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Philadelphia Courts to Hold 3-Day ‘Safe Return’ for People with Outstanding Warrants

On Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday — May 1, May 2, & May 3 — from 10 AM to 3:00 p.m., a Safe Return will be held at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2800 W. Cheltenham Avenue in the East Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia (19150) The Philadelphia Courts, in conjunction with Enon Tabernacle and other city […]

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School Maintenance Apprentices Sought

Today, Mayor Jim Kenney is joining Superintendent Dr. William R. Hite to announce an expansion of the School District of Philadelphia’s Maintenance Apprenticeship Program. In just its first year, this program addresses the District’s need to attract, retain, and develop future talent and supports our mission to provide strong school-facing support and customer service. “The […]

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The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ) will present its annual Media Access event on Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 at 9 a.m. at NBC10, 10 Monument Road, Bala Cynwyd, Pa. The Media Access event is an opportunity for community leaders, nonprofit professionals, and small business owners to get hands-on skills from local journalists and digital […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy, 4/19/18

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQUIRE AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Court – what goes on with court motions? Close to one quarter of the motions made on Chapter 13 day are motions made by the Chapter 13 trustee to dismiss an ongoing, confirmed case. These motions are made because the debtor has […]

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School District Posts School Budget Books Online

Every year the School District of Philadelphia publishes two budget books annually for the public and District stakeholders: a School Budget book and a Consolidated Budget Book. The books have been posted online, the earliest they have been made available, and for the first time prior to the public Budget hearing, which is scheduled for […]

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Rabb, Murt Bill Targets 100% Renewables by 2050

Two Philadelphia lawmakers are among those who will unveil new, bipartisan legislation being introduced in the Pennsylvania State House and Senate this week to transition the commonwealth to 100% renewable energy by 2050, as recommended by the scientific community to be able to avoid the worst effects of climate change. Each bill has more than […]

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SEPTA Public Hearings on FY 2019 Operating Budget Start This Week

This week, SEPTA begins a series of public hearings regarding the proposed Fiscal Year 2019 Operating Budget. The proposal is available at http://septa.org/strategicplan/reports/2019-03-operating-budget-proposal.pdf. The proposed Operating Budget is $1.45 billion, and maintains current SEPTA service levels, with no increase in fares for riders. Fiscal Year 2019 is the 12-month period that begins July 1, 2018 […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy, 4/12/18

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQUIRE AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Chapter 13 bankruptcy time bomb: mortgage modifications revisited? So you had to file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy to avoid foreclosure while waiting for your modification to be approved. You went through the “wash, rinse, repeat” process of submitting your documents over and over while the […]

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PAGOP Cries Collusion on Pa. Supreme Court Map

The Republican Party of Pennsylvania filed Right to Know requests with the Office of the Governor and the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts to determine the level of collusion, if any, between the Wolf administration, Democrat Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justices, their privately retained experts, and/or any collusion between the Office of the Governor and […]

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Exhibition Delves Deep into Rocky Culture

By Eldon Graham Da Vinci Art Alliance is proud to host “Rocky Re-Runs,” an art exhibition that both stands alone and is an extension of  a previous exhibition, known as “YO, PIRANESI!,” that DVAA hosted in 2017. Rocky Re-Runs assembles a group of young architects, artists, practitioners, and academics whose work responds to infrequently examined […]

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