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Pols On The Street: Voters Making Up Minds in Philly

by Joe Shaheeli The race for Mayor of this City, no matter the polls, is in a dead heat, the winner being who can deliver the best “get out the vote” organization on primary day May 19. A poll commissioned by the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees supports our contention this is […]

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Derek Green Is Expert At Putting The Pieces Together

by Tony West There isn’t much City Council has accomplished in the last dozen years without Derek Green’s input. As chief counsel to influential 9th Dist. Councilwoman Marian Tasco, Green has helped assemble ground-breaking legislative packages like Philadelphia’s anti-predatory-lending initiative, which has become a model for other cities around the nation. His holistic grasp of […]

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Pols Of The Street: Black Clergy Backs Williams For Mayor

by Joe Shaheeli The tide was rolling along for the last couple weeks Jim Kenney’s way with a well-orchestrated effort by his campaign team, bringing out endorsements from various groups for their candidate.  But today, what was considered a must-have endorsement for the Kenney, campaign to give him greater impetus, did not come his way. […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Endorsements Make 2 Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Frontrunners

by Joe Shaheeli Almost every organization or individual with some political clout has endorsed a candidate for Mayor. Add them up and it’s nip and tuck between Anthony Williams and Jim Kenney as to who has the stronger support. With labor split almost evenly and with Black and white leaders split as well, and Democratic […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Who’s Running For Attorney General?

Although the Phillies opener was expected to be underwhelming for a fan base accustomed to division championships, a number of notables did show up for the home opener. Famous trial lawyers TOM KLEIN and SHANIN SPECTER took their usual seats behind home plate. They were joined by political consultant LARRY CEISLER. Joining our military men […]

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OUT & ABOUT: Should Black Voters Support Black Candidates?

by Denise Clay Should Black voters support Black candidates? Now that I’ve written that sentence, I look at it and it seems like a question with an obvious answer for someone like me, seeing as I’m a Black woman and all. But it’s a question that woke me up bright and early on Tuesday morning […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Will Voters Follow Their Leaders?

by Joe Shaheeli The political muscle of ward leaders and union leaders will be truly tested, for the first time in recent memory. At the end of this mayoral campaign, their efforts will be watched to see how well they did in getting their rank and file to follow their endorsements on May 19. By […]

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‘Woody’ Woodard: Master Barber, Irrepressible Commentator

by Cassie Hepler  “Barbers were the original doctors,” said Robert “Woody” Woodward. “They would heal people – mentally, spiritually and physically.” Woodard would know a thing or two about being a barber after 20 years at Woodard’s Barbershop, located at 5031 W. Diamond Street. “Most customers talk to you about anything,” he said. “And I […]

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Laborers Throw Their Weight Behind Tony Williams For Mayor

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