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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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BY ISAIAH THOMPSON (Reprinted courtesy of AxisPhilly)/ How much is a vacant lot worth? That depends — on where it is, what it’s next to, what will get built on it. It also sometimes depends on whether you’re asking a prospective buyer — or the city. Take, for example, three vacant lots on the 1100 […]

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Philadelphia Federation of Teachers President Jerry Jordan has blasted the School District for its move to outsource Head Start services. He said, “More disturbing than the School District laying off hundreds of early-childhood education workers in favor of outsourcing Head Start services is the increasing acceptance of drastic reductions in the services we provide our […]

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Thousands Of Philadelphia Flower Show Fans Receive Royal Treatment As Brilliant! Exhibit Opens At Convention Center by Bonnie Squires The British-themed 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show is wowing anglophiles, and thousands of visitors as it opened its doors at the  Convention Center this weekend. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Philadelphia Flower Show is the nation’s, probably […]

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CONGRESSWOMAN ALLYSON SCHWARTZ joined a who’s who of Philadelphia notables at the opening of a new art exhibit at the Philadelphia Art Museum. Schwartz, who this week said she will be a likely gubernatorial candidate in 2015, attended the opening gala of Great and Mighty Things: Outsider Art from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection. […]

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