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Wolf Administration Approves Funding to Help Homeless Families in Pennsylvania

Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin announced more than $5 million in funding to help homeless families and promote homelessness prevention across the commonwealth. The funding is provided from the Emergency Solutions Grant program. This funding comes on the heels of a recent announcement that the Western Pennsylvania Continuum […]

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Casey, Fitzpatrick Move on Disability

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.), ranking member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, along Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Bucks) introduced the Stop the Wait Act. After waiting months to qualify for coverage through Social Security Disability Insurance, individuals with disabilities are forced to wait another five months to get a disability check and another two […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy 9/12/2019

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Question: In a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, can I pay one debt over others? Everyone with debts has at least one bill they’d like to pay, even if they can’t pay them all. So, if you are already filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy and repaying some debt, […]

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Adult-Education Classes Enrolling at 9 Community Schools in Philadelphia

Thanks to a partnership with the Office of Adult Education, nine City-designated Community Schools will offer free adult education classes this fall to adult learners ages 16 and older. Enrollment is open now, and classes begin in September and early October. Adult learners can enroll in English as a Second Language (ESL), or an Adult […]

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Gov. Wolf Promotes Charter School Reform

Gov. Tom Wolf joined school district superintendents and education stakeholders in Erie County today to discuss how his three-part plan will ensure charter schools better serve students and taxpayers. Pennsylvania’s flawed and outdated charter school law is known as one of the worst in the nation. “Pennsylvania’s charter school law is failing students, teachers, school […]

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City Announces Updates to PES Refinery Advisory Group

The City of Philadelphia today announced that the newly formed PES Refinery Advisory Group will hold four additional public meetings in August and September. This Advisory Group was established to gather the perspectives of different stakeholders and community members to inform City leaders on the impact of the closure of the PES refinery on Philadelphia […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy 8/15/2019

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: How can your bankruptcy affect your children? Answer: 1. STRESS: Being deep in debt, receiving harassing calls from creditors, being threatened with garnishment, repossessions and foreclosure will often cause you and your spouse to experience overwhelming stress and anxiety. Your children, even young ones, also […]

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Juntos Is Hiring A Community Organizer

If you are watching the news in Philadelphia, then you know that immigrant families have continued to be under attack. At the border and in our cities, our communities are facing violence — the physical violence of locking up our people in cages, denying them their freedom, and the political violence of Trump’s anti-immigrant policies […]

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Sen. Street Offers Legislation to Restrict Military-Grade Weapons

State Sen. Sharif Street (D-N. Phila.) joined Mayor Jim Kenney, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, Congressman Dwight Evans and Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross along with a host of elected officials from every level of government to condemn the inaction of State and federal leaders in the wake of chronic gun violence and mass murder, prefaced […]

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Gov. Wolf Takes Action to Reduce Gun Violence

Today, Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order making unprecedented sweeping changes to executive branch agencies and programs to better target the public health crisis of gun violence in Pennsylvania. He was joined by advocates, legislators, cabinet secretaries and Charles Ramsey, chair of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency, who will use his expertise […]

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