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A Domb Idea

How condo king wants to change the way city does business

(Photo Left) Allan Domb has ideas on how to collect delinquent taxes. Domb photo courtesy of facebook.com/votedomb

We cannot understand why a fabulously successful Center City businessman would want to run for, let alone serve as, a City Council freshman member; but we’ll take Allan Domb at his word: he wants to give back to a city that has made him successful. While we were dismayed that his campaign theme centered around a tired political gimmick — “I’d donate my salary. I don’t want the money” — we are encouraged by a policy initiative he championed on the campaign trail: an aggressive common sense approach to collecting back taxes.

First, the...

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CounterPoint

Mayor and merit selection advocate respond

Loyal followers of LibCity Press, know that we have never opened up Point to contrary opinions (if you’ve got something to say, publish your own newspaper!).  That is, until this week.

To the Editor:

The assertion that a merit selection system “codifies institutional...

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Summer of Peace

(Photo Left) Supporting the “Summer of Peace” program organized by the North Central Basketball League. L-R: Jeron Foster, Henry Jacobs, Tina Marie, Sheriff Jewell Williams, Levy Combs, Pete Johnson, and Mikey Logan. Photo Courtesy of the Philadelphia Sheriff’s...

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Read This Book

Harper Lee’s New Release Should Be Embraced Not Shunned

(Photo Left) Harper Lee titles are selling briskly at Joseph Fox Books. Photo by LCP staff.

First, a disclaimer: we have not read the newly released Harper Lee novel, “Go Set a...

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To Fence or Not to Fence

Holiness has its price

(Photo Left) The pontiff greets the faithful on his home turf at St. Peter’s in Rome. Photo by Alfredo Borba via Wikimedia Commons.

The pope’s upcoming visit to our city has occasioned a level of hand-wringing about, of...

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Failing on the Fourth

City comes in 43rd in nation ranking

(Graphic Right) Shocking mature themes are becoming a staple of the annual July Fourth concert.

Don’t get us started. Loyal readers of the LibCity Press know that we have a pet peeve about the Fourth of July Welcome America...

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PHL, DOJ, and OIS

How Tate-Brown shooting squares with history of cop shootings in Philly

(Photo Left) 2015 report requested by Commissioner Ramsey. Courtesy of U.S. Department of Justice

On Dec. 15, 2014, Brandon Tate-Brown, a 26 year-old African American was shot to death by a white...

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Black Judges and The Supreme Court

Merit selection and institutionalized racism

Let’s get something straight about judicial merit selection: it is no panacea. Merit selection neither ensures ethical conduct nor protects against political infl uence. In the end, all merit selection may ensure is that an African American or Latino attorney will not be coming to a Pennsylvania appellate court...

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Memo to Jim

Some thoughts for our next mayor

(Photo Left) Councilman Jim Kenney.  Photo courtesy of kenney2015.com

Dear Councilman Kenney:

Congratulations on your victory in the Democratic mayoral primary.  Don’t be distracted by talk of Bill Green ramping up an...

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Let’s Make a Deal

Prosecutorial wheeling and dealing

(Photo Left) Kane, Williams photos courtesy of phila.gov. Ali photo courtesy attorneygeneral.gov

Loyal readers of LibCityPress know that we have wasted no ink on the behavior of Kathleen Kane. From botched press statements to a revolving door of...

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The Losers Part II

Philly 3.0 fails campaign and Elections 1.0

(Photos Left) Stills from Philly 3.0’s mostly unsuccessful TV advertising campaign.&nbsp...

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