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Thousands Of Philadelphia Flower Show Fans Receive Royal Treatment As Brilliant! Exhibit Opens At Convention Center by Bonnie Squires The British-themed 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show is wowing anglophiles, and thousands of visitors as it opened its doors at the  Convention Center this weekend. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Philadelphia Flower Show is the nation’s, probably […]

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CONGRESSWOMAN ALLYSON SCHWARTZ joined a who’s who of Philadelphia notables at the opening of a new art exhibit at the Philadelphia Art Museum. Schwartz, who this week said she will be a likely gubernatorial candidate in 2015, attended the opening gala of Great and Mighty Things: Outsider Art from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection. […]

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BY JOSHUA VINCENT/ After years of false starts and extended deadlines, new real-estate values are in the mail. Hundreds of thousands of Philadelphians are slitting open that mail. Hundreds of thousands of Philadelphians are screaming. Council now has the responsibility of grappling with the real meaning of these numbers, by implementing a fairer and more-accurate […]

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A doyenne of the Pennsylvania legislature stepped down from office on Jan. 1. First elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1984, Babette Josephs represented the 182nd Legislative Dist., which encompasses Center City and South Philadelphia, for 28 years. As the senior woman legislator in the General Assembly, she served as the Democratic chairwoman […]

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In a Senate resolution unanimously adopted State Sen. LeAnna Washington (D-Northwest) celebrated the 100th birthday of Rosa Parks. Washington delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor to mark the occasion: “I am humbled and honored to rise today to mark the 100th birthday of Rosa Parks, the first lady of civil rights. “In one simple […]

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Sharp-Shooting Joe Turns 100 Years Old

by RORY McGLASSON South Philadelphia senior Joe Mastropoalo takes a lot of vitamin C. It helps him see the balls on the billiards table. Joe, 100, played a special game of pool this week against his brother, Anthony. It was Joe’s 100th-birthday party. South Philadelphia’s latest centenarian, Mastropoalo of 10th & Wolf Streets, was hosted […]

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Kenyatta Johnson Wants Noisy Neighbors To “Stop The Boom” In South Philadelphia

  Johnson, South Phila. Residents Protest Car Crunching Scrap Yard   by RORY McGLASSON   AN ANGRY GROUP of South Philadelphia residents threw the first punch in what might be a long scrap with a noisy neighbor tonight. At a rally on Wednesday, around 50 neighbors from the Packer Park area stood with Councilman Kenyatta […]

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Leaders In Sweet Harmony At Academy Ball

BONNIE SQUIRES takes you inside all the exclusive parties at the 2013 Academy Ball.    Send article as PDF   

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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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