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Help is available for people contemplating suicide

By State Rep. Thomas Murt In the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, one person dies by suicide every four hours. On average, that is six people per day, 180 people per month and over 2,100 people per...

Eagles aren’t getting much production from wide receivers

Back in the summer, the idea of the Eagles lining up DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery as outside wide receivers with Nelson Agholor in the slot was exciting, the thought being that defenses would...

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Free CPR training available Two years ago, I met a Philadelphia student named TJ, who was playing baseball when he suddenly dropped to the ground. TJ’s heart stopped. Thankfully, off-duty firefighters immediately began performing CPR...

Sabatina: Vote yes on Marsy’s Law

By State Sen. John Sabatina Jr. Pennsylvania is one of only nine states that does not have victims rights enshrined in its constitution. You can change that on Nov. 5. In the last Senate session, I...

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Clean up abandoned mines Polluted streams and groundwater. Land erosion. Underground fires. Miles-long voids in the ground. Each of these environmental disturbances has been caused by abandoned mines in coal country. Over the last 20...

Let’s take back our neighborhoods

By Pete Smith No parent should have to bury their child, especially as the result of senseless gun violence, however this seems to be the norm in Philadelphia. Nikolette Rivera, 2, was in her mother’s...

Grandparents and working parents deserve tax breaks

By Councilman Al Taubenberger (R-at large) We live in economically challenging times. Wages have not kept pace with inflation, leaving many Philadelphians - especially working grandparents and those with children at home - struggling to...

Embarrassed Eagles shuffling off to Buffalo

Most of them had looks of stunned dismay. The silence was deafening, and the reality hit home: The 37-10 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night was a low-point moment, an embarrassment from...

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An entitlement society It was suggested that the Free Library of Philadelphia should eliminate fines for overdue books and materials. If the fines remain unpaid, the person could lose their privileges of borrowing. The punishment...

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Voters deserve a choice On Sept. 26, the Inquirer published a column in which Councilwoman Sanchez called for the resignation of federally indicted Councilman Bobby Henon, obviously hoping to free up the position of majority...
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