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BY GREG BUCCERONI/ Back in the mid 1970s through the early 1980s, John Veasey and I associated with known New York City and Philadelphia organized crime associates like Jimmy Burke, Henry Hill (Lucchese Crime Family, N.Y.C.) and Angelo Bruno (Philadelphia Crime Family), to mention a few. We were juveniles then. Back in those days, the […]

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ A loose hand-grenade has been dropped into the laps of the City Council Members by Councilman Frank DiCicco, just before that chamber went on summer recess. The bill calls for the Council to pass on a charter amendment to eliminate the offices. Stand on your head or do whatever you want, in […]

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Yo! Here we go again with this tale of the lava lamp. I remembered them when I saw one for sale at a flea market. My interest was to know just how they worked, so off to the trusty internet to get these facts about them. Edward Craven-Walker visited a pub in Hampshire, England not […]

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“Team Bass” volunteers have been swimming in and out of Northwest Philadelphia recently, garnering support and raising funds for their leader, Cindy Bass. Bass, a key staffer for Congressman Chaka Fattah, is making waves with her fundraising efforts, that make it clear to many political insiders, she is about to make a run for a […]

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Odds are, when asked what they know about the Delaware River Port Authority, few will be the dwellers in the Delaware Valley who can answer that question. The handful who do are likely to say something like, “It runs the bridges” – and that’s about all. The Philadelphia Public Record is pleased to present a […]

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Birds of a feather flock together! That proverb has been an axiom to every past generation. So what makes the Committee of 70 believe itself to be the only exception? Under its current President Zachary Stalberg, Committee of 70 has gone from its original mission of keeping election irregularities to a minimum […]

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The Philadelphia Housing Authority is taking a major step in providing quality accessible housing for the low-income disabled community. Today, 38-year-old Steven Quarles and 54-year-old Marshall Gibson, both wheelchair-bound, moved into the first of 75 scattered-site homes that PHA is currently renovating as handicapped-accessible housing. “We are grateful for the Federal stimulus dollars that enabled […]

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The vacancy created recently with the resignation of STATE SEN. ROBERT MELLOW as minority chairman of the Appropriations Committee has renewed interest in that office in the eastern part of the state. STATEW SEN. MIKE STACK is currently a member of the Committee and his duties there include any legislation having to do with Philadelphia […]

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ If a nonprofit, dependent on heavy contributors, believes it can remain independent of the influence of those benefactors, then its officers are living in la-la land. They’d soon be out of business if they failed to consider the business needs of their chief supporters. The Committee of 70 knows which side its […]

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