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BY ADAM LANG/ The many government agencies we have in and around Philadelphia and the way they are organized are key contributors to the disaster that is our local government. Being that we are in the birthplace of our nation and the US Constitution, we would hope the ideas and philosophy behind the formation of […]

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Yo! Here we go again with this Halloween question: What is a ghost? The concept of a ghost is based on the ancient idea that a person’s spirit exists separately from their body. Many societies use funeral rituals as a way of ensuring that the dead person’s spirit would not return to “haunt” the living. In […]

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BY TONY WEST/ Pennsylvania took its first steps toward curbing its disastrous prison explosion last week as its Senate sent a bill authored by State Sen. Stewart Greenleaf (R-Montgomery) to the Governor for his signature. In doing so, Harrisburg set off on a path blazed by many other states, which have set up successful programs […]

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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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