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POLS ON THE STREET: To Tax Or Not To Tax? Philly’s Sugary-Drinks Conundrum

POLS ON THE STREET: To Tax Or Not To Tax? Philly’s Sugary-Drinks Conundrum

by Joe Shaheeli Mayor Jim Kenney’s $300 million bond initiative to rebuild parks, recreation centers…

1ST PERSON: Before Celebrating, Honor Our Fallen

1ST PERSON: Before Celebrating, Honor Our Fallen

by Judge Pat Dugan Put down your barbecue tongs. Stop throwing the baseball. Come out…

Veterans’ Calendar of Events, Memorial Day Weekend And Beyond

Veterans’ Calendar of Events, Memorial Day Weekend And Beyond

May 26- Memorial Day Philly Pops Concert in the Mann Center. $15-$25 – 7 p.m.…

DC21 Painters Restore Vietnam-Era Helicopter, Truck

DC21 Painters Restore Vietnam-Era Helicopter, Truck

Who would believe apprentices from District Council 21, the International Union of Painters & Allied…

POLS ON THE STREET: Does Your Vote Count If Electoral College Decides Presidency?

POLS ON THE STREET: Does Your Vote Count If Electoral College Decides Presidency?

Mike Reed, long-time political activist and gang fighter, poses the question and then answers it…

OUT & ABOUT: Chaka Fattah Trial’s Opening Drama

OUT & ABOUT: Chaka Fattah Trial’s Opening Drama

by Denise Clay You wouldn’t blame Congressman Chaka Fattah if he just wanted to go…

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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

Pt. Breeze Agency Is Model For Mayor’s Community Schools

by Tony West Mayor Jim Kenney based his winning campaign last year on a bright new proposal for “family service centers” where children’s educational needs can be met while his family learns to cope with many other challenges. If you want to know what these centers might look like – check out Diversified Community Services,…

Pt. Breeze Agency Is Model For Mayor’s Community Schools

POLS ON THE STREET: To Tax Or Not To Tax? Philly’s Sugary-Drinks Conundrum

by Joe Shaheeli Mayor Jim Kenney’s $300 million bond initiative to rebuild parks, recreation centers and libraries, and fund pre-K education is the main drama on Philadelphia’s political stage today. It is facing fierce opposition because it would fund these essential institutions (which no one opposes) by taxing sugary drinks. Sweetened beverages are a large…

POLS ON THE STREET: To Tax Or Not To Tax? Philly’s Sugary-Drinks Conundrum

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: Does Your Vote Count If Electoral College Decides Presidency?

POLS ON THE STREET: Does Your Vote Count If Electoral College Decides Presidency?

Mike Reed, long-time political activist and gang fighter, poses the question and then answers it…

POLS ON THE STREET: Feds Seek To Indict Sen. Larry Farnese

POLS ON THE STREET: Feds Seek To Indict Sen. Larry Farnese

Attorney Gregory Harvey, known for his ability to thread his clients through political mazes, broke…

POLS ON THE STREET: Great Turnout, Problem-Free Election – Courtesy Of Philadelphia City Commissioners

POLS ON THE STREET: Great Turnout, Problem-Free Election – Courtesy Of Philadelphia City Commissioners

by Joe Shaheeli We respect former Councilwoman Marian Tasco and believe her when she says…

POLS ON THE STREET: To Tax Or Not To Tax? Philly’s Sugary-Drinks Conundrum

POLS ON THE STREET: To Tax Or Not To Tax? Philly’s Sugary-Drinks Conundrum

by Joe Shaheeli Mayor Jim Kenney’s $300 million bond initiative to rebuild parks, recreation centers and libraries, and fund pre-K education is the main drama on Philadelphia’s political stage today. It is facing fierce opposition because it would fund these…

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