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The Political Fortunes of Kendra Brooks

The Political Fortunes of Kendra Brooks

From $0.00 to Elected Official in 12 Months BY DAVID LYNN Kendra Brooks, and her running partner, Nicolas O’Rourke, ran impressive campaigns. Today, we will explore the finances of Friends of Kendra Brooks, who won a City Council At-Large seat running on the Working Families Party ticket. Money talks in politics and candidates who talk […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Statewide Races Go Official

BY JOE SHAHEELI Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is now on the record: He will run for re-election in 2022. In other breaking news, water is wet. Barring the unforeseen, no one ever expects Shapiro to stop running for his office – or any other office, for that matter. And why should he? He has […]

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Women Marched up the Ben Franklin Parkway

THE WOMEN’S MARCH filled the Ben Franklin Parkway again last Saturday, braving chill and snowy weather. Many marchers carried expressive signage, sometimes in teams, displaying what and whom they were for — or against.    Send article as PDF   

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Blondell Reynolds Brown: A Legacy of Service

BY TONY WEST It could be said that Blondell Reynolds Brown danced her way into politics. The daughter of a schoolteacher in the Mantua section of West Philadelphia, Reynolds Brown’s father, a construction worker, died when she was 16. She followed in her mother’s studious footsteps, attending Girls High School, acquiring a master’s in education […]

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Activities Galore Bring Meaning to MLK Weekend

Every year, Philadelphia honors the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of giving back and an extended weekend full of activities across the city. Residents and visitors looking for service opportunities can choose from 1,800 service projects throughout the region during the Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Jr. Day of […]

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Kenney Releases Agenda for New Term

Kenney Releases Agenda for New Term After he was sworn in for a second term on Monday, Mayor Kenney released a report outlining his Administration’s top priorities for the next four years. “Equity and Opportunity for All: Priorities for Mayor Kenney’s Second Term” lays out the Mayor’s plan to achieve the following goals. Creating a […]

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Clarke: Lift 100,000 out of Poverty

Newly sworn as president of City Council for a third term, Darrell L. Clarke (5th District) said it was imperative that every City agency, business, academic and nonprofit leader join a united effort to lift 100,000 Philadelphians out of poverty over the next four years. “I’m calling on everyone – the business community, our top […]

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Greenlee Bids Farewell to City Council Life

BY TONY WEST Councilman Bill Greenlee is stepping out of City Council this month after 40 years inside it, one way or another. The 66-year-old councilmember apprenticed in City government under the tutelage of one of Philadelphia’s most-colorful leaders, Councilman David Cohen. An old-school liberal with a keen sense of working-class concerns, Cohen started out […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Toomey Follows His Own Road

BY JOE SHAHEELI Long viewed as one of the more-independent conservatives in the U.S. Senate, Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has gone out on an unusual limb by opposing the new U.S., Mexico, Canada Agreement, which is destined to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. USMCA is the first major piece of bipartisan legislation that has […]

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Letter from the Mayor of Philadelphia

Fellow Philadelphians, Being your mayor for the last four years has been the greatest honor of my life. In 2016, we embarked on an ambitious mission to bring equity and opportunity to all neighborhoods and to make the government more accessible and accountable to the people it serves. As I reflect on this term, I’m […]

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