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City Celebrates Mayor’s Day of Service Recognition Awardees

Mayor Jim Kenney recognized 12 Philadelphia volunteers and national service members during the 7th annual Mayor’s Day of Service Recognition Award Ceremony this week. As part of a national effort led by the National League of Cities, National Association of Counties, Cities of Service and the Corp. for National & Community Service, the Philadelphia Mayor’s […]

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Philadelphia Ramps up Historic-Preservation Efforts

Mayor Jim Kenney today announced steps his administration will take to strengthen historic preservation across Philadelphia. The actions are implementing recommendations made by his Historic Preservation Task Force. “The Task Force has given us short- and long-term recommendations to better preserve our City’s historic assets, and today we take the first steps to implement them.” […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy, 3/28/2019

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: If you don’t have information about an asset, can you just put down “unknown”? If you are filing for bankruptcy but you have an asset that you don’t have information about, can you just put down “unknown” and leave it at that? That depends. The […]

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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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