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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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State Rep. Jared Solomon (D-Northeast) at a press conference at City Hall called on Philadelphia City Councilman Bobby Henon to resign from office. Solomon’s complete remarks are as follows: “Today marks 30 days since the U.S. Attorney’s office released its 116-count indictment against Johnny Doc, Councilman Bobby Henon, and others. In those 30 days, two […]

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Understanding Bankrputcy, 2/21/2019

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Can foreclosure be stalled by filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy? Should you file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy if you want to stall a foreclosure? Filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy can stall a foreclosure and it may give someone additional time for someone to stay in their […]

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Deeley Joins Colleagues in Criticizing Pa.’s Election Funding

City Commission Chair Lisa Deeley lined up with other election supervisors across the state who ripped into Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed budget for vote security, reports the Inquirer: https://www.philly.com/politics/pennsylvania/pa-gov-tom-wolf-budget-voting-machines-paper-trail-funding-20190206.html    Send article as PDF   

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Henon Set to Run Again

6th District Councilman Bobby Henon will run for re-election despite his recent federal indictment. Petitioning begins just 12 days from now and there is no timefor a challenger to gear up a campaign, WHYY writes: Joining the Philly club: Henon to run while indicted    Send article as PDF   

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No White House for Casey

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) released the following statement regarding the 2020 election. “With so much at stake for our nation, 2020 will be the most important presidential election of the modern era. The middle class and those struggling to climb another rung on the ladder into the middle class have never had more burdens. […]

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City Wants Nominations for Mayor’s Day of Service Recognition

Today, the Office of Civic Engagement & Volunteer Service announced it is accepting nominations for the 7th annual Mayor’s Day of Service Recognition. Mayor Kenney and OCEVS are encouraging residents to nominate persons committed to service and creating a positive impact in Philadelphia. “We are fortunate to have so many residents perform different acts of […]

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Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Is This Wednesday

BY LES NERI PRESIDENT FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE PENNSYLVANIA STATE LODGE Every day, thousands of law-enforcement officers across the country leave their families and loved ones at home while they faithfully protect the communities they serve. Every law-enforcement officer throughout Pennsylvania says goodbye to their families, not knowing if, when or in what condition they […]

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