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May 30

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Councilwoman Cindy Bass hosts “Gearing up for Kindergarten” at Lovett. Mem. Lib., 6945 Germantown Ave., 4:30-6:30 p.m. Help in easing transition. For info: Layla Jones (215) 686-3424.    Send article as PDF   

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May 30

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Congressional candidate Madeleine Dean is hosted Breakfast at Union League, 140 S. Broad St., Lincoln Rm., 10-11:30 a.m. Hosts Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III and Judith M. von Seldeneck. Dean’s List $2,700, Hosts $1,000, Supporters $500, Guests $250. RSVP: Melanie Rose melanie@mad4pa.com or (215) 378-1898.    Send article as PDF   

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May 31- State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown hosts Senior Fair at W. Phila. Sr. Community Ctr., 1016 N. 41st St., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Entertainment, food & fun. For info: (215) 879-6615. Jun. 2- State Rep. Joanna McClinton hosts S.W. Philly Community Day at McCreesh Plg., 6744 Regent St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Health screenings, children’s activities, […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy, May 24, 2018

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQUIRE AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: How long can I stay in my house if I filed a Chapter 7? Even if you choose to surrender your home as part of your Chapter 7, the automatic stay provision of the Bankruptcy Code still protects you, at least temporarily. At some point […]

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City Council Demands More Parking from Developers

Philadelphia City Council settled months of wrangling by adding new requirements for developers in rowhouse neighborhoods and commercial corridors to build parking spaces into their projects. Car-owning residents in gentrifying areas should benefit. Critics charge renters and users of public transportation will be saddled with higher housing costs, reports WHYY: http://planphilly.com/articles/2018/05/23/city-council-tweaks-bill-requiring-developers-to-provide-more-parking-in-philly-neighborhoods    Send article as […]

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Groen Eyeing Montco Democratic Party Post

Former Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chair Marcel Groen says he may seek a leadership role in the Montgomery County Party: https://www.cityandstatepa.com/content/ousted-pa-dem-leader-marcel-groen-eyeing-run-montco-party-chair    Send article as PDF   

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MEMORIAL DAY: ‘Edison 64’ Will Mean New Life for Today’s Vets

BY DEBBY DERRICKS Many write about Memorial Day and its meaning. Most who do remark on the sentiment of sacrifice; but it is often lost in the sand of the beach, smoke of the barbecue, and general activities that mark the start of the summer for most Americans. Perhaps why we lose the true meaning […]

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BY RYAN BRIGGS A Democratic Party rule designed to encourage women to participate in State Committee elections has backfired for some female candidates running in the 2018 Pennsylvania primary. Some now say it’s time for the rule – which also inadvertently excludes transgender candidates – to be reexamined. The rule reserves about half of all […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Is the Hill Getting Religion on Redistricting?

BY JOE SHAHEELI One of the more-surprising outcomes of the 2018 primary is a sudden interest in rethinking the way the 2022 elections will be planned – on the part of an unlikely lot of reformers: the General Assembly. Gerrymandering, a perennial tongue-clucker for good-government types, has seldom troubled the actual gerrymanderers of both parties. […]

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SEPTA Holds Public Service Plan Hearings for New Bus Routes

SEPTA will hold two public hearings on Tuesday, May 22, to hear comments and answer questions about its Annual Service Plan for Fiscal Year 2019. Both meetings will be held at SEPTA Headquarters, 1234 Market Street in the Board Room on the mezzanine level starting at noon and 5 p.m. New proposals to be discussed […]

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