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Welcome to Passyunk Ave. – Let’s Party with the DNC!

Welcome to Passyunk Ave.  –  Let’s Party with the DNC!

by Maria Merlino Everybody loves a good party, and one of the best times –…

ELEPHANT CORNER: An Insider’s View at the RNC

ELEPHANT CORNER: An Insider’s View at the RNC

The Republican National Convention commenced on Sunday with an event at the Rock & Roll…

Pennsylvania Delegates Greet Trump Time in Cleveland

Pennsylvania Delegates Greet Trump Time in Cleveland

by Denise Clay When Justin Gallagher, a 20-year-old senior at Penn State University, started seeing…

POLS ON THE STREET: GOP Convention Watch Is Almost Over

POLS ON THE STREET: GOP Convention Watch Is Almost Over

by Joe Shaheeli Those watching television and not tuned into convention coverage cannot consider themselves…

PoliticalFest Unveils Air Force 1 Replica

PoliticalFest Unveils Air Force 1 Replica

The Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention unveiled a replica of the…

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Asian American Philadelphia: THREE LEADERS

Nina Ahmad by Eldon Graham Dr. Nina Ahmad has made Philadelphia her home. Now she has embarked on a mission to strengthen the bonds between all its communities. Dr. Ahmad is from Bangladesh. She left her native country and moved to the US, attending the Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Mich. Then she moved to…

Asian American Philadelphia: THREE LEADERS

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

Philadelphia Budget Shows Skilled Hands at Work

by Tony West How often does the City of Philadelphia draw international attention for the swift and daring completion of its annual budget? Welcome to 2016. Mayor Jim Kenney’s Sugary Drinks Tax initiative (which wound up as a Sugary/Sweetened Drinks Tax) caught the eye of the world. But the rest of the budget process –…

Philadelphia Budget Shows Skilled Hands at Work

ELEPHANT CORNER: An Insider’s View at the RNC

The Republican National Convention commenced on Sunday with an event at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Philadelphia delegates to the Convention include PAGOP GENERAL COUNSEL LAWRENCE TABAS and WARD LEADERS SETH KAUFER (2nd), CALVIN TUCKER (22nd) and CHRIS VOGLER (55th). Alternate Delegates include Republican City Committee Fundraising CHAIRMAN BILL PETTIGREW and COMMITTEEWOMAN…

ELEPHANT CORNER: An Insider’s View at the RNC

ELEPHANT CORNER: An Insider’s View at the RNC

The Republican National Convention commenced on Sunday with an event at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Philadelphia delegates to the Convention include PAGOP GENERAL COUNSEL LAWRENCE TABAS and WARD LEADERS SETH KAUFER (2nd), CALVIN TUCKER (22nd) and CHRIS VOGLER (55th). Alternate Delegates include Republican City Committee Fundraising CHAIRMAN BILL PETTIGREW and COMMITTEEWOMAN…

ELEPHANT CORNER: An Insider’s View at the RNC

Opinion

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: Progressive Carpetbaggers Are City’s New Litterbugs

POLS ON THE STREET: Progressive Carpetbaggers Are City’s New Litterbugs

by Joe Shaheeli The DNC Action Committee (not to be confused with the Democratic National…

POLS ON THE STREET: Special Election for 2nd Congressional Seat Is Same as General, Nov. 8

POLS ON THE STREET: Special Election for 2nd Congressional Seat Is Same as General, Nov. 8

by Joe Shaheeli Gov. Tom Wolf saved the Commonwealth well over $1 million by setting…

Pols On The Street: DNC Must Weather Protests

Pols On The Street: DNC Must Weather Protests

by Joe Shaheeli Seems every time this city winds up in the center of a…

POLS ON THE STREET: GOP Convention Watch Is Almost Over

POLS ON THE STREET: GOP Convention Watch Is Almost Over

by Joe Shaheeli Those watching television and not tuned into convention coverage cannot consider themselves civic-spirited citizenry. Those glued to anything else will learn they’ve missed political machinations at its best. Those wondering why we plan to stay glued to…

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