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W. Philly Remembers a Massacre

W. Philly Remembers a Massacre

20 YEARS AGO, West Philadelphia incurred the deadliest gun murders in recent history. On Lex Street, George Porter and six others were slaughtered in a tragedy that still echoes today, given the drastic rise in gun deaths last year. On Dec. 27, George’s brother Tameka Porter was joined by Councilperson Jamie Gauthier, R, and neighbors […]

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Street Delivers Toy Drive

STATE SEN. Sharif Street, L, concluded three weeks of Christmas gift-giving streetside to needy kids. Photo from Street’s Facebook page    Send article as PDF   

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Vaughn Tackles Obama

COUNCILMAN Derek Green and Democratic 42nd Ward Leader Sharon Vaughn receive Toys for Tots in a toy drive-by drop off in Olney. The collection and concept went well. Sharon was not able to read “The Promised Land” by Barack Obama (on her lap). Photo from Vaughn’s Facebook page    Send article as PDF   

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Understanding Bankruptcy, Dec. 31, 2020: Why Not?

Question: What Are Five Silly Reasons Not To File For Bankruptcy? Answer: 1.You can’t be sued to collect on a debt. Sure, that sheriff or process server that comes to your door at 5:00 a.m. is a really nice guy, and you’ll miss those early morning visits, but the fun has to end sometime. More […]

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Biden Shares Quiet Memories at Philly’s Vet Monument

WITH LITTLE fanfare, President-Elect Joe Biden, L, shared an intimate moment with Judge Patrick Dugan, R at Philadelphia’s Korean War Memorial on Front Street shortly before Biden’s Electoral College majority had been confirmed by national news analysis. Photo from Dugan’s Facebook page    Send article as PDF   

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Gauthier, Blackwell Team up for Turkeys

COUNCILMEMBER Jamie Gauthier and Blackwell Culture Alliance grouped together to arrange a massive distribution of turkey and trimmings at Big G’s Chicken Shack at 52nd & Locust Streets. It was a busy season,with so many families in need due to COVID-19. Photo by Wendell Douglas    Send article as PDF   

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McClinton’s Leadership Hailed by Colleague

THE FIRST FEMALE minority leader of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, State Rep. Joanna McClinton of West Philadelphia, R, was congratulated on her ascension by State Rep. Mary Isaacson of Center City. Photo from Isaacson’s Facebook page    Send article as PDF   

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Solomon Salutes Vets with Seniors

PHILADELPHIA Protestant Home hosted State Rep. Jared Solomon in Lawndale on Veterans Day to share commemoration of its solemn holiday with residents who belong to the Greatest Generation. Photo from Solomon’s Facebook page    Send article as PDF   

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W. Philly Pols Wheel Around on Vote Drive

A 25-CAR MOTORCADE with police escort tooled through neighborhoods of West and North Philadelphia on Monday before Election Day, hoping to pump voters to turn out at the polls the day after. Spreading messages of urgent action to citizens were Congressman Dwight Evans, State Sens. Sharif Street and Vincent Hughes, State Rep. Morgan Cephas and […]

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Unions Decry Wallace Slaying

NUMEROUS LABOR unions have joined the chorus of protest over the shooting of Walter Wallace, Jr., a mentally ill resident of Cobbs Creek in West Philadelphia. Hundreds gathered Saturday at 60th & Locust Sts., near where the slaying took place, in a rally organized by SEIU Locals 32BJ and 668, NUHHCE Local 1199C and PASNAP, […]

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