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Yo! Here we go again with a two letter word with many Meanings – UP. Read until the end – I think you will laugh. This two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that word is “UP.”  It is listed in the dictionary as an [adv], [prep], [adj], [n] […]

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VETERAN 1st Council Dist. Member Frank DiCicco would save taxpayers over $400,000 if he were to seek reelection, retire for a day, and then take his Council seat again. Savings comes from fact City does not have to pay into his pension and other benefits, which it would have to if a new Councilman were […]

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Maria Donatucci will be sworn into office as State Representative for the 185th Legislative Dist. as soon as her overwhelming victory in Tuesday’s Special Election is certified by the City Commissioners. With voters slip-sliding, precariously swaying and sometimes falling as they tried to navigate icy pavements and climb over snowbanks that barricaded […]

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Political observers, especially those who have been studying the machinations of the Committee of 70, believe Zachary Stalberg has his fingers in the Primary race. Otherwise, they say, why would two announced Democrat Primary candidates campaign on a platform of closing down the offices, should they win election? Possibly they hope to […]

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The Holt family has a history of confrontations and failures that would bend or break most dynasties. Today, though, it flourishes economically as the Holt Logistics Corp. Tom, Sr. can sit back with great satisfaction, since his corporations’ flags fly over Philadelphia’s Packer Avenue Marine Terminal, the Port of Philadelphia’s largest, and Gloucester Terminals LLC, […]

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BILL WOULD ELIMINATE OFFICE OF LT. GOVERNOR Sen. Elder Vogel (R-Beaver) is introducing legislation abolishing office of Lieutenant Governor. Odds are it won’t go anywhere, even though the office costs taxpayers $1.5 million a year. That’s because all of the Lieutenant Governors have been nice guys or nice ladies. But it could happen, since that […]

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The GOP appears to have some new life these days. With interest in Council at Large and Commissioner, Trunk Man predicts an increase in party activity. First, the battle of the century could occur in the race for the office of City Commissioner. With the job of coordinating elections, these elected officials have an important […]

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BY TONY WEST/ The City of Philadelphia is on the verge of producing a strategy for coping with one of its most-abundant and most troubling resources: abandoned property and vacant land. The challenge is staggering. Karen Black, a policy analyst with long experience in Philadelphia real estate, says, “We think we’re number two behind Detroit.” […]

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In her 20 years of teaching, and 27 years motherhood, South Philadelphia Democratic candidate for City Council Karen Brown has never come across an issue so absurd that she became disillusioned with the Family Court system. Until now. In 2009, Brown and her husband Lee Buchanan became foster parents to a toddler whose birth was […]

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Edward Coryell, executive secretary-treasurer/business manager for the Metropolitan Regional Council for Philadelphia & Vicinity, gave Mayor Michael Nutter another step up the ladder toward reelection by announcing his union’s support for a second term for Mayor. He did so at the Union’s headquarters on Spring Garden Street, with over 300 in attendance on Tuesday. The […]

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