Willard Rouse III, 1942-2003

Bill Rouse was our champion. More so than anyone else, he could overcome Philadelphia’s all-too-frequent lack of self-confidence,” said Peter Hearn, former chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association and a former candidate for mayor. “He defied the doubters time after time, and succeeded. The loss of Bill is staggering.” Gov. Rendell said yesterday that no […]

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Working poor get screwed again

Let’s see: they work, are not on welfare, and are contributing to the tax coffers… But they don’t vote in the numbers required to make them a threat. They aren’t noticed, and are largely forgotten. So what happens? David Firestone in the NYTimes: Tax Law Omits Child Credit in Low-Income Brackets: ” after studying the […]

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Hoagieland?

R. W. Apple Jr. in the NYTimes: In Hoagieland, They Accept No Substitutes. The New York Times sampling Hoagies, Cheese Steaks, Scrapple, and Soft Pretzels! A good cheese steak or hoagie is usually just a delivery call away while a soft pretzel from any of the hundreds of street vendors across Center City (what we […]

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