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The US Environmental Protection Agency recognized the City of Philadelphia as a new EPA Green Power Community, showing a major metropolitan area can reduce carbon pollution, improve public health and help the nation’s renewable-energy supply. The Philadelphia Phillies and other area organizations whose efforts for a cleaner environment are helping Philadelphia achieve its environmental and […]

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Black GOP Block Party Rocks N. Philly Wards

BY ANNIE HAVEY/ Yes, Virginia, there is a Republican Party and it is alive and well in North Philadelphia! Philadelphia Republicans of Color, or PhillyROC, chaired by Lewis Harris, Jr., in a joint effort with Joe DeFelice of the Republican Party of Philadelphia, held a very successful voter-registration drive in the 47th Ward last Saturday. The […]

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BY DENISE CLAY/ On Wednesday, I was part of a panel that asked the following question: What can be done to make African Americans here in Philadelphia consider becoming members of the Republican Party? The panel was part of a series that a group of young African American professionals has been doing at Elaina’s Soul […]

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JOE ROONEY, Republican candidate for US Congress in the 13th Dist., seriously wants to beat ALLYSON SCHWARTZ. He is serious on the issues and he is serious about raising money. He has formed a finance committee and has hired professional fundraiser EVE ALLEN to guide his efforts. Allen has worked for CONGRESSMAN JIM GERLACH in […]

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CITY HALL SAM: How A Coalition Beat Back A.V.I. – For Now

Revolt against MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER’S AVI plan in City Council stopped the potential middle-class increase in its tracks. COUNCILMEN BILL GREEN, BOB HENON, DENNY O’BRIEN, BRIAN O’NEILL and COUNCILWOMAN JANNIE BLACKWELL were able to capture the ear of COUNCIL PRESIDENT DARRELL CLARKE to delay implementing the policy for at least a year. Clarke showed great […]

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BY STATE REP. PAMELA A. DeLISSIO/ Is there a Doctor in the House? And a Nurse Practitioner? And a Pharmacist? And a Physician Assistant? On Jun. 6, the House Health Committee passed HB 1570. This legislation addresses a long-overdue overhaul of the rules and regulations under which hospitals operate. The last time the regulations were […]

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Dick Vermeil Goes Long To Save ‘America’s Ship’

BY RORY McGLASSON/ Legendary NFL coach Dick Vermeil is helping to call the plays in a bid to to save the SS United States. The Former Philadelphia Eagles was applauded for his volunteer work to save the historic ocean liner that sits rotting away in South Philadelphia, at a reception held at Independence Seaport Museum. Vermeil, […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: 2nd Redistricting Plan Stirs Up Problems In N.E. Philly

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ No matter how the Supreme Court rules on the new redistricting map submitted to it by the Reapportionment Commission, there is no doubt a lot of contention will pit Democrat against Democrat in the 2014 primary for at least one of those House seats in the city’s far Northeast. The latest and, hopefully, […]

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PORT: Bipartisan Efforts Land Federal Funds To Deepen Channel

Gov. Tom Corbett and key leaders this week praised Pennsylvania’s US congressional delegation for their hard work in securing additional federal funding for the dredging of the Delaware River and joining the state’s efforts in continuing this critical project for Southeastern Pennsylvania. “By investing in the future of the Port of Philadelphia, we are saving […]

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PORT: Piloting A Course Toward The Future

BY TONY WEST/ If dredging gets past the halfway mark in the year to come, Capt. Jim Roche will be relieved. “I’ve spent a lot of time this year talking with elected representatives. We’re not quite over the hump yet,” reports Capt. Roche, who is president of the Pilots Association for the Bay & River Delaware. […]

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