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Billy Penn, Philadelphia’s online news site, had an interesting story last week about a resident of Germantown who decided to take the matter of neighborhood litter in his own hands by purchasing … more
In a New York Times op-ed from 2014, Terry Golway, author of a book on the subject, asked readers not to forget the virtues of Tammany Hall, the Irish-Democratic ward political machine that ran … more
This past weekend, the Philadelphia Inquirer ran a series of opinions looking into the city’s charter schools. The law paving the way to the establishment of charter schools – independently run … more
by Stan Cutler I was supposed to deliver a slide presentation in an hour, and I was in a mild panic because there was so much light in the Library’s community room that images I wanted to … more
by Stan Cutler Around 100 neighbors went to the library for a slide presentation about Philadelphia trees by authors Ned Barnard and Catriona Briger. Afterward, pleased to have learned so much, … more
This month will be the second that sports betting is legal in Pennsylvania. And while returns for the state have been good for the highly taxed activity, the wide-reaching problems sports betting … more
Article on local author ‘packed with emotion’ Your article on Jan. 17 about Deborah Spungen and her books, “Table for One” and “I Don't Want to Live This Life” was packed with emotion … more
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