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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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Understanding Bankruptcy 2/15/18

 BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Have reports of death of refund-anticipation loans been greatly exaggerated!? Tax Refund Anticipation Loans are short-term loans that are made by lenders, through tax preparers, which are secured by a taxpayer’s tax refund. With interest and fees associated with RALs, the effective annual percentage rate for these […]

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Mayor, Council Dustup over School Board

* A showdown is brewing between Philadelphia City Council and Mayor Jim Kenney over who has ultimate authority to remove members of the upcoming board overseeing the city’s school district.    Send article as PDF   

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Johnson Rips Racial Disparities in Home Loans

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson responded this morning, after the release of a major report on nationwide racial disparities in home loans, and subsequent local reporting. “Yesterday, I was disturbed to learn that Philadelphia’s home-loan market has some of the worst racial disparities in the nation, reminiscent of old redlining practices. “The data, compiled and analyzed by […]

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Wolf Proposes $$ for Drug Courts to Fight Opioids

As part of his 2018-19 proposed budget, Gov. Tom Wolf is recommending $2 million for new drug courts and the expansion and enhancement of existing courts through an appropriation to the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency. “Drug courts are a key component in the fight against the opioid epidemic,” PCCD Chairman Charles Ramsey said. […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED QUESTION: Does your bankruptcy trustee surf social media too? Or, how to pay twice for your luxury vacation. A well-dressed young couple was sworn in at their bankruptcy meeting of cred-itors (341 hearing). The trust-ee asked the usual questions. “Your plan proposes to pay your attorney, the filing […]

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Today, the United State Supreme Court denied the request in League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania vs Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for a stay of an order by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, that the legislature redraw congressional district lines because they violated the state constitution. The Public Interest Law Center litigated the case and Common Cause […]

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