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We Love the Violence in Football

The Damar Hamlin injury has understandably sparked a wave of articles about the violence inherent in football. I’ve spent a good part of my life reporting the Eagles and on pro football in general....

The Jewish Breakfast

I love a good Jewish breakfast. If any ethnic or racial group owns breakfast time, it’s the Jews. If you’re a person who skips breakfast, you’re not Jewish. If I hadn’t grown up in...

As the Old Year Ends

I’m not sure whether a new Sixers arena on Market Street is the answer to the city’s economic woes. What I do know is that the current situation is not acceptable. I can understand...

Long wish list

By Carvella Moniaga and Daniel Ting We are writing this letter to address the issues we intend to send to Jordan Harris, our state representative. We want to focus on the issues of the economy,...

Scraps From My Notebook

Supermarket magnate Jeff Brown is already running political commercials for his 2023 mayoral run. Smart strategy. The local media have largely ignored Brown, one of two candidates (the other being Rebecca Rhynhart, City Controller)...

A tribute to Nancy Pelosi

By Basil L. Merenda Back in 2007 when Nancy Pelosi was first elected Speaker of the House, my mom, a lifelong Pennsylvanian and an active citizen and voter from her high school days, said to...

Columbus Unbound (Or Unboxed)

The gray sky looks down upon the statue of Christopher Columbus. A light misty rain has turned to sleet. Marconi Plaza is deserted like a town left high and dry after the gold rush....

The Streets of Philadelphia

City Council passed its mid-year budget last week. It’s different this fiscal year. Philadelphia found itself sitting on an unprecedented surplus. The mayor reportedly struggled figuring out how to spend it. Let those two...

Letters to the Editor

Why I’m thankful for cyber education During Thanksgiving and the holiday season, I like to take time to reflect on the things in my life that I am grateful for. And this year, I want...

The Krasner Travesty

This is not a defense of Larry Krasner. The embattled Philadelphia district attorney has been impeached by the Republican-dominated Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Every Republican but one voted to impeach and not a single...
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