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No one stood out more at the Philly Style Party than Philadelphia STATE SENS. ANTHONY HARDY WILLIAMS and LARRY FARNESE. Williams sported a purple paisley bow tie with a blue custom suit and conservative, yet stylish, cognac-tinted loafers. Farnese sported a blue pinstripe suit with pink tie and Ferragamo shoes. They were among many luminaries […]

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BY JOE SHAY STIVALA/ ALL HAIL JUDGE LEON TUCKER! His four-part ruling gives citizens hope on ending the long night of parking-ticket HEARINGS at the City-run BAA at 9th & Filbert. I wonder what the chief there, Jeremiah CONNER, thinks. Let’s hope for cooperation but KEEP WATCH there. And you can now cross-examine at your […]

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Yo! Here we go again these interesting thoughts from the internet as Abbott and Costello discuss the unemployment rate. COSTELLO: What is the unemployment rate in America? ABBOTT: Good subject, these are terrible times. It’s 9%. COSTELLO: That many people are out of work? ABBOTT: No, that’s 16%. COSTELLO: You just said 9%. ABBOTT: 9% […]

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Last week, we found out that according to the Pennsylvania Dept. of State, the folks who gave us the voter-ID law that will be making the voting process just that much more interesting come November, about 90% of all Pennsylvanians have the proper state-sponsored ID they’ll need to vote. That’s a nice number on paper. […]

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ELEPHANT CORNER: In Defense Of Voter IDs

Monday night PhillyROC (Philadelphia Republicans of Color) met at the Wharton Center in North Philadelphia. LEWIS HARRIS, the chairman of the group, led a conversation about developing literature to support and promote the Republican Party to African Americans and other minorities. Attendees included WARD LEADERS ANNIE HAVEY, VICKIE FREEMAN and MATT WOLFE as well as […]

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CONGRESSMAN BOB BRADY has a WURD radio show. He broadcasted live from the Aramingo Diner this week. The Congressman covered a number of important topics during the show and enjoyed a good breakfast. JONATHAN SAIDEL has been seen at the Palm, Table 31 and the Capitol Grille recently. Could he be ready to get back […]

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BY JOE SHAY STIVALA/ YOUR A.V.I. REAL ESTATE TAX INCREASE: The battle is over for a short while. State Sen. LARRY FARNESE and other lawmakers urge you to complete the Homestead Exemption form. Presently it is only for $15,000, which is PEANUTS. It will be up to YOUR MEMBER OF CITY COUNCIL to fight to […]

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BY DENISE CLAY/ Last Thursday, Carl Dash, Algernong Allen and Audra Butts co-hosted a panel on Black Republicans and Philadelphia at Elena’s Soul Lounge on Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia. I joined Republican strategist Randy Robinson; Butts, a North Philly Republican ward leader; 1st Congressional Dist. Republican candidate John Featherman, local activist Judith Robinson; and […]

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JOE ROONEY, Republican candidate for US Congress in the 13th Dist., seriously wants to beat ALLYSON SCHWARTZ. He is serious on the issues and he is serious about raising money. He has formed a finance committee and has hired professional fundraiser EVE ALLEN to guide his efforts. Allen has worked for CONGRESSMAN JIM GERLACH in […]

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CITY HALL SAM: How A Coalition Beat Back A.V.I. – For Now

Revolt against MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER’S AVI plan in City Council stopped the potential middle-class increase in its tracks. COUNCILMEN BILL GREEN, BOB HENON, DENNY O’BRIEN, BRIAN O’NEILL and COUNCILWOMAN JANNIE BLACKWELL were able to capture the ear of COUNCIL PRESIDENT DARRELL CLARKE to delay implementing the policy for at least a year. Clarke showed great […]

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