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What Happens in Kensington…

Practice of Churning and Pimping Addicts Must Stop

As many loyal readers of the Point know, we do not shy away from taking issue with the papers of general circulation (our friends at Philadelphia Media Holdings) for focusing on red herrings rather than stories that matter. There are times, however, when this media outlet produces a profound piece of journalism that has the chance to change lives. This happened earlier this month with Inquirer staff writer Al...

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What Change Feels Like

Philadelphia Citizen’s Larry Platt gives us his take on the new wave sweeping through city politics. 

With the upset victory of Rebecca Rhynart over entrenched City Controller incumbent Alan Butkovitz and long-time civil rights attorney Larry Krancer trouncing a 7-person field for District Attorney, Larry Platt gives us his take on what it all means.  Larry’s thoughts can be read in full at thePhiladelphiaCitizen.org as they have been edited...

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Justice Almost Derailed

DA’s failure to charge Amtrak engineer rightly overturned by city judge

(Photo Left) Port Richmond site of the 2015 Amtrak derailment. Photo courtesy of NTSB.

Much has been written about the now-disgraced, soon-to-be former, District Attorney Seth Williams in the...

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Raising Hotel Tax Makes Good Dollars and Sense

But new fund’s board must be transparent

As a rule, for politicians, particularly those sitting on city council, raising taxes is never a no-brainer. Raising a tax to fund anything other than schools or reduce our pension debt is even dicier, one would think.

This maxim is true for almost every proposed tax except the one proposed by the Greater...

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Darrell Clarke and Transparency

Review of council’s budget requires structural change

(Picture Left) City Councilman Darrell Clarke is getting it from all side, and could possibly handle it better. Photo courtesy of phlcouncil.com.

Some weeks, you have to feel for City Council President...

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