional Dist. soon to be vacated by Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz (D-Phila.), who has set her eyes on the Governor’s office? This city’s Democratic leader Congressman Bob Brady (D-Phila.) thinks so, as do a host of unions and party leaders. Over 250 of […]

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Give Philadelphia the legal authority to go after property and business owners who fail to pay their taxes so we stop robbing students of a quality education, State Sen. Mike Stack told school supporters at a press conference on Tuesday. He declared “With new tools, the city and other municipalities would be able to increase […]

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BY MICHAEL P. BOYLE, ESQ./ This week I will address recent testimony given by Kathy A. Ruffing, a Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, before the Subcommittee on Social Security in the US House of Representatives. According to Ruffing, “the bulk of the rise in federal disability rolls stems from demographic […]

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It’s budget season, the Philadelphia School District is $300 million short and pols in City Hall and Harrisburg are scrambling to try and fill this large hole. Funding for the School District is a top priority for the Mayor, City Council and Philadelphia state legislators. The good news is that both groups of legislators are […]

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The reelection of Alan BUTKOVITZ as City Controller is a clear signal that his accomplishments have been duly noted by the electorate. I often tell his challengers a race against Butkovitz is a case of the TORTOISE vs. the HARE. Butkovitz is often underestimated; but when the smoke clears, he is at the FINISH LINE. […]

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The Republican City Committee met on Tuesday and elected a Chairman following the resignation of VITO CANUSO, who was considered by the MIKE MEEHAN faction of the party to be Chairman. Others considered RICK HELLBERG to be Chairman. Canuso resigned effective May 24 in a letter he signed the 13th. Hellberg resignation was effective May […]

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