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Adult-Education Classes Enrolling at 9 Community Schools in Philadelphia

Adult-Education Classes Enrolling at 9 Community Schools in Philadelphia

Thanks to a partnership with the Office of Adult Education, nine City-designated Community Schools will offer free adult education classes this fall to adult learners ages 16 and older. Enrollment is open now, and classes begin in September and early October. Adult learners can enroll in English as a Second Language (ESL), or an Adult […]

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Gov. Wolf Promotes Charter School Reform

Gov. Tom Wolf joined school district superintendents and education stakeholders in Erie County today to discuss how his three-part plan will ensure charter schools better serve students and taxpayers. Pennsylvania’s flawed and outdated charter school law is known as one of the worst in the nation. “Pennsylvania’s charter school law is failing students, teachers, school […]

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City Announces Updates to PES Refinery Advisory Group

The City of Philadelphia today announced that the newly formed PES Refinery Advisory Group will hold four additional public meetings in August and September. This Advisory Group was established to gather the perspectives of different stakeholders and community members to inform City leaders on the impact of the closure of the PES refinery on Philadelphia […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy 8/15/2019

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: How can your bankruptcy affect your children? Answer: 1. STRESS: Being deep in debt, receiving harassing calls from creditors, being threatened with garnishment, repossessions and foreclosure will often cause you and your spouse to experience overwhelming stress and anxiety. Your children, even young ones, also […]

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Juntos Is Hiring A Community Organizer

If you are watching the news in Philadelphia, then you know that immigrant families have continued to be under attack. At the border and in our cities, our communities are facing violence — the physical violence of locking up our people in cages, denying them their freedom, and the political violence of Trump’s anti-immigrant policies […]

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Sen. Street Offers Legislation to Restrict Military-Grade Weapons

State Sen. Sharif Street (D-N. Phila.) joined Mayor Jim Kenney, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, Congressman Dwight Evans and Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross along with a host of elected officials from every level of government to condemn the inaction of State and federal leaders in the wake of chronic gun violence and mass murder, prefaced […]

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Gov. Wolf Takes Action to Reduce Gun Violence

Today, Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order making unprecedented sweeping changes to executive branch agencies and programs to better target the public health crisis of gun violence in Pennsylvania. He was joined by advocates, legislators, cabinet secretaries and Charles Ramsey, chair of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency, who will use his expertise […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy 8/8/2019

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Does it make a difference if I file bankruptcy before the end of the month? Answer: If your income is above the median income for your household size in your state, you must complete a “means test” when you file your bankruptcy petition. To determine […]

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Philadelphia Achieves Historically Low Rates in Bond Sale

The City of Philadelphia achieved historically low interest rates in a bond issue this past week, allowing it to borrow money for crucial investments such as streets, parks and recreation facilities, and police facilities at less cost to taxpayers. Rates for the $293.4 million borrowing were about 0.63% lower than rates on the City’s last […]

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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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