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Yo! Here we go again with some important things that we all need to read about. Read this one over and over until it becomes part of who we are! It will give you information on how to stay young. 1. Try everything twice. On one woman’s tombstone, she said she wanted this epitaph: “Tried […]

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MAYOR NUTTER’S health talk in Washington, D.C. was a hit. He has promoted healthy living. It hit me, that old talk, that Nutter might be pushing for a job in the reelected Obama Administration; say the Dept. of HEW?… The Grays Ferry trail link opened. Until connected, links create more difficult police patrol areas – […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Ethics Board Refutes A Jealous Critic

BY JOE SHAHEELI/  Saying one is a politician often raises cynical eyebrows and with it envy or distrust. Claiming you are a political consultant with a proven track record raises more eyebrows. In the case of Working Families PAC, founded and run by Marion Wimbush, formerly of Mayor John Street’s inner staff, his is one […]

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BY JUSTIN NELSON/ To Ms. Denise Clay: What needed to be mentioned in your column last week (“Out & About”, May 31) is that today’s generation is filled with everything that is wrong. Many years ago, yet not that far back, everything that was once wrong is now right. Gambling, prostitution, these were “harmless vices” […]

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Mayor Michael A. Nutter is offering Philadelphia homeowners a tax-saving program called the Philadelphia Homestead Exemption, which offers real-estate tax savings to homeowners by reducing the taxable portion of their property assessment by $15,000 or more. The application is posted on www.phila.gov and will be mailed to all homeowners during the month of June. Homeowners […]

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Mayor Michael A. Nutter has offered legislation, introduced by City Councilman David Oh, that toughens the penalties, both fines and potential incarceration, on those who vandalize or damage public art and memorials, including those that honor military, police, firefighters and other national defense or public safety subjects. On Memorial Day, the Mayor announced during ceremonies […]

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SugarHouse Onto A Winner With Dan Stevenson

BY MARIA MERLINO/ Big changes are happening at SugarHouse Casino. A new position, Regional Sales Executive, was filled by Daniel Stevenson, a Pennsport native, who has great relationships with city movers and shakers. The hire was just made prior to the casino’s expansion. As soon as they get the go-ahead, construction will begin on expanding […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Hurdles For The A.V.I.

The suspense is building on MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER’S Actual Value Initiative in Harrisburg. The Mayor has had to deal with a number of personality hurdles with members of the House and Senate delegation. Nutter believes he needs to pass legislation without amendments in order to implement his plan to collect $100 million from property owners […]

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  Yo! Here we go again with this actual dialogue of a former WordPerfect Customer Support employee: OPERATOR: Ridge Hall, computer assistance may I help you? CALLER: I’m having trouble with WordPerfect. I was just typing along, and all of a sudden the words went away. OPERATOR: Hmm. So what does your screen look like […]

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BY DENISE CLAY/ We talk a lot about education in this country. I can’t tell you how many political rallies I’ve been to where the phrase “the children are our future” has been trotted out to thunderous applause. It’s like one the favorite phrases of the rubber-chicken circuit. But education in most cases is becoming […]

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