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Claude Lewis [1934 – 2017]

Mourning the passing of a force in journalism

(Photo Left) Claude Lewis. Photo courtesy of National Association of Black Journalists

Loyal readers of the Point know that, from time to time, we use this column to recognize the passing of men and women of our community whose...

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Soda Tax By The Numbers

Winners and losers unclear in first month of roll out

(Photo Left) Tallying up the soda tax. Photo by Salvatore Patrone.

When Philadelphia became the first big city in America to pass a soda tax, we knew the city’s revenue department and beverage...

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Bike Race Demise Déjà Vu

Rep. Brady tries to save the day again

(Photo Left) Like the cyclists, the Manayunk race itself has faced a wall, yet again. Photo by justinknabb, licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Flickr.

Congressman Robert A. Brady is perhaps the most unlikely champion of competitive cycling...

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Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

Council forcing employers to ignore wage history goes too far

(Photo Left) Philadelphia City Councilman Bill Greenlee. Photo courtesy of billgreenlee.com

You have to give Councilman Bill Greenlee his props. The guy is a tireless advocate for those struggling to climb the...

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Philly Crapping Out on Second Casino

PhillyLive! more like dead since casino award

If you build it, they will grow the tax base.

We never liked the idea of retrofitting a rundown hotel in the parking lot of The Linc as the ideal solution to our second casino vacancy. As revenue to the city...

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