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Municipal Court List Corrected

The Pennsylvania Department of State produced a corrected version of the Philadelphia County ballot position for candidates for Municipal Court judge at 12:50 p.m. Mar. 21. There are significant changes in the ballot order posted that morning. These changes were incorporated into the adjacent Featured News “Ballot Positions for Philadelphia Judicial Candidates” at 7:35 p.m. […]

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Johnson-Harrell Wins Special Election in Philadelphia’s 190th Dist.

The endorsed Democratic candidate in West Philadelphia’s 190th Legislative District, Movita Johnson-Harrell, handily won a special election on Tuesday. The election featured a lively four-way race despite sparse turnout. Johnson-Harrell won 2,988 votes, representing 66.16% of the total vote. Coming in second was Amen Brown, CEO of the Overbrook-Beacon Community Center. He received 919 votes, […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy 3/14/2019

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Friends and family cosigned for you. A bankruptcy trap for the unwary? Having a co-signer is a good way to get more credit. It’s a special issue when you are filing bankruptcy, though. There are a lot of ways to address these debts, but you […]

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City Unveils Low-Interest Home-Repair Loans for Philadelphia

City officials on Wednesday announced the launch of Restore Repair Renew, a program partnership between the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority and nonprofit service providers to offer low-interest home repair loans of up to $24,999 to eligible homeowners. “Today is a great day for middle-income individuals and families in the City of Philadelphia,” Mayor Jim Kenney said. […]

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Quiñones Sánchez Moves to Ax the Soda Tax

As the spring mayoral primary contest heats up, Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez introduced a measure to repeal the controversial Sweetened Drinks Tax, which will play a major role in the campaign , the Inquirer reports: https://www.philly.com/news/city-council-sweetened-beverage-tax-repeal-reduce-maria-quinones-sanchez-20190314.html    Send article as PDF   

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Freelance Photographer Sought by N. Broad Renaissance

The North Broad Renaissance is seeking an experienced freelance photographer to help the NBR capture key moments and memories along North Broad Street. Responsibilities include taking pictures according to the specified shot requirements and delivering high-res photos in a timely manner. The ideal candidate should have an interest in community development. Must be reliable, punctual, […]

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SEPTA Police Go on Strike; 1 Dead Already in Broad St. Station

SEPTA Transit Police officer went on strike at noon yesterday as contract talks broke down. Supervisors will be providing emergency coverage for the duration of the strike. Already this morning, however, a man was stabbed to death on the concourse of the Walnut-Locust Station on the Orange Line. Although a suspect was arrested an hour […]

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State Rep. Jared Solomon (D-Northeast) at a press conference at City Hall called on Philadelphia City Councilman Bobby Henon to resign from office. Solomon’s complete remarks are as follows: “Today marks 30 days since the U.S. Attorney’s office released its 116-count indictment against Johnny Doc, Councilman Bobby Henon, and others. In those 30 days, two […]

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Understanding Bankrputcy, 2/21/2019

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Can foreclosure be stalled by filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy? Should you file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy if you want to stall a foreclosure? Filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy can stall a foreclosure and it may give someone additional time for someone to stay in their […]

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Deeley Joins Colleagues in Criticizing Pa.’s Election Funding

City Commission Chair Lisa Deeley lined up with other election supervisors across the state who ripped into Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed budget for vote security, reports the Inquirer: https://www.philly.com/politics/pennsylvania/pa-gov-tom-wolf-budget-voting-machines-paper-trail-funding-20190206.html    Send article as PDF   

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