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Jul. 10- Councilwoman Cindy Bass hosts “Oldies in the Park” at Vernon Pk., 5800 Germantown Ave., 5:30 p.m. Family activities &outdoor dance party with DJ Gary O. For info: (215) 686-3424. Jul. 11- Councilmanic candidate Isaiah Thomas hosts Victory Celebration & 35th Birthday Event at Arts Ballrm., 1324 Locust St., VIP Reception 6:30 p.m., General […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy – Jul. 4, 2019

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Should I be worried about going to my meeting of creditors? Answer: After you file a bankruptcy case, you are required to attend a Meeting of Creditors. This is scheduled for about a month after your petition is filed and is usually the only appearance […]

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Wolf Vetoes Senate Bill, Saves Straight-Ticket Voting

Today, Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed SB 48. “Pennsylvania must secure its elections and provide real reform that makes it easier to vote,” said Wolf. “SB 48 makes changes to our elections that I do not believe strike the right balance to improve access to voters or security. The bill weakens the ability of the commonwealth […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Bipartisan Agreement in the ’Burg – Let’s Take off!

BY JOE SHAHEELI Buoyed by a vibrant economy, the Republican-controlled General Assembly and Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf passed a budget on time, for once. It was easy to do in 2019. Commonwealth revenues are up, making it easy for legislators to increase spending for popular causes while eschewing any tax hikes. The 2019-2020 budget amounts […]

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Hahnemann’s Bankruptcy Spurs Fierce Reactions

The bankruptcy declared by Hahnemann University Hospital’s owner sent shock waves through Philadelphia’s economic and political communities. The news was not unexpected. That the hospital, which has been a Philadelphia landmark since 1848, was in serious difficulties, having run deeply in the red for some time, was well known. And experts acknowledge that the elderly […]

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Leaders React in Shock to Refinery Closure

First came the physical crisis: the explosion and fire that devastated Philadelphia Energy Solutions’ iconic refinery at the mouth of the Schuylkill River. It was followed last week by an economic shock: the company’s announcement that it would close permanently within the next month. Now comes the political shock, as public officials scramble to mitigate […]

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Jul. 6

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DCC Chairman Bob Brady hosts “The Brady Bunch” at Flip Flopz, Bar & Grill, 106 W. Spruce Ave., N. Wildwood, N.J., 3-7 p.m. Tickets: $35.    Send article as PDF   

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Jul. 7

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Carpenters’ Union hosts Shore Party at Keenan’s, 113 Olde New Jersey Ave., N. Wildwood, N.J., 3-7 p.m.    Send article as PDF   

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Jul. 8

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Councilwoman Cindy Bass hosts “Showtime at the Apollo,” carnival talent show with free food, children’s gamers & prizes at Stenton Pk., 1701 W. Courtland Ave., 6 p.m. For info: (215) 686-3424.    Send article as PDF   

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Jul. 9

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Councilwoman Cindy Bass hosts “Jazz, Funk & Soul with DJ Gary O” at Morris Estate, 1610 W. Chelten Ave., 6 p.m. For info: (215) 686-3424.    Send article as PDF   

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