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There is a connection between the trampling of democratic traditions during the January 6 insurrection and the violation of democratic rights that occurred in some of the June 6 Philadelphia ward leader elections.  more
The conservative members of the Supreme Court have done what they suggested they would never do during their confirmation hearings: they reversed the Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. more
In the past few months, the Local has published multiple articles and letters from readers about theft from mailboxes and post offices. I offer two suggestions. more
Part of the problem between the SEPTA board and the riders is that the members of the board do not always listen carefully to riders' concerns and safety.   more
Hats off (or rather, bike helmets off) to John Meigs for his recent letter promoting bicycling by means of his gentle corrective to a May 26 article on the Mt. Airy Learning Tree’s recent Hidden Garden Tour.  more
In leading in confronting aggression in Ukraine, America is upholding the idea that freedom is not free.  more
EMAN has now created a division between the residential community and the business community....divisive to say the least. Working together to solve problems has taken a huge step backwards. more
The repeal of Roe v. Wade offers the people of this nation a hope that we may begin the arduous process of reclaiming representative government from the soulless elites who have stolen it from us. more
I’ve grown weary of articles in the Local that assume a progressive consensus in our neighborhood on almost everything related to sexuality, gender, and abortion. more
We are hoping to change the norm of treating Pastorius Park as an off-leash dog park, which it is not. more
I find it very sad that some believe the rights of the unborn who come into this world, loved or not loved, are more important than the inalienable rights of women who are already here.  more
Pam DeLissio is considered by many good government activists in Philadelphia (including the undersigned) as our most reliable voice for democratic reform in Harrisburg. more
We need to see more new housing, both income restricted and market rate in Philadelphia to meet the needs of our rebounding city growth. more
I have been a committeeperson for nearly 30 years and until recently had never experienced the kind of behavior exhibited by certain members.  As the first woman ward leader of the 22nd Ward, … more
I represent the bluest legislative district in — until very recently — one of the most gerrymandered states in the country, where Republicans have held the majority in our state … more
She is wrong.  While I can’t tell whether she is misinformed or flat-out deceptive, her statement is false. more
While both legislators took office the same year, only Fitzgerald has been able to garner support from her legislative colleagues in her quest for re-election, including well-known progressive State Sen. Art Haywood.  more
The 22nd Ward — led by ward leader Cindy Bass, who is also a sitting member of City Council — is a troubling example of the ward system gone wrong. more
Shamefully, the DeLessio campaign undermined the good will that should have made the event a true exchange of ideas. more
(editor's note: this letter was written as a response to another letter written in the April 28 issue by  Mt. Airy resident Dan Gordon, who support's DeLissio's challenger, Tarik Khan.) My … more
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