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POLS ON THE STREET: Pa. Society Big Buck Raiser

POLS ON THE STREET: Pa. Society Big Buck Raiser

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ State Treasurer Bob McCord won’t have open purse strings ready for him to dip into as when he ran for governor in the Democratic primary, which is why he has look over his shoulder almost daily at the fundraising ability of his announced challenger Joe Torsella, who made it known at the […]

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Everyone was out this year at this weekend’s multiple events.    Send article as PDF   

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Saturday At The Pennsylvania Society

Our ace editor Bonnie Squires continues to report from the Waldorf Astoria, where Pennsylvania’s elite is convening, according to a tradition that began in 1899.    Send article as PDF   

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Friday Night At The Pennsylvania Society

Around the Waldorf Astoria for the annual conclave of the Keystone State’s key players with Bonnie Squires. Friday evening is busy with arrivals – and with parties.                          Send article as PDF   

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POLS ON THE STREET: GOP Dignitaries Pitch In For Al Schmidt

GOP Dignitaries Honor Schmidt Public Record columnist Maria Merlino covered GOP 5th Ward Leader Mike Cibik’s hosting of City Commissioner Al Schmidt’s fundraiser and reports, “Many good things were communicated about the young politician with his good work ethic. ‘His wonderful parents raised him well,’ confided wife of nine years, Erin. Chairman of the Republican City […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Singer Faces Toughest Fight

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ City Commissioner Stephanie Singer is deep into her reelection campaign, using her office to gain entry into a host of political events which have little to do with the responsibilities of her office. MAYOR Michael Nutter made good on his promise to Blackhawks Athletics Club who won Pop Warner Championship by bringing […]

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Philadelphia Asian Activists Practise Get-Out-The-Vote Skills

BY TONY WEST/ Philadelphia’s fast-growing Asian ethnic communities are learning how to flex their muscle at the polls. SEAMAAC, a social-service agency founded 30 years ago to address the needs of South Philadelphia’s Vietnamese and Cambodian immigrants, has seen an explosion of other Asian newcomers since – from China and Korea, from the Philippines and […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Ed Rendell, Hurting The Ones Who Love Him … Again

What does former Pennsylvania GOV. ED RENDELL have up his sleeve? Rendell hosted a fundraiser to benefit the candidacy of KEN TRUJILLO, who is running for mayor of Philadelphia. Trujillo is perceived as a long long shot in the race. But Rendell continues to mystify in that he always chooses to thumb his nose at […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Butkovitz Out Of The Race; Bon Jovi In On Race Relations

CITY CONTROLLER ALAN BUTKOVITZ surprised everyone by announcing he will not run for Mayor of Philadelphia in the upcoming Democratic primary. Butkovitz for months had been planning such a run. In fact, word on the street was that he would announce this week that he was an official candidate and resign as City Controller. But […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Fattah’s Fate Is Key To Other Seats

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ City Controller Alan Butkovitz has eyed the Mayor’s seat as an ultimate goal in his long career as an elected official. Through the years, he represented his legislative district well, understood the moves necessary to insure successful elections, and then easily took the seat as City Controller when odds seemed to be […]

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