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Vol. III No. 90 (455)

Keeping You Posted With The Politics Of Philadelphia

May 21, 2012

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Sinking Pols

IT’S NOT his poll numbers that are sinking, but State Rep. Kevin Boyle’s actual body. Boyle was manning dunk tank at Mayfair community’s May Fair Saturday. See page 5 to find out who was trying to sink him.


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May 23Korean War Veterans salute police, firemen, and service personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan at Korean War Memorial, Front & Spruce Sts., 2 p.m. Sgt. Richard Pinter speaks on meaning of Memorial Day. May 23Jobs With Justice annual Solidarity Reception at District 1199C, 1319 Locust St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. To be honored are Henry Nicholas, Jody Dodd, Jim Savage, Amanda Geraci and Occupy Phila. May 23Congressman Chaka Fattah hosts Veterans Conference for all veterans at Great Ha., Community College Winnet Student Life Bldg., 17th & Spring Garden Sts. No charge. Benefits assistance. To register (215) 871-4455. May 26State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown hosts 3rd annual Hug-A-Vet rally at George T. Cornish American Legion Post 292, 4812 Fairmount Ave., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Honoring vets from N. and W. Phila. For info (215) 879-6615. May 28Memorial Day Services at Washington Sq., 7th and Locust, Korean and Vietnam Memorials, Spruce and

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Columbus Blvd, Bridesburg and Fishtown, 10 a.m.-2 p.m May 29The Samuel Staten, Sr. Charitable Trust holds its 13th Annual Charity Golf Classic on at Spring Mill Country Club in Ivyland, PA. Outing dedicated to memory of James N. Harper, Sr., Business Manager of Laborers’ Local Union 413. For info, visit www.StatenCharitableTrust.org. Jun.2- State Rep. Cherelle Parker sponsors legal workshop on Your Right to Know at Finley Recreation Ctr., 7701 Mansfield Ave. For info (215) 242-7300. Jun. 3Congregations of Shaare Shamayim marks 50th anniversary at 9768 Verree Rd. Event will honor David L. Cohen, Exec. VP, Comcast, with Highest Honor Award (Kol Hakavod) for his service, especially in the Jewish community. Honorary Co-chairs are Gov. Ed Rendell and Hon. Jonathan Saidel. Entertainment by “Broadway Sings”. Event starts at 2:30 p.m. For ticket info and to place ad in Souvenir Commemorative Journal (215-6771600) or Dr. Ruth Horwitz, Tribute Committee (215) 913-


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Elite Greet New Barnes At Friday’s Opening (B-barnes01-643) FROM LEFT, James Rohr, chairman and CEO of PNC Financial Services Group, with his wife Carolyn, about to enter the gala tent for dinner and show with First Lady Susan Corbett and Gov. Tom Corbett. PNC and Comcast Corp. are the premier sponsors for inaugural year of Barnes Foundation on Parkway. Photos by Bonnie Squires

STATE REP. DWIGHT EVANS and Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, from left, meet up with Carolyn & Denis O’Brien, head of PECO. PECO is sponsoring Free Sunday admission once each month at Barnes Foundation for first year.

AT BARNES FOUNDATION Gala dinner in a tent on Parkway grounds are, from left, State Sen. Vince Hughes and his lovely wife Sheryl Lee Ralph, greeting Thelma & Mayor Wilson Goode. • PHILADELPHIADAILYRECORD.COM

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Daily Waffles From Joe Sbaraglia (The Waffleman) CHINESE WALL - was the nickname of the roadway for trains that traveled from the 30th Street Station and the Broad Street Station. It was a mile or more long and elevated twenty feet above street level. It had arched tunnels through

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which all the major north-south streets passed. The wall was torn down in 1953 and the land it occupied that it is now John F. Kennedy Boulevard. CHINK BALL - A game of throw and catch where one

player threw a pinkie ball toward a wall. The ball had to hit the pavement first, then the wall. The other player had to catch the ball. If the catcher caught it three times, he became the thrower, the other player the catcher. The ball was aimed at the chink which is where the pavement and the wall met. If the chink was hit correctly, the ball took on an erratic movement which made it more difficult to catch.

CIGAR BOXES - were eagerly sought after and used to store everything; baseball cards, treasures and marbles.

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Comin’ At You, Kevin!

TAKING FIERCE AIM at his buddy State Rep. Brendan Boyle as he waits in dunk tank is Councilman Bobby Henon. Ever a good sport, Councilman took his own turn in dunk tank and he too met a watery fate as a benefit for Mayfair Civic Association. • PHILADELPHIADAILYRECORD.COM

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Asians Celebrate In Franklin Square

GIRLS FROM Minghui School adorn Asian / Pacific Islander Festival at Franklin Square on Saturday.

SMALL-BUSINESS organizer Andy Toy enjoys festive afternoon in Franklin Square with daughter Zoe. 6|

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At Sturgis, Those Who Serve Get Served Enjoying cookout at Sturgis Playground are: Police Officer Timothy Houser, State Rep. Mark Cohen, Police Officer Ron Jackson, Peter Lyde, Ward Leader Sharon Losier, Joe Burke and Police Officer Jeff Hackett. Photos by Rory McGlasson

POLICE OFFICERS Timothy Jackson, Jeff Hackett and Ron Jackson enjoy barbecue food at Community Appreciation cookout at Sturgis Playground on Saturday.

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Sustainable Talk At Valley Green

KATHERINE GAJEWSKI, director of sustainability for City of Phila., spoke at Valley Green Inn last week, part of lecture series Valley Talks, sponsored by Friends of the Wissahickon and Valley Green Bank. Gajewski is responsible for coordinating the implementation of Greenworks Philadelphia, City’s comprehensive sustainability plan. She discussed the implementation of this program which involves working with partners in city government as well as with external stakeholders. Launched in 2009, Greenworks has received local, national, and international attention and has positioned Philadelphia as a leader in urban sustainability. Pictured here are FOW Executive Director Maura McCarthy, Gajewski and Jay Goldstein, CEO of Valley Green Bank. 8|

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