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Pols On The Street: Coming Soon! A Jammed November Ballot!

Pols On The Street: Coming Soon! A Jammed November Ballot!

by Joe Shaheeli Since many of our readers are vested with the responsibility of getting out the vote, or maintaining the polls on election day, they should be aware the lines will be long at each polling place come the Nov. 3 election. If it were because of a major turnout of voters, no one […]

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City Council Independent Candidate Targets Republicans

Kristin Combs is a schoolteacher on a mission. That mission crystallized when, in 2013, a public school at which she was teaching was closed. Vaux HS, 23rd & Master, was the target of the School Reform Commission which labeled it as “failing”. “We had actually turned around the school climate, but unfortunately we bit the […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Will Judge Panepinto Be Supreme Court Spoiler?

Will Philadelphia Judge Paul Panepinto, a conservative former Republican now running as an independent, be a spoiler in the race for domination of the State Supreme Court?   That’s the question which won’t be answered until the final votes are cast by the electorate state wide for who will be sitting on the next high […]

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OUR OPINION: Why Stalemates Happen In Harrisburg

In the ensuring weeks, as summer wanes, louder will be the cries of nonprofits, schools and other institutions relying on state grants, to end the budget stalemate. But the problem is not so much to tax or not to tax shale oil, or to change pension benefits, or to increase funding to the educational institutions […]

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Pols On The Street: Democrats Sweep Phila. Special Elections As Expected

by Joe Shaheeli Councilman Ed Neilson is expected to resign shortly from his at-large council post to return to Harrisburg to serve the unfinished term of the 174th Legislative seat he had held before going to City Council. He easily trounced Republican candidate Tim Dailey with 95% of votes tallied, 2,301 to 1,383, taking almost […]

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pols On The Street: Boyle Vs. Sabatina Will Be Battle For 5th Senate Dist.

by Joe Shaheeli Shades of Putin! Russia’s top man keeps chiseling away at Ukraine without declaring a war. Reminiscent of his successful efforts to date is the primary 2016 scenario for the 5th Senatorial Dist. seat. Though newly filled in a special election by former State Rep. John Sabatina, this senate seat comes up for […]

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HEARD ON THE HILL/IN CITY HALL: Elected Officials At Work

Rep. Taylor Sees Compromise Budget State Rep. John Taylor (R-Northeast), GOP leader in the State House, reports, “Despite the Governor’s veto, the GOP budget establishes a baseline from which to negotiate a budget that does the following: • Eliminates the $1.2 billion structural deficit the administration and general Assembly agree exists so Pennsylvania’s credit rating […]

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In 195th Dist., Bullock Sticks To Community

by Tony West Passionate about community. That describes the career of attorney Donna Bullock, the Democratic nominee for State Representative in the Aug. 11 special election for the 195st Legislative Dist., which covers parts of North and West Philadelphia. Bullock went to Temple’s Beasley School of Law because, in her words, she “wanted to save […]

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3rd Annual Iftar Celebration Marking End of Ramadan Drew 400 to City Hall Commemoration

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Crowdpac Shows A New Way To Fund Political Challengers

by Tony West Dan Kessler is in the lead to replace Congressman Chaka Fattah in the 2nd Congressional Dist. seat. That is, if you believe Crowdpac. Kessler, an investment counselor for Brandywine Realty Trust, is joined at the moment by 21 other candidates, to whom funds are being pledged – without their consent. This is […]

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