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Today, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office announced that since DA Larry Krasner took office in January of 2018, its Homicide Unit has successfully secured 70 guilty verdicts and guilty pleas. The unit is led by ADA Anthony Voci, a former homicide prosecutor recruited to come back to the office at the start of the Krasner […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Both City Parties Will Be Reborn Next Week

BY JOE SHAHEELI This coming Monday, June 4, the people who will actually decide the grassroots presence of the Philadelphia Democratic and Republican Parties will meet and be elected. Parties, by definition, are not clusters of ideas or policies; they are not their candidates; they are not their voters. Parties are organizations – and organizations […]

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May 26

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State Rep. Isabella Fitzgerald hosts N.W. Philly Spring Fest on 7100 bl. Ogontz Ave., 2-8 p.m. Info on City and State services, State employment opportunities, health pavilion, children’s corner, live entertainment and handcrafted marketplace. Document shredding 8-11:30 a.m. For info: (215) 549-0220.    Send article as PDF   

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May 29

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Samuel Staten, Sr. Charitable Trust hosts Charity Golf Classic at Spring Mill C.C., 80 Jacksonville Rd., Ivyland, Pa., breakfast & registration 8-10 p.m.; cocktails, dinner, awards & auction 4:30 p.m. Honoring IUOE’s Bob Heenan. For info: blackmanbradycommunications@gmail.com.    Send article as PDF   

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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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