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The Four Faces of Tom

Anyone trying to figure out what Gov. Corbett was up to this week in filing a suit against the NCAA and the sanctions it imposed on Penn State should go to Netflix and rent the 1957 movie The Three Faces... (Comments)

Leaving on a Jet Plane?

Negotiation of long-delayed contracts with city workers.  Implementation of the controversial plan to reassess all real estate. Stemming the rise in violent crimes.  Balancing a city budget that threatens to wobble off the tracks. Those are just a few of... (Comments)

Philadelphia 2020: Chapter One

The following is a fictional account.   Chapter One His face was frozen.  His jaw clenched.  His brow furrowed. Chief Deputy Mayor Marty Calubra looked at the one-page document in silent shock for a full two minutes before he erupted... (Comments)

Schools Days: Superintendent Arlene Ackerman

By Dale Mezzacappa Philadelphia School Superintendent Arlene Ackerman is certainly a woman of ups and downs. Her December was marked by her embarrassing and troubling reaction to assaults against Asian students at South Philadelphia High School, in which she refused... (Comments)

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