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THE WAFFLEMAN: Parking In Snowy Philadelphia

Yo! My friend Charlie S. tells me about the practice of illegally reserving parking spaces. During a recent snowstorm, a guy shoveled the snow from his steps, sidewalk and street in front of his own house. After about an hour and a half and apparently satisfied with his effort, he then yelled something toward his […]

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Port Wins Big One For Tioga Terminal!

  The Port of Philadelphia will become the Northeast Distribution Center for the world’s foremost producer of eucalyptus pulp, which is used in making a full range of personal hygiene products, including paper towels and facial tissues.   Mateus Carmo, president of Fibria Celulose USA INC, has revealed his company is relocating its operation from […]

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S.E. Pennsylvania Money Flows Into Corbett’s Coffer

BY TONY WEST/ Embattled Gov. Tom Corbett enters this election year with a lot of problems in Southeastern Pennsylvania. But money isn’t one of them. The Republican incumbent’s fundraising numbers for the 2013 calendar year were filed with the Dept. of State on Jan. 31. Raising $6,819,000 that year and with $10,322,000 in his coffers, […]

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PA. GUV RACE: McCord Rockets Ahead With Key Laborers’ Union Endorsement

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Schmidt’s Voting Report Makes Philadelphia ‘Election History’

BY TONY WEST/ Decline. That is the chief picture to emerge from City Commission Vice Chair Al Schmidt’s 20-page report on the history of voting in Philadelphia. Turnout at the polls has been steadily slipping since the 1940s and ’50s. This fact and many others are documented in Commissioner Schmidt’s report “Voter Registration and Voter […]

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BLACK CLERGY: Griffith Installed For 3rd Term

Rev. Terrence Griffith was installed for a third term as president of the Black Clergy of Philadelphia & Vicinity last Sunday at the 1st African Baptist Church, 16th & Christian Streets, where he is the senior pastor. Reelecting Rev. Griffith for a third time is a history-making move for BCPV, the first in its 33-year […]

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CENTER CITY’S NOT ENOUGH: Levy Talks Future Of Philly Jobs At Zarwin Baum

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BY TONY WEST/ City Councilman Bill Green and housing expert Farah Jimenez have been picked by Gov. Tom Corbett to fill two vacancies on the Philadelphia School Reform Commission. The Governor made the announcement at his office in the Bellevue this morning after a hasty detour from a scheduled stop at Central HS to avoid […]

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