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Live! Hotel & Casino Charged With Racial Baggage, Facing Neighbors’ Pushback

Live! Hotel & Casino would bring a lot of baggage to its projected home at 9th & Packer Streets. Not only would it face a welcoming committee of irate neighbors and leaders in a community already heavily impacted by tourism at the sports stadiums, but it would need to explain away to the satisfaction of […]

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OUR OPINION: The Winners Of 2014 – Let’s All Wish ’Em Luck

Republican and Democratic leaderships were elected to both chambers of the Pennsylvania General Assembly last week. We cannot list them all here. But since they all get their own copy of this newspaper weekly, we do wish them luck and trust they understand a few things. 1. We need money for Philadelphia schools. 2. We […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: McGinty Is Good Choice For Tom Wolf’s Chief Of Staff

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ One thing everyone notices about Katie McGinty, just named Chief of Staff by Gov.-Elect Tom Wolf, is her smile. It is contagious. We wish her well in her new post, because we see it as a sign Gov. Wolf will be using her as a shield from the Democratic Party leaders around […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Labor Was Key To High Philadelphia Turnout For Wolf

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Glad we were not alone in predicting a low turnout. We predicted 18%, which was half of the 36.43% of registered voters who came out to vote. We were not alone, though that doesn’t offer us any consolation. We believe the efforts put into the Wolf campaign to make it victorious came […]

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THE WAFFLEMAN: When You Need A Photo ID … Aside From Voting

BY JOE SBARAGLIA/ Yo! Here we go again with these thoughts on things that require showing a valid ID. They normalize the concept of having and using photo identification in almost every phase of life – do you agree? Having a valid driver’s license while driving a car; boarding an airplane; showing your passport in […]

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For the next few days, those of us who rely on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, or SEPTA as it’s commonly known, are going to be looking toward Ohio. Not literally. Metaphorically. That’s because the only way to keep Transport Workers Union Local 234 from actually participating in the strike that its members authorized with […]

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CITY HALL SAM: City Council Burns Nutter On Gas Sale

No. A simple two-letter word, but a word that frustrates many elected officials and policymakers. MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER is used to dealing with the word no, as City Council, led by COUNCIL PRESIDENT DARRELL CLARKE, continues to say no to many of his initiatives. City Council delivered a big, blistering no to Mayor Nutter on […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Corbett Still Confident In Governor’s Race; McCaffery Wise To Step Down

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Gov. Tom Corbett says he’s feeling good. He doesn’t believe the public polls. “If I were down by the published poll spreads, why would they let Bill Clinton campaign in Pittsburgh and Barack Obama in Philadelphia for Tom Wolf ?” he noted acidly. Corbett continued, “We’re very comfortable with where we are […]

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Pa. Conference For Women Attracts 8,000

Headliners included Jane Pauley, Robin Roberts, Gail Sheehy and Diane Keaton.    Send article as PDF   

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POLS ON THE STREET: Expect 18% Turnout In November!

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ It’s dangerous to our reputation to predict outcomes, since we don’t want to be found wrong. But all the signs we watch point to a low turnout, no matter how much campaign effort is being put into energizing the huge Democratic voter potential in this city. Into the effort to boost voter […]

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