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Katie McGinty Scores Big Philly Endorsements

by Tony West An imposing rack of Philadelphia City elected officials gave their blessing to the US Senate campaign of Katie McGinty this morning. Mayor Michael Nutter emceed the press conference in the Mayor’s Reception Room of City Hall. Speaking as Democratic Leader of the 52nd Ward, he assured McGinty of “100% support” in his […]

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Auditor General Eugene DePasquale to Audit Department of Educations Process for Addressing Charter School Payment Appeals

As a result of the recent confusion surrounding payments to charter schools during Pennsylvania’s budget impasse, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today announced his office is auditing the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s handling of charter school tuition disbursement appeals. “The ongoing state budget impasse brought to light potential failures in the process the Department of Education […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Police Chief Ramsey Leaves Big Shoes To Fill

Philadelphia has a number of tough crime and public=safety issues. But the steady and smart leadership from Police COMMISSIONER CHARLES RAMSEY have all Philadelphians confident that the tough issues could be handled. That is why CHS joins many Philadelphians in wishing Commissioner Ramsey best wishes on his retirement. Ramsey was an innovative leader who implemented […]

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ANOTHER OPINION: China: Center Of Our Strategic Gravity

by Joe Sestak Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in the United States yesterday, welcomed by business leaders in Seattle before flying to Washington to discuss key challenges in Asia and around the world. Ceremonial pleasantries aside, President Obama must use this opportunity to tell Xi that the United States and our friends in Asia are […]

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ANOTHER OPINION: Pennsylvania Budget –  The Easy Way Or The Right Way?

by State Rep.-Elect Donna Bullock As I prepare to take the oath of office, and without resolution to the current budget stalemate, I’m reminded that those who have the privilege to serve must often choose a hard right over the easy wrong. We can do what is easy – which has been the prevailing approach […]

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CITY HALL SAM: Mayor, Council Tidy Up The Budget

It will not be a long hot summer … at least in City Hall. At least not in council chambers. City Council, led by PRESIDENT DARRELL CLARKE, deftly passed a city budget last week. MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER quickly signed it into law. It featured a significantly reduced property tax, an increase in the use-and-occupancy and […]

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City Hall Sam: Was Vincent Hughes Taking Sides?

After his defeat for Mayor, what will STATE SEN. TONY WILLIAMS do? In a recent Philadelphia Inquirer interview, he eviscerated his colleague and Senate Democratic Appropriations Chairman VINCENT HUGHES. Hughes had conducted his own poll of the Mayor’s race and came to the conclusion JIM KENNEY was going to win. This in Hughes’ mind, warranted […]

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Out & About: State Sen. Hardy Williams Attempts Flying Solo

by Denise Clay I’d like to start this column out with a question that you would think I wouldn’t have to ask in 2015 about anyone who is running a campaign for any office in a major American city. That question: How in the heck to do you run a political campaign without a political […]

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West Vs. North: Who Will Rule The City Now?

by Tony West In the Philadelphia Democratic mayoral primary, North Philadelphia beat West Philadelphia and City Hall beat Capitol Hill. Jim Kenney, who quit City Council in January after 22 years of service at large, used an extensive network of citywide connections to put together a resounding win over the initial frontrunner, State Sen. Tony […]

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Famous Deli, Relish Philadelphia Host Election-Day Luncheons

Philadelphia tradition says all elected officials must attend brunch at either one of these popular restaurants the day of the primary. Politicians, paparazzi  and people who wanted to be part of the action all gathered at Famous Deli and Relish Philadelphia on Tuesday, May 19 primary election day.      Send article as PDF   

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