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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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Understanding Bankruptcy, 4/6/18

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQUIRE AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: The people who file for bankruptcy: What kind of people get rid of their debts? My office focuses on consumer bankruptcy. As an attorney, I am asked often about my clients and how folks can just walk away from debts. I am asked how I […]

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Happy Birthday, Bob

Congressman Bob Brady reaches another milestone on Saturday, Apr. 7. Many happy returns!    Send article as PDF   

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New 5th District Debate Draws 14 Dem Candidates

Upper Darby hosted a Delaware County Democratic Committee presentation of 14 candidates for the nomination in the new 5th Congressional District, which includes that county along with parts of South Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties. WHYY reports: Political pageant for Delaware County Democrats    Send article as PDF   

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ESOP Businesses Eyed by City Council

Philadelphia’s Committee on Commerce & Economic Development will hold a Public Hearing at 1 p.m. today at City Hall, to hear testimony on Employee ownership—a unique strategy to save jobs, prevent companies from moving out of Philadelphia and improve retirement outlooks for employees. There are currently more than a dozen companies in Philadelphia that are either […]

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