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You, like I, may have cringed when it was announced that a reality television show, “Parking Wars”, was to be filmed in Philadelphia. I have to admit curiosity led me to watch the show a few times. While I did hear some less-than-civil comments from Philadelphia Parking Authority civil servants, the vast majority of the […]

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BY DENISE CLAY/ Let’s be honest with ourselves: Until recently, we paid little if any attention to the Philadelphia City Commissioners’ Office. It may have had the colorful Marge Tartaglione at its head and, let’s face it, who doesn’t pay attention to tough chicks with cigarettes hanging from their lips? But the only time the […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Looking To The Next Primary…

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ The excitement is gone! No presidential race, no USsSenatorial competition or members of the State General Assembly for voters to choose. Instead, it’s Municipal Election time! Voters will yawn their way over a ballot with a few statewide  and 1st Judicial Dist. (City Courts) races, retention judges and possibly a couple of […]

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State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione (D-Kensington), the first woman to ever be elected to a Senate Democratic caucus leadership post, was reelected by her colleagues to serve in the new session as Caucus Secretary. Tartaglione, now in her fifth term, has the responsibility of  overseeing Senate handling of executive nominations that require Senate confirmation. “Once […]

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BY FLOYD WEDDERBURN/ When building a new structure ,you start with your foundation.  The same rules apply to a football team. The offensive line is the foundation of a football team. You set out to find the best offensive line you can and build around it. These guys have to be smart, fundamentally sound, quick, […]

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Yo! Here we go again with this question – what are you thankful for on this Thanksgiving Day? There are lots of people who don’t realize what they have to be thankful for. Most of these things they take for granted and they don’t consider them as important things to be thankful – unless they […]

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Last week, COUNCILMAN KENYATTA JOHNSON sought the approval of City Council for his proposal that the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority build affordable housing in Point Breeze. In order to execute Johnson’s plan, the City, through its power of eminent domain, will need to force private homeowners and developers to sell two-thirds of properties designated for the […]

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BY JOE SHAY STIVALA/ Can you make sense of the commotion from City Hall over the Casino proposal advanced by Congressman BOB BRADY? This is a good deal. The City contributes the land, no money, and owns two-thirds of the casino. BETTER than bank interest. The daily press reported the problem was the Mayor was […]

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CONGRESSMAN BOB BRADY once again demonstrated why he’s a master politician with few peers. Brady made a big splash this week with his casino idea. He wants the City to work with a private casino company to compete for a license. Basically, the City would provide land for the casino that a private company would […]

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Giving Thanks Back!

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Giving Thanks Back!

City’s Leaders Give Thanks A glance through these pages gives one an idea of the magnitude of support given by City and State elected officials to those in need. If a bean-counter were to go around and add up all the turkeys, Thanksgiving baskets fill of turkey and dinner fixings, no doubt the number will […]

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