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Fenerty Still a Player in Philly GOP Circles

Fenerty Still a Player in Philly GOP Circles

BY DAVID LYNN Vince Fenerty may no longer be at the Philadelphia Parking Authority, but his influence is still felt in Republican Circles in Philadelphia. He has full or partial control over several well-funded PACs, and he quietly started a political consulting company in 2017 that may have allowed him to run campaigns for candidates […]

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Henon Recycles Electronics

Councilmember Bobby Henon (6th District), 2nd from R, organized a document shredding and electronics recycling event in the Lincoln High School parking lot on Saturday.Constituents remained in their cars, masked with their goods to be recycled in the rear of their cars, which Sanitation workers then unloaded. They took anything smaller than a washer/dryer. Photo […]

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Sheriff Bilal Distributes Food

SHERIFF Rochelle Bilal, 3rd from L, joined with Democratic 42nd Ward Leader Sharon Vaughn, Muslims Serve, Guardians Civic League and Caring for Friends in a “Day of Giving Back” at Bethel Worship Center in Olney. They passed out food donations to needy families for hours. Photo from Vaughn’s Facebook page    Send article as PDF […]

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March Targets Police, Statue

Protests involving hundreds of progressives led to an attempted sit-in at Municipal Services Building and a march along Broad Street in South Philadelphia. Police dispersed the crowd at MSB, arresting 26. The protest was organized by a loose coalition of leftwing groups including Reclaim Philadelphia. Democratic legislative nominee Nikil Saval addressed the marchers in South […]

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‘Igniting the Flame’ in Wharton Square

A peaceful demonstration for Black lives at Wharton Square in Point Breeze united the community. The program featured the legendary anti-violence boy hiphop group South Philly Young Flames. The event was organized by Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and State Rep. Jordan Harris.. It drew numerous political, civic and police leaders such as State Sen. Anthony Williams, […]

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Young Hiphop Stars Take a Knee for Peace with Justice

Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson and State Rep. Jordan Harris invited the South Philly Flames, a youthful hiphop team that has long been campaigning against gun violence, to a demonstration at Wharton Square in Point Breeze. Littlepage is president of the Board of Directors of Diversified Community Services. The Young Flames performed under the rubric “Ignite the […]

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Jun. 19

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Brotherly Love – Juneteenth Silent March 2020, meet up 11:30 a.m., march 12-2 p.m. at Malcolm X Pk., 52nd & Pine Sts. For info: Taj (267) 408-0612.    Send article as PDF   

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The Robin Hood Tax: Can Comcast, Penn, & the PPD Save Philadelphia from Austerity?

BY CLAY MIRANDA-CONTEE June 25 will mark the last session of City Council before break, by which time they will have voted on Mayor Jim Kenney’s unpopular austerity budget, which proposed large funding cuts for education, the arts, and essential services to cope with a projected deficit now in the range of $750 million. This […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy, Jun. 17, 2020

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Can I file bankruptcy after a credit-card judgement is filed against me? Answer: Credit cards file lawsuits to show they’re upset and they miss your payment. If they win, they have a judgment against you. It’s not unusual for debt collectors to say bankruptcy doesn’t […]

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New Jobs Beckon in Philadelphia COVID-19 Contact Tracing

BY TONY WEST A new line of work is about to take root in Philadelphia: COVID-19 contact tracing. As Philadelphia moves into the yellow phase of lockdown, reopening restaurants and other businesses, public-health officials are preparing to deal with a potential surge in new infections with a tool they wish they had had in early […]

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