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Can Fluoridated Water Hurt Developing Brains?

BY TONY WEST/ Fluoridated drinking water is coming under the gun again, in large part because of concern about the rising incidence of developmental neurological disorders like autism and ADHD. Could this widespread chemical additive be to blame? Philadelphia’s drinking water is fluoridated, so we all want to know the answer. While the science on […]

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Are Pennsylvania Population Changes Working Against Corbett?

BY TONY WEST/ Time is not kind to Gov. Tom Corbett’s reelection hopes. The Pennsylvania that harbors his political base is not growing. His opposition’s stronghold, on the other hand, is growing. Yikes! Although the Governor rightfully boasts he is the first Governor of Pennsylvania who was born in Philadelphia, he built his career as […]

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Pope St. John Paul II’s Liquid Blood On Display

Blood of Pope St. John Paul II’s in liquid state, considered a “first-class” relic by the Catholic Church, will be on display for veneration at Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter & Paul, 18th & the Parkway, this weekend. Times are on Saturday, 5:15 p.m.; and Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3 […]

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Pols On The Street: If Trujillo Announces, Who Bounces?

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Last week we reported the possibility of two Latinos showing an interest in running for Mayor, only to remember we forgot a third, who has long been considered a serious contender. That was Nelson Diaz, who has long been under consideration. He joins Richard Negrin and Ken Trujillo. All are well known […]

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PA. 4TH SENATE DIST.: Contender Art Haywood

BY TONY WEST/ Art Haywood knows his way around housing in this city. If he succeeds in replacing State Sen. LeAnna Washington (D-Northwest) in the 4th Senatorial Dist., he will soon be keeping a watchful eye on the real estate of 250,000 people in Northwest Philadelphia and Cheltenham, Abington and Springfield in Montgomery Co.   […]

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PA. 4TH SENATE DIST.: Contender Robin Gilchrist

Robin Gilchrist may be living up to his namesake, the red robin that bravely appears on a cold wintry day as a symbol of a spring bringing relief. This Robin Gilchrist, who until State Sen. LeAnna Washington lost her seat in the primary past, could only chirp away with few listeners. Today, he has hopes […]

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PLAYING EARLY HANDS: 2 Mayoral Contenders, Williams and Butkovitz, Show Their Strengths

WILLIAMS CAMPAIGN DELIVERS MESSAGE WITH MEETING BY TONY WEST/It’s too early for formal announcements for the 2015 mayoral race. But vigorous testing of the waters has begun. An important step toward the Mayor’s office was taken last week when State Sen. Anthony Williams (D-W. Phila.) convened a cross-section of city leaders from different walks of […]

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FUMO’S BACK! Columbus School Honors Its Founders

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ We hope our interpretations here will lend some insight into the political future of this city as we review the winners and losers of the May 20 primary election. State Sen. Mike Stack’s (D-Northeast) grueling journey throughout the state over the last year and a half helped him reach his goal of […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Special Election Will Test New Philadelphia GOP Team

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Since this coming Tuesday is election day, we need to turn your attention to the fact a Council seat is up for grabs. Vacated by Bill Green, Jr., now the School Reform Commission chairman, the winner takes his vacant at-Large Council seat for the remainder of the term. Three parties are in […]

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