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Incumbents on Review: City Commissioner Lisa Deeley

As Lisa Deeley sees it, she must be doing something right. Philadelphia City Commission, which she chairs, is charged with administering the machinery of elections, two a year, and with facilitating and encouraging citizens to vote. “And voter turnout has increased in every election since I was elected in 2015,” she stressed. The daughter of […]

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Incumbents on Review: Councilman at Large Allan Domb

In four years on City Council, developer Allan Domb has made a name for himself as having a keen eye for the intricacies of municipal finance. “I’m the one who raised their hand and identified $33 million unaccounted in the City budget, identified seven financial accounts that had not been balanced, going back seven years,” […]

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Incumbents on Review: Derek Green

Despite having incumbent status and all the attendant benefits – visibility, extant platforms, media coverage – City Councilman Derek Green says that this year’s race is harder in a way than his 2015 campaign. “It’s more challenging just from the perspective of my day job” at City Hall, he explains. “I represent not just one […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Street Sues Kenney to Pep up Philadelphia Mayor’s Race

BY JOE SHAHEELI Former Mayor John Street is doing his wily best to stir up a storm over real-estate tax increases. At this late stage of the mayoral race, it may be his best chance to unseat Mayor Jim Kenney in next week’s Democratic primary. Last week, Street filed a class-action lawsuit Friday to bar […]

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May 13

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City Commission candidate Luigi Borda hosts Fundraiser at Mick Daniel’s Saloon, 2nd Street & Oregon Ave., 6-8 p.m. Special guests: Councilman Mark Squilla & Sherrie Cohen. Sponsors $500, Hosts $250, Tickets $50. For info: Luigi (267) 886-5444.    Send article as PDF   

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May 13

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65th Ward Democratic Committee hosts Mtg. at Ashburner Inn, 8400 Torresdale Ave., 7 p.m. For info: John Donohoe (267) 334-3775.    Send article as PDF   

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May 14

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Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts hosts Court of Common Pleas Candidate Convention at CCP, Winnet Bldg., 502 N. 17th St., 5-8 p.m. Opportunity to meet and interact with many candidates. 3-minute addresses. Free but register in advance: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/decision-2019-philadelphia-court-of-common-pleas-candidate-convention-tickets-60823137642.    Send article as PDF   

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May 15

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Judicial candidate Tiffany Palmer is hosted Happy Hour at 1518 Bar & Grille, 1518 Sansom St., 5-7 p.m. Special Guest: Gov. Ed Rendell. Contribution levels: $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000, $2,500.Payable to “Friends of Tiffany Palmer,” P.O. Box 4058, 8227 Germantown Ave., Phila., PA 19118. For info: Karen Sugarman (215) 370-1423 or ksugarman1@gmail.com.    […]

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May 15- Center City GOP Wards host Candidates Happy Hour Reception at Vesper Cl., 223 S. Sydenham St., 6-9 p.m. All at-large councilmanic candidates. Free hors d’oeuvres, discounted beer & wine. Free but must RSVP: Mike Cibik macam@ccpclaw.com or (215) 735-1060. May 15- 57th & 65th Ward Republican Committees host Fundraiser at Blue Grass Billiards, […]

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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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