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Hanging Up The Robes

Pa. should keep judicial retirement age at 70.

Pennsylvania voters may or may not get the chance this fall to decide whether the judicial retirement age should be increased from 70 to 75. This may come as quite a surprise to our readers who believe, quite correctly, that they already voted on this constitutional amendment by referendum in last May’s primary. But the legislature decided at the eleventh hour to nullify the vote on two grounds: that a primary vote, which in Pennsylvania excludes voters registered outside the two major parties, would unfairly disenfranchise those voters from determining the outcome of the referendum; and the language, according to Republican sponsor of the referendum, state Rep. Kate Harper did not “accurately reflect” the constitutional amendment.

We agree with the move to the November...

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District Attorney’s Fina Problem

Why is this guy still on a public payroll? 

Loyal readers of the Point know that we have a problem with District Attorney Seth Williams. Any elected official who can’t figure out how to fire staff that engages in the trafficking of racist, misogynistic, homophobic, and racially offensive emails does not deserve to be in a position of public trust...

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That’s My Prerogative

Feibush should not be poster boy for ending councilmanic prerogative

(Photos from Left to Right) Real Estate Developer Ori Feibush. Photo courtesy of Ori Feibush via Wikimedia Commons...

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Fed Sting Stinks

Please tell us you have more than this

(Photo Left) Fed operation doesn’t stack up, nets just one. 

In the movie “A Few Good Men” Jack Nicholson portrayed Colonel Nathan Jessup, who from the witness stand mocks attorney Daniel Kaffee, played by Tom...

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Give Kenney Time To Turn Stop-And-Frisk Numbers Around

Mayor’s rhetoric may be clumsy but his heart is in the right place.

“Liar!” “Pig politician.” Well Mr. Mayor, no one said it was going to be easy. These were just a couple of the epithets thrown at our mayor while attending a North Philly community meeting called to discuss the re-emerging controversy over police stop-and-frisk...

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One Man’s War on Heroin

Max Tuttleman wants to get overdose reversal drug Narcan to addicts throughout the city. What could be so hard?

By Larry Platt

This piece, written by Larry Platt, was first published in The Philadelphia Citizen: www.thephiladelphiacitizen.com. This article has been edited for size.

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#BernieOrBust Comes to Philly

How we handle them will be one of Kenney’s first tests

(Photo Left) Philly’s past mayors have had thier share of high profile protests.

OK now it’s getting serious. The Bernie or Bust movement has its own Facebook page with a raised fist dripping in red...

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Flyer Farewell

The Legacy of Ed Snider

(Photo Left) Photo by Michael Alan Goldberg via Wikimedia Commons.

Last week, Ed Snider passed away. He was the man who made Philly a hockey town, and helped distinguish our town to the world in the 1970’s as home of the...

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Renaissance Redux

Hite’s Newest Turnaround Plan Stirs Passion on Both Sides

(Photo Left) Superintendent William Hite’s (right) new plan raises classic questions and concerns. Hite photo...

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Who We Are

Millennials and Poverty Defining Philly
(Graph Left) Data collected by Pew shows median household income in Philadelphia is significantly lower than in the Philadelphia metro area or the nation. Illustration by LCP staff.

As the Kenney era begins, the Pew funded...

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It’s High Time

CDC study demolishes last barrier against medical marijuana

(Photo Left) While not distributed in bud form, medical marijuana is finally available to be legally prescribed in PA . Illustration by LCP Staff.

For more than a year, we’ve...

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