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WALKING THE BEAT: If I Recall Correctly…

WALKING THE BEAT: If I Recall Correctly…

BY JOE SHAY STIVALA The MAGIC JUDGES names are now known. It is a fine group and deserving of your vote. They are: John SABATINA, Jr.; Monica GIBBS; Leanne LITWIN; and Judge Michael MOORE for Common Pleas Court. Christian DiCICCO and Fran McCLOSKEY for Municipal Court. The California RECALL vote is already alleged to have […]

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Philly Labor Celebrates Its Might on Parade

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Brady Bunch Marks Its 25th Year down the Shore

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WALKING THE BEAT: Election Heat

BY JOE SHAY STIVALA The NEW VOTER LAW in Georgia: When I first heard of that “new” Georgia law, I wondered how “new” voter suppression was in the South. As a lad in Army Basic Training in South Carolina, I became well known as a “barracks lawyer.” One day a Caucasian kid from Mississippi came […]

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Eagles Fly for Tuesday

PHILADELPHIA CITY COMMISSIONERS partnered with the Philadelphia Eagles to hold a mobile staffed ballot drop-off event at Lincoln Financial Field ahead of the May 18th primary. The event took place on Saturday, May 8 in a stadium parking lot. City Commission Chair Lisa Deeley, C, and other personnel from the Board of Elections were on […]

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District 1199C Issues Pandemic Relief from Its Pension Fund

BY TONY WEST For one Philadelphia-area labor union’s members, the future may have to be now. The past year has been a nightmare for workers as for nursing-home employers as well as for their workers. Many are small operators compared with the scale of major hospital groups and many staffers are modestly paid. As the […]

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Running for Judge in a Time of Pandemic

BY TONY WEST Electing judges has entered a new era in Philadelphia. This classic spring sweepstakes takes place in odd-numbered years. It summons small-time campaigners to a citywide race for openings in Common Pleas and Municipal Courts, seeking voters who have seldom heard of them to pick the winners out of a pack when they […]

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WALKING THE BEAT: Pa.’s Walking Purchase Today

BY JOE SHAY STIVALA WILLIAM PENN at age 376. I read an editorial which stated that our Pennsylvania GOP-controlled legislature is doing more to suppress the right to vote than any other State legislative body. I have traveled our 67 counties and realize that many rural districts out there will never have a Democrat lawmaker. […]

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Casino Launch Lights up Johnson’s S. Philly

BY TONY WEST The largest in-person development complex in Philadelphia’s pandemic history is now live. Or should we say Live! On Feb. 11, the Cordish Cos. staged a ribbon-cutting for Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia on Packer Avenue in the Stadium District of South Philadelphia. This long-awaited second casino named เสือมังกร for Philadelphia underwent countless adventures, […]

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Dems Cheer Guv’s Budget Speech

A HOST of Democratic legislators turned out to hear Gov. Tom Wolf’s ambitious budget address. Among them were Philly State Reps. Danilo Burgos, L, Mary Isaacson, 3rd from L, and Joe Hohenstein, 4th from L. Photo from Isaacson’s Facebook page    Send article as PDF   

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