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September 25, 1998 | by Les Bowen, Daily News Sports Writer
Ask Roger Neilson a question, you might be surprised by the answer. The Flyers' coach is known around the NHL as kind of a cerebral eccentric. He is also known for his emphasis on video analysis. So a reporter wondered, during the two days Neilson took off with lower back spasms while the Flyers hosted Pittsburgh Tuesday and visited Montreal Wednesday, how did he pass his time? The Flyers haven't played enough for him to need to break down very many game tapes. And Wednesday's game, a 7-1 victory, wasn't even televised locally.
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January 18, 2000 | by Les Bowen, Daily News Sports Writer
In Roger Neilson's world, if you work hard, get the puck deep and accomplish most of the things you set out to do, you ought to be rewarded. But life is often less straightforward than that, which is why Flyers coach Neilson ended up fuming about referee Dan Marouelli after a 3-1 loss yesterday to the red-hot Florida Panthers, a result inflated by an empty-net goal scored as the Flyers fought to get the tie they probably deserved. "We played well enough to win. The referee took that one away from us," Neilson said, referring to Marouelli's stick-hold penalty call on Daymond Langkow, hard to discern on replay, which led to the game-winning power play goal by Robert Svehla, 9:35 into the third period.
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May 22, 2014 | By Bob Warner, Inquirer Staff Writer
State Rep. Ed Neilson, a former political director for the city Electricians union, will soon be swapping his legislative seat for a chair in City Council. Neilson, 50, now serving his first term in the state House from the Far Northeast, easily won Tuesday's special election to replace Councilman-at-Large Bill Green. Picked by Democratic ward leaders as their candidate, Neilson defeated Republican lawyer Matthew Wolfe and the Libertarian Party's Nikki Allen Poe to fill out the remaining 19 months of Green's term.
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March 13, 2014 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Without much ado, Philadelphia's Democratic ward leaders on Tuesday unanimously chose State Rep. Ed Neilson as their candidate in the May 20 special election for a vacancy on City Council. Since Democrats hold a 61/2-1 edge in registered voters, Neilson is practically guaranteed to fill the at-large seat that Bill Green gave up last month after Gov. Corbett appointed him as chairman of the School Reform Commission. But there will be a contest. Lawyer Matthew Wolfe, an outspoken Republican ward leader, plans to announce his candidacy Thursday.
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March 17, 1999 | by Les Bowen, Daily News Sports Writer
Even Roger Neilson, it turns out, has a breaking point. This became apparent 6 minutes and 47 seconds into the third period of last night's 5-2 loss to St. Louis that made Flyers franchise history, the Flyers stretching their winless streak to a team-record 12 games (0-8-4). The futility record was sealed when the Blues scored a power play goal to go ahead 3-1. They scored because St. Louis forward Terry Yake grabbed the stick of Flyers penalty-killer Jody Hull and held on for dear life, preventing Hull from what looked like an easy clear, and eventually hauling him to the ice. With Hull down and out, Blues defenseman Chris Pronger had an easy path for a pass from the left point down low to Pavol Demitra that sealed the Flyers' fate.
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December 13, 1999 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The calls were coming from everywhere in the United States and Canada. Thirty calls awaited Roger Neilson Friday night when he got to Toronto. Thirty-five more greeted him upon his return to the office yesterday morning in Voorhees. "I've been so busy trying to return them, and I'll get around to them all, I hope," said the Flyers coach. Ever since Neilson disclosed over the weekend that he had myeloma, a form of bone marrow cancer, he has spent more time talking about himself and the disease than about hockey.
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October 16, 1999 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
At training camp, Flyers general manager Bob Clarke talked about the team's 12-game winless streak last season and how it could happen to a club with so many veterans who know what it takes to win. "If it's a good team, like this one is, players won't allow that to happen," Clarke said at training camp. "Teams are good when players police themselves and when players run the show. " Most of the current Flyers are Clarke's players. Thirteen players on the roster were brought in last season to go around the core group of Eric Lindros, John LeClair, Rod Brind'Amour and Eric Desjardins.
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April 11, 2000 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If Roger Neilson had his way, he would be back behind the bench Thursday night when the Flyers host the Buffalo Sabres in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoff series. Flyers general manager Bob Clarke and Neilson's primary doctor, Isadore Brodsky, agree that the first round is too soon for Neilson to return to full-time coaching duties. Neilson, who is recovering from a stem-cell transplant for bone-marrow cancer, decided to work with the coaching staff this week and with interim coach Craig Ramsay from the press box during Thursday's and Friday's games at the First Union Center.
NEWS
April 20, 1989 | By Dominic Sama, Inquirer Staff Writer
Consumers can reduce environmental pollution from the moment they wake up each morning: They can stop using under arm deodorants sprays, says the Clean Water Fund, a nonprofit environmental group. Even in the kitchen, the group warns, pollution is present with the use of assorted cleansers, polishes and disinfectants. "There are many products we use daily that contain toxic ingredients," said Florence A. Neilson, coordinator of the Cornerstone Council, the local branch of the Clean Water Fund.
SPORTS
October 28, 1998 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When Roger Neilson considered his defensive corps over the summer, he observed that veteran Dave Babych, 37, would have to be rested at times for him to contribute all season. Babych is getting ample rest these days. He sat last night for the third time in the last four games and Russian rookie Dimitri Tertyshny was again in the lineup. Neilson, the Flyers' coach, is taking the same approach with Tertyshny as former coach Terry Murray took with Dainius Zubrus two seasons ago. That is that rookies have to play.
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June 19, 2015 | Philly Clout
COUNCILMAN Ed Neilson , who lost his re-election bid in last month's Democratic primary, confirmed yesterday what Clout first heard a couple weeks ago: He's leaving City Hall early to run in a state House special election. Daily News reporter Wendy Ruderman said Neilson's voice was "thick with emotion" during a nearly five-minute speech from his Council seat. "As Council prepares for summer recess, I won't be heading to the beaches. I hope to be driving back up the turnpike to make certain that our voices are heard here in Philadelphia.
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June 19, 2015 | By Chris Brennan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Around City Hall, they call him "Special Ed. " Ed Neilson, a member of City Council for 10 months, appears ready to resign this week so he can run in his third special election in four years. Democratic ward leaders in Northeast Philadelphia unanimously voted Tuesday night for Neilson to be their party's candidate in an Aug. 11 special election to fill the vacant 174th District state House seat, according to Neilson spokesman Frank Keel. Neilson, who lost his bid for a full four-year term in the May 17 primary election, may resign from his at-large seat Friday, Keel said.
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September 3, 2014 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
  The furniture has been rearranged, and new decorations adorn the walls and bookshelves of Room 312 in City Hall. Former State Rep. Ed Neilson is officially moved into his new Philadelphia City Council office and is preparing for the start of the Council session next month. He is making use of the quiet time this week to prepare his new office, get up to speed on issues, and tour various city neighborhoods. Neilson, a Democrat and former political director of Electricians Local 98, was sworn in this month to finish Bill Green's at-large City Council term.
NEWS
August 15, 2014 | By Chris Brennan
  ED NEILSON   was quietly sworn in as City Council's newest member yesterday, nearly three months after he won a special election for the at-large seat. But will he finish the 17 months left in the term of former Councilman Bill Green , who resigned in February to be chairman of the School Reform Commission? To hear the former state representative tell it, only time will tell. There is growing interest in Northeast Philly politics about state Sen. Mike Stack III 's 5th Senatorial District.
NEWS
May 22, 2014 | BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
FOR MONTHS, it had been surmised that Democrat Ed Neilson was a shoo-in to finish out now-SRC Chairman Bill Green's at-large City Council term, and as election results trickled in late last night, that conjecture proved accurate. With 85 percent of the vote tallied, Neilson trounced Republican Matt Wolfe by more than 43,000 votes. "I don't take anything for granted. I covered all corners of the city today and probably visited over 100 voter precincts. I also didn't underestimate my opponent," said Neilson, who spent about $60,000 to get elected.
NEWS
May 22, 2014 | By Bob Warner, Inquirer Staff Writer
State Rep. Ed Neilson, a former political director for the city Electricians union, will soon be swapping his legislative seat for a chair in City Council. Neilson, 50, now serving his first term in the state House from the Far Northeast, easily won Tuesday's special election to replace Councilman-at-Large Bill Green. Picked by Democratic ward leaders as their candidate, Neilson defeated Republican lawyer Matthew Wolfe and the Libertarian Party's Nikki Allen Poe to fill out the remaining 19 months of Green's term.
NEWS
May 16, 2014 | By Troy Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
Despite an enviable record of political and public service, Ed Neilson may be little-known outside his home base in a corner of Philadelphia's Far Northeast. An electrician since he was 19, Neilson was part of the movement that brought John J. "Johnny Doc" Dougherty Jr. to power in the 1990s as leader of the Electricians union. Neilson worked behind the scenes as Local 98's political director, and then spent seven years commuting to Harrisburg to serve in Gov. Ed Rendell's administration.
NEWS
March 17, 2014 | By Karen Heller, Inquirer Columnist
Philadelphia Democratic ward leaders had a cozy, closed meeting last week with party chair U.S. Rep. Bob Brady and unanimously selected City Council's next at-large member, State Rep. Ed Neilson. It's a wonder they didn't release white smoke. Ostensibly, there's a special election May 20 to select a successor to Bill Green, who quit Council to helm the School Reform Commission, but it would be foolish to believe voters have much say. Special elections are aptly named: They're special for party leaders but not anyone else.
NEWS
March 13, 2014 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
Without much ado, Philadelphia's Democratic ward leaders on Tuesday unanimously chose State Rep. Ed Neilson as their candidate in the May 20 special election for a vacancy on City Council. Since Democrats hold a 61/2-1 edge in registered voters, Neilson is practically guaranteed to fill the at-large seat that Bill Green gave up last month after Gov. Corbett appointed him as chairman of the School Reform Commission. But there will be a contest. Lawyer Matthew Wolfe, an outspoken Republican ward leader, plans to announce his candidacy Thursday.
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March 13, 2014 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
THE CITY'S Democratic ward leaders selected state Rep. Ed Neilson of Northeast Philly yesterday to be their candidate in a May 20 special election for a vacant at-large City Council seat. That vote came as candidates for office across the state met yesterday's deadline to file nominating petitions to get on the May 20 primary election ballot. At least three state senators and 14 state representatives who represent districts that include parts of Philadelphia are facing Democratic primary challenges.
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