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EXTRA! MORE PA SOCIETY PHOTOS

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BLOODY GIFTS! Chinese-Made Christmas Booty Made By Torture Victims

The evidence is there, more in black and white than in color. It’s from a documentary motion picture titled Free China: The Courage To Believe. It was shown in Philadelphia last week at the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce offices. This movie proves much of Chinese junk goods sold over the counters this Christmas to […]

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GOP Theater Proves A Winner

BY TONY WEST/ Last week, Philadelphia was treated to a rare display of political theater. In a playhouse, I mean. A remarkable project by a local director, Cara Blouin, put on two hours of conservative-themed drama at Plays & Players Theatre on Delancey Place for three evenings. Ten playlets by different authors, using different directors, engaged […]

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Giving Thanks Back!

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Giving Thanks Back!

City’s Leaders Give Thanks A glance through these pages gives one an idea of the magnitude of support given by City and State elected officials to those in need. If a bean-counter were to go around and add up all the turkeys, Thanksgiving baskets fill of turkey and dinner fixings, no doubt the number will […]

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Marian Anderson Society Honors James Earl Jones

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Wandering Jewish Marker Finds A Home In South Philly

BY RORY McGLASSON It’s taken a decade, but a historic marker depicting a former Southern HS student has finally found a permanent home. Just over 40 people stood outside of South Philadelphia High School to re-dedicate a marker, honoring South Philadelphia-born Israel Goldstein. The marker, which had been in storage after a business owner took […]

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ELECTION FROM HELL: City Commission Survives A Remarkable Year

BY TONY WEST/ In most years, the Philadelphia City Commission is a slightly sleepy agency charged with doing the same thing over and over: run two elections a year. Change began last fall, however, when the Commission’s legendary Chairwoman Marge Tartaglione, who had run the office for 32 years, was herself turfed out of office. Two […]

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Veterans Honored Around the City

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Veterans’ Court Graduates New Class

The Philadelphia Veterans Court, a holistic Treatment Court approach to dealing with US military veterans who have become involved in the criminal-justice system, graduates its 2012 class last Friday in a moving ceremony in Courtroom 305 of the Criminal Justice Center. Under the leadership of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille, Supreme Court […]

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Democrat Gala Beats Out Sandy And Halloween

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