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Arkoosh’s undeserved promotion Jan. 17 marked Valerie Arkoosh’s last day as chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners. Her next stop is Harrisburg after having recently been appointed Secretary of Human Services by Pennsylvania’s...

The Great Glory of the Geator

I’m probably the wrong person to write this column about Jerry Blavat. Because of my two left feet, I never attended one of the many dances he ran. Never went to his club called...

Water bills going up again

City residents could see a hefty increase to their water bills over the next few years. The Philadelphia Water Department is asking to raise residents' bills more than 20 percent over the next two years...

Mentors in the corner of hoops star ‘Flash’

No matter the gymnasium, Aasim Burton always has a cheering section. The Grays Ferry resident, who is a junior at Cardinal O’Hara High School, has a promising basketball career ahead of him. He also has...

Point Breeze’s Itzkowitz running for Council at large

Point Breeze resident Job Itzkowitz will run for a City Council at-large position in the May 17 municipal primary. Itzkowitz, executive director of Old City District and a graduate of both Central High School and...

Travel back to 1960s South Philly

Theater audiences will be able to travel back in time to 1960s South Philly during a comic opera coming to the Helen Corning Warden Theater at 1920 Spruce St. Philadelphia’s prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts...

Around Town

Kanopy streaming service returns to Free Library The Free Library will once again provide access to the media streaming platform Kanopy. Free Library cardholders now have unlimited access to hundreds of titles available through the...

Plenty of Fitness options on East Passyunk

East Passyunk is offering plenty of ways to keep those New Year’s resolution fitness goals. The East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District offers an extensive collection of facilities such as gyms, yoga studios and personal...

Around Town

Broad Street Run back on April 30 The nation’s largest 10-mile road race, which traditionally occurs on the first Sunday in May, will take place one week earlier this year on April 30 to avoid...

Sticks and Stones

Columnist George Will once wrote that “the Constitution does NOT guarantee our citizens the right NOT to be offended.” Apparently, George Will is not required reading at American universities. In May, Stanford University published...
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