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Mar. 17

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Judge Jimmy Lynn hosts St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast at Plough & Stars, 2nd St. above Chestnut St., starting 7:30 p.m. Full Irish breakfast, music, dancing, songs, poetry, stories $25, Students $20. Payable to “The Plough & The Stars.” RSVP: Robin Coleman (215) 686-2614 or judgejimmy@comcast.net.    Send article as PDF   

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Petition Filings Show Many Lively Races in Philadelphia

Fifty-six Democratic candidates filed petitions on Mar. 6 to run in the May primary for state senatorial and legislative seats. As one consequence, the focus of most campaigns this week has been to inspect the petitions in many contested races. Many petitions will be challenged by opponents; if the past is prologue, some will be […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy, Mar. 9, 2018

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Stockton, Cal. bankrupt; is Philadelphia next? Cities filing bankruptcy! Chapter 9 bankruptcy, to be exact. Stockton, Cal. set off the wave recently, joined by another half-dozen cities since. How come? Can’t pay the bills, well, duh. Which bills? How about a $900 million shortfall to Calpers, […]

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Rich Lazer, Whitman Native, Seeks Congressional Seat

BY TONY WEST It was very much a hometown crowd that awaited Rich Lazer at Burke Playground in the portside community of Whitman in South Philadelphia. It was chilly as the sun set behind the jungle gym. Many of the more than 100 people who turned out were bundled up in hoodies – union hoodies […]

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Mar. 3

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“Women’s Run for Jeff Curry,” state rep candidate, at Clark Pk., 43rd St. & Baltimore Ave., 9-11 a.m. Running loops around the park. Family-friendly. Free t-shirts & refreshments. For info: Angela akweon@hotmail.com.    Send article as PDF   

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POLS ON THE STREET: Redistricting War on Two Fronts

BY JOE SHAHEELI The initial panic into which statewide politics was flung by the State Supreme Court’s imposition of new congressional districts has settled into the odd reality that, for the next week at least, everyone who wishes to run for major offices must have a two-front strategy. They must have a plan to run […]

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Mar. 2

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State rep candidate Elizabeth Fiedler hosts Fundraiser at Benna’s W., 1444 S. Broad St., 7-9 p.m. Donation levels $50, $100, $150, $200. For info: friends@elizabethfiedler.com.    Send article as PDF   

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POLS ON THE STREET: Redistricting Finishes, Petitions Begin

BY JOE SHAHEELI It’s official: The race is on. And sometimes, smaller races have bigger impacts. Petitions started in circulation on Tuesday for all state legislative races. In Philadelphia, among the most intriguing are three state-rep races: in Northeast Philly’s 177th, North Philly’s 181st and South Philly’s 184th. No state legislative boundaries are affected by […]

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Feb. 12

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Phila. Young Republicans host Cocktail Party at McGillin’s Olde Ale House, 1310 Drury St., 6-9 p.m. Featuring former Philly YR & Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley. Members $50, Nonmembers $75, Silver $125, Gold $250, Platinum $500. For info: PhillyFYR@gmail.com.    Send article as PDF   

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Feb. 13

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State Rep. Jason Dawkins hosts Pardon & Expungement at 4667 Paul St., 6 p.m. For info: (215) 744-7901.    Send article as PDF   

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