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City Launches ‘Smart War’ on Gun Violence

City Launches ‘Smart War’ on Gun Violence

BY TONY WEST After 50 years of excessive gun violence in its poor neighborhoods, Philadelphia…

POLS ON THE STREET: State Rep Rumbles Are Underway

POLS ON THE STREET: State Rep Rumbles Are Underway

BY JOE SHAHEELI As if there wasn’t enough happening in the turbulent political waters of…

Waterworks Restaurateur Lands State Dept. Gig

Waterworks Restaurateur Lands State Dept. Gig

BY RYAN BRIGGS The State Department has appointed Gladwyne-based political consultant and former Waterworks restaurant…

POLS ON THE STREET: Shale Severance Tax Breaks New Ground

BY JOE SHAHEELI No one knows what the final outcome of the Pennsylvania budget saga…

PUBLIC SERVANTS AT WORK, Aug. 3, 2017

PUBLIC SERVANTS AT WORK, Aug. 3, 2017

Boyle Seeks to Kill Delays As Pennsylvania deals with yet another frustrating budget impasse, State…

South of South Ponders Safe Streets

South of South Ponders Safe Streets

BY ELDON GRAHAM A homicide on July 16 rattled the nerves of residents in a…

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Palumbo Park 2.0

City Councilman Mark Squilla and Parks & Recreation Executive Director Kathryn Ott Lovell were on hand for a grand ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome a host of improvements to Palumbo Park, located at 723 Catharine Street. Among the upgrades neighbors can now enjoy: new park benches, picnic tables, lighting, planted trees and landscaping.  …

Palumbo Park 2.0

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Aug. 18-         State Rep. Emilio Vázquez hosts Pop-Up Constituent Service Office at Norris Sq. Pk., 2100 N. Howard St., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Auto registrations & licenses, birth & death certificates, unemployment compensation & senior services. For info: (215) 457-5281. Aug. 18-         State Sen. Art Haywood hosts “SEPTA Day” at 7106 Germantown Ave., 10…

City Launches ‘Smart War’ on Gun Violence

BY TONY WEST After 50 years of excessive gun violence in its poor neighborhoods, Philadelphia has decided to study the problem. That’s good. Council President Darrell L. Clarke appointed Councilman Kenyatta Johnson (D-2nd), Managing Director Michael DiBerardinis and Darrell G. O’Connor, a career FTI expert, the co-chairs of the Special Committee on Gun Violence Prevention.…

City Launches ‘Smart War’ on Gun Violence

City Launches ‘Smart War’ on Gun Violence

BY TONY WEST After 50 years of excessive gun violence in its poor neighborhoods, Philadelphia has decided to study the problem. That’s good. Council President Darrell L. Clarke appointed Councilman Kenyatta Johnson (D-2nd), Managing Director Michael DiBerardinis and Darrell G. O’Connor, a career FTI expert, the co-chairs of the Special Committee on Gun Violence Prevention.…

City Launches ‘Smart War’ on Gun Violence

City Launches ‘Smart War’ on Gun Violence

BY TONY WEST After 50 years of excessive gun violence in its poor neighborhoods, Philadelphia has decided to study the problem. That’s good. Council President Darrell L. Clarke appointed Councilman Kenyatta Johnson (D-2nd), Managing Director Michael DiBerardinis and Darrell G. O’Connor, a career FTI expert, the co-chairs of the Special Committee on Gun Violence Prevention.…

City Launches ‘Smart War’ on Gun Violence

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POLS ON THE STREET: State Rep Rumbles Are Underway

POLS ON THE STREET: State Rep Rumbles Are Underway

BY JOE SHAHEELI As if there wasn’t enough happening in the turbulent political waters of 2017, a few of its local mariners already have an eye on the distant beacon of the 2018 primary election. State representative races are the…

POLS ON THE STREET: Gerrymander Fix May Help GOP

POLS ON THE STREET: Gerrymander Fix May Help GOP

BY JOE SHAHEELI If gerrymandering reform comes to Pennsylvania, it may come at the hands…

POLS ON THE STREET: Prelude to Parking Wars Redux

POLS ON THE STREET: Prelude to Parking Wars Redux

BY JOE SHAHEELI The last City Council meeting before the summer recess is rarely one…

POLS ON THE STREET: Entering the Final Stretch to Find an Interim DA

POLS ON THE STREET: Entering the Final Stretch to Find an Interim DA

BY JOE SHAHEELI With tomorrow’s deadline for applicants who crave a high-profile temporary position with…

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POLS ON THE STREET: State Rep Rumbles Are Underway

POLS ON THE STREET: State Rep Rumbles Are Underway

BY JOE SHAHEELI As if there wasn’t enough happening in the turbulent political waters of…

Waterworks Restaurateur Lands State Dept. Gig

Waterworks Restaurateur Lands State Dept. Gig

BY RYAN BRIGGS The State Department has appointed Gladwyne-based political consultant and former Waterworks restaurant…

POLS ON THE STREET: Shale Severance Tax Breaks New Ground

BY JOE SHAHEELI No one knows what the final outcome of the Pennsylvania budget saga…

City Launches ‘Smart War’ on Gun Violence

City Launches ‘Smart War’ on Gun Violence

BY TONY WEST After 50 years of excessive gun violence in its poor neighborhoods, Philadelphia has decided to study the problem. That’s good. Council President Darrell L. Clarke appointed Councilman Kenyatta Johnson (D-2nd), Managing Director Michael DiBerardinis and Darrell G.…

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