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Philadelphia City Commission Radically Rethinks Upcoming Election

BY TONY WEST The June 2 primary election will be run in a way that is radically different from every other voting process that has gone before. This is the word from Philadelphia City Commission Chair Lisa Deeley. In an interview today, she explained how that body, which oversees elections in the city, is moving […]

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Walking the Beat Apr. 16, 2020

BY JOE SHAY STIVALA CORONA: We are all weary of sad headlines each day, so the “curve” flattening is some solace. We really cannot know where we are until more WIDESPREAD TESTING is undertaken. The arranging of a treatment facility in the Liacouras Center and securing use of Domino Lane Warehouse shows a PROACTIVE City […]

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Campaign Math: How Helen Gym Brings It in

BY DAVID LYNN In 2019, Helen Gym’s campaign committee, Friends of Helen Gym, was a fundraising machine. Gym started 2019 with $276,179.01 in the bank, and during the year raised an additional $524,785.57 for a total of $800,964.58. Of this, her committee spent $749,626.65. According to campaign finance data available from the Philadelphia City Board […]

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COVID-19 in Prisons: Recipe for Disaster

BY ALFONSO GAMBONE, ESQ. You, like many in Philadelphia, Camden and surrounding suburban communities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, may have read or heard of stories about jails and prisons releasing inmates due to the COVID-19. There is strong constitutional ground for this release under the 8th Amendment to the United States Constitution along with […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: To Be in Business, or Not to Be?

BY JOE SHAHEELI Sweet harmony didn’t last long on Capitol Hill in Harrisburg. Republicans have begun to push back on Gov. Tom Wolf’s executive order for all businesses deemed “non-life-sustaining” to shut down. Senate GOP leaders sent a letter to Wolf calling for revisions to his list of companies that may stay open. Topping their […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy, Mar. 26, 2020

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Can I keep any of my credit cards once I have filed for bankruptcy? Answer: Ultimately it will be up to the credit-card company if you can keep your credit card after filing for bankruptcy. If you have a balance on the card that you […]

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City Provides Update on COVID-19 for Mar. 26

Philadelphia Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley announced yesterday that 127 additional presumptive confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Philadelphia. That brings the number of confirmed cases to 475. “As the number of cases rises, the risk increases to everyone in the City of Philadelphia,” Dr. Farley said. “Each day it becomes even more important […]

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Philadelphia City Commissioners Cancel Election-Board Worker Training

Out of an abundance of caution for our poll workers, staff, and host locations, the Philadelphia City Commissioners are canceling all remaining poll worker training classes. The City Commissioners will be contacting the poll workers in the future with the information on the rescheduling of the classes.    Send article as PDF   

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Check with all events to make sure they have not been canceled during the coronavirus lockdown. Some events have been reorganized as online events.    Send article as PDF   

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Apr. 1- Mayor Jim Kenney hosts Census Day Celebration at LOVE Park, 12-2 p.m. Apr. 4- State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler hosts S. Philly Health & Job Fair at EOM, 144 Moore St., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For info: (215) 271-9190. Apr. 8- State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler & Congressman Dwight Evans host Mobile Office Hours at S. […]

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