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Power Crowd Attends Arthur Makadon Memorial

The Inquirer reports on Monday’s memorial for Arthur Makadon, the Philadelphia lawyer who was connected just about every insider in town. Roughly 300 people showed […]

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Philly Insider Arthur Makadon Dead at 70

The Inquirer (paywall) reports: Arthur Makadon, 70, one of the most influential figures in Philadelphia’s legal and political realms for the past three decades, died […]

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The 50 Most Influential Jews in the World

The Jerusalem Post released its hotly anticipated “50 most influential Jews in the world” today, and all we can say is, there are probably a […]

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Another One Bites the Dust: Lenfest Foundation to Cease Grant Giving

One of Philadelphia’s mega-philanthropies is willingly winding down its operations, after more than a decade of mega-giving. The Lenfest Foundation, which was founded by billionaire […]

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If You Were John Boehner, Your Ass Would Be Fired

All hail Presidents Day, known for automobile sales and bearable traffic on the Schuylkill Expressway. It’s not really a day for thinking about politics. Yet […]

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A Video of Marco Rubio Drinking Water in Slow-Motion

Here, re-live the Gulp Heard ‘Round the World, delivered during Marco Rubio’s inevitably lame State of the Union response. (SOTU speeches are tough acts to […]

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Fairmount Park Conservancy the Latest Victim of William Penn Foundation Grant Suspensions

Last night, City Paper reported that the $2 billion William Penn Foundation would be suspending grants to city-related agencies indefinitely. The report identified a funding […]

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Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch Dies

Ed Koch, the outspoken, sly-witted “mayor for life” (or three terms) of New York City, died this morning at the age of 88 in New […]

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10 Historic Buildings Philly Lost in 2012

Hidden City Philadelphia has compiled a sad list of gorgeous old churches, abandoned factories, and 19th century homes that were demolished this year. Lowlights include […]

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Former Inquirer Editor the Most Clueless Man in America

Or so his wife says. Vernon Loeb, the former deputy managing editor at the Inky and current Washington Post metro editor who co-wrote the the […]

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A Casino at the Sports Complex in South Philly?

Casino at the Sports Complex? Bart Blatstein isn’t the only one with his eyes on Philly’s second casino license. Bob Green and his Greenwood Gaming […]

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Disney Buys Lucasfilm for $4.05 Billion, Announces New Star Wars Movie

IT’S A TRAP! Disney has announced its acquisition of Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion. Lucasfilm is the production company behind the Star Wars franchise. The Walt […]

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David Cohen Is Comcast’s Rock Star and Secret Weapon

While you were boarding up your windows down the shore and heading for high ground as Sandy approached on Monday, the Washington Post ran a […]

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NBC Has TV’s Most Expensive Ad Slots

Comcast has been crushing it since taking over at NBC. They’ve emerged from the ratings basement, turned a profit on the Olympics, and now their […]

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Raymond Perelman Invests in New Business Newspaper

Perelman Invests in New Philly Paper. Raymond Perelman has reportedly made a significant investment in Region Business’s newspaper. The Plymouth Meeting-based paper’s weekly editions cover […]