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It was somewhat unusual for Philadelphia politics for the Chairman of the Democratic Party, CONGRESSMAN BOB BRADY, to endorse, over a year in advance, the candidacy for reelection of the incumbent MAYOR MIKE NUTTER. That seems to be a response to general unrest in the Party with regard to the Mayor’s handling of the power […]

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ It’s time for the Delaware River Port Authority to change its name to more-correctly identify its primary mission, which is to oversee the bridges under its mandate. Correctly renaming itself as the Delaware River Bridge Authority would clarify its mission to the public as well as Avoid continued confusion among the citizenry […]

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BY RICHARD BLOOMINGDALE/ More Pennsylvania workers are celebrating the Labor Holiday than in any other state in the nation, but the celebrations are tempered by the recession and high unemployment which over the past year has impacted directly or indirectly over half of the nation’s workforce. If you haven’t lost your job, a member of […]

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BY HEIDI SCHIERHOLZ/ Last month the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the June report from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, showing that job openings held roughly steady in June (declining by 2,000), while downward revisions to earlier data reveal that there were 267,000 fewer job openings in May than previously reported. The total […]

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Both Democrat and Republican Parties in this city are poised and at the ready to do what they can to generate votes for their gubernatorial and US Senate candidates this November. Though they are going through their pre-election drills and showing up to support their candidates at election and party functions, who […]

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Councilman Frank Rizzo has chided Mayor Michael Nutter on his opposition to the extension of the agreement allowing US immigration and customs enforcement agencies access to the City’s Preliminary Arraignment Reporting System. In a letter to the Mayor, Rizzo remarked, “You have stated that regarding undocumented aliens, ‘the only law they broke is coming into […]

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BY DENISE CLAY: If there is one thing I’ve learned during my time in the newspaper business, it’s that you can get away with a multitude of sins if you’re relatively competent and are willing to eschew all pretense of dignity. I’ve worked with people who have managed to keep their jobs despite telling off […]

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BY TONY WEST/ Prisons aren’t pretty. But they are pretty pricey. While most other Commonwealth expenditures were cut in this year’s budget, the Dept. of Corrections increased by 4%, to $1.87 billion. And even that represented penny-pinching for the DOC. In the last five years, while the overall State budget grew by 15%, from $24.3 […]

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Philadelphia Charters for Excellence, a newly formed organization of high-performing Philadelphia Charter Schools PCE, taken together, represent the second-largest school district in Pennsylvania. PCE aims to define the Philadelphia charter community in terms of academic progress and safety, among other categories, to provide a resource for parents and students interested in charters, and to clarify […]

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