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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.
NEWS
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 27, 2015 | Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Democratic mayoral candidate Lynne M. Abraham may not be on the air yet, but she is in the lead. Or so says a recent poll conducted for her. The poll, according to a memo from the campaign's pollster provided to The Inquirer, has the former district attorney leading the field with 30 percent of respondents saying they would choose her if Philadelphia's May 19 Democratic primary "were held today. " Jim Kenney and State Sen. Anthony H. Williams were each favored by 14 percent of respondents.
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 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.
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.
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NEWS
April 18, 2015 | Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
T. Milton Street Sr., the former Pennsylvania state senator who served time in federal prison for unpaid taxes, will remain on the May 19 Democratic primary ballot for mayor, according to Commonwealth Court. A panel of three judges - Bonnie Brigance Leadbetter, Renee Jubelirer Cohn, and Patricia A. McCullough - on Thursday rejected an appeal seeking to remove Street from the ballot because he was registered as an independent when he filed March 10 to run as a Democrat. "There was never any doubt in my mind," said Street, who represented himself in the case.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2015 | Jenice Armstrong, Daily News Columnist
A FUNNY THING happened on the way out of the forum. Not ha-ha funny, but stay with me for a moment. It happened Thursday, after yet another mayoral forum - this one hosted by the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists, at Community College of Philadelphia. When all six candidates were offstage, where they posed for photos, I had a chance to pose one final question, so I asked: What didn't we ask you tonight that you wish we had? During the next 12 minutes, we had chest-pounding, insinuations and even a little drama.
NEWS
April 13, 2015 | Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
If successful campaigns are built on hard work, chance, and the missteps of one's opponents, then Jim Kenney hit the trifecta last week. Over a three-day stretch, the Democratic mayoral candidate garnered the blessing of a coalition of prominent African American leaders, witnessed Lynne M. Abraham fall victim to an untimely televised swoon, and took advantage of State Sen. Anthony H. Williams being fined for campaign-finance violations. "It is hard to think how the week could have gone better for Kenney," said Dan Fee, president of the Echo Group, a Philadelphia political consulting firm.
NEWS
April 7, 2015
ISSUE | POLICE REFORMS Citizens should know the ground rules I would add a section to the recent federal report recommending changes in procedures and training in the Police Department (" 'Significant strife,' " March 24). It would include provisions that we should educate citizens that the police volunteered to protect and serve; that if you want to commit crimes, you should be prepared to be arrested; that if you decide to resist arrest, force will be used to control you; and that if you choose to shoot at officers, they will shoot back.
NEWS
April 6, 2015 | Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
  A poll conducted last week for a group supporting Democratic mayoral candidate Jim Kenney shows him in a statistical dead heat with one of his five rivals, State Sen. Anthony H. Williams. The pollsters said Kenney had the support of 26 percent of likely voters surveyed, while Williams had 25 percent, former District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham 20 percent, former State Sen. T. Milton Street 4 percent, and former Judge Nelson Diaz and former mayoral aide Doug Oliver at 3 percent each, with 19 percent undecided.
NEWS
April 2, 2015 | Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
Doug Oliver, the youngest Democratic contender for mayor, got the biggest cheers at a forum planned and executed Tuesday by Central High School students. Melissa Murray Bailey, the lone Republican candidate, won applause when she said one-party rule had gone on for too long in Philadelphia. And Nelson Diaz, who told the audience of 12th graders they were the most important people on his schedule, surprised the audience when he said his favorite pop star was Jennifer Lopez. On policy answers, the candidates hewed to more familiar answers: Jim Kenney wants universal prekindergarten.
NEWS
March 31, 2015 | David Gambacorta, Daily News Staff Writer
DOES CHARLES Ramsey want to be Philadelphia's police commissioner for life? In all likelihood, if he values his sanity, the answer is no. But there appears to be a chance that Ramsey might not exit stage left along with Mayor Nutter next January. Most of the city's six Democratic mayoral candidates have expressed an interest - publicly, anyway - in having Ramsey continue to run the Philadelphia Police Department. Perceived front-runners Lynne Abraham, Jim Kenney and Anthony Hardy Williams said the decision would be Ramsey's to make.
NEWS
March 27, 2015 | Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Former State Sen T. Milton Street Sr. will remain on Philadelphia's May 19 Democratic primary ballot for mayor after a judge ruled Wednesday against a challenger who claimed Street lives in New Jersey. Common Pleas Judge Chris Wogan ruled that the challenge filed by lawyer Kevin Greenberg was flawed because it was based on a 78-year-old law that was not relevant. Greenberg's challenge centered on a 1937 revision of the state Election Code, which essentially says a candidate lives where his spouse and family live.
NEWS
March 27, 2015 | Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Democratic mayoral candidate Lynne M. Abraham may not be on the air yet, but she is in the lead. Or so says a recent poll conducted for her. The poll, according to a memo from the campaign's pollster provided to The Inquirer, has the former district attorney leading the field with 30 percent of respondents saying they would choose her if Philadelphia's May 19 Democratic primary "were held today. " Jim Kenney and State Sen. Anthony H. Williams were each favored by 14 percent of respondents.
NEWS
March 26, 2015 | Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
Five Democratic mayoral hopefuls agree on one thing: City schools badly need fixing. On Tuesday night, they offered up ideas - and occasional sharp words - at a forum focused on education issues, the dominant issue in the campaign. State Sen. Anthony H. Williams, viewed as the strongest supporter of charter schools, said he was "exhausted" by the debate of charter vs. traditional public schools. "We need to stop beating up on one type," said Williams, who has the backing and the financing of three wealthy charter-school proponents, the founders of the trading firm Susquehanna International Group.
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