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BY DENISE CLAY/ Here are two things you might want to know about Philadelphia’s District Attorney Seth Williams: One, he’s probably not going to run for Mayor of Philadelphia unless the number of candidates is much smaller than the scuttlebutt on the street says it’s going to be. “Unless the only candidate is Prince William […]

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Normally, events in a city in the Midwest would be of minimal interest to those of us in Philadelphia. However, a recent report from KEVYN ORR, the Michigan state-appointed emergency manager of the City of Detroit, offers some warning signals for other large cities, including Philadelphia. Orr noted, “The path Detroit has followed for the […]

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MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER made a visit to Harrisburg recently. He visited members of the Philadelphia Senate delegation. The purpose of his visit reportedly was to ask the Senator’s assistance in covering the School District’s education-funding shortfall. Those in attendance were Mayoral hopeful STATE SEN. ANTHONY WILLIAMS, Delegation CHAIRWOMAN STATE SEN. SHIRLEY KITCHEN, congressional possible STATE […]

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BY MICHAEL P. BOYLE, ESQ./ Congress is currently contemplating legislation to update immigration policies and procedures. In response to an inquiry made by Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, one of the Senate sponsors of immigration reform, the chief actuary for SSA, Stephen C. Gross, in a letter dated May 8, 2013, discussed the impact of […]

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Our General Assembly needs to realize it has duties which it continues to neglect. A major one of these duties is funding the state’s infrastructure. A corollary is they must fund the public-transit systems on which their voters depend. In a post above is a graph showing how little money SEPTA gets, compared to sister […]

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City Controller Alan Butkovitz has released an independent review of the City’s 2014 full-value reassessment that indicates the Actual Value Initiative did not improve accuracy, uniformity and fairness. The Office of Property Assessment’s 2014 taxable property values are highly variable in quality, which is well beyond the standards set by the International Association of Assessing […]

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BY JOE SHAHEELI/ Republican City Committee chairman Vito Canuso, Esq., brought an end to the civil war that has stymied the growth of the Republican City Committee in a city its young Turks believe is ready for wholesale conversion by disenchanted Democratic voters. He did so Tuesday night at the annual pre-primary gala at Cannstatter […]

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BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ., American Bankruptcy Board Certified/ Question: Do you ever want to live the lifestyle of the rich and famous? Celebrities file bankruptcy too! Answer: In the mid ’80s to early ’90s, a television show, “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”, was broadcast in America with its host, Robin Leach, showing the […]

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The years-long battle is over! The State Supreme Court has just okayed the General Assembly’s redistricting plan, which will take effect in the 2014 election. Breathing sighs of relief in Philadelphia are STATE REPS. MARK COHEN (Democrat) and JOHN TAYLOR (Republican), who will run in the districts they wanted. The featured bout will be between […]

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