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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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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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