CAROL TAMBURINO will be honored by the League of Women Voters in November. Carol is a mover and shaker in political and social circles throughout the Philadelphia area.
STATE REP. JOHN SABATINA was among several elected officials who presented scholarship money to private-school students. The event to announce hundreds of thousands of dollars of educational-improvement tax-credit scholarship money took place at St. Hubert’s HS in Northeast Philadelphia. The funds come from corporate donations. The corporations receive a write-off of 90% of their donation thanks to legislation passed in Harrisburg. Among the corporate sponsors were Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Aegis Security Insurance, Chesapeake Energy, CSX Transportation, Malady & Wooten, Penn Jersey Paper, UnitedHealthcare and Waste Management. Also present were STATE SENS. MIKE STACK and TINA TARTAGLIONE along with STATE REPS. BRENDAN BOYLE, ED NEILSON and MARY JOE DALEY.
The Pope John Paul II Foundation had a fundraiser at the Center City office of Dilworth Paxson. Powerful attorney JOE JACOVINI is one of the leaders of the organization. Business executive RICHARD KRYSYNOSKI is the chairman. The organization raises money for the charitable mission of the foundation and will be in Rome in April to celebrate the canonization of Pope John Paul II.
The President of the Philly Building Trades PATRICK GILLESPIE continues to lobby lawmakers to pass an infrastructure bill that reduces the prevailing wage. A few unions have joined Gillespie in this fight, but the majority of the unions statewide are opposing any changes to prevailing wage. Right now any contract awarded by the state with a value of $25,000 or more calls for workers to be paid a reasonable living wage. RICK BLOOMINGDALE, the head of the AFL-CIO, disagrees with Gillespie. It is baffling that such a concession by Gillespie could be considered reasonable. But the Byzantine levels of union relationships have always been mysterious.
Former Congressman BOB BORSKI, MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER and STATE REP. JOHN TAYLOR joined CONGRESSWOMAN ALLYSON SCHWARTZ, COUNCILMAN BOB HENON and Mike Stack to unveil more development on the Delaware River. The Congresswoman has worked hard to secure millions of dollars for the Delaware River Greenway. The most recent advances have taken place at Pulaski Park located at Allegheny & Delaware Avenues. The gateway will link across the eastern seaboard with numerous other states. People will be able to bike, walk, or run up and down the eastern seaboard of the United States thanks to the efforts of Congressman Borski and Congresswoman Schwartz. Her influence will be missed. She has decided not to return to Congress under any circumstances. She is currently running exclusively for Governor of Pennsylvania.