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Nethel Graveyard’s Lives

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Farnese vs. Saval: Different Paths to Dollars

BY DAVID LYNN An epic battle is shaping up in Pennsylvania Senate’s 1st District. Incumbent and 8th Ward Democratic Leader Larry Farnese is getting heat from Nikil Saval, former Democratic leader of Ward 2. The 1st runs along the Delaware River from Eastwick to take in most of South Philadelphia, all Center City and a […]

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Working Families Party Money, Part 2: Nicholas O’Rourke

BY DAVID LYNN Friends of O’Rourke, the campaign finance arm of the campaign of Nicholas O’Rourke, filed for the first time in 2019 Cycle 4. The campaign began with $0.00 in the bank – just like Kendra Brooks’ campaign. Between Jan. 1, 2019 and Sept. 16, 2019, the campaign raised $88,454.89. Contributions of $50.00 or […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Turzai Bows out; Wolf Sticks Around

BY JOE SHAHEELI Forceful Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) has put it out that he’s out of the 2020 primary for re-election. This surprised some, because Turzai is a fierce competitor and he seemed a likely gubernatorial candidate in 2022, when Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf will step down after two terms. But Turzai represents […]

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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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