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Philly Gains a House Seat in Redistricting Plan

Philly Gains a House Seat in Redistricting Plan

BY TONY WEST For once, something good is coming out of the Pennsylvania General Assembly for Philadelphia. Popping a new winner in town even. They can’t help it, actually. Try as they might, legislative majority Republicans were compelled to join with minority Democrats in the Legislative Reapportionment Commission to set new boundaries for State house […]

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WALKING THE BEAT: Jan. 6, Part 2

BY JOE SHAY STIVALA Were you surprised to hear President Biden mentioned the former president in connection with Jan. 6? In retrospect, I think that it needed saying. Democracy is too fragile and must be protected. A great Philadelphian wrote me that Germany had a top democracy in 1930. In 1933 they had Hitler. There […]

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Hughes Gets Views on National TV

STATE SEN. Vincent Hughes (D-Phila.) and his wife, actress Sheryl Lee Ralph-Hughes, have become regular interview subjects on MSNBC commentator Jonathan Capehart’s prime shows. Both are turned to for in-depth discussions of Pennsylvania’s controversial political twists, which increasingly play a role in major national struggles. Expect them to return on this channel in 2022.    […]

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2021 Saw Passing of Great Men

The New Year brings nostalgic memories of great persons we have lost, not just in Philadelphia but around the world. Some of our local leaders share keepsakes with the greats.    Send article as PDF   

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Harris Gathers Yuletide Cheer in Funder

STATE REP. Jordan Harris (D-W. Phila.), C, held a December fundraiser at Chick’s on Washington Avenue. As Democratic Caucus whip in Harrisburg, Harris has extensive contacts in the party and attracted significant well-wishers to his affair, including House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton (D-W. Phila.) and City Commission Co-Chair Omar Sabir, who is moving into greater […]

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Children Had a ‘Grand’ Christmas Time

THE HISTORIC Church of the Advocate in North Central Philadelphia was the scene of a merry holiday party organized by Grands as Parents. Photos by Wendell Douglas JEAN HACKNEY, C seated, is the longstanding advocate in Philadelphia for the efforts of older citizens to provide essential care for grandchildren when their biological parents are unable […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy, Jan. 5, 2022

Why File Chapter 7 Business Bankruptcy? Corporations and LLC’s don’t get a discharge in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, so what’s the point of filing? Ensuring that business assets go to pay payroll, benefits, and taxes is a compelling reason. Chapter 7 is a liquidation proceeding; the trustee appointed by the court will gather up and […]

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Ward Leader Plays Santa

Democratic 64th Ward Leader Peter McDermott was Santa in the Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade. McDermott, an educator, was able to get the glue and whiskers scraped off prior to the start of class. Photo from McDermott’s Facebook page    Send article as PDF   

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Irish Team Launches Holiday Birds

The 27 chapters of the Philadelphia Ancient Order of Hibernians once again drove their pickup trucks to the Shamrock Warehouse to again load turkeys and foodstuffs for distribution to needy families. From that point they fanned out across the city, leaving boxes of holiday culinary cheer. The effort was led by Joe Fox, marketing manager […]

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Sabir Raises Funds for New Year

City Commissioner Omar Sabir, R, was guest of honor at a recent fundraiser in McCormick & Schmick’s. Sabir was introduced by Ryan Boyer, president of the Philadelphia Building Trades Association. Photo from Sabir’s facebook page>/em>    Send article as PDF   

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