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POLS ON THE STREET: Progressive Votes Were Not Writ at Large

BY JOE SHAHEELI A cluster of youngish newcomers to the electoral fray created a stir in the crowded at-large councilmanic race. Loosely styled “progressives,” their numbers included, in part, Eryn Santamoor, Justin DiBerardinis and Erika Almirón as well as a host of lesser-known entrants such as Adrián Rivera-Reyes, Beth Finn and Asa Khalif. They tend […]

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Jun. 8- Councilwoman Cherelle Parker hosts Shredding & E-Cycling Event at Hill-Freedman World Acad., Lowber St. & Sedgwick Ave., rear, and Eugenio Maria de Hostos Charter Sch., 6301 N. 2nd St., 9 a.m.-12 m. All documents and recyclable electronics. No major appliances, magazines, books or trash. Limit: 2 garbage bags per person. Jun. 8- State […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: New Council Faces, Row-Office Upsets in Philadelphia

BY JOE SHAHEELI Jim Kenney will remain mayor of Philadelphia for another four years, God willing. Democratic primary voters said so Tuesday and not enough disaffected citizens will turn to his Republican challenger, Billy Ciancaglini, in the fall to unseat him then. Perhaps if his two challengers, State Sen. Anthony Williams (D-W. Phila.) and former […]

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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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