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Kids Bring Home Gold Medals At S. Philly Olympics

BY RORY McGLASSON/  The London Olympics officially opens today in the United Kingdom, but for some South Philadelphia kids, they have already have a gold medal. Youngsters brought home gold, silver and bronze medalsTuesday at the Kiddie Olympics held at the Christian Street YMCA, 1701 Christian Street. Councilman Kenyatta Johnson hosted the annual three-hour event, […]

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WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE: Lanci’s Bakery Back, Fresher Than Ever

BY MARIA MERLINO/ When I was freshman at Temple University, I made pocket money with a part-time job at Cilione’s, a genuine Italian market at 17th & Jackson Streets that sold fresh eggs, butter, cheese and imported delicacies. It’s now defunct, but I have fond memories of the patriarch Dominick Cilione inspecting each egg through a […]

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BY DENISE CLAY/ If you look at the history of any movement designed to get or maintain the right to vote for various groups in America, that historical timeline most likely includes a bus trip. So it was probably not a surprise to anyone in Harrisburg that a whole bunch of buses filled with people […]

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No one stood out more at the Philly Style Party than Philadelphia STATE SENS. ANTHONY HARDY WILLIAMS and LARRY FARNESE. Williams sported a purple paisley bow tie with a blue custom suit and conservative, yet stylish, cognac-tinted loafers. Farnese sported a blue pinstripe suit with pink tie and Ferragamo shoes. They were among many luminaries […]

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BY JOE SHAY STIVALA/ ALL HAIL JUDGE LEON TUCKER! His four-part ruling gives citizens hope on ending the long night of parking-ticket HEARINGS at the City-run BAA at 9th & Filbert. I wonder what the chief there, Jeremiah CONNER, thinks. Let’s hope for cooperation but KEEP WATCH there. And you can now cross-examine at your […]

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Are You Ready For Some Football?

By RORY McGLASSON Mayor Michael Nutter can probably throw an American football easier than he can kick a soccer ball, but that didn’t stop him trying to bend a ball like David Beckham down the art museum steps on Friday. Standing at the top of the “Rocky” steps, Mayor Nutter joined officials from Major League […]

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Schmidt Investigation Alleges Illegal Voting In Primary

City Commissioner Al Schmidt believes running an investigation of voting irregularities after each election will eventually eliminate many of the sources creating those reports. Schmidt released a report on Tuesday afternoon, completing an investigation of primary reports of irregularities. “We identified hundreds of cases of voting irregularities that warrant further investigation,” Schmidt said. As our […]

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World’s Largest Car Carrier Unloads At Port

The world’s largest roll on/roll off (RO/RO) vessel, the MV Tysla, discharged Hyundai and Kia vehicles during a port call at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal last week. Nearly 250,000 vehicles have been unloaded since Hyundai Motor Co. and its logistics affiliate, Glovis of America, began local operations in August 2010, said David Whene, president […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Why The Fuss Over Voter IDs?

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Whom can you trust to have the correct set of statics as to how many voters could possibly be turned away at the polls this November because of the state’s new voter-ID law? The opposition? The press? PennDOT? Or how about Carol Aichele, the Secretary of the Commonwealth, who is in charge of […]

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The goal is 632 pairs of shoes, new, slightly used, men and women’s, which will go on display on the steps of the Art Museum on a date to be set in August. The shoes are to commemorate the lost lives of Philadelphians who were victims of homicides in 2010 and 2011. After the display, […]

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