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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. 10

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State Rep. Stephen Kinsey hosts Black Vets from all wars at Grace Bapt. Ch., 5942 Germantown Ave., 2-4 p.m. For info: (215) 849-6592.    Send article as PDF   

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Feb. 2nd

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Feb. 2-            State Sen. John Sabatina hosts Shrimp Night at Harmonia Cl., 2404 Orthodox St., 7-11 p.m. All you can eat, plus buffet & beer. Tickets $35, table of 10 $350. For info: (215) 821-7606.    Send article as PDF   

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Da Vinci Art Alliance Gets New Look

By Eldon Graham The Da Vinci Art Alliance has gone through extensive renovations and is ready to show South Philadelphia and the rest of the city what it has been up to. Located at Seventh and Catherine streets, DVAA has been a community staple for decades. It has showcased some of the most talented artists […]

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Campaigns in Disarray After Supreme Ct. Redo Order

BY RYAN BRIGGS Siding with petitioners in a lawsuit over the constitutionality of the state’s 18 congressional districts, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered a sweeping revision of the redistricting process that could upend numerous races across the state. While the decision was viewed as a win for Democrats who have long felt marginalized by gerrymandering […]

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Jan 25th

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Green Party of Phila. holds Membership Mtg. at Shissler Rec Ctr., 1800 Blair St., 7 p.m. Taking nominations for 2018 City Committee. Free & open to public. For info: (215) 843-4256.    Send article as PDF   

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Philadelphians Press Hard to Overturn Gerrymanders

BY TONY WEST Two Philadelphian political leaders are playing prominent roles in legal challenges to Pennsylvania’s congressional redistricting plan, adopted in 2011 by a Republican-run General Assembly and signed by Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, which has resulted in one of the most-extreme example examples of gerrymandering in the nation. Both lawsuits are on a fast […]

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Events Around Town Will Mark Dr. King’s Birthday

Philadelphia’s Martin Luther King Day of Service is the largest such program in the nation. More than 140,000 people will participate in at least 1,800 projects across the tri-state region. Most are coordinated by the Philadelphia-based organization Global Citizen 365. In addition, there will be public performances and educational programs at major institutions. Following is […]

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Running for Judge in Philly – Who Gets Paid?

BY DAVID LYNN Every two years, Philadelphia voters go to the polls in small numbers, and cast ballots for individuals they barely know anything about. These individuals become 1st Judicial District judges serving in Philadelphia County courts, with great power over peoples’ lives. Although the city of Philadelphia has a two-party system in theory, the […]

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WAFFLEMAN: The Feast of the Seven Fishes

BY JOE SBARAGLIA Yo! Here we go again with this explanation of the feast of seven fish. I do not claim to know the “official” explanation (if there is one) to the feast. This is what we remember about it. Grandpop Achille would say, “That was the way it has always been done and that […]

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