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Sharpen Your Pencils, Harrisburg

Pa. Supreme Court may now be poised to to throw out gerrymandered lines 

(Photo Left) Pa.'s 7th Congressional District, a.k.a.  "Goofy kicking Donald Duck" district is  possibly the most egregiously  gerrymandered district in the nation.  Illustration by Salvatore Patrone.

The Washington Post has described it as “Goofy kicking Donald Duck.” In one part, it is as wide as an endoscopy center, in another, it is as wide as a seafood restaurant. Welcome to Pennsylvania’s Seventh Congressional District - arguably one of the nation’s most gerrymandered...

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Getting Rid of That Beer Deli

Councilwoman Bass’ aim is off mark in fight to take  down bulletproof glass

(Photo Left) Whether the problem is in with the delis or with the possibility of crime, the safety of shopkeepers should not be at issue. Photo by Salvatore Patrone.

Is the removal of a degrading institution in...

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Ode to Mount Joy, Part II

Something smells about Temple’s decision to build marijuana grow facility in Lancaster County — and it ain’t the weed.

(Photo Left) Controversies and rumors abound about the motivations of Cozen O'Connor in its writing of the Medical Marijuana Act. Ilustratrion by LCP...

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Ode to Mount Joy, Part I

Something smells about Temple’s decision to build marijuana grow facility in Lancaster County — and it ain’t the weed.

(Photo Left) Temple won't comment on why it's snubbing a  neighborhood location in favor of an out-of-town facility.

Is it possible that Temple University...

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SRC You Later, Part III

On electing School Board, we vote no

(Photo Left) Is the best solution for Philadelphia's school board evident in the Pew Charitable Trusts’ urban schools report?  Report image courtesy of pewtrusts.org.

The third in a three-part series on the future of our...

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SRC You Later, Part II

Now for the hard part: finding the money.

You’ve got to hand it to Mayor Kenney, he does like to lay out a bold vision for the future of our city:  “I have a vision of a child that is leaving a quality pre-K in June and entering kindergarten in September; who is prepared to progress through 8th grade and do well; and then make a choice to go to a...

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SRC You Later, Part I

The Pottery Barn Rule

(Photo Left) Regardless of who broke the schools first, with SRC's departure, it's up to the city to make it work now.

Wilson Goode didn’t have the political clout to deal with it. Ed Rendell had the political clout and the economic surge to deal with...

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#FreeMeekMill

Judge must be held accountable for unfair sentencing

(Photos Left) Free Meek Mill busses have been spotted cruising the Philadelphia streets. Photo by Salvatore Patrone...

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James “Jimmy” Tayoun Sr. (1930 - 2017)

(Photo Left) In a city of colorful personalities, Jimmy ran the spectrum. Photo via Facebook.

Note from the Publisher. It is with great sadness that we note the passing of James “Jimmy” Tayoun - a friend, colleague, and most of all, mentor. I first met Jimmy in 1987 in the back of the Middle East...

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Bass Fishing For Answers

DHS scorecard raises more questions than it answers

(Photos from Left to Right) Is the current dismal report card a set up for future success?  Councilwoman Cindy Bass. (R) DHS Commissioner Cynthia...

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Abolish the School Reform Commission

But, let’s slow down and get it right

(Photo Left)  The dismantling of the SRC should be more measured than dramatic.

When you run for mayor, you can get away with campaign promises that have little basis in reality and still win by a landslide. You can say...

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