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POLS ON THE STREET: City Dems Show up on the Same Page

BY JOE SHAHEELI  The ruling Democratic Party of Philadelphia emerged from is quadrennial housecleaning in the May primary in good shape.  All signs are that the May primary, which turfed up young winning candidates in several state rep races and yielded new Democratic City Committee ward leaders in 20% of its wards, has refreshed the […]

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History and Section 232: The Numbers Don’t Lie

Amid growing tensions, the process of implementing the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports is now moving forward. Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 directs the Secretary of Commerce to submit a report to the president advising whether any article “is being imported to the United States in such quantities […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy: Jun. 14, 2018

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQUIRE AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Why should I use a bankruptcy attorney? Most of my clients don’t have a lot of money. If they need to file for bankruptcy, they’ve usually gotten ads from “Bankruptcy Petition Preparers.” These folks advertise that they can prepare someone’s bankruptcy papers a whole lot […]

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Councilwoman Cindy Bass hosts “Gearing up for Kindergarten” at Lovett. Mem. Lib., 6945 Germantown Ave., 4:30-6:30 p.m. Help in easing transition. For info: Layla Jones (215) 686-3424.    Send article as PDF   

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City Council Demands More Parking from Developers

Philadelphia City Council settled months of wrangling by adding new requirements for developers in rowhouse neighborhoods and commercial corridors to build parking spaces into their projects. Car-owning residents in gentrifying areas should benefit. Critics charge renters and users of public transportation will be saddled with higher housing costs, reports WHYY: http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/05/23/city-council-tweaks-bill-requiring-developers-to-provide-more-parking-in-philly-neighborhoods    Send article as […]

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MEMORIAL DAY: ‘Edison 64’ Will Mean New Life for Today’s Vets

BY DEBBY DERRICKS Many write about Memorial Day and its meaning. Most who do remark on the sentiment of sacrifice; but it is often lost in the sand of the beach, smoke of the barbecue, and general activities that mark the start of the summer for most Americans. Perhaps why we lose the true meaning […]

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Temple Hospital Acres of Diamonds Gala Attracts 1,200 Supporters

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Councilman Oh Has a Plethora of Support

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Old School Party Reunites Many Friends

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Two N.E. Wards Party in Harmony

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