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So sorry to have kept you waiting! I know you’ve been on the edge of your seat, holding your breath, waiting, waiting for Lucky Glenwood to give you the scoop on what’s up in Philadelphia! They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, so I’m hoping that you’ve grown even more attached since I last […]

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STATE REP. Michael McGeehan welcomes Kevin Boyle, right, to State House as Brother State Rep. Brendan Boyle, center, looks on. McGeehan was among strong supporters helping Kevin beat long-time incumbent and former Speaker John Perzel, reducing GOP Philadelphia presence in State House to two. Photo by Harry Leech BY JOE SHAHEELI/ It was obvious from […]

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Brown’s ShopRite launched an $11 million remodeling and expansion of its Cheltenham supermarket with groundbreaking ceremonies Monday. It marks the first major phase of a $20 million redevelopment initiative to transform the upper section of Ogontz Avenue into Philadelphia’s “Gateway to the Northwest.” The groundbreaking will mark the start of a year-long redevelopment project that […]

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WELCOMING  guests to luncheon at 4th Street Deli was owner Russ Cowan and  former owner Dave Auspitz, standing rear. Among Election Day diners were Al & Chris Dezzi and former DA Lynne Abraham. Below: Republicans and Democrats shared luncheon tidbits. From left  is Register of Wills Ron Donatucci, Bill Mills and Republican Corbett Campaign Mgr. […]

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IN W. OAK LANE, meanwhile, politicos were gathering in State Rep. Dwight Evans’ backyard at Relish on Ogontz Avenue. Above: State Sen. LeAnna Washington and State Rep. Jewell Williams join attorney Harry J. Levant at Relish restaurant in W. Oak Lane. Below: US Sen.. Bob Casey and Mayor Michael Nutter join host State Rep. Dwight […]

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REPUBLICAN Ward Leader David Oh, a contender for Republican nomination for City Council in May primary,  left, and Ken Wong, former White House Commissioner on Asian American Affairs, right, congratulate former Secretary and Gov. Tom Ridge on  receiving Liberty Award at USO gala.    Send article as PDF   

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BY DENISE CLAY/ Thanks to Tuesday night’s election results, the Republican Party is about to find out what those of us who have eccentric relatives have always known. You can’t control crazy. You can try to contain it. You can try to restrain it. But crazy always does what crazy wants to do. And since […]

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BY TONY WEST/ You know a political movement has arrived when opponents take drastic steps to spike it. Barely 10 years old in Pennsylvania, charter schools have arrived as a threat so potent that Gov. Ed Rendell vetoed a bipartisan omnibus education bill, solely because one of its provisions might give a tax break to […]

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It was no secret the City Controller was auditing the Sheriff’s office, one of the three remaining County Offices, which the Committee of 70 and its supporters have been campaigning to eliminate. And from the audit that was released on Tuesday, it seems clear the motivation of Alan Butkovitz’s staff was to blow a hole […]

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ No matter what the polls say, since they have been swaying back and forth for days now, we can only conjecture by the latest polls that what we thought was a close election might not be. For instance, the  Muhlenberg  College/Morning Call  poll this week shows Democratic gubernatorial  candidate Dan Onorato, who […]

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