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MAJOR C.D.C. IN CRISIS! S.W. Philly’s Rainmaker May Be Sinking

BY TONY WEST/ Bitter dissent has been brewing among the employees and board members of the Southwest Community Development Corp. for the last year over that agency’s management practices. Now it has spilled into the community, even as community activists have stormed its board meetings to demand the opening of its books and the removal of […]

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Arlen Specter Funeral Draws Big Crowd

  BY BONNIE SQUIRES     You know someone very important has died when the President of the United States, President Obama, issues a declaration announcing all American flags to be flown at half-staff on all government properties, military bases, embassies, etc., in the nation and around the world, to salute Senator Arlen Specter on […]

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Enjoying “Malarkey” At South Philly VP Debate Watch Party

BY MARIA MERLINO City Council President Darrell Clarke was a special guest at a Vice Presidential debate watch party in South Philadelphia. Councilman Clarke joined council colleagues Kenyatta Johnson and Bobby Henon at a Vice Presidential Debate party hosted by electricians union boss John Dougherty at Doc’s Union Pub, 2nd and Mifflin Streets. A standing […]

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DEBATING DYNAMITE: Rival Philadelphians Cheered, Groaned

Shortly after the first presidential debate started, the atmosphere turned electric at Cavanaugh’s Restaurant in University City, where three dozen Republican activists from across Philadelphia were cheering on their challenger candidate Mitt Romney. By the time the debate ended, 90 minutes later, they were jubilant, sensing their man had scored a solid victory over President […]

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Marcellus Gas Comes To Town – In More Ways Than One

BY DENISE FUREY/ A wind of change is blowing through the economy of Philadelphia and the Keystone State, gushing up from deep underground. The Marcellus Shale Coalition held its annual Shale Gas Insight conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia to discuss its ramifications. The MSC has more than 300 members, including drillers, oil & gas […]

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PGW: Lease It, Don’t Sell It, Wise Men Say

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ One major Philadelphia asset attractive to outside buyers willing to spend a billion dollars or more is the Philadelphia Gas Works, a city-owned utility. It’s also the easiest of city assets to place on the market. But before the Mayor and City Council jump on the possibility of doing so, they need to […]

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Can Higher Real-Estate Taxes Save Philly Jobs?

BY TONY WEST/ Most Philadelphia neighborhoods are job deserts. And in the long run, a large city cannot survive as a place to live if it does not also offer places to work. This was the gist of a report released by the Center City District which caught the eye of Philadelphia’s decision-makers. It has added […]

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Toomey Slams Obama Over Job Numbers, National Debt

by Rory McGlasson U.S. Senator Pat Toomey attacked President Barack Obama the job report and the growing national debt. At a news conference held at the Independence Visitors center, Toomey said Obama has burdened Americans with $5 trillion in new debt and 42 months of unemployment above 8 percent. “Pennsylvanians deserve a president with a […]

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Councilwoman Tasco: “Romney-Ryan, Wrong For Women”

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Elephants, Eagles And Elvis Turn Out For GOP Clam Bake

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