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They Brought down the House

State Reps. Mary Isaacson (D-Kensington) and Malcolm Kenyatta (D-N. Phila.) take a break after their participation in the Philadelphia House delegation’s dramatic hourlong takeover of the opening of that body’s voting session on Monday, demanding action on police reform. Photo from Kenyatta’s Facebook page    Send article as PDF   

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Protests Large and Small Continue Across Philadelphia

Protests continue to course through the public spaces of Philadelphia in many neighborhoods. Rioting and looting have ceased as neighbors and civic leaders join together to repair the damage. But the underlying issues of equal justice under law remain a top civic concern. Shown here is Julia Pitt, who organized this rally in Lovett Park […]

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Judge Street Calls for Justice

BY JUDGE SIERRA THOMAS STREET Over the past week, our collective outrage has boiled over, following the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis, Minn. A culmination of unjust acts perpetrated by those who are supposed to protect and serve. Unfortunately, this is the same kind of terror inflicted against […]

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Irish Say No to Rubber Bullets

BY BOB GESSLER Let me state the following upfront: I believe that everyone in the United States has the right to protest but that no one has the right to commit crimes and that the idiots who do so hurt the causes of those fighting for justice. Recently, some in the Irish community have called […]

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Bryson Survives World War II, Now COVID-19

Otis Bryson celebrated his 97th birthday last Friday. He resides at the Bala Rehabilitation & Nursing home, 4001 Ford Road. Born on June 5, 1923, Bryson was a World War II veteran, a COVID-19 survivor and falls short of celebrating his 80th wedding anniversary on June 30 due to the passing of his wife Annie […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy May 27, 2020

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: What should I not do before filing for bankruptcy? Answer:You can avoid problems with a bankruptcy filing by taking some proactive steps ahead of time. There are two specific situations where you can run into problems with a bankruptcy filing. The first is running up […]

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The Committee on Finance of the Council of the City of Philadelphia will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, June 8, 2020, at 2:30 PM, in a remote manner using Microsoft® Teams. This  remote hearing may be viewed on Xfinity Channel 64, Fios Channel 40 or http://phlcouncil.com/watch‑city‑council/, to hear testimony on the following items: 200296: An Ordinance constituting the Fifteenth Supplemental Ordinance […]

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107-3290 2020 SECOND REVISED NOTICE OF STATED MEETINGS Notice is hereby given that the Philadelphia City Council will have its remaining Regular Stated Meetings on the dates listed below at 10:00 A.M. During the Emergency Declaration issued by Governor Wolf for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, these meetings will be held remotely using Microsoft® Teams. […]

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19107-3290 PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE FISCAL YEAR 2021 BUDGET HEARING SCHEDULE The Committee of the Whole of the Council of the City of Philadelphia will hold Public Hearings to hear testimony on the City’s Fiscal Year 2021 legislative budget package on the dates listed below at 9:30 A.M.  Monday, May 18, 2020 Tuesday, May 19, […]

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C I T Y   C O U N C I L Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19107-3290 2020 REVISED NOTICE OF STATED MEETINGS Notice is hereby given that the Philadelphia City Council will have its remaining Regular Stated Meetings on the dates listed below, as previously advertised, at 10:00 A.M. During the Emergency Declaration issued by Governor Wolf for the […]

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