Home » Archives by category » Layout Categories » Featured News (Page 6)
POLS ON THE STREET: Congressional Map Finale Brings Peace to Races

BY JOE SHAHEELI When the U.S. Supreme Court definitively denied the attempt to block the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s new congressional map, even some Republicans must have breathed a sigh of relief. At last they knew. It was exhausting for candidates in both parties to try to hold two different districts in their scopes at the […]

Share
Continue reading …
Women and Girls of Color: Year One Is in the Books

BY STATE REP. MORGAN CEPHAS “The Year of the Woman” was a popular label attached to 1992. On Election Day of that year, more women were elected to Congress than ever before. Since then, the contributions of women, even beyond politics, have impacted our culture and continue to move the social needle forward. I’ve heard […]

Share
Continue reading …
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Women on the Move in South Philly

Dawn Chavous “I’m not in the business of self-promotion,” admitted Dawn Chavous. She’s right: In her field of management consulting, one’s job is to promote others. But Chavous Consulting, LLC has built a quiet reputation since this Point Breeze resident founded it in 2010. The firm handles event planning and operations, fundraising for nonprofits, strategic […]

Share
Continue reading …
Petition Filings Show Many Lively Races in Philadelphia

Fifty-six Democratic candidates filed petitions on Mar. 6 to run in the May primary for state senatorial and legislative seats. As one consequence, the focus of most campaigns this week has been to inspect the petitions in many contested races. Many petitions will be challenged by opponents; if the past is prologue, some will be […]

Share
Continue reading …
[POLS ON THE STREET: S.W. Pa. Squeaker Outcome Ripples Across USA

BY JOE SHAHEELI One thing we learned from Tuesday’s special election in Southwestern Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District is that we don’t yet know for sure who won. Absentee ballots remained to be counted as we went to press yesterday. But the final margin of victory, a few hundreds of votes, guarantees a call for a […]

Share
Continue reading …
Dignitaries Bloom at Philadelphia Flower Show Opening Gala

Friday night, Mar. 2 was the patrons’ Preview Gala at the Convention Center, featuring the 2018 Philadelphia Flower Show, “Wonders of Water,” sponsored by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. You know you have an important event when Gov. Tom Wolf, Mayor Jim Kenney and many other dignitaries are spotted gazing at the rain forest display and […]

Share
Continue reading …
Rich Lazer, Whitman Native, Seeks Congressional Seat

BY TONY WEST It was very much a hometown crowd that awaited Rich Lazer at Burke Playground in the portside community of Whitman in South Philadelphia. It was chilly as the sun set behind the jungle gym. Many of the more than 100 people who turned out were bundled up in hoodies – union hoodies […]

Share
Continue reading …
POLS ON THE STREET: Whitman Native Seeks Congressional Seat

BY JOE SHAHEELI Everybody in this year’s throbbing primary political engagement was in Harrisburg on Tuesday, turning in nominating petitions. Anyone who did not meet the requisite number of valid signatures on these petitions will be disqualified from the May primary. The same fate awaits all candidates whose petitions contain too many bad signatures or, […]

Share
Continue reading …
Philadelphia Parking-Ticket Amnesty Goes into Effect

City Council came to grips with a long-standing dilemma on Tuesday with the unveiling of an amnesty for old parking tickets. The measure was a response to a campaign by the Finance Department to collect up to $580 million in unpaid parking tickets, some of them going back decades. While there was widespread applause for […]

Share
Continue reading …
POLS ON THE STREET: Redistricting War on Two Fronts

BY JOE SHAHEELI The initial panic into which statewide politics was flung by the State Supreme Court’s imposition of new congressional districts has settled into the odd reality that, for the next week at least, everyone who wishes to run for major offices must have a two-front strategy. They must have a plan to run […]

Share
Continue reading …