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Why did the cash-hungry Philadelphia Inquirer turn down $58,000 for an ad that was to contain the message below from the Catholic League for Religious & Civil Rights? That’s what appears to have happened. League President Bill Donohue wanted to comment on the sentencing of the Philadelphia Archdiocese’s Father Charles Engelhardt and lay teacher Bernard […]

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Pat Gillespie, business manager of the Philadelphia Building Trades Council, has offered the knowhow of all the unions whose members are engaged in construction and demolition work to the City Administration. If the City seeks to come up with sensible and pragmatic regulations, it could value the insights offered by Gillespie. City Council moved this […]

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Two “informational” union rallies were staged last week during the Conference of Mayors held at the Westin Hotel. They were designed to bring to light the unfair dealings Conference host President Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has had through his two terms in office. As a result, other mayors saw signs seen in the cover picture […]

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Rep. John Taylor, Joe DeFelice To Lead Unified City GOP by Joe Shaheeli   Almost two years to the week on a dismally rainy day in early June, the City’s Republican Committee found itself at the beginning of a two-year civil war as the result of a decision to “weight” the vote of each ward […]

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Democratic City Committee Chairman and Congressman Bob Brady and his leadership team forged a ballot that met with the overwhelming approval of the majority of ward leaders and subsequently their dedicated voters. Democratic voters they brought to the polls accounted for less than 10% of the eligible Democratic registered voters. Together with the […]

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Election Day lunch breaks at the Famous Deli in South Philadelphia have been a tradition for generations. In recent years, North Philadelphia politicos have taken to a spot of their own, Relish in Oak Lane, which is influential State Rep. Dwight Evans’ turf. Both places offer fascinating opportunities to meet elected officials, candidates, aides, powerbrokers, […]

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SEPTA has a major economic impact on the Philadelphia region and the state as a whole, but these benefits could be lost without new resources to fund vital improvements and other needs throughout the aging transit system, according to a new study. The new report, “Understanding SEPTA’s Statewide Economic Value”, from the Economy League of […]

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Harry Palumbo will walk 66 miles from Fox Chase Cancer Center in Northeast Philadelphia to the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City to raise money for the American Cancer Society, and honor his South Philadelphia parents. By RORY McGLASSON A Philadelphia schoolteacher will go on a 66-mile walk next week to raise money for cancer. […]

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ROOTS AND FLOWERING Anthony Williams’ Quirky Growth Forged A Complex Leader BY TONY WEST/ One thing Tony Williams was quite sure of: He was never going into politics. He’d already seen enough of that. The young Franklin & Marshall College graduate had majored in economics and made a beeline for the private sector as soon […]

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