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Salute to Labor

On June 20th, The Philadelphia Public Record will publish its second annual Salute to Labor Special Issue and award ceremony. We will recognize five labor leaders who have each made significant contributions to the labor movement and to the community as a whole. Please join us for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and awards, emceed by Jonathan […]

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Incumbents on Review: City Commissioner Lisa Deeley

As Lisa Deeley sees it, she must be doing something right. Philadelphia City Commission, which she chairs, is charged with administering the machinery of elections, two a year, and with facilitating and encouraging citizens to vote. “And voter turnout has increased in every election since I was elected in 2015,” she stressed. The daughter of […]

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Incumbents on Review: Derek Green

Despite having incumbent status and all the attendant benefits – visibility, extant platforms, media coverage – City Councilman Derek Green says that this year’s race is harder in a way than his 2015 campaign. “It’s more challenging just from the perspective of my day job” at City Hall, he explains. “I represent not just one […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Street Sues Kenney to Pep up Philadelphia Mayor’s Race

BY JOE SHAHEELI Former Mayor John Street is doing his wily best to stir up a storm over real-estate tax increases. At this late stage of the mayoral race, it may be his best chance to unseat Mayor Jim Kenney in next week’s Democratic primary. Last week, Street filed a class-action lawsuit Friday to bar […]

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May 15

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Judicial candidate Tiffany Palmer is hosted Happy Hour at 1518 Bar & Grille, 1518 Sansom St., 5-7 p.m. Special Guest: Gov. Ed Rendell. Contribution levels: $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000, $2,500.Payable to “Friends of Tiffany Palmer,” P.O. Box 4058, 8227 Germantown Ave., Phila., PA 19118. For info: Karen Sugarman (215) 370-1423 or ksugarman1@gmail.com.    […]

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May 15- Center City GOP Wards host Candidates Happy Hour Reception at Vesper Cl., 223 S. Sydenham St., 6-9 p.m. All at-large councilmanic candidates. Free hors d’oeuvres, discounted beer & wine. Free but must RSVP: Mike Cibik macam@ccpclaw.com or (215) 735-1060. May 15- 57th & 65th Ward Republican Committees host Fundraiser at Blue Grass Billiards, […]

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May 11- State Rep. Ed Neilson hosts Shredding Event at St. Jerome Sch., 2031 Stamford St., 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. For info: (215) 330-3714. May 11- Councilmanic candidate Isaiah Thomas hosts “Rally for Our Future” at Finley Rec Ctr., 1000 E. Hortter St., rally 12-2 p.m., canvass 2-4 p.m. For info: (267) 469-0673 or team@citizensforisaiahthomas.com. May […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Time for the Last Word on Money

BY JOE SHAHEELI Tomorrow will be the day for Cycle 2 campaign-finance reports to be filed. Expert all political insiders to start rooting through Board of Elections data from then through Monday, trying to scope out the relative and absolute strength of front-runners. It’s held that any citywide race should cost at least $100,000. District […]

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May 11- City Commission candidate Luigi Borda hosts Borda Street Run/Walk 5k, starting at Marconi Plaza, Broad St. & Oregon Ave., 8-10 a.m. Participation fee: $20. For info: Luigi (267) 886-5444. May 11- State Rep. Pam DeLissio hosts Shredding Event at Roxborough Mun. Pkg. Lot, 514 Dupont St., 9-11 a.m. Limit: 4 bags/household. For info: […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Bullet Voting – Whom Do You Love, Really?

BY JOE SHAHEELI An important political tactic comes into play in primary races where there are multiple seats in a given office which are being contested by more candidates than there are seats. Example: Democrats get to nominate two seats on City Commission – but there are 13 candidates for those seats on their primary […]

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