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BY LEN LEAR/ Next week Chef Jose Garces will open his seventh Philadelphia venture, JG Domestic, at 2929 Arch Street (215-222-2363), a restaurant and bar serving food and drink, all sourced from the US. JG Domestic is located in the Cira Centre, adjacent to the 30th Street Train Station, which previously housed chef Daniel Stern’s […]

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BY TONY WEST/ What Saudi Arabia is to oil, Philadelphia is to vacant lots and abandoned buildings. Collectively, they form a huge resource of great potential value. Today, though, they do great harm. Vast swaths of cityscape are marred by the blight of unused property – rowhomes without rows, lots with unknown owners, ramshackle housing […]

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After addressing a rally of Fair Elections supporters at the Rocky statue beneath the Art Museum Monday morning, Congressman Bob Brady (D-Phila.) was presented with commemorative boxing gloves for his work as a “Democracy Champ.” Last week, Brady’s House Administration Committee approved the Fair Elections Now Act. The bill, which would allow candidates to ignore corporations […]

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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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