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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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Korman, long active in Philadelphia as a builder of apartment and home developments, has run into a group of Eastwick citizens who say no to their newest effort to develop an apartment tract around 84th Street bordering the John Heinz Wildlife Refuge. This group includes the Friends of The Bird Refuge, who are truly troubled because the federal wildlife preserve,  […]

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BY LEE STABERT/ Sometimes it starts with a bar. In 2002, John Longacre bought the South Philadelphia Taproom at the corner of 15th & Hicks Streets, envisioning it as a touchstone for an area (East Point Breeze) that had fallen on tough times.  Longacre, whose company LPMG bills its philosophy as “morality-based capitalism,” saw a tremendous amount […]

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BY NATHAN SHRADER/ Last week, one faction within the Philadelphia Republican City Committee – including many ward leaders and individuals whom I consider to be personal friends – held an election and claimed the winner is the rightful chairman of the RCC. The current leaders of City Committee will reject this claim as illegitimate, since only […]

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BY TONY WEST/ A bold venture in reform at Philadelphia City Commission is unraveling in a snarl of charges of mismanagement by its Chair Stephanie Singer. Reports from well-placed insiders suggest Singer, who chairs the Commission, has lost the confidence of her fellow Democrat Commissioner Anthony Clark and Republican Commissioner Al Schmidt. Also, several ward […]

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BY DAVID LYNN/ Black Clergy PAC does not seem to be filing campaign-finance reports with the Commonwealth or the City of Philadelphia. According to the Commonwealth Dept. of State Registered Committee List, the Black Clergy PAC is registered as Filer ID# 2009331. Their registered address is 1608 Christian Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19146. This would seem […]

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The Philadelphia Republican Happy Hours once a month First Tuesday gatherings at Paddy Whacks, 2nd & South, and sponsored by 5th Ward GOP Leader Mike Cibik, have given the State GOP’s version of Republican City Committee a most-welcome opportunity to compare notes, plan strategy, and to communicate. Growing in significance as more than a happy […]

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