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Cardella: Maybe Next Week

It’s Monday, and I have this really great idea for a column. A blockbuster. I’m thinking Pulitzer Prize. Gotta find space in my cluttered trophy case for a gold medal. I jot down some...

Letter to the Editor: Way to Go South Philly

The headline in last week’s SPR (“In wake of explosion, community comes together”) says it all. Articles by reporters Mark Zimmaro and Tom Beck describe the amazing generosity of neighbors and small businesses like...

Cardella: The Great White Hope

Through the early years of the last century, the world heavyweight boxing champion was white. And that’s the way most Americans wanted it. Boxing was a large part of the American ethos. It was...

Letter to the Editor: Philadelphia needs more money for public schools

Many thanks to state Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler for taking a stand on school funding, especially how it impacts the repair of unsafe schools {"Fiedler calls for funds to fix local schools," Dec. 25}. For...

Cardella: The Year In Review

If you feel about this past year the way that I do, dear reader, you may question why anyone would want to relive 2019. Well, newspaper traditions being what they are, columnists are expected...

Cardella: The Medigan

I just watched THE IRISHMAN with my Uncle Nunzi. Uncle calls the movie THE MEDIGAN. “Medigan” is Italian slang for anyone who’s not Italian. Uncle Nunzi divides the world into two groups. Italians and...

Clean Air Council Exec. Director: South Philly residents deserve a voice in PES’s future

By Joseph Minott South Philadelphia residents and the general public have long been denied a voice in the investigation and remediation process for contamination at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery. In the wake of the...

Cardella: Remembrance of Things Past

This is a story about how fleeting fame can be. Or at least it started out that way. It begins with a card with notes attached sent to me by a friend named Joe....

Masterman seniors: Fielder is right on education, drugs and mass incarceration

When you think of Philadelphia, what might come to mind is It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and cheesesteaks, but some of the biggest problems that grip our city are much more concerning. These include...

Philadelphia’s Southwest Coalition endorses Nina Ahmad for state auditor general

Philadelphia’s Southwest Coalition on Monday endorsed Nina Ahmad for state auditor general in the Democratic primary. “To have earned the support of this powerful coalition of elected leaders in Philadelphia is both an honor and...
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