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WALKING THE BEAT: Pa.’s Walking Purchase Today

WALKING THE BEAT: Pa.’s Walking Purchase Today

BY JOE SHAY STIVALA WILLIAM PENN at age 376. I read an editorial which stated that our Pennsylvania GOP-controlled legislature is doing more to suppress the right to vote than any other State legislative body. I have traveled our 67 counties and realize that many rural districts out there will never have a Democrat lawmaker. […]

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Casino Launch Lights up Johnson’s S. Philly

BY TONY WEST The largest in-person development complex in Philadelphia’s pandemic history is now live. Or should we say Live! On Feb. 11, the Cordish Cos. staged a ribbon-cutting for Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia on Packer Avenue in the Stadium District of South Philadelphia. This long-awaited second casino for Philadelphia underwent countless adventures, involving […]

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Dems Cheer Guv’s Budget Speech

A HOST of Democratic legislators turned out to hear Gov. Tom Wolf’s ambitious budget address. Among them were Philly State Reps. Danilo Burgos, L, Mary Isaacson, 3rd from L, and Joe Hohenstein, 4th from L. Photo from Isaacson’s Facebook page    Send article as PDF   

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Walking the Beat, 1/24/2021

BY JOE SHAY STIVALA ALL THE SIGNS ARE THERE. President BIDEN has the potential to be another Lyndon JOHNSON (minus Vietnam). His long-time working relationship with GOP lawmakers and middle-of-the-road positions make compromise possible to accomplish much. Many attackers of our Capitol were fed that they were in a revolution. In 1776, Hessian Lt. Johann […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Philly, Pa. Display Starring Roles in 2021 Races

BY JOE SHAHEELI For one not-so-brief, shining moment, the Philadelphia City Commission was a national spectacle in the struggle to reframe national leadership. Philadelphia County was the main target of Republican efforts, led by President Donald Trump, to undo Trump’s defeat in Pennsylvania in November 2020. Allegations ranging from trivial to false disputed the validity […]

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W. Philly Remembers a Massacre

20 YEARS AGO, West Philadelphia incurred the deadliest gun murders in recent history. On Lex Street, George Porter and six others were slaughtered in a tragedy that still echoes today, given the drastic rise in gun deaths last year. On Dec. 27, George’s brother Tameka Porter was joined by Councilperson Jamie Gauthier, R, and neighbors […]

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Vaughn Tackles Obama

COUNCILMAN Derek Green and Democratic 42nd Ward Leader Sharon Vaughn receive Toys for Tots in a toy drive-by drop off in Olney. The collection and concept went well. Sharon was not able to read “The Promised Land” by Barack Obama (on her lap). Photo from Vaughn’s Facebook page    Send article as PDF   

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Tartaglione Hails Guv’s Small-Business Plan

State Sen. Christine Tartaglione (D-Kensington) applauded the announcement by Gov. Tom Wolf of his intent to transfer $145 million from the State’s Workers’ Compensation Security Fund into the General Fund so that they may be reallocated for pandemic-related small business relief. Tartaglione also urged her General Assembly colleagues to grant the legislative authorization required to […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy, Dec. 31, 2020: Why Not?

Question: What Are Five Silly Reasons Not To File For Bankruptcy? Answer: 1.You can’t be sued to collect on a debt. Sure, that sheriff or process server that comes to your door at 5:00 a.m. is a really nice guy, and you’ll miss those early morning visits, but the fun has to end sometime. More […]

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City Dems Must Muscle up Their Vote

The outcome of the Nov. 3 election gave Philadelphia Democrats one thing to cheer about: their lopsided voter advantage swept Joe Biden to victory in the state, making Pennsylvania the first to affirm he won a majority in the Electoral College. They should pause their cheers now and survey instead the gaps in their lineup […]

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