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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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Johnson Presses Ballot Question for Crime Victims

City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson (2nd District) and members of crime victims advocate organizations gathered outside City hall on Oct. 19 to urge voters to approve Philadelphia Ballot Question #2 in the Nov. 3 general election. The legislation was sponsored by Johnson. If it is approved by voters, it will create a brand new Office of […]

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Thomas’s Bill Would Ban Minor Traffic Stops

COUNCILMEMBER Isaiah Thomas (at Large) introduced the Driving Equality Bill to prevent the Philadelphia Police Department from stopping drivers for minor violations such as a broken taillight. Drivers would receive warnings or citations in the mail instead. Thomas charges that differential arrests for these offenses constitute racial profiling. He estimates that he personally has been […]

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Kenyatta Takes S.E. Support to Dem Candidates Statewide

BY TONY WEST State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta (D-N. Phila.) is on the ballot for re-election on Nov. 3 but he is scarcely running. He doesn’t have to. His seat, which abuts Temple University campus, has no other seekers.    Send article as PDF   

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Domb Decries Failure to Stem Looting

Councilmember Allan Domb (at large) released the following statement on Facebook today on the unstemmed looting in many commercial corridors around the city yesterday: “Some additional pictures of stores I visited along Aramingo Avenue. The damage was substantial. This is unacceptable. “The number one issue today is safety of all of our residents and businesses […]

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Tartaglione on D&A Award: It’s Personal

The Drug & Alcohol Service Providers Organization of Pennsylvania has named State Sen. Christine Tartaglione (D-Kensington) as the recipient of its Appreciation Award during the organization’s annual Celebration of Recovery. Tartaglione also delivered a stirring keynote address during the event, which was held via video conferencing in compliance with COVID-19 mitigation guidelines. The senator detailed […]

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Down to the Wire

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Down to the Wire

LAST CALL … Tuesday afternoon saw closing efforts to sign up new voters in Philadelphia, as this sidewalk team on 52nd Street in W. Philadelphia was replicated across the city. Democratic partisans see this city as crucial to their hopes to generate a statewide turnaround in 2020, one that in turn could overturn the Republicans’ […]

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Sabir Drives Voter Turnout at Satellite Center

CITY COMMISSIONER Omar Sabir, R, enlisted a vehicle to curbside at the new Liacouras Center Satellite Voting Office on N. Broad Street. His aim was to recruit Black citizens in N. Philadelphia to register to vote in the upcoming election. Philadelphia City Commission has opened an unprecedented 17 satellite offices throughout the city where citizens […]

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S. Philly Gardens Spring to Life

NEGLECTED LOTS on the 800 block of Emily Street near Snyder Avenue have been restored to active community service as ornamental and food gardens, thanks to an intervention by SEAMAAC, which serves > Philadelphia’s diverse Southeast Asian populations. Participating in the groundbreaking were Councilmember Mark Squilla and State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler, 5th and 4th from […]

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