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Krasner’s Statement on Michael White Verdict

Krasner’s Statement on Michael White Verdict

District Attorney Larry Krasner yesterday issued the following statement on a jury’s verdict in Commonwealth v. Michael White: “After several hours of deliberation over two days, a Philadelphia jury has found Michael White guilty of the crime of tampering with evidence in order to conceal his role in the death of Sean Schellenger. The jury […]

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Philadelphia School District Unveils Plan for Environmental Hazards

Yesterday evening, at the Board of Education Action Meeting, Dr. William R. Hite, superintendent of The School District of Philadelphia, outlined several actions the District will take to help enhance and support environmental safety in schools across the city. In order to improve how the District supports safe and healthy schools, the School District will: […]

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AG DePasquale Urges PLCB to Use Competitive Bidding for S.E. Pa. Distribution Contract

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today urged the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to use competitive bidding to award a $475 million contract for distribution services in southeastern Pennsylvania. The board, which meets today, is considering to award that long-term contract without seeking bids. “Competitive bidding helps to ensure that state agencies receive the best possible price […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy 10/17/2019

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: What is a Chapter 11(v) bankruptcy? Answer: In the new year, businesses in debt will have new options to help keep the doors open and get debt relief. Last month, President Trump signed a bipartisan bill into law that amends Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy […]

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350 Philly and the Pennsylvania Sierra Club have joined the growing list of grassroots groups to endorse Working Families Party candidate for Philadelphia City Council at large Kendra Brooks. 350 Philly is a volunteer-led, campaign-focused initiative connecting and organizing a strong grassroots coalition to address climate change and build a just and secure future beyond […]

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Kenney Announces Climate Initiative for Philadelphia

Mayor Jim Kenney yesterday joined leaders from business and industry, including global law firm Holland & Knight, to launch the Climate Collaborative of Greater Philadelphia. During the public signing event, leaders established and reaffirmed their commitments to address climate change as a united group. This announcement comes just days after the Mayor returned from a […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy 10/03/2019

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Is filing for bankruptcy bad? Answer: Bankruptcy sounds like a bad word, but it can be the best thing for you if you can’t pay your bills. Many people wrongly believe that bankruptcy means you lose everything. In fact, bankruptcy usually helps you keep your […]

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Today Is the Last Day to Register to Vote!

Today is the last day for you to register to vote in the Nov. 5 general election. You can register in person at the Philadelphia Board of Elections at two locations until 5 p.m.: The Philadelphia Voter Registration Office, 520 N. Columbus Boulevard, 5th floor, until 5 p.m. The Philadelphia County Board of Elections, Room […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rochelle Bilal Was Wronged

As a proud member of the community, this letter brings me, retirees and some members of the Guardian Civic League deep concern in the way news is covered and reflected within African American leadership in the City of Philadelphia. Former Guardian Civic League President and former Sheriff John Green pled guilty to charges that were […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy, 9/26/2019

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: What is the difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13? Answer: Chapter 7 is a liquidation bankruptcy. You don’t pay your debts back, but you may have to give up certain property in return. To qualify for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you have to meet […]

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