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Butkovitz, Williams to Tackle Kenney?

According to WHYY, former City Controller Alan Butkovitz and State Sen. Anthony Williams are both considering a run against Mayor Jim Kenney in the 2019 Democratic primary election: In Philly, Williams and Butkovitz weigh challenge to Mayor Kenney    Send article as PDF   

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Prisoners Can Get Books Again, Pa. Dept. of Corrections Decides

The Department of Corrections has announced details of its new book and publication policy aimed at addressing inmate, family and book donation group requests while ensuring safety for all. “We have listened to inmates and their families and friends and to publication organizations and we have developed what we believe is a fair procedure that […]

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Independent Johnson Makes Write-in Try for State Rep

BY TONY WEST Can a man buck the Democratic Party organization and win a state representative race as an independent? Anthony Johnson aims to do so in the 180th Legislative District, which takes in most of the Juniata Park and Feltonville communities of North Philadelphia. He is waging a write-in campaign against State Rep. Angel […]

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SecState: Pennsylvanians Visit votesPA.com for Complete Voting Information

In preparation for Pennsylvania’s midterm election, Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres suggests Pennsylvanians visit votesPA.com where they can confirm their registration status, verify their new congressional district, locate their polling place and much more. “VotesPA is an invaluable resource for voters as they head to the polls on Nov. 6,” Secretary Torres said. “We […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy – Oct. 25, 2018

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Another way to miss out on discharging credit-card debt. There are two basic ways to blow your chance to discharge the balance on your credit card in bankruptcy: 1. Lie on the credit application to get the credit 2. Use the card fraudulently. On using […]

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SpArc Philadelphia Holds Job Fair for Services to Intellectually disAbled

SpArc Philadelphia’s family of organizations SpArc Services and The Arc of Philadelphia are hosting a Job Fair for part-time and full-time job seekers. These organizations provide services for intellectually disabled citizens. The event details, including open positions, are as follows: Event: SpArc Philadelphia Job Fair Date: Tuesday Oct. 30, 2018 Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy 10/18/18

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: How to miss out on discharging credit-card debt. Somewhere in our recent past, the holiday season became the shopping season. Lots of people in financial trouble hang on through the holiday season before taking up bankruptcy as part of the New Year. (I haven’t seen […]

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Rafferty Wins Transit Award

STATE SEN. JOHN RAFFERTY, JR., the chairman of the Pennsylvania Senate Transportation Committee, has been awarded the American Public Transportation Association’s 2018 State Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of the Senator’s leadership in the passage of Act 89 of 2013. Act 89 is Pennsylvania’s comprehensive transportation funding bill. The award honors a public transportation decision […]

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Columbus Day: The Italian Touch in America and Philadelphia

BY COUNCILMAN MARK SQUILLA As we approach the Columbus Day weekend, we are reminded of the Italians who left their mark on Philadelphia, and paved the way for the large Italian American population that has influenced our City for centuries. Below is a sampling of Italians who have contributed to the fabric of Philadelphia’s history. […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy, Oct. 4, 2018

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Foreclosure scary: Can bankruptcy save my house? Bankruptcy! I don’t want to file bankruptcy! Hey, if you do want to file, there is something wrong with you. But you want to keep your house? Avoid foreclosure? Which option hurts more: losing your home or filing […]

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