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POLS ON THE STREET: Virus May Change Pa. Politics Forever

BY JOE SHAHEELI Philadelphians wake up today in a new world. City and State governments have drastically reduced their physical activities owing to the outbreak of coronavirus 19. Only vital street services remain in operation. All other offices are contactable chiefly by phone or internet. (Does that not make internet and cellular companies “essential”?) Furthermore, […]

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The Brehon Law Society was founded March 17, 1976 in Philadelphia. Its purpose was to foster intellectual fellowship, collegiality, and scholarship among Philadelphia lawyers and judges. A further aim was to assist and promote Brehon lawyers who wished to go on to high public office, especially the Bench. Among its founders were: Attorneys Thomas White, […]

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Benefit of the Doubt

For a long time, few local government offices have generated more attention-grabbing news than the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office. From John Green’s $675,000 bribery scheme to the numerous sexual harassment lawsuits filed against Jewell Williams, there was no shortage of fodder coming out of the Land Title Building. Thus, we were not surprised to read about […]

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Mar. 7- State Sen. Anthony Williams hosts Birthday Party at Hilton City Line Hotel, 4200 City Ave., 7 p.m. Payable to “Williams for Senate,” P.O. Box 6313, Phila., PA 19139 For info: (267) 888-4165 or ahw4senate@gmail.com. Mar. 9- Councilmember Mark Squilla hosts St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser at The Plough & the Stars, 123 Chestnut St. […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: City’s Primary Candidate Lineup Takes Shape

BY JOE SHAHEELI Six contestants filed nominating petitions for the Democratic primary ballot in the 198th Legislative District, which centers on Germantown and Nicetown-Tioga. Incumbent State Rep. Rosita Youngblood is retiring.    Send article as PDF   

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Philly’s Petitions in; Now Begins Counting and Challenging

BY DAVID LYNN The period for gathering signatures to achieve ballot access has just passed for two-party candidates for both party and public office. Through new legislation, new rules concerning petitioning for ballot access for the two major parties (Democratic and Republican) are in play in Pennsylvania. These new rules have relaxed some of the […]

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Mar. 5- Liberty City LGBT Democratic Cl. hosts Candidates Night at John Anderson Apts., 251 S. 13th St., 6-9 p.m. All candidates welcome. Free pizza & refreshments. For info: Wade Albert (215) 964-2708. Mar. 7- Stepping Stone Scholars & Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson host Step into College at USciences, McNeill Sci. & Tech. Ctr., 43rd […]

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‘Babel’ Delves into Parental Hopes and Fears

BY TONY WEST A world of depleted water and resources has driven people to rigorous eugenic screening to reduce the number of babies born with any predisposition toward costly physical, mental or behavioral problems. For parents trying to start a family, the overriding question becomes: Will their fetus pass screening and win “pre-certification” as part […]

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Feb. 28- State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler distributes Free Food Box for low-income seniors at 2400 S. 9th St., 11 a.m.-12 m. To reserve a box: (215) 271-9190. Mar. 4- Peggy Browning Award hosts Reception for Pat Eiding, Sam Pond & Ralph Colflesh at Penn’s Landing Caterers, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd., 5:30-8:30 p.m. For info: https://www.peggybropwningfund.org/events/event/149/Philadelphia-Awards-Reception. […]

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190th Legislative District Special Election.    Send article as PDF   

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