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Philadelphia Public Record Welcomes New Ownership

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OUR OPINION: In Heated Political Year, The Beat Goes On

OUR OPINION: In Heated Political Year, The Beat Goes On

Pennsylvania has just concluded the most-exciting and meaningful primary election in recent memory. But it…

POLS ON THE STREET: Doc Met Two Waterloos In Philadelphia Primary!

POLS ON THE STREET: Doc Met Two Waterloos In Philadelphia Primary!

by Joe Shaheeli John Dougherty met his Waterloo Election Day, not once, but twice. The…

Samuel Staten, Sr., Raised The Dignity And Elevated Laborers Into A Major Trade

Samuel Staten, Sr., Raised The Dignity And Elevated Laborers Into A Major Trade

Samuel Staten, Sr., the man who gave dignity and family-sustaining wages to the common laborer,…

POLS ON THE STREET: Philadelphia’s Crowded Ballot Could Fatigue Voters

POLS ON THE STREET: Philadelphia’s Crowded Ballot Could Fatigue Voters

A look at the ballot by voters may send some of them scrambling out of…

OUR OPINION: Just Vote NO! To Ballot Question 2

OUR OPINION: Just Vote NO! To Ballot Question 2

There is a movement to disenfranchise Philadelphia and its visitors. Sometimes it is weak and…

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OUR OPINION: Soda Tax Promises Food Fight In Phila. City Council

Community leaders, small-business owners, labor leaders and citizens have banded together to fight a 3-cents-an-ounce tax on sugary beverages like soda, teas and juice drinks. They charge a 12-pack of soda’s cost would nearly double – to more than $8 – due to the tax; $2.04 tax on a 2-liter bottle would be more than…

OUR OPINION: Soda Tax Promises Food Fight In Phila. City Council

CITY HALL SAM: Police Chief Ramsey Leaves Big Shoes To Fill

Philadelphia has a number of tough crime and public=safety issues. But the steady and smart leadership from Police COMMISSIONER CHARLES RAMSEY have all Philadelphians confident that the tough issues could be handled. That is why CHS joins many Philadelphians in wishing Commissioner Ramsey best wishes on his retirement. Ramsey was an innovative leader who implemented…

CITY HALL SAM: Police Chief Ramsey Leaves Big Shoes To Fill

HEARD ON THE HILL / IN CITY HALL

Metcalfe Again Seeks Pa. E-Verify Legislation Pennsylvania House State Government Committee Majority Chairman, State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler), has reintroduced his legislation to require all employers and government entities in the Commonwealth to enroll in the federal government’s free E-Verify program to confirm the validity of Social Security numbers for prospective employees. Modeled after the…

HEARD ON THE HILL / IN CITY HALL

POLS ON THE STREET: Doc Met Two Waterloos In Philadelphia Primary!

by Joe Shaheeli John Dougherty met his Waterloo Election Day, not once, but twice. The day before, he threw in the towel on his ambition to pay back the politically powerful Western Pennsylvania Zappala family. They had supported his campaign to win for his brother, Kevin, a State Supreme Court seat. Early on it looked…

POLS ON THE STREET: Doc Met Two Waterloos In Philadelphia Primary!

WALKING THE BEAT: More Steam Than Light On Broad Street

by Joe Shay Stivala HAVE YOU SEEN those horrible light standards on N. Broad Street? UG-LEEEE! They look like Big Apple steampipes. And seem to narrow the street to make it a more of a raceway than it is. They cast little light. They seem to reach to the heavens, but need a crowning apex.…

WALKING THE BEAT: More Steam Than Light On Broad Street

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OUR OPINION: Kenney’s Odd Game On Sugary-Drinks Tax

OUR OPINION: Kenney’s Odd Game On Sugary-Drinks Tax

One wonders why Mayor Jim Kenney, who as a Councilman voted no on similar proposals from Mayor Michael Nutter, would press hard for a sugary-drink tax. He made it clear in his welcoming speech to the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Convention delegates…

OUR OPINION: Soda Tax Promises Food Fight In Phila. City Council

OUR OPINION: Soda Tax Promises Food Fight In Phila. City Council

Community leaders, small-business owners, labor leaders and citizens have banded together to fight a 3-cents-an-ounce…

OUR OPINION: Awaiting A State Budget!

OUR OPINION: Awaiting A State Budget!

In the meantime … in-between time … backed up for a second year are State…

DARRELL CLARKE: Public Servant Of The Year 2016

DARRELL CLARKE: Public Servant Of The Year 2016

In weighing our choices for the Philadelphia Public Record’s 2016 Public Servant of the Year,…

Pols on the Street

POLS ON THE STREET: Philadelphia’s Crowded Ballot Could Fatigue Voters

POLS ON THE STREET: Philadelphia’s Crowded Ballot Could Fatigue Voters

A look at the ballot by voters may send some of them scrambling out of…

POLS ON THE STREET: Philadelphia State House District Races Upstage Bigger Contests!

POLS ON THE STREET: Philadelphia State House District Races Upstage Bigger Contests!

by Joe Shaheeli No matter how you cut it, there is nothing as exciting as…

POLS ON THE STREET: Dems Drop Cohen In 202nd State House Race

POLS ON THE STREET: Dems Drop Cohen In 202nd State House Race

by Joe Shaheeli The cement blend of Democratic Party endorsements and 42 years of service…

POLS ON THE STREET: Doc Met Two Waterloos In Philadelphia Primary!

POLS ON THE STREET: Doc Met Two Waterloos In Philadelphia Primary!

by Joe Shaheeli John Dougherty met his Waterloo Election Day, not once, but twice. The day before, he threw in the towel on his ambition to pay back the politically powerful Western Pennsylvania Zappala family. They had supported his campaign…

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