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Workers Stand For America

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Singing All The Way To The Polls

by RORY McGLASSON Do you have a photo ID to vote? Philadelphia senior Dr. Lucille W. Ijoy has hers – and she’ll be singing all the way to the polls in November. Dr. Ijoy has written a voter-ID rally song called: Get Your Photo ID Rock: A Musical Reminder. She has been singing her catchy […]

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Fed Dollars Finally Pour Into Port Dredging

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Down The Shore

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Down The Shore

Congressman Bob Brady hosts his annual “Brady Bunch” party in North Wildwood. Our photographer was on the scene to catch who was talking politics while relaxing down the shore.      Send article as PDF   

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Chick-fil-A Supporters Defend Fast-Food Chain

BY RORY McGLASSON/ HUNDREDS of  Philadelphia-area Chick-fil-A supporters boosted sales, as they showed their support of the fast-food chain today. Customers turned out in their droves to eat chicken sandwiches, and waffle fries on “Chick-fil-A Day” at the Columbus Boulevard eatery in South Philadelphia. Former Arkansas Governor and former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee had […]

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WORKERS STAND FOR AMERICA: Join This Major Rally Aug. 11

BY PAT EIDING, President, Phila. Council AFL-CIO/ Over the last 18 months, it’s been hard not to notice the general attack on workers taking place across the country. From Wisconsin and Ohio, where Governors tried to win political points by stripping collective-bargaining rights from public employees; to the constant drumbeat that workers with modest pensions […]

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BOOMERANG? Voter-ID Could Be Bane For Dems – Or Boon

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Who would believe a law Democrats saw as costing them votes and Republicans as a way of stemming a flood of Democrats voting this November, is doing just the opposite? The new voter-ID law, passed by the Republican-dominated General Assembly, requires everyone voting this November to present a legitimate photo ID at […]

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Are You Ready For Some Football?

By RORY McGLASSON Mayor Michael Nutter can probably throw an American football easier than he can kick a soccer ball, but that didn’t stop him trying to bend a ball like David Beckham down the art museum steps on Friday. Standing at the top of the “Rocky” steps, Mayor Nutter joined officials from Major League […]

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Schmidt Investigation Alleges Illegal Voting In Primary

City Commissioner Al Schmidt believes running an investigation of voting irregularities after each election will eventually eliminate many of the sources creating those reports. Schmidt released a report on Tuesday afternoon, completing an investigation of primary reports of irregularities. “We identified hundreds of cases of voting irregularities that warrant further investigation,” Schmidt said. As our […]

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What Happened To Our Recycling Rewards?

BY SARAH WHITES-KODITSCHEK/ Two summers ago, Philadelphia launched a much-celebrated rewards program to bolster Philly’s meager record on recycling. The program offered points and prizes for homeowners willing to sort glass, paper, metals and plastic out of their trash. Special stickers were distributed so their individual blue bins could be scanned by recycling trucks. Supposedly, the […]

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