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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Regardless of the outcome of the State Senate races this November, there is a strong possibility Philadelphia’s Northeast State Sen. Mike Stack will be the next minority leader. Stack, who holds the position of vice chairman of Senate Appropriations Committee, is being pushed by a growing number of his Democratic Senate colleagues […]

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BY TONY WEST/ A powerful new tool is about to rattle the rafters of blighted buildings across the Commonwealth. Landmark legislation that will dramatically reform Pennsylvania’s current laws about abandoned or dilapidated properties cleared the Senate last week before it adjourned. SB 900, known as the Neighborhood Blight Revitalization & Reclamation Act, passed unanimously. Written […]

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39B WARD LEADER Matt Myers welcomes Lisa Deeley, Nick Armata and Controller Alan Butkovitz to his ward’s annual fundraiser at EOM Club in S. Phila. Whoever thought former House Speaker John M. Perzel would be in one of the toughest fights in his long career as the Representative from the l72nd Dist.? The other race […]

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BY PETE RADATTI/ President of CyberSoft Operating Corp. Stuxnet is a weapon of war. Its appearance as a virus has become the hottest topic within the CyberWar and Antivirus world.  Speculation runs high as to who wrote Stuxnet and against whom it was targeted. It is much more than the normal viruses let loose at your own […]

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As GOV. EDWARD RENDELL wraps up his time in Harrisburg, tongues are wagging regarding what the future will hold for Philadelphia’s favorite son. And although the rumor was out he’d run for Mayor again (which I don’t believe), I was recently reminded by political observers that many moons ago, Rendell said he wouldn’t run and did. Hmm. Current MAYOR MICHAEL […]

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President Barack Obama is staking his reputation as winner on what happens Nov. 2 when this state’s electorates take to the polls to decide if the Democrats should keep control of the State and the US Senate or hand it over to the Republicans. He’s made several visits recently to the City and its suburbs […]

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Tina Walks

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ABOVE: To cheers and tears from her colleagues and friends, including Congressman Bob Brady, State Sen. Christine “Tina” Tartaglione leaves her wheelchair for 2nd time since 2003 accident caused spinal-cord injury that left her paralyzed from hips down. She made rounds of State Senatorial Chamber Tuesday using a walker. She has undergone complex surgeries and […]

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“The City’s ethnic parades are the stuff of neighborhoods and the neighborhoods are what make Philadelphia the great city it is.” Congressman Bob Brady made that statement at a City Hall press conference with Mayor Michael Nutter at which the Greater Philadelphia Traditions Fund presented the City with a $200,000 check to cover the costs […]

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A poll conducted by Neil Newhouse, Public Opinion Strategies, shows the 13th Congressional Dist. seat may not be as safe as was thought earlier. In a summary memo, Neil Newhouse said, “Forget the Democrat registration edge here enjoyed by Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz. Voters in this district are leaning toward the GOP candidate in the November […]

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ABOVE: Sorely missed after it was canceled last year, The Columbus Day Parade returned to S. Broad Street on Sunday after a new committee raised needed funds. Leading parade were Congressman Bob Brady (D-Phila.) and City Council President Anna Verna, backed up by Ferko String Band. BELOW: Italian member of Parliament representing Italians in America […]

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