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BY DENISE CLAY/ I have a confession to make. I haven’t had cable for the last two years. Now to be honest, that has made my job as a news person hard to do at times. I can’t see what’s going on in real time all that often. If a hearing or a news conference […]

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The Pennsylvania Convention Center has been in the news lately, and the news has not been favorable. The media report management, labor and contract problems are keeping large conventions away from the $1.3 billion convention center. The center was expanded to help pull more conventions, tourists, and dollars to the Philadelphia Region. It’s big money, […]

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  BY DENISE CLAY/ School’s out for summer… School’s out for ever… Whether we want to admit it or not, these lines from an Alice Cooper song may be closer to the School District of Philadelphia’s reality than we all want to admit. In what may be the most-blatant example yet of how badly the […]

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When Judge IDEE FOX ruled in the Firefighters matter, it wasn’t a split decision as the Mayor thinks. The arbitration side of the issue is scheduled to be heard in September in a higher court…. The mayoral concern over security at the proposed Democratic National Convention is Philly is unreal (?). The proposal by Congressman […]

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Monday, a Boston jury convicted JAMES (“WHITEY”) BULGER of racketeering charges and involvement in 11deaths. Whitey Bulger had been on the lam for 16 years. Article after article included graphic details of his criminal exploits. But what’s more fascinating is the failure by the media in large part to mention Whitey’s brother WILLIAM “BILLY” BULGER, […]

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ No prophet seems to be popular in his own camp nationally and this is true of maverick Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who does not motivate hardcore Republicans in a possible presidential primary. However, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll, “Christie’s continuing popularity among independents and Democrats makes him one […]

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Never say no! We’ve the right man to move the City from its present crisis mode into looking toward future growth in a big way. That man is Congressman Bob Brady, also chairman of the Philadelphia Democratic City Committee. His proposal this week to position Philadelphia into a bid for the 2016 Democratic National Convention comes […]

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BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ., American Bankruptcy Board Certified/ Question: Bankruptcy and Detroit: How a Chapter 9 bankruptcy affects consumers? Answer: In mid-July 2013, the media all over the United States broadcast the news that the City of Detroit, Mich. had filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection. The United States bankruptcy code provides that even […]

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Neither the Feds nor state regulators give a damn about the high water fees Philadelphia businesses are being told they now have to pay. While the City’s Water Dept. is taking public abuse for the major increase, it didn’t initiate the stormwater runoff fees now being charged. The stormwater regulations at the […]

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Long-time and well-respected 66A WARD LEADER FRANK DILLON passed away last week. His wisdom and advice helped many candidates navigate Philadelphia’s political machine. His political partner was 66B WARD LEADER MIKE McALEER. They worked together as Ward Leaders for over 30 years and helped turn around the Democrats’ fortunes in the Far Northeast. Frank is […]

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