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Indego Bike Share Expands to South Philadelphia

By Eldon Graham INDego bike share program announced that it will grow this summer, adding at least eight more stations to the system. Early summer expansion will include station and bike availability at the Navy Yard with connections at AT&T Station and FDR Park. Additional stations will be installed throughout the summer to provide more […]

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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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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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Philadelphia GOP Slams Sanctuary-City Policy

On Wednesday, federal Judge Michael Baylson of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled that President Donald Trump cannot cut off grants to Philadelphia over the way they handle illegal immigrants who have come into conflict with the law. After hearing the ruling Mayor Kenney was caught on tape dancing and proclaiming, “I’m a sanctuary city.” […]

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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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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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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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Construction to Begin on Schuylkill River Swing Bridge

Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams announced today that the notice to proceed to begin construction on the Schuylkill River “Swing Bridge” Project has been issued to A. P. Construction, Inc. Over the next few weeks, the contractor will be mobilizing to the project site to commence construction activities by the end of this month. The “Swing […]

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