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SpArc Philadelphia Holds Job Fair for Services to Intellectually disAbled

SpArc Philadelphia’s family of organizations SpArc Services and The Arc of Philadelphia are hosting a Job Fair for part-time and full-time job seekers. These organizations provide services for intellectually disabled citizens. The event details, including open positions, are as follows: Event: SpArc Philadelphia Job Fair Date: Tuesday Oct. 30, 2018 Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy 10/18/18

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: How to miss out on discharging credit-card debt. Somewhere in our recent past, the holiday season became the shopping season. Lots of people in financial trouble hang on through the holiday season before taking up bankruptcy as part of the New Year. (I haven’t seen […]

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Rafferty Wins Transit Award

STATE SEN. JOHN RAFFERTY, JR., the chairman of the Pennsylvania Senate Transportation Committee, has been awarded the American Public Transportation Association’s 2018 State Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of the Senator’s leadership in the passage of Act 89 of 2013. Act 89 is Pennsylvania’s comprehensive transportation funding bill. The award honors a public transportation decision […]

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Columbus Day: The Italian Touch in America and Philadelphia

BY COUNCILMAN MARK SQUILLA As we approach the Columbus Day weekend, we are reminded of the Italians who left their mark on Philadelphia, and paved the way for the large Italian American population that has influenced our City for centuries. Below is a sampling of Italians who have contributed to the fabric of Philadelphia’s history. […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy, Oct. 4, 2018

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Foreclosure scary: Can bankruptcy save my house? Bankruptcy! I don’t want to file bankruptcy! Hey, if you do want to file, there is something wrong with you. But you want to keep your house? Avoid foreclosure? Which option hurts more: losing your home or filing […]

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Bass: Regulate Recovery Houses

Councilwoman Cindy Bass (8th Dist.) is kicking up a lively legislative agenda this new Council term. Her latest proposal homes in on recovery houses, which are a focal point of the opioid crisis: Philly councilwoman urges regulations for city’s recovery houses    Send article as PDF   

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Councilwoman Bass Moves Suddenly to End Real-Estate Tax Abatement

REPORTED BY WHYY: planphilly.com/articles/2018/09/12/cindy-bass-proposes-eliminating-10-year-tax-abatement    Send article as PDF   

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Kozlowski down by the River

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Philadelphia Election Board Workers Get Historic Pay Raise!

Yesterday, at their first weekly public meeting for the Nov. 6 general election, the Philadelphia City Commissioners unanimously approved Chairwoman Lisa Deeley’s motion to raise the pay for Election Board workers by $20 a day. This marks the first time in generations that the Judges of Election, Majority and Minority Inspectors of Election, Clerks, Machine […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy, 9/6/2018

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: How do bankruptcy exemptions make the system work? When a bankruptcy is filed, the debtor can keep anything that is “exempt.” That always includes household goods and personal effects, and, most of the time, provides a homestead exemption that protects the debtor’s home. But why? […]

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