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January 19, 2015
T. MILTON STREET SR.'S fighting spirit has not died, and neither has his desire to be mayor. The former state senator, 75, says he's poised to announce another run at the city's top job. Street garnered 36,000 votes in the 2011 Democratic primary. That's a not-too-shabby tally for a guy who served time in federal prison in 2008 for three misdemeanor counts of tax evasion. Street, the brother of former Mayor John Street, says he'll once again run on a platform to fight violence and empower the city's poor and downtrodden - those disregarded as "throw-aways.
NEWS
April 5, 2007 | By Patrick Kerkstra INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
T. Milton Street Sr., Mayor Street's brother and mayoral candidate turned City Council hopeful, will have to wait longer to find out if he's staying on the ballot. He appeared in Commonwealth Court yesterday, defending himself against an eligibility challenge that he says is masterminded by his nephew and fellow City Council candidate Sharif Street. The court's judgment is expected next week. To the surprise of many, Milton Street prevailed in a Common Pleas Court decision last month.
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May 5, 2011 | By MATT RUBEN
MILTON STREET: What's there to say about him that he hasn't already said about himself? How about this: If Milton were running for national office, I think he'd actually be a Republican. It seems crazy that someone who speaks out for the rights of ex-cons (a platform plank I agree with) and who finds much of his support in communities of color would be a member of the GOP. I don't say this for partisan reasons, but Street's mayoral campaign is taking a page from the Republican playbook: Here's a guy who's amassed millions of dollars over the years speaking on behalf of everyday folks.
NEWS
June 18, 2003 | By Thomas Fitzgerald INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In a white-stucco office building in Essington, the computers were booted up yesterday morning, the bare walls shone under fluorescent lights, and the empty bins in the garage awaited spare parts for airport baggage carousels. Milton Street was ready for business. But instead of taking over the maintenance of equipment at Philadelphia International Airport yesterday as planned, Street was on the phone scrambling to find a lawyer to represent him in what he considers an inevitable court battle against his brother, the mayor of Philadelphia.
NEWS
April 1, 2011
RE ELMER Smith's recent column on my father, T. Milton Street: It didn't mention any of his accomplishments as a state senator or representative. It mentioned antics, not substance. If you only admire him for the theatrics, you admire him for the wrong reason. State Sen. Street was a visionary, ahead of his time. He predicted years ago the problems the city would face with the funding for public education and submitted a bill for games of chance - that was substance. Now, 25 years later, we have just that.
NEWS
March 16, 2011 | Inquirer Staff Report
Mayor Nutter has drawn second position to Milton Street for the May 17 primary ballot. Ballot positions for other races also are being drawn in Room 676 at City Hall. Nutter took his 2d place position in the Democratic race in stride. "I do have full confidence the voters will be able to find my name on the ballot," he said. Follow reports on the drawing at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/heardinthehall/ .
NEWS
January 25, 1991 | By Mark McDonald, Daily News Staff Writer
A well-known public servant is off to serve his country. T. Milton Street Jr., who once helped his father seize a courtroom, will now try to take Kuwait. Street's U.S. Army reserve unit, the 1018th Reception Battalion out of Fort Dix, N.J., has been activated and is being shipped to Saudi Arabia today. Yesterday, Street, 24, and his father T. Milton Street Sr., the former state senator, returned to Traffic Court, scene of their epic political struggle last November over unpaid traffic tickets.
NEWS
May 18, 2011 | By Marcia Gelbart, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Although Mayor Nutter captured the Democratic nomination Tuesday, the nettlesome fact remains that a recent convict who owes nearly $800,000 in taxes snatched one of every four votes from a reformist mayor who four years ago drew crowds to City Hall just to shake his hand. Nutter interpreted the 24 percent of voters who backed T. Milton Street Sr. as a reflection of an electorate angry with a shortage of jobs and rising costs, a ripple effect of the national economic crunch. But one person with a different view is John F. Street.
NEWS
May 19, 2011 | By Marcia Gelbart, Inquirer Staff Writer
Although Mayor Nutter captured the Democratic nomination Tuesday, the nettlesome fact remains that a recent convict who owes nearly $800,000 in taxes snatched one of every four votes from a reformist mayor who four years ago drew crowds to City Hall just to shake his hand. Nutter interpreted the 24 percent of voters who backed T. Milton Street Sr. as a reflection of an electorate angry with a shortage of jobs and rising costs, a ripple effect of the national economic crunch. But one person with a different view is John F. Street.
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February 27, 2007 | By Robert Moran INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
T. Milton Street Sr. - running for Philadelphia mayor and under indictment - has parted ways with his court-appointed attorney. Street, 67, appeared in federal court yesterday to allow Jeanne Damirgian, a former federal prosecutor, to withdraw as his counsel in the government's corruption and tax evasion case against him. Damirgian told U.S. District Court Judge Legrome D. Davis that she had proposed legal strategies for Street's defense, but...
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February 13, 2015 | Wendy Ruderman, Daily News Staff Writer
MAYORAL HOPEFUL T. Milton Street Sr., self-described champion of the "little guy," finally filed his campaign-finance report with the County Board of Elections yesterday. And surprise! (OK, maybe not.) Street's report - filed six days past the deadline, along with a $130 fine - lists a single cash donation of $2,900 from deep-pocketed developer Ori Feibush. At first blush, it may seem an odd alliance, although both are political outsiders. Feibush, a City Council candidate who has donated at least $250,000 to his own campaign fund, is at ground zero of the debate over the gentrification of historically poverty-stricken neighborhoods such as Point Breeze.
NEWS
February 5, 2015 | By Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
It may appear that James F. Kenney, who resigned from Philadelphia City Council last week to run for mayor, has the edge on other Democratic candidates when it comes to marijuana policy. But former State Sen. T. Milton Street Sr. got the jump on Kenney by introducing state legislation 32 years ago to decriminalize the cultivation and consumption of the drug. "Maybe we can say I was ahead of my time," Street said Tuesday, laughing about the issue finally sparking up. Kenney's stance and Street's response prompted The Inquirer to poll the half-dozen declared and likely mayoral candidates about their views on decriminalizing pot - and about whether they had ever used the drug.
NEWS
January 29, 2015 | By Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
T. Milton Street Sr., the former state senator who ran for mayor in 2011 while on supervised release after doing time in federal prison, wants Philadelphia voters to know he is no felon. Street, a Democrat now mulling another run for mayor, is incensed that Nia Meeks, a regular panelist on 6ABC's Inside Story , referred to him during Sunday's broadcast as a "former felon. " Street spent 26 months in a federal prison and a halfway house after being convicted on three misdemeanor charges of not paying taxes on $3 million in income.
NEWS
January 19, 2015
T. MILTON STREET SR.'S fighting spirit has not died, and neither has his desire to be mayor. The former state senator, 75, says he's poised to announce another run at the city's top job. Street garnered 36,000 votes in the 2011 Democratic primary. That's a not-too-shabby tally for a guy who served time in federal prison in 2008 for three misdemeanor counts of tax evasion. Street, the brother of former Mayor John Street, says he'll once again run on a platform to fight violence and empower the city's poor and downtrodden - those disregarded as "throw-aways.
NEWS
January 8, 2015 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
T. Milton Street Sr. is set to run for Philadelphia mayor. All he needs is an empty funeral parlor. It seems that the former state senator and tax-dodger wants to predicate his campaign on fighting violence in the city. And what better way to highlight the issue than to formally announce his mayoral bid in a mortuary? "I'm going to try to put emphasis on the young people who have come through funeral parlors prematurely because of this violence we have in the city," Street said Tuesday.
NEWS
September 28, 2014 | By Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
Over his long career as a community activist and political maverick, T. Milton Street Sr. has faced his share of uphill battles, though surely none as stiff as Umbria Street. He had been rolling along just fine Sunday after leaving the Philadelphia Museum of Art on his custom-built titanium bike, on a ride to Valley Forge. But, coming out of Manayunk, the route turned a bit more vertical, and he struggled mightily as the grade stiffened. His breathing became labored and his bike weaved slightly as he slowed.
NEWS
April 16, 2014 | By Troy Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA T. Milton Street Sr., who managed to wrest 24 percent of the Democratic vote from Mayor Nutter in 2011 despite having just finished a federal prison sentence, said on his Facebook page Sunday that he intends to run for mayor again in 2015. His post was accompanied by a picture of the Bartram High School "conflict resolution specialist" who was knocked unconscious by a student in March. Street, who attended a meeting at Bartram last week to discuss violence in the school, said he had organized the "414 community movement to stop the violence.
NEWS
April 16, 2014 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
HE'S RESTED. He's ready. He still owes a boatload of taxes. That could be the new campaign slogan for one the city's most unconventional political candidates, T. Milton Street Sr. Street, the 73-year-old former state senator who served time in federal prison for unpaid taxes, says he will run for mayor in 2015. Street, who took 24 percent of the vote in the 2011 Democratic primary for mayor, announced his candidacy in a 200-word Facebook post on Sunday. In that post, Street was very critical of state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams, expected to be a candidate for mayor next year.
NEWS
September 7, 2012
YOU CAN SAY a lot of things about former state Sen. Milton Street Sr. - he went to federal prison for not filing taxes; he owes more than $1 million in back taxes to the feds, New Jersey and Philadelphia - but you can't say the man doesn't hustle for a living. City Councilman Curtis Jones Jr . tweeted a picture Wednesday of Street selling campaign buttons emblazoned with President Obama 's image outside the Democratic National Convention, in Charlotte, N.C. Jones called Street a "friend and brother, taking advantage of an entrepreneurial opportunity.
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