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LGBT Philadelphians see a week of changes City unveils Commission on LGBT Affairs

Hikes in, Fitzpatrick out as city LGBT director

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After a several-month application and vetting process, the city this week announced the members of its inaugural Commission on LGBT Affairs. “Philadelphia values and promotes diversity and the contributions of our LGBT community,” said Mayor Jim Kenney in a statement. “I appreciate the commitment of these stellar individuals to serve on the LGBT Commission, and I believe the city will benefit from their rich and varied perspectives.” In the same statement, newly appointed Director of LGBT Affairs Amber Hikes said, “These 23 individuals represent some of the greatest, most dynamic minds of our community. I am grateful for their steadfast commitment to Philadelphia’s LGBTQ population. I look forward to serving with this vibrant team as we address the needs of our community and elevate the voices of our most underserved community members.” When the city announced its intent to form the commission late last year, diversity was a key goal. Of the inaugural members, at least 13 are people of color and at least three are transgender. Ajeenah Amir, a spokesperson for the mayor, told PGN the commission will schedule its first meeting once Hikes begins her tenure next month. Amir said the commission will decide on meeting frequency but noted all city boards and commissions are required to hold a public meeting every two months. Amir said there will be one chairperson and the group will “work out what other board roles they’d like to fill internally.” Each commissioner will serve “at the pleasure of the mayor,” but the city anticipates at least a two-year commitment from each member, Amir said. PAGE 20

The city announced a new director of LGBT Affairs this week. Amber Hikes will take over the post beginning March 6. Outgoing director Nellie Fitzpatrick, who has been in the position since 2014, will start a law practice expected to open in April. “There was a very vocal need that was expressed for someone to be more outward-facing and more community-engagement-based,” said Ajeenah Amir, a spokesperson for the mayor’s office about the transition. “That’s the new direction that the office is moving to and we think that Amber is a pretty good fit for that new direction.”

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Introducing Amber Hikes Hikes has resided in California for more than a year, where she worked as the director of the Upward Bound program, a federally funded college-prep program that provides services and education to low-income urban students. However, Hikes said she knew she eventually wanted to return to her home in Philadelphia. “When I arrived in Philadelphia about 11 years ago, I was a young, black queer woman seeking people who looked like me who loved like me and frankly, the next decade of my life, [I was] just living, studying, working and trying to build that community that I was seeking,” Hikes said. “I noticed these multiple identities that were PAGE 18

Tuesdays with Toomey protest targets LGBT equality By Jeremy Rodriguez jeremy@epgn.com A statewide advocacy organization hosted a demonstration calling for a U.S. senator from Pennsylvania to protect LGBT citizens. More than 500 protesters gathered in front of Sen. Pat Toomey’s office for the weekly event, Tuesdays with Toomey, where organization leaders collected letters and Valentine’s Day cards addressed to the senator. The Feb. 14 protest featured a theme relating to LGBT equality and included several guest speakers from Philadelphia’s LGBT community. Speakers included state Rep. Brian Sims, Sharron L. Cooks, Nikki López, Leigh Braden, Kelly Burkhardt and Anne Wakabayashi. Sims, the only openly LGBT individual in the state legislature, talked about what it is like to be LGBT in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. “Pennsylvania doesn’t offer a single statewide LGBTQ civil right to people like me and my friends other than marriage and that is wrong,” Sims said as other protesters cheered. Sims also mentioned that Toomey will be

voting on President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee and how “that vote is the most pivotal vote to the rights of the LGBT community.” Social-justice advocate Cooks discussed the need to reach out to allies in other parts of the state. “We need all of you to reach out to your friends, reach out to your neighbors, to go out to other areas in the commonwealth that are not as progressive as Philadelphia,” Cooks said. “We have the privilege of living in a very progressive city with very regressive leadership. We need this across our state.” López, the executive director of GALAEI, said the demonstration was a “call to action” to “achieve freedom.” “I sit here today with the voices and lives of immigrants, of black folks, of Muslims, of able-bodied folks, of disabled folks of all communities resting on my soul who have been affected by this administration. And this administration is crumbling,” López said. She concluded her speech with the chant, “We must love each other. We must protect each other.” PAGE 20 Braden, executive direc-

LGBT LOVE: Tuesdays with Toomey, a weekly protest targeting U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, focused on LGBT equality on Valentine’s Day. LGBT and ally speakers discussed discrimination, health care, issues impacting youth and more outside of Toomey’s office. The Tuesday protests, started after President Trump’s election, have been gaining speed each week. Photo: Scott A. Drake


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Hate-crimes bill intro’d State Rep. Kevin Boyle (D-172nd) re-introduced legislation this week that seeks to instate hate-crimes protections for LGBT Pennsylvanians. Boyle submitted HB 505 Monday, with 42 cosponsors. Among the supporters are two Republicans: Rep. John Taylor of Philadelphia and Rep. Thomas Murt of Montgomery County. Both were cosponsors of the legislation last session; Republican Reps. Bernie O’Neill, James Santora and Chris Ross, who cosponsored last session, have not yet added their names to this session’s bill. The 2015 version was sent to the Judiciary Committee, where it died before being scheduled for a hearing or committee vote. This year’s version has not yet been assigned a committee, but Boyle Chief of Staff Amanda Zellner said she expects the measure to again be sent to the Judiciary Committee. The committee moved the legislation forward in 2014, shortly after a high-profile gay-bashing incident in Philadelphia, but the bill failed to be called for a full vote on the House floor. The Pennsylvania legislature added sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s hate-crimes law in 2002, but that measure was later overturned by the judiciary on a procedural technicality. n — Jen Colletta

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PGN renews appeal for D.A.’s Morris 911 recordings By Timothy Cwiek timothy@epgn.com PGN last week appealed a denial by the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office for all 911 recordings pertaining to the Nizah Morris incident in the agency’s possession. The appeal was filed Feb. 10 with the state Office of Open Records. The case has been assigned to OOR Appeals Officer Joshua T. Young. A tentative deadline for a final determination by Young has been set for April 12. Morris was a transgender woman found with a fatal head wound in 2002, shortly after a courtesy ride from police in the Gayborhood. Her homicide remains unsolved. The D.A.’s Office says it’s conducting an ongoing probe of the Morris case. The police department lost its entire Morris homicide file in 2003, and it remains unclear whether Morris 911 recordings are located at the D.A.’s Office. In a Feb. 9 letter, the D.A.’s Office denied PGN’s request for Morris 911 recordings. The letter appears to reiterate that the D.A.’s Office doesn’t have Morris 911 recordings originating within the office. But PGN is specifically requesting Morris 911 recordings originating at the police department that may be located at the D.A.’s Office. The D.A.’s Feb. 9 letter also asserts that

Morris 911 recordings aren’t “discoverable,” though the letter doesn’t cite any legal authority to support that assertion. PGN’s position is that the D.A.’s Office is required to produce all Morris 911 recordings in its possession, or cite a legally valid reason why they can’t be produced. If the D.A.’s Office doesn’t have any Morris 911 recordings, then the office should submit an affidavit of nonexistence, PGN argues in its appeal. In 2009, PGN shared with the D.A.’s Office a nine-page transcript that’s believed to contain about 90 Morris 911 transmissions. It’s unclear whether the office has more complete versions of transmissions contained in the transcript. In 2011, the city’s Police Advisory Commission issued a subpoena to the D.A.’s Office for Morris 911 recordings. In response, the D.A.’s Office said its only Morris 911 recordings were provided by PGN. In 2013, the PAC took an unprecedented step of recommending state and federal probes of the Morris case. Numerous LGBT organizations have called for an independent probe of the Morris case, including Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia, National Center for Transgender Equality, Mazzoni Center, Equality Pennsylvania, William Way LGBT Center, GALAEI, Racial Unity USA, Pennsylvania Youth Congress, LGBT Elder Initiative, Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD and National LGBTQ Task Force. n

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LOVE ON ICE: LGBTs and allies braved the cold and wind Monday night to slip and slide on the Rothman Ice Rink. “Skate. Pride. Love.” celebrated same-sex love this Valentine’s Day while fundraising for LGBT grantmaking organization DVLF, which staged the event with PGN. Couples and groups of friends skated the rink, and non-skaters enjoyed rainbow drinks, music by DJ Carl Michaels and entertainment by Brittany Lynn. Photo: Scott A. Drake

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N.J. hospital launches LGBT program By Jeremy Rodriguez jeremy@epgn.com A New Jersey hospital is offering specialized primary-care services to the LGBT community. The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset opened the doors of the PROUD Family Health office Jan. 30. This program is the first at a New Jersey hospital to offer specialized care for the LGBT community. RWJUH Chief Administrative Officer Tony Cava said the program will provide services 6-9 p.m. Mondays, such as wellness visits, lab work, hormone testing and hormone balancing. “It provides a safe, secure environment for the LGBT community to meet their general health-care needs,” Cava said. Cava said Jackie Barras, RWJUH’s director of quality and a transgender woman, approached him to discuss ways to enhance the hospital’s LGBT inclusion. The PROUD Family Health office was born from this idea as the hospital tried to expand its diversity and inclusion initiatives. Dr. Lalitha Hansch, who treats patients through the program, said the hospital provides “a safe place for patients to receive medical care without judg-

ment.” She also noted how there are few resources for transgender patients to receive hormone therapy. Additionally, Hansch said some patients who’ve travelled out of New Jersey for services have faced roadblocks, such as having to pay for care out of pocket. “I’ve had multiple people who haven’t been able to use their insurance when they go to the facilities out of state,” Hansch said of her patients. Cava said the RWJUH staff estimated 10,000 New Jersey residents travel out of state for health care. “A lot of the [LGBT] community doesn’t have access to primary health care here in New Jersey and go to other areas to seek it out,” he said. Cava said he would like the program to expand its services to include surgical reconstruction and more office hours. “I hope to expand the dedicated hours to our PROUD center and I hope that other hospitals within our health system will also mimic what we did and develop similar programs,” Cava said. Prior to opening PROUD, RWJUH partnered with Garden State Equality to train more than 1,100 employees in LGBT cultural and clinical competence. “Robert Wood Johnson is not only the

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first in the state to offer a full-service health clinic for the LGBT community, but is also creating a blueprint for how institutions can work closely with LGBT organizations like Garden State Equality to train staff and reach community members in a healthy way,” said Garden State Equality executive director Christian Fuscarino. “This is what happens when equality meets health care.”

Hansch said she envisions a time when services like the PROUD Family Health office will not be needed. “My hope is that people will get the care that they need and not feel like they need to come during a special time,” she said. “[I hope] they would feel comfortable going in seeking medical care wherever they may live and not have to drive long distances to get what they need.” n

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GALAEI brings back Philly Black Tran History event By Jeremy Rodriguez jeremy@epgn.com Christian A’xavier Lovehall used to attend GALAEI’s annual Philly Black Trans History event each year. “When I used to go, it was a very affirming experience for me and I wanted to bring that back so other people can experience that celebration, community and affirmation,” said Lovehall, who serves as GALAEI’s Transhealth Information Project (TIP) co-coordinator and the Trans Masculine Advocacy Network (TMAN) facilitator. The event has been absent from GALAEI’s programming since Sheila Colson-Pope, GALAEI’s former TIP coordinator and founder of the event, stepped down from her position seven years ago. However, Lovehall decided to bring back the event on Feb. 26 at William Way LGBT Community Center, with coordination from TIP and TMAN. “We need to be celebrated more as trans people,” Lovehall said about resurrecting the event. “A lot of times when Black History Month is discussed, it’s very heterosexual, very cisgender and the contributions of LGBTQ people are overlooked or ignored,” Lovehall said. “This is to bring light to trans people in our city who made history, who are presently making history.” Aamina Morrison, TIP’s co-coordinator, said the panelists will bring a mixture of different backgrounds, through which they will

share stories of trauma as well as “triumph and courage.” Panelists for the event include ColsonPope and other members of the city’s transgender community, such as William H. Coghill, Sharron L. Cooks, Alex Covington, Hazel Edwards and Tenika Watson. “When they come to this panel, they can walk away knowing a little bit more than what they thought they did and it will encourage them to engage with more trans people of color,” Morrison said about the audience. Morrison said it’s important to create spaces for the transgender community to share experiences because “that’s how we keep our communities alive.” “[We have to] make sure we continue to speak to one another even when other communities have forgotten us or have cast us aside because we don’t fit a societal norm or if we don’t fit a gender norm.” Morrison hopes for Philly Black Trans History to become an annual event. “Hopefully, this is something that can be ongoing so we can constantly get more and more people from our community a space to share their experiences, share their contributions and the change that they created in their community.” n

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SPEAKING OUT: About 10 members of Black & Brown Workers Collective demonstrated at Mazzoni Center’s Justice in Action luncheon Feb. 10 at Loews Philadelphia Hotel. BBWC was specifically calling for the resignation of Mazzoni CEO Nurit Shein (center), saying Shein has sanctioned racial discrimination at the organization. Shein invited the protestors to sit down for a meeting on the issue. BBWC has contended that Mazzoni and Philadelphia FIGHT have discriminated against employees of color; the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations recommended bias training for both organizations after community members cited the organizations at a fall hearing on race relations. Photo: Scott A. Drake

Catholic hospital: We didn’t discriminate against trans man By Timothy Cwiek timothy@epgn.com A Catholic hospital that blocked a trans man’s access to a hysterectomy, asserting its right to religious freedom, denied any wrongdoing in court papers filed last week. Jionni Conforti suffers from gender dysphoria. In 2015, he tried to schedule a hysterectomy at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, N.J., operated by St. Joseph’s Healthcare System. A hospital staffer initially told Conforti the hysterectomy could be scheduled. However, Conforti subsequently was informed by the hospital’s director of mission services, the Rev. Martin D. Rooney, that the surgery couldn’t be scheduled, according to court papers. In January, Conforti filed suit against St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Health Care System and Rooney. Conforti claims he was illegally discriminated against due to his trans status. The suit, which is pending in federal court in Newark, seeks an unspecified amount in damages. A jury trial has been requested. In a Feb. 10 filing, defense attorneys said the hospital acted lawfully when blocking Conforti’s access to a hysterectomy. As a Catholic institution, the hospital can’t be forced to assist in medical procedures that are contrary to its mission, according to the filing. The hospital was adhering to guide-

lines set forth by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops when blocking the procedure. Assisting with a hysterectomy to further someone’s gender transition would violate the guidelines, according to the filing. Attorneys note in the filing that state and federal laws protect religious institutions that don’t wish to participate in abortions or sterilization procedures, such as a hysterectomy. “[Forcing] St. Joseph’s to perform, and Fr. Rooney to approve, a sterilization in furtherance of gender transition would be contrary to their [religious beliefs] and would violate their free exercise of religion under the United States and New Jersey constitutions,” the filing states. Additionally, the trans protections possibly embodied in the federal Affordable Care Act have been placed on hold by a Texas judge, the attorneys noted. Moreover, Conforti failed to act proactively to mitigate his damages and otherwise avoid harm, according to the filing. “All actions taken by defendants with respect to [Conforti] were for legitimate, bonafide, non-discriminatory reasons,” the attorneys wrote. They asked U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares to dismiss Conforti’s suit. Neither side had a comment for this story. “The filing speaks for itself,” said Tom Casey, a spokesperson for St. Joseph’s Healthcare System. n

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Prior to the 2016 presidential election, T.J. Lunardi talked with his husband about the possibility of leaving his government job behind. It wasn’t too serious of a conversation, as Lunardi did not believe Donald Trump would become president. “[We] had the hypothetical what-if discussion: ‘Could I in good conscience continue to work in the executive branch if he were to become president?’” the 39-yearold said. “It was one of those mental exercises that you do because you don’t think it’s actually going to happen.” After Election Day, Lunardi, a native of Overbrook who later moved to Broomall, said he did a “really great deal of soul-searching” before finally deciding he could not work under Trump’s administration. On Jan. 19, the day before Trump’s inauguration, Lunardi wrote a letter to Secretary of State John F. Kerry announcing his resignation. “With deep regret, I must resign from my position as a Supervisory Special Agent of the Diplomatic Security Service,” Lunardi wrote in his letter. “I cannot in good conscience serve in the Department of State under the incoming President, a man I believe to be a threat to our constitutional order.” Lunardi had most recently been serving in Kyiv, Ukraine. He served in the State Department for nearly 18 years, two of which were spent as president of the agency’s LGBT organization, another two in which he coordinated then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s security details and another preparing security briefings for toplevel officials, including the president. Lunardi said he knows government officials “who are good people and of good conscience” who have done things such as deny legal counsel to refugees from the seven banned countries under Trump’s executive order. He said if they were “to step back and saw somebody else do it, they would find it morally abhorring.” “That’s what I worry would have happened had I stayed: that I would have fallen into that trap.” Lunardi cited Trump’s overall violent and angry rhetoric among the reasons for his concern over Trump’s leadership. He said his LGBT identity helped him better understand the consequences of Trump’s leadership. “This was a decision I made as an American who happened to be gay, not as a gay man who happened to be an American,” Lunardi said. “If I were straight, white and male instead of gay, white and male, I would hope I would make the same decision. I think that all of the experiences I had being part of a minority community

that had suffered discrimination before just made me more sensitive to what was coming. That said, there is no way in hell I’m going to let us go back to where we were.” In his letter, Lunardi mentioned his hopes to be “proven wrong” and that Trump “will govern wisely, lawfully and with respect for the Constitution — all of it, and not simply the parts convenient to his purposes.” However, Lunardi said Trump so far has

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reinforced his original beliefs. “In the moment, he has continued to confirm — at least for me and for many others — all of my worst fears of where he and those around him wanted to go and how they were willing to abuse otherwise constitutional powers,” Lunardi said. Lunardi said he will never see eye to eye with Trump when it comes to policy but noted, “That’s fine.” He added it is OK for people to disagree in a democracy as long as everyone stays within the confines of the constitutional system. While Lunardi said part of him still hopes Trump will govern according to these standards, even if not, he is still retaining some optimism about the country’s future. “Maybe out of this, we [will] come out better and stronger, more reflective and more committed to the values that we almost lost,” Lunardi said. When it comes to how his coworkers are dealing with his resignation, Lunardi said most have been understanding but there have been a few who think he is “overreacting or being overdramatic.” He also said there were a few individuals who pulled him aside to tell him reasons why they could not leave their post, such as having children in college or being close to retirement. “One thing I made clear from the very beginning was this is my personal decision based on my own conscience,” Lunardi said. “I’m not telling anyone else what to do. It’s an individual decision that everybody has to make for PAGE 17


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Local hotel transforms into a Brazilian Carnaval for charity By Jeremy Rodriguez jeremy@epgn.com Locals can participate in a tropical festival and play casino games while supporting a nonprofit organization, all without leaving Philadelphia. The Kimpton Palomar Philadelphia will host the fifth-annual Glamsino Royale Feb. 23. The event benefits Action Wellness, a local organization dedicated to providing resources to people with chronic diseases, and features a new theme each year. “It’s meant to be that Brazilian Carnaval theme: feathers, sequins and bright colors,” said Christina Paonessa, Area PublicRelations Coordinator for Kimpton, of this year’s theme. “[It is] giving everyone a break from winter and bringing them to a warm-weather state of mind.” Kimpton’s top two floors will be transformed into the Carnaval theme where guests can participate in table games from Tumbling Dice. Each player will receive game chips, which they can exchange for raffle tickets for a silent auction featuring prizes from retailers, restaurants, theaters and hotels. Additionally, participants can purchase more chips at the event to receive more chances to win and, in turn, fundraise for Action Wellness. DJ Sharyn Stone will spin party tunes while executive chef Bobby Surdam of Kimpton Square’s 1682 will provide Brazillian-inspired appetizers. Additionally, the ticket price includes beer from Yards Brewery, wine from E&J Gallo Winery and signature cocktails from Philadelphia Distilling. Paonessa said last year’s event raised more than $15,000 for Action Wellness and she anticipates this event will sell out, like last year. “It’s a fundraiser for Action Wellness but it really promotes acceptance within the community — especially support for the LGBT community,” Paonessa said. “We’re right down the street from the Gayborhood. We’re practically there, so we want to embrace that and LGBT accep-

tance.” Additionally, Paonessa said the event is a good networking opportunity. “We encourage people to dress up and get with the theme and you can support a really great organization and meet a lot of great new people,” Paonessa said. Action Wellness Executive Director Kevin Burns said Glamsino Royale “goes a long way with raising awareness about HIV disease and about the services that [Action Wellness] offers.” “It’s the perfect sort of combination of fun, networking and being with the community and also supporting a really good cause,” Burns said. “There aren’t very many events that are fun but also serve to support a good cause. We think this fits the bill perfectly.” Prizes will include hotel stays in New York City, Washington, D.C., Boston, Miami and others to be announced. Silentauction donors include: • Sky Brunch at Top of the Tower • Robert Lance Jewelers • Andre Richard Salon • AIDS Fund • Electric Factory • Cut Hair Salon • The Wilma Theater • The Arden Theatre • Fogo de Chao • Rescue Spa Philadelphia • The Fillmore • Three Queens Yoga • Walnut Street Theatre • One Liberty Observation Deck • Act II Playhouse in Ambler • Field House • Maggiano’s Little Italy Glamsino Royale: Carnaval will be held 6 p.m. Feb. 23 at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, 17 S. 17th St. Admission includes appetizers, beer, wine, signature cocktails and starting game chips. Visit www.actionwellness.org/join-us/special-events/glamsino-royale/ to purchase tickets. n

Gayborhood Crime Watch The following incidents in the Midtown Village and Washington Square West areas were reported to the Sixth Police District between Jan. 30-Feb. 5. Information is courtesy of Sixth District Crime Analyst Officer Robert Savino. To report crime tips, visit www. phillypolice.com or call 215-686-TIPS. INCIDENTS — There were three thefts from parked vehicles reported Jan. 30-Feb. 5: outside 123 S. 12th St., 903 Locust St. and 300 S. 10th St. ARRESTS — At 5:15 p.m. Jan. 30, police arrested a 24-year-old man for a probation violation in the 1200 block of Chancellor Street. n

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D’Anne Witkowski

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Community in flux The shifts in our local LGBT community are somewhat of a microcosm of what’s happening on a national level right now. Granted, we’re not embroiled in a Russian scandal (as far as we know!), but both locally and nationally, people are grappling with shifting priorities, learning how to be allies and finding new ways to work productively with people of varying interests. At the broader level, millions were moved to action by Trump’s election while closer to home reports of overt racism motivated an effort aimed at shedding light on and rooting out decades of institutional racism. To that end, the city now has its first-ever Commission on LGBT Affairs. Though plans were reportedly in motion for the advisory panel before calls began growing for city attention on diversity and racism in the community, the city clearly listened in its formation of the group: Of the 23 members, at least 13 are people of color. Trans and bisexual members were sat, as were people of varying ages and socioeconomic statuses. The members represent a range of industries, experiences and, doubtlessly, points of view. The city pledged that diversity would be top of mind in the selection process for the commission and followed through on that mandate. This week also saw the ouster of Nellie Fitzpatrick as director of the Office of LGBT Affairs, a position that will now be filled by Amber Hikes. The city attributed Fitzpatrick’s departure to the need for a more “outward-facing” director. Hikes brings a depth and breadth of experience that will be a boon for the office and the community. She said that among her priorities is combatting racism — which some critics contended Fitzpatrick did not do. Fitzpatrick should be commended for what she accomplished during her tenure. From serving as a resource to community members in crisis to pressing for successful policy changes, she was able to secure tangible successes for our community. We wish Nellie well in her new endeavors and welcome Amber back to Philadelphia and to her new position. Like all big transitions, this marks an exciting new opportunity for our community, and we look forward to the changes that will continue to come. The shift in leadership and establishment of the commission reflect an evolution. These changes are not endpoints, but rather building blocks in an ongoing effort, one that has been growing, changing and refocusing for decades. n

courts to weasel We’re all about free speech here in their way where America. Well, kind of. So let me amend they don’t belong,” that: We like to think we’re all about free Yiannopoulos said. speech here in America. As a friend put He then declared it, “I’m proud to live in a country where that this student Donald Trump can say the things he says, wasn’t succeeding but I’m ashamed to live in a country that, in being a “passing after hearing those things, elected him president.” tranny.” But he is. President. As disgusting as “The way that is. And he, like a lot of racists and big- that you know ots, says a lot of terrible things under the he’s failing is I’d almost still bang him,” guise of “free speech.” But he, like many Yiannopoulos said, purposefully using the others with hateful ideologies, seems to incorrect pronouns. think that his words don’t warrant scrutiny His argument, essentially, is that this or consequences. But that’s not how this student was a threat to women on campus whole free-speech thing works. because she was trans and used the same Which brings me to Milo Yiannopoulos, locker rooms. Not exactly a new argument who is, essentially, a professional hate from the right, but this time it was, litertumor. He’s young, handsome, white and ally, personal. gay and says super-outrageous, hateful Imagine that you are this student for a shit. And conservatives love him. College minute. Well, actually, let’s look at her conservative groups love to invite him to words: “I did not anticipate being specifcome spew invective at their campuses ically targeted and called out in the way across the country. he did. I hadn’t said anything or made And that hasn’t been going very well even the slightest disruption: He had his lately. He was slated harassment of me Free speech doesn’t mean planned out well in to speak at UC Berkley on Feb. 1 advance,” she wrote that you get a free pass but protests, during in a letter to the which some protest- to terrorize a trans stuschool’s chancellor. ers became violent, “I have never, ever, forced the school to dent on campus because ever been more tercancel. you happen to have a “dif- rified in my life of Now, if you’re a being outed. Ever.” fering viewpoint” about Republican, you’ll Nope. Free likely point to the speech doesn’t mean whether her life is worth violence (broken that you get a free anything or not. windows and fire at pass to terrorize a Bank of America, a trans student on for example) and dismiss the reason for campus because you happen to have a the protest all together while also bemoan- “differing viewpoint” about whether her ing the loss of respect for “free speech.” life is worth anything or not. But here’s the thing: “Free speech” Free speech is a fundamental right, doesn’t mean that organizations or instisure, but the fact that student conservatutions have to give you a platform to tive and Republican groups are paying amplify your voice. Especially when you Yiannopoulos to spew his fascist garbage are basically a hateful dick sneeze. says an awful lot about what it means to You don’t have to do much digging to be a conservative Republican these days. find racist and sexist shit Yiannopoulos has And by the looks of the protests against said. But a very good example is a speech not just Yiannopoulos but also against he gave at the University of Wisconsin, Trump, Americans will choose equalMilwaukee, in December 2016 when he ity and justice over those who speak out showed the crowd the name and photo of a against them. n specific transgender student at the school D’Anne Witkowski is a poet, writer and comedian and proceeded to mock her. “He got into living in Michigan with her wife and son. She has been the women’s room the way liberals always writing about LGBT politics for over a decade. Follow operate, using the government and the her on Twitter @MamaDWitkowski.

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Not as bad as you think Let’s state the obvious: the LGBT comeach other but actually yelling and refusing munity of Philadelphia seems to be in disto talk. That is where the problem really array. exists. If we cannot discuss, there is no Recently there have been conflicts way to solve, and then you’re only talking, involving Mazzoni Center, Philadelphia and only to yourself. That doesn’t move FIGHT, a state representative, Liberty City any issue forward. LGBT Democratic Club, spill Let me be very clear: ing over into the Mayor’s Office Mazzoni, Philadelphia FIGHT, of LGBT Affairs, and rumors Liberty City are all cherished flying all over social media. organizations in this community And what is the issue that that have led us towards equalhas caused all this debate? The ity. They have talked the talk term most would use is social and walked the walk and done justice within the community, so for scores of years. They while others just say racism in have saved us from a plague the community. Both are corand led us out of political isorect, and yes, we still need to do lation. They have shielded this work on both terms/issues. community when others would The reality and history, if not. That does not make them you understand those terms, perfect — none of us are — is that the work is never done: but it does earn them the right You have to keep at it and to listen when changes might expand it day by day. That creneeded to better serve the Mark Segal be ates turmoil, even for a man community in any aspect and like Dr. Martin Luther King, earned them the right to reply, Jr. Read Tavis Smiley’s “Death of a King” or change. to witness how MLK’s last year was full In a time when the nation is under attack, of anguish for this very issue. He underit’s time for us to chat about our problems stood that racism will never be completely within the community. Then join with erased, and neither will anti-Semitism or other forces as a united LGBT community ageism or economic justice, just to name a on the greater stage of resistance. n few. Mark Segal is the nation’s most-award-winning com The current situation has led to a point mentator in LGBT media. His recently published memwhere people are no longer talking to each oir, “And Then I Danced,” is available on Amazon. other but past each other. And not only past com, Barnes & Noble or at your favorite bookseller.

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Our trans legacy I’ve always had a keen interest in history. As a kid, I would hit the local library for history-related books, haunt the tworoom local history museum and even gladly tag along with my parents on their weekend antique-store jaunts. When I was young, I loved a series of biographies penned for kids, focusing on the history of Clara Barton, Marie Curie and Harriet Tubman. Through those, I could learn the struggles and successes of women like me, and how their stories impacted the world in which I live. There is not such thing, however, for those of us in the transgender community, and we remain largely ignorant of our own history. I’ve always felt there is a value in knowing where you come from and what others like you have faced in the past, so this has been a frustration for me. It’s a systemic problem, you see. During decades of transgender history, we were pushed to disassociate with each other, and squelch any public indication of our transness in order to get medical care. What’s more, many of us choose to do the same regardless of any doctor’s admonishment.

Our own personal histories can often be difficult, full of years of discomfort and dysphoria. There’s also precious little out there in the public record. As many of us have led lives in the shadows, there are not a lot of historical items to point to. Many “purge” themselves of their trans-related materials out of guilt and shame, or because one feels no need to cling onto them after a transition. After we pass, too, our families may be just as happy to cart things off to the dump. As a result, those few items that are kept are often in private collections far from the public eye. This is unfortunate. As our community continues to grow, and we start seeing transgender people come out at younger and younger ages, having a strong history they can point to can be vital to their own development. I had the pleasure to end up in a conversation via social media recently, trying to pin down the important parts of our history, and who would fit within a transthemed biographical series akin to what I grew up with. There were some great sug-

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gestions. Top of the list, of course, was Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, and their involvement in the Stonewall Rebellion. British Mount Everest Expedition member and writer Jan Morris was mentioned, as was “Bond Girl” supermodel Carolyn Cossey. Members of the 1990s Transexual Menace group were named, as were Christine Jorgensen, Wendy Carlos, Canary Conn, the Warhol Superstars and many others. It would be vital to expand this list even further, pushing for the inclusion of trans people of color, trans men and others within our history. These are only the tip of the iceberg, too, and focus largely on those who have biographies on the shelves. This doesn’t include trans people whose stories are largely unsung, or others like Lynn Conway. Her work with computers may well have allowed me to input this very column. There are even more people whose stories we don’t know. Many outside the transgender community want to look at trans people as being a modern creation, and even those with a

broader understanding of our history might be able to point back to Jorgensen and her 1952 transition, or even as far back as Lili Elbe’s in the early 1930s. Our roots go much further back in time, existing for centuries before the modern era. In the late 1990s, I was involved with what is now known as the GLBT Historical Society. As part of a larger display focusing on artifacts important to many local LGBT subgroups, I had the pleasure of helping curate a display on transgender issues. One of those who contributed resources, time and a bed when I missed the train home after a late-night setup was Ms. Bob Davis. As I type this, Davis is starting plans for a California-based archive for the transgender community. This would be a place to house our history, starting with her own sizable collection of historical materials. Her Indiegogo fundraising page, The Louis Lawrence Transgender Archives, can be found at https://www.indiegogo.com/ projects/the-louise-lawrence-transgender-archives-lgbt#/. PAGE 17 Hers is not the first


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organizations to go against their own convictions. Gov. Doug Burgum supported the bill. He said everyone deserves to be treated equally, and the state needs to think about competing with other states for workers.

Media Trail U.S. withdraws stay request in trans bathroom case Yahoo News reports President Donald Trump’s administration is stepping back from a request made by the Obama administration in an ongoing lawsuit over bathroom rights for transgender students in public schools. The Department of Justice on Feb. 10 withdrew a motion asking that a temporary injunction blocking Obama administration guidance on the issue only apply to the states suing the federal government. Texas and 12 other states are challenging the guidance, which directs public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity. A federal judge temporarily blocked the directive nationwide last year. The Obama administration asked that the directive only be put on hold in the 13 states while it appealed. A hearing on that request was set for Tuesday, but the Feb. 10 filing asked that the hearing be cancelled, saying the parties are “currently considering how best to proceed in this appeal.”

N.D. House kills LGBTdiscrimination measure According to the Bismarck Tribune, the North Dakota House has rejected a measure that would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. The bill was defeated 69-22 on Feb. 10, the latest defeat for an idea that’s gone down three other times in recent years. Fargo Democrat Josh Boschee is the state’s first openly gay legislator and the main sponsor of the legislation. Boschee and others say that many LGBT people fear they could lose their jobs or residences under current state law. Opponents have argued it’s unnecessary and could force businesses and religious

California trans parolee has sex-reassignment surgery According to the San Francisco Chronicle, a transgender woman has undergone sex-reassignment surgery, nearly two years after her lawsuit resulted in California becoming the first state to offer the operation to prison inmates. Michelle-Lael Norsworthy, 53, had the Medicare-funded surgery Feb. 10 in San Rafael. Norsworthy was convicted of second-degree murder for a 1985 bar shooting. She began identifying as a woman in the 1990s and received hormone therapy in prison. Doctors recommended reassignment surgery in 2012 but officials refused. Norsworthy sued and in 2015 a San Francisco federal judge ordered California to provide the surgery. However, Norsworthy was paroled before it could be scheduled. Another transgender inmate who sued, Shiloh Quine, underwent surgery in December, making her the first U.S. inmate to have the state-paid operation.

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International New Zealand men convicted of gay sex to have records wiped Gay men in New Zealand who were convicted of homosexuality more than three decades ago, when it was considered a crime, will soon be able to have their records cleared. Justice Minister Amy Adams on Feb. 9 announced a plan to wipe clean the criminal records of people convicted of indecency, sodomy or providing a place for homosexual acts. But she said they would not receive any compensation. The proposal is broadly supported by lawmakers and is expected to be approved by the Parliament. Adams estimates about 1,000 gay men will be eligible to have their convictions quashed. In New Zealand, homosexuality was decriminalized in 1986. Same-sex marriage was legalized in 2013. Sex between women was never explicitly illegal under New Zealand law.

Doll based on transgender teen to debut at New York Toy Fair

Tear gas thrown at gay party in Croatia

CBS News reports a New York doll maker says it will be selling what it believes is the first transgender doll on the market. The doll is based on Jazz Jennings, the teenage transgender subject of the TLC documentary series “I am Jazz.” It will make its debut at the New York Toy Fair and will be available on the Tonner Doll Co.’s website and in specialty stores in July. A spokesperson for the company says the 18-inch doll, which has a “genderless” plastic mold typical of most dolls, is being tested for kids 8 and older and is expected to retail for $89.99. It comes 40 years after the release of the “Gay Bob” doll, widely thought to be the first doll based on a gay character. n

At least two people were injured after an unknown assailant threw a tear-gas canister during a party for LGBT people in Croatia’s capital. Police say an investigation is underway into the incident at a Zagreb nightclub early Feb. 12. Local news reports say people inside the club fled in panic, storming the exit and breaking windows to get out. A witness said he was trampled during a rush for the stairs. Croatian gay-rights groups are describing the attack as an “act of hate violence.” The Zagreb Pride group said in a statement that Croatia’s conservative government has turned a blind eye to a recent surge in right-wing sentiment in the European Union’s newest member state.

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Retired bishops say Church of England ignores gay Christians Fourteen retired Anglican bishops are criticizing the Church of England’s attitude to homosexuality, saying the church is not listening to the voices of LGBT Christians. They are responding to a report from the church’s House of Bishops, which calls for a “fresh tone and culture of welcome and support” for gays and lesbians, but says the church should not lift its opposition to same-sex marriage. In an open letter, the ex-bishops said, “While the pain of LGBT people is spoken about in your report, we do not hear its authentic voice.” Former Bishop of Worcester Peter Selby, one of the signatories, said Feb. 12 that some gay Anglicans feel betrayed by the lack of support for change. Gay marriage has long divided the Anglican communion, which has 85-million followers.

Arrests order for Tanzanian men ‘promoting homosexuality’ A Tanzanian official has ordered the arrest of three men accused of promoting homosexuality in this East African country. Hamisi Kigwangalla, the deputy minister of health, said in a statement Feb. 7 he wanted the men prosecuted for advocating sodomy through social networks. One of the men, identified as James Delicious, was ordered to report to the police after posting a video on Instagram that allegedly showed a gay sex act. The others wanted are Dani Mtoto wa Mama and Kaoge Mvuto. Gay sex is illegal in Tanzania and carries a lengthy jail term. Last year, Tanzania threatened to ban civic groups accused of supporting homosexual activities. It also suspended a community-based HIV/AIDS-prevention program for men who have sex with men. Homosexuality is criminalized in many African countries. n

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Illness and death do not discriminate. So why should service providers? The end of life is different for everyone If an LGBTQ person is receiving assisbut one thing for sure is that none of us is tance from a nurse or CNA (certified making it out alive. The focus for end of nursing aide) and it is obvious that this life should be on the comfort and wishes provider does not understand the LGBTQ of the individual who is dying. community, will the LGBTQ Hospice care still has a person be able to open up to stigma of the “Grim Reaper” them and allow them in at such coming in, even though in some a difficult time of life? Will the cases the services provided LGBTQ person receiving care actually help people get better. feel the need to hide photos Hospice is an unlimited beneand lie about their life? Will fit through Medicare that will they refuse the care completely become active when an individand not have the benefit of hosual’s life expectancy is less than pice services at all? six months. The diagnoses can One of the issues within the vary from cancer and dementia LGBTQ community is who to ALS and HIV/AIDS with a is considered family. Many myriad of symptoms needing LGBTQ people have not had management. Many people who Guy Wiegand, children and may have strained would benefit from hospice with their biologMSW relationships never utilize these services, ical families. In many cases, either because they do not their close friends may have want hospice, don’t know about hospice become their family. In other cases, indior think that hospice may not understand viduals may live alone and that can be them. quite a concern for them. There are many components of end-of Fortunately, hospice providers are worklife care that are unique to the LGBTQ ing to better serve LGBTQ communicommunity. People are vulnerable at the ties and to take these unique factors into end of their lives and expressing who they account when planning services for an really are can be difficult without the supindividual. Holisticare Hospice is focused port and understanding of those who are on providing care within the home and providing care to them. supporting individuals up to seven days

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a week. This can include a CNA in the home up to two hours a day and a nurse two or more days a week for up to two hours each visit. Also offered are massage therapists, Reiki therapists, social workers, chaplains, music and pet therapy and volunteers. For those who live alone, the many check-ins throughout each month help ease some of the concern those we serve may have. We as hospice providers must become interested in the lives of those we serve and learn about them in a meaningful way. If LGBTQ people are feeling the need to remove personal photos or to conceal parts of their identities, we are not assisting them in the best way possible. Therefore, continued training and education is key for providers to deliver services that allow individuals to be themselves and to be understood. We are all the same when everybody’s breathing. The most important thing for service providers, not only in hospice, is to be culturally competent to the LGBTQ community. A certified training program through SAGE (Service and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) provides both online and in-person trainings for companies of all sizes. The goal is to enhance the person-centered services that a com-

pany already provides by educating them around the unique needs of LGBTQ elders. Having the SAGE credentials and certified symbol alongside your company logo shows that you are inclusive and welcoming to the LGBTQ community. Not every company is able to afford formal training. However, there are other groups, such as the Safe Zone Project, that provide a free two-hour training that can be administered by a designated trainer within a company. Holisticare Hospice understands the importance of this cultural competence and is currently receiving formal training from SAGE to become a certified culturally competent provider to the LGBTQ community. Hospice is a service that should be inclusive and understanding of every person we serve regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, gender identity or sexuality. The last thing that we as humans should do is make someone return to the closet in fear of discrimination at end of life. n Guy Wiegand is a hospice-service liaison for Holisticare Hospice and a volunteer with the LGBT Elder Initiative. To learn more about Holisticare Hospice, visit www.HolisticareHospice.org or call 610-995-0100. To learn more about the LGBT Elder Initiative, visit www.lgbtelderinitiative.org or call 215-720-9415.

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T.J. Lunardi’s resignation letter: January 19, 2017 The Honorable John F. Kerry Secretary of State Department of State 2201 C Street, Northwest Washington, District of Columbia 20520 Dear Mr. Secretary: With deep regret, I must resign from my position as a Supervisory Special Agent of the Diplomatic Security Service. I cannot in good conscience serve in the Department of State under the incoming President, a man I believe to be a threat to our constitutional order. For the last 17 years – the entirety of my professional life – I have been proud to work for the American people as a member of the Foreign Service. Without hesitation, I have done so under Presidents of both parties. Whether in Baghdad or Berlin, Washington or now in Kyiv, it has been an honor to carry the Diplomatic Security badge, a symbol of the special trust and confidence reposed in me by our fellow citizens to enforce our laws and defend our country’s values and interests. I love this Department, which has been my home, and the extraordinary men and women in it, so many of whom have become like family. But I take nothing more seriously than my oath to support and defend the Constitution, to bear it true faith and allegiance, to well and faithfully discharge the duties of my office. Throughout my career, these obligations have guided my every action in service of our country. They are what compel me now to resign. As an American, it is an article of my political faith that our Constitution binds the government and its leaders – and by extension all of us in public service – to guarantee certain unalienable rights: freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, due process, and equal protection of the laws, among others. In his words and his deeds, Mr. Trump has demonstrated repeatedly that he little understands and less respects these tenets of our civic creed. He has threatened the independent media. He has called for the imposition of religious tests and the commission of war crimes. He has incited hatred and violence. He has mocked and bullied the most vulnerable among us. He has empowered racists and emboldened bigots. He has made open league with a despot who seeks to harm our national interests. He disregards and distorts the truth for no other apparent purpose than to maintain his followers in a frenzy of confusion and anger. These are not the acts of a liberal democratic leader. They point the way to authoritarianism, the slippery path to tyranny. I have thus concluded that defending the Constitution and performing the duties of my office in an Executive Branch under Mr. Trump are incompatible. An honest adherence to my oath dictates that I withhold support from such a man and from the administration he will head. For me this is not a career choice, not something I would desire under normal circumstances. It is among the most difficult and painful decisions of my life. Nonetheless, it is a moral and ethical necessity in the face of someone I judge to be so clearly inimical to the values I have sworn to protect. Some may counter that the threat posed by Mr. Trump calls for people of conscience to remain in the Department, to blunt his excesses, to resist his agenda. This may be a legitimate course for others, but I fear I lack the capacity for such a compromise. Tyranny encroaches when met with silence, and the graveyard of failed democracies is littered with the epitaphs of those who believed collaboration could moderate the evil of authoritarianism. Knowing these lessons, I cannot allow tacit accommodation of Mr. Trump’s administration to make me complicit in his assault on our Republic. It is my fervent hope I will be proven wrong, that Mr. Trump will govern wisely, lawfully, and with respect for the Constitution – all of it, and not simply the parts convenient to his purposes. Unless and until he does, however, my place is with those who will oppose him, not those charged to carry out his policies. My oath, my honor, and my conscience demand nothing less of me, even if my heart wishes it could be otherwise. Traveling the world with the Foreign Service, I have been blessed with the opportunity to reflect on how the fragile nation bequeathed by our Founders has grown to become a beacon of hope and progress, a bulwark against despotism. I am convinced it is the decency of our citizens, and their willingness to put our ideals ahead of their wants, that has made this country both great and fundamentally good. On the battlefields of Bunker Hill and Bastogne, in the jail cells of Occoquan, on Pettus Bridge and Christopher Street – ordinary citizens have written our extraordinary story through sacrifice and an unwavering faith in our constitutional principles. The survival of our grand experiment in democracy once again depends on such acts of courage. And so I close with a citizen’s request to my friends and colleagues who remain in the Department: Remember and keep always before you the belief in our shared values which inspired you to serve the American people. Whenever you can, rise above the all-consuming daily bureaucratic scrum so that its rigors do not distract from an incremental acceptance of the morally unacceptable. Should the decisive moment come, hear and heed the call of conscience.

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themselves. The only thing I’m asking anyone I care about is make it. Don’t just move on inertia. Think it through and make that decision.” Lunardi’s last day in the position will be March 4, which the self-confessed “history geek” pointed out as the original date for the presidential inauguration. “I’m planning to go into a position where I’ll continue servicing the American people, just not in the way where I’m subjected to orders from the president,” he said of his future goals. Additionally, Lunardi hopes his resignation will fuel discussion among other government officials concerned about the current administration. “The most important thing to me has been to make a conversation happen and to make all of the really good people in government — who I know personally and who I know are there — to have a moment of moral reflection. I think that’s the final and ultimate check that will keep us from sliding into the worst of the worst,” Lunardi said. “I appreciate the chance to talk about that and to hopefully continue that conversation.” n

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attempt to create a transgender archive, and not every attempt has been successful. Indeed, I’ve been wary of a few in the past, viewing them as very much ill-considered and under-planned. I don’t feel this way about the LLTA plan, having seen the extent of the facility and financial plans in place. I also have seen but a fraction of the materials already in holding for the collection, and it is a treasure trove of material that could redefine the history of the transgender community. I would hope that this will be a first step to providing a space for research into our past, and could lead to more understanding of our past. I want to see a community that can move into the future, buoyed by our long — and rediscovered — history. More than that, I want to know that a young trans kid like me might one day be able to learn about their trans forebears, and take personal strength in hearing their stories, in a similar way as I did. We need our stories to come into the light and inspire our future generations. n

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reflected in the intersections of so many of our underserved citizens.” Hikes worked with several LGBT organizations in the city, including The Attic Youth Center, William Way LGBT Community Center and the Philadelphia Dyke March. Hikes said her background in community organizing will help her in the new position, as she is interested in engaging the public through community forums and conducting a more “outward-facing office.” “I’m a person who is very comfortable with conflict,” Hikes said. “I’m very comfortable with being called to the carpet on certain issues. We all have areas that we can

“I’m very comfortable sitting down and hearing what people have to say, especially if they disagree with me.” — Amber Hikes grow in and I often side with people even if they call me out and say I’m wrong on a particular issue. I’m very comfortable sitting down and hearing what people have to say, especially if they disagree with me. I really would like to provide more opportunities for the community to have their voices heard and to bring more varied voices to the table.” The city announced Tuesday the names of the individuals on the 23-person Commission on LGBT Affairs. Hikes said she is “excited” to work with this group, which she says will provide “a direct line to the Office of LGBT Affairs.” “It’s no secret that I don’t have a staff in the Office of LGBT Affairs but this commission is really going to — almost in a board capacity — push forward our initiatives and to make the reach of the office more extensive,” Hikes said. “I’ll be looking forward to doing forums and opening up more community conversations.” Other areas Hikes said she would like to focus on are LGBT youth homelessness

and combatting racism in Philadelphia’s LGBT community. She said she will be helping the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations “carry out directives” in regard to the latter. “It’s really a blessing and an honor to be called to serve at this time,” Hikes said. “I’m excited to get to work.” Additionally, she’s looking forward to returning to Philadelphia. “It’s really beautiful to have a homecoming in such a tremendous way,” she said. What’s next for Nellie Fitzpatrick? Hikes said she wants to continue the work Fitzpatrick, who officially vacated the post Monday, established. “I think that Nellie was a tremendous ally for trans women of color and trans folk in general,” Hikes said. “She has really helped to elevate those voices of vulnerable and underserved populations.” Fitzpatrick, who confirmed she was terminated from the position, said work under her tenure was “largely internal.” This included implicit-bias training for those involved in the 2017 Mummers Parade and the establishment of the Office of LGBT Affairs as a permanent fixture in city government. “I think all in all, a lot of the work that I have done is not work that can be livetweeted,” Fitzpatrick said. “It’s not work that I can announce on a street corner with a bullhorn. It’s work that, by and large, is behind closed doors and not often disseminated to the public. I will say one of the things that I’m most proud of is having been able to be the one person that, when there’s no one else to call, I am there and able to access parts of our city and parts of our criminal legal system to navigate people through as safely as possible.” Fitzpatrick became the target of criticism from the Black & Brown Workers Collective for what they saw as a lack of response to racism in the Gayborhood. Due to her background as a former prosecutor and trial attorney, Fitzpatrick said she is “used to being at the center of heated and complicated battles.” She said this criticism is not the reason for

her departure, and it is not the most difficult challenge she has faced in the position. However, she noted the need to move forward. “If the focus of the community is on racism in the bars and on the things that are needing a more public-facing and aggressive stance, this might be a good time for somebody who’s willing to take on that challenge,” Fitzpatrick said. The former director said she is “excited” to establish her own law practice, where she will focus on criminal defense and civil-rights work. She said she will initially focus on transgender women facing prostitution charges because of the “inequality for transgender women as they navigate the

“I will say one of the things that I’m most proud of is having been able to be the one person that, when there’s no one else to call, I am there and able to access parts of our city and parts of our criminal legal system to navigate people through as safely as possible.” — Nellie Fitzpatrick system.” “As a member of the community, I am really looking forward to being able to organize in a different way as a private citizen,” Fitzpatrick said. As advice for Hikes, Fitzpatrick noted the need to be “of service” to vulnerable communities. “It is really important to remember that those who are most marginalized and vulnerable do not always have the highest podium or the loudest voice or the most access to make their needs heard. You must find them, you must protect them and you must lift them up.” n

Evolution of the Office of LGBT Affairs January 2001: Michael Hinson is appointed by Mayor John Street as the first Mayor’s Liaison to the LGBT Communities. He serves until February 2008. April 2008: Gloria Casarez, then the executive director of GALAEI, is announced as Mayor Michael Nutter’s pick for LGBT liaison. It would be first time the position is situated directly in the Mayor’s Office. September 2008: Nutter issues an executive order establishing the Office of LGBT Affairs, to be helmed by Casarez. October 2014: Casarez passes away of complications of cancer. December 2014: Nutter appoints Nellie Fitzpatrick, then an assistant district attorney and the District Attorney’s LGBT liaison, as the next director of the Office of LGBT Affairs. November 2015: Philadelphia voters approve a ballot initiative to make the Office of LGBT Affairs a permanent unit in city government. December 2015: MayorElect Jim Kenney announces Fitzpatrick will stay on as director of the Office of LGBT Affairs. February 2017: Kenney’s office confirms Fitzpatrick’s departure and that Amber Hikes will be the new director of the Office of LGBT Affairs.


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LGBT youth program to open in Lehigh Valley By Jen Colletta jen@epgn.com The ribbon will be cut next week on a pioneering new LGBT youth center in Pennsylvania. Project SILK Lehigh Valley is the product of a partnership between Valley Youth House and Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. It is being funded through a $250,000 grant from HIV Prevention & Care Project. The LGBT youth-empowerment program will officially open its doors Feb. 20. Project SILK will be housed within Bradbury-Sullivan in Allentown. The program will be headquartered in the building’s first floor, a 2,000 square-foot space that was previously vacant. The program will follow a recreation-based, safe-space model to provide afterschool activities for LGBT youth in the region, with a specific focus on HIV prevention among youth of color. It will cater to ages 14-21, with programming available from 3-7 p.m. Monday-Friday. Project SILK is the first professionally staffed LGBT-youth program in the Lehigh Valley. “This is a great opportunity to part-

ner with the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center to provide programs to an underserved population in the Lehigh Valley,” said Andrew Palomo, Valley Youth House research & evaluation coordinator and program supervisor. “This collaborative effort remains true to Valley Youth House’s mission of being inclusive by providing services to all youth and will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the LGBTQIA community in our area.”
 “Addressing the needs of LGBT youth in our community is critical to our mission of supporting the local LGBT community,” added Adrian Shanker, executive director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. “Supporting LGBT youth in their leadership and identity development and providing LGBT health and wellness for LGBT youth makes us proud to partner with Valley Youth House on this exciting program.”
 The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house 3 p.m. Feb. 20 at 522 W. Maple St., Allentown. Speakers will include Shanker, Valley Youth House President & CEO Thomas Harrington, Bradbury-Sullivan Youth Programs Manager Kim Ketterer and a local youth. n

TESTING 123: State Sen. Vincent Hughes and Dr. Loren Robinson of the Pennsylvania Department of Health delivered keynote addresses at a National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Feb. 11 at the Mütter Museum. The occasion was organized by LGBT youth program QSpot and the College of Physicians. Refreshments were provided, along with free HIV and STD testing by Q Spot and Bebashi Transition to Hope. Those who got tested got free admission to the museum and to a concert by Gloria Harley & #TheNewWave and other local teens. Photo: Scott A. Drake

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The commission will have “an aggressive agenda, something that is broad and far-reaching and definitely will address some of the major issues that have come to light over the past year with the Gayborhood, discrimination and [issues] that have come to light post-election too,” Amir said. “They’ll definitely be making their agenda and where they stand on certain issues very much public.”

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tor of the Foyer of Philadelphia, discussed how she built a family with her wife and son. “As happy as we were, we worried about the world outside of our home and how the world will greet our son knowing that his family was different and we knew he would be judged for it,” Braden said. “We did what every transgender, lesbian, gay and bisexual parent does. We teach our son to be proud of who he is and who his family is.” Artist/photographer Burkhardt talked about her fibromyalgia diagnosis and how Toomey’s lack of support for the Affordable Care Act could hurt her and others. She mentioned the words of the late Gloria Casarez, the city’s first director of LGBT Affairs. “In her last speech that she gave to the public, she told us to ‘engage, find your voice and build community,’” Burkhardt said.

Burkhardt led a chant in which the crowd repeated Casarez’s words. Wakabayashi, executive director of Emerge Pennsylvania and co-chair of the Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club, concluded the guest speakers by paraphrasing a quote from former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro’s keynote speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. “This isn’t a marathon, this isn’t a sprint, but this is a relay,” Wakabayashi echoed Castro’s words. “And if we’re going to get to the finish line, we have to get there together.” Additionally, LGBT and ally leaders hosted a separate demonstration in front of Toomey’s Allentown office asking the senator to oppose the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Speakers included Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center Executive Director Adrian Shanker, Allentown City Councilwoman Candida Affa and author Alisa Bowman. n

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ongressman Robert A. Brady is perhaps the most unlikely champion of competitive cycling in Philadelphia that you can find. The first bike race he ever saw from start to finish was in 2013 –– the first one he saved. At the time, Brady made this pronouncement: “As long as there is a Wall in Manayunk there will be a world class cycling event in Philadelphia.” We are pretty sure that Brady, at the time, did not think that the race he had just saved would be again in jeopardy just four years later. But that is just what happened earlier this month, when a spokesperson for the race announced its cancellation, releasing this statement: “Regrettably, even after extensive fundraising efforts, we were not able to find enough sponsors interested in covering the $1 million cost of the bike race to host it this year. While we are disappointed, we remain committed to working with Councilman [Curtis] Jones as well as the East Falls, Roxborough and Manayunk commercial corridors on other events, including a Free Streets event in that area.” Billypenn.com provides the context for just how déjà vu the fall and rise of the 2017 bike race is: “This isn’t the first time the race’s existence has been imperiled. In January 2013, organizers announced that the contest — then known as the Philadelphia International Cycling Championship — was taking a year off. Race founder David Chauner cited

Like the cyclists, the Manayunk race itself has faced a wall, yet again. Photo by justinknabb, licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Flickr.

rising costs and lack of sponsors; turned out he still owed the city upwards of $300,000 from the previous year. One longtime fan was Congressman Bob Brady, who was unwilling to accept the race’s demise. He worked with

Bob Brady, in a matter of weeks, is supposed to do what city officials and supporters of the race could not … elected officials, the MDC [Manayunk Development Corporation] and private financial backers, including sports entrepreneur Richard Adler, to create a replacement event. Dubbed the Philly Cycling Classic, it had a different, shorter route, but at least it was something — and it kept the

most grueling and fascinating part of the race: The climb up the brutally steep ‘Manayunk Wall.’” What also brings on déjà vu is the absurdity of having to call upon a U.S. Congressman to save a local tradition. The absurdity begins with the rationale race organizers and supporters have given for losing the race in the first place. Then Jane Lipton, President of the Manayunk Development Corporation chimed in with this in the Inquirer: “[T] here just wasn’t enough money available to cover the rising event costs as a result of heightened security demands … None of us want to lose yet another wonderful Philadelphia tradition like the bike race, but government can’t be solely responsible for footing the bill.” How bout this for starters: the city just agrees to pay for its part of the bill. After all, unlike the Dad Vail or the NFL Draft the city decided it wanted to own the race when Brady saved it the first time. So now Bob Brady, in a matter of weeks, is supposed Continued on page 2 FEB. 12-19, 2017

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Bike Race Demise Déjà Vu Continued from page 1 to do what city officials and supporters of the race could not do in eight months: identify corporate sponsors and a team to produce a national bike race and preserve yet another city tradition that has fallen on hard times. We suggest that this time Brady not save the race as a one-off. This time Brady should take this race away from the city for good and negotiate a deal for its long-term viability. The flip side of this bad news to good news to maybe bad news story is that it comes with this one question: if the bike race failed because of a lack of money, and Brady had saved it just four years ago largely by raising the necessary funds to cover city costs, why didn’t anyone in the city think to

call him before announcing its cancellation? We have already seen the Kenney administration stumble in executing on an opportunity to bring a high-profile event to the city, the NFL draft, which we will be hosting this April. This second misstep is not a confidence builder for us, moving forward. Under the Nutter administration local parades and festivals, from the Mummers to the Odunde Festival, were under assault, forcing Congressman Brady to intercede to save them. We hope that the Kenney administration learns from this bike race lesson and engage Brady in the process rather than depend upon him to save the day.

Archbishop Wood and Gillespie Continued from page 12 in January has given the team and Gillespie, who scored 42 points, confidence that the Vikings can win everything in 2017. “I think we are playing at a pretty high level,” he said. “I think we’re pretty much where we figured we’d be. I’m not surprised we beat Neumann-Goretti [in the regular season]. We may see them again. But it’s a very tough league. All the teams are tough. I think that we pass the ball very well. We are a team. We have defined roles. We take care of the ball. John Mosco, our coach, has been great. We are prepared for the big moments and games.” Gillespie scored 22 points in the team’s latest win, a 15-point

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triumph over St. Joseph’s Prep at Philadelphia University on Super Bowl Sunday. “This is what we have been gearing for all season,” he said. “The playoffs are where all the excitement is and where you want to play your best basketball. I am not really surprised by anything that has happened because of how strong we are as a team and how hard we work together.” As for his own career, he has already been compared to Ryan Arcidiacono, the point guard he may replace at Villanova. “I haven’t met him or talked to him yet,” Gillespie said. “I know he is a great player. I’m sure we’ll talk or meet somewhere down the line.”

A different front line Activist, blogger on children’s issues now facing fight of her own by Sheila Simmons M. Tonita Austin is a poet, activist, accountant and children’s advocate dealing with the effects of her daughter’s schoolyard concussion. Photo courtesy of Zamani Feelings.

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oet, activist and blogger M. Tonita Austin has spent countless hours of her adult life fighting for children’s positive wellbeing. She may now be fighting her toughest battle yet. Her nearly 10-year-old daughter is struggling with a concussion and lingering symptoms that are so severe that, a month after her accident, she suffers from bad headaches, double vision, bouts of immobility and an inability to make it through a full day of school. Days for Austin’s generally active, energetic, curious child have lately been consumed with doctor’s appointments, ER visits, physical therapy and debilitating fatigue. Austin has responded with “crying and prayer” and a strengthening of her desire to help others. “I started a blog a year or two ago,” Austin says in reference to www.africanamericanparenting.com. “I wrote in it little things, like things I wish I knew before. And now, I would say ‘Trust your instinct. Do not assume that the doctors know more than what you see going on in your child.’” Her advice continues, “Seek the best medical care. The best thing I did was ask a round up of neighborhood friends’ parents and classmates’ parents. And that’s how I came upon her doctor, with a specialty in this. Because there’s a billion pediatricians and concussion experts.” Born and raised in West Philadelphia, Austin studied economics and political science at New York University before graduating with a degree in administration, with a concentration in accounting, from the University of Pennsylvania. Yet she con-

fesses, “Children are always my heart, and I think if I’d have followed my heart in college, I would have been a teacher.” She is a member of the Philadelphia chapter of the national Mothers of Black Sons organization. Many in Philadelphia also know her as a poet, performing regularly throughout the region under the moniker of Toni Love, with which she displays her softer more emotional side. Austin recounts her daughter’s schoolyard fall: “She came off the swings and slipped on wet leaves and fell straight down … There’s a wooden barrier, a few inches, and she hit her head straight on.” Her daughter got up and walked to her classroom. But that evening, the girl slept and slept, resulting in the first of three visits to the Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Emergency Room, where Austin says, doctors “could not figure out what was going on. They said it wasn’t normal for post concussion symptoms. At this point, she should be improving. But it’s almost as if she hit her head all over again.” Austin switched her daughter’s care to CHOP, where a doctor diagnosed the girl with convergence insufficiency, an interruption of the natural calibration of the eye muscles, caused by the concussion. Recovery could be weeks, months or years off. Friends have been seeking to help Austin, a self-employed accountant, with donations through her blog, to cover mounting expenses. She says the help generates tears of gratitude and a vow to “pay it forward” — to which her followers can attest, she always has.

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JEWELL WILLIAMS Sheriff on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at First District Plaza, 3801 Market Street, at 9:00 AM. (EST) Conditions of Sheriff’s Sale for JUDICIAL/FORECLOSURE SALE Ten percent of the highest bid for each property auctioned off shall be deposited in certified check, attorney’s check or money order with the Sheriff by each bidder when his bid is registered, provided that in no case shall less than Six Hundred Dollars ($600.00) be deposited, otherwise upon failure or refusal to make such deposit, the bidder shall lose all benefit of his bid and the property may be offered again and sold unless a second bid has been registered, then, the second highest bidder will take the property at the highest bid price. Additionally, where there is active bidding, the highest bidder, and the second highest bidder, if any must post the entire amount of the cost of the distribution policy for the property at the time of sale by certified check, attorney’s check or money order with the Sheriff.  The Sheriff reserves the right to reject any certified check, attorney’s check or money order that on its face has an expired use date and is presented for payment of the deposit. The balance of the purchase money must be deposited in  certified check, attorney’s check or money order together with a Deed poll for execution by the highest bidder to the Sheriff at his office within 30 days from the time of the sale. An extension of time for an additional 30 days may be granted at the discretion of the Sheriff upon receipt of written request from the buyer requesting the same, except when a second bidder has been duly registered. Also, if the first bidder does not complete settlement with the Sheriff within the thirty (30) day time limit and a second bid was registered at the sale, the second bidder shall be granted the same thirty (30) day time limit to make settlement with the Sheriff on his second bid. Thereafter, the Sheriff shall be at liberty to return the writ to court. A second bid must be registered on any property immediately after it is sold. The second bidder must present the same amount of deposit that the highest bidder delivers to the Sheriff at the sale. An extension of time under no circumstances will be granted or honored by the Sheriff whenever a second bid is registered on a property at the sale. The first bid or opening bid on each property shall be set by the City of Philadelphia. In no event will the successful bidder be allowed to settle on the property unless all the Sheriff’s costs are paid notwithstanding the final bid. The deposit by any bidder who fails to comply with the above conditions of sale shall be forfeited and the funds will be applied to the

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Sheriff’s cost, then to any municipal claims that the City of Philadelphia has on the property. Finally, if a balance still remains, a Sheriff’s Distribution Policy will be ordered and the money will be distributed accordingly. No personal checks, drafts or promises to pay will be accepted in lieu of  certified checks, attorney’s checks or money orders made payable to the Sheriff of Philadelphia County.  The Sheriff reserves the right to grant further extensions of time to settle and further reserves the right to refuse bids from bidders who have failed to enter deposits on their bids, failed to make settlement, or make fraudulent bids, or any other behavior which causes disruption of the Sheriff Sale. Said bidders shall be so refused for the sale in which said behavior occurred and for said further period of time as the Sheriff in his discretion shall determine.  The Sheriff will not acknowledge a deed poll to any individual or entity using an unregistered fictitious name and may, at his discretion, require proof of identity of the purchaser or the registration of fictitious names. The bid of an unregistered fictitious name shall be forfeited as if the bidder failed to meet the terms of sale.  All bidders are advised to remain at the sale until after the last property is sold. The Sheriff reserves the right to re-sell any property at any time before the end of the sale, upon the successful bidders’ failure to tender the required deposit. The Sheriff reserves the right to postpone or stay the sale of any property in which the attorney on the writ has not appeared and is not present at the sale.  Prospective purchasers are directed to the Web site of the Philadelphia Bureau of Revision of Taxes, (BRT) brtweb.phila. gov for a fuller description of the properties listed. Properties can be looked up by the BRT number – which should be cross checked with the address. Prospective purchasers are also directed to the Room 154 City Hall, 215-6861483 and to its website philadox. phila.gov and to its website at http://philadox.phila.gov where they can view the deed to each individual property and find the boundaries of the property. PROSPECTIVE PURCHASERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING THE NATURE, LOCATION, CONDITION AND BOUNDARIES OF THE PROPERTIES THEY SEEK TO PURCHASE. The BRT # refers to a unique number assigned by the City Bureau of Revision of Taxes to each property in the City for the purpose of assessing it for taxes. This number can be used to obtain descriptive information about the property from the BRT website. Effective Date: July 7, 2006   NOTICE OF SCHEDULE OF DISTRIBUTION  The Sheriff will file in his office, The Land Title Building, 100 South Broad Street, 5th Floor, a

Schedule of Distribution Thirty (30) Days from the date of the sale of Real Estate. Distribution will be made in accordance with the Schedule unless exceptions are filed thereto within ten (10) days thereafter. The name first appearing in each notice is that of the defendant in the writ whose property is being sold. All Writs are Writs of Executions.  The letters C.P., Court of Common Pleas; O.C., Orphans’ Court; Q.S., Court of Quarter Sessions; C.C., County Court - indicate the Court out of which the writ of execution issues under which the sale is made: S. 1941. 223. means September Term, 1941. 223, the term and number of the docket entry; the figures following show the amount of debt; and the name following is that of the attorney issuing the writ.  Attention is called to the provisions of Act No.104, approved July 27, 1955, which requires owners of properties which are used, designed or intended to be used by three or more families, or of commercial establishments which contain one or more dwelling units, to deliver to the buyers of such properties a use registration permit at the time of settlement, under certain terms and conditions. Sheriff Sales are not subject to provisions of the said Act and the Sheriff will, therefore, not deliver use registration permits in connection with any sales conducted by him.  Very truly yours, JEWELL WILLIAMS Sheriff City and County of Philadelphia

1703-304 4338 Teesdale St 41st wd. Beginning Point: Situate in the forty-first ward of the City of Philadelphia, on the SW side of Teesdale St at distance of three hundred twelve feet, five inches Southeastward from the SE side of Walker St OPA#412090200 IMPROVEMENTS: ROW B/ GAR 2 STY MASONRY Padaic M. Collins C.P. May Term, 2016 No. 03960 $130,749.84 Patrick J. Wesner 1703-305 2610 S Sylmar St 19142 40th wd. BRT#406131700 Edgar Lawson (deceased) C.P. September Term, 2014 No. 00248 $115,311.97 Michael F.J. Romano, Esquire 1703-306 4747 Lansing St 19136 65th wd. 1208 Sq Ft OPA#651181800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Shamika SolisAguado C.P. June Term, 2016 No. 00309 $115,301.99 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-307 1842 W Thompson St 19121 47th wd. 960 Sq Ft OPA#471066200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Alice Smith C.P. August Term, 2014 No. 02127 $240,292.99 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-308 3004 N 25th St 191321314 38th wd. 1197 Sq Ft OPA#381065800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Denise M. Buckner, in Her Capacity as Administratrix and Heir of the Estate of Gladys Burns a/k/a Gladys Burns-Brown; Unknown Heirs, Successors, Assigns, and All Persons, Firms, or Associations Claiming Right, Title, or Interest From or Under Gladys Burns a/k/a Gladys BurnsBrown, Deceased; Unknown Heirs, Successors, Assigns, and All Persons, Firms, or Associations Claiming Right, Title, or Interest From or Under Ronald C. Buckner, Deceased C.P. July Term, 2016 No. 00324 $20,715.22 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-309 2425 S Warnock St 191483635 39th wd. 984 Sq Ft OPA#394148400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Donald Maddox, Sr.; Joanne Maddox C.P. November Term, 2009 No. 01318 $201,503.39 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-310 114 E Wyoming Ave 19120 42nd wd. 2478 Sq Ft OPA#421043100 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Ana L. Rosario C.P. June Term, 2016 No. 00366 $65,593.32 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-311 7538 Brentwood Rd 191512103 34th wd. 1120 Sq Ft OPA#343222100 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL

PROPERTY Hakim Abdus-Salaam C.P. May Term, 2009 No. 02477 $184,665.13 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-312 228 S 59th St a/k/a 228 59th St 19139 3rd wd. 1104 Sq Ft OPA#031129900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Sandra Williams C.P. June Term, 2016 No. 01551 $38,676.68 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-313 5418 N Mascher St 19120 42nd wd. 4958 Sq Ft OPA#422373100 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Ronald H. Humphrey a/k/a Ronald Humphrey C.P. July Term, 2013 No. 04774 $140,887.52 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-314 3137 Willits Rd 19114 57th wd. 6000 Sq Ft OPA#57-20925-00 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Marc A. Wagner and Karen McCarthy C.P. June Term, 2015 No. 04010 $236,942.45 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1703-315 211 Robat St 19120 42nd wd. 1163 Sq Ft OPA#421185000 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Jose M. Fuentes C.P. July Term, 2016 No. 01680 $108,776.70 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-316 6630 Tackawanna St 191352504 55th wd. 1440 Sq Ft OPA#552245600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Raymond R. Patrick a/k/a Raymond R. Patrick, Sr.; Jacqueline S. Patrick C.P. May Term, 2016 No. 01541 $95,716.31 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-317 10016 Jeanes St 191163610 58th wd. 2800 Sq Ft BRT#582437200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE Monica Sirotovitz, Administrator of the Estate of Michael Sirotovitz and Robert Sirotovitz and Bella Zhilo C.P. October Term, 2016 No. 00778 $185,360.35 Stern & Eisenberg PC 1703-318 4515 Princeton Ave 41st wd. 2194 Sq Ft BRT#412058900 IMPROVEMENTS: SEMI/ DET 2 STY MASONRY Anibal Cruz and Carole M. Cruz C.P. August Term, 2015 No. 02631 $146,853.00 Milstead & Associates, LLC 1703-319 1039 Surrey Rd 19115 63rd wd. 1152 Sq Ft OPA#632103000 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Christopher H. Johnson C.P. March Term, 2013 No. 01672 $247,156.67 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-320 871 N 20th St 15th wd. 1321 Sq Ft BRT#151082100 IM-

PROVEMENTS: SEMI/DET 3 STY MASONRY Donald Watkins, Jr. and Donald Watkins, Sr. C.P. March Term, 2014 No. 01491 $409,558.56 Milstead & Associates, LLC 1703-321 1986 Sterling St 10th wd. 1619 Sq Ft BRT#101396300 IMPROVEMENTS: ROW B/ GAR 2 STY MASONRY Sean Christian and Lola Christian C.P. June Term, 2015 No. 01175 $74,922.33 Milstead & Associates, LLC 1703-322 1239 E Venango St 19134 33rd wd. 1664 Sq Ft OPA#331227400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Ethel Walton C.P. March Term, 2016 No. 01331 $36,361.02 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-323 2550 S 72nd St 19142 40th wd. 1024 Sq Ft OPA#404007900 Subject to Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY The Unknown Heirs of Thomas Johnson, Deceased C.P. February Term, 2016 No. 02925 $128,028.00 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-324 3509 Englewood St 19149 55th wd. 1292 Sq Ft OPA#551505600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Johnny Cruz C.P. March Term, 2016 No. 02045 $148,764.56 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-325 3335 Ashville St 19136 64th wd. 1152 Sq Ft OPA#642279800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Marshal D. W. Thomson C.P. June Term, 2016 No. 00552 $140,602.49 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-326 4615 Van Kirk St 19135 41st wd. 1280 Sq Ft OPA#411098500 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Guadalupe Velazquez and Milagros Velazquez C.P. April Term, 2016 No. 02114 $156,377.33 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-327 2550 S 5th St a/k/a 2550 S 5th St 19148-4619 39th wd. 1140 Sq Ft OPA#392296500 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Kenneth M. Manning; Olga E. Manning C.P. February Term, 2016 No. 02796 $41,378.63 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-328 132 W Queen Ln 19144-6272 12th wd. OPA#123116800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Stephen Holts, Sr. C.P. November Term, 2015 No. 02924 $122,230.04 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-329 4007 J St 19124 33rd wd. 1292 Sq Ft OPA#332244100 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Satina L. Sheed C.P. February Term, 2016 No. 00371 $49,636.23 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-330 6530 Chester Ave 19142 40th wd. 1092 Sq Ft OPA#403098900

www.Officeof Philadelphia Sheriff.com SHERIFF’S SALE OF Tuesday, March 7, 2017 1703-301 316 W Wellens Ave a/k/a 316 W Wellens St 19120-3333 42nd wd. 1036 Sq Ft OPA#422229700 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Anne Mangini C.P. July Term, 2015 No. 00707 $39,840.41 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-302 4134 Poplar St 19104 24th wd. 1986 Sq Ft OPA#06-2-1499-00 IMPROVEMENTS: SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING Wanda G. Walker; Artie Woodlyn, III; Philli-E-Development, Inc. C.P. May Term, 2016 No. 002419 $75,708.46 Craig H. Fox, Esq 1703-303 2601 Pennsylvania Ave Unit 143 19130-2316 15th wd. 758 Sq Ft OPA#888072456 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY John J. Manacchio, Jr. C.P. May Term, 2016 No. 02276 $165,057.32 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP


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IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Mamadou Bah C.P. September Term, 2014 No. 02716 $44,001.07 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-331 1724 Wagner Ave 19141 17th wd. 1002 Sq Ft OPA#171028900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Estherlean Edmonds C.P. August Term, 2015 No. 02418 $39,063.99 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-332 233 N 62nd St 19139 34th wd. 796 Sq Ft OPA#341213302 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Joseph Johnson C.P. January Term, 2015 No. 02541 $39,699.12 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-333 7559 Sherwood Rd 19151 34th wd. 1868 Sq Ft OPA#343245500 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Lynette Ford C.P. February Term, 2016 No. 03630 $101,183.99 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-334 5705 Nassau Rd 19131 4th wd. 1280 Sq Ft OPA#043258000 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY William L. Jamison and Sherry M. Jamison C.P. December Term, 2015 No. 01751 $104,956.39 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-335 2925 S 67th St 19142-2613 40th wd. 1360 Sq Ft OPA#406616300 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Cire Diane; Mustapha Saccoh C.P. April Term, 2012 No. 00031 $159,649.13 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-336 733 N 43rd St 19104-1417 6th wd. 2052 Sq Ft OPA#061281200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Jeffrey J. Latham C.P. August Term, 2015 No. 03661 $126,793.30 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-337 7535 Greenhill Rd 19151 34th wd. 1868 Sq Ft BRT#34-3-250200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Selena D. Hammond C.P. July Term, 2016 No. 00832 $138,441.81 Udren Law Offices, P.C. 1703-338 4821 N 10th St 19141 49th wd. 1290 Sq Ft OPA#491337400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Deborah Nash; Rudolph Nash a/k/a Rudoloph Nash, Sr. C.P. October Term, 2016 No. 03330 $37,140.89 Udren Law Offices, P.C. 1703-339 1404 N 61st St 19151-4210 34th wd. OPA#342255700 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Lynwood Savage C.P. January Term, 2015 No. 01958 $41,257.32 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-340 1516 E Duval St 191381104 10th wd. 1420 Sq Ft OPA#102286200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Tamara A. Ross C.P. June Term, 2016 No. 00017

$216,101.49 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-341 1811 W 73rd Ave 19126 10th wd. 1296 Sq Ft OPA#101349400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Margaret L. Cole C.P. February Term, 2016 No. 01078 $37,551.31 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-342 2931 Walnut Hill St 19152 57th wd. 1095 Sq Ft OPA#571080500 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Michael Castaldi a/k/a Michael M. Castaldi C.P. June Term, 2016 No. 02673 $77,487.45 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-343 2513 W Cumberland St 19132-4102 28th wd. 1356 Sq Ft OPA#281275200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Edwin R. Wallace C.P. April Term, 2016 No. 02996 $59,260.50 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-344 5832 Norfolk St 19143-2403 3rd wd. 1032 Sq Ft OPA#033045700 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Mary Williams a/k/a Mary L. Williams C.P. May Term, 2016 No. 01216 $12,825.35 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-345 6655 N 20th St 19138-3116 10th wd. 1210 Sq Ft OPA#102037700 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Donna Stroman C.P. May Term, 2016 No. 00847 $69,207.79 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-346 2130 N Carlisle St 191211607 32nd wd. 1845 Sq Ft OPA#321078600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Najeeb Sheikh a/k/a Najeeb H. Sheikh-Yousef C.P. September Term, 2016 No. 02680 $132,835.79 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-347 307 W Chew Ave 191202330 61st wd. 1224 Sq Ft OPA#612047700 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Kim Le Thi Son C.P. April Term, 2016 No. 01363 $119,231.55 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-348 2522 S Rosewood St 191454631 26th wd. 1044 Sq Ft OPA#261108600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Catherine M. Buonfiglio C.P. April Term, 2015 No. 02819 $133,617.49 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-349 710 Emily St 19148-2426 39th wd. 1134 Sq Ft OPA#393038900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Valarie E. Payne C.P. July Term, 2015 No. 02574 $55,871.94 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-350 6023 Ditman St 19135-3624 41st wd. 952 Sq Ft OPA#411228000 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Kelly Murray C.P. July Term, 2016 No. 00323

$37,355.53 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-351 3521 Vista St 19136 64th wd. 1568 Sq Ft OPA#642165100 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Jessica Leager C.P. April Term, 2016 No. 03374 $130,265.24 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-352 3324 Meridian St 19136 64th wd. 1108 Sq Ft OPA#642231400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Michael M. Poehler C.P. April Term, 2016 No. 00303 $206,042.27 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-353 1212 Devereaux Ave 191115828 53rd wd. 1514 Sq Ft OPA#531006400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Ernest Michael Burke a/k/a Ernest M. Burke a/k/a Ernest Burke C.P. March Term, 2016 No. 02035 $82,731.09 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-354 4326 Potter St 19124-4428 33rd wd. IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Tomasa Garcia C.P. July Term, 2012 No. 04242 $68,630.74 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-355 3249 St Vincent St 191491627 55th wd. 1120 Sq Ft OPA#551447200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Charles F. Fulmer; Margaret Fulmer C.P. November Term, 2015 No. 00319 $69,217.53 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-356 4032 Ford Rd 19131 52nd wd. 1828 Sq Ft OPA#521407700 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Phyllis James C.P. July Term, 2016 No. 00005 $65,816.61 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-357 1341 Tyson Ave 19111 53rd wd. 5500 Sq Ft OPA#532240400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Nicholas Trubisky C.P. January Term, 2015 No. 02649 $85,962.74 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-358 2435 S 72nd St a/k/a 2435 72nd St 19142 40th wd. 1370 Sq Ft OPA#404004000 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Andrea C. Jones C.P. March Term, 2016 No. 01515 $91,334.19 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-359 979 Carver St 19124 35th wd. 980 Sq Ft OPA#351259400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Juanita Malave-Garcia C.P. June Term, 2016 No. 02568 $132,533.64 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-360 4062 Creston St 191354423 62nd wd. 1068 Sq Ft OPA#622191800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Luis DeJesus, Sr. C.P. June Term, 2016 No. 03035

$83,592.20 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-361 556 Alcott St 19120-1236 35th wd. 1100 Sq Ft OPA#352054700 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Ebony Graham C.P. May Term, 2014 No. 02161 $130,866.36 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-362 829 McClellan St 19148 1st wd. 700 Sq Ft OPA#012357400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Nelson Martinez C.P. September Term, 2009 No. 02893 $40,447.84 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-364 5832 Lebanon Ave 191313032 52nd wd. 1672 Sq Ft OPA#522076800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Christina Edwards C.P. July Term, 2010 No. 03196 $77,538.52 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-365 436 Mark Pl 19115-1113 58th wd. 2185 Sq Ft OPA#581094500 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Saji Varghese; Abi S. Varghese C.P. October Term, 2014 No. 01493 $407,154.84 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-366 207 Wilder St 19147 1st wd. 1260 Sq Ft OPA#011020200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Unknown Heirs and/or Administrators of the Estate of Catherine A. Conroy a/k/a Catherine A. Conroy Lord; Benjamin Lord, as believed heir to the Estate of Catherine A. Conroy a/k/a Catherine C. Conroy Lord; C.P. August Term, 2014 No. 01968 $132,541.57 Justin F. Kobeski, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski LLC 1703-367 7849 Temple Rd 19150 50th wd. 990 Sq Ft OPA#501091900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Tangie Boston C.P. June Term, 2016 No. 00394 $82,861.23 Justin F. Kobeski, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski LLC 1703-368 607B Edison Ave 19116 58th wd. 1040 Sq Ft and 1.0526% undivided interest in the common elements, as more fully described in the Declaration of Condominium and Plats and Plans dated 01/26/1979 and recorded 01/29/1979 in Deed Book DCC 16567 page 9. BRT#888581360; PRCL#160 N7-29 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL CONDOMINIUM Mark A. Cummings SC-12-0223-5779 $12,086.00 Glenn M. Ross, Esquire 1703-369 2617 Memphis St 31st wd. 840 Sq Ft BRT#312028200 IMPROVEMENTS: ROW 2 STY MASONRY Margaret Bogren C.P. August Term, 2015 No. 04850 $53,691.72 Milstead & Associates, LLC 1703-370 5012 N Convent Ln, Unit K 65th wd. BRT#888650367 IMPROVE-

MENTS: RES CONDO 2 STY FRAME Edward F. Stinson C.P. May Term, 2016 No. 02320 $174,934.74 Milstead & Associates, LLC 1703-371 1315 Friendship St 191114205 53rd wd. 1280 Sq Ft OPA#532307400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Peter J. Johnson, Esq, in His Capacity as Co-Administrator of the Estate of Joyce M. Craig a/k/a Joyce Craig-Lewis a/k/a Joyce Michelle Craig a/k/a Joyce Michelle Craig-Lewis; Timothy J. Holman, Esq, in His Capacity as Co-Administrator of the Estate of Joyce M. Craig a/k/a Joyce Craig-Lewis a/k/a Joyce Michelle Craig a/k/a Joyce Michelle Craig-Lewis; Mekhi Green, in His Capacity as Heir of the Estate of Joyce M. Craig a/k/a Joyce Craig-Lewis a/k/a Joyce Michelle Craig a/k/a Joyce Michelle Craig-Lewis c/o Suzanne N. Pritchard, Esq; Laylani Lewis, in Her Capacity as Heir of the Estate of Joyce M. Craig a/k/a Joyce CraigLewis a/k/a Joyce Michelle Craig a/k/a Joyce Michelle Craig-Lewis; Unknown Heirs, Successors, Assigns, and All Persons, Firms, or Associations Claiming Right, Title, or Interest From or Under Joyce Craig a/k/a Joyce Craig-Lewis a/k/a Joyce Michelle Craig a/k/a Joyce Michelle Craig-Lewis, Deceased C.P. February Term, 2016 No. 02414 $149,826.60 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-372 22 E Springer St 19119 22nd wd. 1080 Sq Ft OPA#221188300 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Penny Goldman, in Her Capacity as Heir of Starletta Goldman, Deceased; Unknown Heirs, Successors, Assigns, and All Persons, Firms, or Associations Claiming Right, Title, or Interest From or Under Starletta Goldman, Deceased C.P. July Term, 2014 No. 01348 $236,266.72 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-373 4765 N Mascher St a/k/a 4765 Mascher St 19120 42nd wd. 1500 Sq Ft OPA#422355600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Ada Oriz, in Her Capacity as Heir of Eduardo Marquez, Deceased; Shelia Marquez, in Her Capacity as Heir of Eduardo Marquez, Deceased; Unknown Heirs, Successors, Assigns, and All Persons, Firms, or Associations Claiming Right, Title, or Interest From or Under Eduardo Marquez, Deceased C.P. June Term, 2016 No. 01835 $70,823.83 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-374 6023 Tackawanna St 191354414 62nd wd. 1080 Sq Ft OPA#622323800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL

PROPERTY Joseph L. Jean-Pierre, in His Capacity as Administrator and Heir of the Estate of Marianne Jean-Pierre; Unknown Heirs, Successors, Assigns, and All Persons, Firms, or Associations Claiming Right, Title, or Interest From or Under Marianne Jean-Pierre, Deceased C.P. February Term, 2015 No. 00588 $108,029.41 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-375 4014 Cambridge St 19104 6th wd. 1349 Sq Ft BRT#062155900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Juanita Fred Cason, Known Heir of Leona F. Cason; Robbin Angela Cason, Known Heir of Leona F. Cason; Ronald Douglas Cason, Known Heir of Leona F. Cason; Unknown Heirs, Successors, Assigns, and All Persons, Firms, or Associations Claiming Right, Title, or Interest From or Under Leona F. Cason C.P. March Term, 2016 No. 01481 $56,092.62 Udren Law Offices, P.C. 1703-376 1541 E Wynsam St 10th wd. 2389 Sq Ft BRT#102193800 IMPROVEMENTS: ROW B/ GAR 2 STY MASONRY Magdelyn Stith Qualls C.P. February Term, 2014 No. 01117 $108,018.72 Milstead & Associates, LLC 1703-377 1950 E Pike St 45th wd. 1185 Sq Ft BRT#452217500 IMPROVEMENTS: ROW B/ GAR 2 STY MASONRY Ramon L. Albaladejo a/k/a Ramon Albaladejo and Sonia Y. Albaladejo a/k/a Sonia Albaladejo C.P. December Term, 2015 No. 02612 $91,192.85 Milstead & Associates, LLC 1703-378 8030 Ditman St, Apt 78 19136-4427 88th wd. 708 Sq Ft OPA#888650978 IMPROVEMENTS: CONDOMINIUM Duane W. Thompson C.P. June Term, 2014 No. 00219 $90,226.96 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-379 152 Widener St 61st wd. 1226 Sq Ft BRT#612116100 IMPROVEMENTS: ROW B/ GAR 2 STY MASONRY Crystal D. Parker C.P. June Term, 2015 No. 03590 $203,789.62 Milstead & Associates, LLC 1703-380 228 Sparks St a/k/a 228 W Sparks St 19120-1417 61st wd. 1020 Sq Ft OPA#611252200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Leslie Tyler C.P. December Term, 2012 No. 03527 $42,523.39 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-381 3170 Livingston St 191345129 25th wd. 1058 Sq Ft OPA#251330600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Teresa Derr C.P. May Term, 2016 No. 01688 $86,122.95 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP


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1703-382 5653 Hazel Ave 191431935 46th wd. 1020 Sq Ft OPA#463015900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Eric J. Seigle C.P. December Term, 2014 No. 01367 $52,765.01 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-383 245 E Comly St 35th wd. 1388 Sq Ft BRT#352145900 IMPROVEMENTS: ROW W/DET GAR 2 STY MAS Cheron Goodman C.P. January Term, 2016 No. 03450 $150,688.10 Milstead & Associates, LLC 1703-384 1733 N Robinson St 19151-3928 34th wd. OPA#342279700 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Kershaw P. Leatherbury, Jr. a/k/a Kershaw P. Leatherbury; Brenda D. Leatherbury C.P. November Term, 2014 No. 01015 $80,048.60 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-385 926 E Schiller St 191341315 33rd wd. 1176 Sq Ft OPA#331188500 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Roberto Sanchez C.P. May Term, 2015 No. 01556 $41,685.74 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-386 5748 Woodcrest Ave 191312225 52nd wd. 1760 Sq Ft OPA#522144300 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Raheemah Beyah, in Her Capacity as Executrix and Devisee of the Estate of James L. Spain, Jr. C.P. August Term, 2014 No. 01179 $126,290.88 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-387 2020 E Clearfield St 25th wd. 1232 Sq Ft BRT#252229500 IMPROVEMENTS: ROW 2 STY MASONRY Gregory Stanislaus and United States of America C.P. November Term, 2013 No. 01145 $70,757.39 Milstead & Associates, LLC 1703-388 3145 W Thompson St Unit 24 a/k/a 3145 W Thompson St 19121 88th wd. 1367 Sq Ft OPA#888290044 IMPROVEMENTS: CONDOMINIUM Daryl McGraw C.P. June Term, 2016 No. 01834 $691,440.08 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-389 5030-36 N Warnock St 19141 49th wd. 1650 Sq Ft OPA#491388900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Overly A. Waddell C.P. April Term, 2016 No. 03380 $28,208.32 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-390 819 W Stella St 19133 37th wd. 742 Sq Ft OPA# 372409900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Unknown Heirs, Successors, Assigns, and All Persons, Firms, or Associations Claiming Right, Title, or Interest From or Under Willie Hampton, Deceased C.P. May Term, 2015 No. 00546 $15,274.98 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC

1703-391 3634 Edgemont St 191345507 45th wd. 1152 Sq Ft OPA#451224500 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Edward Antonelli C.P. August Term, 2015 No. 04068 $222,381.30 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-392 908 N 63rd St 19151 34th wd. 4520 Sq Ft OPA#344198700 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Duranton Dormeus and Ketleen Dormeus C.P. August Term, 2013 No. 00182 $217,317.27 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1703-393 4525 Bleigh Ave 19136 41st wd. 1209 Sq Ft OPA#412159900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Lawrence Frazier C.P. September Term, 2016 No. 03593 $125,168.77 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1703-394 1817 W Juniata St 191402930 13th wd. 1086 Sq Ft OPA#131323000 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Lavon S. Stevenson; Lai-Lonnie I. Perkins C.P. April Term, 2016 No. 01626 $24,013.08 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-395 1516 Beverly Rd 19138 10th wd. 1558 Sq Ft OPA#102161500 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY The Unknown Heirs of Patricia A. Jackson, Deceased; LaTyra Williams a/k/a LaTyra Kemp, Solely in Her Capacity as Heir of Patricia A. Jackson, Deceased; Keinan Oxner, Solely in His Capacity as Heir of Patricia A. Jackson, Deceased C.P. March Term, 2016 No. 02021 $120,946.94 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-396 424 N 59th St 19139 4th wd. Land: 1560 Sq Ft; Improvement: 1320 Sq Ft; Total: 2880 Sq Ft BRT#04-2-2470-00 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Khadijah Gresham C.P. November Term, 2015 No. 01630 $123,887.53 Richard M. Squire & Associates, LLC 1703-397 921 N Saint Bernard St 19131 44th wd. 825 Sq Ft OPA#442213700 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Marguerite Pressley, Solely in Her Capacity as Heir of William Pressley, Deceased; Daryl Pressley, Solely in His Capacity as Heir of William Pressley, Deceased; Randall Pressley, Solely in His Capacity as Heir of William Pressley, Deceased C.P. February Term, 2016 No. 01972 $69,422.76 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-398 1533 W Butler St 19140 13th wd. 1200 Sq Ft OPA#131084400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Keith A. King C.P. June Term, 2013 No. 01874 $23,304.41 KML Law Group, P.C.

1703-399 7821 Forrest Ave 19150 50th wd. Land = 1989 Sq Ft; Improvement = 1088 Sq Ft; Total = 3077 Sq Ft OPA#50-2220800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Unknown Heirs, Successors, Assigns, and All Persons, Firms, or Associations Claiming Right, Title, or Interest From or Under Evelyn Blocker, Deceased C.P. July Term, 2015 No. 03614 $128,708.34 Richard M. Squire & Associates, LLC 1703-400 728 W Annsbury St 191401302 49th wd. 1050 Sq Ft OPA#491021400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Carren S. Cohen a/k/a Carren Sebrina Cohen C.P. April Term, 2016 No. 00274 $39,847.41 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-401 4419 Mitchell St 19128 21st wd. Land: 1080 Sq Ft; Improvement: 725 Sq Ft; Total: 1805 Sq Ft OPA#212208800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Jacqueline M. Meyers C.P. November Term, 2015 No. 01083 $125,247.78 Richard M. Squire & Associates, LLC 1703-402 5947 Reach St 19120 35th wd. 1575 Sq Ft OPA#352242300 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Philip S. Appenzeller and Tammy M. Lowe C.P. July Term, 2013 No. 01527 $126,999.14 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-403 7259 Mansfield Ave 19138 10th wd. Land: 1526 Sq Ft; Improvement: 1152 Sq Ft; Total: 2678 Sq Ft OPA#102360500 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Patrice Hollinger and James D. Fate C.P. September Term, 2014 No. 00731 $161,142.42 Richard M. Squire & Associates, LLC 1703-404 6409 Saybrook Ave 191422320 40th wd. 1482 Sq Ft OPA#401344000 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Mark V. Tran; Tuoi Pham a/k/a Tuoi Ngoc Pham a/k/a Toui N. Pham C.P. June Term, 2016 No. 00360 $68,745.31 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-405 5354 Priscilla St 19144 12th wd. 980 Sq Ft OPA#124136400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Shantee Stradford, Solely in Her Capacity as Heir of Sabrina V. Sullivan, Deceased; Sherrie Sullivan, Solely in Her Capacity as Heir of Sabrina V. Sullivan, Deceased; Sean Sullivan, Solely in His Capacity as Heir of Sabrina V. Sullivan, Deceased; Shane Sullivan, Solely in His Capacity as Heir of Sabrina V. Sullivan, Deceased C.P. February Term, 2016 No. 04192 $23,468.42 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-406 3865 Jasper St 19124 45th wd. Land: 1391 Sq Ft; Improvement: 980 Sq Ft; Total: 2371 Sq Ft OPA#452375100 IMPROVE-

MENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Joseph D. Kalita C.P. June Term, 2014 No. 02968 $26,643.25 Richard M. Squire & Associates, LLC 1703-407 4723 Bleigh Ave 19136 65th wd. 1260 Sq Ft OPA#651022200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Guy Alston, IV C.P. November Term, 2015 No. 00875 $114,677.38 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-408 6222 Delancey St 19143 3rd wd. 992 Sq Ft OPA#032029300 Subject to Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY April L. Mitchell C.P. June Term, 2016 No. 03624 $111,545.79 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-409 5815 Woodstock St 19138 17th wd. 1050 Sq Ft OPA#172391400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY The Whittaker Group, LLC and Crystal D. Tindal a/k/a Crystal D. Hills C.P. June Term, 2016 No. 02230 $66,212.26 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-410 7319 N 18th St 19126 50th wd. 1260 Sq Ft BRT#101091200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Dedria Milburne C.P. October Term, 2015 No. 00691 $77,888.74 Martha E. Von Rosenstiel, Esquire; Heather Riloff, Esquire; Jeniece D. Davis, Esquire; James French, Esquire 1703-411 6451 Oxford Ave 19111 53rd wd. Land Area: 230,000 Sq Ft; Improvement Area: 171,000 Sq Ft OPA#881163000 IMPROVEMENTS: APARTMENTS 100 UNITS, MASONRY Oxford Apartment Partners, LP C.P. October Term, 2003 No. 02481 $6,000.00 plus interest from 01/21/2005 and costs Timothy R. Hough, Esquire 1703-412 6420 Garman St 191423023 40th wd. 1223 Sq Ft OPA#406265100 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Dolores Fahy; Joseph P. Fahy, Jr. C.P. August Term, 2016 No. 04441 $72,808.35 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-413 1304 S 22nd St 19146 BRT#361328500 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Qiara Aycox C.P. January Term, 2014 No. 01025 $74,355.72 Alicia M. Sandoval, Esquire 1703-414 643 Artwood Dr 191152826 63rd wd. 1497 Sq Ft OPA#632163600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Stuart Janoff; Allison Janoff C.P. April Term, 2016 No. 02450 $202,063.02 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-415 4065 Ford Rd 19131 52nd wd.

1463 Sq Ft OPA#521411800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Felecia Harcum C.P. June Term, 2013 No. 01251 $176,926.16 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-416 444 N Wilton St 19139 44th wd. 944 Sq Ft OPA#442307800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Cynthia Baptiste and Myron G. Baptiste a/k/a Myron Baptiste C.P. November Term, 2015 No. 00426 $31,464.93 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-417 4830 N Marshall St 19120 49th wd. 935 Sq Ft OPA#491197500 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Julio Fernandez a/k/a Julio E. Fernandez C.P. June Term, 2016 No. 03186 $36,699.20 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-418 319 E Elwood St a/k/a 319 Elwood St 19144 12th wd. 1088 Sq Ft OPA#121010400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Tynehl Wilson a/k/a Tynehl S. Wilson C.P. November Term, 2014 No. 01751 $90,106.36 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-419 550 Van Kirk St 19120 35th wd. 1200 Sq Ft OPA#352097600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Tracy Hua and Chi-Hung Mu C.P. April Term, 2012 No. 02922 $135,815.70 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-420 4632 N Marvine St a/k/a N Marvin St 49th wd. 1156 Sq Ft BRT#491432700 IMPROVEMENTS: ROW 2 STY MASONRY William H. Choice C.P. November Term, 2011 No. 02772 $48,967.97 Milstead & Associates, LLC 1703-421 2932 N 27th St 19132 38th wd. 1086 Sq Ft OPA#38-1-2143-00 Subject to Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Michelle Fletcher C.P. November Term, 2015 No. 03657 $63,777.27 Meredith H. Wooters, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC 1703-422 6222 N Hancock St 19120 61st wd. 1200 Sq Ft OPA#611039900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Blanca Rios C.P. March Term, 2016 No. 03427 $21,680.89 Meredith H. Wooters, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC 1703-423 4245 Tackawanna St 19124 23rd wd. 924 Sq Ft OPA#232344400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Christina Ortiz C.P. January Term, 2016 No. 01730 $57,950.35 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1703-424 5031 Newhall St 19144 13th wd. 2580 Sq Ft OPA#133104600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Timothy C. Coleman C.P. May Term, 2016 No. 03529 $174,286.96 Meredith H. Wooters, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC

1703-425 2069 Mercy St 19145 48th wd. 1216 Sq Ft OPA#481125700 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Ann P. Fromm C.P. July Term, 2016 No. 03272 $118,808.21 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1703-426 4341 Reno St 19104 6th wd. 1134 Sq Ft OPA#062048600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Anwar H. O’Neal and Marie D. Pressley C.P. October Term, 2015 No. 01605 $31,180.85 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1703-427 6032 N Broad St 19141 17th wd. 2221 Sq Ft OPA#172009000 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Nicholson Pericles C.P. December Term, 2013 No. 02111 $91,338.69 Justin F. Kobeski, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski LLC 1703-428 6311 Oakland St 19149 54th wd. 1200 Sq Ft OPA#541259600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Eddie H. Smythe C.P. December Term, 2015 No. 02296 $179,457.47 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1703-429 248 E Durham St 19119 22nd wd. 1969 Sq Ft OPA#222155800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Bruce A. McCall, Jr.; United States of America C.P. November Term, 2014 No. 00745 $98,933.94 Justin F. Kobeski, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski LLC 1703-430 3759 Richmond St 19137 45th wd. 1019 Sq Ft OPA#451141300 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY James Hammell C.P. November Term, 2015 No. 01084 $157,519.90 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1703-431 813 Tyson Ave 19111 53rd wd. BRT#532230600 Abdelhamid Mouhou a/k/a Mouhou Abdelhamid; Tammy S. Mouhou C.P. January Term, 2013 No. 01854 $214,303.91 Emmanuel J. Argentieri, Esquire 1703-432 320 Delphine St 19120 42nd wd. 840 Sq Ft OPA#422264600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Darnell B. Hurley a/k/a Darnell Hurley C.P. June Term, 2013 No. 00331 $53,193.33 Justin F. Kobeski, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski LLC 1703-433 7355 Rockwell Ave 19111 63rd wd. 2968 Sq Ft OPA#631112311 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Jose Vazquez C.P. January Term, 2016 No. 03208 $206,954.35 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1703-434 1722 N Willington St 47th wd. 15’90”x70’10” OPA#471245100 Subject to Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Willington Properties, LLC C.P. October Term, 2016 No. 01724 $90,704.06 Jay E. Kivitz, Esq.


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1703-435 2604 Pratt St assessed as 2602-2604 Pratt St 19137 45th wd. 3240 Sq Ft OPA#453138600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Lorraine Homes, Executrix of the Estate of Yolanda Farina, Deceased C.P. October Term, 2016 No. 01823 $95,201.77 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1703-436 2422 Montrose St 30th wd. 700 Sq Ft BRT#302214200 IMPROVEMENTS: ROW 2 STY MASONRY Anthony Bligen; Odessa Jordon; Rochelle Bligen; Cynthia Bligen C.P. April Term, 2016 No. 02801 $176,128.80 Milstead & Associates, LLC 1703-437 6231 Ludlow St 19139 3rd wd. 1164 Sq Ft OPA#03-1012600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Isaac P. Ivery; Doris Ann Ivery C.P. July Term, 2013 No. 02704 $53,575.60 Meredith H. Wooters, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC 1703-438 6551 Cottage St 19135 55th wd. 1511 Sq Ft OPA#552413300 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Richard Dennin, III and Stacey Dennin C.P. April Term, 2016 No. 02402 $156,447.47 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1703-439 1812 E Thayer St 45th wd. 990 Sq Ft BRT#452062400 IMPROVEMENTS: ROW 2 STY MASONRY Raymond Vandegrift C.P. January Term, 2015 No. 02653 $55,385.51 Milstead & Associates, LLC 1703-440 7822 Cottage St 19136 65th wd. 1528 Sq Ft OPA#65-1241900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY James G. Costello C.P. December Term, 2013 No. 00527 $103,393.30 Justin F. Kobeski, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski LLC 1703-441 1526 S Hollywood St 19146-3516 36th wd. 658 Sq Ft BRT#364408500 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE Walter J. Fuller C.P. October Term, 2016 No. 00775 $53,446.72 Stern & Eisenberg PC 1703-442 2651 Aramingo Ave 18th wd. 951 Sq Ft BRT#312147100 IMPROVEMENTS: ROW 2 STY MASONRY Jill Morris C.P. February Term, 2015 No. 00877 $143,982.75 Milstead & Associates, LLC 1703-443 2038 N Hope St 19122 18th wd. 1620 Sq Ft OPA#183231701 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Iluminado Maldonado C.P. April Term, 2015 No. 02112 $79,309.29 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1703-444 7844 Michener Ave 19150 50th wd. 1253 Sq Ft BRT#501119900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Unknown Heirs, Successors, Assigns, and All Persons, Firms, or Associa-

tions Claiming Right, Title, or Interest From or Under Gloria M. Lyons C.P. March Term, 2016 No. 02610 $116,765.87 Udren Law Offices, P.C. 1703-445 857 Foulkrod St 19124 35th wd. Land: 1488 Sq Ft; Improvement: 1308 Sq Ft BRT#351080400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE Tony Graves, Jr. and Tao J. Graves C.P. July Term, 2016 No. 001115 $74,869.03 Stern & Eisenberg PC 1703-446 1816 W Ruscomb St 17th wd. 1068 Sq Ft BRT#171047300 IMPROVEMENTS: ROW B/GAR 2 STY MASONRY James E. McDaniels, Jr. C.P. December Term, 2015 No. 01801 $134,442.76 Milstead & Associates, LLC 1703-447 5127 Aspen St 19139 44th wd. Land Area: 1136 Sq Ft; Improvement Area 1532 Sq Ft BRT#441254900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE Sylvester Broxton C.P. January Term, 2016 No. 02118 $49,969.35 Stern & Eisenberg PC 1703-448 5007 Brown St 19139 44th wd. 1288 Sq Ft OPA#441276400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Mary Munyantwali C.P. September Term, 2015 No. 00639 $85,006.72 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1703-449 3545 Emerald St 191342033 45th wd. 2850 Sq Ft BRT#452328300 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE Germaine Brown a/k/a Germaine Borski C.P. October Term, 2016 No. 01260 $38,250.14 Stern & Eisenberg PC 1703-450 7050 Van Dike St 19135 41st wd. 1650 Sq Ft OPA#412423300 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Terrance Berkery C.P. July Term, 2014 No. 1303 $148,945.91 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1703-451 4535 Aldine St 19136 41st wd. 1056 Sq Ft OPA#412126500 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Megan Boyle C.P. May Term, 2015 No. 01299 $116,276.00 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1703-452 225 W Champlost Ave 19120-1844 61st wd. 1616 Sq Ft OPA#612166100 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Nicholson Pericles C.P. February Term, 2016 No. 01054 $50,435.05 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-453 3850 Woodhaven Rd #701 19154 66th wd. Land Area: 0 Sq Ft undivided interest in the common elements (as defined in such declaration) of .851933 percent; Condominium BRT#888660319 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Sharea L. Day C.P. July Term, 2016 No. 01078 $134,065.91 Martha E. Von

Rosenstiel, Esquire; Heather Riloff, Esquire; Jeniece D. Davis, Esquire; James French, Esquire 1703-454 5922 Catherine St 19143 3rd wd. 1760 Sq Ft BRT#033003800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE Victor B. Smith, Sr., as Administrator for the Estate of Robin D. Smith a/k/a Robin Smith C.P. July Term, 2016 No. 01119 $57,882.13 Stern & Eisenberg PC 1703-455 276 W Sheldon St 19120 42nd wd. 1440 Sq Ft OPA#422200500 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Fidelina Rodriguez C.P. July Term, 2015 No. 001792 $94,878.49 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1703-456 5148 Greene St 19144 12th wd. 1816 Sq Ft BRT#123166400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Darlease White Claitt; Emanuel Claitt, Individually and as Known Heir of Clarence Claitt; Unknown Heirs, Successors, Assigns, and All Persons, Firms, or Associations Claiming Right, Title, or Interest From or Under Clarence Claitt C.P. August Term, 2016 No. 00523 $53,039.88 Udren Law Offices, P.C. 1703-457 7539 Briar Rd 19138 50th wd. 1350 Sq Ft BRT#501347100 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Keith Ball, Known Heir of Juanita C. Ball; Unknown Heirs, Successors, Assigns, and All Persons, Firms, or Associations Claiming Right, Title, or Interest From or Under Juanita C. Ball C.P. June Term, 2014 No. 04541 $77,598.97 Udren Law Offices, P.C. 1703-458 4622 E Howell St a/k/a 4622 Howell St 19135-4027 41st wd. 1600 Sq Ft OPA#411103700 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Freddie Rivera; Yajaira Cruz C.P. November Term, 2015 No. 00769 $133,940.68 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-459 5607 Lebanon Ave 19131 52nd wd. Land: 1600 Sq Ft; Improvement: 1290 Sq Ft; Total: 2890 Sq Ft OPA#522081400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Tamara Lewis C.P. August Term, 2016 No. 01242 $71,215.08 Richard M. Squire & Associates, LLC 1703-460 1539 Wilton St 19143 51st wd. 15’x53’ OPA#512053200 IMPROVEMENTS: SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING Gloria T. Walter C.P. January Term, 2016 No. 02666 $43,284.39 fees/costs Michael F. Schleigh, Esquire 1703-461 5628 Belmar Terr 51st wd. On the Southeasterly side of Belmar St 196 ft Southwestwardly from the Southwesterly side of

56th St; Front: 16’ Depth: 63’6” OPA#51-4-1052-00 Maurice Nesmith C.P. March Term, 2016 No. 001516 $63,958.21 Lois M. Vitti, Esquire 1703-462 1936 S 23rd St 19145 48th wd. BRT#482258700 C. Thomasine Kirk (deceased) C.P. March Term, 2015 No. 00192 $157,985.15 Michael F.J. Romano, Esquire 1703-463 629 Wynnewood Rd 19151 34th wd. 2443 Sq Ft OPA#344207000 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Daniel McMillan, Jr. C.P. September Term, 2016 No. 01626 $150,461.42 Udren Law Offices, P.C. 1703-464 102 W Ritner St a/k/a 102 Ritner St 19148-4021 39th wd. 1400 Sq Ft OPA#391128400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Justin Schletterer C.P. June Term, 2016 No. 02099 $200,725.26 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-465 6644 N Lawrence St 19126 61st wd. 1676 Sq Ft OPA#611088800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Antoinette Freeman; Gregory Freeman C.P. October Term, 2013 No. 00186 $119,152.90 Meredith H. Wooters, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC 1703-466 4243 W Stiles St 191041024 6th wd. 1743 Sq Ft OPA#062188100 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Kendrick Ellison C.P. April Term, 2016 No. 03387 $45,150.99 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-467 1630-90 Welsh Rd Unit G50 19115 56th wd. 1752 Sq Ft OPA#888561598 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Eric Szymanski; Erin M. Gallagher a/k/a Erin Gallagher C.P. November Term, 2015 No. 00317 $253,187.06 Justin F. Kobeski, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski LLC 1703-468 3248 Princeton Ave 19149 55th wd. 1735 Sq Ft OPA#551383300 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Bryn Michael Wevodau; Patricia Wevodau a/k/a Patricia J. Wevodau C.P. November Term, 2015 No. 01268 $185,191.01 Justin F. Kobeski, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski LLC 1703-469 8228 Elberon Ave 19111 63rd wd. 4464 Sq Ft OPA#631039300 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Edward L. Smith C.P. April Term, 2016 No. 01701 $146,764.68 Meredith H. Wooters, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC 1703-470 5747 Reedland St a/k/a 5747 Reedland Ave 19143-6131 40th wd. 864 Sq Ft OPA#402192800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Patrick Maruggi; Jeana Maruggi C.P. January Term, 2016 No. 02686

$94,156.06 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-471 5334 Akron St 19124 62nd wd. 1345 Sq Ft OPA#621420000 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Elnora Johnson C.P. February Term, 2016 No. 01531 $115,299.10 Meredith H. Wooters, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC 1703-472 5705 N 6th St 19120-2201 61st wd. 1310 Sq Ft OPA#612283000 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Troy Farlow C.P. June Term, 2014 No. 02066 $137,638.93 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-473 6142 Tackawanna St 191353416 55th wd. 1088 Sq Ft OPA#552239800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Bryan J. Galie C.P. August Term, 2012 No. 00036 $38,853.30 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-474 1324 Locust St #1131 a/k/a Locust St Unit 1131 a/k/a 132432 Locust St 19107-7008 5th wd. 403 Sq Ft OPA#888115774 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Thomas M. Leonard C.P. October Term, 2016 No. 01729 $123,332.45 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-475 2101 Chestnut St Unit 808 a/k/a 2101-17 Chestnut St Unit 808 19103 8th wd. 862 Sq Ft OPA#88-8111994 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Carol Shore C.P. December Term, 2014 No. 01064 $198,898.58 Justin F. Kobeski, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski LLC 1703-476 3418 Brighton St 19149 55th wd. 1657 Sq Ft BRT#551360200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Philip Brandes and Christine Adams C.P. June Term, 2016 No. 01483 $164,126.02 Martha E. Von Rosenstiel, Esquire; Heather Riloff, Esquire; Jeniece D. Davis, Esquire; James French, Esquire 1703-477 3939 Pennsgrove St 19104 24th wd. 1434 Sq Ft OPA#243175300 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Unknown Heirs, Successors, Assigns, and All Persons, Firms, or Associations Claiming Right, Title, or Interest From or Under Larry R. Towns, Deceased C.P. May Term, 2015 No. 00270 $24,998.41 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1703-478 1706 Wagner Ave 19141 17th wd. 1050 Sq Ft OPA#171028000 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Monique Wells C.P. September Term, 2008 No. 004422 $84,915.05 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1703-479 732 N 2nd St 19123 11th wd. Front: 20’; Depth: 80’; 1613 Sq Ft OPA#871509470 IMPROVEMENTS: 4 STORY STRUCTURE COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL BUILDING Joseph Steward, III

C.P. July Term, 2016 No. 01895 $600,063.24 Thomas D. Bielli, Esq.; Cory P. Stephenson, Esq.; Bielli & Klauder, LLC 1703-480 5602 Hunter St 19131 4th wd. 1200 Sq Ft OPA#043191300 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Gertrude Gaskin a/k/a Gertrude T. Gaskin C.P. March Term, 2016 No. 03384 $20,797.20 Shapiro & DeNardo, LLC 1703-481 5915 Reach St 19120 35th wd. 1575 Sq Ft BRT#66N4-43; OPA#352240700 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING James E. Bradley C.P. August Term, 2016 No. 03095 $67,298.40 Udren Law Offices, P.C. 1703-482 147 E Walnut Ln 19144 59th wd. 3398 Sq Ft OPA#592072300 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Ada Butler a/k/a Ada N. Butler C.P. January Term, 2012 No. 00711 $173,055.30 Meredith H. Wooters, Esquire; Manley Deas Kochalski, LLC 1703-483 3514 Englewood St 19149 55th wd. 1424 Sq Ft BRT#551492200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Owen J. Burke C.P. June Term, 2016 No. 03835 $117,949.53 Udren Law Offices, P.C. 1703-484 6259 N Broad St 19141 49th wd. 1599.36 Sq Ft BRT#493254900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE Barrington Hylton and Phyllis F. Hylton C.P. August Term, 2015 No. 00941 $146,783.55 Stern & Eisenberg PC 1703-485 8832 Blue Grass Rd 19152 13th wd. 6336 Sq Ft BRT#571194600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE Unknown Heirs, Executors, and Devisees of the Estate of Bobbie R. Lewin; Bobbie R. Stepps, solely as known heir and executrix to the Estate of Bobbie R. Lewin C.P. July Term, 2015 No. 02095 $126,954.90 Stern & Eisenberg PC 1703-486 3251 N Lee St 19134 7th wd. 917 Sq Ft BRT#073024700 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Jose Robles C.P. January Term, 2016 No. 00521 $41,542.99 Martha E. Von Rosenstiel, Esquire; Heather Riloff, Esquire; Jeniece D. Davis, Esquire; James French, Esquire 1703-487 3039 Witte St 19134 25th wd. 681 Sq Ft BRT#252417700 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Raymond Vandegrift C.P. March Term, 2016 No. 02214 $57,424.79 Martha E. Von Rosenstiel, Esquire; Heather Riloff, Esquire; Jeniece D. Davis, Esquire; James French, Esquire 1703-488 5042 Gainor Rd 19131 52nd wd. 1898 Sq Ft BRT#521158600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN-


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TIAL DWELLING Pierrette Nix-Pearson a/k/a Pierrette V. Nix-Pearson C.P. October Term, 2016 No. 04596 $91,514.05 Udren Law Offices, P.C. 1703-489 2921 Knorr St 19149 55th wd. Land: 1993 Sq Ft; Improvement: 1168 Sq Ft BRT#551206100 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE Karen M. Wenger C.P. July Term, 2016 No. 00022 $159,656.74 Stern & Eisenberg PC 1703-490 238 E Stella St 7th wd. (formerly the 33rd wd.) 48900 Sq Ft BRT#07-1-2563-00; PRCL# 37-N-13-158 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Katrina Strickland C.P. July Term, 2014 No. 00406 $59,044.73 Powers, Kirn & Associates, LLC 1703-491 6718 N Gratz St 50th wd. (formerly part of the 42nd wd.) 1548 Sq Ft BRT#10-1-1066-00; BRT#134-N-23-156 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Joseph G. Wingert C.P. April Term, 2016 No. 02721 $86,577.16 Powers, Kirn & Associates, LLC 1703-492 163 W Penn St 12th wd. 3577 Sq Ft BRT#12-4024700 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Barbara L. Zaga and United States of America C.P. April Term, 2013 No. 02788 $276,070.96 Powers, Kirn & Associates, LLC 1703-493 1826 Evarts St 19152 56th wd. 3969 Sq Ft OPA#562239900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Dorann Matthews as Administratrix of the Estate of Edward Raymond Bennett, Deceased C.P. June Term, 2016 No. 03606 $47,350.89 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-494 5048 Irving St 19139 60th wd. 1005 Sq Ft OPA#602097500 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Sarita Porter, Solely in Her Capacity as Heir of Williams Sanders, Deceased C.P. July Term, 2016 No. 00820 $184,603.35 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-495 1503 N Uber St 19121 47th wd. 4319 Sq Ft OPA#472111010 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Edward Wright, Administrator of the Estate of Mary H. Cherry, Deceased C.P. March Term, 2013 No. 02487 $120,000.00 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-496 2601 Pennsylvania Ave Apt 929 19130 15th wd. 725 Sq Ft OPA#888073134 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY 2601 Parkway Condominium Association; The Unknown Heirs of Joyce M. Anderson, Deceased; Lauren Colomb, Solely in Her Capacity as Heir of Joyce M. Anderson, Deceased; Susaye Lawson, Solely in Her Capacity as Heir of Joyce M. Anderson, Deceased C.P. December Term, 2015 No.

03026 $253,602.53 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-497 3137 N Spangler St a/k/a 3137 Spangler St 19132 38th wd. 1050 Sq Ft OPA#382190600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Larry D. Abney, as Executor of the Estate of Shirley Thomas-Kennedy a/k/a Shirley Thomas, Deceased C.P. April Term, 2016 No. 03003 $52,739.14 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-498 2436 E Clearfield St 25th wd. 1270 Sq Ft BRT#251109200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Kathleen M. Wikiera, Personal Representative of the Estate of Grace Wikiera, Deceased C.P. January Term, 2016 No. 01391 $46,936.31 Law Office of Gregory Javardian, LLC 1703-499 602 E Westmoreland St 33rd wd. 1023 Sq Ft BRT#331091800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Cesar Garcia C.P. May Term, 2016 No. 02738 $89,030.87 Law Office of Gregory Javardian, LLC 1703-500 3253 St Vincent St 64th wd. 1590 Sq Ft BRT#551447400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Marguerite B. Schoppe and Cheryl Hess C.P. January Term, 2016 No. 00273 $64,538.33 Law Office of Gregory Javardian, LLC 1703-501 4420 Malta St 33rd wd. 1736 Sq Ft BRT#332136000 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Margarita Rodriguez Cardec and Ramon Cardec, Jr. C.P. April Term, 2016 No. 00027 $158,427.49 Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby, LLP, Sarah A. Elia, Esq. 1703-502 747 S Cleveland St 30th wd. Land Area: 696 Sq Ft; Improvement Area: 896 Sq Ft BRT#301365400 IMPROVEMENTS: ROW 2 STY MASONRY Brian Eugene Tucker C.P. August Term, 2016 No. 02508 $191,145.12 Brett A. Berman, Esquire 1703-503 3820 Elsinore St 19124 33rd wd. 900 Sq Ft OPA#332204600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Loretta Webb C.P. July Term, 2016 No. 01242 $33,554.87 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-504 4616 Marple St 19136 65th wd. 1101 Sq Ft OPA#651098900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Nathan Sallard C.P. April Term, 2016 No. 00859 $108,895.66 KML Law Group, P.C. 1703-505 7722 Thouron Ave 19150 50th wd. 1345 Sq Ft OPA#502142900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Jervazz E. Ballard C.P. April Term, 2016 No. 02127 $173,561.05 KML Law Group, P.C.

1703-506 9518 Dungan Rd a/k/a 9516 Dungan Rd 19115-3822 58th wd. 2000 Sq Ft OPA#581371500 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Lynette D. Kirkman C.P. June Term, 2016 No. 03337 $248,071.04 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-507 2406 N 54th St 19131-1309 52nd wd. 2701 Sq Ft OPA#522207500 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Nicole Massey; Richard Raymond Massey C.P. September Term, 2015 No. 02869 $214,912.42 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-508 239 W Abbottsford Ave 191444214 13th wd. (formerly 22nd wd.) 1962 Sq Ft OPA#133039400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Rashaan Lawrence a/k/a Rashan Lawrence; Cassandra P. Lawrence a/k/a Cassandra Lawrence C.P. March Term, 2013 No. 01761 $172,455.98 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-509 4644 Hurley St 19120 42nd wd. 1024 Sq Ft OPA#421439400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Umida F. Ergashbaeva C.P. July Term, 2016 No. 01807 $55,973.04 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-510 4491 E Allen St 19137-2012 45th wd. 960 Sq Ft OPA#453348900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Stephen J. Barker C.P. March Term, 2016 No. 02766 $92,394.65 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-511 6614 Walker St 19135-2612 55th wd. 1088 Sq Ft OPA#552314100 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Christopher G. Donlon; Doreen Donlon C.P. February Term, 2016 No. 01086 $89,398.15 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-512 5708 Drexel Rd 52nd wd. 2367 Sq Ft BRT#522189100; PRCL# 110 N 12-202 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Paula Owens, Deceased C.P. January Term, 2015 No. 00174 $61,194.80 Powers, Kirn & Associates, LLC 1703-513 7819 Centaur Pl BRT#405869300 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Unknown Heirs, Successors, Assigns, and All Persons, Firms, or Associations Claiming Right, Title, or Interest From or Under William N. Flood, Deceased C.P. June Term, 2016 No. 00349 $146,877.57 Powers, Kirn & Associates, LLC 1703-514 758 N Uber St 19130 15th wd. ROW 3 STY MASONRY; 1290 Sq Ft BRT#151066400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Lorraine G. Ruffin, Administratrix of the Estate of Ruth Golphin, Deceased Mortgagor and Real Owner C.P.

January Term, 2015 No. 01714 $297,683.14 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1703-515 5119 Ditman St 19124 62nd wd. ROW 2 STY MASONRY; 1060 Sq Ft BRT#622445600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Valerie R. Blackshear C.P. May Term, 2016 No. 04097 $21,629.86 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1703-516 1020 S Ithan St 19143-3907 51st wd. ROW 2 STY MASONRY; 992 Sq Ft BRT#513027900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Syreita Johnson C.P. December Term, 2012 No. 00399 $63,604.90 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1703-517 6332 Cardiff St 19149 62nd wd. ROW B/GAR 2 STY MASONRY; 1176 Sq Ft BRT#621567900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Martin Fabry C.P. May Term, 2016 No. 00091 $117,134.71 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1703-518 4031 Balwynne Park Rd 19131-1601 52nd wd. 1828 Sq Ft OPA#521403600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Modjtaba Azadegan C.P. July Term, 2014 No. 02500 $125,683.49 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-519 101-103 N 58th St 19139 4th wd. ROW CONV/APT 2 STY MASON; 2280 Sq Ft BRT#042085900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Troy Grant, III C.P. June Term, 2016 No. 03404 $130,038.30 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1703-520 4653 Weymouth St 191204619 42nd wd. 800 Sq Ft OPA#421594600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Ambar C. Rodriguez C.P. June Term, 2016 No. 02503 $67,239.32 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-521 239 S St Bernard St 19139 6th wd. ROW CONV/APT 2 STY MASON; 2040 Sq Ft BRT#601095100 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Timothy A. Tobin C.P. February Term, 2016 No. 03303 $99,285.63 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1703-523 515 Parlin St 19116-3334 58th wd. 1440 Sq Ft OPA#582058200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Calakudi P. Mathai C.P. February Term, 2015 No. 00727 $118,883.91 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-524 5836 Malvern Ave 19131 52nd wd. ROW 2 STY MASONRY; 1217 Sq Ft BRT#522113600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Yanick R. Jean-Louis, Known Surviving Heir of Gerard D. Jean-Louis and Unknown Surviving Heirs of Gerard Jean-Louis C.P. January Term, 2016 No. 03457

$92,503.66 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1703-525 7349 Ogontz Ave 191381305 50th wd. 1402 Sq Ft OPA#501309700 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Tiffani Dean C.P. June Term, 2016 No. 02507 $109,825.70 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-526 4232 N Darien St 19140 43rd wd. 1038 Sq Ft OPA#433383700 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Angela L. Pembleton; Glenn T. Pembleton; Haamid Saahir C.P. November Term, 2015 No. 03971 $20,101.25 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-527 4719 Comly St 19135-4139 41st wd. 1440 Sq Ft OPA#411125300 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Adrienne Cooper, in Her Capacity as Heir of the Estate of Gary Cooper a/k/a Gary Michael Cooper C.P. July Term, 2014 No. 02030 $45,064.52 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-528 2002 66th Ave 19138 10th wd. ROW B/GAR 2 STY MASONRY; 1158 Sq Ft BRT#102362800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Sandra Heggs C.P. January Term, 2012 No. 05088 $94,905.42 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1703-529 5747 N 20th St 19138-2901 17th wd. 1848 Sq Ft OPA#172375400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Tamika A. Murphy, Individually and in Her Capacity as Co-Administratrix of the Estate of Juanita Murphy C.P. December Term, 2014 No. 03379 $67,732.91 Phelan Hallinan Diamond & Jones, LLP 1703-530 6017 W Columbia Ave 19151 34th wd. ROW B/GAR 2 STY MASONRY; 1568 Sq Ft BRT#342113200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Joseph W. Robinson, Known Surviving Heir of Charmaine Robinson and Unknown Surviving Heirs of Charmaine Robinson C.P. October Term, 2015 No. 00818 $93,103.45 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1703-531 5960 Elsinore St 19120 35th wd. ROW B/GAR 2 STY MASONRY; 1042 Sq Ft BRT#352301100 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Courtney Wright a/k/a Courtney A. Wright C.P. August Term, 2016 No. 03017 $79,306.38 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1703-532 6352 Sherman St 19144 59th wd. SEMI/DET 2 STY MASONRY; 1707 Sq Ft BRT#593190200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Ronnie Graham, Known Surviving Heir of Willie V. Graham; Vincent Graham, Known Suviving Heir of Willie V. Graham; Dorothy Shaw Wiley, Known Surviving Heir of Willie

V. Graham; Rudolph E. Graham, Known Surviving Heir of Willie V. Graham; Renee C. Graham, Known Surviving Heir of Willie V. Graham; Allen D. Graham, Known Surviving Heir of Willie V. Graham ; Unknown Surviving Heirs of Willie V. Graham C.P. September Term, 2015 No. 00679 $148,281.17 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1703-533 1840 Tomlinson Rd BRT#582197400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Amy Flite C.P. September Term, 2014 No. 03552 $205,152.57 Powers, Kirn & Associates, LLC 1703-534 1741 S Avondale St BRT#401179900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Christopher Haye C.P. February Term, 2014 No. 02572 $40,347.83 Powers, Kirn & Associates, LLC 1703-535 2523 S Galloway St 19148 39th wd. ROW 2 STY MASONRY; 1256 Sq Ft BRT#392232900 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Denise M. Hasson and Thomas Hasson, Jr. a/k/a Thomas M. Hasson, Jr. C.P. May Term, 2016 No. 01941 $121,898.03 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1703-536 6144 Walker St 19135 55th wd. ROW 2 STY MASONRY; 1260 Sq Ft BRT#552309600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Diane M. Capra, Known Surviving Heir of Joseph C. Fortuna; Eileen M. Small, Known Surviving Heir of Joseph C. Fortuna; Michael Fortuna, Known Surviving Heir of Joseph C. Fortuna; Gerald J. Fortuna, Known Surviving Heir of Joseph C. Fortuna; Nancy E. Schmukler, Known Surviving Heir of Joseph C. Fortuna; Unknown Surviving Heirs of Joseph C. Fortuna C.P. May Term, 2016 No. 03077 $124,083.06 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1703-537 1614 E Hewson St 19125 6th wd. 767 Sq Ft BRT#181221400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Amber Batzig, Known Heir of Edward R. Batzig, Sr.; Eddie Batzig, Known Surviving Heir of Edward R. Batzig, Sr.; Maggie Batzig, Known Heir of Edward R. Batzig, Sr.; Thomas Batzig, Known Heir of Edward R. Batzig, Sr.; Unknown Heirs, Successors, Assigns, and All Persons, Firms, or Associations Claiming Right, Title, or Interest From or Under Edward R. Batzig, Sr.; Unknown Heirs, Successors, Assigns, and All Persons, Firms, or Associations Claiming Right, Title, or Interest From or Under Jeanette A. Batzig C.P. October Term, 2015 No. 03452 $77,549.32 Udren Law Offices, P.C. 1703-538 1427 N 57th St 4th wd. on Easterly side of the said 57th St; Front: Irregular Depth: Irregular


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No. 02870 $239,244.45 plus costs Lachall, Cohen & Sagnor LLP 1703-549B 1347 N Alden St 19131 4th wd. 1133 Sq Ft OPA#043112500 Subject to Rent IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY TPM Properties, Inc. C.P. September Term, 2016 No. 02870 $239,244.45 plus costs Lachall, Cohen & Sagnor LLP 1703-549C 5938 Sansom St 19139 3rd wd. 1140 Sq Ft OPA#031046500 Subject to Rent IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY TPM Properties, Inc. C.P. September Term, 2016 No. 02870 $239,244.45 plus costs Lachall, Cohen & Sagnor LLP 1703-550 6618 Ditman St 19135 41st wd. S/D W/D GAR 2 STY MASONRY; 1280 Sq Ft BRT#411223600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Martin Rodriguez C.P. March Term, 2015 No. 00224 $152,509.15 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1703-551 2639 S Lloyd St 19153 40th wd. ROW 2 STY MASONRY; 1066 Sq Ft BRT#404014800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Nakia A. Calicat C.P. June Term, 2014 No. 04573 $93,920.78 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1703-552 603 Rosalie St 19120 35th wd. ROW B/GAR 2 STY MASONRY; 1116 Sq Ft BRT#352041200 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Sothea Oun C.P. November Term, 2015 No. 04042 $79,303.49 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1703-553 1412-1414 W Tioga St 11th wd. Beginning Point: Situate on the Southerly side of Tioga St at the distance of 156 ft 4 in Eastwardly from the Easterly side of 15th St in the 11th ward of the City of Philadelphia Tax ID No. #881070780 IMPROVEMENTS: APTS 5-50 UNITS MASONRY Shlima Misyuk C.P. March Term, 2016 No. 00591 $623,920.61 Sean P. Mays 1703-554 1230 E Chelten Ave 12th wd. Beginning Point: Situate on the

Southeasterly side of Chelten Ave at the distance of 239 ft 6 in Northeastwardly from the Northeasterly side of Anderson St in the 12th Ward. OPA#122125400 IMPROVEMENTS: ROW CONV/ APT 2 STY MASONRY Matthew C. Sams C.P. July Term, 2016 No. 01148 $63,381.49 Patrick J. Wesner 1703-555 6615 N 13th St 19126 61st wd. S/D W DET GAR 3S STONE; 2300 Sq Ft BRT#611194000 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Clarence Butler, Jr. C.P. February Term, 2015 No. 01262 $92,569.41 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1703-556 2628 Welsh Rd, Unit 311 19152 57th wd. RES CONDO 3 STY MASONRY; 1233 Sq Ft BRT#888570120 Subject to Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: CONDOMINIUM Amy E. Devor, Known Surviving Heir of Barbara Lasky and Unknown Surviving Heirs of Barbara Lasky C.P. November Term, 2015 No. 04120 $104,176.29 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1703-557 10215 Rubin Ln 19116 58th wd. S/D W/B GAR 2 STY MAS OTH; 2290 Sq Ft BRT#582521457 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Lyudmila Mandzhiyeva and Aleksandr Mandzhiyev C.P. May Term, 2016 No. 02788 $279,553.07 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1703-558 1416-18 N 61st St 19151 34th wd. SEMI/DET 2 STY MASONRY; 1814 Sq Ft BRT#342256300 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Jerry L. Williford C.P. November Term, 2015 No. 04303 $81,944.11 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1703-559 7601 Elmwood Ave 19153 40th wd. ROW B/GAR 2 STY MASONRY; 1056 Sq Ft BRT#404228500 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Mark C. Thornton and Sheila D. Clay C.P. April Term, 2014 No. 00922 $99,832.32 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1703-560 2634 Cecil B. Moore Ave a/k/a 2634 W Columbia Ave

19121 32nd wd. 2660 Sq Ft BRT#324038400 IMPROVEMENTS: MULTI-FAMILY UNIT 2364 Cecil B. Moore, LLC C.P. August Term, 2016 No. 4282 $133,645.71 Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby, LLP; Sarah A. Elia, Esq. 1703-561A 258 E Allegheny Ave 19134 7th wd. Land = 1560 Sq Ft; Improvement = 3120 Sq Ft; Total = 4680 Sq Ft OPA#882934000 IMPROVEMENTS: COMMERCIAL CruzLugo, LLC C.P. December Term, 2015 No. 02134 $419,549.29 Richard M. Squire & Associates, LLC 1703-561B 256 E Allegheny Ave 19134 7th wd. Land = 1280 Sq Ft; Improvement = 1440 Sq Ft; Total = 2720 Sq Ft OPA#882934003 IMPROVEMENTS: COMMERCIAL CruzLugo, LLC C.P. December Term, 2015 No. 02134 $419,549.29 Richard M. Squire & Associates, LLC 1703-562A 5828 Race St 19139 34th wd. 1472 Sq Ft OPA#042057500 Subject to Mortgage Subject to Rent IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING TPM Properties, Inc. C.P. September Term, 2016 No. 02870 $239,244.45 plus costs Lachall, Cohen & Sagnor LLP 1703-562B 6919 Saybrook Ave 191421820 40th wd. 1114 Sq Ft OPA#403297500 Subject to Rent IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL TPM Properties, Inc C.P. September Term, 2016 No. 02870 $239,244.45 plus costs Lachall, Cohen & Sagnor LLP 1703-562C 626 E Hilton St 19143 33rd wd. 1108 Sq Ft OPA#331047300 Subject to Rent IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL TPM Properties, Inc C.P. September Term, 2016 No. 02870 $239,244.45 plus costs Lachall, Cohen & Sagnor LLP 1703-563 7624 Wyndale Ave 19151 34th wd. 2152 Sq Ft BRT#343178000 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Frances E. Tillman a/k/a Francis E. Tillman C.P. July Term, 2016 No. 01112 $71,540.57 Udren Law Offices, P.C.

1703-564A 2800 Bridge St 19137 45th wd. 1722 Sq Ft BRT#453155000 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Deborah Flint C.P. December Term, 2015 No. 01567 $91,281.42 Udren Law Offices, P.C. 1703-564B 2802 Bridge St 19137 45th wd. 1722 Sq Ft BRT#453155100 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Deborah Flint C.P. December Term, 2015 No. 01567 $91,281.42 Udren Law Offices, P.C. 1703-565A 2626 Eddington St 19137 45th wd. 1005 Sq Ft BRT#45-3-020000 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Estate of Leroy Crockett a/k/a Leroy E. Crockett; Leroy F. Crockett, Known Heir of Leroy Crockett a/k/a Leroy E. Crockett, Last Record Owner; Mary Crockett, Administratrix of the Estate of Leroy Crockett a/k/a Leroy E. Crockett, Last Record Owner; Unknown Heirs, Successors, Assigns, and All Persons, Firms, or Associations Claiming Right, Title, or Interest From or Under Leroy Crockett a/k/a Leroy E. Crockett, Last Record Owner; Linda Crockett a/k/a Linda M. Crockett C.P. August Term, 2014 No. 02379 $184,443.60 Udren Law Offices, P.C. 1703-565B 2627 Alresford St 19137 45th wd. 1005 Sq Ft BRT#45-3-015910 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDENTIAL DWELLING Estate of Leroy Crockett a/k/a Leroy E. Crockett; Leroy F. Crockett, Known Heir of Leroy Crockett a/k/a Leroy E. Crockett, Last Record Owner; Mary Crockett, Administratrix of the Estate of Leroy Crockett a/k/a Leroy E. Crockett, Last Record Owner; Unknown Heirs, Successors, Assigns, and All Persons, Firms, or Associations Claiming Right, Title, or Interest From or Under Leroy Crockett a/k/a Leroy E. Crockett, Last Record Owner; Linda Crockett a/k/a Linda M. Crockett C.P. August Term, 2014 No. 02379 $184,443.60 Udren Law Offices, P.C.

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Young Friends Party With A Purpose Philadelphia Museum of Art supporters look forward to the main event By HughE Dillon The Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art are gearing up for their “Watercolor Remix Party” fundraiser, which takes place on Saturday, February 25. Earlier this month, they held a cocktail party to promote the upcoming event. The funds raised by the gala benefit the Young Friends’ mission of supporting art acquisitions, conservation, and innovative youth arts education, including elementary-school field trips.

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Wing Bowl Marks A Quarter Century The popular event continues to draw crowds and media attention By HughE Dillon Wing Bowl is an annual eating contest founded in 1993 by Philadelphia talk-radio hosts Angelo Cataldi and Al Morganti. This year, only Pennsylvania contestants were allowed to participate in the competition with Notorious B.O.B. winning by finishing off 409 wings in the heats.

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Close Enough To Untouchable Celebrities converge in Philly passing as New York By HughE Dillon Director Neil Berger is filming his new movie “The Untouchables” in Philadelphia this month. Stars Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston as well as other notable actors have been in town. The film is based on a 2011 movie called “Les Intouchables” and will be shooting in the Philadelphia area through the end of February.

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SURPRISING ROMAN CATHOLIC

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were really communicating with me once my high school season started [last] December. They were at my game against Abington at Arcadia University, and then one of my next two games, too. I knew there was real interest in me,” he said. “They invited me to a game at the Wells Fargo Center; I met with the team and the coaches and really liked it. How could you not? It’s Villanova. This is the team that has been dominating here on the local scene. I have been following them and I love the way they play. Obviously, I’m thrilled how it all turned out. But I thought there was a chance that this could happen. I had confidence in myself.” Gillespie was soon asked to speak to Wright and met him face to face, when he offered him a chance to be a Wildcat. “It’s very exciting. I don’t know what my role will be, but I always believed I could play at this level and I think I will contribute. There’s no real talk yet of being a point guard, scoring guard, combo guard, off guard. A lot depends on who will be here next year I guess, too.” It’s well known that Gillespie’s dream school was not Villanova, it was the school of Michael Jordan, James Worthy, and former 76ers’ coaches Larry Brown and Billy Cunningham. “I always had a dream of playing for North Carolina,” he said. “I always liked the Carolina blue.” Gillespie said recently that he is only thinking about one series of games right now though. Namely, the end of the regular season, the Catholic League playoffs, the city crown, Archbishop Wood’s Collin Gillespie (#1) jumps off the and the PIAA state playoffs. Wood’s bench to cheer on his teammates. Photo by Sarah J. dramatic 12-point win over Neumann

ollin Gillespie, the 6-foot-2-inch senior point guard from Archbishop Wood, knew that he had it in him. So, while there is no question that he is the area’s surprise break-out player and success story for 2017, it isn’t a shock to the player himself. Gillespie’s rise as a 20-points-anight scorer for one of the five best teams in the area along with his scholarship to defending NCAA champion Villanova seemingly occurred overnight. It was a shock for a lot of basketball insiders. Many of those pundits felt he was ticketed for an Ivy League, Patriot or mid-major college to play.

“I thought there was a chance that this could happen. I had confidence in myself.” “I saw the rise in my play this summer,” he said. “I had been hurt for the first part of the summer and when I came back I felt like I was really playing at a high level.” Only low- and midmajor Division I schools were on his radar in June and July, and vice versa. Then, later in the summer, when he began dominating the nation’s best guards playing for the prestigious Team Final Black squad, Villanova started calling him. The dialog between Jay Wright’s recruiters and Gillespie continued into the fall and the regular season. “They

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man Catholic, many people felt he may have been years away from succeeding as head coach. Those same prognosticators thought that Roman would be at least a year or two away from competing at the same high level it did in 2015 and 2016, when it won back-to-back state championships, as well as Catholic League championships. But the team has overcome graduating four major Division I stars — and also losing freshman big-man Mikeal Jones to Girard College — and is now succeeding with a record of 14-2, as of Feb. 5. The current Cahillites’ aspirations include winning a Catholic League title of their own. “I’m very happy with my first season,” said Griffin. “I think the key to this season has been the seniors. They have embraced the new coaching staff and our style of play. We are very team oriented. We share the ball, play great defense, and drive and kick and make shots. It’s been a lot of fun. We are similar [with Archbishop Wood] in that we share the ball and are all about team. They are very, very good, as all the teams in our league are. I am looking forward to my first season as the head coach in the playoffs.” Griffin’s old team as a player and coach, St. Joseph’s Prep, is also battling for a final Catholic League playoff spot. An injury to Kyle Thompson has hurt the Hawks in recent games. He was sidelined versus Wood where he likely would have guarded Gillespie. “We hope to have him back. He’s a senior leader for us,” said St. Joseph’s coach Speedy Morris.

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‘The Bodyguard’ musical makes Philly debut By Larry Nichols larry@epgn.com

Broadway Philadelphia is bringing hit musical “The Bodyguard” to town as part of the show’s first American tour. Based on the 1992 romantic thriller starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, the play tells the story of a former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard who is hired to protect superstar singer and actor Rachel Marron from a

homicidal stalker. The film was a smash when it debuted, thanks in part to the runaway success of the soundtrack, which featured numerous classic hits by Houston. The stage adaptation debuted in 2012 at London’s Adelphi Theatre and went on to a number of successful international runs before coming to North America, where the lead role will be played by actor and singer Deborah Cox.

Out actor Jonathan Hadley plays Sy Spector, Rachel’s agent. “Some of the play has been modified and changed a bit but most of the main characters have remained from the movie,” Hadley explained. “I’m the guy who’s trying to get her to win the Oscar. It’s a fun part. It’s similar role that I played when I was touring with ‘Jersey Boys,’ Bob Crew. He was the manager and producer for the Four Seasons. So it’s a lot of fun. It’s a great role.”

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Hadley said the stage version of ‘The Bodyguard’ will be a different experience than that movie, as the story is more cohesive and features more concert scenes and a lot of classic Whitney Houston songs that weren’t on the original soundtrack. “It is an homage to the movie but it’s also a separate thing from the movie,” he said. “For people that know the movie, I think it was a little confusing in the plot line. PAGE 28

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There were a bunch of people that were stalkers that were after Rachel. They streamlined the story from the movie and I think it makes some of the characters more sympathetic and it streamlines the villain in the piece. I think a gay audience will enjoy the villain with his shirt off.” He added there’s is more to the show than just a theatrical Whitney Houston concert. “Of course there are the inevitable comparisons to Whitney,” Hadley said. “You can’t not make comparisons. Plus it’s a whole lot more Whitney music than was in the movie. Deborah Cox gets to put her spin on it and make her own character of Rachel Marron. I don’t necessarily feel that it’s a Whitney tribute. I see it as a completely different story. You can’t help but think of Whitney, but for the rest of us it really is about staying true to the theme and to the characters and putting it out there and telling the story.” Houston’s status as one of the greatest and most iconic singers of any generations, and her untimely death, could cast a shadow over a story and soundtrack with which she was so intertwined. But Hadley said her popularity has increased even more over the last few years. “Her esteem with her fan base has even grown,” he said. “People love her even more now and perhaps because of how everything ended so tragically. This brings a lot of her serious fans to [the play]. I think she’s in the public eye in a much more favorable light after her death than she was when she was going through a lot of the rough stuff in her life. We see that in the crowds that come. They feel very touched by hearing Whitney’s music and hear Deborah sing it so beautifully. For me, it’s music I grew up with. I came out at a time when I was really discovering pop music. The early Whitney music is imbedded in my

gay soul, as it is in all of us. Especially the big song, ‘I Will Always Love You.’ [It] was a beautifully written song when Dolly Parton wrote it but Whitney gave it such an amazing performance that it has stuck in our brains and helped it to endure.” Hadley added that having a lead actor who is also a pop start helps to elevate the show into something that can stand on its own. “What we all realized in rehearsals around Deborah is that she’s the first person to play this role that is an actual pop star,” he said. “The women who did it in Britain were more Broadway stars. Deborah is the first to have a huge following. I don’t know if that is important for the role. We have terrific understudies for when Deborah can’t do all eight shows. But it’s really a cool thing to watch a woman who has played giant arenas with her own hit music like Deborah has, and then here she is playing a character that does that. And Deborah has her own fans that come and mob her at the stage door. They were going crazy in Chicago. They’re at a Deborah Cox concert while they are listening to Whitney music while they are watching her play this role. There’s all these levels going on and it’s really fascinating.” Hadley said that if the first run of American performances are any indication, a lot of audiences will always be loving “The Bodyguard” for a while. “We’re amazed at how well it’s selling,” he said. “People jump to their feet and dance in the aisles at the end of the show. So we’ll continue to ride the wave and see how it goes.” n Broadway Philadelphia presents “The Bodyguard” starring Deborah Cox Feb. 21-26 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 250 S. Broad St. For more information or tickets, call 215-790-5800 or visit www.thebodyguardmusical.com.

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Nadia Hallgren: On mentors, movies and Michelle Obama Last month I had the opportunity to go to the Sundance Film Festival. Très cool. The festival takes place in Park City, Utah, surrounded by beautiful snow-covered mountains. Over the four days that I was there with the crew from The Women’s Film Festival, we got to see some great films, attend workshops, jam in the music café and try our hand at virtual reality. It was also a chance to get up close and personal with actors and accomplished filmmakers like this week’s profile, Nadia Hallgren. Hallgren is a cinematographer who has managed to carve out a storied career in a field dominated by men. Her credits include “Fahrenheit 9/11,” the most successful documentary of all time; Academy Awardnominated and Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner “Trouble the Water;” “Trapped;” “War Don Don” and CNN’s “Girl Rising.” She was at Sundance as a panelist and to receive the Commanding Vision Award for the film “Motherland.” PGN: Many years ago I heard Bishop Desmond Tutu speak and he told a story about something that helped give him hope when living under the apartheid regime. It was a magazine that he found on the street, Jet or Ebony, and what struck him were the ads featuring black people in all sorts of professions: a black dentist in an ad for toothpaste, a black doctor in an ad for headache medicine. It turned his world around because under apartheid he’d never seen black professionals such as these before and it made him realize that there was more out there. I understand that you had a similar periodical epiphany. NH: Yes, I grew up in the South Bronx, which at the time was one of the poorest Congressional districts in the U.S., so simple things like traveling or frankly even leaving the house was dangerous. My mother was terrified that something would happen, so one of the few places we were allowed to go was the library. We would spend the whole day there. I discovered National Geographic magazine and fell in love with the beautiful photos from around the world; they were a way of transcending a place that felt like a prison most of the time. I got absorbed with the idea of faraway places and people and always thought about the fact that there was a person there to take all these beautiful pictures. I dreamt that maybe someday I could be one of those people. So the magazine and the sense of adventure that came with it was a big influence. Not only the pictures and the articles, but there were ads for outdoor gear and adventure traveling, which at $3,000 I never imagined I would ever be able to do or have access to. But as a kid you dream. PGN: How did you get into the field? NH: The International Center of Photography (ICP) is one of the most prestigious photo schools in the world. They

have several community programs and one of them happened to be in the South Bronx. My mom saw an ad for the free photography classes and she encouraged me to go. When I got there the light bulb went on and I connected it to those faraway dreams and started learning how to shoot on these little analog Pentax cameras that we had back then. That’s how they still teach the kids now. It was the first time I’d ever touched a camera in a way that was thoughtful and the instructor taught me not just how to use a camera but what it meant to document and photograph moments. Especially in a community like ours that suffered from a lot of social-injustice issues and extreme poverty, but that also had incredible beauty and wonderful people, it gave us the opportunity to see our own communities in a different way. I went from waking every day thinking, This is a shit hole, how do I get out? to, Yes, it’s a shit hole but there’s beauty here too. And why is it a shit hole? Why is it underfunded and dumped on? It was the key to wanting to work in social justice, documenting the stories around me. Later I went to Hunter College where I had a professor who was a queer woman and also a cinematographer and that’s when I was inspired to move to documentary filmmaking. It helped me understand where I was from and politically why things were the way they were.

little girl is living, sorting through our garbage. The idea of connecting people and worlds is so exciting to me. Now more than ever I feel documentaries are an important tool. PGN: Was this your first time at Sundance? NH: It was my fifth time. I’ve been pretty lucky. The rest of my story is that after I discovered documentaries, I started making short films. I showed one at a community-arts program in my neighborhood and Tia Lessin, Michael Moore’s longtime producer, happened to be in the audience. After the screening, she came up and said nice things about my film, which was kind because I now know my film was terrible, but she gave me her number and offered me a job as a production assistant on “Fahrenheit 9/11.” I was thrown into a world with the most incredible documentary filmmakers. They taught me and nurtured me and became a family to me. I’ve worked on all their films from that time on and now this was my fifth time at Sundance and my third time receiv-

PGN: There was a story about how Nixon would have his administration survey an urban area to see what size Dumpsters would be needed and then order it two sizes too small so that no matter what people did, it would look unsightly and depress people in the area. NH: It worked. I can tell you that. That’s why it’s so important to understand why things are often the way they are. PGN: I believe you fear what you don’t know and docs help you get into someone else’s life for a minute. Tell me why you love docs. NH: As you know being a writer, storytelling is one of the most beautiful ways to educate people, bridge communities and make friends. Especially with all the new digital platforms, a story about someone here in New York can be seen by someone in Japan and vice versa. There’s so much divisiveness right now, with a good documentary you almost feel like you know the person, which is a key to understanding. And for people who don’t have the money to travel, this is one way to learn about people who are different from you or perhaps learn that we’re not so different after all. Docs can also educate you about important issues like where our food comes from, natural or environmental disasters; there was a film at Sundance called “Plastic China” about how the plastic I throw out here can end up halfway around the world in China, to where a

ing an award. It’s been a life that I never would have expected. PGN: And how was your Sundance experience this year? NH: I was really impressed by the presence of people of color, it was huge. A lot of women this year too, it felt really good. Unfortunately there wasn’t as much visibility for the queer community. We have The Blackhouse Foundation space for people of color, but the Queer Lounge is no more.

PGN: Fortunately there seem to have been a lot of good queer films this year. “Beach Rats” was surprisingly moving. I also found it interesting that a lot of the films that weren’t necessarily billed or thought of as LGBT had queer characters who just happened to be part of the story. The short film “Dawn of the Deaf” had two women protagonists who were a couple but it was just incidental. NH: Yes, I saw “Strong Island” from Yance Ford and it was awesome and there was a film from Philly, “Quest,” which was also really good. PGN: I saw that too. I live just blocks from where it was shot! But back to you: With so few women in your field, how did you find the swagger to do what you do? NH: I don’t know about swagger but I created the community I wanted. I attached myself to strong women. Dawn Porter is an amazing black woman who has directed a number of wonderful and successful films. I watched her first film and said, “That’s who I want to work with.” I saw her at a film festival and got someone to introduce me and just said, “Hey, you’re making the type of films I love, I’m a DP [director of photography] and I would like to work with you someday …” and she interrupted me, “All right, what are you doing next weekend?” I stammered, “Nothing.” “OK, give me your number and I’ll have my producer call you.” The next week I shot her film “Trapped” about abortion rights in the South and it ended up influencing Supreme Court decisions and we won an award at Sundance. PGN: Wow. What advice would you give young queer filmmakers, especially women, in what can be a very misogynistic environment? NH: You need to create your own community. Don’t let the business dictate who you work with or what opportunities you get. Find your people. I look for people who are good people who do good work whose politics align with mine, along with the way we treat people and each other. You can get into some intense situations and we try to deal with them in a loving manner, not all this bro-ish … whatever. Kirsten Johnson is the most famous woman DP and I chose her. I asked her to mentor me because I knew that I wanted to be like her. You can apply for an internship somewhere but the people may not be what you need. PAGE 34


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Discovering Sugar Beach in St. Lucia Tired of the same old Spring Break getaway? Looking for something new, exotic, warm and LGBT-friendly? A destination wedding perhaps? It’s time to discover St. Lucia. Tucked between the beautiful Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, St. Lucia, a sovereign island country in the Lesser Antilles with crystal-clear water, is not like every other Caribbean island. It is magical, and unique. St. Lucia is known for the extraordinary beauty of The Pitons, two mountains, one larger than the other, are listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. St. Lucia has a drive-in volcano, botanical gardens and stunning waterfalls. Sugar Beach is the most exclusive and luxurious resort on the island and super gayfriendly. Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort, is nestled in the moun-

tainside along the Caribbean Sea and located in the southwestern part of St. Lucia, about 3 miles outside of the town of Soufriere. The resort is located between the world-famous Pitons on the most beautiful beach on the island. Check out the hotel’s Instagram site (@sugarbeachviceroy) for some stunning views! There are over-the-top luxury rooms and villas but the beachfront bungalows and residences are a once-in-a-lifetime retreat. Beachfront bungalows are perfect for a romantic getaway for two and the residences are great for three couples to celebrate a milestone life event or simply get away together. There are lots of included amenities. While

there isn’t much nightlife, with so much to do during the day, a leisurely stroll in the immaculately landscaped gardens and star gazing are good ways to enjoy paradise after dark. Sugar Beach offers the most unique spa in the Caribbean. The Rainforest Spa blends traditional St. Lucian culture with the natural beauty of Mother Nature, with treatments offered in an individual tree-house gazebo. Another unique element is the earthen steam room, The Temascal, featuring a stone dome used by Amerindians for health and religious purposes. Exemplary service is abundant here. With every reservation comes a personalized butler service. Fabulous! Rates start at about $1,000 upwards to $4,500 per night in season and higher in high season, around the holidays. Plan for a minimum of three

nights, but a four-night getaway would be the recommendation. The dining on the resort is nothing short of a feast. Dining ranges from the casual, breakfast-only The Terrace to the evening-casual Bayside Restaurant and elegant The Great Room. The meal plans are the most economical way to go and include up to three meals a day and drinks. There is a supplemental addition to the room rate. You can choose your package but the all-inclusive is $230 per person, per day. Some items have a supplemental charge like the Chef’s Tasting at the resort’s best restaurant, which comes with a wine pairing.

It is worth the splurge. Tips are included with a government-mandated 10-percent surcharge that is shared among the employees. It takes a while to get to St. Lucia, adding to its exotic location. There are no direct flights from Philadelphia International Airport, so you will have to connect in Miami. American Airlines offers just one flight a day to Hewannorra International Airport. It will take you about six-hours flying time to get to St. Lucia. Add in arriving early to the airport and the connecting flight time, you are looking at a 10-hour trip. It will take you about 45 minutes to get to Sugar Beach by private car. The resort literally thinks of everything for weary travelers; Sugar Beach offers expedited entry through St. Lucia immigration. The locals, called the Lucians, are friendly and the ride to the resort is a great way to get an island tour on very curvy roads. It is worth the trip. The better airline lounge? Credit cards that charge a hefty annual fee of $450 can offer a lot of value and travel perks. You can get credit for airline fees, reimbursed for your Global Entry renewal, and access to premium airport lounges. In Miami, I decided to find out who had the better chocolate-chip cookie. So, in Miami International Airport Terminal D, I checked out the American Airlines’ Admirals Club and American Express® The Centurion Lounge. I had complementary access with the Platinum Card® by American Express and the Citi® AAdvantage® Executive World Elite™ MasterCard. The Centurion Lounge wins for the Exhale spa and a better cookie, while the Admirals Club is a better bet with more space, better amenities like showers and the best customer service if you need help with anything regarding your flight, right in the lounge. n Jeff Guaracino is the author of the “Handbook for LGBT Tourism and Hospitality and Gay and Lesbian Tourism: the Essential Guide for Marketing.”

HAVANA DANCES INTO PHILLY: Specializing in dance styles ranging from contemporary and classical to capoeira and Afro-Cuban, the acclaimed Malpaso Dance Company is making its Philadelphia debut, performing through Feb. 19 at Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St. For more information or tickets, call 267-239-2941.

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Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5847.

The 1812 Game Show Spectacular! 1812 Productions presents the hilarious mash-up of “Match Game,” “Pyramid” and “The Price is Right” Feb. 20-21 at Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St.; 215592-9560.

Dominique The comedian and actor seen on “Last Comic Standing” performs through Feb. 17-19 at The Punchline Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555.

Balé Folclórico da Bahía The troupe of dancers, musicians and singers performs a repertoire based on Bahian folkloric dances 8 p.m. Feb. 17 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215790-5800. The Bodyguard Deborah Cox stars in the musical based on the hit film Feb. 2126 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 250 S. Broad St.; 215790-5800. Brahms Symphony No. 3 The Philadelphia Orchestra performs Feb. 17-19 at Kimmel’s Verizon

Having Our Say Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the story of 103-year-old Sadie Delany and 101-year-old Bessie Delany, who personally welcome us into their home to share an endearing, true story, through Feb. 19 at Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-985-0420. Hidden History Exposed Photography enthusiasts Tracy Buchholz and Jason Giordano present an exhibit highlighting friendship, photography and one very cold winter through Feb. 24 at William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.; 215732-2220.

Jitish Kallat: Covering Letter Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an immersive installation and video projection by Mumbai-based artist Kallat, presenting a historical letter by Mahatma Gandhi to Adolf Hitler written just weeks before the start of World War II, through March 5, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-7638100. Korea Now: Contemporary Art Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of contemporary Korean art across all media through Feb. 23, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100. Laughter On The 23rd Floor Walnut Street Theatre presents the Neil Simon play that gives the audience a peek into the writers room of a hit 1950s television show through March 5, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.


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Cabaret star takes audiences on a ‘ride’ through her childhood By Larry Nichols larry@epgn.com

COME ON, GET SAPPY: Emmy and Tony Award-winning out actor Alan Cumming performs a concert featuring songs by Billy Joel, Stephen Sondheim, Rufus Wainwright, Miley Cyrus and more 8 p.m. Feb. 19 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St. For more information or tickets, call 215-790-5847.

Malpaso Dance Company The Cuban dance company with styles ranging from contemporary to classical to capoeira to AfroCuban makes its Philadelphia debut through Feb. 19 at Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St.; 267239-2941. Michelle Wolf The comedian and actor seen on “The Daily Show” performs Feb. 23-25 at The Punchline Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.; 215-606-6555. A Ride On The Irish Cream Fringe Arts presents the fantasy story of a girl in love with her family’s pontoon boat/ horse through Feb. 18, 140 N. Columbus Blvd.; 215-413-1318.

Shen Yun 2017 The acclaimed international Chinese dance company performs Feb. 18-26 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5800.

Beatlemania NOW! The Beatles tribute band performs 8 p.m. Feb. 18 at Sellersville Theater 1894, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808.

band performs 8 p.m. Feb. 21 at Sellersville Theater 1894, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808.

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Shitheads Azuka Theatre presents the story of a down-and-out bike shop in lower Manhattan, where the new manager has to get creative in order to save the shop he loves Feb. 22-March 12 at Proscenium Theatre at The Drake, 302 S. Hicks St.; 215-5631100.

Shining Star The Earth Wind & Fire tribute band performs 8 p.m. Feb. 18 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-5727650.

Chippendales 2017: Best. Night. Ever. The male-stripper revue comes to town 9 p.m. Feb. 18 at TLA, 334 South St.; 215-922-1011.

Wendy Williams The TV personality hosts a live show 9 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

Music Chely Wright The out country singer performs 8 p.m. Feb. 17 at Sellersville Theater 1894, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5808.

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Less Than Jake The punk-rock band performs 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.; 215-6253681. Peggy King The jazz singer performs as part of her 87th-birthday celebration 5 p.m. Feb. 19 at The Razz Room at The Prince, 1412 Chestnut St.; 267239-2941. Adam Ant The new-wave rock singer performs 8 p.m. Feb. 21 at Keswick Theatre, 291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650. Rusted Root The alt-rock

JAWBREAKER: The Peachy Fucking Keen Tribute Show The drag/burlesque tribute show gets cracking 8 p.m. Feb. 19 at Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St.; 215-735-0735. Glamsino Royale: Carnaval A night of glitz, glamour and good fortune with casino games to benefit Action Wellness, 6-9 p.m. Feb. 23 at Kimpton Hotel Palomar, 117 S. 17th St.; 215-5635006.

Outta Town Kathy Griffin The comedian performs 8 p.m. Feb. 17 at the

MST3K: War of the Colossal Beast The comedy spoof of the scifi B-movie is screened 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610917-1228. Beth Hart The singersongwriter performs 8 p.m. Feb. 18 at Scottish Rite Auditorium, 315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood, N.J.; 856-270-6656 KT Tunstall The rock singersongwriter performs 8 p.m. Feb. 22, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 302-994-1400. n

FringeArts is bringing New York cabaret icon Erin Markey to town for “A Ride on the Irish Cream.” The live and poetic musical story of sexual awakening explores the relationship between Reagan, a self-made girl, and Irish Cream, her family’s pontoon boat/horse.

Markey was inspired to write the piece to evoke images rooted in her childhood while rejecting the grown-up need for logic. “It’s very much deeply inspired by the relationship I have with my partner, Becca Blackwell, who is also performing,” Markey explained. “It’s inspired by the aesthetics of my childhood. It’s deeply autobiographical. Queer people in the audience immediately tap into the matrix of feeling around secrecy and exploration and desire and all that kind of stuff immediately. It’s not explicitly there in plot but it’s there in feeling. Other people who maybe don’t identify as queer sort of have relationships to all that stuff too so they sort of get in the pocket of that immediately as well.” Markey added that the character of Irish Cream has a lot of similarities to Blackwell. “Their relationship is very dynamic in terms of power

shifts and moving back and forth between a complete seriousness around very absurd things and a complete absurdity around very serious things,” she said. “The character is inspired by Becca’s personality, which is fun, dirty and poetic.” A live band onstage will help flesh out the story reflecting the emotional ebb and flow of the relationship

between the two main characters. “The story is basically the music,” Markey said about the band’s role in the story. “The way we rehearsed for the show was so that everybody would be off book and the music would totally be in our bodies. Originally, I wrote the band members as characters. Then as the piece evolved, it made more sense for them to be more loosely related to what I decided they were, which was a tree and a cloud and a waterfall, but to more take on the elemental qualities of what those things mean sensually in a room and how they might translate into music. So it’s all of us as an ensemble trying to work in deep cahoots about what needs to be the feeling onstage at any given moment.” n FringeArts presents “A Ride on

the Irish Cream” through Feb. 18 at 140 N. Columbus Blvd. For more information or tickets, call 215-4139006 or visit www.fringearts.com.


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PGN: I think there’s misconception that women are catty and competitive with each other and don’t get along. NH: It’s definitely a myth. In my experience, it’s not the case. I even forgot that that was a thing until you mentioned it. I have been able to be successful because many, many incredible women have carved out opportunities for me. Often when they didn’t exist; women who have pleaded with male directors to hire me made my case. I absolutely wouldn’t have existed today as a DP if it weren’t for other women helping me. Men have been there too, but not on that level, not with the nurturing and lifetime caring I’ve received from women. And we’ve forged incredible friendships that have lasted to this day. PGN: Nice, so let’s go back a bit. Tell me about coming out. NH: I came out at 15. My mother was very religious so we really butted heads during my teen years. Her response to my coming out was to beat me. So I found family in the gay club scene and what better family could you want in New York? I have a great relationship with my mom now, but it was rough for a while. But I still consider my friends from that time as my family. We spent more time together and they’re the ones who shaped who I am. PGN: Do you go back and mentor others now? NH: Yes, I do workshops at the ICP and I mentor kids through the Tribeca Film Institute. I’m also on the board of the Bronx Documentary Center, which is an amazing organization that provides access to photography to one of the most underserved areas in the country. And most importantly, I try to find young women of color who are really talented but get looked over and recommend them for work, like Kirsten and others did for me. I also find that a little encouragement goes a long way. PGN: You’re a very passionate person. What do you have to do to keep removed from the situation when things get tense? I think of nature shows when the bunny we’ve been following gets suddenly torn up by the fox. NH: [Laughs] I would totally break down if I saw a rabbit being hurt! You have to not be desensitized but still learn how to handle the moments. You have to remember that you’re there for a reason. To focus, I remind myself that whatever’s happening in front of me that’s making me emotional or causing a strong reaction is exactly how I need to deliver the moment to an audience. It’s interesting: In documentaries a director does all the work to get us to a certain place, but when it’s happening they’re not directing in that moment. It’s up to me to capture it in the most effective way I can. I’ve been working on a film about the Bard Prison Initiative where they go into prisons and educate inmates. Recently a young man who we’d been following for two years was released. He’d done 12 years in prison and we filmed him cleaning out his cell, getting

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ready to go, changing from his prison to civilian clothing, seeing his sister at the gate and going home where they were throwing him a big party. Then his father showed up and the kid hadn’t seen him for so long he was overcome and almost fainted. And I was thinking, This is what prison does to people, and if I can get everyone who sees this film to feel what I’m feeling right now, I hope it will change minds and open eyes as to how prison can destroy families. The man was falling apart and though we had permission to film, he probably didn’t want a camera on his face just then. But my one job in that moment was to figure out how to transmit all that stuff onto a picture so that when that picture is in a cinema or on someone’s TV or laptop, they feel the same thing that I did, which is that the prison system is fucked up and we need to change it. That’s what drives me to stay focused and concentrate on the mission. I can process emotions afterwards. PGN: So can you get tickets to “Hamilton”? NH: Ha. I had an opportunity to go but I was in Liberia with Michelle Obama. That’s probably the only thing that would make me miss it! PGN: Wait just a minute! NH: Yeah, I got to work on a CNN thing called “Girl Rising.” Michelle Obama went with her daughter and mother to raise awareness for girls’ education. [Laughs] I got to film it and hang out with her, that’s all. PGN: What’s in store for the future? NH: I’m going to be directing a film in March about the first trans civil-rights case going before the Supreme Court. I’m working with Gavin Grimm, the boy at the center of the case. I hope to do more mentoring once my schedule is not as crazy as it is now. PGN: And in conclusion … What else should I know? NH: I’ve just been very lucky. I worked hard to be where I am but I had a lot of help. I look back and see my life represented in terms of some of the films I’ve shot. I got to swim in a pool with Richard Branson and Desmond Tutu on Branson’s private island for PBS’ “Iconoclast.” I filmed president Obama for “Hamilton in America.” I worked on “Troubled Water,” which was nominated for an Oscar and we were in the lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans two days after Katrina. I was at a war tribunal in Sierra Leone for weeks hearing the testimonies of women affected and followed the warcrime investigators for weeks. I recorded the stories of women in the South having to travel 500 miles and camp in a parking lot for days just to get a safe abortion. I was with a young man experiencing his first step of freedom in 12 years and when Chelsea comes out of prison in May, I’m going to be there. My whole life has been … pretty extraordinary. n To suggest a community member for Family Portrait, email portraits05@aol.com.

Q Puzzle Love Is All Around Across

1. Sailor’s pole 5. Loads of 10. Little fairies 14. Baldwin staffer 15. Nobelist Sadat 16. He cruised for 40 days straight 17. Race in a regatta 18. It helps a baker get it up 19. Greek ship 20. Suddenly emitted a body fluid 22. Portrayer of Lou Grant, source of the iconic lines to MTM 24. With 41-Across, iconic line said to MTM 26. Scrape by, with “out” 27. Avoid going straight 28. Roman orator of note 32. Bambi, as a newborn 35. Apply hastily 37. R. Mapplethorpe supporter 38. With 41-Across, follow-up iconic line said to MTM 40. Constellation over Rio 41. See 24-Across and 38-Across 43. JFK debater in ‘60

44. Shakespeare’s Ariel, for one 47. Sci-fi sightings 48. 1995 Annie Lennox album 50. Adolf’s intimate Rohm 52. D.C. lobby group 53. Mary, on “The MTM Show” 57. MTM costar Dick with a lesbian-sounding name? 61. Pause in verse 62. Opera queen’s delight 63. “When ___ said and done ...” 65. Judy Garland, to many 66. Chip off the old flock? 67. Meeting place for men in tights 68. Woody valley 69. Date, with “out” 70. Sometimes it drips on you 71. “Island of Lost Souls” director Kenton

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8. Writer’s Market abbr. 9. Erte’s style 10. Bad way to come 11. When it’s hard to get up 12. Work under Tammy Baldwin 13. Restaurateur Toots 21. Kind of Buddhist 23. “Camille” screenwriter Zoe 25. More likely to rust, to the Tin Woodsman 29. “I’ve had it!” to Gomer 30. City near Tahoe 31. Twelve ___ (Tara neighbor) 32. Like an upstanding member 33. Words of woe, to the Bard 34. Fairy godmoth-

er’s stick 36. Crime in a Sophocles tragedy 39. James Baldwin piece, e.g. 42. Table 45. A guy’s junk 46. Covers completely 49. Where a top puts it? 51. “Murder, ___ Meowed” 54. More discourteous 55. Like Dorothy Parker’s humor 56. Rimbaud’s room 57. Bottomless 58. Part of San Francisco’s BART 59. Actor Adams of “The Rebel” 60. Enchanted Disney character 64. Restroom, for short


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Back in the habit with ‘Late Nite Catechism’ creator By A.D. Amorosi PGN Contributor Maripat Donovan is a funny woman. Along with co-writing and staging “Late Nite Catechism,” one of the longest-running one-woman shows, and sequels such as “’Til Death Do Us Part,” the out author and actor has deeply motivated opinions about the holy order, the papacy and cheesesteaks. PGN: How did you go from owning a contracting company and building sets to becoming a playwright? MD: I had a degree in theater from Loyola University and would do anything to be involved with the stage. A friend of mine, the managing director of Chicago’s Live Bait Theater, had a late-night series. There was so much theater then, there weren’t enough spaces or time slots. Live Bait needed shows, and knew I was working on an idea about martyrs and saints. We had a good time and they encouraged me to go further, so between December 1992 and May 1993 we developed “Catechism.” Changed my life. PGN: Sixteen years of Catholic education aside, do you still identify as Catholic? MD: Here’s the thing. The Catholic Church is not so gay-friendly, but you know that. So I’m not whole-hog within the religion. PGN: Though “Catechism” and its sequels are beautiful, caustic love songs to holy sisterhood, was there something delicious with you being a gay woman writing about something so sacred? MD: I was — at first — worried it would screw up sales. I thought maybe people wouldn’t be interested in seeing the show because they weren’t interested in my perspective. It used to make me nervous talking to gay papers. I would ask theater managers in each town what they thought I should do. Most of them were fine with me talking to whomever I chose. PGN: So you were cautious at first about revealing your sexual orientation? MD: I was. I can be honest about that. PGN: When did you loosen up? Was that your comfort level or what you believe is society’s comfort level? MD: Yeah, it took time, but I got comfortable. I don’t know how things will be with Donald Trump around. We should be OK. We’ll always have Ellen DeGeneres out there. PGN: What did you know about lesbian nuns? MD: There was that book of the same name. Did I know women in the sisterhood who might have been gay? I’m

going to say yes because there’s a probability. So have you. Have I outed any nuns or did any nun ever out themselves to me? The answer is no. Have I ever been around nuns I thought might be gay? Sure. They’re humans. They love each other and they love you and they love God. PGN: I know the sisterhood remains crucial to your life because you’ve asked for offerings at the end of each performance — the old-school collection plate — for retired and disabled nuns. MD: I identified as Catholic for so long because it meant so much to my mother. She put so much into it and having me remain part of it. I have an honorary doctorate at Loyola because I collect money for the sisterhood. It’s the best thing I have ever done and will do: $8 million so far for women who do not get recognized by the men in the church. These women dedicate their whole lives to this, and they have been shit on by the damned men in the Catholic Church who boss them around and treat them like slaves. Pope Benedict XVI had the inquisition about American nuns who he thought were too feminist and independent and not subservient enough. He was a fucking bastard. They asked how much money the nuns had and where was it and what did they own … fuckers. PGN: You’re not performing as The Sister now? MD: Two years ago I had small strokes and a surgery that went awry, and haven’t performed because I don’t want to falter onstage. I’m waiting to get right to be funny consistently. We’ll see. PGN: You’ve penned seven nun shows. Are you up for another? MD: I’ve been discussing as much with my writing partner, Mike Silvia, thinking about using comparative religions as a starting point. I’d have to be careful, though, so to not insult particular religions too much. PGN: What do you recall about Philadelphia? You did the show at The Bourse back in the day. MD: I most certainly did. Every night after the shows, we went to Pat’s for cheesesteaks, eating like pigs. Never ask for mayonnaise, by the way. You can’t beat it; the food was so good. Plus the Italian Market was so nice, such a wonderful, picturesque place. You should make more movies there beyond just “Rocky.” n “Late Nite Catechism: ’Til Death Do Us Part” plays 3 and 8 p.m. Feb. 25 at The Rrazz Room at The Prince, 1412 Chestnut St. For tickets or more information, call 215-422-4580.

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Health Alder Health Services provides LGBT health services on a sliding-fee scale; 100 N. Cameron St., Ste. 301 East, Harrisburg; 717233-7190 or 800-867-1550; www.alderhealth. org. AIDS Care Group/Sharon Hill Medical provides comprehensive HIV services in Delaware County, including primary and preventative medicine, dental care, STI and HIV screenings and treatments, women’s health care, drug and alcohol counseling and treatment and mental health counseling and treatment at 907 Chester Pike in Sharon Hill and 2304 Edgmont Ave. in Chester; 610-5831177 or 610-872-9101; aidscaregroup.org or sharonhillmedical.org. Congreso de Latinos Unidos provides anonymous, free HIV testing with Spanish/English counselors, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at 3439 N. Hutchinson St.; 215-763-8870 ext. 6000. HIV treatment: Free HIV/AIDS diagnosis and treatment for Philadelphia residents available 9 a.m.-noon Mondays and 5-8 p.m. Thursdays at Health Center No. 2, 1720 S. Broad St.; 215-685-1803. HIV health insurance help: Access to free medications and confidential HIV testing available at 13-19 MacDade Blvd., Suite 109, Collingdale, N.J., no appointment needed; 610-586-9077. Philadelphia FIGHT provides HIV primary care, on-site lab services, clinical trials, case management, mental-health services and support groups for people living with HIV regardless of insurance status or ability to pay, 1233 Locust St., fifth floor; 215-985-4448, www.fight.org.

12-step programs and support groups Al-Anon

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Pennsylvania Al-Anon Alateen Family Groups: Events, meeting times and locations at pa-al-anon.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA)

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Mental-Health Support

n Pink and Blues, a free peer-run mental-

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Community Bulletin Board Community centers

■ The Attic Youth Center 255 S. 16th St.; 215-545-4331, atticyouthcenter.org. For LGBT and questioning youth and their friends and allies. Groups meet and activities are held 4-7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday and 4-8:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. Case management, HIV testing and smoking cessation are available Monday-Friday. ■ Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Center at the University of Pennsylvania 3907 Spruce St., 215-898-5044, center@dolphin. upenn.edu. Regular hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. MondayThursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; noon-6 p.m. Saturday; noon-8 p.m. Sunday. Summer hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

■ Rainbow Room: Bucks County’s LGBTQ and Allies Youth Center Salem UCC Education Building, 181 E. Court St., Doylestown; 215-957-7981 ext. 9065, rainbowroom@ppbucks.org. Activities held 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays.

■ William Way Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center 1315 Spruce St.; 215-732-2220, www.waygay.org. Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Peer counseling: 6-9 p.m. Monday-Friday Library: noon-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Volunteers: New Orientation, first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

HIV/AIDS Mondays: n Positive Brothers, a self-help, support and empowerment group for sexual-minority men of color with HIV/AIDS meets 6-8 p.m. at 1207 Chestnut St., third floor; 215-851-1975. Tuesdays: n A support group for HIV-positive men and women meets 1:30-3 p.m. at BEBASHI: Transition to Hope, 1217 Spring Garden St., first floor; 215-769-3561; bebashi.org. n Feast Incarnate, a weekly ministry for people affected by HIV/AIDS, meets 5 p.m. at University Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut St.; 215-387-2885. n A support group for people recently diagnosed with HIV/AIDS meets 6:30-8 p.m. at Mazzoni Center, 21 S. 12th St.; 215563-0652 ext. 235. Wednesdays: n Project Teach, a peer-education and empowerment program for people living with HIV/AIDS, meets 3-5 p.m. at Philadelphia FIGHT, 1233 Locust St.; fight. org. Thursdays:

n A support group for HIV-positive men

and women meets 6-8 p.m. at BEBASHI: Transition to Hope; 215-769-3561. n Diversity, an HIV/AIDS support group for those infected or affected, meets from 5-7 p.m. at Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 N. Broad St.; 267-549-3676, fowallace@yahoo.com. Saturdays:

n AIDS Delaware’s You’re Not Alone youth

support group meets during the school year at varying times and locations; 800-8106776.

n Acceptance meets 7:30 p.m. Fridays and

Mondays at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, 22nd and Spruce streets. n Community meets 8 p.m. Thursdays at Holy Communion Church, 2111 Sansom St. Gay and lesbian, but all are welcome. n GLBT Alcoholics Anonymous meets 7 p.m. Sundays and 8 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 100 W. Windsor St., Reading; 610-374-7914. n Living Sober meets 8:30 p.m. Saturdays at William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.; 215-732-2220. n No Other Way Out meets 11 a.m. Sundays at William Way. n Night Owl meets 11:30 p.m. daily at the William Way. n Sober and Gay meets 8:30 p.m. SundayFriday at William Way. n Young People’s AA meets 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Mark’s Church, 1625 Locust St.; 215-735-1416.

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Debtors Anonymous

n Meets 7-8 p.m. Monday and Thursday at

the William Way Center.

Overeaters Anonymous (OA)

■ ActionAIDS: 215-981-0088

Key numbers

■ AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania: 215-587-9377

■ Equality Pennsylvania: 215731-1447; www.equalitypa.org

■ AIDS Law Project of Southern New Jersey: 856-933-9500 ext. 221

■ Equality Forum: 215-732-3378

■ AIDS Library: 215-985-4851 ■ ACLU of Pennsylvania: 215592-1513 ■ AIDS Treatment Fact line: 800662-6080 ■ Barbara Gittings Gay and Lesbian Collection at the Independence Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library: 215-685-1633 n The COLOURS Organization Inc.: 215-496-0330

■ LGBT Peer Counseling Services: 215-732-TALK ■ Mazzoni Center: 215-563-0652; Legal Services: 215-563-0657, 866-LGBT-LAW; Family & Community Medicine: 215-563-0658 ■ Office of LGBT Affairs — Director Nellie Fitzpatrick: 215-6860330; helen.fitzpatrick@phila.gov

■ Philadelphia Police Department liaison — Deputy Commissioner Kevin Bethel: 215-6863318 ■ Philadelphia Police Liaison Committee: 215-760-3686 (Rick Lombardo); ppd.lgbt@gmail.com ■ Philly Pride Presents: 215875-9288 ■ SPARC — Statewide Pennsylvania Rights Coalition: 717-9209537 ■ Transgender Health Action Coalition: 215-732-1207 (staffed 3-6 p.m. Wednesdays and 6-9 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays)

■ Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (Philadelphia): 215-572-1833 ■ Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations: 215-686-4670

Health

Anonymous, free, confidential HIV testing Spanish/English counselors offer testing 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday at Congreso de Latinos Unidos, 216 W. Somerset St.; 215-763-8870. ActionAIDS Provides a range of programs for people affected by HIV/ AIDS, including case management, prevention, testing and education services at 1216 Arch St.; 215-981-0088, www. actionaids.org. GALAEI: A Queer Latin@ Social Justice Organization Free, anonymous HIV testing from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at 1207 Chestnut St., fifth floor; noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays at the Washington West Project, 1201 Locust St.; 215-851-1822 or 866-222-3871, www.galaei.org. Spanish/English HIV treatment Free HIV/AIDS diagnosis and treatment for Philadelphia residents are available from 9 a.m.-noon Mondays (walk-in) and 5-8 p.m. Thursdays (by appointment) at Health Center No. 2, 1720 S. Broad St.; 215685-1821. HIV health insurance help Access to free medications and confidential HIV testing 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays at 13 S. MacDade Blvd., Suite

108, Collingdale; Medical Office Building, 722 Church Lane, Yeadon; and 630 S. 60th St.; 610-586-9077. Mazzoni Center LGBTQ counseling and behavioral health services, HIV/ AIDS care and services, case management and support groups; 21 S. 12th St., eighth floor; 215-563-0652, www. mazzonicenter.org. Mazzoni Center Family & Community Medicine Comprehensive primary health care, preventive health services, gynecology, sexual-health services and chronic-disease management, including comprehensive HIV care, as well as youth drop-in (ages 14-24) 5-7p.m. Wednesdays; 809 Locust St.; 215-563-0658. Philadelphia FIGHT Comprehensive AIDS service organization providing primary care, consumer education, advocacy and research on potential treatments and vaccines; 1233 Locust St.; 215985-4448; www.fight.org. Washington West Project of Mazzoni Center Free, rapid HIV testing. Walk-ins welcome 9 a.m.-9 pm. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday; 1201 Locust St.; 215-985-9206.

n Open meetings 7 p.m. Fridays at

Hahnemann University Hospital, 245 N. 15th St.; 215-514-3065, www.oa.org. n Meets 11 a.m.-noon at William Way.

S.A.R.A.

n Substance Abuse – Risk Assessment, day

and evening hours; 215-563-0663 ext. 282.

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

n Meets 7:30 p.m.Thursdays at All Saints

Church, 18 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach, Del.; 302-542-3279.

■ Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia Board meetings at 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month at 100 S. Broad St., Suite 1810; free referral service at 215-6279090, www.galloplaw.org. ■ Independence Business Alliance Greater Philadelphia’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce, providing networking, business development, marketing, educational and advocacy opportunities for LGBT and LGBT-friendly busi-

Professional groups nesses and professionals; 215557-0190, www.IndependenceBusinessAlliance.com. ■ National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter of NLGJA, open to professionals and students, meets for social and networking events; www.nlgja.org/ philly; philly@nlgja.org.

■ Philadelphia Gay Tourism Caucus Regional organization dedicated to promoting LGBT tourism to the Greater Philadelphia region, meetings every other month on the fourth Thursday (January, March, May, July, September and the third Thursday in November), open to the public; 215-8402039, www.philadelphiagaytourism.com.


Philadelphia Gay News www.epgn.com Feb. 17-23, 2017

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Verizon Hall | Kimmel Center

David Charles Abell — the internationally celebrated conductor who has wowed POPS audiences during Christmas Spectacular for the past three seasons — brings the best of modern Broadway to Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts! Join us as we perform the showstoppers we all know and love from Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom, as well as Hairspray, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, and Wicked.

David Charles Abell, guest conductor featuring

Alli Mauzey, vocalist Rachel York, vocalist Hugh Panaro, vocalist The Philly POPS Festival Chorus

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