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Brian Sims Tries For A Twofer

by Tony West When you run for two offices at once, high energy is a must. State Rep. Brian Sims (D-S. Phila.) showed that kind of drive when he spoke before Philly for Change last week. He said he is running for Congress as well as his State Legislative seat in the April primary “because […]

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Updated Jan 14th

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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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POLS ON THE STREET: Mayor-Council Relationship Could Be Boon In Kenney Administration

by Joe Shaheeli Of the many Mayors this city has had, it can be said Mayor Jim Kenney is the one closest to fitting the adage “the round peg for the round hole”. Of all those who preceded him, the closest to fit that description in the past 60 years would have been John Street. […]

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Updated Jan. 8

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Jan. 8- Malik Boyd & Rodney Little host Fundraiser for Congressman Chaka Fattah at Pyramid Cl., Franklin Rm., 1735 Market St., 52nd fl., 6-8 p.m. Champions $1,000, Supporters $500, Friends $250. Checks payable to “Fattah for Congress”. Jan 9- State Rep. Vanessa Brown hosts Youth Trip to State Farm Show, leaves from 1435 W. 52nd […]

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Jim Kenney Is Inaugurated As 99th Mayor Of Philadelphia

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Philadelphia Unemployment Rate Drops, Mayor Nutter Announces In Swan Song

Mayor Michael A. Nutter and Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Alan Greenberger announced today Philadelphia’s unemployment rate has dropped to 5.9%, the lowest in Philadelphia since April 2008 before the recession and a full percentage point lower than when Mayor Nutter took office in January 2008. In addition, there are more Philadelphians employed than at […]

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Helen Gym Goes To The Head Of The Freshman Class

by Tony West Many people find careers in educational leadership. But in Philadelphia, where school achievement has been in short supply for decades, educational leadership has more often been a stumbling block than a stepping stone to high public office. Helen Gym has carved out an unusual career as a leader against the educational establishment, […]

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Clean Air Council Points To Energy Solutions Refinery For Pollution Problem

by Monica Robinson The Clean Air Council points to the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery in Point Breeze as a major source of air pollution in the city. It “has been in constant violation of the Clean Air Act for the past several years and is a high priority violator as defined by the EPA (The […]

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Mummers Ready To Strut!

by Maria Merlino As the Clevemore Fancy Brigade practiced in the school yard at 9th & Oregon Avenue on a recent Sunday, the sun was shining and the temperature was 54 degrees. Not really the cold conditions of past Decembers; still, everyone was decked out in the red, white and black colors of the club. […]

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Updated Dec. 31st

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Jan. 4-  Inaugural Ceremonies for new Administration, City Council and Jurists. Open hose Council offices at 2 pm, Mayor Kenney at Fund for School District Reception at Convention Center at 5 pm, and at Inaugural Block Party, Convent Center at 6:30 P.M. Jan. 7- Derek Green hosts Inaugural Celebration at 1925 Lounge, 111 S. 17th […]

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