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What are your reactions to calls to remove the Frank Rizzo statue?

“Leave it alone. People didn’t understand his methods, but he stood by his morals. I don’t like that people think he was racist because he wasn’t.”

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Scrapple

If Mayor Jim Kenney can punt on whether parking on the South Broad Street median strip should be eliminated, I can, too. Besides I don’t own a car, so I don’t have an axe to grind on this issue. But may I suggest that if we’re going to keep expanding the city into one big bike path, we start forcing bike riders to obey the traffic rules? Is that too much to ask? Many of the cyclists I see around the city believe they are exempt from stopping at red lights. Bike riders have anointed themselves as anti-pollution saints. Bike ride away, folks, but if you don’t obey traffic rules, you ought to get a ticket…

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Graced with Gracie’s presence

Music legend Charlie Gracie visited DiSilvestro Playground, 1500 Morris St., Saturday to inspect the painting process for the South Philly Musicians Remix mural.

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What do you think of the call to end Broad Street-situated median parking?

“I know it’s convenient for some people, but I think everything would look better if it disappeared. People would just have to adapt.”

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Why is summer in Philadelphia such a tumultuous time?

Eight people died due to violent incidents last weekend.

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A stud of a studebaker

Despite calls for downpours, rain decided not to ruin Sunday’s 11th annual East Passyunk Car Show and Street Festival.

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Still delivering the news

One day in the near future, it might even be today, someone will randomly ask: How many years was the South Philly Review at 12th and Porter streets?

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Bashing the media

If there is one subject on which America is not divided, it’s the media.

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The asphalt jungle

I was recently thinking about the many letters that I have written to the South Philly Review and reflected on my first, “Melting The Summer Spirit” July 2012, never dreaming it would be printed.

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What is the most important issue to you in the upcoming general election?

“I want to keep money out of politics. Candidates often receive large donations, and they use them to sway their decisions in favor of business needs and not the needs of the people.”

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