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Happy New Year From South Philadelphia!

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JANNIE BLACKWELL: Santa Claus To The Homeless

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Mouina’s 22-Year-Old Christmas Tree Still Stands, With Evergreen Memories

BY RORY McGLASSON/ At first glance, the Christmas tree inside Mouina Karam’s S. Broad Street rowhome looks grody. Its balding branches and dried bark do not resemble the trees you see on Christmas cards. But then Karam starts singing the opening verse of Silent Night and the dead conifer in her front room suddenly appears to come alive. […]

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BY TONY WEST/ A seething dispute in City Council over who can give community input in zoning cases has forged a compromise. It could make it easier for property-owners to seek variances for new development or rehab work. A lot is at stake: the rights of property-owners, the influence of community leaders, the authority of […]

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BY FRED DRUDING   They are about 8,000 miles apart, so very rarely do the worlds of South Philly and South China ever interact. So when this South Philadelphian recently got a chance to go to South China, I jumped at the opportunity. I would be heading to Macau, China, the site of the mega-bout […]

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THURSDAY, DEC. 12 Holiday Cocktails: Christine J. Toretti 6:00 pm Club Macanudo, 26 DEC. 63rd St. By invitation – RSVP 724-463-5110 by 12/2/13 Holiday Cocktail Reception with Special guests, Gov. & Mrs. Tom Corbett 9:00 -11:00 pm Fireside Omni Berkshire Place Hotel 21 E. 52nd St. By invitation – RSVP Colleen Weldon 203-300-2507 or colleen.weldon@pennstrategiespa.com […]

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Dr. Valerie Arkoosh could be the dark horse that comes from behind and nips front-runner State Rep. Brendan Boyle at the finish line in the race for the 13th Congressional Dist. If her fundraising prowess continues, she’s expected to begin her campaign officially with at least a half-million dollars in her campaign […]

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Leaders, Activists Pitched In To Provide Turkey Dinners For Needy

The city’s unions and many of its elected political leaders on all levels of government spent the weekend working to ensure needy families had a turkey dinner they otherwise would have gone without. Among those were: State Rep. Cherelle L. Parker (D-Northwest), who hosted a pre-Thanksgiving dinner at Upper Room Missionary Baptist Church, 7236 Ogontz […]

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Berry Gordy Jr. Honored At Marian Anderson Awards In Philadelphia

    A FSCME president Pete Matthews and his wife Margie joined Kenyatta Johnson at the Marian Anderson Awards dinner at the Kimmel Center.Photo/Bonnie Squires    Send article as PDF   

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