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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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SNOOPER’S EMAIL SERVICES DEPT:  Here is a word from STEVE FLEISHER (no relation to HON. LESLIE FLEISHER, Judge, Court of Common Pleas). “I’m sending this to let THE SNOOPER know of a very special GUEST who will be coming to our school – THE PENN TREATY MIDDLE SCHOOL.  This gentleman is truly a City Hall […]

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TOP: Philadelphia Council of AFL-CIO President Patrick Eiding, center, joins his staff to celebrate successful turnout at the AFL-CIO 50th Anniversary celebration at the Sheraton City Center. Hundreds of labor leaders and politicos from city and state attended affair. From left are Kathy Latarre, Joni Bernard, Liz McElroy, Eiding, Thelma Clements, Anna Ha and Janet […]

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State Rep. Michael O’Brien, a Democrat whose 175th Legislative Dist. runs from Harrowgate down to South Philadelphia along the Delaware River, has found himself in a unique, literally once-in-a-lifetime quandary. He felt what it was like to be picketed by a major union, which normally would be considered one of his supporters. Over 300 Carpenters […]

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DEMOCRAT candidate for Governor Dan Onorato, 2nd from left, may have missed annual walk along 9th Street, but made up for it by appearing as guest of Councilman Frank DiCicco and 2nd Ward committeepersons at Villa Di Roma. With him are Ted Schmanek, DiCicco and Mike Napoli. Republican Pat Toomey still stands just short of […]

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Unless either of the candidates involved in the statewide races for US Senate and Governor can ignite voter interest to a higher degree, odds are Philadelphians won’t turn out in the record numbers they have in the past for this General Election, Nov. 2. Forecasting a lower than normal turnout, for an election of this […]

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