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A fair retelling of MOVE 1978

Philadelphia film maker Tommy Oliver has crafted a detailed and fair retelling of the 1978 MOVE confrontation in the Powelton Village neighborhood of West Philadelphia as a vehicle to examine the efforts of Michael Sims, Jr., in supporting his parents, jailed after the incident. Sims was born in prison to

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Jersey Stories

I moved to New Jersey in 1994, a reluctant Philadelphia expatriate who considered anything north of Trenton a foreign land. My New Jersey points of reference were Mack and Manco’s pizza on the Ocean City boardwalk, The Pub in Pennsauken and Canals’ Liquor Store where 38 and 70 meet.  The

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Hometown Wordcraft

It took me a few years to get around to reading Adele Kenny’s collection of poems, A Lightness, A Thirst, Or Nothing At All (Welcome Rain Publishers), but better late than never. I apologize, Adele, since you and I live in the same town, serve the same public and and have crossed