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December 7, 1989 | By David Johnston and Mike Schurman, Special to The Inquirer
Mayor J. Edward Kline resigned last night, one month after residents of this island town north of Atlantic City voted to change the form of city government in what Kline acknowledged was a referendum on his leadership. Kline - a contractor who also last month lost a bid for a third Assembly term - did not appear at the City Commission meeting at which his resignation was announced. Thomas R. Burns, a recently retired state police lieutenant, was sworn in to complete Kline's term as a commissioner.
NEWS
May 22, 2013
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.   To report problems: Philadelphia 215-686-3462 or phillyelection.com. Bucks 215-348-6154 or buckscounty.org. Chester 610-344-6410 or chesco.org. Delaware 610-891-4673 or co.delaware.pa.us/depts/election.html. Montgomery 610-278-3275 or montcopa.org.
NEWS
November 3, 1986
This has not been a particularly elevating or inspiring election campaign. This may be why voters have responded so far with uncommon apathy. However, there has seldom been an election in which the choices have been as good. In some races, at least, even if your candidate loses, you can rest assured the winner will also do a pretty good job. Take the two statewide races. Either Lt. Gov. William W. Scranton, the Republican candidate, or former Auditor General Robert P. Casey, the Democrat, should make a good governor.
NEWS
April 10, 1987 | By Ron Gower, Special to The Inquirer
Claude Andrews said he just plain forgot. Kay Fritzinger said she's stepping aside to make room for her son. Charles Wehr said he's too busy. And so, finally, we have the answer to the political question: What if they held an election and nobody ran? It's about to happen in this tiny Carbon County community of 486 people, where the three aforementioned Borough Council members aren't running for re- election to the seven-member panel next month. There are no challengers, either.
NEWS
May 10, 1987 | Reuters
Zinzi Mandela (left), daughter of jailed black nationalist leader Nelson Mandela, joined an anti-apartheid demonstration by students at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg on Monday, two days before the whites-only parliamentary election in South Africa. In the election, the ruling National Party was victorious, while major gains were made by the right-wing Conservative Party at the expense of the liberal Progressive Federal Party, which had campaigned for an end to apartheid.
NEWS
September 29, 1987 | By Fredric N. Tulsky, Inquirer Staff Writer
A local grand jury report on the May 1985 MOVE confrontation likely will not be public until after the November election, officials in the District Attorney's Office said yesterday. Terry Williamson, a spokesman for District Attorney Ronald D. Castille, said the grand jury probably would take additional testimony on certain aspects of the incident, in which 11 people were killed and 61 houses were destroyed by fire. Williamson said there was a "good possibility" that the report would not be complete and made public until after the election.
NEWS
May 5, 2008
PEOPLE ARE so excited about this election with a woman and a black man. You know what I would like to see in my lifetime - when the candidate from each other party goes up against each other, the person who wins is president and the loser is vice president. Now that's something to get excited about. Both parties would have to work together then. The political science students and the think tanks need to work on that. Food for thought. Linda J. Turner, Philadelphia
NEWS
November 3, 2008
FOR PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, our endorsement for president, has made this election about the biggest thing of all: America's future. STATE HOUSE RACES In the 140th District: The Northeast seat being vacated by George Kenney. Vote: BRENDAN BOYLE In the 172nd District: For the seat long held by John Perzel. Vote: RICH COSTELLO BALLOT QUESTIONS On whether to establish a city Department of Parks and Recreation. Vote: YES On whether city residents whose civil-service test scores are identical to those of out-of-town test-takers should get priority for jobs.
NEWS
May 15, 1995
Just because both candidates for mayor are running unopposed in their party primaries, that doesn't mean tomorrow's election isn't important. Besides mayor, Philadelphians will be nominating their party's candidates for City Council, sheriff, city commissioners, register of wills, clerk of courts and Common Pleas, Municipal and Traffic Courts. All Pennsylvanians will be nominating candidates for Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth courts. Some of these jobs are arguably as vital as mayor - if lower-profile and perhaps less glamorous.
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NEWS
July 14, 2016 | By Daniel Block, Staff Writer
The Republican Party kept its 47-year winning streak in Pennsylvania's 168th House District alive Tuesday when Middletown Township Councilman Chris Quinn won a special election to represent some of Delaware County's wealthiest towns. With all precincts counted, Quinn had 5,329 votes to defeat Democrat Diane Cornman-Levy, who collected 3,788. Quinn will fill the vacancy created when Republican Tom Killion, who represented the district from 2003 to 2016, resigned after winning a special election to serve in the state Senate.
NEWS
July 13, 2016 | By Daniel Block, Staff Writer
If past is prologue, Republican Chris Quinn, 44, will win Tuesday's special election for a state House seat in a district that has never elected a Democrat. "I'm running for state legislature because I think I can balance a budget," said Quinn, who serves on Middletown Township's council. "I think I understand what people are looking for. " But Democrat Diane Cornman-Levy, 55, who runs an educational nonprofit, believes that voters are looking for something new, and that she thus stands a good chance of breaking the GOP's hold in the 168th District, which includes some of Delaware County's wealthier towns.
NEWS
July 5, 2016
ISSUE | PA. HOUSE Elect a woman We are celebrating the birth of our wonderful nation in Philadelphia with liberty and justice for all. It is important to have views in Harrisburg that represent all of us. We need more women who have outstanding resumés and more Democrats to have a balanced dialogue. Democrat Diane Cornman-Levy, executive director of the Natural Creativity Center in Germantown, is running for a vacant seat in the House to represent the 168th district in Delaware County.
BUSINESS
July 5, 2016
The Philly Ad Club has elected the following members to serve as the executive committee for the 2016-17 service year: Bernie Prazenica, president and general manager of WPVI-TV/6ABC in Philadelphia, is president; Jill Deardorff, president and CEO at Deardorff Associates and Deardorff Digital, is chair; Paul Muller, president of the Tri-State Toyota Dealers Association, is first vice presient; Amy Shearer, chief marketing officer at...
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Can you make a film that criticizes gun violence in America while also reveling in a relentless, gory orgy of gun violence, knife violence, chain-saw violence, and ax violence? That's the plight of the Purge franchise, an auteurish series of hyper-violent, dystopian thrillers from writer-director James DeMonaco ( The Negotiator , Skinwalkers ) now in its third installment with The Purge: Election Year . The premise and the basic story line are familiar: Set in the near future, the Purge movies concern an America where once a year, for 12 hours, citizens get to let off steam by committing any crime - including murder - without fear of prosecution.
BUSINESS
June 28, 2016
The Campbell Soup Foundation , Camden, has elected Kim Fremont Fortunato president of its board. She is Campbell Soup Co.'s director, community affairs. Since 1953, the foundation has provided financial support to communities throughout the United States where Campbell employees live and work. ACHIEVEability, a nonprofit organization in West Philadelphia that offers self-sufficiency programs for homeless and low-income, single-parent families, has elected Jim Mogan to its board.
NEWS
June 21, 2016 | By Charles Krauthammer
When, in his 1964 GOP acceptance speech, Barry Goldwater declared that "extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice," a reporter sitting near historian Theodore White famously exclaimed: "My God, he's going to run as Barry Goldwater!" Six weeks into Donald Trump's general election campaign, Republicans are discovering that he indeed intends to run as Donald Trump. He has boasted that he could turn "presidential" - respectful, respectable, reticent, reserved bordering on boring - at will.
NEWS
June 4, 2016 | By Emma Platoff, Staff Writer
As the 10-year anniversary of a primary election day murder in Gloucester County approaches, investigators have put out a yearly call for information to help solve the homicide. Detectives continue to seek leads in the June 6, 2006, slaying of Desiree McGraw, a 27-year-old mother of two who was found dead from one gunshot to the head behind a polling place on Mail Avenue in Deptford Township. A reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction - posted at $5,000 at the time of McGraw's death and raised to $8,000 four years later - still stands.
NEWS
May 28, 2016
LONDON - Sixty-five years ago, what has become the European Union was an embryo conceived in fear. It has been stealthily advanced from an economic to a political project, and it remains enveloped in a watery utopianism even as it becomes more dystopian. The EU's economic stagnation - in some of the 28 member nations, youth unemployment approaches 50 percent - is exacerbated by its regulatory itch and the self-inflicted wound of the euro, a common currency for radically dissimilar nations.
NEWS
May 19, 2016
IF LAWMAKERS in Harrisburg want to look for a place with effective and enforced election laws, they do not need to look far. They can look to Philadelphia. Yes, Philadelphia. The city has a far tougher election law than the state of Pennsylvania. For one thing, the city has limits on campaign giving. The state has none. For another, we have the Board of Ethics to enforce the law. It tracks down mistakes and misdeeds in the filing or spending of campaign money - and has the power to levy thousands of dollars in fines.
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