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CITY HALL SAM: Tom Wolf’s Budget Offers Hope

CITY HALL SAM: Tom Wolf’s Budget Offers Hope

City Hall Sam is starting off the column with a salute to SHERIFF JEWELL WILLIAMS.…

WALKING THE BEAT: Bill Green Should Heed Fellow Democrats

WALKING THE BEAT: Bill Green Should Heed Fellow Democrats

by Joe Shay Stivala I WAS STARTLED to hear on Sunday Bill GREEN had been relieved…

‘PUBLIC SERVANT OF THE YEAR’ JEWELL WILLIAMS: When A New Sheriff Came To Town

‘PUBLIC SERVANT OF THE YEAR’ JEWELL WILLIAMS: When A New Sheriff Came To Town

by Tony West The year 2011 was a momentous one in the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office.…

POLS ON THE STREET: Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Battle For Key Labor Endorsements

POLS ON THE STREET: Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Battle For Key Labor Endorsements

by Joe Shaheeli This is a labor town! So political analysts use endorsements from organized…

WALKING THE BEAT: Seth Williams For Senate?

WALKING THE BEAT: Seth Williams For Senate?

DID I TELL YOU: The press carried a story of DA Seth Williams possibly seeking…

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Forman Mills Gives Back $100,000 In Coats

by Bonnie Squires In Philadelphia, Forman Mills teamed up with Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell and Senator Tina Tartaglione to give out vouchers for winter gear in the West Philadelphia Forman Mills Store and the Rising Sun Avenue Forman Mills store to needy people, pre-selected with the assistance of the Salvation Army and other charities. iHeartMedia also…

Forman Mills Gives Back $100,000 In Coats

Labor Splits Over Philadelphia’s 170th House Dist., Turns It Into Wide-Open Race

by Joe Shaheeli It’s not unlike organized labor to split over candidates. Labor unions more often endorse Democratic candidates. Sometimes, they’ll side with a challenger. But in special cases, they all gather behind one Republican. In Philadelphia, that Republican is State Rep. John Taylor (R-Northeast), who also is the city’s Republican City Committee chair. Come…

Labor Splits Over Philadelphia’s 170th House Dist., Turns It Into Wide-Open Race

‘PUBLIC SERVANT OF THE YEAR’ JEWELL WILLIAMS: When A New Sheriff Came To Town

by Tony West The year 2011 was a momentous one in the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office. The previous year Sheriff John Green had stepped down after decades in that office, under a cloud. Millions of dollars had gone missing. Office records were in chaos. Forensic audits and criminal investigations were underway or brewing. That November, Jewell…

‘PUBLIC SERVANT OF THE YEAR’ JEWELL WILLIAMS: When A New Sheriff Came To Town

POLS ON THE STREET: Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Battle For Key Labor Endorsements

by Joe Shaheeli This is a labor town! So political analysts use endorsements from organized labor as one of their ways of calculating the chances of candidates vying for the Democratic mayoral nomination on May 19. So far, the big banner across the headquarters of Ed Coryell’s Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters, among the biggest…

POLS ON THE STREET: Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Battle For Key Labor Endorsements

CITY HALL SAM: Tom Wolf’s Budget Offers Hope

City Hall Sam is starting off the column with a salute to SHERIFF JEWELL WILLIAMS. Sheriff Williams is receiving a well-deserved Public Servant Of  The Year award from the Public Record. Sheriff Williams has an extensive and admirable career serving the public as a law enforcement officer, State Representative, and now as Sheriff.  His great personality…

CITY HALL SAM: Tom Wolf’s Budget Offers Hope

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WALKING THE BEAT: Bill Green Should Heed Fellow Democrats

WALKING THE BEAT: Bill Green Should Heed Fellow Democrats

by Joe Shay Stivala I WAS STARTLED to hear on Sunday Bill GREEN had been relieved of the Chair at the SRC. I was also surprised to see Green at a political event on Saturday night signing candidates’ petitions. Two candidates posted his photo on…

WALKING THE BEAT: Seth Williams For Senate?

WALKING THE BEAT: Seth Williams For Senate?

DID I TELL YOU: The press carried a story of DA Seth Williams possibly seeking…

CITY HALL SAM: Mayor Nutter Snatches Credit for Democratic Convention

CITY HALL SAM: Mayor Nutter Snatches Credit for Democratic Convention

It was amazing CONGRESSMAN BOB BRADY was able to get the Democratic National Committee to…

WALKING THE BEAT: Mayor Nutter, Jim Kenney Get In Schoolyard Brawl

WALKING THE BEAT: Mayor Nutter, Jim Kenney Get In Schoolyard Brawl

ETHICS – BLEAHTHICS.  I am so tired of reading about how ethics will define the…

Pols on the Street

POLS ON THE STREET: Politico Mag Credits Brady With Landing Democratic Convention

POLS ON THE STREET: Politico Mag Credits Brady With Landing Democratic Convention

by Joe Shaheeli Only one of 435 Congressmen in Washington but this city’s chief mover,…

It’s Round 3: Quiñones Sánchez Vs. Democratic Ward Leaders

It’s Round 3: Quiñones Sánchez Vs. Democratic Ward Leaders

by Joe Shaheeli 7th Dist. Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez believes she won terms one and…

Pols On The Street: If Kenney’s Out Of Council, Who Gets In?

Pols On The Street: If Kenney’s Out Of Council, Who Gets In?

by Joe Shaheeli Veteran Councilman at Large Jim Kenney’s sudden, decisive plunge into the Democratic…

POLS ON THE STREET: Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Battle For Key Labor Endorsements

POLS ON THE STREET: Philadelphia Mayoral Candidates Battle For Key Labor Endorsements

by Joe Shaheeli This is a labor town! So political analysts use endorsements from organized labor as one of their ways of calculating the chances of candidates vying for the Democratic mayoral nomination on May 19. So far, the big…

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  • Updated Mar. 5

    Mar. 5-           Seaman’s Church Inst. honors Holt

  • Updated Feb. 26th

    Feb. 26-          Al Schmidt for City Commissioner holds

  • Updated Feb. 19th

    Feb. 19-          GOP 5th, 8th, 2nd & 30th

  • Updated Feb. 12

    Feb. 11-          Phila. Solutions hosts Democratic Happy

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    Feb. 5-            Jim Kenney hosts Campaign Fundraiser

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    Jan. 29-           GOP Monthly Breakfast series featuring judicial