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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.
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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.
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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.
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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/ .
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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.
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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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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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March 21, 2011 | By Troy Graham, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Moments after being told Monday that he could remain on the ballot, a buoyant T. Milton Street Sr. made a bold prediction about the outcome of any future debate with his nemesis, Mayor Nutter. "I am going to crush him like a bug," Street said, drawing laughter from a circle of supporters. "He has no shot, trust me. The mayor cannot debate with Milton Street and win. " Street, a former hot dog vendor, state senator, and federal convict, is now officially on the ballot and remains the only candidate challenging Nutter in the May 17 primary.
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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.
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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.
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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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March 14, 2012 | By Bob Warner, Inquirer Staff Writer
T. Milton Street Sr., a former hot dog vendor, mayoral candidate and prison inmate who was first elected to the state House in 1978, will appear on North Philadelphia ballots next month with a shot at joining the legislature again. Street, 72, submitted nominating petitions Monday with enough signatures to win an independent spot in the April 24 special election, to fill out the term for the House seat vacated by Jewell Williams, now the city sheriff. Street's candidacy is still subject to challenge, but he cleared the first hurdle by collecting more than 335 signatures and turning them in to the state Election Bureau in Harrisburg.
NEWS
March 9, 2012
I T IS WITH a profound sense of trepidation that Clout now attempts to explain what is happening in the race for the 197th Legislative District, in North Philly. Put another way: Now we know how air-traffic controllers feel when the tower turns hectic. Consider: *  Gary Williams , a ward leader in the district who was bumped from the April 24 Democratic primary ballot by a judge yesterday because of problems with his nominating petitions, was chosen by his fellow ward leaders to be the candidate for a special election for that seat on the same day. *  T. Milton Street Sr ., the former legislator and federal inmate, has decided to drop out of the primary race for the seat to become the lone member of an independent political party called Milton Street.
NEWS
March 4, 2012
It's that time of year for citizens to fight fraudulent signatures, ferret out carpetbagger candidates, and, in general, stand up for democracy. In reality, of course, when people challenge a candidate's nominating petitions, there's often some cynical political maneuvering. "Heard in the Hall" is not sure which category two recent challenges fall into. The question of where T. Milton Street Sr. lives seems to crop up every time he runs for office. The former state senator, onetime hot dog vendor, and ex-con is best known as the brother of former Mayor John F. Street.
NEWS
June 6, 2011
Toby Rich, the "Mayor of Girard Avenue," grew up in East Germantown. Rich, 57, was raised by his father after the death of his mother when he was 8 years old. A younger brother, David, lives in Miami. A sister, Cheryl, died of cancer in 2009. He attended John Jenks Elementary School, where he became the first African-American school president, then attended Germantown High School, but was kicked out at 16 after cops busted him for selling and using dope. Nearly 10 years later, he received his GED during a short stint in a detention center.
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May 22, 2011 | By Harold Jackson, Editor of the Editorial Page
The 24 percent of the vote that ex-convict T. Milton Street Sr. got in the Democratic mayoral primary Tuesday was significant, but it sounds more impressive than it actually was, given the dismal 18 percent turnout. Street, who played the media as well as Yo-Yo Ma plays the cello, somehow planted the preelection notion among pundits that if he got 15 percent of the vote, it would be a rebuke of Mayor Nutter. So now he's boasting that he triumphed. "We made an impact. Philadelphia elections will never be the same," said Street, who was released last June after serving a 30-month sentence in a federal prison for failing to file his income taxes on time.
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May 19, 2011 | By CATHERINE LUCEY & CHRIS BRENNAN, luceyc@phillynews.com 215-854-4172
WAS MILTON just a warm-up act? With the primary election over, Mayor Nutter can celebrate an easy win over former state Sen. T. Milton Street, who raised no money and still owes more than a million bucks in back taxes. But Nutter's margin of victory - he took 76 percent of the vote to Street's 24 percent - has left the general-election door cracked open for a third-party candidate. And a close look at the returns shows that Nutter's support is softest among many of the city's African-American voters.
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