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S.E. Republicans Back Wolf’s ‘Restore Pennsylvania’

Guided by local feedback on the infrastructure needs of Pennsylvania’s communities, the Restore Pennsylvania legislation was introduced with strong bipartisan support. HB 1585, sponsored by State Reps. Jake Wheatley (D-Allegheny) and Thomas Murt (R-Northeast), has 98 cosponsors and SB 725, sponsored by State Sens. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne) and Tom Killion (R-Delaware) has 25 cosponsors. “We […]

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City Accelerator Pushes Diversity in Philadelphia Procurement

The Citi Foundation and Living Cities have expanded the City Accelerator initiative on Inclusive Procurement, a retake on its fourth cohort, to 10 additional U.S. cities, including Philadelphia. The 10 cities will work together over the next year to pursue a range of projects to find innovative, effective, locally-tailored strategies to leverage public purchasing power […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy – May 9, 2019

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: What is the first costly emotion that keeps you in debt and from filing bankruptcy? Emotions, not reasons, keep people from filing bankruptcy and starting fresh. My fellow bankruptcy lawyer Jay Fleischman has it backwards when he says that for his clients, the decision to […]

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40 Organizations Call to Stop Burning Philly’s Trash

Mayor Jim Kenney’s Streets Department is poised to decide where Philadelphia’s trash will go for the next seven years. Having largely stopped the burning of half of Philly’s recyclables, an array of environmental, social-justice, public-health and business organizations are calling on the mayor to stop burning much of the city’s trash. The current 7-year contracts […]

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Councilman Johnson Pays Tribute to Phillies’ Montgomery

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson (2nd District) issued the following statement in response to the passing of David Montgomery, former president of the Philadelphia Phillies: “This is an incredibly sad day for baseball fans and the city of Philadelphia. We were blessed to have Mr. David Montgomery as a leader and champion for professional sports and youth […]

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Restore PA Could Bring Bonus to Philly

The School District of Philadelphia, City Council and Mayor Jim Kenney have voiced their support of Gov. Tom Wolf’s aggressive infrastructure plan, Restore Pennsylvania. “Philadelphia is a historic city that has seen tremendous growth in recent years, but our lack of investment in infrastructure is holding back potential further development,” said Wolf. “I am proud […]

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‘Solarize Philly’ Relaunches for Homeowners to Gain Tax Credit

Mayor Jim Kenney, Council President Darrell L. Clarke (5th District), and the Philadelphia Energy Authority today announced the reopening of Solarize Philly registration in 2019. “Cutting local carbon emissions, creating jobs, and reducing energy costs shows that going solar is a win-win for Philadelphia,” the mayor said. “The 30% federal Investment Tax Credit is in […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy, 4/18/2019

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: How many times can you file Chapter 7 bankruptcy? Chapter 7 exists to help you get out of debt quickly and easily. Tally up your bills, make sure you pass the means test, account for any non-exempt assets, and away you go. An experienced bankruptcy […]

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PHA’s Crackdown on Illegal Dumping Nets First Arrest in Sharswood

Frustrated by people dumping large loads of trash in empty lots in Sharswood, the Philadelphia Housing Authority announced recently that it would work with Philadelphia police to arrest and prosecute illegal dumpers. Today, PHA announced the first arrests and charges in the campaign. Parris Griffin of South Conestoga Street and Shakeil Calwise of North Newkirk […]

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Young Dems Recruit Today for 2020 Summer Campaign Program

Applications close at 5:00 p.m. today, Monday, Apr. 8, for Organizing Corps 2020: a paid summer training program for 2020 graduates who want to help Dems win the White House! Corps members can earn $4,000 to spend eight weeks this summer mastering the art and science of turning out the vote. They’ll also develop a […]

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