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OPINION: Militaries Don’t Fix Problems

BY JOE SESTAK Tensions between Iran and the United States have recently reached dangerous new heights – which could result in spiraling reprisals devolving into war. Having served in the military, I know that militaries can stop a problem, but they can’t fix a problem. This is why I supported the Iran nuclear accord, and […]

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OPINION: Reefer Madness Revisited

BY JOHN DAME More than 40 years ago, I ran a rock radio station, Starview 92.7-FM in Central Pennsylvania. We were the first radio station to offer special midnight movies. These movies included a 1930s anti-drug movie called Reefer Madness, which warned of a descent into madness for those lured into trying marijuana. This propaganda […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy, 7/25/2019

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: What are the risks of co-signing a loan? Answer: Co-signing a loan is a dangerous thing. Too many people end up in bankruptcy due to debts they just co-signed for, so here are a few points worth considering before co-signing for a friend or family […]

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Rebuild Launches Job-Training Pilot

Mayor Jim Kenney and City Council President Darrell Clarke today announced open recruitment for two pilot job programs that aim to give diverse Philadelphia residents opportunities for paid training and work on Rebuild projects. Made possible by the Philadelphia Beverage Tax and a signature initiative of Mayor Jim Kenney’s, Rebuild is committing hundreds of millions […]

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Evans: House Will Pass Protection for Acme Workers

Congressman Dwight Evans (D-Phila.) said the House of Representatives is poised to pass a bill today that would protect the pensions of 1.3 million workers and retirees, including thousands of current and retired Acme workers in the Philadelphia region. As a member of the influential House Ways & Means Committee, Evans co-sponsored and helped to […]

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Faith Leaders Join Krasner’s Call to End Pa. Death Penalty

Faith leaders from the Philadelphia region and across the nation are urging the abolition of the death penalty in Pennsylvania following a Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office study finding that capital punishment is unconstitutionally applied to mostly poor defendants of color. District Attorney Larry Krasner announced the results of the DAO’s study concluding that the death […]

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Philadelphia Releases New Community Heat-Relief Plan

Mayor Jim Kenney and City officials representing several departments joined community partners in Philadelphia’s Hunting Park neighborhood today to celebrate the release of the City’s first-ever Community Heat Relief Plan. “Though not always obvious, surface temperature varies throughout the city. The hottest neighborhoods tend to be predominantly low income Black and Latinx communities. Extreme heat […]

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Jul. 27

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State Sen. Sharif Street is hosted Summer BBQ at Bill & Linda Hart, 7001 Brentwood Rd., 1-4 p.m. Contribution levels: Platinum $10,000, Gold $5,000, Silver $2,500, Bronze $1,000, Tickets $250. Payable to “Friends of Sharif Street,” P.O. Box 28854, Phila., PA 19151. RSVP & pay online http://www.sharifstreetforpa.com/ click on EVENTS. For info: Lindsey Perry (267) […]

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Jul. 29

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Councilwoman Cindy Bass hosts “Showtime at the Apollo,” carnival talent show with free food, children’s gamers & prizes at Stenton Pk., 1701 W. Courtland Ave., 6 p.m. For info: (215) 686-3424.    Send article as PDF   

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Jul. 30

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State Sen. Christine Tartaglione & State Rep. Angel Cruz host Information on Obtaining Medical Marijuana Card at 400 W. Allegheny Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For info: (215) 291-5647.    Send article as PDF   

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