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Vol. II No. 18 (178)

Keeping You Posted With The Politics Of Philadelphia

March 9, 2011

Philadelphia Daily Record

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STATE REP. Tony Payton greets Loraine Ballard Morrill of ClearChannel radio and Gilberto Hernandez, at Red Cross Ball, which saw 1,100 people attending fundraising gala at Please Touch Museum. Another picture page 2. Photo by Bonnie Squires


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Senator Larry Farnese, right, and friends are regulars at annual Red Cross Ball at Please Touch Museum. Photo by Bonnie Squires

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Is Set To Go This Sunday, Mar. 13, at 11:30 a.m., the St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place. The parade will start in the 1600 block of J.F.K. Boulevard and proceed east to 16th Street, north on 16th Street to the B.F. Parkway, west on the Parkway to the north side of Eakins Oval, where the reviewing stand will be set up. The following will be temporarily closed:

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First Philadelphia Science Festival ‘Experiments’ The Philadelphia Science Festival today unveiled its latest program offerings for Apr. 15-28 – dozens of mostly-free events spread out across the city. In answer to President Obama’s call for action to “out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world,” THE PHILADELPHIA DAILY RECORD

the Festival brings together more than 100 organizations of varying sizes and missions for an unprecedented collaboration – resulting in a truly Philadelphia-wide event fueled by the best scientific and educational resources the region has to offer. 9 MARCH, 2011


For two weeks, the Festival will showcase how vital science and technology are to everyday life with an ambitious range of programs designed to engage and intrigue. Presented by The Dow

Chemical Company and organized by The Franklin Institute with a grant from The National Science Foundation, the Festival is part of a national movement to make science hands-on and accessible. It

builds on the city’s rich history of originality and invention with dozens of free events at museums, schools, libraries and even street corners and concert halls.

Mayor Nutter Campaign Taps Long-Time Businessman Sid Booker Entrepreneur and restaurant owner Sid Booker will work with the Nutter for Mayor campaign as a senior advisor to Mayor Michael A. Nutter. Owner of Sid Booker’s Stinger Lounge at 4600 N. Broad Street, Booker is a well-known figure in the African- American community and throughout the Philadelphia region. His legendary restaurant has long served as a gathering place for African American elected officials and others of influence in the community. Before becoming a successful business owner with the opening of his restaurant 44 years ago, Booker

managed the old Uptown Theater through its entertainment and civil-rights gatherings heyday. “I’ve known Sid Booker for 30 years, and he’s been a great friend to me,” Nutter said. “I am pleased to have such a trusted and respected member of the business community as part of my reelection efforts. Sid Booker knows the community. He knows business and how to leverage business goals for the good of the community. He knows how to bring a broad cross-section of our city together to attain our goals around public safety, education and jobs. He’s a great guy, too. I look forward to having his wisdom and community experience.”

Cohen, Henon File Big Numbers Sherrie Cohen, an attorney and social activist running for a Democratic at-Large City Council seat, demonstrated the widespread support her campaign is receiving from Philadelphia’s residents by filing almost 5,000 signatures on her nominating petitions today. The total was close to five times the 1,000 required to run for the 9 MARCH, 2011

seat. Over the past three weeks, hundreds of volunteers worked tirelessly to get Sherrie on the ballot. The signatures they collected reflect the diversity of Sherrie’s support: from neighborhoods across the city and from seniors, students, union members, ward leaders, THE PHILADELPHIA DAILY RECORD

business owners, working families and elected officials. The campaign of Democratic City Council candidate Bobby Henon, who is running to succeed retiring Joan Krajewski in the 6th Councilmanic Dist., turned in more than 6,700 signed petitions to the Philadelphia Board of Elections to |

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secure Henon’s place on the May 17 Democratic primary ballot. The minimum number of signed petitions needed to qualify for District Council races is 750. Henon, 42,

has already garnered the unanimous endorsements of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 and Philadelphia Fire Fighters Local 22, affirmation of the importance

Mar. 10St. Patrick’s Day Parade Luncheon & Sashing of Grand Marshal at Doubletree Hotel, Broad & Locust Sts., 12 m. Tickets $50. RSVP Kathy McGee Burns (215) 872-1305. Mar. 10Cocktail Party for Traffic Ct. candidate Fred Mari at American Pub, 1500 Market St., in Center Sq. Bldg., 5-7:30 p.m. Donation $50. For info Mark (215) 9909352. Mar. 10Fundraiser for Controller Alan Butkovitz at Vesper Club, 226 S. Sydenham St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Donation $500. For info (412) 721-9489. Mar. 10South Philadelphia Business Association annual Scholarship gala at Galdo’s catering, 20th & Moyamensing Ave., 6-10 p.m. Honoring DA Seth Williams, and Row Home magazine’s Dawn Rhoades and Dorette Rota Jackson. For info (215) 336-1108. Mar. 10State Sen. Anthony Williams hosts foreclosure-prevention workshop at Ezekiel Baptist Ch., 5701 Grays Ave., 6-8 p.m. Mar. 11Sen. Bob Casey, John Dougherty and others host St. Patrick’s Day Toast at Finnigan’s Wake, 4rd & Spring Garden Sts., 6 p.m. Contributions $35/person, $60/couple, $250/sponsor. RSVOP recommended. For info rsvp@bobcasey.com. 4|

THE PHILADELPHIA DAILY RECORD

9 MARCH, 2011



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