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POLS ON THE STREET: Brooks Win Sends Statewide Shock Waves

POLS ON THE STREET: Brooks Win Sends Statewide Shock Waves

BY JOE SHAHEELI The victory of Working Families Party candidate Kendra Brooks in the at-Large City Council race will upend the traditional bipartisan organization of Philadelphia City Council – or at least make it irrelevant. Now that there are not one, but two minority parties, does that mean there will be two minority chairs? Will […]

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Nov. 21-Phila. Public Record hosts “2019 Public Servant of the Year” at Galdo’s, 20th St. & Moyamensing Ave., 5:30-8:30 p.m. Honoring Councilmember Cherelle Parker. Open Bar, Hors d ’Oeuvres & Dinner. Tickets: $50 in advance, $60 at door, tables of 10 $450. For info: events@cityandstatepa.com. Nov. 21- State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta hosts Cocktail Reception at […]

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Nov. 21- State Rep. Pam DeLissio hosts Town Hall Mtg. at Falls Ridge, 4349 Ridge Ave., Community Rm., 7 p.m. Discussing voting reform & other legislation. For info: (215) 482-8726. Nov. 22- State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta hosts Happy Hour at Bob & Barbara’s, 1509 South St., 5:30 p.m. Celebrity bartender: Malcolm Kenyatta! Nov. 23- United […]

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The National League of Cities (announced yesterday that Philadelphia has been selected as one of seven cities to take part in its new technical-assistance initiative, “Cities Addressing Basic Needs to Promote Postsecondary and Workforce Success.” The initiative, supported by The Kresge Foundation, is part of a national effort that aims to ensure students can complete […]

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Vets’ Car Show at Battleship New Jersey, 12-3:30 p.m.    Send article as PDF   

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Bilal: First African American Woman to Be Sheriff of Philadelphia in 181 Years

Correction: Earlier editions of this article stated that Rochelle Bilal was the first woman to be sheriff in Philadelphia. Barbara Deeley became the first woman to hold that title in 2011. Philadelphia has broken the glass ceiling in electing the first woman and African American candidate to serve as Sheriff of Philadelphia. In the general election, […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy, Oct. 31, 2019

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Do both spouses have to file for bankruptcy? Answer: Married couples can file together in a joint bankruptcy that combines both spouses’ debts and property into the same case. The overall goal is to discharge your debt and keep more of your property. In most […]

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SEPTA Adds Extra Trains for Eagles Game

Extra service will be added on the Broad Street Line on for the Nov. 3 match-up against the Chicago Bears with a total of 10 Sports Express trains being added on the Broad Street Line to supplement regularly scheduled service. Sports Express service will run every 10 minutes starting at 10:05 a.m. Fans will also […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Will Indies Catch Fire? Dems, GOP Steam

BY JOE SHAHEELI The first independent to make a serious, professionally planned run for City Council at Large was Andrew Stober in 2015. A “moderate progressive,” if there is such a thing, an experienced nonprofit manager, Stober raised in excess of $100,000 yet still fell well below the Republican at-large ticket. After his race, Stober […]

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Nov. 2- 49th Ward Democratic Committee hosts get Out The Vote Rally at York Ho., 5325 Old York Rd., Ballrm., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Food & music. Tickets: $20. For info: Shirley Gregory (2315) 651-6333. Nov. 4- State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler hosts “Community Conversation About Gun Violence” at Kirkbride ES, 1501 S. 7th St., 6-7:30 p.m. […]

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