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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ The Daily News staff contributors to its weekly “Clout” column now have one on us. So many times we enjoyed their reporting what was already old hat for our readers! Last week, it was the other way around. That happened when we reprinted their “Clout” piece extolling the need for another Republican […]

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BY KATHY BLACK, Health & Safety Director, DC 47/ With support from a wide range of legislators, businesses, labor groups, nonprofit organizations, and workers, a bill to provide earned sick days for Philadelphia workers is set to move forward in City Council. After a hearing on the earned sick-days bill (Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces, […]

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BY DENISE CLAY/ It’s nominating petition time, and you know what that means…. It means politicians are going to be offering to buy you lunch, buy you a drink and otherwise accost you in the name of getting your name on a petition that basically says, “Philadelphians say you should get a chance to vote […]

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Fans of stirring mayoral races were left with little to look forward to after former Deputy Mayor Tom Knox announced this week he had decided not to take on Mayor Michael Nutter in a rematch.             Instead, he joined his own former boss, Gov. Ed Rendell, in endorsing Nutter at a press conference in the Hyatt […]

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HOST and N.E. Phila. POWERFUL DEMOCRAT 55th Ward Leader Robert Dellavella joins City Commissioner Anthony Clark at signing petition party held at Plumbers Union Hall. BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Imagine going to the polls on May 17, going to the booth, looking over at least 80 names and not finding any for which you can vote. […]

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Both friends and foes of shale-gas drilling in the Delaware River Basin are agreed on one point: The Delaware River Basin Commission’s proposed regulations are very bad. However, they don’t agree at all on why they’re bad; what’s more, they can’t both be right. The Green Party of Philadelphia has come out opposing “pollution of […]

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Congressman Chaka Fattah, his parents Falaka & David Fattah, and other family members unveiled a portrait of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, the 19th-century poet, author, abolitionist-activist who has been an inspiration to his family for four generations. The Congressman read from Frances Harper’s work during the church service to begin a weeklong commemoration of the […]

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Congressman and Philadelphia Democrat City Committee Chairman Bob Brady topped the list of 14 Democrat and Republicans listed as “best” county chairs by Sy Snyder, editor of PoliticsPA.Com, a political website for Commonwealth politicians. The 14 men and women listed, according to Snyder “make Pennsylvania politics happen at the most important level.” The list was […]

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SNOOPER’S “BIG EVENT”: I want HON. JOSEPH EVERS, the Prothonotary, to know it was truly one of the biggest events we have ever had the pleasure of attending. The Waterfall Room was jam-packed for this event. This was a Farewell Party for one of the nicest gentlemen ever, HON. DAVID LAWRENCE, 1st Judicial Dist.’s Court […]

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Republican Councilman At Large Frank Rizzo, the Minority Whip in City Council, is planning another run for the seat he has held since 1995. The namesake of his famous father, Police Commissioner and then Mayor Frank Rizzo, he’s always been cast as a sure winner, since the Rizzo name has been magic. But it is […]

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