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Jul. 9- State Reps. Brian Sims & Elizabeth Fiedler are hosted Town Hall by Dickinson Sq. W. Civic Ass’n at Mt. Moriah, 410 Wharton St., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jul. 10- 10,000 American Flags dedicates Mailbox to receive worn U.S. flags for proper disposal at City Hall Ctyd., 11-11:30 a.m. Speakers: Mayor Jim Kenney, Councilmembers David Oh […]

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Pols on The Street: State Budget Lacks Minimum Wage Bump, Ed $

As the state budget continues on a remarkable glide path toward timely passage in Harrisburg – legislators in both chambers have agreed to the outline and Gov. Tom Wolf has issued a statement that he would sign the package in its current iteration – from Philadelphia’s vantage point, the monies glass is decidedly half full. […]

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July 7

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Carpenters’ Union hosts Shore Party at Keenan’s, 113 Olde New Jersey Ave., N. Wildwood, N.J., 3-7 p.m.    Send article as PDF   

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July 14

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Whitman Council hosts Shore Party at Keenan’s, 113 Olde New Jersey Ave., N. Wildwood, N.J., 3-7 p.m.    Send article as PDF   

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July 13

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The New 42nd Ward Flapjack Fundraiser will take place at Applebee’s on 2525 Castor Avenue. $10 per person, $5 for kids! 8-10a.m. Hosted by Sharon Vaughn, Ward Leader.    Send article as PDF   

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July 7- Carpenters’ Union hosts Shore Party at Keenan’s, 113 Olde New Jersey Ave., N. Wildwood, N.J., 3-7 p.m. July 13 – The New 42nd Ward Flapjack Fundraiser will take place at Applebee’s on 2525 Castor Avenue. $10 per person, $5 for kids! 8-10a.m. Hosted by Sharon Vaughn, Ward Leader. July 14- Whitman Council hosts […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Peace on Earth as City Budget Bears Fruit

BY JOE SHAHEELI Elected officials are in a mellow mood when there is money to spare, even a little to throw around. Philadelphia is looking at its first $5-billion budget in history. Ten years ago, $4 billion was the norm. Ten years ago, a proposal to increase the budget by a big “B” would have […]

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SEPTA’s South Philly Bus Depot Goes Sustainable

SEPTA’s Sustainability Program achieved a new milestone with the completion of a series of innovative projects at the Southern Bus Depot that have transformed the more than 100-year-old facility into one of the most sustainable in the entire transit industry. The transformation was comprised of three distinct projects representing the breadth of environmental focus that […]

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POLS ON  THE STREET: State GOP May Back off $7.25 Minimum Wage

BY JOE SHAHEELI There are increasing signs that Pennsylvania’s lawmakers in the General Assembly may be girding themselves to do what was once unthinkable: Accept a hike in the minimum wage. In fact, some influential Republicans are talking of putting their names on such a measure. The Keystone State’s minimum wage has not been raised […]

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Inbound Infrastructure! Packer Ave. Terminal Set for 2019

  On Mar. 27, 2019, the M/V Zhen Hua 25 arrived in South Philadelphia to unload two behemoths at the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal. These new cranes, identical to two that arrived in 2018, make for a total of four super Post-Panamax cranes – capable of handling the largest ships in the world – now […]

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