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ELEPHANT CORNER: Developer Sues Councilman Johnson For Favoring A Business Rival In Pt. Breeze

ELEPHANT CORNER: Developer Sues Councilman Johnson For Favoring A Business Rival In Pt. Breeze

I now know why Council – at least COUNCILMAN KENYATTA JOHNSON – did not like…

POLS ON THE STREET: Butkovitz Out Of The Race; Bon Jovi In On Race Relations

POLS ON THE STREET: Butkovitz Out Of The Race; Bon Jovi In On Race Relations

CITY CONTROLLER ALAN BUTKOVITZ surprised everyone by announcing he will not run for Mayor of…

POLS ON THE STREET: Fattah’s Fate Is Key To Other Seats

POLS ON THE STREET: Fattah’s Fate Is Key To Other Seats

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ City Controller Alan Butkovitz has eyed the Mayor’s seat as an ultimate…

Clarke Launches Mobile Crime-Fighting Office

Clarke Launches Mobile Crime-Fighting Office

City Council President Darrell Clarke cut the ribbon to launch a 33-foot Winnebago on its…

Live! Hotel & Casino Charged With Racial Baggage, Facing Neighbors’ Pushback

Live! Hotel & Casino Charged With Racial Baggage, Facing Neighbors’ Pushback

Live! Hotel & Casino would bring a lot of baggage to its projected home at…

THE WAFFLEMAN: A Marvelous ‘Time Machine’ In Philadelphia Parking Lots

THE WAFFLEMAN: A Marvelous ‘Time Machine’ In Philadelphia Parking Lots

Yo! Here we go again as I say, “Eureka!” I have encountered a “time machine”…

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Live! Hotel & Casino Charged With Racial Baggage, Facing Neighbors’ Pushback

Live! Hotel & Casino would bring a lot of baggage to its projected home at 9th & Packer Streets. Not only would it face a welcoming committee of irate neighbors and leaders in a community already heavily impacted by tourism at the sports stadiums, but it would need to explain away to the satisfaction of…

Live! Hotel & Casino Charged With Racial Baggage, Facing Neighbors’ Pushback

OUT & ABOUT: Could Willie Brown Shut Election Down With SEPTA Strike?

For the next few days, those of us who rely on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, or SEPTA as it’s commonly known, are going to be looking toward Ohio. Not literally. Metaphorically. That’s because the only way to keep Transport Workers Union Local 234 from actually participating in the strike that its members authorized with…

OUT & ABOUT: Could Willie Brown Shut Election Down With SEPTA Strike?

ELEPHANT CORNER: Developer Sues Councilman Johnson For Favoring A Business Rival In Pt. Breeze

I now know why Council – at least COUNCILMAN KENYATTA JOHNSON – did not like the idea of selling the Philadelphia Gas Works to UIL Corp.: because it was to be done honestly and transparently. Johnson apparently has steered the sale of city-owned properties to political insiders. In a lawsuit filed by developer MICHAEL POLLACK,…

ELEPHANT CORNER: Developer Sues Councilman Johnson For Favoring A Business Rival In Pt. Breeze

POLS ON THE STREET: Butkovitz Out Of The Race; Bon Jovi In On Race Relations

CITY CONTROLLER ALAN BUTKOVITZ surprised everyone by announcing he will not run for Mayor of Philadelphia in the upcoming Democratic primary. Butkovitz for months had been planning such a run. In fact, word on the street was that he would announce this week that he was an official candidate and resign as City Controller. But…

POLS ON THE STREET: Butkovitz Out Of The Race; Bon Jovi In On Race Relations

ELEPHANT CORNER: Developer Sues Councilman Johnson For Favoring A Business Rival In Pt. Breeze

I now know why Council – at least COUNCILMAN KENYATTA JOHNSON – did not like the idea of selling the Philadelphia Gas Works to UIL Corp.: because it was to be done honestly and transparently. Johnson apparently has steered the sale of city-owned properties to political insiders. In a lawsuit filed by developer MICHAEL POLLACK,…

ELEPHANT CORNER: Developer Sues Councilman Johnson For Favoring A Business Rival In Pt. Breeze

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OUR OPINION: The Winners Of 2014 – Let’s All Wish ’Em Luck

OUR OPINION: The Winners Of 2014 – Let’s All Wish ’Em Luck

Republican and Democratic leaderships were elected to both chambers of the Pennsylvania General Assembly last week. We cannot list them all here. But since they all get their own copy of this newspaper weekly, we do wish them luck and…

OUR OPINION: High Court Smells To High Heaven

OUR OPINION: High Court Smells To High Heaven

Score one for Chief Justice Ronald Castille with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court moving to relieve…

OUR OPINION: Beyond Gubernatorial Debates

OUR OPINION: Beyond Gubernatorial Debates

Democrat Tom Wolf looked soft, Gov. Corbett looked tough and sure. But it was only…

OUR OPINION: Time For Heads To Roll

OUR OPINION: Time For Heads To Roll

With innumerable nonprofits operating in Philadelphia under a wide range of goals and missions, it’s…

Pols on the Street

POLS ON THE STREET: McGinty Is Good Choice For Tom Wolf’s Chief Of Staff

POLS ON THE STREET: McGinty Is Good Choice For Tom Wolf’s Chief Of Staff

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ One thing everyone notices about Katie McGinty, just named Chief of Staff…

POLS ON THE STREET: Labor Was Key To High Philadelphia Turnout For Wolf

POLS ON THE STREET: Labor Was Key To High Philadelphia Turnout For Wolf

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Glad we were not alone in predicting a low turnout. We predicted…

POLS ON THE STREET: Corbett Still Confident In Governor’s Race; McCaffery Wise To Step Down

POLS ON THE STREET: Corbett Still Confident In Governor’s Race; McCaffery Wise To Step Down

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Gov. Tom Corbett says he’s feeling good. He doesn’t believe the public…

POLS ON THE STREET: Fattah’s Fate Is Key To Other Seats

POLS ON THE STREET: Fattah’s Fate Is Key To Other Seats

BY JOE SHAHEELI/ City Controller Alan Butkovitz has eyed the Mayor’s seat as an ultimate goal in his long career as an elected official. Through the years, he represented his legislative district well, understood the moves necessary to insure successful…

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