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WORKERS STAND FOR AMERICA: Join This Major Rally Aug. 11

BY PAT EIDING, President, Phila. Council AFL-CIO/ Over the last 18 months, it’s been hard not to notice the general attack on workers taking place across the country. From Wisconsin and Ohio, where Governors tried to win political points by stripping collective-bargaining rights from public employees; to the constant drumbeat that workers with modest pensions […]

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BOOMERANG? Voter-ID Could Be Bane For Dems – Or Boon

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Who would believe a law Democrats saw as costing them votes and Republicans as a way of stemming a flood of Democrats voting this November, is doing just the opposite? The new voter-ID law, passed by the Republican-dominated General Assembly, requires everyone voting this November to present a legitimate photo ID at […]

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Are You Ready For Some Football?

By RORY McGLASSON Mayor Michael Nutter can probably throw an American football easier than he can kick a soccer ball, but that didn’t stop him trying to bend a ball like David Beckham down the art museum steps on Friday. Standing at the top of the “Rocky” steps, Mayor Nutter joined officials from Major League […]

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Schmidt Investigation Alleges Illegal Voting In Primary

City Commissioner Al Schmidt believes running an investigation of voting irregularities after each election will eventually eliminate many of the sources creating those reports. Schmidt released a report on Tuesday afternoon, completing an investigation of primary reports of irregularities. “We identified hundreds of cases of voting irregularities that warrant further investigation,” Schmidt said. As our […]

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What Happened To Our Recycling Rewards?

BY SARAH WHITES-KODITSCHEK/ Two summers ago, Philadelphia launched a much-celebrated rewards program to bolster Philly’s meager record on recycling. The program offered points and prizes for homeowners willing to sort glass, paper, metals and plastic out of their trash. Special stickers were distributed so their individual blue bins could be scanned by recycling trucks. Supposedly, the […]

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Opening Reception for Mary Ellen Mark Photo Exhibition

Mainline contributor Bonnie Squires attends opening Reception for Mary Ellen Mark Photo Exhibition.    Send article as PDF   

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Scott Cummings Announces Vice-Presidential Bid

by RORY McGLASSON If Mitt Romney is looking for a Vice Presidential candidate who can double as a secret service agent, he might find the right guy in Philadelphia. Saying that government has become too isolated from the reality most American families face today, Scott Cummings, a longtime Northeast Philadelphia resident, threw his hat in […]

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Alliance Française To Honor Barnes Foundation Head

The Alliance Française de Philadelphie will honor Derek Gillman, of Merion, president of the Barnes Foundation, with its Ambassador of the Arts Award at the annual Bastille Day dinner event on Jul. 14 at the Independence Seaport Museum. Nancy Gabel, of Wynnewood, VP of the Alliance Française and chair of the Bastille Day event, announced […]

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ANOTHER OPINION: Cut Income Inequality – Pay Guards Better

BY CONGRESSMAN BOB BRADY/ One of the most destructive and troubling trends in our nation is the growth of income inequality. The increasing concentration of wealth at the top, the shrinking of our middle class, and the growing number of people who are working but still poor threatens our future prosperity and, as research of countries […]

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HOW I SAVED A MOVIE: Goodfellas’ Henry Hill’s Philly Connection

BY GREGORY BUCCERONI, Coordinator, Transit Crime Watch Victim Services/ The national press recently carried a legendary New York mobster’s obituary. Henry Hill died at the age of 69 peaceably at his home near Hollywood, Cal. He had “business” roots here in Philadelphia and that’s how I got to know him. The public learned about Hill from […]

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