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OUR OPINION: Happy New Year, Philadelphia!

Yo Philadelphians! Time to butter Up some rum with Michael Nutter, Shirley Kitchen, Sharon Losier And Brian Sims on New Year’s Day. Bill Greenlee, Bill/Mark/Arthur Green, Get ready to fête – Twenty-Thirteen! May Marc Stier and Mike McAleer Both ring in a well-tuned New Year. Karen, Blondell, Vanessa Brown Look lovely, poised to paint this […]

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Blackwell Invites 3,000 ‘Home’ For Christmas

Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell invited city’s homeless to Christmas party at the Convention Center on Tuesday evening.      Send article as PDF   

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Port May Shut Down Dec. 30

The Port of Philadelphia may be crippled through no fault of International Longshoreman Association, Local 1291, if the ILA and United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd., do not settle their differences by Dec. 30. If the Port of Philadelphia shuts down (the last East and Gulf Coast port strike was 1977), it would negatively impact every […]

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PENNA. SOCIETY SHOWS HOW COLLEGIALITY WORKS

BY BONNIE SQUIRES The US Congress should take note of the Pennsylvania Society activities each year. As we approach the fiscal cliff, it is really urgent that all sides agree to compromise. They would see that Democrats and Republicans, competing law firms, various colleges and universities fighting for the same piece of the pie – […]

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CHADWICK REPORT: A Factual Probe Of This Much-Touted Probe

Under the hammer of two probes are “five elected and commissioned judges of the Traffic Court and two Senior Judges who sat regularly prior to the Sep. 11 raid by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.” So begins the much-heralded Chadwick Associates report compiled by William G. Chadwick at a reported cost of $400,000, Commission by […]

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BLOODY GIFTS! Chinese-Made Christmas Booty Made By Torture Victims

The evidence is there, more in black and white than in color. It’s from a documentary motion picture titled Free China: The Courage To Believe. It was shown in Philadelphia last week at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce offices. This movie proves much of Chinese junk goods sold over the counters this Christmas to […]

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GOP Theater Proves A Winner

BY TONY WEST/ Last week, Philadelphia was treated to a rare display of political theater. In a playhouse, I mean. A remarkable project by a local director, Cara Blouin, put on two hours of conservative-themed drama at Plays & Players Theatre on Delancey Place for three evenings. Ten playlets by different authors, using different directors, engaged […]

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Marian Anderson Society Honors James Earl Jones

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Wandering Jewish Marker Finds A Home In South Philly

BY RORY McGLASSON It’s taken a decade, but a historic marker depicting a former Southern HS student has finally found a permanent home. Just over 40 people stood outside of South Philadelphia High School to re-dedicate a marker, honoring South Philadelphia-born Israel Goldstein. The marker, which had been in storage after a business owner took […]

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ELECTION FROM HELL: City Commission Survives A Remarkable Year

BY TONY WEST/ In most years, the Philadelphia City Commission is a slightly sleepy agency charged with doing the same thing over and over: run two elections a year. Change began last fall, however, when the Commission’s legendary Chairwoman Marge Tartaglione, who had run the office for 32 years, was herself turfed out of office. Two […]

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