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Cardella: The Black Italians

One of the worst aspects of racism is our denial that it exists. Not every white American is a racist, but each of us was faced with a binary choice growing up. We either...

Rep. Thomas Murt of the 152nd Legislative District discusses need for accurate information

By: Rep. Thomas Murt In the 21st century, the need for successful research and accurate information is more profound than ever. With misinformation so prevalent in today’s media and society, the skill of recognizing precise...

Grandparents and working parents deserve tax breaks

By: Councilman Al Taubenberger (R-at large) We live in economically challenging times. Wages have not kept pace with inflation, leaving many Philadelphians - especially working grandparents and those with children at home - struggling to...

Letters-to-the-Editor: Response to Tom Cardella’s column about Trump

The Oct. 16 issue of the SPR is filled with fascinating reports about our dynamic community from church news, housing developments and popular restaurants, to arts and entertainment. And then there is the enduring opinion...

Cardella: The Cult

When a president can utter the phrase “in my great and unmatched wisdom” and about 35% of American voters don’t laugh their asses off, we’re in uncharted territory. Leaders who proclaim their own “great...

Cardella: Madwoman

Behind her back, they called her the crazy lady. Poked fun at her. Didn’t bother to even whisper anymore. Even some in her family kept their distance. It was a terrible way to end...

Cardella: Pizza Accidents

DOMINO’S is offering “Carryout Insurance.” I checked the DOMINO’S website to read its insurance policy. It says that “Carryout Insurance” means that if damage occurs to your pizza after you leave the store, you...

Cardella: Headlines

“Anthony Bourdain’s Cherished Knife And Writing Desk Among Items To Hit Auction”—How “cherished” is it when it’s up for auction? “Stephen King And It: Chapter Two Stars Offer Positive Clown Facts”—Excuse me, the only people...

Cardella: Fall Multiple Choice Test

1-President Trump declared that when it comes to religion, Democrats--      a)-think the Monkees’ song, I’M A BELIEVER, should be played at church services          b)-think Sunday brunch is a spiritual experience      c)-are not big believers      d)-steal from the collection...

Cardella: Football Sundays in South Philly

Many of us are lamenting the unofficial end of summer. But in South Philly, September means the return of football Sundays. We don’t need autumn leaves or pumpkin spice to mark the change of...
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