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OUR OPINION: Voters, Please Sign Nominating Petitions

Nominating petitions are being circulated by political campaigners to get their candidates on the primary ballot for the Republican and Democratic Parties this spring. They have 19 days left to meet their quota and turn in their petitions to Harrisburg. They need voters to help. Voters who are registered in the party their candidate is […]

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Updated Jan 28th

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Jan. 28-           Congressman Bob Brady and Council President Darrell Clarke host Fundraiser for State Rep. Donna Bullock at Dilworth Paxson, 1500 Market St., Su. 3500, 5-7 p.m. Partners $1,000, Associates $500, Supporters $250, Friends $100. Jan. 28-           Councilman Kenyatta Johnson hosts Public Safety Mtg. at St. Patrick’s Ch., 242 S. 20th St., 7-8 […]

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Sen. Shirley Kitchen To Retire; Backs Sharif Street

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Courts Fail Many, Losing Their Properties; Council To Move To Eliminate Loopholes

by Joe Shaheeli Councilman Curtis Jones’ Public Safety Committee will introduce a series of recommendations to City Council which should end loopholes that have created an epidemic of mortgage fraud in this city. When approved by the full Council and signed by the Mayor, it will close a history of families suffering mortgage foreclosures who […]

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Updated Jan. 21st

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Jan. 21-           State Rep candidate Sean Sullivan is hosted Reception at Volpe & Koenig, PC, 30 S. 17th St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Complimentary drinks and light fare. Suggested Contribution Levels: $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000. Checks can be made payable to “Friends of Sean Sullivan” or https://sullivan4pa.nationbuilder.com/donate. For info and RSVP Karen Sugarman (215) […]

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Vice President Joe Biden Starts The Cancer “Moonshot” Initiative At Penn

by Bonnie Squires President Obama announced a new initiative as part of his State of the Union message, surprising Vice President Joe Biden by naming him the head of the “Moonshot” initiative to harness every research facility, academic institution, pharmaceutical corporation, and many federal agencies to aim for finding a cure for cancer.  Biden began […]

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Einstein Health Celebrates 150 Years

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Matthew Darragh Aims To Knock Out Young Foes

by Tony West At age 30, 58th Ward Democratic Committeeman Matthew Darragh considers himself the grand old man of the 170th Legislative Dist. in Far Northeast Philadelphia. That seat is currently held by freshman State Rep. Martina White (R-Northeast), who won it in a fiercely contested special election last year. She is now 27. To […]

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Community Relations Officer Gary Harkins Lives On At ‘Best Friend’ Fundraiser

By Maria Merlino A fundraiser for the family of the late Community Relations Officer Gary Harkins was held on Jan. 8 at the Ballroom of the Stadium Holiday Inn. The beloved police officer was a fixture in South Philadelphia for more than 25 years. His death left a gaping hole in the hearts of his […]

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Meeting Bares Soul Of 60th St. After ‘ISIS’ Attack On Philadelphia Cop

by Tony West Bryant Elementary School lies three blocks from where Police Officer Gary Hartnett was shot by Edward Archer last week – shot, Archer said on his arrest, in the name of the Islamist terrorist organization ISIS. Tonight its auditorium filled with more than 200 people from the Cobbs Creek neighborhood of Philadelphia to […]

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