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Since his swearing-in to the United States Senate, PAT TOOMEY has taken a leadership roll in that house. Last year he authored and sponsored the Jumpstart our Business Startup Act (JOBS Act) which helps small business access the capital markets. Recently he was not so successful. Toomey and West Virginia Democratic SEN. JOE MANCHIN had […]

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The annual DUCKY BIRTS scholarship fundraiser was once again a smashing success. This is the seventh time Ducky has held the event which raises money for students who will attend Cheney and Lincoln University. This year’s honorees included highly regarded LYNETTE BROWN-SOW, legendary Power 99 and other stations radio icon PATTI JACKSON, STATE REPS. MARIA […]

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It is good to be back and “kicking” – and on the campaign trail. My foot cast hurt less when I learned that I followed the DEM CHAIRMEN with a similar ailment. And then I saw the leg bandage (including stitches) of 57th Ward Leader Pat PARKINSON. Get well, PAT…. There is nothing like new […]

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BY MICHAEL P. BOYLE, ESQ./ The recent NPR series, “Unfit for Work: The Startling Rise of Disability in America” (see http://apps.npr.org/unfit-for-work/), mentioned what it termed “The Disability-Industrial Complex”. The story’s clear suggestion is that lawyers looking for clients are to blame for the rise in people obtaining disability benefits. This is complete nonsense and is […]

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Update April 25th

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Apr. 25- State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown hosts Prom Gown Giveaway at Greater Bible Way Temple Inc., 1461 N. 52nd St, 3-7 p.m. Fashion show, safety education. Donations accepted. To donate (215) 879-6615. Apr. 25- Fundraiser for Sierra Thomas-Street at Chris’s Jazz Café, 1421 Sansom St., 5-7 p.m. Donations $50. For info Tim Cooper (215) […]

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House Urban Affairs Committee approved legislation to give tax relief to Philly homeowners affected by AVI. State Rep. Cherelle Parker (D-Northwest), who is chairwoman of the Philadelphia Delegation, said the bills  represent months of collaboration among members of the House and Senate delegations, the Nutter administration and city council. Parker said the Delegation “recognized the need to […]

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ It’s getting to be a classic, the 13th Congressional Dist. Race … a war between counties. Montgomery Co. Democratic leadership doesn’t know it yet, but Philadelphia’s wards in the Northeast are being told by Democratic City Chairman Congressman Bob Brady, “It’s time to support one of our own for the District. The […]

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The City of Philadelphia and Comcast have begun the cable franchise renewal process. A cable franchise enables the franchise holder to use the City’s “right-of-ways” for an agreed term of years to operate its system and deliver cable service. In 2015, the City of Philadelphia’s current 15-year cable-television franchise agreement with Comcast Cable will expire. […]

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City Councilman at Large David Oh and Pennsylvania State Sen. Michael Brubaker (R-Lancaster) have released “A Preliminary Report on Improving the Global Competitiveness of Philadelphia.” The report captures the main findings from a two-day joint hearing between the City Council Committee on Global Opportunities & the Creative/Innovative Economy chaired by the Councilman and the Pennsylvania State […]

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BY DENISE FUREY/ Last week, one of the most-influential conservative political leaders of the 20th century, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, died. Her impact on history was enormous – so much so, its fullest scope only becomes apparent now she is gone. Many Americans remember her as a loyal political ally of President Ronald […]

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