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Gay South Philly couple seek, then denied, marriage license

Gay South Philly couple seek, then denied, marriage license

South Philly couple and gay marriage advocates Bob and Bill Sullivan publicly announced they’d head up to City Hall today and attempt to get a license. Marriage equality is of course not legal in Pennsylvania, but the Sullivans say they were married four years ago in Vermont and believe they should receive the legal benefits of marriage here. What’s worse:...

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Why a burrito bar was named the best Philly restaurant to work at

Why a burrito bar was named the best Philly restaurant to work at

In their annual “Diner’s Guide to Ethical Eating,” the Restaurant Opportunities Center named 13 Philadelphia restaurants—including Fergie’s Pub, Monk’s Café, The Random Tea Room and El Fuego—among 80 restaurants advancing industry standards in employment. The Restaurant Opportunities Center, a national workers’ organization with local centers...

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Patch Adams endorses Northwest Philly Green candidate for Governor

Patch Adams endorses Northwest Philly Green candidate for Governor

Patch Adams Remember we introduced you to Paul Glover, the Northwest Philly community organizer who is likely to represent the Green Party on this year’s ballot for governor? This week, he was endorsed by Patch Adams, the physician, clown, and social activist perhaps best known for the 1998 film based on his life starring Robin Williams. “Is this the first...

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WATCH: Pat Toomey slams Mumia’s lawyer on Senate floor

WATCH: Pat Toomey slams Mumia’s lawyer on Senate floor

Mumia Abu-Jamal’s controversial Philly murder trial and subsequent legal battles wormed their way back into the news cycle recently, as President Obama nominated ex-NAACP fund head Debo Adegbile to head the Justice Department’s civil rights unit. Adegbile’s nomination has been decried by the Fraternal Order of Police and conservative politicians because...

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#SNOW: All SEPTA buses suspended; where to drink

#SNOW: All SEPTA buses suspended; where to drink

Well, it’s hashtag-snow out there. SEPTA has done a lot of well-predicted canceling, as have schools and some area businesses. Below, check out a press release from SEPTA sent out at 10:49 a.m. BUS: All city and suburban bus service remains suspended until further notice. Service was suspended starting at10 a.m. due to deteriorating weather conditions....

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Scrapple News: Sochi Hunger Olympics

Scrapple News: Sochi Hunger Olympics

In December, we re-introduced you to AP Ticker and Scrapple News, a Philly-based comedy news program produced by some hilarious people in the Northern Liberties Scrapple TV studio. Well, be prepared to not miss another episode, because we’ll be regularly featuring it here. (It’s already available on YouTube and is linked through other local sites,...

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Gov candidate Schwartz: Decriminalize marijuana in PA

Gov candidate Schwartz: Decriminalize marijuana in PA

Only one Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate supports the full legalization of marijuana, but the rest could probably be split up into who’s for decriminalizing small amounts of the stuff, and who isn’t. During a lengthy discussion with Philadelphia Weekly on Monday, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz revealed that not only is she in favor of medical marijuana at...

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Is it time to repeal Voter ID?

Is it time to repeal Voter ID?

Pennsylvania’s Voter ID law was recently ruled illegal by a judge and good luck making it a campaign issue in 2014—so, is it time to repeal the law for good? Last month, a Pennsylvania judge ruled that Pennsylvania’s Voter ID law was illegal, noting, “Voting laws are designed to assure a free and fair election; the Voter ID Law does not further this goal.” Gov....

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Brian Sims makes surprise endorsement in Northeast Philly

Brian Sims makes surprise endorsement in Northeast Philly

Each morning, reporters get emails from politicians and challengers from all over the state, noting their own slanted news of the day, and who’s endorsing whom. On Thursday morning, I was surprised to see that State Rep. Brian Sims would be endorsing Northeast Philly activist Jared Solomon in his challenge against State Rep. Mark Cohen for the state’s 202nd...

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Daylin Leach’s awesome week in fight for Northeast Philly seat

Daylin Leach’s awesome week in fight for Northeast Philly seat

Leach interviewed by a cool dude. (Photo: Hempland Security) The week after State Sen. Daylin Leach held a hearing on legalizing a form of medical cannabis for human consumption in Pennsylvania, his campaign is raking in the endorsements. Earlier today, the liberal Montgomery County politician won a four-way vote of MoveOn.org members in his run for Pennsylvania’s...

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