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AFSCME Locals Sue Nutter: Furloughs ‘Unconstitutional’

  Long stung by Mayor Michael Nutter’s cost-saving measures, city workers have decided to sting back in court. The Center City law firm Willig, Williams & Davidson, representing AFSCME Local Union 2186 and AFSCME District Council 47, has filed suit with the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania seeking relief from the […]

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M.L.K. DAY OF SERVICE – A Philadelphia Original

There is no doubt Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King left his mark on Philadelphia. His journeys to this city are noted and marked and his wife Coretta authorized the only Chapter of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Association for Nonviolence in Philadelphia. It is understandable that his holiday, Jan. 21, will be centered at an […]

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SW Community Vows To Plan Its Own School Closures

  BY TONY WEST/  All across the city, families are waking up to the fact 17,000 children will need to find new schools if the School District’s plan to close 37 facilities is carried out. Many have rallied around their neighborhood schools, struggling to save them. It’s a sad game of musical chairs. In Southwest […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Late Primary Is Boon To Challengers

BY JOE SHAHEELI/  The May 21 date set for the primary election is always viewed by newcomers and challenges as a blessing. It gives them a longer period in which to campaign and to get their messages across, especially as the weather warms up and they can reach voters more readily. There will be two […]

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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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