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Feb. 27- State Rep. Jim Roebuck hosts Birthday Bash at Warmdaddy’s, 1400 S. Columbus Blvd., 5:30 p.m. Jazz, good food. For info: Bonnie Squires (610) 329-6826. Feb. 28- State Rep. Elizabeth Fiedler distributes Free Food Box for low-income seniors at 2400 S. 9th St., 11 a.m.-12 m. To reserve a box: (215) 271-9190. Mar. 4- […]

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Understanding Bankruptcy 2/20/2020

BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK, ESQ. AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: What is the “best effort” requirement in Chapter 13 bankruptcy? Answer: In Chapter 13 bankruptcy, the bankruptcy court must approve your repayment plan before it can be finalized. In order to be approved, you have to show that you are using your “best effort” to […]

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When Everyone Is Counted, Census Benefits Us All

BY STATE REP. DANILO BURGOS With April quickly approaching, we must look to the next pivotal opportunity to strengthen our voice: the 2020 census. First and foremost, let’s separate fact from fiction. Despite what you may have heard, a citizenship question will not be included in the census. The proposed question was merely a failed […]

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City Releases 2019 Mechanical Broom Street Cleaning Evaluation

City officials have released the 2019 Mechanical Broom Street Cleaning Evaluation, a comprehensive report and review of the 2019 pilot program operated in six different neighborhoods. The Streets Department partnered with GovLabPHL, a multi-agency intergovernmental team led by the Mayor’s Policy Office, to increase the practical use of data and evidence to make informed decisions […]

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Tobacco Retailers Down in Philadelphia

The American Journal of Public Health published a study that showed that Philadelphia’s new tobacco-license regulations have effectively reduced the tobacco retailer density by 20%, resulting in 659 fewer licensed tobacco retailers. Prior to the regulations, Philadelphia had the highest tobacco retailer density of any big city in the country. Within Philadelphia, lower income neighborhoods […]

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Feb. 22

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State Rep. Morgan Cephas hosts Youth Employment Expo at Tustin Rec Ctr., 5901 W. Columbia Ave., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Local employers, résumé review & interview prep. For info: (215) 879-6625.    Send article as PDF   

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Feb. 23- Philly DSA for Bernie hosts Mass Canvass & Canvasser Party at Unity Ha., 1349 Unity St., 12 m. RSVP: phillydsa.org/events. Feb. 23- Mummers Mardi Gras Celebration at Xfinity Live, 1100 Pattison Ave. For info: Frank Keel (484) 410-4932. Feb. 23- Nikil Saval is hosted Meet & Greet by David Coughlin & Mary Stricker […]

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Feb. 23- Philly DSA for Bernie hosts Mass Canvass & Canvasser Party at Unity Ha., 1349 Unity St., 12 m. RSVP: phillydsa.org/events. Feb. 23- Mummers Mardi Gras Celebration at Xfinity Live, 1100 Pattison Ave. For info: Frank Keel (484) 410-4932. Feb. 23- Nikil Saval is hosted Meet & Greet by David Coughlin & Mary Stricker […]

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Reclaim Philadelphia – A Progressive Turnout PAC

BY DAVID LYNN Much has been written about Reclaim Philadelphia, a progressive group of young Philadelphians. Organized from the remains of Bernie Sanders 2016 campaign, it has taken over at least one Democratic ward, and are now putting forward one of its own to challenge State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-S. Phila.). Reclaim Philadelphia has a […]

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Build a Legacy of Wealth

BY ERIC WESTBROOK MAYOR’S OFFICE OF BLACK MALE ENGAGEMENT In honor of Black History Month, the My Brother’s Keeper Action Academy will take the form of a four-part series: The Black Generational Wealth Series. The goal is to empower Black men and help them transform their communities by learning what is needed to make generational […]

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