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POLS ON THE STREET: Peace on Earth as City Budget Bears Fruit

POLS ON THE STREET: Peace on Earth as City Budget Bears Fruit

BY JOE SHAHEELI Elected officials are in a mellow mood when there is money to spare, even a little to throw around. Philadelphia is looking at its first $5-billion budget in history. Ten years ago, $4 billion was the norm. Ten years ago, a proposal to increase the budget by a big “B” would have […]

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POLS ON  THE STREET: State GOP May Back off $7.25 Minimum Wage

BY JOE SHAHEELI There are increasing signs that Pennsylvania’s lawmakers in the General Assembly may be girding themselves to do what was once unthinkable: Accept a hike in the minimum wage. In fact, some influential Republicans are talking of putting their names on such a measure. The Keystone State’s minimum wage has not been raised […]

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Inbound Infrastructure! Packer Ave. Terminal Set for 2019

  On Mar. 27, 2019, the M/V Zhen Hua 25 arrived in South Philadelphia to unload two behemoths at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal. These new cranes, identical to two that arrived in 2018, make for a total of four super Post-Panamax cranes – capable of handling the largest ships in the world – now […]

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Governor’s Message: Pa. Stands Behind Philadelphia’s Port

BY GOV. TOM WOLF My administration is working to improve the transportation infrastructure of Pennsylvania, and the Port of Philadelphia (PhilaPort) is no exception. More than $300 million in infrastructure, warehousing, and equipment investments are underway at PhilaPort through my Capital Investment Program and port development plan. The arrival of two super post-Panamax cranes last […]

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OUR OPINION: Spilling Tea, Reading Leaves

There was so much to unpack in last Tuesday’s primary results that vats of ink and billions of pixels could continue to be spilled for weeks to come – and indeed, some of the finest analysis anywhere can be found in these pages. But as America’s least favorite coach, Bill Belichick would say, “On to […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Progressive Votes Were Not Writ at Large

BY JOE SHAHEELI A cluster of youngish newcomers to the electoral fray created a stir in the crowded at-large councilmanic race. Loosely styled “progressives,” their numbers included, in part, Eryn Santamoor, Justin DiBerardinis and Erika Almirón as well as a host of lesser-known entrants such as Adrián Rivera-Reyes, Beth Finn and Asa Khalif. They tend […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: New Council Faces, Row-Office Upsets in Philadelphia

BY JOE SHAHEELI Jim Kenney will remain mayor of Philadelphia for another four years, God willing. Democratic primary voters said so Tuesday and not enough disaffected citizens will turn to his Republican challenger, Billy Ciancaglini, in the fall to unseat him then. Perhaps if his two challengers, State Sen. Anthony Williams (D-W. Phila.) and former […]

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Incumbents on Review: City Commissioner Lisa Deeley

As Lisa Deeley sees it, she must be doing something right. Philadelphia City Commission, which she chairs, is charged with administering the machinery of elections, two a year, and with facilitating and encouraging citizens to vote. “And voter turnout has increased in every election since I was elected in 2015,” she stressed. The daughter of […]

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Incumbents on Review: Councilman at Large Allan Domb

In four years on City Council, developer Allan Domb has made a name for himself as having a keen eye for the intricacies of municipal finance. “I’m the one who raised their hand and identified $33 million unaccounted in the City budget, identified seven financial accounts that had not been balanced, going back seven years,” […]

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Incumbents on Review: Derek Green

Despite having incumbent status and all the attendant benefits – visibility, extant platforms, media coverage – City Councilman Derek Green says that this year’s race is harder in a way than his 2015 campaign. “It’s more challenging just from the perspective of my day job” at City Hall, he explains. “I represent not just one […]

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