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Young Dems Recruit Today for 2020 Summer Campaign Program

Applications close at 5:00 p.m. today, Monday, Apr. 8, for Organizing Corps 2020: a paid summer training program for 2020 graduates who want to help Dems win the White House! Corps members can earn $4,000 to spend eight weeks this summer mastering the art and science of turning out the vote. They’ll also develop a […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy, 4/4/2019

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Can I keep a credit card out of my bankruptcy? The Bankruptcy Code requires a debtor to list all creditors in his bankruptcy schedules. However, a “creditor” is typically defined as someone to whom the debtor owes money. Specifically, 11 U.S.C. § 101(10)(a) defines a […]

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PHL City ID Cards Now Available to the Public

The City of Philadelphia’s municipal identification program, PHL City ID, officially launched today. Members of the public can now apply for and receive a PHL City ID card, which serves as an official government-issued photo ID, by visiting Room 167 in City Hall. The first 1,000 IDs will be issued free of charge. The PHL […]

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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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