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

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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CITY HALL SAM: Democratic Fundraising Peaks In Philadelphia

Well-known philanthropist and businessman HAROLD HONICKMAN along with his lovely wife hosted a plush fundraiser for City COUNCIL PRESIDENT DARRELL CLARKE at the Rittenhouse Hotel. The guest of honor was former GOV. ED RENDELL, who praised Clarke for his service. Rendell indicated Clarke would be a great Mayor of Philadelphia “if he chooses to run.” […]

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FOP Demonstrates Political Prowess With Tom Wolf Gala

  BY MARIA MERLINO/ The crowd at the FOP’s Michael G. Lutz Room was buzzing with excitement. Butlered hors d’oeuvres, a carving station, martini glasses of hot potatoes and toppings, and a sweet station and bar kept the crowd happy as they waited for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf. The conversations were upbeat and “labor-intensive”. […]

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Pols On The Street: Kane TV Ads Stress Family

John Kane launched his first television ad of the State Senate campaign running on broadcast and cable TV, and on the internet. The ad features John’s family, including his wife of 24 years, Lori; his daughters Gabby, 17, Sam, 22, and Maddie, 14; and his son Johnny, 20, literally inviting viewers into meeting his family. […]

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LETTER FROM JIM BURN: State Democrats Plan Big Dinner In Philadelphia

BY JIM BURN, State Democratic Committee/ Dear Friend of the Democratic Party, Please know the Pennsylvania Democratic Committee is looking forward to holding its fall meeting in the great City of Philadelphia on Friday, Sep. 12 and Saturday, Sep. 13 at the Sheraton Hotel, Downtown. Our Jefferson Jackson Dinner this year is also going to […]

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Sen Tartaglione Issues ALS Ice Bucket Challenge To Senate Colleagues

State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione (D-Kensington) is challenging the city’s State Senatorial delegation to follow her in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. She did so publicly before having a cooler of icewater dumped over her as she spent the day at Wissinoming Park to continue her picnic series with constituents, and hand out free backpacks […]

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Pols On The Street

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by Joe Shaheeli Once in a while we join the prognosticators in how races will end up. We stopped hesitating a couple weeks ago after watching some of the bell-weather stats coming from both gubernatorial camps. We think we have Gov. Tom Corbett’s strategy down pat, but haven’t yet figured out Tom Wolf’s direction. We […]

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Our Opinion

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Commute Aging Lifers Whatever the reason those in their teens and twenties are sentenced to life in prison, it is obvious over the years, they change dramatically, with their brains growing wiser and their bodies succumbing to the problems associated with aging. Case after case, especially in our state prisons, “old heads” have proven true […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Political Partying Lights Up The Jersey Shore

CONGRESSMAN BOB BRADY’S annual Brady Bash at the shore was once again a big smash. The Democratic City Chairman hosted a packed house at Westy’s in N. Wildwood over the weekend. Among the VIPs and ward leaders were former gubernatorial candidate KATIE MCGINTY, WARD LEADERS PAT PARKINSON, MIKE MCALEER, LORI & MARTY BEDNAREK, STATE SEN. […]

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