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Gov. Tom Corbett continues to step on his own toes. He may not be building a voter base for himself with his comments about Pennsylvania employers being unable to find employees who can pass a drug test. There will be people who see his statement as being truly reflective of our culture and the growing […]

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BY STATE REP. RONALD G. WATERS, Democratixc Caucus Secretary/ Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is most readily associated with the various symptoms suffered by war veterans when they return from combat. Prolonged exposures to “hostile” environments, coupled with exper­iencing, witnessing and perpetrating violent acts, are often the causes of the traumas that lead to PTSD — but […]

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BY MICHAEL P. BOYLE, ESQ./ In a recent column, I discussed the proposal floated by the Obama administration to switch to what is called the “chained CPI” method when calculating cost-of-living increases to Social Security benefits. The end result of switching to this method would lead to lower increases in COLAs in the future. A […]

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Northeast Philadelphia political legend COUNCILWOMAN JOAN KRAJEWSKI has decided to retire from the helm of the 65th Ward. The long-time public servant and ward leader who represents the blue-collar 65th is stepping down in favor of her City Council successor BOBBY HENON. He has done well as a Councilman and has made friends throughout the […]

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“It’s not what you know that gets you in trouble, it’s what you know that’s just not so…” –the late Reggie Bryant There’s really no easy way to get to the Eden Cemetery in Collingdale. When I went there on Saturday afternoon, my friend Germaine went through twists and turns and bypassed all sorts of […]

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Yo! Here we go again with this greeting – Happy IVGLDSW Day, International Very Good-Looking, Darn Smart Women’s Day. Please send this message to someone you think fits this description. I have already received it from a Very Good-Looking, Damn Smart Woman to pass it on to those that fit the description. Do it to […]

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Leon A. King II, well known for having been an innovative Commissioner of the Philadelphia Prison System, believes his third-time run for the position of Judge in the Court of Common Pleas will prove to be the winning effort. Though he’s not gotten a lucky top-of-the-rung ballot position, he believes there are enough people he […]

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ The Red Robin of statistics – new and changeover registrations – determining what kind of a turnout will mark this May 21 primary, has lost the bright red chest it had at the beginning and now shows a very dull red. That’s because just over 12,500 new and changeover registrations have appeared […]

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Council President Darrell L. Clarke (5th Dist.) has introduced an ordinance extending the deadline for property owners to apply for the Homestead Exemption, which could mean hundreds of dollars in savings per household after the implementation of the Actual Value Initiative in Tax Year 2014. The ordinance, introduced on Council President Clarke’s behalf by Councilman […]

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