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Ahmad Gets Over 4k Signatures in 8 Days

Despite declaring her candidacy only eight days ago, Nina Ahmad today filed 4289 signatures to be the next Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Canvassers in 11 counties gathered signatures for Ahmad, who filed more than 200 signatures from 7 counties. “I want to thank all of the wonderful volunteers and everyone who helped […]

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Casey Posts Sigs from Every County

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey qualified for the ballot by filing nominating petitions from every county in Pennsylvania, totaling more than 21,000 signatures. Casey garnered as many signatures as the entire Republican field combined. “We’re honored to have such strong grassroots support from Democrats in every corner of the commonwealth,” said Campaign Manager M.E. Smith. “Between […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy, Mar. 1

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Should I reaffirm my mortgage after filing for bankruptcy? Answer: Let’s start with what a reaffirmation agreement is and what it is not. Basically, the filing of a bankruptcy kills most contracts; including car purchases and home purchases. Once the contract is dead, the secured […]

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Reynolds Brown Co-Hosts College Readiness Seminar for High-School Students

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, in partnership with Steppingstone Scholars Inc., University of the Sciences, the School District of Philadelphia and the Mayor’s Office of Education, will host the 5th annual Step Into College Pre-College Conference on Saturday, Mar. 10, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the University of the Sciences located at 600 S. 43rd Street. Organized […]

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The Delaware valley’s increasingly important health-care workers’ union, NUHHCE Local 1199C, is moving to push two of its members for state-rep seats in the suburbs, reports City & State PA: http://cityandstatepa.com/content/philly-hospital-union-takes-political-heft-suburban-races    Send article as PDF   

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Sen. Wayne Fontana Speaks on Gun Control

The co-chair of the Pa. Senate Game & Fisheries Committee says the time is now: http://cityandstatepa.com/content/time-now-enact-gun-control-legislation    Send article as PDF   

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Sheehan Tackles New Congressional District

By Eldon Graham Scientist Molly Sheehan announced on Tuesday that she will run for the seat in the newly drawn Pennsylvania 5th district to represent Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. Sheehan was born and raised in Delaware and Montgomery counties and lived in both for most of her life. She completed her Ph.D. in biochemistry […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy 2/22/18

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Can bonuses paid to debtor after Chapter 7 filing be taken by bankruptcy trustee? Answer:The Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, ruled that employment bonuses paid to a debtor shortly after she filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy could not be considered […]

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Mummers to Stage Mardi Gras Parade in Manayunk

Lovers of Mummers music, break out ’dem golden slippers and get ready to strut your stuff again. The 5th Annual Mummers’ Mardi Gras Parade in Manayunk is set for Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm along the length of Manayunk’s iconic Main Street shopping and dining district (rain date is Sunday, […]

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Pa. House Dems Cite 11 Gun-Safety Moves Stalled in Committee

Pennsylvania House Democrats and members of the PA SAFE Caucus are calling attention to the scores of gun-safety reform bills that have received little to no attention under Republican leadership this session and in previous sessions. “Even before the tragedies at Parkland, Las Vegas, Orlando, Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook, many House Democrats have been […]

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