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S.E. Republicans Back Wolf’s ‘Restore Pennsylvania’

Guided by local feedback on the infrastructure needs of Pennsylvania’s communities, the Restore Pennsylvania legislation was introduced with strong bipartisan support. HB 1585, sponsored by State Reps. Jake Wheatley (D-Allegheny) and Thomas Murt (R-Northeast), has 98 cosponsors and SB 725, sponsored by State Sens. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne) and Tom Killion (R-Delaware) has 25 cosponsors. “We […]

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City Accelerator Pushes Diversity in Philadelphia Procurement

The Citi Foundation and Living Cities have expanded the City Accelerator initiative on Inclusive Procurement, a retake on its fourth cohort, to 10 additional U.S. cities, including Philadelphia. The 10 cities will work together over the next year to pursue a range of projects to find innovative, effective, locally-tailored strategies to leverage public purchasing power […]

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OUR OPINION: Spilling Tea, Reading Leaves

There was so much to unpack in last Tuesday’s primary results that vats of ink and billions of pixels could continue to be spilled for weeks to come – and indeed, some of the finest analysis anywhere can be found in these pages. But as America’s least favorite coach, Bill Belichick would say, “On to […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Progressive Votes Were Not Writ at Large

BY JOE SHAHEELI A cluster of youngish newcomers to the electoral fray created a stir in the crowded at-large councilmanic race. Loosely styled “progressives,” their numbers included, in part, Eryn Santamoor, Justin DiBerardinis and Erika Almirón as well as a host of lesser-known entrants such as Adrián Rivera-Reyes, Beth Finn and Asa Khalif. They tend […]

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May 23

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State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler hosts Thursday Evening Conversation at Main Office, 9th & Ritner Sts., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Meet the rep, share your ideas & concerns. For info: (215) 271-9190.    Send article as PDF   

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May 25

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State Rep. Jim Roebuck hosts 188th Senior Fair at Victory Christian Ctr., 5220 Whitby Ave., 12-3 p.m. For info: (215) 724-2227.    Send article as PDF   

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Jun. 4

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State Sen. Larry Farnese hosts Spring Reception at Waterworks, 640 Waterworks Dr. For info or RSVP: (215) 251-0585 or neil@rittenhousepolitical.com.    Send article as PDF   

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Jun. 6

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State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta hosts Public Safety & Quality of Life Town Hall at Lutheran Settlement Hop., 1340 Frankford Ave., 6-8 p.m. Cybersecurity, senior services & more. For info: (215) 978-0311.    Send article as PDF   

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Jun. 8- Councilwoman Cherelle Parker hosts Shredding & E-Cycling Event at Hill-Freedman World Acad., Lowber St. & Sedgwick Ave., rear, and Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter Sch., 6301 N. 2nd St., 9 a.m.-12 m. All documents and recyclable electronics. No major appliances, magazines, books or trash. Limit: 2 garbage bags per person. Jun. 8- State […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: New Council Faces, Row-Office Upsets in Philadelphia

BY JOE SHAHEELI Jim Kenney will remain mayor of Philadelphia for another four years, God willing. Democratic primary voters said so Tuesday and not enough disaffected citizens will turn to his Republican challenger, Billy Ciancaglini, in the fall to unseat him then. Perhaps if his two challengers, State Sen. Anthony Williams (D-W. Phila.) and former […]

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