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OUT & ABOUT: Could Willie Brown Shut Election Down With SEPTA Strike?

OUT & ABOUT: Could Willie Brown Shut Election Down With SEPTA Strike?

For the next few days, those of us who rely on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, or SEPTA as it’s commonly known, are going to be looking toward Ohio. Not literally. Metaphorically. That’s because the only way to keep Transport Workers Union Local 234 from actually participating in the strike that its members authorized with […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Corbett Still Confident In Governor’s Race; McCaffery Wise To Step Down

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Gov. Tom Corbett says he’s feeling good. He doesn’t believe the public polls. “If I were down by the published poll spreads, why would they let Bill Clinton campaign in Pittsburgh and Barack Obama in Philadelphia for Tom Wolf ?” he noted acidly. Corbett continued, “We’re very comfortable with where we are […]

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Cawley Revs Up GOP Members At Pre-Election Gathering

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POLS ON THE STREET: SRC Blows Guv’s Race Off Stage

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ School Reform Commission Chairman Bill Green’s decision suddenly to cancel the contract with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers has disrupted both the worlds of education and politics in this city. It has blindsided school union leaders, parent organizations, and other groups associated with pushing to improve the quality of education in city […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Doc Gives Tom Wolf A Six-Figure Kiss

Many Philly big shots showed up at a JOHN DOUGHERTY fundraising event for TOM WOLF recently. At the event the Local 98 Leader handed the gubernatorial frontrunner a $100,000 check. On stage with Wolf was City Democratic Chairman CONGRESSMAN BOB BRADY. Also attending the fundraiser to support the ticket were COUNCILMEN JIM KENNEY, MARK SQUILLA […]

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ELEPHANT CORNER: G.O.P. Meets In Harrisburg; Germantown Club Reorganizes

Last Friday a group from the Philadelphia herd thundered up the Pennsylvania Turnpike to attend the fall meeting of Republican State Committee in Camp Hill. The Pennsylvania Republican Party’s fall dinner was held that night with keynote speaker New Jersey GOV. CHRIS CHRISTIE. Christie reminded the crowd that TOM CORBETT has earned a second term […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Anna Verna Ends An Era

BY JIM TAYOUN/ She was a classy lady, an act hard to follow, an enunciator of the King’s English par excellence, a dedicated 2nd Dist. Councilwoman, Philadelphia City Council’s first woman president, 36th Ward Leader for well more than three decades, an outstanding American proud of her Italian heritage and the engine, along with her […]

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City Year Inaugurates Women’s Leadership Luncheon

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POLS ON THE STREET: Are Low Registrations A Sign Of Low Vote?

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Walk-in registrations to the Registration Commission offices at Delaware & Spring Garden, plus registrations from PennDOT, are at the normal low for an election reportedly drawing little interest. Checking in with Greg Irving, administrator of Voter Registration Division won a report about 10,500 new registrations have been logged in.Voter-registration forms have been […]

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OUR OPINION: Time For Heads To Roll

With innumerable nonprofits operating in Philadelphia under a wide range of goals and missions, it’s becoming routine to learn how scores of them are coming under federal scrutiny for mismanaging or failing to properly use the funds they get – which in some cases are misappropriated by one or more of their officers.   Unfortunately, […]

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