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Hughes Gets Views on National TV

Hughes Gets Views on National TV

STATE SEN. Vincent Hughes (D-Phila.) and his wife, actress Sheryl Lee Ralph-Hughes, have become regular interview subjects on MSNBC commentator Jonathan Capehart’s prime shows. Both are turned to for in-depth discussions of Pennsylvania’s controversial political twists, which increasingly play a role in major national struggles. Expect them to return on this channel in 2022.    […]

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2021 Saw Passing of Great Men

The New Year brings nostalgic memories of great persons we have lost, not just in Philadelphia but around the world. Some of our local leaders share keepsakes with the greats.    Send article as PDF   

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Harris Gathers Yuletide Cheer in Funder

STATE REP. Jordan Harris (D-W. Phila.), C, held a December fundraiser at Chick’s on Washington Avenue. As Democratic Caucus whip in Harrisburg, Harris has extensive contacts in the party and attracted significant well-wishers to his affair, including House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton (D-W. Phila.) and City Commission Co-Chair Omar Sabir, who is moving into greater […]

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Children Had a ‘Grand’ Christmas Time

THE HISTORIC Church of the Advocate in North Central Philadelphia was the scene of a merry holiday party organized by Grands as Parents. Photos by Wendell Douglas JEAN HACKNEY, C seated, is the longstanding advocate in Philadelphia for the efforts of older citizens to provide essential care for grandchildren when their biological parents are unable […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy, Jan. 5, 2022

Why File Chapter 7 Business Bankruptcy? Corporations and LLC’s don’t get a discharge in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, so what’s the point of filing? Ensuring that business assets go to pay payroll, benefits, and taxes is a compelling reason. Chapter 7 is a liquidation proceeding; the trustee appointed by the court will gather up and […]

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Irish Team Launches Holiday Birds

The 27 chapters of the Philadelphia Ancient Order of Hibernians once again drove their pickup trucks to the Shamrock Warehouse to again load turkeys and foodstuffs for distribution to needy families. From that point they fanned out across the city, leaving boxes of holiday culinary cheer. The effort was led by Joe Fox, marketing manager […]

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Sabir Raises Funds for New Year

City Commissioner Omar Sabir, R, was guest of honor at a recent fundraiser in McCormick & Schmick’s. Sabir was introduced by Ryan Boyer, president of the Philadelphia Building Trades Association. Photo from Sabir’s facebook page>/em>    Send article as PDF   

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Judge DeLeon ‘Plaques Away’ from Work

Judge James De Leon is retiring, having reached the mandatory retirement age of 75. Judge Jacqui Frazier-Lyde, former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, came by to help take down his plaques. De Leon is retiring after 34 years on the Philadelphia Municipal Court bench and moving on to the next phase of his life – back […]

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Finding Faith in Season’s Spirit

State Rep. Mary Isaacson and Councilman Mark Squilla chatted with William Penn at Arch Street Meeting House during a holiday observance. Photos from Isaacson’s Facebook page The annual Menorah lighting was also observed at the 2nd Street Head House observation by the pair.    Send article as PDF   

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Street Stands with Asians Under Assault

State Sen. Sharif Street took sides with Philadelphia’s Asian American community in a rally outside City Hall to protest racial violence targeting their community. They were responding to an attack on Asian school students by other youths on the Broad Street subway.    Send article as PDF   

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