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Litter Costs Pa. Cities Bigtime

Litter Costs Pa. Cities Bigtime

A new report out by Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and Burns & McDonnell, The Cost of Litter & Illegal Dumping in Pennsylvania – A Study of Nine Cities Across the Commonwealth, details the amount of taxpayer dollars that cities spend to dispose of waste and cleanup illegal dumping. The study found that Philadelphia spends more than […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy 1/30/2019

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Can I keep my tax refund in Chapter 13 bankruptcy? Answer: In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, a person must pay all of their disposable income into their Chapter 13 repayment plan. Disposable income is any income that is not used for reasonable and necessary expenses […]

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Johnson Indicted; Proclaims Innocence

Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson (2nd District) asserted he was innocent of federal charges that have been filed against him and his wife Dawn Chavous, alleging that they took bribes from Kenny Gamble’s Universal Cos. Prominent supporters rallied to his side at Wharton Square Park in Johnson’s native Point Breeze neighborhood. Follow the PlanPhilly link below: ‘From […]

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Pa. Dems Seek National Convention Delegates Now!

This flash from the Democratic Party of Pennsylvania: There are only eight days left to apply to be a delegate at the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee. Fill out the delegate pledge form by 5:00 p.m. on Jan. 27 to run for delegate. Pledging is the first step toward representing Pennsylvania when Democrats nominate […]

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Jan. 14

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Philly for Bernie hosts Debate Watch Party at Gojjo, 4540 Baltimore Ave., 8-11 pm. For info: phillyisberning@gmail.com.    Send article as PDF   

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Understanding Bankruptcy 1/9/2020

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: When can I file for bankruptcy again? Answer: If your bankruptcy was dismissed because you failed to make payments to the trustee, failed to provide necessary documents, or for some other reason, you can usually file again immediately. However, if your bankruptcy was successful and […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy Dec. 12, 2019

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Will filing for bankruptcy affect my job or future employment? Answer: A person filing for bankruptcy will often worry that it will affect their employment or could them to be passed over for a potential job. Although your employer may learn about your bankruptcy, your […]

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Judge Snyder to Lead Philadelphia Bar Association

The Philadelphia Bar Association is holding its 2019 annual luncheon meeting today, at which its new Chancellor, the Hon. A. Michael Snyder (Ret.), will be introduced. Judge Snyder who will serve as the 93rd Chancellor of the PBA, assumes leadership in the Association with a broad range of activities on behalf of the Association and […]

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DA’s Office Files Charges Following Arrest of Philadelphia Police Officer

District Attorney Larry Krasner on Wednesday announced charges against Sgt. Jason Reid following a Philadelphia Police Department Internal Affairs investigation and arrest. Reid is alleged to have assaulted an individual placed under arrest on June 8, 2019, and to have lied about the circumstances of the assault. The Internal Affairs investigation found that Reid’s statements […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy, 12/4/2019

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: What happens to my retirement plan if I file for bankruptcy? Answer: Usually, you can keep your pension or retirement plan funds when you file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Typically, the entire account is protected if it is ERISA qualified. Most 401(k)s, […]

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