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Sink or Swim

The Inquirer inadvertently served up a compare-and-contrast moment in the Friday paper by running two stories about contract settlements side by side on the front page. The first was about the musicians at the Philadelphia Orchestra approving a new contract. ... (Comments)

Creating the New City: Part One

By Ada Kulesza» This is a story about lovers. It's no love story; rather, it is a story about people who love a city they have inherited, an ancient place founded by Quakers and built by Revolutionaries. Pockets of that old world are still scattered around Philadelphia, but the men who first built it wouldn't recognize it. Philadelphia is the bone yard of the Industrial Revolution. The ruins of extinct businesses stand like empty monuments to an economy that's gone. But, many of the young people living here today see beauty in its post-industrial shell. Look inside and you'll see people working, slowly, to create the city's new eco (Comments)

Lopez Thompson

I am running for judge, not controller." So said Common Pleas Court candidate Lopez Thompson when asked about his unpaid taxes on two properties, various liens placed for non-payment of federal taxes and his bankruptcy filing of March 23 of... (Comments)

The Saga of Karen Brown

By Tom Ferrick Jr.» Karen Brown's life story is a melodrama, the stuff of a television miniseries. It is also a story that can be told in numbers -- most of them negative ones -- of mortgage foreclosures, taxes owed, gas bills unpaid, of bankruptcy and financial distress. We offer a profile of Brown, the endorsed Republican candidate for mayor, and her financial woes. (Comments)

Answer to No. 9

"I am running for judge, not controller." So said Common Pleas Court candidate Lopez Thompson when asked about his unpaid taxes on two properties, various liens placed for non-payment of federal taxes and his bankruptcy filing of March 23 of... (Comments)

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