On the Avenue: Congratulations

On the Avenue | August 22nd, 2019 | Leave a comment

Joe Dworetzky has practiced as a lawyer in Philadelphia for 35 years, first as a partner at Drinker Biddle and later at Hangley Aronchick. He served as City Solicitor under Mayor Ed Rendell, and for four years was a member of the School Reform Commission. He moved to San Francisco in 2011 and began a […]

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Help us get the story straight

Opinion | August 22nd, 2019 | Leave a comment

One of my biggest pet peeves about the general conversation regarding news and news coverage is when people talk about “the media.” The media does this. It doesn’t do that. The problem with discussing the media in most popular contexts is that the term is far too broad when it is applied. It includes everything […]

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On the Avenue: The morning briefing

On the Avenue | August 8th, 2019 | Leave a comment

Joe Dworetzky has practiced as a lawyer in Philadelphia for 35 years, first as a partner at Drinker Biddle and later at Hangley Aronchick. He served as City Solicitor under Mayor Ed Rendell, and for four years was a member of the School Reform Commission. He moved to San Francisco in 2011 and began a […]

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When social media attacks, again

Opinion | August 8th, 2019 | Leave a comment

In last week’s Local, we told the story of how one misinformed social media user caused a real stir in the community by jumping to a conclusion. That was the story of a Nextdoor poster who called for a boycott of the Night Kitchen Bakery when a Google search of “best carrot cake” returned to […]

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Commentary: Why are we feeling fearful?

Opinion | August 1st, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Howard A. Myrick While sitting in a local coffee house, engaged in a favorite pastime – people-watching and eavesdropping – I couldn’t escape hearing a conversation I’d heard numerous times before. The conversation centered on the growing feelings of fear about current conditions in the country and world, helplessness in not being able to […]

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