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2 Election Wins Bring Special Sweetness

2 Election Wins Bring Special Sweetness

BY TYSHIAN ALLISON Two Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judges had an especially exciting race in the general election this month, for different reasons. After polls closed on Nov. 2, it appeared Judge Lori Dumas had lost her campaign for a seat on the statewide Commonwealth Court. But mail ballots only started to be counted after […]

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Public Servants March Together for Veterans Day Parade

Nothing could stop US veterans and their supporters from braving the elements as well as the pandemic to honor the careers of service men and women. The parade took place as usual on Market Street East. With the November election over, it was an occasion for Philadelphians of all stripes to commemorate our common cause […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy, Nov. 12, 2021

Question: Can I give a creditor preference in a bankruptcy? In bankruptcy, the priority that creditors receive is determined by the type of debt. The first party to be paid is the United States Bankruptcy court who charges fees for filing. Next to be paid is secured creditors, or creditors who hold a lien on […]

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A Street Named Mondesire

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WALKING THE BEAT: Post-Election Blues (and Reds)

BY JOE SHAY STIVALA I am saddened at the likely election loss of three lady jurists that I admire. They ran for statewide judicial positions. Judges Maria McLAUGHLIN and Timika LANE needed more turnout to overcome rural counties which have become more MAGA-hardened. And Pennsylvania is loaded with them. Democratic urban areas are scattered through […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Here Come the Judges

BY JOE SHAHEELI This is the offest of off-year elections. The average voter (aka “the average human being”) has few interests that they are aware of at stake on the November ballot in Philadelphia in 2021. Many electoral decisions are, in fact, sure to affect their everyday lives in profound ways to come, but few […]

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City Dem Leaders Rally at Pre-Election Social

Philadelphia Democratic Party’s fall get-together at Sheet Metal Workers Hall on Columbus Boulevard is the annual effort to rouse its activists to turn out Pennsylvania’s largest pool of D voters. All eyes were on Nov. 2 last Monday, with their focus on judicial races both local and statewide.    Send article as PDF   

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Italians Hail Their Heroes in Columbus Day Parade

The Philadelphia 2021 Columbus Day Parade got underway from Snyder Avenue and marched on Broad Street to the Oregon Avenue Italian Festival in Marconi Park. The Columbus Statue was still boxed as Commonwealth Court ruled that it could not be unboxed until after the parade. Photos by Joe Shay Stivala    Send article as PDF […]

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N.E. Dems Picnic for the Party

The annual Northeast Democrats’ annual picnic salute to Democratic Committeepersons was again held in Burholme Park and attended to capacity. Wards 35, 42, 53,54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 61, 63, 64, 65 and 66 were in attendance. The event is a combined free “thank you and salute” to the hard work and long hours of […]

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Maddow Taps Williams on Election Probe

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