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City Unveils Low-Interest Home-Repair Loans for Philadelphia

City officials on Wednesday announced the launch of Restore Repair Renew, a program partnership between the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority and nonprofit service providers to offer low-interest home repair loans of up to $24,999 to eligible homeowners. “Today is a great day for middle-income individuals and families in the City of Philadelphia,” Mayor Jim Kenney said. […]

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Quiñones Sánchez Moves to Ax the Soda Tax

As the spring mayoral primary contest heats up, Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez introduced a measure to repeal the controversial Sweetened Drinks Tax, which will play a major role in the campaign , the Inquirer reports: https://www.philly.com/news/city-council-sweetened-beverage-tax-repeal-reduce-maria-quinones-sanchez-20190314.html    Send article as PDF   

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Freelance Photographer Sought by N. Broad Renaissance

The North Broad Renaissance is seeking an experienced freelance photographer to help the NBR capture key moments and memories along North Broad Street. Responsibilities include taking pictures according to the specified shot requirements and delivering high-res photos in a timely manner. The ideal candidate should have an interest in community development. Must be reliable, punctual, […]

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Mar. 2- Councilwoman Cindy Bass hosts Petition Party at 7165 Germantown Ave., 12-4 p.m. Community free, Candidates $$150. Payable to “22nd Democratic Ward,” P.O. Box 189067, Phila., PA 19119. For info: Shariff Roseboro (267)972-2869. Mar. 2- 51st Ward Democratic Committee hosts Candidates Petition-Signing Party at Kingsessing Rec Ctr., 4901 Kingsessing Ave., 1-4 p.m. Music, free […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: 2019 – The Year of the Challenger

BY JOE SHAHEELI Mind-boggling! That’s what all observers are saying about the 2019 municipal primary election. With more than 100 candidates in the race, there is plenty of choices for the engaged voter to assess. Not all of this is news. Judicial races are always a scrum, as are at-large City Council races. Some thought […]

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Feb. 28

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Phila. Public Record hosts “Meet the Candidates” at Trestle Inn, 13th & Callowhill Sts., 5-7 p.m. Free cocktails & appetizers. Admission free to general public, Candidates $250, Sponsors $1,500 & $1,000. For info: Melissa Barrett (215) 755-2000, ext. 5 or mbarrett@phillyrecord.com.    Send article as PDF   

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POLS ONTHE STREET: And They’re Off! Candidates Seize Clipboards

Starting Tuesday, the street fighting of the 2019 municipal primary season began in earnest. Step one for anyone wishing to be a mayor, City Council member, City commissioner, register of wills, sheriff or judge is to get enough valid signatures of registered voters on their nominating petitions to get on the ballot. Step two is […]

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Black History Month Experiences to Enjoy

Ongoing National Constitution Ctr. 525 Arch Street Throughout February, the National Constitution Center will host a variety of programs in honor of African American History Month. Visitors can explore the museum’s The Story of We the People exhibit to discover key milestones in African American history and then test their knowledge at the Center’s giant […]

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Feb. 19- First day to circulate and file nominating petitions. Feb. 19- Multi-Ward Republican Committees host “Meet the Republican Candidates Night” at Paddy Whacks Pub, 150 South St., 5-10 p.m. Sign petitions, vote in Republican straw poll. Free food, discounted beer & wine all night. Free – but must pre-register at bit.ly/phillygopevent. Feb. 19- State […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Doc Shock – Indictments Roil Philadelphia Primary

BY JOE SHAHEELI The multi-count federal indictments against International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 leader John Dougherty and several key associates will rock the Philadelphia political world for months to come – right in the middle of Philadelphia’s most-important election cycle, the 2019 municipal primary in which the mayor, City commissioners and City Council […]

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