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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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Laborers Take Care of Kids

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Jeanne Bund, 90, of Philadelphia, passed away on Dec. 23 at her home surrounded by loving and devoted friends. She was a nursing-home administrator in Pennsylvania and New York for many years. Jeanne was instrumental in developing the Senior Housing she was presently living at. She worked endless hours with Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell to make […]

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Sabir Announces for Philadelphia City Commssioner

Omar Sabir has announced his candidacy for the office of Philadelphia City Commissioner. He is a lifelong Philadelphian with more than 20 years of service as a community leader and neighborhood advocate. His campaign will focus on ensuring equal voter access and full participation in the Democratic process. “I recognized at an early age that […]

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SNAP Champion: Evans Speaks in Support of Farm Bill Before House Passage

Congressman Dwight Evans (D-Phila.) delivered the following remarks in the House of Representatives chamber yesterday in support of the Farm Bill (HR 2), which the House then passed: “I chose to be a member of the Agriculture Committee because this committee has jurisdiction over some of the most crucial issues facing our communities, and that […]

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Dec. 6, 2018

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Dec. 6, 2018

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Is the trillion-dollar student-loan industry exempt from bankruptcy? In 2010, the annual volume of new student loans reached $100 billion dollars. There is now more than $1 trillion in student-loan debt on the books and this type of debt is growing rapidly. A new economic […]

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DePasquale: Hold Down DRPA Bridge Tolls

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale made the following statement supporting the Delaware River Port Authority’s decision on Dec. 5not to raise tolls until 2021: “I am pleased to see the Delaware River Port Authority will not seek to raise tolls for the next two years. DRPA provides safe, reliable transportation for thousands of people and making […]

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Bus Drivers Wanted

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Bus Drivers Wanted

Common Pleas Court Judge Timika R. Lane reports a useful employment tip: “I have a great opportunity for job seekers who are non-violent and non-sexual offenders. “School Bus Driver: • $21/ per hour • 5 hours guaranteed per day/ many overtime hours available • $1500 signing bonus ($750 paid after 90 days/ remainder at 1st […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy, Oct. 30, 2018

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Chapter 13 bankruptcy time bomb: mortgage modification? One of the major benefits of Chapter 13 bankruptcy is the ability to avoid second mortgages that are not secured by any value in your home. By following standards outlined in the Bankruptcy Code, you can reclassify that […]

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