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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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Oh Arranges PPE for Sanitation Workers

COUNCILMEMBER David Oh, L, partnered with the Philip Jaisohn memorial Foundation to provide personal protective equipment equipment to Philadelphia sanitation workers, 6,000 masks and 2,500 bottles of sanitizer in all. Although they are essential workers, the members of AFSCME District Council 33 Local 427 have been underprotected by the City of Philadelphia. Joining Oh at […]

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City Council Greeks Take Voter Drive to the Streets

BLACK GREEKS have joined together in a direct voter-outreach initiative in targeted wards around Philadelphia. Councilmembers Derek Green Cherelle L. Parker & Katherine Gilmore Richardson kicked off the program in the 42nd Ward in Olney, welcomed by Democratic Ward Leader Sharon Vaughn. #BlackGreeksTogether. Photo from Vaughn’s Facebook page    Send article as PDF   

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Burgos Hears on Licenses for Undocumented Drivers

State Rep. Danilo Burgos (D-Kensington) on Tuesday chaired a public hearing on legislation he introduced, H.B. 2835, that would extend the privilege to obtain a driver’s license to undocumented Pennsylvanians. Before your driving test, you should study the rules of the road, and with the help of driving instructors dublin practice driving as much as […]

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Johnson Rousts out Pt. Breeze Voters

COUNCILMAN Kenyatta Johnson, Democratic 36th Ward leader, hosted a Get Out The Vote rally Sept. 25 at Point Breeze Avenue & Dickinson Street in Point Breeze. Citizens were able to register to vote for the upcoming election, request a mail-in ballot from the Philadelphia City Commissioners’ Office and sign up to be hired by the […]

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Brady Intros Labor Family to Action

DEMOCRATIC City Committee Chairman Bob Brady, L, welcomes George Hutt of Laborers’ Local 57 and his daughter to a Pennsylvania State Committee event in town. Photo from Hutt’s FB page    Send article as PDF   

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The Joint Committees on Finance & Commerce and Economic Developmentof the Council of the City of Philadelphia will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at 9:30 AM, in a remote manner using Microsoft® Teams. This remote hearing may be viewed on Xfinity Channel 64, Fios Channel 40 or http://phlcouncil.com/watch‑city‑council/, to hear testimony on the following […]

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