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Jul. 11- Philly for Change hosts July Meetup at Tattooed Mom, 530 South St., 2nd fl., 7 p.m. Jul. 13- State rep candidate Elizabeth Fiedler is hosted Fundraiser at Mamma Maria Ristorante, 1637 E. Passyunk Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Contribution levels $50, $100, $500, $1,000, $5,000 – preferred in advance at elizabethfiedler.com/contribute. RASVP: (267) 250-4168To host […]

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Philly Council Adjourns: Construction Tax, Anti-Squatting, Border Separation

BY RYAN BRIGGS Philadelphia City Council adjourned for the summer after passing a $4.7 billion budget plan and a controversial construction tax that had pitted the Mayor’s Office against some legislators. Council had pitched a counterproposal to a budget proposed by Mayor Kenney that would have hiked property taxes in order to send additional funding […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Philly Dems Take State Party Posts

BY JOE SHAHEELI How powerful is Philadelphia? In the halls of Pennsylvania government, not much. The Republican supermajority in the General Assembly rules out decisive leadership from this city because there aren’t enough Republicans in the Philadelphia caucus. And our leading voice in their caucus, State Rep. John Taylor (R-Northeast) is stepping down at the […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy: Jun. 14, 2018

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQUIRE AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Why should I use a bankruptcy attorney? Most of my clients don’t have a lot of money. If they need to file for bankruptcy, they’ve usually gotten ads from “Bankruptcy Petition Preparers.” These folks advertise that they can prepare someone’s bankruptcy papers a whole lot […]

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Jun. 19

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Congressmen Dwight Evans & Brian Fitzpatrick host Public Affairs Seminar Luncheon at Union Lg., 140 S. Broad St., 11:30 a.m. Tickets $40. For info: (215) 587-5565.    Send article as PDF   

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Jun. 19

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Congressional candidate Bryan Leib hosts Fundraiser at Phila. Racquet Cl., 215 S. 16th St., 6-8 p.m. Special Guest: State Sen. Scott Wagner. Hosts $500, Sponsors $250, Supporters $50. Payable to “Bryan for PA.” RSVP: Carl Eppolito carl.eppolito@insightgtm.com.    Send article as PDF   

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Jun. 21

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State Senate candidate Linda Fields is hosted Fundraiser at Dist. 1199C, 1319 Locust St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hosts: “Philly Legislators for Linda.” Sponsors $1,000, Hosts $500, Friends $250. Payable to “Friends of Linda Fields,” %JTGoldstein, LLC, 8 Penn Ctr., 1628 JFK Blvd., Su. 1702, Phila., PA 19103. RSVP: Dom Linda@LindaAFields.com.    Send article as PDF   

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Jun. 21

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Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell hosts W. Phila. Thursday Night Jazz Series at Malcolm X Pk., 52nd & Pine Sts., 7 p.m. The Budesa Bros.    Send article as PDF   

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Jun. 23- Crisis Intervention Network Reunion Committee hosts Trip to Nat’l Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C., lv. 56th & Vine Sts. 7:45 a.m., rt. 7:30 p.m. Includes stop at King Memorial, 2 hr. leisure at Baltimore Inner Harbor. Continental breakfast, video bus, games, prizes. Tickets $55. Payable to “Crisis Intervention […]

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New Canal, New Channel: Port of Philadelphia Enters a New Era

Interview with Jeff Theobald BY TONY WEST 2018 is the year that Philadelphia’s historic port officially entered the post-Panamax world, when the world’s largest cargo ships are able to sail directly from China and East Asia to the Northeastern United States via the Panama Canal – and the Delaware River is ready to receive them, […]

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