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2 Election Wins Bring Special Sweetness

2 Election Wins Bring Special Sweetness

BY TYSHIAN ALLISON Two Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judges had an especially exciting race in the general election this month, for different reasons. After polls closed on Nov. 2, it appeared Judge Lori Dumas had lost her campaign for a seat on the statewide Commonwealth Court. But mail ballots only started to be counted after […]

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Philly Dems Rally Party for Pizza

A new political tradition has formed among Philadelphia’s Democratic leaders and supporters: Wednesday afternoon pizza lunch at party headquarters on Spring Garden Street. Candidates and other hopefuls there join Democratic City Committee members shoulder to shoulder for a midweek break. Photos by Joe Stivala    Send article as PDF   

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Understanding Bankruptcy, Nov. 12, 2021

Question: Can I give a creditor preference in a bankruptcy? In bankruptcy, the priority that creditors receive is determined by the type of debt. The first party to be paid is the United States Bankruptcy court who charges fees for filing. Next to be paid is secured creditors, or creditors who hold a lien on […]

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A Street Named Mondesire

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Parker’s Fest Brings out Fall Colors

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Italians Hail Their Heroes in Columbus Day Parade

The Philadelphia 2021 Columbus Day Parade got underway from Snyder Avenue and marched on Broad Street to the Oregon Avenue Italian Festival in Marconi Park. The Columbus Statue was still boxed as Commonwealth Court ruled that it could not be unboxed until after the parade. Photos by Joe Shay Stivala    Send article as PDF […]

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Maddow Taps Williams on Election Probe

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Understanding Bankruptcy, Oct. 8, 2021

Question: Do both spouses have to file for bankruptcy? Married couples can file together in a joint bankruptcy that combines both spouses’ debts and property into the same case. The overall goal is to discharge your debt and keep more of your property. In most cases, filing together will allow you to accomplish this. When […]

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Tartaglione Shreds Her District

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KGR Wants to Unsnarl Tangled Titles

Councilmember Katherine Gilmore Richardson introduced legislation to help prevent tangled titles in Philadelphia. The Tangled Title Disclosure Bill requires funeral homes to share information, provided in partnership by the Department of Records and Register of Wills, about probating estates and avoiding tangled titles when they provide a death certificate. According to recent research from Pew, […]

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