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The Philadelphia Michael G. Lutz Lodge #5 of the Fraternal Order of Police yesterday announced its endorsement for Republican candidate for Governor Tom Corbett. For Congress it endorsed  Democrats Bob Brady, Bryan Lentz and Allyson Schwartz, and Republicans Rick Hellberg and Michael Fitzpatrick. For Pennsylvania State Senate, it endorsed Christine Tartaglione and LeAnna Washington. For […]

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BY JOE SBARAGLIA/ I was crammed. No, I didn’t burn the midnight oil to study for an exam or eat too many raviolis. Neither is “cramming” something sexual. Cramming means “Mystery Phone Charges.” Cramming occurs when a vendor asks your telephone company to bill you for voice mail, paging, internet access, ringtone charges, and charitable […]

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Happy Birthday, Tina!

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STATE SEN. Christine “Tina” Tartaglione squeezes her mother, City Commission Chairwoman Margaret Tartaglione, overwhelmed by surprise party celebrating Senator’s 50th year.  Would you believe? Not a single ward leader in attendance tipped off Tina she was to be guest at her own party. From left are Marty Bednarek, Lorraine Bednarek, John Sabatina, Sr., William Dolbow, […]

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The youngest son of JOHN ELLIOTT and JANE DALTON HOLLY, KYLE ELLIOTT, was married to the lovely LAURA BILSTEIN on Saturday, Sep. 25 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Andorra. The reception followed at the Philadelphia Cricket Club was attended by 350 guests. Among those in attendance were STATE SEN. & MRS. STEWART […]

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The City employees’ two major unions know they are in a Catch 22, one of their own choosing. That’s because both have declared they won’t strike, despite the fact Mayor Michael Nutter has failed to push a contract settlement with them. So hundreds of City municipal workers, members of AFSCME District Councils 33 and 47, […]

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Prexy Boosts Sestak

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Republican Pat Toomey and Democrat Joe Sestak were tied in a certain poll in mid-July, 43%-43%. Toomey has since gained 7 points and is now at 50%, according to the same pollster. So reports the latest Quinnipiac Poll. It seems Joe Sestak’s $3 million blitz on television to date has not made a dent.  Toomey, […]

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Kitchen Aids Kids

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STATE SEN. Shirley Kitchen gets a big “thank you” from youngsters at Caring People Alliance in N. Phila., where she raised funds to construct an Early Learning Play Area.    Send article as PDF   

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Yo! Here we go again with this imaginary tale from the internet about Lou Costello calling to buy a computer from Bud Abbott. ABBOTT: Super Duper computer store. Can I help you? COSTELLO: Thanks, I’m setting up an office in my den and I’m thinking about buying a computer. ABBOTT: Mac? COSTELLO: No, the name’s […]

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