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Bid for slot on elections panel heats up

In the race for city elections commissioner, voters get to make two choices.Marie Delany, who lost the Republican primary last month, will use only one of her two votes.“I’m just going to vote for Al Schmidt,”...

Boyle excited for new campaign role

State Rep. Brendan Boyle is really looking forward to his new gig as chairman of the House Democratic Campaign Committee.“I really love and enjoy campaigns,” he said.Boyle (D-170th dist.) succeeds Rep. Mike Gerber, of Montgomery...

Life on the diamond

If softball is involved, Tiffany DiMatteo usually is too.A righthanded outfielder, DiMatteo regularly plays for the Archbishop Ryan High School softball team, as well as Philadelphia Flash — a highly competitive fast-pitch tournament squad — and was also chosen...

Healing hearts

Brenda Grant, 56, has generally led a healthy life, and blood work taken as recently as March showed no problems.“I keep up with all my checkups,” she said. “My cholesterol was going a little...

Colin Quinn performing at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre

FOR PULSE: Colin Quinn Long Story Short . Photo Credit: Carol RossegDirect from its Broadway run, and starring Saturday Night Live and HBO writer-comedian Colin Quinn, Long Story Short: A One-Man Comedy Manifesto continues through July...

Rhythmic revelations

Singer-songwriter Jordan White has had some odd things happen while performing.Once, while playing with the band KineticBlu, a 3-pound Chihuahua that has taken on the role of the band’s mascot ran up onstage and...

Building a future with construction waste

Avi Golen (left) and Jon Wybar own Revolution Recovery, a construction material recycling plant. Below, workers sort recyclable debris. JENNY SWIGODA / TIMES PHOTOIn a time of recession, or perhaps depression, Avi Golen and Jon...

A night to remember

Brad S. and Samantha Warner, a quality improvement specialist at NHS Human Services, make a grand entrance at the summer gala. KEVIN COOK / FOR THE TIMESFor residents of NHS Human Services, a summer gala...

Editorial: The ultimate tragedy

Perhaps only his closest friends and loved ones know what led John Slivinski Jr. to apparently take his own life last week, but the Philadelphia Fire Department, Mr. Slivinski’s colleagues in the department and...

Calendar (June 23, 2011)

Friday, June 24EVENTSArts and Crafts Max Myers Playground, 1601 Hellerman St. Suitable for ages 5 to 12. Fridays. 7 p.m. $25 per month. 215–685–1242. Also at: Russo Park Playground, 7321 Torresdale Ave. For ages 8...
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