PGN Special Edition Coverage

Weekends away can be fun, spontaneous and casual, but many times a getaway is for a special occasion: an anniversary, an engagement, a birthday. They don’t have to be so extravagant that they include airfare and a passport, but they can be extravagant locally without breaking the bank.

It’s been said that New Hope has more ghosts and spirits per square foot than any other town in the country. At times, it seems that you can’t walk through a doorway without hearing a ghost tale. People are practically dying to tell you one. If you take one of the Ghost Tours of New Hope (ghosttoursofnewhope.com), you’ll hear several. There’s quite the variety of ghosts in this town. They are painters, hitchhikers, children and Revolutionary War-era men and soldiers. Let’s rewind. 

Throughout his candidacy for district attorney, Larry Krasner has spoken about resisting the Trump administration, ending mass incarceration and standing up for civil-rights. During his 30 years as an attorney, he stood up for organizations such as ACT UP, Black Lives Matter and other organizations relating to LGBT rights, disabled people and immigrants. 

 

Teresa Carr Deni served in numerous leadership positions in the field of law prior to running for district attorney. This includes membership in the Brehon Law Society, the Justinian Society, the Pennsylvania Prison Society and the Criminal Justice Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association, where she was chairperson. For more than 20 years, Deni served as a judge in the Municipal Court of Philadelphia, where she worked on almost 100,000 civil and criminal cases. 

 

Tariq El-Shabbaz hopes to return to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, where he previously served as assistant district attorney for five years. El-Shabbaz currently runs a private-law practice with Richard Harris. Throughout his career, El-Shabbaz led defenses for political figures and workers on both the federal and state levels. 

Prior to becoming chief of staff at the Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections, Beth Grossman, the only Republican in the D.A.’s race, worked on criminal cases, municipal corruption and civil rights as an assistant district attorney. In the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, she served on the Investigations, Juvenile, Law, Narcotics and Trial divisions. Additionally, she held numerous leadership positions where she trained new prosecutors and worked in the community. 

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