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NEWS
April 29, 2015 | By Claudia Vargas and Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writers
City Commissioner Stephanie Singer says she's giving up her reelection campaign, even as her lawyer continues the court fight to get her name back on the ballot. During a Monday morning rally at National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees Local 1199 headquarters, Singer said a victory in the May 19 primary was out of reach. "This is an election I can no longer win," said Singer, one of the three elected commissioners who oversee the city's elections. "I'm going to keep fighting for what's right.
NEWS
April 26, 2015 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski officially started his U.S. Senate campaign Friday at a Montgomery County union hall, saying that he would save and create middle-class jobs. Contending he would bring "sanity back into Congress," Pawlowski became the second candidate to officially draw a bead on Republican Sen. Pat Toomey, already in the crosshairs of national Democratic leaders. Pawlowski spoke to about 50 people at the Fort Washington office of the International Union of Operating Engineers, a group that represents 7,000 eastern Pennsylvania workers.
NEWS
April 17, 2015 | By Amy S. Rosenberg and Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writers
On the seventh day of a powerless Revel, a judge tried valiantly to broker a peace to bring light to the 6.2 million-square-foot failed casino hotel near the end of the Atlantic City Boardwalk. "We're talking here about what I think is a very humble objective - getting the lights on," U.S. District Judge Jerome Simandle said as the recalcitrant parties - new Revel owner Glenn Straub and energy supplier ACR Energy - and their attorneys gathered once again in a federal courtroom in Camden.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff
EMMY AWARD-winning local author and former TV reporter Lu Ann Cahn emceed the Women's Resource Center's ninth annual Leadership Luncheon on Friday afternoon. The Ohio native, breast-cancer survivor and familiar face, formerly of NBC10, helped the Women's Resource Center celebrate 40 years of serving women in the region, with the sold-out event "The Art of Negotiating Throughout Life. " More than 650 attendees converged on the Hyatt at the Bellevue (200 S. Broad St.) for the three-hour networking lunch, aimed at helping women transition through divorce, unemployment, legal problems, counseling and other issues.
NEWS
April 12, 2015 | By Jessica Parks and Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writers
Montgomery County Board of Commissioners Chairman Josh Shapiro declined to address reports Friday that he has been asked to run against Joe Sestak for Pat Toomey's U.S. Senate seat. Sources have told The Inquirer and the Associated Press that Senate Democratic leaders, including Chuck Schumer of New York and Jon Tester of Montana, have talked to Shapiro about joining the race. Asked about those talks Friday, Shapiro responded: "How about we talk about our county budget surplus instead?"
SPORTS
April 11, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
AUGUSTA, Ga. - It took Rory McIlroy 15 holes Thursday before he stood under par for his opening round of the Masters, but he felt his patience paid off and set him up for possibly better play the next three days. McIlroy, beginning his quest to complete the modern career Grand Slam with a win here, fired a 1-under-par 71 with the aid of birdies at the seventh, 13th, and 15th holes at Augusta National Golf Club. "I just stayed patient, realizing that it's a 72-hole golf tournament and I didn't have to press too much," said the 25-year-old winner of last year's British Open and PGA Championship.
BUSINESS
April 10, 2015 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
A federal appeals panel in Chicago has denied a request by 9/11 victims and their families to take possession of more than $6 million in seized al-Qaeda money and said that instead, it should go to the U.S. government. But the majority, in its opinion, said the government had engaged in "gamesmanship" to prevail. And the lone dissenter on the three-judge panel went further, accusing the government of stonewalling efforts of the 9/11 victims to get compensation for their injuries.
NEWS
April 9, 2015 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia "condo king" Allan Domb, a candidate in the crowded City Council at-large race, aired a TV ad Tuesday pledging to forgo a salary if elected. Domb is the first - and could be the only - candidate in a Council race to go on TV. He wouldn't say what the ad buy cost but said 150 to 200 commercials would air each week leading up to the May 19 Democratic primary. The first aired Tuesday on Fox29. Federal Communication Commission reports show Domb's campaign is spending $312,325 for the 30-second spots on PHL17, 6ABC, and Fox29 through May 15. In the ad, Domb pledges to donate his $127,000 Council salary to Philadelphia's cash-strapped schools if elected.
NEWS
April 4, 2015 | By Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Barbara Capozzi, the South Philadelphia real estate broker who came very close to winning a seat on City Council four years ago, is dropping her second bid for a Council seat. Capozzi sent supporters an e-mail Wednesday night announcing the move. She said she was conflicted about her decision but cited three reasons creating "insurmountable" odds against victory: a crowded Democratic field in the May 19 primary for five at-large seats; the poor ballot position she drew (No. 12 in a field of 21 candidates)
NEWS
April 2, 2015 | By Craig R. McCoy, Inquirer Staff Writer
Update : Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman, to whom office the case has been referred, said Wednesday that in view of the state Supreme Court's decision, her office would review the grand jury case and investigate further if need be before determining if harges are warranted "against any individual. " Earlier Story: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected state Attorney General Kathleen Kane's challenge to a grand jury's recommendation that she face criminal charges.
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