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Top national honor for Nizah Morris coverage By Jen Colletta

PLANNING FOR THE 2-0: Philadelphia FIGHT executive director Jane Shull announced details about the upcoming AIDS Education Month at the event’s kickoff celebration April 16 at the Union League. The annual Kiyoshi Kuromiya Award will be presented June 3 to Dr. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, professor at the Institut Pasteur and the 2008 recipient of France’s Research Nobel Prize of Medicine. Barré-Sinoussi is credited with discovering the HIV virus. State Rep. Brian Sims will serve as honorary chair of AEM, now in its 20th year, and will be joined by co-chairs Melissa Weiler Gerber, executive director of Family Planning Council, and Bishop Audrey Bronson of Sanctuary Church of the Open Door. For more information, visit Photo: Scott A. Drake

The 20th-anniversary celebration of the local LGBT film festival will have to wait until the fall, as organizers announced last week that the annual summer event would be postponed. QFest, staged each year in July, faced several roadblocks this year, said founder and artistic director Ray Murray. In January, after 34 years at the helm of

Jersey party moves to A.C. By Angela Thomas

An annual LGBT beach party will celebrate its 12th year with some changes. Sand Blast, the largest mid-Atlantic TLA Entertainment Group, Murray sold the LGBT summer beach party, will move from company to Sterling Genesis International. North Jersey to South this summer — from “We had always used some TLA resources Asbury Park to Atlantic City. The event will to do a lot of the back-end work for the film be held July 18-20. festival,” Murray said. “We did the program guide there, we had the mailing list there, we used the empty offices for volunteers and staff. So that all changed.” Murray noted that the new TLA owners are supportive of an LGBT film festival, but the change, and its timing, made organizing the festival challenging. PAGE 22

QFest 20th anniversary postponed By Jen Colletta

It was announced this week that Philadelphia Gay News writer-at-large Timothy Cwiek is the recipient of a national investigative journalism award for his reporting on the homicide of a local transgender woman. Cwiek will receive a Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award in the Investigating Reporting category for his coverage of the Nizah Morris case, the organization announced Wednesday. Cwiek took the top honor in the non-daily category; three other journalists will receive the investigative award for daily-circulation publications.

The contest, established in 1932, was open to all media outlets across the country and recognizes excellence in print, radio, television and other media. “It’s a great honor to be recognized by this distinguished organization,” Cwiek said. “If my coverage of the Morris case plays any role in securing a proper investigation, I’ll be very gratified.” Cwiek, a PGN staffer since the late 1970s, has followed the Morris case since its inception more than 11 years ago. Police say that an inebriated Morris requested a three-block courtesy ride Dec. 22, 2002, and that, shortly after she exited the police vehicle, someone struck her on the head. She died in the hospiPAGE 22

Sand Blast has been held in Asbury since 2002. It was launched by a group of LGBT homeowners in the Asbury Park area, who sought to promote the town’s LGBTfriendly atmosphere. But, because of the event’s growing population — attracting more than 4,000 people — it has outgrown its current location, according to Sandblast producer Brad Hurtado. PAGE 22

Suspect IDed in Grindr case By Angela Thomas Police last week identified a Philadelphia man accused of raping, assaulting and robbing a tourist he met on gay male dating app Grindr. Police announced April 11 that they believe Douglas Spady, 26, is responsible for an incident involving a 34-year-old male who was in town for an educational confer-

ence. The victim reported to police that he had been assaulted and robbed at about 1:30 p.m. April 9 by a man he met on Grindr and subsequently invited to his hotel room. Spady, of the 5200 block of Cottage Street, allegedly pulled a gun on the victim after he entered his hotel room at the Hilton Home 2 Suites at 12th and Arch streets. Spady allegedly sexually assaulted the PAGE 22 victim and then forced

CHAMPION CHEERLEADER: Donna Mae Stemmer received special recognition during the opening-day festivities of the City of Brotherly Love Softball League April 13. Stemmer has supported the league since 1992 and has been involved in community events like Gay Community Night at the Phillies, HIV/AIDS fundraisers and Pride parades. The Army veteran and attorney attained more than 20 medals for service to her country during her more-than 30 years in the military. Stemmer was brought onto the field for a league-wide acknowledgement during the kickoff celebration. Photo: Scott A. Drake


Philadelphia Gay News Apr. 18-24, 2014

News Briefing Litigant continues marriage-equality challenge

A settlement conference has been scheduled for later this month in the case of a New Jersey boy who allegedly suffered antigay bullying in a New Jersey public school. Thomas Vandergrift, a Philadelphia gay man, contends his nephew had to be removed from a Pennsauken public school in 2012 due to pervasive antigay bullying. In December 2012, Vandergrift filed suit against the Pennsauken School District and various officials in federal court, seeking an unspecified amount in compensatory and punitive damages. The case remains pending before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider. Schneider recently ordered an in-person settlement conference for 10 a.m. April 30 at the U.S. Court House in Camden. Failure to participate in the settlement conference could result in sanctions, according to the judge’s order. The 13-year-old boy, identified in court papers as D.V., suffers from autism, generalized anxiety disorder and a learning disability in math. Vandergrift also contends school officials wrongly accused him of child molestation after he advocated for his nephew. In October 2011, the state Department of Children and Families determined that the molestation accusations against Vandergrift were unsubstantiated.

In September 2012, after a separate lawsuit was filed, district officials agreed to pay for D.V.’s education at a private school, where he’s currently enrolled. Neither side had a comment for this story. — Timothy Cwiek

MACT celebrates 33 years

“Little House on the Prairie” star Alison Arngrim will pay a visit to Philadelphia April 24. Anrgrim will present “Confessions of a Prairie Bitch” at 8 p.m. at Voyeur Nightclub, 1221 St. James St. VIP tickets are $40 and include preferred seating, a signed photo and a backstage meet and greet. Tickets can be purchased at www.; those who use promo code “waygay” get $5 off their ticket price. A portion of ticket sales will benefit William Way LGBT Community Center.

Men of All Colors Together Philadelphia will mark its 33rd anniversary next month. MACT will host a meet and greet and awards ceremony from 7:30-9:30 p.m. May 2 at William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St. From 1-2:15 p.m. May 3, the organization will stage “Theatre of Understanding: Community Now ... What is Our Future?” at University of the Arts, Terra Hall, Room 833, 211 S. Broad St. The event will be open to the public and free of charge. Reservations are required for the banquet and silent auction from 6-10 p.m. May 3 at Venture Inn, 255 S. Camac St. MACT will also host a Sunday brunch during Equality Forum’s SundayOUT! at Darling’s Diner, 1033 N. Second St. Reservations are required for the brunch. For more information, visit ■

Get outdoors with picnic The fourth-annual Lesbian Women of Color Family Day will be held 9 a.m.-6 p.m. April 27 at Lemon Hill, 3100 Poplar Dr. Participants are encouraged to bring their own food and beverages to share, as well







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as chairs, tables, grilling materials and trash bags for clean-up. The event will include a talent show, a live DJ, family games, face painting, pieeating contests and sports such as kickball, volleyball and flag football. For more information, call Ajourdi Hargrove at 215-316-0155.

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Antigay activist James D. Schneller still wants to intervene in a federal marriageequality lawsuit filed by the ACLU, despite being denied by a federal judge. LGBT advocates hope the case, known as Whitewood v. Wolf, will result in marriage equality in Pennsylvania. Schneller, however, contends that marriage equality would violate laws that ensure religious freedoms. On March 17, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones 3d denied Schneller’s earlier request to intervene in the Whitewood case. But on March 25, Schneller filed a new 28-page request, claiming he has a personal stake in the matter and should be permitted to intervene. He also asked Jones to refer the case to state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane, for possible criminal violations. At presstime, Schneller’s requests remained pending with Jones. Schneller couldn’t be reached for comment.

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Jon Bon Jovi to help unveil a new youth-centered housing project.

34 POWER OF VOLUNTEERING: Tre Heptig (from left), Maylene Figueroa and Lois Buwalda were among about a dozen PECO employees who marked National Volunteer Week at The Attic Youth Center. Members of PECO Pride spent April 10 making dinner for The Attic — including cupcakes for dessert — and cleaning out the organization’s library. Another PECO Pride contingent spent the day at William Way LGBT Community Center, assembling spring-appeal fundraising letters. This is the second year the group volunteered at both agencies for National Volunteer Week. Photo: Scott A. Drake

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39 — Get Out and Play: Springtime sports are in action

6 — McCord marriage brief accepted 8 — Feds weigh in on trans-bias case 9 — Rittenhouse tradition to fundraise for The Attic

42 — Outward Bound: The sights and sounds of Barcelona

29 — Arts & Culture cover story: Dining Out for Life celebrates with celebrities 36 — Film: Reliving the “Teenage” years

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FRAT HOUSE AT FIELD HOUSE: About 200 LGBTs and allies came together for a rollicking flip cup tournament April 11 at Field House. The first-annual tournament pitted 30 teams against one another in the ultimate booze-fueled hand-eye coordination challenge, with team Lanky McGee taking the night’s top spot. The event raised $2,000 each for GayBowl — a gay flag football tournament coming to Philadelphia OutFest weekend — and the MS Society, which is gearing up for its Preakness at the Piazza festivities May 17. Participants drained seven kegs, several of which were donated by event sponsor Origilio. Field House also donated kegs and brought in snacks from Philly Soft Pretzel Company and Tastykake, and was joined by lead sponsor Chatterblast Media. Photo: Scott A. Drake

New eateries, trucks join DOFL By Angela Thomas Dining Out for Life will return for its 24th year next week — with a host of new participants eager to open their doors to diners. The event will take place April 24 at more than 180 restaurants and food trucks throughout the region. Participating venues will donate 33 percent of the sales made that day to local HIV/ AIDS organizations: ActionAIDS, AIDS Delaware, Camden Area Health Education Center, Family and Community Service of Delaware County and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Last year’s event saw about 160 participating venues. New supporters were added in the city and across the region, including in Delaware County, which jumped from a handful of participants last year to 11 this

year. The 2013 event was the first for food trucks, which Burns said were a big hit. Nine trucks joined in last year, and 11 will this year. The trucks will be set up along the 1300 block of Locust Street from 11 a.m.2 p.m., moving from last year’s spot on Passyunk Avenue. “It is easier for those who work in Center City to run over for lunch and grab something,” Burns said. “It makes it more accessible.” Burns noted that, after a harsh season, restaurants were eager to welcome diners back — and give back to the community in the process. “This winter was especially hard for restaurants because it was so cold,” he said. “People were eager to sign up and see spring come and kick start the summer season with Dining Out for Life.” Returning this year is the 20-percent-off Tuesday special: Diners who donate $25 or more to the cause will receive a coupon for 20 percent off their meal on any Tuesday at participating restaurants. Burns said Dining Out for Life is an event that is easy and fun to participate in. “Who doesn’t like going to a restaurant and eating a good meal?” he said. “People who come out for Dining Out for Life really appreciate the significance of the event. People really appreciate how important it is and pay attention to what we are doing.” For more information, visit www. ■

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New housing initiative to focus on young adults By Jen Colletta Entertainer Jon Bon Jovi will be in town next week to mark the opening of the JBJ Soul Homes — a residential community for formerly homeless and low-income individuals, with a special focus on young adults. JBJ Soul Homes will officially open its doors at 1415 Fairmount Ave. on April 22. The project, spearheaded by Project HOME, was made possible by private funding from the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, Leigh and John Middleton and Elizabeth Moran, as well as support from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the city. Project HOME will manage the 55 apartment units, and People for People, Inc., will head up the retail space in the building. Residents will pay 30 percent of their income toward rent. Forty of the units will be reserved for formerly homeless individuals and eight for young adults. Project Home, launching its

25th-anniversary year, is partnering with Covenant House for a pilot youth program at the residence. Young adults moving into the building will have access to case managers, employment and education services and life-skills education. If the program is successful, it will be implemented at other Project HOME residences. Carolyn Crouch-Robinson, residential project manager at JBJ Soul Homes, said the statistics facing youth aging out of foster care are staggering: 45 percent will experience homelessness; 50 percent

haven’t c o m pleted high school; 60 percent have difficulty maintaining consistent employment; 29 percent report substancea b u s e problems; 41 percent seek public assistance within four years; and 33 percent of women will have a pregnancy by age 17. Additionally, 70 percent of prison inmates have a foster-care history. “We want to help decrease some of those numbers over time,” Crouch-Robinson said. “We want to be able to track and see if some of the outcomes decrease.” Many of the young people moving into JBJ Soul Homes are working part-time and in college part-time. They will work with

staff to ensure their educational and employment goals stay on track and will get practical guidance on maintaining their own living space, as well as other services. The pilot initiative is slated for five years — during which time Crouch-Robinson said up to 200 young adults, ages 18-25, may come through the program. The project could be particularly valuable for helping LGBT young adults get on their feet, she said. “LGBT youth represent 5-7 percent of the U.S. population but 20-40 percent of the homeless population in the United States,” Crouch-Robinson said. “It’s estimated that 600 youth who identify as LGBT are homeless every night in Philadelphia.” Crouch-Robinson said a Project HOME task force, comprised of residents and staff, is drafting a workshop curriculum focused on LGBT topics for all residents. The agency is also exploring options for connecting LGBT residents. “We’ve been hearing from a few

people in the LGBTQ community that they’re feeling isolated, so we want to see if residents are open to taking part in something like an activities night, a social event,” she said. “We want to figure out how they want to approach it and have this particular support system in place that they can make their own.” The organization is also developing diversity training and support systems for people who have been victimized in the past. Project HOME co-founder Sister Mary Scullion said JBJ Soul Homes’ comprehensive approach will be integral to empowering residents. “The single most effective way to end homelessness is affordable housing,” Scullion said. “Over time, JBJ Soul Homes will give hundreds of people a permanent home with supportive services that will allow them to flourish.” For more information, visit or email christinasi or carol yncrouchrobinson@projecthome. org. ■

Court accepts McCord brief By Jen Colletta

COURTROOM EQUALITY: More than 40 judges of the First Judicial District attended an educational program March 20 aimed at providing them skills for addressing transgender individuals in their courtroom, the first time this kind of training has been offered to members of the judiciary. Speakers included Judge Barbara McDermott (left) and panelists Malia Roe of Mazzoni’s Trans* Care outreach team and Barrett Marshall, staff attorney at Mazzoni Center. Also speaking were Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations executive director Rue Landau and Mazzoni Legal Director David Rosenblum. The program was co-sponsored by the Education Committee of the First Judicial District, Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia, Mazzoni Center Legal Services, the Philadelphia Bar Association’s LGBT Rights Committee and Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. Photo: Mike Viola

A federal judge presiding over a challenge to the state’s ban on same-sex marriage this week agreed to accept the Pennsylvania treasurer’s friend-of-the-court brief filed in support of the plaintiffs. U.S. District Judge Mary A. McLaughlin ordered on April 15 that Treasurer Rob McCord’s amicus curiae brief could be incorporated into the case. McCord submitted the filing March 24 in what was believed to be a first for a state treasurer. McCord argued that the state’s ban on marriage equality and denial of rights and benefits to couples legally married outside of Pennsylvania has detrimental financial effects on Pennsylvania citizens. The treasurer told PGN that he sought to shed light on the myriad impacts that the state law has on departments such as his. McLaughlin wrote in her order that she was allowing McCord to submit the brief because he offered contextual information

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that no parties had yet raised. “It appears that the movant is presenting information to the court that is not in the briefs of either the plaintiffs or the defendants,” McLaughlin wrote. The case was filed by Cara Palladino and Isabelle Barker last summer. The Philadelphia residents were legally married in Massachusetts and are seeking to have the Keystone State recognize their union. Also on Tuesday, McLaughlin again denied antigay Conshohocken resident James Schneller’s attempt to intervene in the case. Schneller, who is seeking to become an intervenor in every pending challenge to the state’s marriage law, first sought to intervene in the Palladino case in January but was denied in March. Later that month, he filed a motion for reconsideration, which McLaughlin denied, and recently submitted an application to amend his original petition, which the judge again refused. She said Schneller has “not raised any of the reasons that would justify the court’s reconsideration of its earlier order.” ■


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PGN reporter Timothy Cwiek has been awarded the

Society of Professional Journalists’ prestigious

2013 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Investigative Reporting for his coverage of the Nizah Morris case. Only three other journalists across the nation will receive the honor. The Sigma Delta Chi Awards date back to 1932 and are among the premiere prizes given for professional journalism. For more than 11 years, Cwiek has pursued justice for Nizah Morris, a transgender woman and leader in the LGBT community who was killed in Center City after receiving a courtesy ride from police. The case remains unsolved, and Cwiek continues to press law-enforcement and city ofďŹ cials for transparency. NIZAH MORRIS



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Feds: City misconstrues antibias laws By Timothy Cwiek The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a “statement of interest” in the case of trans litigant Bobbie Burnett, contending the city construes antibias laws in a narrow manner that unfairly excludes transgender people. Burnett, a city library assistant, is suing the city for pervasive workplace bias due to her sex and gender identity. She alleges the city has limited her contact with the public, restricted her use of gender-appropriate restrooms, cited her for frivolous infractions and transferred her to undesirable work sites. Burnett claims her workplace problems began in 2002, shortly after she began transitioning to the opposite gender. She filed suit in 2009, alleging violations of city, state and federal laws protecting the transgender community. In court papers, the c i t y a c k n ow l e d g e s that gender stereotyping against transgender individuals is banned by federal antibias laws. But the city contends other forms of anti-transgender bias that don’t involve gender stereotyping aren’t banned by federal antibias laws. The DOJ’s 10-page statement, however, notes that being transgender is a form of gender nonconformity in and of itself. The statement asserts that the city is construing antibias laws “too narrowly,” resulting in an unfair exclusion of transgender individuals. It urges U.S. Magistrate Judge Lynne A. Sitarski to interpret antibias laws in a more inclusive manner. Dena W. Iverson, a DOJ spokesperson, explained why the DOJ filed the statement. “The United States, through the Department of Justice, is charged with promoting the public interest and eliminating unlawful employment discrimination. The United States has a strong interest in ensuring the proper interpretation and application of federal employment-discrimination laws, such as Title 7 [of the Civil Rights Act of 1964].” John W. Beavers, an attorney for Burnett, expressed appreciation for the DOJ’s statement, which was filed with the court April


“We’re very grateful the DOJ has shown an interest in this case, and we hope its brief will guide the court in making the right decision,” he said. “The DOJ is telling the judge not to be bamboozled by the city, because that could create bad case law.” Beavers said Burnett simply wants to be treated like every other city worker. “Our ultimate hope is for Bobbie to be treated like everyone else,” he said. “Everyone should be protected equally under the law.” Brian J. Pierce, a city attorney handling the Burnett case, had no comment for this story. Burnett’s court filings contend that coworkers hurled slurs at her, including “nigger,” “devil,” “man in women’s clothing,” “monster” and “freak.” But the city points to multiple workplace complaints against Burnett, including that she was lazy, made inappropriate comments to coworkers and refused to cooperate with supervisors. Beavers said the city’s allegations about Burnett’s work performance are defamatory. “The city has been m a k i n g a l l ega t i o n s against my client that are defamatory,” he said. “But the city can’t be sued for defamation, because it’s immunized from a defamation lawsuit.” Beavers said Burnett began receiving very negative performance evaluations after her gender transition. “That’s too coincidental to be believable,” he said. “I’m convinced her negative performance evaluations were due to discrimination, not [her] job performance. That’s what the record shows.” He said Burnett’s case should go directly to a damages trial, as she’s already proven her allegations against the city. But the city contends that only a portion of Burnett’s allegations have possible merit, and should go to a jury trial. Burnett, 58, has worked for the city’s library system since 1991. Multiple efforts to settle the case have been unavailing, and a jury trial is expected later this year. ■

“We’re very grateful the DOJ has shown an interest in this case, and we hope its brief will guide the court in making the right decision. The DOJ is telling the judge not to be bamboozled by the city, because that could create bad case law.”


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Longtime Rittenhouse event to benefit LGBT youth org By Angela Thomas For the first time since its inception 100 years ago, The Rittenhouse Flower Market will include an LGBT organization as one of its 2014 beneficiaries. The Rittenhouse Flower Market, founded in 1914, raises money for children’s and youth organizations across the city and this year will support The Attic Youth Center, along with the Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund, Pathways PA and Urban Blazers Foundation. The Rittenhouse Flower Market, the longest continuously running event in Rittenhouse Square, will take place all day May 7 and 8. Visitors can peruse the abundance of flowering plants and herbs and take part in an array of activities and events.

The organization will also host its annual Garden Party from 2-5 p.m. April 27 at The Lenfest Building of the Curtis Institute, 1616 Locust St. The four beneficiaries are selected through an extensive application process that starts the year before the event. Market co-president Barbara Pomerantz said the organization was motivated to find a diverse set of agencies this year. “As the years have gone on, we have looked for more and more diverse missions as needs tend to rise,” she said. “Last year one of our members forwarded me the website of The Attic Youth Center and said, ‘Why don’t you consider sending them an application?’ I think many of us were pleased that the only LGBT youth organization would be interested

in working with us so that we could increase awareness of them.” The Attic Youth Center director of development Alyssa Mutryn said money raised with go towards The Attic’s mental-health initiatives. Members of The Attic Youth Center will be on hand at the event, selling tote bags and T-shirts designed by the Attic Graffix group. “We decided to use them as a vendor this year as well and they are making tote bags with our logo on it so we can sell it at the market,” Pomerantz said. “When we saw they had a print shop, I suggested we use them as a vendor.” Mutryn said The Attic is honored to be included in this year’s Market, especially given the group’s proximity to Rittenhouse Square.

SPRING AWAKENING: About 140 brunchers gathered at the John C. Anderson Apartments April 13 for a fundraising event in support of I’m From Driftwood, a national LGBT storytelling initiative. The gathering, the first public event at the JCAA courtyard, raised more than $7,000 for IFD, which is celebrating its fifth anniversary. The event featured music by performers in the upcoming OutBeat jazz festival at William Way LGBT Community Center, a silent auction and raffle prizes. Organizers said the event exceeded both fundraising and attendance goals and is poised to become an annual tradition. Photo: Scott A. Drake

“They’ve been around for 100 years and it is awesome because we work close by to them,” she said. “They have brought people from their com-

mittee into The Attic and they have gotten a picture about what services are involved at The Attic. It is great that they are bringing awareness about

LGBT youth.” For more information on The Rittenhouse Flower Market, visit ■


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Creep of the Week

D’Anne Witkowski

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant


Awarding the search for justice PGN learned this week that our longtime reporter Timothy Cwiek was awarded a prestigious national award for his investigative reporting on the unsolved homicide of Nizah Morris. While the award recognizes the exemplary research, reporting and writing Cwiek employed in his coverage of the case last year, it ultimately is an acknowledgment that justice for the victim — even more than 11 years later — is worth the ongoing fight. Cwiek has been covering the Morris case since her death at the end of 2002. Morris suffered head trauma shortly after receiving a police courtesy ride and died days later. Her killer has never been found. In the ensuing years, the case has been hampered by missing and withheld information — including files that were reported to have been “lost” for eight years. Last year, a civilian-oversight committee called the local investigation “appalling” and urged state and federal authorities to step in. Cwiek has not only been present for each development in this case, but has been leading the call for a proper investigation: His coverage has taken him to court numerous times as he fought for transparency in records, and his tenacious insistence that the case’s wealth of inconsistencies be explored is largely credited with getting the Police Advisory Commission to reopen its exploration of the investigation. Cwiek is an old-fashioned reporter. He doesn’t cull information from news sites — he visits the courthouse itself and pores over files. He doesn’t shoot an email to press representatives — he calls sources themselves and spends, sometimes, hours on the phone, talking through nuances that some people may never have considered. He has spent many a day walking PGN colleagues, now including three editors, through minute-by-minute police call logs, or comparing handwriting on redacted and unredacted files or detailing each piece of paper missing from files. He knows this case backward, forward and inside-out. But it is his commitment to uncovering the details of this case that have given Cwiek such a clear understanding of the multitude of missteps that have been made — and fortified his commitment to finding justice for Nizah. While this award from the Society of Professional Journalists is a personal and professional honor for Cwiek, it’s not one that he wants for himself. Upon learning about the award, his first response was, to paraphrase: “Maybe this will help move the investigation forward.” Cwiek’s not pursuing this case to make a name for himself, to win awards or to get national headlines. All he wants is to uncover the truth and, in so doing, to bring about some measure of justice for a family and community that lost a loved one. And that is the mark of a truly great journalist. ■

If you live in a state where something shitty is happening, you always have the reassurance that, hey, at least you don’t live in Mississippi. When it comes to losing, Mississippi really goes all out. According to MSNBC’s Melissa HarrisPerry, “Mississippi [is] where more than one in five people live in poverty, more than any other state in the country. The state where more people struggle to afford food than in any other. The state with the shortest life expectancy and the highest infant mortality rate. The state with the second-lowest high school graduation rate and the lowest math and reading scores.” Wow. Congratulations. That is really terrible! And maybe you thought that Mississippi, with all its crooked letters, couldn’t possibly get any more terrible. And, hey, since real people actually live there and it is part of the United States after all, no one really wants it to get worse, do they? Enter Gov. Phil Bryant (Republican, duh) who just signed into law the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which will enshrine the words “In God We Trust” on the state seal. Just like on money! Maybe the state’s poor can use the state seal to buy food now. Just kidding. Bryant wouldn’t have signed it if it helped the poors. Besides making the state seal godlier, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act will also allow people to discriminate like a boss! See, the RFRA is a lot like that antigay measure that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed in February, meaning it will make it easier to discriminate against LGBT people in a state that already is pretty fast and loose with that sort of thing. For one thing, Mississippi has an anti-gay marriage amendment carved right into its constitution. Also, like so many other states, it’s perfectly legal to fire someone or refuse them accommodations just for being gay.

So why pass the RFRA then? Are religious folks really being trampled in Mississippi? Uh, no. Especially not the Christian ones who dominate the state. “Religious freedom” has become a dog whistle for “antigay” in places that are totally freaked about the possibility of marriage equality becoming law. The goal is to protect someone’s “religious freedom” to call a same-sex couple dirty sinners and refuse to make a cake to celebrate their sodomy celebration. Granted, it’s already legal to say, “Gay? No way!” in Mississippi if you don’t want to bake cakes or take photos or officiate or do any other kind of wedding thing someone might want to hire you to do. Sexual orientation isn’t covered under the state’s discrimination laws. So the RFRA is really just another “fuck you” to LGBT people living in the state. One person who is totally hard for this law is Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council. On the FRC website, he fawns that “leaders refused to be bullied by homosexual activists” and passed the bill. According to MSNBC’s Harris-Perry, Perkins was “at [Gov. Bryant’s] side during the private bill signing.” Probably fellating him. I mean, the ceremony was private, after all, which means we are all free to make up whatever we want. “I am proud to sign the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” Bryant said in a statement. Because I guess if you’re the governor of Mississippi, you need to have something to be proud of. It’s just sad he can’t be proud of something a little more substantial like, say, life expectancy rates. ■

Granted, it’s already legal to say, “Gay? No way!” in Mississippi if you don’t want to bake cakes or take photos or officiate or do any other kind of wedding thing someone might want to hire you to do.

D’Anne Witkowski has been gay for pay since 2003. She’s a freelance writer and poet (believe it!). When she’s not taking on the creeps of the world, she reviews rock ’n’ roll shows in Detroit with her twin sister.

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Why you should watch ‘Glee’ again A few years ago, Fox Broadcasting gay marriage and one of the most liberal Company came up with a brilliant idea cities in America — how can this be happening here?” to bring the musical show back to the TV One word, backlash. Here’s how the format, with a new slant. “Glee,” the show dictionary describes the word “backlash”: about a high-school glee club in Ohio, was a strong and adverse reaction by a large going to be contemporary, exploring all number of people, especially the issues facing youth today. to a social or political developSome of it was a little over the ment. top, but it also broke some new ground. In this case, it is a response to the success of the struggle for For our community, it had not LGBT equality. only two gay male characters, Backlashes happen when a but also lesbian women, a bi public issue is finding success character and they added a trans and is highly visible. Those two character. And many of these characters actually dramatized points are big time in New York. what members of our commuThose who fear, in this case, nity go through in coming out, LGBT equality, act out of fear navigating romance, exploring and resort to what they believe is their only solution, violence. one’s identity and facing bullying, among other issues. Those are the facts. Throughout its so-far-fiveNow, the hard part: how to year run, what used to be mustMark Segal address the safety of the New watch television has become York LGBT community during this time, and how to foster a national sometimes-watch television. But get ready awareness that this will grow to other citto set your DVR once again. Last week, the show took on a subject that most in gay ies as our struggle finds more success. media have either ignored or don’t appreci- This is a call for self-defense classes and ate the true significance of. town watches, and a call for a discussion of other measures that might be useful. The April 8 episode of “Glee,” entitled It’s a discussion that needs to happen “Bash,” highlighted the epidemic of hate and happen now. ■ crimes currently sweeping New York City. And this will be an ongoing storyline. After becoming a victim of a brutal attack Mark Segal, PGN publisher, is the in the city, Kurt, one of the leading charac- nation’s most-award-winning commentaters, says (and I paraphrase here): “I don’t tor in LGBT media. He can be reached at understand this. New York, where there is

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Alison Gerig

Building a trans-affirming mental-health program In the last 10 years, feminist and women’s spaces have grappled with how their histories and missions connect with transgender communities and how they want to be accountable to these connections. These spaces include community events, health centers, colleges, bookstores, festivals and philanthropic efforts. When this issue arises, many become resistant or paralyzed, which can result in stumbling over policies, making arbitrary decisions or falling back on legal definitions and perceived notions of safe space. These groups do not have a framework or a productive process by which to actively address this emerging issue. Women’s Therapy Center is a women’s nonprofit in Philadelphia that decided to address this issue head-on. WTC has provided quality, affordable psychotherapy to low-income women since 1972. We serve a group of women who are working but often do not qualify for subsidized benefits and are often only a paycheck away from poverty. They are housekeepers, hair dressers, nannies, baristas, waiters, sex workers, artists and students. They want support but many barriers prevent them from accessing help — long waiting lists, insurance

requirements, lack of finances or transportation and fear of stigma, sexism and judgment. WTC was formed to remove these barriers and offer quality, affordable mental-health services that promote healing and growth over pathology and profit. The agency provides psychotherapeutic services in a feminist environment created by collaboration, client empowerment, affordability, a de-emphasis on diagnosis, racial equity and recognizing the ways in which our experiences with oppression are shaped by our concurrent identities. WTC offers individual, couples and group psychotherapy to 350 clients a year on a sliding-fee scale. As an organization, WTC made the commitment to becoming fully trans-inclusive and affirming in all of its services because this fit with our feminist mission. Several years prior, transgender communities began giving WTC feedback and advocating for more competent and inclusive mental-health services. These communities expressed the need for non-pathologizing therapeutic spaces where transgender people could be their authentic selves. Community members stated that they wanted a space that PAGE 24 was feminist and worked


Street Talk Should Brendan Eich have resigned as CEO of Mozilla because of his 2008 opposition to marriage equality? “Yes, he needed to go. True, this is America; you’re entitled to free speech. But some things you just don’t do Miyumi Fair if you’re a student public figure. Lansdowne Being against marriage equality is one of those things.”

“Yes. His views are unfair. I agree he has a right to his views. But the LGBT community also has a right to speak Brendan Vise out about bartender those views. Point Breeze And the market spoke. It was a business decision.”

“Yes. I don’t think people who hold positions that shape public opinion should be able to discriminate. He took Georgia Vass the public’s homemaker money and Lafayette Hill spent it for a discriminatory reason. That’s unacceptable. If he kept his opinions private, it would be different. I’d have some sympathy for him.”

“Yes. That mindset is outdated. If you’re going to hold an important position in a company, you should be Margie Martino open-minded. singer/songwriter If you can’t South Philadelphia accept all segments of society, then don’t deal with people. In this day and age, his views are completely unacceptable.”


Gary M. Kramer

On QFest and Tribeca The recent news that Philadelphia’s QFest, arguably the highlight of my moviegoing summer, has been postponed has me crestfallen. For almost 20 years, it has been an opportunity for me to see gay films, connect with gay filmmakers and meet other members of the queer community. I’ve formed lasting friendships with the folks I’ve meet at QFest, even if I only see some of them just once a year in theaters at festival screenings. For years — and especially now in this age of Netflix, VOD, iTunes and Amazon — friends and I have been asking: Do we need to have queer film festivals? Is there a point where we break out of the “gay ghetto” and become accepted into and by the mainstream? I’ve always appreciated the sense of

unity at a gay film fest, where every program was geared towards celebrating LGBT culture — even (sometimes especially) if the queer characters behaved badly. There was something reassuring that, for two weeks every July, I could see images of my community reflected on the silver screen. I discovered some of my favorite queer filmmakers, like Todd Verow, Patrick McGuinn and Marco Berger, at QFest. I anticipated their upcoming projects and made efforts to talk to them and write about their work. I will continue to follow their careers, but I will miss them this summer. However, I’m starting to come around to the fact that as queer folks are more PAGE 25 accepted by mainstream


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Gayborhood Crime Watch The following incidents in the Midtown Village and Washington Square West areas were reported to the 6th Police District between March 31-April 6. Information is courtesy of 6th District Capt. Brian Korn; Stacy Irving, senior director, Crime Prevention Service; Center City District; the Police Liaison Committee and Midtown Village Merchants Association. To report crime tips, visit or call 215-686-TIPS (8477). Follow the Sixth District on Twitter @PPDBrianKorn.


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INCIDENTS — Between 11 p.m. March 29 and 9 a.m. March 31, someone stole two secured bicycles from outside 417 S. Juniper St. — Between 5-7:15 p.m. April 1 (reported April 3), someone stole an unsecured bicycle from the rear-gated area outside 124 S. 13th St. — At 9:15 p.m. April 3, a Chinese-food delivery worker who was called to a residence in the 1000 block of Clinton Street was approached by a male with a handgun, who demanded the keys to his electric motor bike. The suspect fled on the bike, heading south on 10th Street. He was described as a 35-year-old black male, 5-foot5, with a dark complexion, about 150 pounds, clean-shaven and wearing a baggy white jacket and jeans. The bike was black with a silver basket. — At 2:15 a.m. April 5, a complainant was punched by an unknown person while getting into a cab at Time Bar, 1315 Sansom St. NON-SUMMARY ARRESTS — At 3:45 p.m. March 31, a woman was walking and texting in the 1100 block of Walnut Street when she passed a group of three to five teenagers. One of them slapped her iPhone from her hand and then pushed her out of the way as she went to retrieve it. The teen stole the phone and fled. Sixth District bicycle patrol Officer Downey apprehended a suspect in the 900 block of Clinton Street, and the phone was recovered in the 200 block of South Eighth Street. The 17-year-old male suspect with a Southwest

Philadelphia address was charged with robbery and related offenses. — At 1:55 p.m. April 1, members of the Citywide Vice Unit conducted an investigation in the Lucky 18 Massage and Spa, 258 S. 10th St., that resulted in the arrest of a 45-year-old woman, who was charged with prostitution. — After receiving community complaints, the Sixth District Narcotics Enforcement Team set up surveillance in the area of 13th and Spruce streets April 1. At 2 p.m., the officers observed an illegal narcotics transaction outside the Parker/ Spruce Hotel, 261 S. 13th St., and they confiscated a quantity of crack, marijuana and narcotics pills. The alleged seller, a 46-year-old male with a Francisville address, was charged with illegal narcotic sales, while the alleged buyer, a 47-year-old female with a West Philadelphia address, was charged with possession of illegal narcotics. — On April 2, Sixth District Officers Crichton and Erwin arrested three males on the roofs of buildings in the 100 block of South 11th Street and the 1100 block of Walnut Street. The three men, ages 20 and 21, all with Upper Darby addresses, were charged with nighttime prowling. — On April 3, Sixth District Officers Ferrero and Grant set up surveillance in the area of Juniper and Walnut streets and at 12:40 p.m. observed a male steal an unattended bicycle. The 54-yearold suspect with a homeless-shelter address was charged with theft. — On April 7, the Sixth District Narcotics Enforcement Team set up surveillance in the area of 10th and Market streets and observed an illegal narcotics transaction. The alleged seller, a 51-year-old female with a South Philadelphia address, was charged with illegal narcotic sales. — At 8 p.m. April 6, a complainant left an iPhone briefly unattended inside the Starbucks at 1201 Chestnut St. and it was stolen. Police were notified and the phone was tracked to the Marriott Hotel, 1201 Market St., where the suspect was apprehended and the phone recovered. The 43-year-old homeless suspect was charged with theft. ■


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Let’s talk about sex, again In the 1980s and ’90s, we Sex, however, isn’t mentioned talked a lot about sex. We did directly anywhere in the song. this partly because we were Thicke talked around sex with young and partly because metaphors and allusions. Saltof HIV/AIDS, but the mesn-Pepa and the folks in Brazil sages were targeted at younger talked about it directly. people throughout. Talking For example, in around sex is just as 1991, Salt-n-Pepa’s problematic as not “Let’s Talk About talking about it at Sex” brought to the all. Talking around forefront the discusit gives space to sion of sex and of misconceptions. the importance of These misconceptions can become safer sex. They sang, a breeding ground “Let’s talk about all for potentially the good things and unhealthy attitudes the bad things that toward sex. These may be.” The video misconceptions do featured a cast of 20Rebecca not acknowledge somethings. In 2008, the sloRichman safety — both in the gan, “Sex has no age. physical and emotional senses. In fact, Nor has protection,” was introduced in Brazil as part despite decades of safer-sex education, the rates of sexually of a public-health campaign. transmitted infections and of The Brazilians were ahead of the curve in acknowledging that sexual and domestic violence are rising among older adults in older people have just as active the United States. sex lives as younger people. As a society, we are someIn the United States, the conversation about sex and older what comfortable having adults has barely made the conversations about sex and radar. sexuality for and about young In some contrast, Robin people. We are much less Thicke’s 2013 “Blurred Lines” comfortable acknowledging the realities of the sexual pushed boundaries with its health and well-being of older controversial lyrics about sex.

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people. This discussion has become even more important as the aging population booms. However, barriers exist to this discussion actually occurring. In many places around the world, sex among older people is viewed as taboo or shameful, especially in LGBT communities. Despite vast research showing that people remain sexually active into their elder years, the majority of conversations about sex and sexuality still remain focused on youth. In fact, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine noted that in the United States, women between the ages of 57-74 showed no decline in sexual activity. When it comes to research and information on sex and sexual health, one of the most marginalized groups are older women in the LGBT community. Currently, no guidelines exist on preventative screenings for bisexual and lesbian older women. Doctors are not always prepared to discuss these screenings with older patients. When they do discuss sex and health, they often make incorrect assumptions about their patients’ sexual orientation and activities. Older LGBT women may

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A change in the scope of the conversation around sex is necessary to ensure that people of all ages receive appropriate health services and the information necessary to maintain the basic standard of sexual health. On May 31, the LGBT Elder Initiative will host “LGBT Older Women’s Sexual Health.” A panel of experts will discuss the emotional, physical, spiritual and pleasure aspects of sex. For more information, contact the LGBTEI at 267-5463448. In the practical and timeless lyrics of Salt-n-Pepa: “Let’s tell it how it is, and how it could be/How it was, and of course, how it should be.” ■ Rebecca Richman is a member of the LGBT Elder Initiative and is a paralegal wth the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania. The LGBTEI fosters and advocates for services, resources and institutions that are culturally competent, inclusive and responsive to the needs of LGBT older adults. To comment on this article, suggest topics for future articles or for more information, visit www.lgbtei. org or call 267-546-3448 and watch for “Gettin’ On” each month in PGN.


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Day in the Life Of ... By Angela Thomas Aneesah Smith’s office is a sea of rainbows: Rainbow flags drape over her office chair, and her walls are adorned with signs of encouragement and pride. “I want people to know whose office and what kind of office they are stepping into when they meet with me,” she said. Smith is the assistant to the vice president for student affairs for LGBTQA services and special projects at West Chester University. She walks confidently throughout the halls of Sykes Student Union, leading the way to the LGBTQA Office, which is stockpiled with food, brochures and decorations for the second annual Rainbow Connection Leadership Conference. “Students like to hang out in this office during their breaks. It is a very safe office and we’re the only office that has complete confidentiality,” she said, pointing to the beams that extend to the ceiling, giving students privacy. Smith has had an extensive dedication to student services — as an active student activities coordinator and alum of the university. She graduated from West Chester University in 2002 with a bachelor’s in health education and earned her master’s in counseling/ higher education three years later. She has worked professionally within the realm of student activities since 2005. Smith, 33, came out as a lesbian at age 25. “It was one of those things where I didn’t think the family or friends socially or culturally would agree so I just kind of waited,” she said. “Then I fell in love with a girl and came out.” Smith grew up in the Germantown section of Philadelphia and was raised in a religious household. Her grandmother being Islamic and her mother a practicing Christian, Smith said the reception was mixed. “It was kind of tough for them both, so family-wise was harder at first,” she said. “Friends were very accepting of me and of it and then family came around. My mom is one of my biggest supporters and my grandmother is not so much but you can’t win them all.” Smith was an active student leader on West Chester’s campus and a member of Sigma Gamma Rho, a national collegiate sorority


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founded in 1922. Smith said reaction to her LGBT identity varied among her sisters but, for the most part, members were accepting. “People in the sorority thought about how it reflected upon the sorority, but then because I started dating someone within my sorority,” she said. “And because of that, they became very accepting. I joined Sigma Gamma Rho because they accept you for who you are. They weren’t a sorority where you had to change yourself to get in.” Smith served in many leadership capacities throughout her years in Sigma Gamma Rho, including as president and vice president. Smith also sat on the board of West Chester’s Black and Latino Greek Council. She said her leadership at WCU as an undergraduate connected her to other leadership opportunities. “That opened the door for opportunities to network and I found that I loved to educate in the sorority, so that is how I started to work with students right after graduate school,” she said. “I was doing a lot of work advising the undergraduate chapter because we have a graduate level, and there are opportunities to be an advisor. I started working with incoming sorority women.” Smith began to consider a career in the world of academia. “I think that experience working with college students let me know what I would be good at it in the long term.” Smith started her career as an alcohol and drug resource educator at Rosemont College from February-November 2005. After a stint at Penn State University, Smith’s venture into LGBTQ services started when she became an academic advisor and health educator at Temple University in 2007. “My office at Temple became the hub for the Queer Student Union and at that time, I was just discovering my identity and coming into who I was and being able to say, ‘I like women,’” she said. “So I began to support those stu-

dents and got involved with them. The group was mostly white and they wanted to incorporate people of color and so they came to me about how I could help them out and I think the rest is history.” After Temple, she worked a t C o m m u n i t y C o l l eg e o f Philadelphia, where she served as a program coordinator on a grant and as advisor of the Lesbian Sisterhood Club. “I made it into an alliance so it would include everyone in the spectrum,” she said. “Students would gather and do programming in my office and I was working on a peer-mentor program, so being an advisor to the club wasn’t a job; a lot of what I did was because I was passionate about it.” Her experiences at Temple University and CCP helped prepare her for the position at West Chester. Smith replaced Dr. Jackie Hodes, who was the helm of the LGBTQA Services at West

Chester for 26 years. Smith said the job was a dream come true. “When I saw this position, all the rainbow lights went off and I thought this was for me,” she said. “I never thought I would be in a full-time capacity working on these issues.” The position originally started as a nine-month gig but has been extended. Her first day on the job in 2012 was filled with trainings, getting acclimated with students and staff and immediately jumping right into programming for the LGBTQA. Smith works four to five days a week, with Mondays, sometimes a 15-hour day, being the busiest. The LGBTQA has its general assembly meetings on Mondays, which last an hour and are followed by its executive-board

meetings. Before LGBTQA meetings, Smith meets with her graduate assistant for a one-on-one, followed by meetings with her pract-

icum students. She currently advises two practicum students and one graduate student. Smith serves on and runs several committees and said her duties often vary day to day — but always include communication with students. “Texting with students starts at 8 a.m. I use 75 percent of my phone for work,” she said. “I am a one-person department so I have no administrative support. I do my own admin stuff, like budgets, and I am responsible for all the reports my boss wants. I love it because no day is the same, but they always consist of talking to students.” Smith helps conduct Ally 101 trainings two or three times a week. The ally program encourages straight students to be allies for LGBT students. Smith currently communicates with the 350 allies to keep them up to date on LGBT issues and programs. “We have a great ally program here, which I take a lot of pride in. I think that the major way to fight homophobia and transphobia is though your allies,” she said. “A straight person standing against homophobia and a cis person standing against transphobia may have more impact than someone within the community.” Smith said this semester the ally program has expanded, including outreach to student athletes and those involved in Greek life. Smith noted, however, instances

of LGBT discrimination are very rare on campus. “If we could be waving the rainbow flag out there, it would probably be there,” she said about the college’s accepting atmosphere. Although she has been impressed with the number of allies who have come forward, she said her LGBT students continue to inspire her. “The students here are just so creative,” she said. “Here on campus, students are so good. If they see a need for something, they take a stand and go for it. I just learn so much from them daily and the learning never stops.” Smith said education is key in empowering her students. Antigay protestors from Repent America usually visit the school twice a year, and Smith said she works with the students to identify proactive steps they can take to counter hateful messages; students often take the opportunity to sell pro-LGBT T-shirts and fundraise for LGBT programming. “When students come right out of high school and they see the Repent America protestors on campus, they want to scream and yell and the way they want to approach it is not the right way,” she said. “So I think educating youth about their rights and what they can do is important. Just like adults can write letters and make phone calls, so can the youth but they are not taught that. They have a lot of power but they are not educated about that power.” Smith said making a difference for the students she works with has continued to fuel her work. “I do know I make a difference. When I hear students say that without this space, they wouldn’t feel safe or would not be here, that is something special,” she said. “Just knowing we are doing things that are impacting students, and seeing them grow through it, has helped. When I see my students present at conferences, I am just in awe of them.” ■


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Media Trail Judge: Ind. must recognize gay couple’s marriage The Indy Star reports a federal judge has ruled that the state must recognize a gay couple’s out-of-state marriage before one of the women, who has cancer, dies. Lambda Legal attorney Paul Castillo, who represented the women, says U.S. District Court Judge Richard L. Young “ordered the state to recognize this particular couple’s out-of-state marriage.” Niki Quasney and Amy Sandler wanted Indiana to recognize their 2013 marriage in Massachusetts, one of 17 states where same-sex marriage is legal. Quasney has stage-four ovarian cancer and the Munster couple wanted Young to order the state to recognize their marriage in Quasney’s anticipated death certificate. The decision doesn’t affect other lawsuits challenging Indiana’s gay-marriage ban.

International Australian sport pledges to fight discrimination Chief executives of Australia’s major sports leagues have signed a commitment to eliminate discrimination against gay people among their teams, players and spectators. The heads of the Australian Football League, Australian Rugby Union, National Rugby League, Cricket Australia and Football Federation Australia signed the pledge April 9. The agreement was announced by organizers of the Bingham Cup, a gay rugby tournament scheduled for Sydney in late August. Australian Rugby Union chief Bill Pulver said players, supporters, coaches and administrators “should feel safe, welcome and included, regardless of race, gender or sexuality.” The signing in Sydney featured the screening of a 30-second TV and stadium ad featuring Australian cricketer Mitchell Johnson, footballers Alessandro Del Piero


Same-sex couples plan filing N.C. taxes as married According to, gay and lesbian activists are protesting North Carolina’s ban against same-sex marriage as they file their income taxes. The Campaign for Southern Equality said April 10 that some same-sex couples are filing their state tax returns as joint and married couples rather than unmarried singles. North Carolina bans recognition of samesex marriages performed in states where it’s legal. Activists say that results in gay and lesbian couples filing their federal taxes jointly and state taxes as singles. The gay-rights group says one lesbian couple from Mocksville that plans to jointly file their state taxes this year saved $4,000 on their federal taxes because they were legally able to file as a married couple.

Trans youth sent to Conn. women’s jail The Boston Globe reports Connecticut prison officials say they’re detaining a transgender juvenile at the state women’s jail, after a judge transferred custody of the teen from the Department of Children and Families to the Department of Correction. The Correction Department announced and Harry Kewell and Australian Olympic basketball player Lauren Jackson. “Many gay, lesbian and bisexual people still stay in the closet, or drop out of sport all together, because of homophobic attitudes and discrimination in sport,” said Andrew Purchas, president of the Bingham Cup. “We have very few gay professional sportspeople who have felt safe to be open about their sexuality while competing and ultimately be role models to others.” Former Australia rugby captain John Eales said sport should be more welcoming for gay people. “We have reached a turning point in our efforts to change sporting culture so that sexuality is no longer an issue,’” said Eales, who is a Bingham Cup ambassador.

Tom of Finland stamps launched A range of Tom of Finland stamps is set to launch in Finland to commemorate the “proud homoeroticism” of the influential gay artist. Itella, the Finnish postal service, has announced that it is to launch the line of stamps featuring the art of Tom of Finland, who inspired the look of Freddie Mercury and the Village People. The artist, whose real name is Touko Laaksonen, remains an influential figure in the gay-art scene.

April 8 that the juvenile was sent to the York Correctional Institution in the Niantic section of East Lyme. Officials said it’s the first time a transgender juvenile has been detained at a state adult prison. Prison officials are not naming the teen. Authorities say the juvenile was sent to the prison under a state law that allows judges to transfer custody of juvenile delinquents from the DCF to the Correction Department when they are deemed dangerous to themselves and cannot be safely held by the DCF.

New food festival to celebrate LGBT chefs Yahoo News reports something new is coming to the parade of food festivals that has sprung up around the country — CookOUT/RockOUT, a food and music event celebrating LGBT chefs and other food luminaries. “It’s a way to showcase, in a positive, fun light, diversity within the food world,” festival founder Bruce Seidel said of the event, which launches in Los Angeles in the fall. The goal is to show “people that, ‘Hey, gay people are everywhere and this is a way to celebrate that, whether you’re gay or not.’” Seidel is a former Food Network executive who developed hit shows including “Iron Chef America” and “Next Food Network Star.” These days, he runs Hot

A statement from Itella read: “His emphatically masculine homoerotic drawings have attained iconic status in their genre and had an influence on, for instance, pop culture and fashion. In his works, Tom of Finland utilized the selfirony and humor typical of subcultures. The drawings on the stamp sheet represent strong and confident male figures typical of their designer.” The stamps will be available in Finland this autumn. One of the most successful Finnish film directors, Dome Karukoski, announced last year that he will direct an authorized biopic about Tom of Finland. The film marks the first time the Tom of Finland Foundation has approved a motion picture about the artist, who has been called the “most influential creator of gay pornographic images.”

Pastor blames Chilean fire on civil-unions bill A Chilean pastor said April 13 God sparked a massive forest fire in the coastal city of Valparaíso because of a bill that would allow same-sex couples in the South American country to enter into civil unions. Pastor Javier Soto posted two pictures of the blaze that ravaged several areas of the country’s third-largest city on his Facebook page.

Lemon Productions, a consulting and production company he created with a focus on food. CookOUT is one of several projects the company is working on. He first thought of creating a television program built around mentoring people in the food profession who were struggling with coming out or other issues. But then he began thinking about creating something new on the food-festival front and the two ideas jelled. The festival won’t be as big as some, aiming for 400 to 500 people rather than thousands, and the plan is to hold it at an L.A. estate built by a silent film star in the 1920s. Music will range from rock to classical violin, and the culinary events will emphasize food experiences as opposed to “you eat 300 things, but you have no idea what you’ve tasted in the end,” Seidel said. The roster of performers and chefs still is being put together, but among those from the LGBT community who already have signed up for the event are Big Gay Ice Cream, the New York-based frozen treats shop that also has a branch in Los Angeles, and Art Smith, Oprah’s former personal chef. Straight chefs also will be in the lineup. Smith is looking forward to an event celebrating “the vast diversity within the food world of openly gay chefs,” noting that “there are many who still cannot be openly gay in their chosen careers.” ■ — compiled by Larry Nichols

One picture contains the headline “The order is to put an ‘end’ to the civil-unions bill” above a banner that reads “Chile is being punished.” A second post with the same image of the fire raging in Valparaíso reads “The order is: Put an end to the civilunions bill. This will continue if the opposite is done.” Soto, who is based in Viña del Mar, a resort city adjacent to Valparaíso, has repeatedly blasted members of the Chilean Senate who earlier this year voted to allow debate on the civil-unions bill. President Michelle Bachelet, who took office last month, is among those who support the measure. Soto has also criticized Chilean LGBTrights advocates. “Evangelical pastor Javier Soto confuses religious issues with civil and social matters, which we understand can exist in perfect harmony, provided they respect each other,” Juan Pablo Fuentealba Álvarez of the Chilean It Gets Better Foundation said. “It is evident that the forest fires in the Valparaíso region of Chile, as with any other natural catastrophe, have nothing to do with the legalization of marriage between people of the same sex. We call for an end to hate, which only leads to more discrimination and prejudices. We invite you to open your mind and your heart towards an inclusive society that celebrates diversity.” ■ — compiled by Larry Nichols


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tal two days later and her homicide remains unsolved. Cwiek’s coverage has explored the possibility that Morris’ LGBT status affected the type of service rendered by police and paramedics. Cwiek has attended and participated in numerous meetings of civilian and lawenforcement agencies and filed three Rightto-Know Law records requests — resulting in appeals to the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. “It’s been very challenging to access the records that do exist and to get an accounting of the records that appear to have been lost,” Cwiek said. His first RTKL request, filed in 2007, led to the police department acknowledging that its case file was lost and ultimately to the Police Advisory Commission, the civilian-oversight committee, reopening its investigation. The PAC last year issued a report citing an “appalling” investigation by local

officials, and calling for state and federal probes into the homicide. Following the PAC report, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey agreed to a series of new policies regarding courtesy rides and other issues at play in the Morris case. Cwiek noted that the PAC’s second Morris report questioned the credibility of key parts of the police story — including that Morris exited a police vehicle at 15th and Walnut streets without the assistance of two officers at the location. “If Nizah didn’t get out of the vehicle like police say, when was she killed?” Cwiek posed. “That’s a fundamental question raised by the PAC, which merits further investigation.” Cwiek’s 2013 coverage included a full analysis of the new PAC report, coverage of the flourishing community effort calling for a state probe and an explanation of the importance of Morris records that appear to be lost, among other stories. Cwiek said he’s inspired by the strength of Morris’ family and friends.

“Nizah Morris has a wonderful family and a bevy of advocates who care deeply about what happened to her,” he said. “Their steadfastness all these years has made my work possible.” PGN publisher Mark Segal said Cwiek’s tenacity and perseverance in pursuing justice for Morris are exemplary of a true journalist. “Tim is a rare breed in today’s journalism. In this time of instant-news gratification, he takes the time to get the story, no matter how long it takes,” Segal said. “For too long, Nizah and the stories of other trans people have been ignored by our community. Her story is a compelling one and one that needs to be told. To my knowledge, no other LGBT media outlet has spent this long and these resources on one investigation. We at PGN do that due to our respect for Tim and his professionalism We congratulate him on this incredible honor. All of us at PGN are proud to be his colleagues.” Cwiek will receive the award at a June banquet in Washington, D.C. ■ QFEST from page 1

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Murray is spearheading the new Warehouse Cinema, a three-screen complex in Northern Liberties, and is also working as acquisitions director for TLA, acquiring gay and lesbian films for the company. “January is usually when I start working on the festival and by the time I started being able to focus on it, it was already the beginning of March, and I realized there was no way we could pull it off,” Murray said. “Between the TLA job and the Warehouse job, and that we reconfigured some of our team, time just ran out. It was a reluctant decision, but it just didn’t seem like we could get it together in time so we thought, OK, we better just change this.” The planned changes include a proposed “mini” festival in the fall at Warehouse. The complex is slated to open Nov. 1, and Murray said he’s aiming to stage an LGBT festival with about 20-25 feature films shortly after the venue’s launch. The event would be followed by a similarly sized festival in the late winter or early spring. Murray said Warehouse, which will have a bar, restaurant and meeting room, will be a good fit for an LGBT film festival that includes appearances and discussions by directors and actors. Following the two small festivals, Murray said the event should return as usual next summer. “Hopefully, we’ll be back on track by next July,” he said. “Philadelphia loves stability so I hate breaking it up. I know it disrupts a lot of people’s plans, but everything this year indicated that we couldn’t pull it off the right way.” ■

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Hurtado said Atlantic City has a lot to offer Sand Blast guests. “Atlantic City, with its many hotels, attractions and party venues, was a natural choice, and this move allows us to continue our original mission to introduce our LGBT friends from cities along the East Coast to the wonders of the Jersey Shore,” he said in a press release. “Atlantic City’s airport opens the weekend event to an entirely new audience, from New England to Florida.” In its 12 years, Sand Blast grew exponentially, and is credited with helping to revive Asbury Park’s historic downtown and bring in a wealth of new LGBT residents. Sand Blast will kick off with its Lost At Sea party at The Chelsea Hotel, 111 S. Chelsea Ave. The following day, the party will take over the beach, with an expansive dance floor next to the Bungalow Beach Bar. The weekend will also feature a volleyball tournament and a performance at The Claridge Hotel’s theater, followed by an allnight dance party. Sunday will feature the Riptide Pool Party at Harrah’s,followed by the closing party at Caesars. “We in Atlantic City are excited to host Sand Blast this year,” said openly gay Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian. “This is a great opportunity for the LGBT community to enjoy our beautiful city, free beaches and amazing hotels.” Two host hotels will be announced in the next few days and will offer three-night-stay packages for $170 per night. For more information, visit ■ SUSPECT from page 1

him at gunpoint to purchase four $500 Visa gift cards and withdraw $200 from five ATMs, totaling $3,000 in losses. Spady is 5-foot-11 with star tattoos on the back of his neck. He has wavy hair. At the time of the incident, he was wearing dark-blue jeans, tan boots and a dark-colored jacket. Spady has an arrest record that includes theft and possession of marijuana. Lt. John Stanford said there are no leads on Spady’s whereabouts, but said it is thanks to the public that police identified him. “We had tips come in from the public,” he said. “Now, along with our investigators, we are relying on public help to find the suspect.” Investigators are looking into whether Spady could be connected to similar crimes, Stanford said. Stanford said no crime trends involving Grindr have been reported, but added that people should use extreme caution when using any type of dating website or app. “You don’t know the individual on the other side of the app or website, so try and meet them in a public space or group setting,” he said. “If you can, do it in the daytime hours so you don’t feel isolated and in a situation which is not a comfortable one or one that could be dangerous.” ■


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from a gendered place, not just a “gay” space or a mental-health space. They requested psychotherapy that would understand and address the consequences of transphobia and discrimination such as loss of job, family, children and social supports. Philosophically, WTC was well-positioned to offer a safe and affirming space to provide therapy for trans communities. As feminist psychotherapists already working from a gendered place, WTC understood how certain gendered experiences call for particular needs around attunement and clinical intervention. Thus in 2012, WTC decided to address this issue with an intentional process. WTC embarked on a journey that has included educational trainings, hard discussions, more training and more discussions. In June 2013, the same week that DOMA was overturned, WTC staff and board unanimously voted to provide fully trans-inclusive and affirming services. WTC committed to being accountable to build trust within trans communities, particularly due to a divisive history with feminist spaces and mental-health providers. This process of exploration, education, dialogue and community-building led to a historical moment for a feminist organization. WTC, however, still has many steps to take to become truly trans-affirming. We have committed agency time and resources and are partnering with over 25 key transgender stakeholders who have helped guide this effort. After several meetings, the community came up with the following recommendations: provide training and supervision; alter the physical space, forms and online presence; increase trans representation on staff and board; and work with trans communities to build accountability and create programming. A strategy they proposed was to host a community forum to present WTC’s services and process around becoming transaffirming; engage in a dialogue around specific mental-health needs for transgender communities; and listen to community feedback and answer questions. This forum is a priority because, in order for WTC to be successful, it needs to offer a space where community members can partner with WTC. It won’t matter if we offer psychotherapy that is affirming if the community doesn’t feel like it has impacted the process or defined how its needs could be met. The forum, funded by Delaware Valley Legacy Fund and Bread & Roses Community Fund, is 6-8 p.m. May 1 at William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St. Refreshments will be served. We invite anyone who is invested in helping WTC achieve this goal. If you are interested, RSVP at 215-567-1111, ext *811 or by email at WTC is enthusiastic about this next phase of growth for the organization. The community forum will be a significant step in this journey and WTC hopes you will join us for this auspicious occasion. ■ Alison Gerig, LCSW, is executive director of Women’s Therapy Center.

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society, maybe it is time to do away with queer film festivals all together. I am attending the Tribeca Film Festival, which is held mostly in Chelsea, and I can get my fix from the interesting queer films they show. This year, I hope to see “Love Is Strange,” the eagerly awaited new film by Ira Sachs (of “Keep the Lights On” fame) about an aging gay couple played by John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, and “Life Partners,” an American indie about a lesbian and her straight female friend. Film festivals, gay or straight, to me at least, should be about seeing the world through the eyes of others and learning about different people and cultures. Tribeca screened “Mala Mala,” a moving documentary about the trans community in Puerto Rico and their efforts to achieve equality and dignity. If audiences — and not just queer viewers — are exposed to the situation of the film’s subjects, Ivana, Alberic, and Stephanie, among others, and come to understand and appreciate their struggles, perhaps that will do something to bridge the gap with the trans community where they live. Likewise, a Swedish film, “Something Must Break,” explored themes of gender and attraction as two men fall in love. One guy is reluctant to be with another man; the other man is more keen to become a woman. These kinds of stories rarely get released outside the festival circuit. As the more popular festivals are being more inclusive of LGBT films, isn’t that a good thing? Tribeca also has an excellent shorts program. This year, they featured several queer films, including Coy Middlebrook’s “For Spacious Sky,” which chronicles the bond between three very different brothers — one of whom is gay (played by out actor Jonah Blechman) — on the eve of Obama’s election, and a priceless short documentary, “One Year Lease,” about a gay couple, a cat and their landlady. Lastly, one of the world premieres at Tribeca was the documentary “A Brony Tale,” about the (mostly) straight men — some of them quite macho — who enjoy the children’s TV program, “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.” If this subculture, which challenges gender stereotypes, isn’t the height of metrosexuality, I’m not sure what is. The film certainly changed my opinion about how grown men can appreciate the same pop culture as very young girls. It reminded me of the way gay men and female teenagers can share the same crushes and pre-sexual lust for male heartthrobs. So maybe there is enough queer content in festivals like Tribeca to help me get over missing QFest this summer. While I would like to see more queer cinema in theaters all year long, until that time comes, I’ll keep attending film fests. ■ Gary M. Kramer is the author of “Independent Queer Cinema: Reviews and Interviews” and co-editor of “Directory of World Cinema: Argentina.”

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Food Fight Bartram cafeteria brawl shows a school out of control


ust weeks before the mayoral election in 2007, the five Democratic hopefuls gathered in the studio of WPVI (now 6abc) to discuss the future of our city. Education, as always, was a major topic of debate. When it came to Chaka Fattah, the issue became inexorably intertwined with safety in the classroom. Fattah told of his days at West Philly High and of Officer Reese patrolling the hallways, and called for a police officer assigned to every school. In the wake of the chaos that has become the educational experience at Bartram High, we may have to revisit the Officer Reese approach.

…we will inevitably see the usual handwringing, approbation and concern… The chaos seems to have started a few weeks ago when a conflict resolution specialist called a “climate manager” was knocked unconscious (hold for a moment: do we really have a job title in the Philadelphia School District called climate manager that has nothing

to do with earth sciences?) in an altercation with a 17-year-old student. Seems the climate manager’s head was pushed into a concrete wall. This led Philadelphia Federation of Teachers’ President Jerry Jordan to liken the incident to the 2007 assault of Frank Burd — a teacher at Germantown High School who broke his neck after falling from a haymaker leveled by a student in 2007. A week later, reported: “A lunchtime brawl six students in police custody. One school police officer suffered minor injuries and a student was scratched in the face when the huge fight erupted. ‘Bartram went into a lockdown due to a fight that broke out at the lunchroom today,’ says school district spokesman Fernando Gallard. ‘As a result, we had six students that were taken into custody.’” described the lunchroom scene as “teenagers punching and stomping on one another and on school police [with] students set[ting] off firecrackers inside the building.” (When firecrackers are going off in the lunchroom and it is not a high school in Chinatown celebrating the New Year with a dancing dragon, it’s time for some serious climate management.) If you haven’t had a chance to see the video — and these days there is always a video — you should. It is like a scene out of “Lord of the Flies.” But more disturbing than the video itself

is the commentary this violent scene sparked among the teachers at Bartram. One teacher, speaking under conditions of anonymity, said, “It’s normal for Bartram…It’s our new normal.” quotes another teacher “who also fears retribution: ‘I guess people didn’t think it was a big deal, because there was no blood, there were no serious injuries.’” When teachers fear retribution from their students for speaking out against violence in the classroom, you know the problem goes well beyond a lunchtime brawl. So the usual game plan is now in place: more police will be assigned to the school, assessment teams assigned to review building conditions and staff assignments, and a community meeting planned where we will inevitably see the usual handwringing, approbation and concern from all concerned parties. But let’s focus on one small step before all others — remove the bad kids from the school immediately and permanently. A child that has so little control of himself that he tries to push a counselor’s head through a concrete wall cannot be allowed in a classroom. A kid who thinks it’s OK to set off a firecracker inside a school building belongs in a juvenile detention center, not Bartram High. If you think this is too extreme, perhaps too harsh, read on. reports, “Staffers were shocked when they saw that the 17-year-old who assaulted [the climate manager] was back in the school this week, ‘He was cutting class, roaming Continued on page 2

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Food Fight Continued from page 1

the hallways,’ said a teacher, who asked not to be identified for fear of retribution [another teacher in fear of student retribution] ‘He spent two days in the building this week, and it seems the administration was not aware.’ Teachers said the student spent at least part of one day in classes, even

discussing the Stephenson assault with a friend.” When a student arrested for assault on a teacher is in the school hallways at Bartram a couple weeks later, it’s going to take more than an Officer Reese to restore order. At Bartram, unfortunately, it may take a SWAT team.

New Charter for Charter Schools? Continued from page 12

to go to these schools for religious purposes. He acknowledged in a press release that input from charter schools will be considered. A PIAA spokesperson said that race has no bearing into these decisions. A charter school official told last week that since a majority of city charter student athletes are AfricanAmerican this was a glaring concern. In the PIAA’s defense, many Catholic League athletes are also minority students. For now, the discussion goes on for another day. “I do not think disallowing competition for private schools is the answer,” said New Castle coach Ralph Blundo, whose squad just won the schools’ first AAAA state title. New Castle is a public school. He added: “I don’t think the PIAA could have ever predicted the onslaught of charter schools, in addition to the existing private/Catholic schools. But now that it is obvious there are decisions to make; and I think these changes are much less complicated than they are making it. “ Blundo and many pundits and fans and


media members have suggested a private conference for the charter schools and Catholic schools. The state of New Jersey has a similar approach with separate categories for state competitions in all sports. At the conclusion of playoffs, all the winners play in a six-team “Tournament of Champions.” New Jersey also has much more stringent transfer rules than Pennsylvania and most states. Many like the model, Blundo included. “I think that all private/charter schools must play in the AAAA division, or a minimum of two classifications higher than their enrollment,” he said. “And I think all private/charter schools should be placed in their own classification.” In all, Philadelphia charter schools have combined to win seven state boys’ basketball titles since 2006. All but one was in Class A and AA, PIAA’s smallest-enrollment classifications. Change is on the way but is it for the betterment of the kids and for sports? Stay tuned. And cover your ears. It’s going to get loud.

Faithful Germantown Avenue Book examines congregations along one dynamic street by Sheila Simmons


atie Day has worked for nearly 30 years on Germantown Avenue. She has shopped on Germantown Avenue, raised her children in a neighborhood (Mt. Airy) that’s built along Germantown Avenue. “I thought I knew Germantown Avenue,” she says. “I didn’t,” is what she learned from researching and writing “Faith on the Avenue: Religion on a City Street.” Her recently released book is being billed as “a richly illustrated, revelatory study of Philadelphia’s Germantown Avenue, home to a diverse array of more than 90 Christian and Muslim congregations” by Amazon. It is an academic book, complete with eight years of interviews, photos and demographic data, through which Day “explores the formative and multifaceted role of religious congregations within an urban environment.” But what it really is is a testament to the spirit of a street. “I realized it was enormously dynamic and multilayered, and there was a whole lot going on behind the facades of the churches and mosques,” Day says. “I also realized policy-makers,

developers, politicians totally ignore the faith community as an entity. I had one developer say to me, ‘They use up real estate, don’t pay taxes, don’t generate a lot of jobs or street traffic. The book, “Faith on the Avenue,” explores They’re placehold- churches in Germantown. The annual Interfaith Peace Walk. Photo by Edd Conboy ers until we develop the eight-and-a-half mile stretch them.’” of Germantown — about 11 for So what Day hopes results every mile. from her book is “open eyes.” Day discovered that in the It portrays “the wealthiest decades when city population neighborhood and the poorest, dropped, institutions of faith the most beautiful, opulent buildtripled on the avenue. Women on ings, and then absolute blight. All the avenue head congregations at the contrasts of this city are on a rate double that of the women this street,” says Day. on average in the rest of the coun“Faith on the Avenue” grew try. She documented how congreout of a mantra Day, the Charles gations would bring new life to A. Scheiren professor of church buildings in Germantown — setand society at the Lutheran Theoting up in former liquor stores, logical Seminary at Philadelphia, banks, theatres, homes, furniture presses onto her students: “Place stores. They would “lovingly matters.” take care of them and restore “It really matters that you are them and make them an anchor studying here on Germantown on their block.” Avenue, and you’re in class and “This is how ecology works,” can hear sirens on Germantown Day says. “Change begets Avenue, can go the Wawa and change.” can encounter homeless people Gay could go on and on, with there. This is all part of your eduher discoveries from the avenue. cation,” she tells them. But she knows she has to stop With photographer Edd Consomewhere. Faith on Germanboy, Day began working on a town Avenue, however, keeps slide show for her students, capflowing with the times. turing the places of faith along

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JEWELL WILLIAMS Sheriff on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at First District Plaza, 3801 Market Street, at 10:00 AM. (EST) Conditions of Sheriff’s Sale for JUDICIAL/FORECLOSURE SALE

Ten percent of the highest bid for each property auctioned ���� ������ ��� ���������� ��� ��������� 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, ���� ������� ������ ����� ���� ������� 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 ������������������������������������ attorney’s check or money order with the Sheriff. The balance of the purchase money must be deposited in certi���� ������� ����������� ������ ��� money order together with a Deed poll for execution by the highest ������� ��� ���� �������� ��� ���� ������ 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 ������������������ ��� ���� ����� ������� 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. ������������������������������� each property shall be a sum suf������������������������������������cluding advertising, all taxes, water rents and municipal claims due to the City of Philadelphia. If there is no other bid price above the opening bid price, the property shall be sold by the auctioneer to the attorney on the writ at that price. 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 Sheriff’s cost, then to any municipal claims that the City of Philadel-






phia 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 ������������������������������������� 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 ���������� ����� ���� ����� ��� ���� discretion, require proof of identity of the purchaser or the registration ��� ���������� ������� ���� ���� ��� ��� ������������� ���������� ����� ������ 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. and to its website at where they can view the deed to each ����������� ��������� ���� ���� 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

(30) Days from the date of the sale of Real Estate. Distribution will be made in accordance with the Schedule unless exceptions are ����� �������� ������� ���� ����� ����� thereafter. ����� �� ���� ���� ������� ��� ���� non-professional readers who do not understand the meaning of the �������� ���� ������� ���������� ���� defendant’s names, we make the following. EXPLANATION ���� ����� ����� ���������� ��� 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 ��������������������������������� 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 ����������������������������������� 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

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www.Officeof Philadelphia SHERIFF’S SALE OF Tuesday, May 6, 2014 1405-301 ���������������������������� �������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN�������������������sico Rivera aka Francisco N. Rivera, Jr. C.P. August Term, 2013 No. 02686 $26,744.90 ������������������� 1405-302 6744 Woodland Avenue 19142 40th wd. 1664 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ������������������������� C.P. September Term, 2013 �������������������������� ��������������� 1405-303 �������������������� ����������������������������







and Ann Marie Shour C.P. September Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� ����������� 1405-330 ������������������������ 40th wd. 1221.28 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ��������������������������� C.P. June Term, 2013 No. 03208 �������������������������� P.C. 1405-331 6801 Rutland Street 19149������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ C.P. October Term, 2013 No. 02442 $231,703.64 Phelan Hal���������� 1405-332 ������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������� ��������������������������� �������������������� 1405-333 1140 Cantrell Street 191480000 39th wd. 720 Sq. Ft. �������������������������������������������������������������������������cis A. Rosetti C.P. July Term, ��������������������������� �������������������� 1405-334 ������������������������� ���������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ����������������������� ����������������������������� ������������������������������ ���������������������������� ������������� 1405-335 3214 Tesdale Street aka 3214 Teesdale Street 19136-4316 ������������������������� �������������������������������������������������������������������������� May Term, 2013 No. 01739 $121,037.98 Phelan Hallinan, ��� 1405-336 2028 N Palethorp Street 19122����������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������ Francis C.P. May Term, 2013 ���������������������������� ������������� 1405-337 ����������������������� Apartment 27 19116-4402 ������������������������������ ���������������������������� proportionate undivided interest in the common elements (as defined in such declaration) ���������������������MENTS: CONDOMINIUM Douglas M. McIntosh C.P. May Term, 2013 No. 00471 $271,038.32 Phelan Hallinan, ��� 1405-338 ����������������������������� 40th wd. 1221.28 Sq. Ft. ����������������������������������������

������������������������ C.P. September Term, 2012 ���������������������������� ������������� 1405-339 ���������������������������� 4106 39th wd. 922 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ���������������������������� Robert J. Ford C.P. April Term, ��������������������������� �������������������� 1405-340 11212 Audubon Avenue 19116��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ James Ditro C.P. April Term, 2012 No. 01462 $233,173.89 �������������������� 1405-341 1124 Marlborough Street ���������������������������� ������������������������ IMPROVEMENTS: RESI����������������������� Moore, Christie Moore C.P. April Term, 2010 No. 03816 $164,981.32 Phelan Hallinan, ��� 1405-342 7371 Valley Avenue 191283223 21st wd. 4300 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ C.P. April Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� ������������� 1405-343 ������������������������� wd. on the southwest side of �������������������������� northwestward from the northwest side of Mt. Airy Avenue. Front 26 ft 6 in; depth 100 ft 0 ��������������������������� ����������������������������� ��������������������������� �������������������� 1405-344 ������������������������� 64th wd. 2891 Sq. Ft. ������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: ��������������������� John Sullick C.P. May Term, �������������������������� Joann Needleman, Esquire 1405-345 �������������������������� ���������������������������� ������������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN���������������������� ������������������������� December Term, 2011 No. 00032 $108,489.38 Phelan ������������� 1405-346 ������������������������� 1417 66th wd. 2000 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������� C.P. February Term, 2012 No. ������������������������� ������������� 1405-347 1100 Kenwyn Street 19124������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� �����������������������

C.P. August Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� ������������� 1405-348 727 Hoffman Street 191482407 39th wd. 700 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ C.P. July Term, 2013 No. 01463 $114,497.16 Phelan ������������� 1405-349 2633 South Mildred Street ������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� ������������������ Chung aka Kevin Chung C.P. August Term, 2011 No. 4669 ���������������������������� Karl, Esq. 1405-350 2944 Jenny Place 19136-1011 ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������� Hoang C.P. August Term, 2013 No. 02480 $173,241.99 Phelan ������������� 1405-351 �������������������������� ������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� C.P. August Term, 2013 No. ������������������������������������� 1405-352 10931 Templeton Drive ���������������������������� ������������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN������������������������� Roland C.P. March Term, 2012 ���������������������������� ������������� 1405-353 ��������������������������� �������������������������� �����������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN����������������������� Onorato C.P. March Term, 2012 No. 0726 $184,829.00 Scott A. Dietterick, Esq., Kim������������������������������� ���������������������������� Marin, Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, �������������������������������������� 1405-354 2716 North 46th Street (aka Forty-Six Street) 19131��������������������������� �������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: ��������������������� �����������������������tober Term, 2012 No. 0192 $44,180.90 Scott A. Dietter������������������������������� Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, Esq., ������������������������� Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, ������������������������ 1405-355 ������������������������� ������������������������� ����������������������������������������� �������������������������� Jr. C.P. December Term, 2012

No. 0011 $200,679.66 Scott A. Dietterick, Esq., Kimberly A. ��������������������������������������������������������� Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., �������������������������������� 1405-356 ������������������������� 33rd wd. 1410 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ������������������������� Patrick J. McCole, Jr, mother and son, as joint tenants with the right of survivorship. C.P. May Term, 2013 No. 01727 ���������������������������������������������������������� Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, Esq., ������������������������� Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, ������������������������ 1405-357 2444 South Hutchinson Street aka 2444 Hutchinson Street 19148 39th wd. 940 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ C.P. February Term, 2013 No. 00649 $183,010.29 Scott A. Dietterick, Esq., Kimberly A. ��������������������������������������������������������� Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., �������������������������������� 1405-358 136 East Upsal Street AKA 136 Upsal 19119-2339 22nd ��������������������������� 1076400 IMPROVEMENTS: ��������������������� Cindy Weston C.P. May Term, �������������������������� Scott A. Dietterick, Esq., Kim������������������������������� ���������������������������� Marin, Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, �������������������������������������� 1405-359 ���������������������� ����������������������������� ����������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: ������������������������������������������� ��������������������������� $69,302.07 Scott A. Dietter������������������������������� Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, Esq., ������������������������� Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, ������������������������ 1405-360 ������������������������ ���������������������������� ���������������������������� ���������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESI���������������������� Kehan, as sole tenant C.P. March Term, 2013 No. 01244 $63,989.79 Scott A. Dietter������������������������������� Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, Esq., ������������������������� Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, ������������������������

1405-361 ������������������������� ��������������������������� ������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: ��������������������� ����������������������������� C.P. May Term, 2013 No. ��������������������������� Dietterick, Esq., Kimberly A. ��������������������������������������������������������� Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., �������������������������������� 1405-362 ������������������������������ �������������������������� Subject to Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN������������������������� Roberts, as sole owner C.P. �������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������� Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, Esq., ������������������������������� M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ack������������������������������ ��������������� 1405-363 ������������������������� 60th wd. 1376 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ��������������������������� sole owner C.P. April Term, ������������������������� Scott A. Dietterick, Esq., Kim������������������������������� ���������������������������� Marin, Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., �������������������������������� 1405-364 3430 Vaux Street 19129-1437 38th wd. 1393.80 Sq. Ft. ������������������������������������������ ������������������������ C.P. January Term, 2012 No. 3226 $69,100.96 Scott A. Diet�����������������������������ner, Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, ������������������������������� Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, ������������������������ 1405-365 38 Wyneva Street aka 38 West Wyneva Street 19144 12th wd. 2784.22 Sq. Ft. ������������������������� Mortgage Subject to Rent IMPROVEMENTS: RESI������������������������ Fluck C.P. March Term, 2011 ������������������������������ Dietterick, Esq., Kimberly A. ��������������������������������������������������������� Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., �������������������������������� 1405-366 6620 Ross Street 19119 ���������������������� ������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: ��������������������� Joseph M. O’Malley, as sole owner C.P. November Term, �������������������������� Scott A. Dietterick, Esq., Kim-

������������������������������� ���������������������������� Marin, Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., �������������������������������� 1405-367 ������������������������� 2208 40th wd. 1096 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ����������������������� C.P. March Term, 2012 No. ����������������������������������������������������������ner, Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, ������������������������������� Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, ������������������������ 1405-368 ����������������������������� ��������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: ROW �����������������������mata Sanogo C.P. May Term, �������������������������� �������������������������� 1405-369 ������������������������ ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� C.P. January Term, 2013 No. 3629 $88,294.01 Scott A. Diet�����������������������������ner, Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, ������������������������������� Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, ������������������������ 1405-370 ��������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������� ��������������������� Property of Crystal A. Wright, individually and as known heir of Marjorie S. Osbourne, deceased mortgagor and real owner, and Unknown heirs, successors, assigns, and all persons, firms, or associations claiming right, title, or interest from or under Marjorie S. Osbourne, deceased mortgagor and real owner. C.P. February Term, 2012 No. 03481 �������������������������������������� 1405-371 ���������������������������� ��������������������������� ������������������������ ����������������������� ������������������������� Jeanpois C.P. November Term, 2013 No. 01264 $98,246.90 �������������������������� 1405-372 4722 Shelmire Avenue ���������������������������� ������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: ��������������������� Aleksander Savitskiy and ������������������������ tenants by the entirety C.P. January Term, 2011 No. 3004 $112,303.41 Scott A. Dietter������������������������������� Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, Esq., ������������������������������� M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ack������������������������������ ���������������







1405-373 1638 S 21st Street 36th wd. on west side of 21st St 19 ft 3 in northward from the north side of Morris St, front 16 ft, depth ������������������������������������������������������ ��������������������������� �������������������� 1405-374 1447 North Peach Street �������������������������� �������������������������� to Mortgage Subject to Rent IMPROVEMENTS: ROW 2 ������������������������� C.P. December Term, 2012 ����������������������������� Ebeck, Esquire 1405-375 1723 Dorrance Street aka 1723 ���������������������������� 2108 36th wd. 1000 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ��������������������������� and Elijah Harris, wife and husband C.P. August Term, ������������������������� Scott A. Dietterick, Esq., Kim������������������������������� ���������������������������� Marin, Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., �������������������������������� 1405-376 819 Kerper Street 19111 ������������������������� ������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: ��������������������� ��������������������������� ��������������������������� �������������������������� Scott A. Dietterick, Esq., Kim������������������������������� ���������������������������� Marin, Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., �������������������������������� 1405-377 4938 Penn Street 19124 ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ����������������������� Jenkins, administratrix of the ����������������������������� deceased C.P. August Term, ���������������������������� ������������������ 1405-378 43 West Upsal Street 19119 ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ���������������������� ����������������������� ��������������������������� �������������������������borne, Esquire 1405-379 ������������������������ ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� as administrator of the estate of Herbert Alexander, deceased C.P. December Term, 2013 No. ������������������������������ Osborne, Esquire 1405-380 ������������������������� 26th wd. 774.62 Sq. Ft.

���������������������������������������� ���������������������� Rickert, Jr C.P. December Term, 2012 No. 01623 �������������������������berg, PC 1405-381A 7701 Edmund Street 19136 ������������������������� ���������������������� ���������������������� �������������������� ���������������������� September Term, 2013 No. ����������������������������� Schectman, Esquire 1405-381B ������������������������� ������������������������� ���������������������� ���������������������� �������������������� ���������������������� September Term, 2013 No. ����������������������������� Schectman, Esquire 1405-382 7018 Woolston Avenue 19138 ������������������������� ������������������������ ��������������������� ��������������������������������������������� October Term, 2013 No. 02844 $148,639.89 Federman & As������������� 1405-383 ����������������������������� 26th wd. All that certain lot or piece of ground. Situate on the west side of Sydenham Street (40 feet wide) at the distance of 91 feet southward from the south side of Pollock Street in the 26th ward of the City of Philadelphia. Containing in front or breadth on the ����������������������������� and extending of that width in length or depth westward between parallel lines at right angles to the said Sydenham ���������������������������� 3 feet wide alley leading into and from Pollock Street and parallel with Sydenham Street. Joseph N Reilly C.P. September Term, 2013 No. ���������������������������� ��������������������������� DISTASIO, & EDWARDS, P.C. 1405-384 ��������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ C.P. August Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� Eisenberg, PC 1405-385 �������������������������� ��������������������������� ����������������������������������������� �������������������� Santiago, as sole owner C.P. March Term, 2012 No. 1317 $94,638.79 Scott A. Dietterick, �������������������������� Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, Esq., ������������������������������� M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ack������������������������������ ���������������

1405-386 ��������������������������� 19144-1761 12th wd. 1607 ������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN������������������������� C.P. December Term, 2011 No. �������������������������� Dietterick, Esq., Kimberly A. ��������������������������������������������������������� Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., �������������������������������� 1405-387 ���������������������������� ������������������������ ��������������������� ������������������������� C.P. December Term, 2013 No. 03623 $82,704.44 John J. Kelly, Jr. 1405-388 ���������������������������� ��������������������������� ��������������������� ������������������������� C.P. December Term, 2013 ����������������������������� Kelly, Jr. 1405-389 ���������������������������� ������������������������ ��������������������� ������������������������� C.P. December Term, 2013 ����������������������������� Kelly, Jr. 1405-390 ����������������������� �������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ����������������������� C.P. November Term, 2013 ���������������������������� ������������� 1405-391 238 East Montana Street 19119 22nd wd. 1441.36 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� C.P. August Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� ����������� 1405-392 239 Rochelle Avenue 19128������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� ����������������������� C.P. March Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� ������������� 1405-393 4646 Fernhill Road 191444224 13th wd. 1184 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� C.P. December Term, 2012 ���������������������������� ������������� 1405-394 1913 East Ontario Street ������������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ����������������������� C.P. April Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� ����������� 1405-395 ��������������������������� 19120-4127 42nd wd. 1106.76

���������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESI������������������������ Harris C.P. September Term, ��������������������������� �������������������� 1405-396 ������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ Eddie Ward, Jr C.P. December Term, 2012 No. 03124 ����������������������������� ��� 1405-397 ������������������������� ��������������������������� St 32 ft 0 in eastward from the east side of Fifthy third St front 16 ft , depth 100 ft ������������������������ Felton C.P. September Term, 2010 No. 00911 $186,939.21 �������������������� 1405-398 ������������������������� The southeast side of Essex �������������������������� point is measured on the arc of a circle curving to the left �������������������������������� ������������������������������� inches from a point now on the southwest side of Essex ������������������� ��������������������� ������������������������� (deceased) C.P. October Term, ��������������������������� Robert W. Cusick 1405-399 �������������������������� ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ C.P. May Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� ����������� 1405-400 6023 Trinity Street 19142 40th wd. 944 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ������������������������� July Term, 2013 No. 03924 �������������������������� P.C. 1405-401 7420 Rising Sun Avenue 19111 ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ����������������������� C.P. April Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� ����������� 1405-402 1024 Tomlinson Road ���������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������� �������������������������� May Term, 2013 No. 03727 ��������������������������� P.C. 1405-403 4849 Ridge Avenue 19129���������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN������������������������ Haggerty in his capacity as administrator an heir of the �������������������������

Haggerty, Jay Haggerty in his capacity as heir of the estate ���������������������������� Unknown heirs, successors, assigns, and all persons, firms, or associations claiming right, title, or interest from or under ������������������������� deceased. C.P. February Term, ��������������������������� �������������������� 1405-404 ����������������������������� ����������������������� ������������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN���������������������� Cardona C.P. June Term, 2013 �������������������������� ��������������� 1405-405 ������������������������ ��������������������� ���������������������������������������� ����������������������� Shaheed and Marie A. Johnson C.P. June Term, 2012 No. ������������������������� ����������� 1405-406 1134 East Mount Airy Avenue ������������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� C.P. September Term, 2008 �������������������������� ��������������� 1405-407 ������������������������� ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ C.P. April Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� ����������� 1405-408 2028 West Spencer Street aka 2028 Spencer Street 19138 ����������������������������� ������������������������ ������������������ ������������������������ C.P. April Term, 2013 No. 00463 $118,061.73 Craig H. Fox, Esq 1405-409 210 Widener Street 19120 61st wd. 917.44 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� �������������������� Chung, solely in her capacity as heir of In Sup Chung, deceased and Hae S. Chung, solely in his capacity as heir of In Sup Chung, deceased C.P. July Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� ����������� 1405-410 ��������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ����������������������� ������������������������� 2013 No. 03986 $102,668.39 ������������������� 1405-411 1002 West Rockland Street ���������������������������� ������������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN���������������������

Muhammad, Shay Huntley C.P. July Term, 2012 No. 03171 ���������������������������� ��� 1405-412 ������������������������� ������������������������ ���������������������������������������� ���������������������� C.P. August Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� ����������� 1405-413 ������������������������ 46th wd. 840 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� �����������������������tary C.P. July Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� ����������� 1405-414 6614 Souder Street 19149 ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ C.P. March Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� ����������� 1405-415 8218 Colfax Street 19136 ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������������han and Kathleen M. Callahan C.P. January Term, 2011 No. �������������������������� ����������� 1405-416 �������������������������� 19141 49th wd. 1260 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ������������������������� C.P. September Term, 2012 ������������������������� ��������������� 1405-417 4202 Oakmont Street 19136 ���������������������� ���������������������������������������� ���������������������������� C.P. July Term, 2011 No. ������������������������� ����������� 1405-418 ��������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� Debra Mariner C.P. Decem������������������������� $286,180.18 Phelan Hallinan, ��� 1405-419 1314 North 76th Street ���������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ C.P. April Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� ����������� 1405-420 ������������������������� ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ���������������������� C.P. November Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� �����������







1405-421 817 66th Avenue 19126 61st wd. ��������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN���������������������������� �������������������������� C.P. February Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� ����������� 1405-422 48 East Johnson Street ���������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������ Taylor C.P. May Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� ����������� 1405-423 ����������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������� as administratrix of the estate ������������������������������� September Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� ����������� 1405-424 ������������������������ �������������������������� ����������������������������� ��������������������������������������������� ESTATE Paul P. Chan C.P. November Term, 2010 No. ��������������������������� Eisenberg, PC 1405-425 ������������������������� ����������������������������� ����������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN������������������������� ����������������������������� 2013 No. 02149 $146,691.72 Richard M. Squire & Associ��������� 1405-426 ���������������������������� ������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� C.P. September Term, 2013 No. 00907 $68,392.23 Phelan Hal���������� 1405-427 ������������������������� 64th wd. (formerly part of the thirty fifth wd.) 1606.91 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ ����������������������������� �������������������������������� ��������������������������� ����������������������� 1405-428 644 Fernon Street 19148���������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ��������������������������� C.P. September Term, 2013 No. 01308 $24,878.61 Phelan Hal���������� 1405-429 ������������������������� ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������� Stephens-Roach C.P. Septem������������������������� $137,778.73 Mark J. Udren, Esq.

1405-430 ���������������������������� ������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ C.P. June Term, 2013 No. ������������������������������������� 1405-431 ����������������������������� 3303 48th wd. 981.12 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ����������������������� Jr C.P. April Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� ������������� 1405-432 ������������������������������ ���������������������������� 1199600 IMPROVEMENTS: ��������������������� Kathleen M Derosa and Joseph Derosa III C.P. October Term, �������������������������� ����������������������� 1405-433 ������������������������ ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ���������������������� C.P. December Term, 2009 No. ������������������������� ����������� 1405-434 7038 Dorcas Street 19111 ���������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������� C.P. July Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� ����������� 1405-435 ����������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������� �������������������������ber Term, 2012 No. 01914 ���������������������������� ��� 1405-436 ������������������������� 19146 36th wd. 686 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ������������������������� August Term, 2013 No. 00239 �������������������������� P.C. 1405-437 4323 Devereaux Street ���������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������son C.P. May Term, 2010 No. �������������������������� Eisenberg, PC 1405-438 2601 Pennsylvania Ave, Unit ������������������������������ �������������������������� to Mortgage IMPROVE����������������������� ��������������������������� �������������������������� $66,770.73 Samantha D. Cissne, Esquire 1405-439 314 Daly Street 191483307 39th wd. 1108 Sq. Ft. ���������������������-

������������������� ����������������������� C.P. July Term, 2012 No. 1809 ����������������������������������������������������������� Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, Esq., ������������������������������� M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ack������������������������������ ��������������� 1405-440 1224 North Redfield Street ���������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ��������������������� Robinson and Robin Winfield C.P. May Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� Eisenberg, PC 1405-441 6111 Torresdale Avenue ���������������������������� ���������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESI������������������������ Schreiber, Sr C.P. July Term, �������������������������� Scott A. Dietterick, Esq., Kim������������������������������� ���������������������������� Marin, Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., �������������������������������� 1405-442 4423 Strahle Street 19136 ���������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������� Higginson and Diane M. Higginson C.P. October Term, ��������������������������� Stern & Eisenberg, PC 1405-443 ������������������������ ������������������������� ������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: ��������������������� ������������������������������ owner C.P. March Term, 2012 ����������������������������� Dietterick, Esq., Kimberly A. ��������������������������������������������������������� Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., �������������������������������� 1405-444 3349 Emerald Street 19134 ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� C.P. September Term, 2013 No. 02169 $82,112.96 Stern & Eisenberg, PC 1405-445 ��������������������������� ���������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ �������������������������� as joint tenants with the right of survivorship C.P. January Term, 2011 No. 0994 $66,162.34 Scott A. Dietterick, �������������������������� Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, Esq., ������������������������������� M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ack������������������������������ ���������������

1405-446 2601 Pennsylvania Avenue ���������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� C.P. March Term, 2010 No. �������������������������� Eisenberg, PC 1405-447 ����������������������������� N side of Mercy St 381 ft w from w side of Third St front 14 ft; depth 46 ft Stuart Cohen C.P. December Term, 2013 ��������������������������� J. Kelly, Jr. 1405-448 119 W Price Street 19144-3309 ����������������������������� 3-0139-00 IMPROVEMENTS: ����������������������������������������� August Term, 2013 No. 03312 ����������������������� FEIN, ESQUIRE 1405-449 �������������������������� ���������������������������� �������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN������������������������ Hall C.P. April Term, 2012 No. �������������������������� A. FEIN, ESQUIRE 1405-450 �������������������������� ������������������������� 102.474 ft w from W side of fifty-six st front 18’ ft, depth ���������������������������cember Term, 2013 No. 03608 ������������������������������ 1405-451 ������������������� 19131-2816 32nd wd. 1803 ������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESI����������������������� �������������������������� December Term, 2003 No. �������������������������� A. FEIN, ESQUIRE 1405-452 ��������������������������� ���������������������������� ��������������������� ������������������������� C.P. December Term, 2013 No. 03612 $131,344.26 John J. Kelly, Jr. 1405-453 ����������������������� 19146 30th wd. 1494 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ Jr. C.P. September Term, 2013 ����������������������������� E. Von Rosenstiel Esquire, Heather Riloff, Esquire 1405-454 2023 N Wanamaker Street ��������������������� ������������������������������������������ HOME Stuart Cohen C.P. December Term, 2013 No. 03613 $86,414.69 John J. Kelly, Jr. 1405-455 7642 Woodcrest Avenue ������������������������� ������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN������������������������� Clahar C.P. July Term, 2013 �������������������������-

��������������������� 1405-456 874 N 66th Street 24th wd. ���������������������� ��������������������� ������������������������� C.P. December Term, 2013 ����������������������������� Kelly, Jr. 1405-457 1007 Rosalie Street 19149�������������������������� �����������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN����������������������� �������������������������� C.P. August Term, 2012 No. �������������������������� A. FEIN, ESQUIRE 1405-458 ������������������������� �������������������������� ��������������������� �����������������������hen C.P. December Term, 2013 ����������������������������� Kelly, Jr. 1405-459 �������������������������� �������������������������� ��������������������� ���������������������� Cohen C.P. December Term, 2013 No. 03618 $92,436.49 John J. Kelly, Jr. 1405-460 ��������������������������� ���������������������������� ���������������������MENTS: CONDOMINIUM ������������������� ������������������������ ��������������������������� ����������������������������� Karl, Esq. 1405-461 ������������������������� 2203 41st wd. 1341.90 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ Choudhury aka Shahina Aktar Moni, in her capacity as heir ���������������������������� ���������������������������� deceased. Unknown heirs, successors, assigns, and all persons, firms, or associations claiming right, title, or interest ������������������������� Choudhury, deceased. C.P. October Term, 2010 No. 01122 ����������������������������� ��� 1405-462 3628 Sepviva Street 19134������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� ������������������������� C.P. August Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� ������������� 1405-463 ���������������������� aka 7681 Frankford Avenue ������������������������ ���������������������������� �������������������������� ����������������������� ���������������������������� 03183 $1,312,474.16 Sherry ������������ 1405-464 304 E Clarkson Avenue 19120 ��������������������������� 1-2306-00 IMPROVEMENTS:

���������������������������������������� August Term, 2013 No. 02098 $136,928.19 Federman & As������������� 1405-465 ������������������������ ��������������������������� ���������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN���������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������� ������������������������������ ����������������������������� ��������������������������� 2013 No. 02907 $109,796.99 �������������������������� 1405-466 �������������������������� 2934 62nd wd. 1379.88 Sq. Ft. ����������������������������������������� ������������������������� C.P. September Term, 2011 ���������������������������� ������������� 1405-467 3020 Hale Street 19149-3104 ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �����������������������nado C.P. October Term, 2013 No. 01431 $93,227.13 Phelan ������������� 1405-468 ������������������������� ����������������������������� 19129 21st wd. 828 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ������������������������� Teresa Rondon C.P. April Term, 2009 No. 01348 ����������������������������������������������������������� Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, Esq., ������������������������������� M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ack������������������������������ ��������������� 1405-469 ��������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������� ������������������������� C.P. March Term, 2013 No. 00026 $290,447.33 Phelan ������������� 1405-470 334 West Woodlawn Street 19144-3817 12th wd. 1401 ������������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN����������������������� Wright C.P. March Term, 2012 ������������������������������ Dietterick, Esq., Kimberly A. ��������������������������������������������������������� Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., �������������������������������� 1405-471 ����������������������������� �������������������������� ������������������������������ wd. Together with all right, title, and interest to a 0.747% undivided interest of, in and to the common elements, as more particularly set forth in the ���������������������������







IMPROVEMENTS: CONDOMINIUM UNIT Todd Facenda C.P. October Term, 2011 No. ������������������������� ������������� 1405-472 316 West Ruscomb Street 19120 42nd wd. 1739.70 ������������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN���������������������� E. Wortham Jr C.P. February Term, 2013 No. 03264 �������������������������� P.C. 1405-473 312 West Hortter Street 19119������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ C.P. February Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� ������������� 1405-474 ��������������������� ����������������������� ���������������������������������������� ����������������������soleil and Robert A. Cudjoe C.P. July Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� ����������� 1405-475 ��������������������������� 2811 46th wd. 879.28 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ���������������������� Peterson C.P. January Term, �������������������������� �������������������� 1405-476 4718 Vista Street 19136 ��������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ C.P. February Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� ����������� 1405-477 ��������������������������� ������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������ ��������������������������� �������������������� 1405-478 ��������������������������� ������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� ������������������������� April Term, 2013 No. 00018 $133,708.33 Phelan Hallinan, ��� 1405-479 ������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������terbridge C.P. June Term, 2010 No. 01983 $102,168.36 Phelan ������������� 1405-480 ����������������������� ���������������������� ���������������������������������������� ��������������������� ������������������������������ 2013 No. 01219 $181,838.77

Martha E. Von Rosenstiel Esquire, Heather Riloff, Esquire 1405-481 2714 North Waterloo Street ������������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ����������������������� C.P. April Term, 2013 No. ������������������������������������� 1405-482 ������������������������������ 4837 13th wd. 2318.72 Sq. Ft. ������������������������������������������ ������������������������� Jr C.P. March Term, 2013 No. �������������������������������������� 1405-483 ������������������������������� ���������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESI����������������������� McCloud C.P. April Term, 2013 ������������������������������������������������ 1405-484 ������������������������� ������������������������� ������������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN���������������������� ����������������������������� ��������������������������� �������������������� 1405-485 �������������������������� ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ Heft C.P. August Term, 2013 ����������������������������� ������������� 1405-486 842 East Thayer Street aka 842 Thayer Street East 19134��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ��������������������������� March Term, 2013 No. 00461 ���������������������������� ��� 1405-487 6844 Oakland Street 19149 ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������� C.P. October Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� ����������� 1405-488 1269 Stirling Street 19111 ���������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ C.P. April Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� ����������� 1405-489 1963 Rowan Street (aka West Rowan Street) 191401732 13th wd. 1922 Sq. Ft. ������������������������� Rent IMPROVEMENTS: RESI������������������������� ���������������������������� owner C.P. December Term, 2012 No. 00009 $113,839.38 Scott A. Dietterick, Esq., ������������������������������� �������������������������������

Marin, Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., ����������������������������� ��� 1405-490 ������������������������ �������������������������� �������������������������� to Mortgage Subject to Rent IMPROVEMENTS: RESI������������������������ T. Egan, Jr C.P. March Term, 2013 No. 04399 $49,799.74 Scott A. Dietterick, Esq., ������������������������������� ������������������������������� Marin, Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., ����������������������������� ��� 1405-491 ������������������������ ��������������������������� ������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: ��������������������� ����������������������������� as tenants by the entirety C.P. ������������������������ $107,224.79 Scott A. Dietter������������������������������� Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, Esq., ������������������������������� M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ack������������������������������ ��������������� 1405-492 ���������������������� 19144 12th wd. 1902 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� ������������������������������ the entirety C.P. January Term, ��������������������������� Scott A. Dietterick, Esq., ������������������������������� ������������������������������� Marin, Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., ����������������������������� ��� 1405-493 1863 East Ontario Street ������������������������� ����������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESI����������������������� Jones, as sole owner C.P. March Term, 2012 No. 1312 �������������������������������� �������������������������� Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, Esq., ������������������������������� M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ack������������������������������ ��������������� 1405-494 ���������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� in her capacity as heir of Joaquin Alicea, deceased. Unknown heirs, successors, assigns, and all persons, firms, or associations claiming right, title, or interest from or under Joaquin Alicea, deceased. C.P. March Term, 2013 No. 02738 $8,693.73 Phelan Hallinan, ��� 1405-495 1602 South Corlies Street 19143-1662 48th wd. 2913.28 ����������������������

IMPROVEMENTS: RESI������������������������ ��������������������������� April Term, 2013 No. 00246 $113,081.09 Phelan Hallinan, ��� 1405-496 �������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ��������������������������� ��������������������������� ����������������������������� ��� 1405-497 ������������������������� ������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� �������������������� Hartung, Matthew S. White C.P. February Term, 2013 No. 02177 $92,739.32 Phelan Hal���������� 1405-498 2608 East Thompson Street aka 2608 Thompson Street ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ and Parick Engleman, wife and husband C.P. December Term, �������������������������� Scott A. Dietterick, Esq., Kim������������������������������� ���������������������������� Marin, Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., �������������������������������� 1405-499 6672 Chew Avenue 22nd �������������������������� ���������������������� ��������������������� Estate of Marilyn Whiskey C.P. November Term, 2011 No. ���������������������������� ���������� 1405-500 ������������������������������ ������������������������� Subject to Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN����������������������� ����������������������������� �������������������������� ��������������������� 1405-501 ������������������������ ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������� Skerett, as sole owner C.P. August Term, 2013 No. 01473 ����������������������������������������������������������� Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, Esq., ������������������������������� M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ack������������������������������ ��������������� 1405-502 �������������������������� ���������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� C.P. September Term, 2012 No. 1367 $64,921.42 Scott A. Dietterick, Esq., Kimberly A. ��������������������������������������������������������� Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq.,

Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., �������������������������������� 1405-503 3026 North 26th Street 19132 38th wd. 800 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ������������������������� C.P. October Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� ����������� 1405-504 ����������������������� ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������� C.P. April Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� ����������� 1405-505 6121 North Warnock Street ������������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ C.P. February Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� ����������� 1405-506 3344 South Keswick Road aka 3344 Keswick Road 19114 66th wd. 3037 Sq. �������������������������� to Rent IMPROVEMENTS: ��������������������� Thomas Canty C.P. December Term, 2010 No. 00008 ����������������������������������������������������������� Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, Esq., ������������������������������� M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ack������������������������������ ��������������� 1405-507 ������������������������ 6th wd. 1717.12 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ������������������������� C.P. April Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� ����������� 1405-508 429 North 13th Street, Unit ����������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ��������������������������� C.P. March Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� ����������� 1405-509 ����������������������� ����������������������� ���������������������������������������� �����������������������son C.P. March Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� ����������� 1405-510 413 Titan Street 19147 2nd wd. ��������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN����������������������� Davis C.P. June Term, 2013 �������������������������� ��������������� 1405-511 ������������������������ ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ��������������������������

C.P. October Term, 2012 No. �������������������������� ����������� 1405-512 �������������������������� ������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� ��������������������������� September Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� ����������� 1405-513 3072 Aramingo Avenue 19134 ������������������������ ���������������������������������������� ����������������������� aka Patricia O’Donnell C.P. July Term, 2013 No. 02808 �������������������������� P.C. 1405-514 ����������������������������������������������� �������������������������� ������������������������ ��������������������� ��������������������������� ��������������������������� ������������������������������ ��������������������������tian. Title to said premises ���������������������������� ������������������������������ ��������������������������� A. Seyther, dated November 27, 1996 and recorded February 7, 1997 in the office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Philadelphia County as �������������������������� 221, page 441. C.P. July Term, ���������������������������� Martin S. Weisberg, Esquire 1405-515 4921 North Hutchinson Street 19141 49th wd. 1370 Sq. Ft. ������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: ��������������������� ������������������������������� C.P. January Term, 2011 No. �������������������������� Dietterick, Esq., Kimberly A. ��������������������������������������������������������� Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., �������������������������������� 1405-516 ������������������������ �������������������� ������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: ������������������������������������������� representative of the estate of Martha J. Allison, deceased. C.P. March Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� ���������������������� 1405-517 �������������������������� ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������� Mathurin C.P. July Term, 2011 ���������������������������� & Eisenberg, PC 1405-518 �������������������������� 19141 17th wd. 1044 Sq. ���������������������������� ���������������������-







������������������� ������������������������ C.P. July Term, 2013 No. 02041 $88,922.91 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1405-519 4812 North Sydenham Street 19141 13th wd. 1024 Sq. Ft.; row 2sty masonry ������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: ��������������������� Anthony Smith, known surviving heir of Vera Williams, deceased mortgagor and real owner, and all unknown surviving heirs of Vera Williams, deceased mortgagor and real owner C.P. March Term, 2013 No. 03947 $24,398.32 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1405-520 8439 Provident Street aka �������������������������� ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� ������������������������������ and daughter, as Joint tenants and not as tenants in common C.P. February Term, 2011 No. 0204 $176,709.87 Scott A. Dietterick, Esq., Kimberly A. ��������������������������������������������������������� Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., �������������������������������� 1405-521 ������������������������������ ���������������������������� ��������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN���������������������� McCoy, Jr C.P. August Term, ������������������������� McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1405-522 2002 66th Avenue 19138 10th ���������������������������� ��������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESI������������������������ Heggs C.P. January Term, �������������������������� McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1405-523 314 Dickinson Street 19147 1st wd. 6760 Sq. Ft.; row 3 �������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESI����������������������� ���������������������������� ��������������������������� and Janine Wisniewski aka Janine Wishiewski C.P. September Term, 2011 No. �������������������������� Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1405-524 3761 Richmond Street ����������������������� ������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESI����������������������� Schmidt C.P. August Term, 2013 No. 01731 $108,014.77 ����������������������� 1405-525 3731 Midvale Avenue 19129 38th wd. 1170 Sq. Ft. ���������������������-

������������������� ������������������������ C.P. July Term, 2012 No. ���������������������������� Osborne 1405-526 1609 Christian Street aka 1609 South Christian Street ���������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������� C.P. May Term, 2011 No. ����������������������������� Osborne 1405-527 ������������������������ 18th wd. 784 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ III C.P. September Term, 2011 ���������������������������� J. Osborne 1405-528 ����������������������������� ��������������������������� 8082497 Subject to Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN������������������������� Pelberg, personal respresentative of the estate of David A. Pelberg, deceased. C.P. May Term, 2013 No. 02166 ���������������������������� �������������� 1405-529 ��������������������� ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������� Watson and Charmell Edwards C.P. January Term, 2012 No. �������������������������������������������������� 1405-530 2063 East Hagert Street ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ����������������������� C.P. June Term, 2013 No. 02263 $144,878.70 Martha E. Von Rosenstiel Esquire, Heather Riloff, Esquire 1405-531 1912 Pratt Street 23rd wd. ����������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: ROW 2 ��������������������� Okoro C.P. March Term, 2013 No. 00781 $137,991.63 Mil����������������������� 1405-532 1999 Elston Street 10th wd. ���������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: ROW ������������������� �������������������������� ���������������������� November Term, 2013 No. 01038 $99,926.11 Milstead & ��������������� 1405-533 ���������������������������� �������������������������� ����������������������� �������������������� ������������������������ ��������������������� $233,747.07 Milstead & As������������� 1405-534 ���������������������� ������������������������� 1001003 Subject to Mortgage

IMPROVEMENTS: RESI����������������������� ���������������������������� individually and in his capac��������������������������������� Trust date August 9, 2006, and ���������������������������� Welsh Road, Philadelphia, PA ����������������������������� ��������������������������� Powers, Kirn, & Javardian, ��� 1405-535 12628 Medford Road 66th wd. ��������������������������� 00 IMPROVEMENTS: ROW ������������������� Andrew Clark C.P. September Term, 2012 No. 01032 �������������������������������������� 1405-536 ���������������������������� ����������������������������� ����������������������������������������������� ������������������������ C.P. November Term, 2013 No. ���������������������������� ��������������� 1405-537 �������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������� �������������������������� C.P. December Term, 2013 No. 00971 $260,187.31 Milstead & ��������������� 1405-538 740 Susquehanna Road 63rd �������������������������� 0402-00 IMPROVEMENTS: ��������������������� Daniel Campbell aka Daniel J. Campbell C.P. December Term, ��������������������������� �������������������������� 1405-539 ����������������������������� ��������������������������� �������������������� �������������������������� Natal, original mortgagor and ������������������������������� mortgagor and real owner C.P. August Term, 2012 No. 01862 �������������������������������������� 1405-540 �������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ����������������������� ������������������������������ �������������������������� �������������������� 1405-541 ������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ����������������������ton, Jeffrey Pennington C.P. January Term, 2014 No. 00618 $162,844.60 Phelan Hallinan, ��� 1405-542 ������������������������ ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� July Term, 2012 No. 04487 $72,010.42 Phelan Hallinan, ���

1405-543 216 East Cheltenham Avenue 19120-1012 61st wd. 1600 ���������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESI����������������������� Nguyen, Kenny Thai Dao C.P. May Term, 2013 No. 00687 ����������������������������� ��� 1405-544 ������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������� Ricketts-Wilson aka Tamieka ����������������������������� June Term, 2012 No. 01136 ���������������������������� ��� 1405-545 3422 D Street 19134 7th wd. �������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESI����������������������� ���������������������������� ��������������������������� ��������������������������� 1405-546 ��������������������������� ������������������������� 0 Sq. Ft. 0.84% undivided interest of, in and to the common elements Condominium ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ C.P. April Term, 2012 No. ������������������������� E. Von Rosenstiel Esquire, Heather Riloff, Esquire 1405-547 4627 Fernhill Road 19144 13th wd. 1184 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ������������������� �����������������������ruary Term, 2013 No. 03334 $29,121.32 Scott A. Dietterick, ������������������������������ Esq. 1405-548 �������������������������� 17th wd. 1260 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� and Rasheeda McNeair C.P. July Term, 2012 No. 0944 ����������������������� Osborne 1405-549 �������������������������� 40th wd. 1600 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ��������������������rola C.P. June Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� ����������� 1405-550 6221 North 16th Street 19141 17th wd. 1440 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� ��������������������������� ��������������������������� ��������������������������� P.C. 1405-551 3901 Folsom Street 191041643 24th wd. 1046.09 Sq. Ft. �����������������������������������������

������������������������ successors, assigns, and all persons, firms, or associations claiming right, title, or interest from or under Horace ���������������������������� Diane Croon, in her capacity ���������������������������� deceased. C.P. May Term, 2010 ���������������������������� ������������� 1405-552 ���������������������� ������������������������ ���������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ��������������������� ������������������������liams, known surviving her of ����������������������������� mortgagor and real owner and unknown surviving heirs of ����������������������������� mortgagor and real owner. C.P. May Term, 2010 No. 01616 $43,441.08 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1405-553 1819 West Oxford Street ����������������������������� �������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������� July Term, 2013 No. 01831 ������������������������berg, & Conway, P.C. 1405-554 ����������������������� ���������������������������� ���������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESI���������������������� ������������������������������ C.P. September Term, 2013 No. 01307 $121,780.82 Phelan ������������� 1405-555 ������������������������ ������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� ��������������������man, Shanna Nejman C.P. ���������������������������� ����������������������������� ��� 1405-556 ������������������������� 1823 36th wd. 930 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ���������������������� Sr C.P. May Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� ������������� 1405-557 ����������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �����������������������umba C.P. March Term, 2012 ���������������������������� ������������� 1405-558 ������������������������ ������������������������� ����������������������������� ������������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN����������������������� ���������������������������� C.P. June Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� �������������

1405-559 ������������������������ ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ��������������������������� ����������������������������� ���������������������������� ��� 1405-560 3449 Joyce Street 19134�������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� C.P. July Term, 2013 No. 00062 $66,308.88 Phelan Hal���������� 1405-561 ������������������������������ ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ���������������������������� Jr. C.P. June Term, 2010 No. ������������������������� ������������� 1405-562 3234 Fanshawe Street 19149������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� ����������������� Pawlowski C.P. October Term, ��������������������������� �������������������� 1405-563 903 West Erie Avenue 19140 43rd wd. 1472 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ C.P. June Term, 2007 No. ������������������������������������� 1405-564 ����������������������� 19120 61st wd. 1446 Sq. ���������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ����������������������� Candelaria, executrix of the estate of John J. Clouthier, deceased mortgagor and real owner C.P. February Term, �������������������������� McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1405-565 2882 Emerald Street 19134 ������������������������������� �������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������� Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1405-566 ������������������������� �������������������������������� ��������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN������������������������������������������������������� September Term, 2013 No. 00837 $179,749.72 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1405-567 ����������������������������� wd. 900 Sq. Ft.; row 2sty ���������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN���������������������� Chapman and William H Chapman C.P. November Term, 2010 No. 04337 $98,780.47







McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1405-568 3867 Archer Street 19140 13th wd. 1110 Sq. Ft.; semi det 2 �������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESI����������������������� �������������������������� ��������������������������� January Term, 2011 No. 01744 $37,988.97 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1405-569 631 West Allegheny Avenue ������������������������ Ft.; row 2 sty masonry ���������������������������������������� �����������������������eira aka Jacqueline Malonado Texeira C.P. January Term, �������������������������� McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1405-570 1030 Wagner Avenue 19141 49th wd. 1278 Sq. Ft.; ����������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� C.P. February Term, 2010 No. 00970 $99,187.40 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1405-571 ��������������������������� ���������������������������� ��������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN����������������������� �������������������������� ����������������������������� deceased Mortgagor and ����������������������������� known surviving heir of Mary ����������������������������� real owner, and all unknown ������������������������������ deceased mortgagor and real owner. C.P. May Term, 2013 ������������������������Cabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1405-572 177 Rennard Street 19116��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� her capacity as Executrix and devisee of the estate of Ellen Shapiro C.P. August Term, ��������������������������� �������������������� 1405-573 2142-44 South Simpson Street 19142 40th wd. 1140 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ����������������������� C.P. September Term, 2013 ���������������������������� ������������� 1405-574 ����������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� C.P. February Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� ������������� 1405-575 ���������������������������� ���������������������������� ����������������������-

������������������� ������������������������� ��������������������������� March Term, 2012 No. 01270 ����������������������������� ��� 1405-576 ������������������������� ������������������������ ������������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN������������������������ ����������������������������� February Term, 2013 No. 02840 $32,910.34 Phelan Hal���������� 1405-577 4642 Tampa Street 19120����������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �����������������������man C.P. January Term, 2012 No. 02406 $24,392.62 Phelan ������������� 1405-578 1828 East Wensley Street ������������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ����������������������� C.P. December Term, 2012 No. ������������������������� ����������� 1405-579 1922 South 60th Street 19142 40th wd. 1421.28 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� aka John T. Mcintyre, III C.P. September Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� ����������� 1405-580 ��������������������� 19144 22nd wd. 2200 Sq. ���������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������� and Ken Sheppard C.P. October Term, 2013 No. 00494 ������������������������berg, & Conway, P.C. 1405-581 ������������������������������ 22nd wd. 32’1” frontage x ������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESI��������������������� ����������������������������� Jr., deceased and all known and unknown individuals, heirs, successors, assigns, business entities, non-profit entities, ������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������� ������������������������������ C.P. October Term, 2013 No. ���������������������������� ������������������������ 1405-582 3436 Primrose Road 19114 ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������ ��������������������������� ������������������� 1405-583 416 East Pleasant Street ���������������������������� ����������������������������������������

�������������������������� April Term, 2013 No. 04073 ��������������������������� P.C. 1405-584 431 Dudley Street 19148 ������������������������ ���������������������������������������� ������������������������� C.P. October Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� ����������� 1405-585 7021 Elmwood Avenue 19142 40th wd. 1386 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������� �������������������������� ������������������� 1405-586 1933 South Hemberger Street ������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ ���������������������������� 2013 No. 01674 $78,401.88 ������������������� 1405-587 ������������������������ ���������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ���������������������� C.P. July Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� ����������� 1405-588 1786 Scattergood Street 19124 62nd wd. 1104.22 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ��������������������� Soong Wong aka Christopher Soong Pak Wong C.P. September Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� ����������� 1405-589 ������������������������ ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ April Term, 2013 No. 02361 ��������������������������� P.C. 1405-590 ��������������������� 19142 40th wd. 1440 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ���������������������mad C.P. June Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� ����������� 1405-591 6922 Pascall Avenue 19142 ���������������������� ���������������������������������������� ��������������������������� September Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� ����������� 1405-592 1802 Church Street 19124 ������������������������ ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ C.P. May Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� �����������

1405-593 209 Ripka Street 19127��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� C.P. June Term, 2012 No. ������������������������������������� 1405-594 ���������������������������� ������������������������� ������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� Terrance T. Toomer C.P. ��������������������������� $149,893.41 Phelan Hallinan, ��� 1405-595 7211 Fowler Street 19128������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� ����������������������� aka Vicki Jo Mest C.P. August Term, 2012 No. 02982 $140,332.03 Phelan Hallinan, ��� 1405-596 ������������������������� ������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� �������������������� �������������������������� August Term, 2012 No. 00033 ����������������������������� ��� 1405-597 ������������������������ 4014 42nd wd. 1016 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ������������������������� September Term, 2013 No. ������������������������������������� 1405-598 �������������������������� ������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ ������������������������������� ����������������������������� ��� 1405-599 ��������������������������� ������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� ��������������������������� �������������������������� $167,076.09 Phelan Hallinan, ��� 1405-600 ���������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ����������������������� Jr, Heather Minster C.P. February Term, 2013 No. 02631 $69,318.10 Phelan Hallinan, ��� 1405-601 �������������������������� 44th wd. 1200 Sq. Ft.; row 2 �������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN��������������������� White and Tammi Spence-White C.P. September Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� Weisberg, & Conway, P.C.

1405-602 ������������������������� ��������������������� ������������������������������������������� ��������������������������� ������������������������� ������������������������������� Esquire 1405-603 2411 East Allegheny Avenue ����������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������� ������������������������������ ��������������������������� McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1405-604 ������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������� C.P. April Term, 2013 No. ������������������������������������� 1405-605 ������������������������� ������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� ���������������������� ������������������������� May Term, 2011 No. 02683 $137,418.97 Phelan Hallinan, ��� 1405-606 200 West Ashdale Street 19120-3812 42nd wd. 1608 ������������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN���������������������� Holmes, Joanne Holmes C.P. January Term, 2012 No. 03300 $31,668.90 Phelan Hallinan, ��� 1405-607 1102 Haworth Street aka 1102 Hayworth Street 19124��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ ��������������������������� Term, 2013 No. 00438 ����������������������������� ��� 1405-608 ������������������������ 19120 42nd wd. 1080 Sq. Ft.; semi det 2 sty masonry ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� ���������������������������� November Term, 2012 No. 00032 $126,101.39 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1405-609 ��������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ���������������������������� Jr C.P. November Term, 2012 ���������������������������� ������������� 1405-610 119 W Price Street 19144-3309 ����������������������������� 3-0139-00 IMPROVEMENTS: ����������������������������������������� August Term, 2013 No. 03312

����������������������� FEIN, ESQUIRE 1405-611 �������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ��������������������������son C.P. December Term, 2011 ���������������������������� ������������� 1405-612 �������������������������� ���������������������������� ������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN������������������������ Hall C.P. April Term, 2012 No. �������������������������� A. FEIN, ESQUIRE 1405-613 2429 South Hutchinson Street ������������������������ ������������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN������������������������� ������������������������������ No. 00742 $143,306.30 Phelan ������������� 1405-614 ������������������� 19131-2816 32nd wd. 1803 ������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESI����������������������� �������������������������� December Term, 2003 No. �������������������������� A. FEIN, ESQUIRE 1405-615 �������������������������� ����������������������� ������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� ���������������������� C.P. February Term, 2013 No. 02832 $40,383.34 Phelan Hal���������� 1405-616 611 Oriole Street 191283122 21st wd. 8086 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ������������������������� �������������������������� Term, 2012 No. 01462 $419,218.91 Phelan Hallinan, ��� 1405-617 1427 Conlyn Street 19141��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� �������������������������� capacity as administrator of of ������������������������������� �������������������������� capacity as heir of the estate ����������������������������� ���������������������������� heir of the estate of Katherine ����������������������������sors, assigns, and all persons, firms, or associations claiming right, title, or interest from or �������������������������ceased. C.P. March Term, 2012 ���������������������������� ������������� 1405-618 ��������������������������� 1828 12th wd. 900 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� �����������������������







in his capacity as adminstrator and heir of the estate of Charles Williams. Unknown heirs, successors, assigns, and all persons, firms, or associations claiming right, title, or interest from or ��������������������������� deceased. C.P. April Term, 2013 No. 01200 $63,678.88 �������������������� 1405-619 ���������������������� ������������������������ ����������������������� �������������������������� �������������������������� ������������������������ Term, 2013 No. 02938 ������������������������ ����� 1405-620 ������������������������� �������������������������� ��������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN������������������������ C.P. August Term, 2013 No. 03062 $122,823.63 Phelan ������������� 1405-621 1434 Faunce Street 19111�������������������������� ��������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN���������������������� Orliw aka Maureen E. Orliw C.P. May Term, 2013 No. ������������������������ ������������� 1405-622 1413 South 21st Street ������������������������� �������������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN������������������������ Culbreth C.P. May Term, ��������������������������� �������������������� 1405-623 7222 Oakland Street 19149�������������������������� ��������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN������������������������� Ramos C.P. February Term, 2013 No. 01604 $46,342.20 �������������������� 1405-624 ���������������������������� �������������������������� ��������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN����������������������� ��������������������������� �������������������������� �������������������� 1405-625 ����������������������������������������� wd. 2442.37 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������� ��������������������������� $170,410.12 Phelan Hal���������� 1405-626 ������������������������ ������������������������� ������������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN������������������������� Massey C.P. February Term, �������������������������� ��������������������

1405-627 �������������������������� 19142 40th wd. 1360 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ C.P. June Term, 2013 No. 02964 �������������������������� P.C. 1405-628 6046 Carpenter Street 19143 ������������������������ ���������������������������������������� ���������������������������� August Term, 2013 No. 02347 �������������������������� P.C. 1405-629 ����������������������������� ������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������������������� Cara Stears C.P. February Term, ��������������������������� ������������������� 1405-630 1214 East Strafford Street 19138 22nd wd. 916.80 Sq. Ft. ������������������������������������������������������������������������ Wiley C.P. May Term, 2013 No. ������������������������������������� 1405-631 ������������������������������� ������������������������������ IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN������������������������� Crawford C.P. October Term, 2013 No. 01613 $71,601.68 Stern & Eisenberg, PC 1405-632 6224 Argyle Street 19111 ���������������������� ���������������������������������������������� ��������������������������� C.P. August Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� Eisenberg, PC 1405-633 ��������������������������� ����������������������������� �������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN�������������������������� Armstrong and United States ����������������������������� attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania C.P. July Term, 2013 No. 002290 $82,014.82 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1405-634 ����������������������� 19146 36th wd. 1020 Sq. Ft. ��������������������������������������������� ESTATE The unknown heirs, executors, and devisees of the ������������������������������� September Term, 2013 No. 02141 $206,762.63 Stern & Eisenberg, PC 1405-635 �������������������������� ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ����������������������� Paul C.P. December Term, 2013 No. 000829 $63,736.78 Martha E. Von Rosenstiel Esquire, Heather Riloff, Esquire

1405-636 �������������������������� 29th wd. 1044 Sq. Ft. ��������������������������������������������� ��������������������������� ������������������������� $78,373.33 Stern & Eisenberg, PC 1405-637 2019 Wilmot Street 191243407 23rd wd. 1080.00 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������� $74,430.23 Scott A. Dietterick, �������������������������� Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, Esq., ������������������������������� M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ack������������������������������ ��������������� 1405-638 3122 Hellerman Street 19149������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� ���������������������� ����������������������������� as tenants by the entirety C.P. January Term, 2012 No. 3033 ��������������������������������� �������������������������� Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, Esq., ������������������������������� M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ack������������������������������ ��������������� 1405-639 �������������������������������� ������������������������������ IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN���������������������������� Stephens C.P. September Term, 2009 No. 1470 $213,384.96 Scott A. Dietterick, Esq., ������������������������������� ������������������������������� Marin, Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., ����������������������������� ��� 1405-640 3481 Amber Street 19134 ���������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� as sole owner C.P. April Term, ������������������������������� A. Dietterick, Esq., Kimberly A. �������������������������������� ������������������������������� Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. ������������������������������������������������ 1405-641 ������������������������ 46th wd. 1344 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ������������������������� and Karen Denise McNeil as joint tenants and not as tenants in common C.P. March Term, 2011 No. 2432 $76,319.86 Scott A. Dietterick, Esq., Kimberly A. �������������������������������� ������������������������������� Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. ������������������������������������������������ 1405-642 1229 East Chelten Avenue ������������������������������� �����������������������������

Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: ��������������������� Valerie Cime C.P. April Term, ��������������������������� Scott A. Dietterick, Esq., Kim������������������������������� ���������������������������� Marin, Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, �������������������������������������� 1405-643 1829 East Monmouth Street (aka Monmouth Street) 19134����������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ����������������������� C.P. February Term, 2013 No. 03192 $26,162.91 Scott A. Dietterick, Esq., Kimberly A. ��������������������������������������������������������� Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., �������������������������������� 1405-644 �������������������������� 1406 62nd wd. 1316 Sq. Ft. ����������������������������������������� ������������������������� C.P. October Term, 2012 No. ������������������������� Dietterick, Esq., Kimberly A. ��������������������������������������������������������� Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., �������������������������������� 1405-645 ������������������������ �������������������������� ������������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN���������������������� Franklin C.P. October Term, �������������������������� �������������������� 1405-646 241 East Stella Street 191342811 7th wd. 609 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ����������������������� C.P. July Term, 2013 No. 01910 $17,999.12 Phelan Hal���������� 1405-647 1200 East Price Street 19138������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� ��������������������siter C.P. May Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� ������������� 1405-648 �������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� C.P. August Term, 2012 No. ������������������������������������� 1405-649 �������������������������� ������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� ������������������������� C.P. May Term, 2013 No. 03690 $77,602.27 Phelan Hal����������

1405-650 ���������������������������� ���������������������������� ������������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN���������������������� Williams C.P. July Term, 2012 ���������������������������� ������������� 1405-651 ���������������������� ���������������������������� ������������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN����������������������� Fogle C.P. May Term, 2013 No. 02741 $116,613.03 Phelan ������������� 1405-652 ����������������������������� ��������������������������� ��������������������������������������� ��������������������������� June Term, 2012 No. 02878 $79,277.19 Phelan Hallinan, ��� 1405-653 1973 Pratt Street 19124��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������ Stanchek aka Roseanne C Sankovich C.P. April Term, �������������������������� �������������������� 1405-654 1830 South 60th Street 19142�������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ���������������������� Justin Moore C.P. June Term, 2013 No. 02374 $101,306.37 �������������������� 1405-655 ������������������������� 3311 41st wd. 1264 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ����������������������� C.P. March Term, 2013 No. ������������������������������������� 1405-656 ����������������������������� 3207 34th wd. 6127.24 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ������������������������� C.P. February Term, 2013 No. 00319 $212,964.82 Phelan ������������� 1405-657 ������������������� 19138 8th wd. 1013 Sq. Ft. ������������������������������������������������������������������������ ��������������������������� Jonathan M. Peterson, Esquire 1405-658 1213 W Sergeant Street ��������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������� �������������������������than M. Peterson, Esquire 1405-659 ������������������������ 19143-4812 41st wd. 1712 ����������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN������������������������

������������������������� C.P. February Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� ������������� 1405-660 413 Poplar Street 19123������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������� Mange C.P. March Term, ��������������������������� �������������������� 1405-661 6032 North Marvine Street 19141-3208 49th wd. 1344.80 ������������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN��������������������� Reviere C.P. May Term, 2013 No. 01094 $128,408.23 �������������������� 1405-662 �������������������������� 4019 12th wd. 3648 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� ���������������������������� ������������������������ �������������������������� ��������������������������� �������������������� 1405-663 ���������������������� ���������������������������� ������������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN���������������������� Edwards C.P. February Term, 2013 No. 01461 $147,063.33 �������������������� 1405-664 ������������������������� ����������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ���������������������� C.P. March Term, 2013 No. 02419 $32,692.16 Phelan ������������� 1405-665 703 Manton Street 19147�������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ ���������������������������� ����������������������������� ������������������������� ������������� 1405-666 ������������������������ 1713 40th wd. 1800 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ����������������������� C.P. March Term, 2012 No. ������������������������� ������������� 1405-667 ����������������������� ������������������������� ���������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESI��������������������� �������������������������� November Term, 2011 No. 01034 $193,181.96 Phelan ������������� 1405-668 ���������������������� 19139-3436 60th wd. 1044.62 ���������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESI���������������������� F. Nichols aka Nichols-Carter







Mary C.P. August Term, 2009 ���������������������������� ������������� 1405-669 2441 South 16th Street ������������������������ ���������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESI����������������������������������������������� Macchia C.P. January Term, ��������������������������� �������������������� 1405-670 ������������������������� 4th wd. 1070.18 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ����������������������son, solely in her capacity as heir of Clarence Jenkins, deceased. C.P. April Term, 2013 No. 00334 $43,708.93 ������������������� 1405-671 ���������������������� 19139 44th wd. 1280 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ ��������������������������� C.P. October Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� ����������� 1405-672 ����������������������� 63rd wd. 6666 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� �������������������� Tindall C.P. September Term, ��������������������������� ������������������� 1405-673 �������������������������� ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ����������������������ton C.P. January Term, 2013 �������������������������� ��������������� 1405-674 3111 Salmon Street 19134����������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ C.P. March Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� ������������� 1405-675 81 East Phil Ellena Street 19119-2223 22nd �������������������� ���������������������������������������� ��������������������� Scott C.P. November Term, ��������������������������� ��������������������

1405-676 121 West Sylvania Street 19144-3621 12th wd. 2122.60 ������������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN��������������������� H. McNeill, Jr aka Thomas McNeill C.P. December Term, ��������������������������� �������������������� 1405-677 �������������������������� 19144 12th wd. (Formerly part of the 22nd wd.) 1349.2 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� �������������������� Johnson C.P. November Term, ��������������������������� Stern & Eisenberg, PC 1405-678 �������������������� ������������������������ ���������������������������� ������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: ����������������������������������������� adminstrator of the estate ������������������������� mortgagor and real owner C.P. ����������������������������� $92,279.91 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1405-679 ������������������������� ��������������������������� ������������������������ ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� �������������������������� C.P. April Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� E. Von Rosenstiel Esquire, Heather Riloff, Esquire 1405-680 227 East Ashmead Street ���������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������mings C.P. July Term, 2013 ���������������������������� E. Von Rosenstiel Esquire, Heather Riloff, Esquire 1405-681 ��������������������������� ������������������������ ���������������������� ��������������������� Donnise Morrison C.P. February Term, 2013 No. 00432 �������������������������� ����������������� 1405-682 ��������������������������� ��������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN����������������������� Sanders C.P. September Term,

�������������������������� ����������������������� Javardian 1405-683 1226 South Wilton Street ������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� ���������������������� C.P. March Term, 2013 No. ������������������������������ Osborne, Esquire 1405-684 ������������������������� 60th wd. 1166.10 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������� May Term, 2012 No. 02793 ����������������������������� 1405-685 ��������������������������� ������������������������������ ���������������������������� feet wide) and the northwest����������������������������� (70 feet wide); front 28 ft ���������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ��������������������������� C.P. January Term, 2014 No. ���������������������������� Stern, Esquire 1405-686 6022 Kingsessing Avenue 19143 40th wd. 1200 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ Waddell, Sr C.P. January Term, 2013 No. 0104 $76,210.38 Stern & Eisenberg, PC 1405-687 ������������������������������� ��������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN������������������������ ����������������������������� ����������������������������� Eisenberg, PC 1405-688 ����������������������������� ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ����������������������� Jackson and Toni A. Jackson C.P. September Term, 2013 No. 004404 $77,073.48 Stern & Eisenberg, PC 1405-689 112 North 62nd Street 19139 34th wd. 1120 Sq. Ft. ��������������������������������������������� ESTATE The estate of David E. Jordan, Jr C.P. December Term, �������������������������� Stern & Eisenberg, PC

1405-690 1441 East Comly Street ������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� �������������������� �������������������������erson C.P. August Term, 2013 ���������������������������� & Eisenberg, PC 1405-691 �������������������������� ������������������������������ ������������������������ N 2-249 Subject To Mortgage Mortgage held by bank of New ���������������������������� N.A. as trustee on behalf ����������������������� ��������������������� ����������������� ERECTED THEREON Scott ��������������������������� �������������������������� Erin P. Dyer, Esquire 1405-692A 2161 Haworth Street ������������������������� Mortgage Alan Stasson C.P. November Term, 2013 No. ����������������������������� Sheintoch, Esquire 1405-692B ��������������������� ������������������������� Mortgage Alan Stasson C.P. November Term, 2013 No. ����������������������������� Sheintoch, Esquire 1405-692C 3147 Jasper Street 803.24 ������������������������ject to Mortgage IMPROVE������������������� ��������������������� $271,393.01 Everett K. Sheintoch, Esquire 1405-692D 1114 Herbert Street 1260 Sq. ����������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: �������������������� Alan Stasson $271,393.01 Everett K. Sheintoch, Esquire 1405-692E 2819 Memphis Street 910.62 �������������������������ject to Mortgage IMPROVE������������������� ��������������������� $271,393.01 Everett K. Sheintoch, Esquire 1405-692F ������������������������������ �������������������������ject to Mortgage IMPROVE������������������� �������������������������� November Term, 2013 No. ����������������������������� Sheintoch, Esquire

1405-693A 409 W Annsbury Street 7th wd. 1088 Sq. Ft.; land area 772.20 ����������������������� ����������������������� to Mortgage Subject to Rent �������������������������� ��������������������������� ����������������������������� Esquire 1405-693B 1306 W Erie Avenue 43rd wd. 3209 Sq. Ft.; land area ���������������������������� ������������������������� Mortgage Subject to Rent �������������������������� ��������������������������� ����������������������������� Esquire 1405-693C ���������������������������� 1176 Sq. Ft., land area 1280 ����������������������� ������������������������ Mortgage Subject to Rent �������������������������� ��������������������������� ����������������������������� Esquire 1405-694A ��������������������������� ������������������������� ���������������������������� ������������������������������ �������������������������� ����������������������������� to Rent IMPROVEMENTS: ���������������������������� C.P. April Term, 2010 No. 00974 $338,974.24 Robert J. Murtaugh, Esquire 1405-694B ��������������������������� �������������������������� 9267-10 Subject To Mortgage ����������������������������� �������������������������� ����������������������������� to Rent IMPROVEMENTS: ���������������������������� C.P. April Term, 2010 No. 00974 $338,974.24 Robert J. Murtaugh, Esquire 1405-695 ������������������������� ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� ��������������������������ary Term, 2012 No. 02247 ������������������������fices, P.C. 1405-696 ���������������������������� ������������������������ ������������������������������������������ ������������������������� C.P. September Term, 2010

No. 00232 $104,361.77 Udren ����������������� 1405-697 1027 North 64th Street ���������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ����������������� ������������������������� January Term, 2011 No. 00397 ������������������������fices, P.C. 1405-698 �������������������������� ������������������������� ������������������������������������������ ������������������������� aka Richard Jackson, Jr. C.P. July Term, 2013 No. 03236 �����������������������fices, P.C. 1405-699 ���������������������� ���������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������� ������������������������ Jerome Washington, personal representative. Unknown heirs, successors, assigns, and all persons, firms, or associations claiming right, title, or inter���������������������������� Washington, deceased. Jerome Washington, individually and personal representative of the ���������������������������ton. C.P. August Term, 2011 ��������������������������� ����������������� 1405-700 ���������������������������� 34th wd. 1769.92 Sq. Ft. ��������������������������������������� ���������������������� Jordan C.P. May Term, 2013 No. 00701 $97,878.61 Udren ����������������� 1405-701 �������������������������� ���������������������������� 2214800 IMPROVEMENTS: ��������������������� Igor Pavlo C.P. September Term, 2013 No. 02042 �����������������������fices, P.C. 1405-702 929 Dudley Street 19148 39th �������������������������� ����������������������� ������������������������������������������ aka Jacqueline Pooler C.P. August Term, 2013 No. 00466 ������������������������fices, P.C.

Qatar Airways Announces New Service Media personality Maria Papadakis announces the winning names for roundtrip tickets on Qatar Airways at the launch party held at the Ritz Carlton. Six tickets were awarded in all, with Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer, His Excellency, Mr. Akbar Al Baker pulling business cards out of a bowl. Nigel Richards (far left) was one of the winners, Bart Vos (partially blocked), SVP Americas, Qatar Airways, Lisa Markovic, country manager - USA at Qatar Airways, and Quatar Airways flight attendants Zineb, and Khansac look on. All were enjoying the Qatar Airways gala to celebrate launch of new nonstop service from Philadelphia International Airport to Doha, on April 3, 2014. Photo by HughE Dillon

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New Charter for Charter Schools? PIAA policy proposals spark controversy from the outset

by Jeremy Treatman


fter years of complaining, the PIAA may have been listening after all. But that doesn’t mean the complaining will stop. In fact, it’s just getting started! What are we talking about? A hot button issue in which Robert Lombardi, the executive director of the PIAA, the state’s governing body for sports, proposed in late March that charter schools throughout the state would not be allowed to offer sports for those student-athletes whose neighborhood schools offered the same individual sport. What does this mean? It could mean that schools such as Imhotep Charter (four boys’ basketball state titles and two AA football runners-up in six years), Philadelphia Electrical and Technology (2014 AAA boys’ basketball semifinalist), Prep Charter (state AA champs in 2006 and 2007) and other charter schools in the city would be unable to compete athletically and ultimately athletically as well. For example, if an Imhotep student is found to be from South Philadelphia (Imhotep is located in the Olney section of Philadelphia) he or she would have to play basketball, lacrosse or tennis at South Philadelphia High School if the sport was offered there. That student could stay at Imhotep for classes if he or she chooses. District 12 officials will be meeting with PIAA officials on April 9 in what could be a heated exchange of voices and ideas. “We have had an open enrollment policy from the inception of the school and do not recruit,” said Lonnie Diggs, the athletic director at Math, Civics and Sciences, which won one state championship in 2011


and lost in the finals this year in boys’ basketball in the A category. “I think that parents have seen the success of the charter schools academically and have chosen to send their boys and girls to our schools for a full experience and quality education. Any change to this would be very hurtful for opportunities for lots of kids in the city.” One former city boys’ and girls’ basketball coach, who declined to speak on the record, said that the “charter schools have been proving to give the student- athletes of our cities a better academic support than the regular city schools. As an “oldhead” I wish this wasn’t the case. But it’s hard to argue that these kids are getting academically qualified, graduating and performing well in the classroom and in sports. I wish the traditional schools were still keeping the best high school kids home in their neighborhoods. It’s a really tough issue. The charter schools caused change, some for the better and some for worse. Now, the PIAA is reacting. Is it fair? It depends on who you ask but the real people who would know are the people it’s affecting.” At this stage, the PIAA is just initiating legislation. By no means has it passed, nor is it presumed that it will pass. And even if it does, who would enforce it or decide where a kid from Mastery North Charter is from, for example, and if so decide what his local school is, and if he or she would be allowed to compete in a respective sport? It’s an issue that is similar to: should college athletes be paid?, and should high school athletes be drug tested?, and who would decide the logistics and implementation of such measures? There are no easy answers

which is part of the reason why the PIAA has stayed out of this dispute for most of the past five or six years. (The PIAA has allowed open enrollment for charter schools and has not enforced recruiting rules for Catholic League or Public League schools.) “If there have been transfers, as long as the principals of both schools have agreed upon it and signed on it, then we have stayed out of it,” said a PIAA official. “It is the attendance issue at the charters that causes the problem of a group of good players deciding to apply and be accepted by the one school,” said PIAA District One Chairman Bob Ruoff. “This Committee was commissioned by the Pa. State Legislature. In the public sector like James Lewis head coach of PET, whose District One, we would like the charters students could be affected by potential changes by the PIAA. Photo by Sarah J. Glover to have some type of transfer rule that we have and can be enforced. This will not be easy because many of the charters have specialized curriculum that specializes in particular areas of study that can be a reason why students can be attracted but just happen to be outstanding basketball players. With charters being any to pop up anywhere and be allowed to have teams, territorial issues can be hard to define. This is a tough one.” Another critical issue, also, is why the charter schools are being solely looked at under this proposal? Already athletic officials at charter schools have told Liberty City Press off the record that they are unhappy with this proposal and also don’t understand why Catholic League schools are not a part of it.

...I wish the traditional schools were still keeping the best high school kids home in their neighborhoods. Over the last several years, skeptics of Catholic League schools’ dominance in the postseason have equaled criticism of the charter schools’ sports dominance by those who accuse both leagues of unfair recruiting advantages. In almost all cases, these critics are talking about football and basketball and in District 12, which comprised Catholic schools, the Philadelphia Public League and all the charter schools. Catholic League schools such as Archbishop Wood and St. Joseph’s Prep are always in the state football title hunt, and Neumann-Goretti, La Salle and Archbishop Carroll and Archbishop Wood have dominated in both boys’ and girls’ basketball in the past decade. “I think they’re trying to take a shot at what we have accomplished in the PIAA,” MC & S coach Jackson told last week. “And I honestly don’t think it’s fair.” Lombardi said the legislation resulted from complaints from PIAA members throughout the state. Those complaints, he said, started three to four years ago. They grew as Philadelphia’s charter schools continued to dominate the PIAA basketball tournament. He said that Catholic schools are not included in this proposal because families choose Continued on page 2

APR. 13-20, 2014

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12th Street Gym, 204 S. 12th St. • 13th Street Gourmet Pizza, 209 S. 13th St. • AACO, 1101 Market St., 9th floor • Action AIDS, 1216 Arch St. • Apt. & Townhouse Rentals, 304 S. 12th St. • ASIAC, 1711 S. Broad St. • The Bike Stop, 206 S. Quince St. • Bioscript Pharmacy, 1227 Locust St. • Cafe Twelve, 212 S. 12th St. • Charlie Salon, 203 S. 12th St. • City Hall NE Entrance • Club Body Center, 1220 Chancellor St. • Com-Har Living Room, 101 S. Broad St., 14th floor • Criminal Justice Center, 1301 Filbert St. • Cut Salon, 204 S. 13th St. • Danny’s Bookstore 133 S. 13th St. • Dignity/St. Lukes, 330 S. 13th St. • Dirty Frank’s Bar, 13th & Pine sts. • The Foodery, 10th & Pine sts. • Fusion Gym, 105 S. 12th St., 2nd floor • Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th St. • I Goldberg, 1300 Chestnut St. • ICandy, 254 S. 12th St. • Independent Hotel, 13th & Locust sts. • John C. Anderson Apts., 249 S. 13th St. • Mazzoni Clinic, 809 Locust St. • Midtown II, 122 S. 11th St. • More Than Just Ice Cream, 1119 Locust St. • Pa. AIDS Law Project, 1211 Chestnut St., 12th floor • Paolo Pizzeria, 1336 Pine St. • Parker Hotel Lobby, 261 S. 13th St. • Phila. FIGHT/Aids Library, 1233 Locust St., 5th floor • Phila. Family Planning Commission, 260 S. Broad St., 10th floor • Planned Parenthood, 1144 Locust St. • Sansom Cinema, 120 S. 13th St., basement • Santa Fe Burrito, 212 S. 11th St. • Scorpio Books, 202 S. Juniper St. • Sisters, 1320 Chancellor St. • Spruce Street Video, 252 S. 12th St. • Packard Apartments, 317 N. Broad St. • Safeguards lobby, 1211 Chestnut St. #610 • Salon K, 1216 Locust St. • Sante Fe Burrito, 212 S. 11th St. • Tabu, 200 S. 12th St. • Tavern on Camac, 243 S. Camac St. • Toast, 12th & Spruce sts. • Triangle Medicine, 253 S. 10th St., 1st floor • U Bar, 1220 Locust St. • Valanni, 1229 Spruce St. • Venture Inn, 255 S. Camac St. • Westbury, 261 S. 13th St. • William Way LGBT Community Center, 1325 Spruce St.


Bean Café, 615 South St. • Best Western Independence Park Hotel lobby, 215 Chestnut St. • Cedrone’s Flowers, 800 Lombard St. • Chocolate Works Condo lobby, 321 N. Third St. • Copabanana, 342 South St. • Dane Décor, 315 Arch St. • Famous 4th St. Deli, Fourth & Bainbridge sts. • Hopkinson House, 604 S. Washington Sq. • Hyatt Regency Hotel lobby, 201 S. Columbus Blvd. • Independence Place Condos, 241 S. Sixth St., lobby in both towers • Independence Visitors Center, Sixth & Market sts. • Old City Ironworks Gym, 141 N. Second St. • Nationality Service Center, 1216 Arch St. • Packard Apts., 317 N. Broad St. • PGN offices, 505 S. Fourth St. • Philadelphia Java Co., 518 S. Fourth St. • Reading Terminal Market, 12th & Filbert sts. • Strands Salon, 25 N. Third St. •


Adonis Cinema, 2026 Sansom St. • Art Institute, 2300 Market St. • The Attic Youth Center, 255 S. 16th St. • Bob & Barbara’s, 1509 South St. • Book Bin, 22nd & Market sts. • Dan Tobey R/E, 1401 Walnut St., 8th floor • Dr. Wakefield’s Office, 255 S. 17th St., Suite 2306 • Drexel Partnership, 1427 Vine St., 3rd floor • Latimer Deli, 255 S. 15th St. • L-2 Restaurant, 22nd & South sts. • MANNA, 12 S. 23rd St. • Marine Club Condos lobby, Broad St. & Washington Ave. • Metropolitan, 115 N. 15th St. • Safeguards Lobby, 1700 Market St., 18th floor • Sansom St. Gym, 2020 Sansom St. • South Square Market, 2221 South St. • Titan Room, 22nd & Market sts. • Touraine Building lobby, 1520 Spruce St. • U Do It Laundry, 15th & Spruce sts. • Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel, 17th & Race sts. •


1 Shot Coffee, 1040 N. Second St. • 2601 Parkway Condos lobby, 2601 Pennsylvania Ave. • Bebashi, 1217 Spring Garden St. • Beehive Hair Salon, 2319 Fairmount Ave. • Beth Ahavah, 615 N. Broad St. • Bridgeview Place Condo lobby, 315 New St. • Colonnade Condos lobby, 1601 Spring Garden St. • Community College CCP Lambda, 1700 Spring Garden St. • Congresso de Latinos, American St. & Lehigh Ave. • Crooked Frame Café, 2545 Brown St. • Darling’s Diner, 1033 N. Second St. • Filter Coffee House, 331 Race St. • Girard Vet, 28th St. & Girard Ave. • HIV Early Intervention Clinic, St. Joseph’s Hospital, 16th St. & Girard Ave. • Logan View Apts. lobby, 17th & Callowhill sts. • Northern Liberties Iron Works, 821 N. Second St. • One Day At A Time, 2532 N. Broad St. • Philadelphian Condos lobby, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. • PYT Restaurant, 1050 N. Hancock St., at the Piazza • Sammy’s Place, 1449 N. Fifth St., 1st floor • SILOAM Ministries, 1133 Spring Garden St. • Temple University Student Activity Center, 1755 N. 12th St. • Welker Real Estate, 2311 Fairmount Ave. • Whole Foods Market, 2001 Pennsylvania Ave. •


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Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut St. • Bucks County Coffee, 3430 Sansom St. • Bucks County Coffee, 30 S. 33rd St., Rom. 113 • Drexel University, 4001 Walnut St. • Fresh Grocer, 4001 Walnut St. • Goodman Hall, 710 S. 42nd St. • International House, 3701 Chestnut St. • LGBT Center at Penn, 3907 Spruce St. • Old Quaker Condos lobby, 3514 Lancaster Ave. • Oslo Hall, 510 S. 42nd St. • Penn Bookstore, 3610 Walnut St. • Sheraton Hotel, 36th & Chestnut sts. • St. Mary’s Church, 3916 Locust Walk • University of the Sciences England Library, 4200 Woodland Ave. • University Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut St. • Wilson Hall, 708 S. 42nd St. • World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. •


Almost Paradise, 742 Frankford Ave. • Coffee Junction, 7210 Cresheim Road • Elfant Wissahickon Realty, 8962 Ridge Ave. • Fantasy Island Books, 7363 State Road • GWHS Beacon Center, 10175 Bustleton Ave. • Harry’s Natural Foods, 1805 Cottman Ave. • Infusion Salon, 7133 Germantown Ave. • Morris House, 5537 Woodland Ave. • One Day At A Time, 2532 N. Broad St. • Philadelphia University KANBAR Center, 4201 Henry Ave. • Prevention Point, 166 W. Lehigh Ave. • Today’s Videos, 9255 Roosevelt Blvd. • Touch of Class Books, 3342 Kensington Ave. • WCAU TV lobby, City Line Ave. & Monument Road • Weaver’s Way, 559 Carpenter Lane • Welker Real Estate, 2311 Fairmount Ave. • WPVI TV lobby, City Line Ave. & Monument Road •

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Celebs pull up a chair for Dining Out for Life By Larry Nichols It’s that time of year again to figure out which of the more-than 150 restaurants and food trucks you will visit that are participating in Dining Out for Life. The annual event this year on April 24, began in Philadelphia more than two decades ago and has since

grown to include 60 cities across North America. Restaurants donate 33 percent of their sales that day to local HIV/AIDS service organizations. As in previous years, Dining Out for Life is represented by internationally known spokespeople from the worlds of television, food and fashion, including Ted Allen, Pam Grier, Daisy Martinez and Mondo Guerra.

Guerra, a fashion designer and TV personality, began speaking as an advocate on behalf of Dining Out for Life last year and said that interest in the initiative is increasing every year. “It was a perfect fit for me because I had been participating in Dining Out for Life for years prior to becoming a spokesperson for them,” he said. “This year we’re expect-

ing to raise upwards of $4 million across the country, and that’s 3,000 participating restaurants in 60 different cities across the country. The beautiful thing about this organization is that all of the funds raised, the money stays in the community. As long as we continue to have different opportunities for people to participate, I don’t think it’s ever going to just fizzle away.” PAGE 30



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Guerra disclosed he was HIV-positive while competing on “Project Runway.” He said it was important to be transparent, both personally and on a professional level. “It was bound to happen,” he said. “I remember that day like it was last night. It really did change the course of my journey. Up to that point, I had used creative outlets as my lifeline. When I designed Positivity Print and applied it to one of my designs, it was an opportunity to talk about my work and speak to the truth that is always present in whatever I do. If I was going to deny myself being able to talk about my work on such a platform in such a way, I would have failed. I really worked so hard for so many years and woke up every day leading up to that point and then I was just not honoring everything that I am. So it was important to me and about loving myself and loving my work.” Guerra has continued to use his work to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS. Last year, he designed a T-shirt to raise funds for Dining Out for Life, which is still available for purchase. And, he noted, there is more that people can do to support the organization besides patronizing participating restaurants. “We’re going to continue with the shirt I designed last year with the salt-and-pepper shakers,” he said. “You can go to the website and sign up to be an ambassador in your city or your own community. I get so many people that know that I am an advocate for HIV and they ask me how they can help. This is a perfect opportunity to help out in your community and that is where it starts, with you participating and being in a restaurant and engaging the customers that are going out that night.” Another high-profile spokesperson for Dining Out for Life is film and TV star Pam Grier, who said she realized the importance of local organizations that help people with health issues when she went through her own battle with cancer. “I start with the perspective of, Has anyone ever been ill for a week? I don’t care if you are 20 years old or 80. You’re home alone and you know if you eat and have nutrition, you will get well,” she said. “When I was suffering from cancer in 1988 and my mom could only take so much time to come and cook for me and feed me and take care of me, when she wasn’t there I realized, How do other people who have life-threatening illness and are much sicker than I am, how do they make it and survive? Who takes care of them? Probably hundreds of thousands

of people don’t have that care or attention where someone will bring you meals daily so you can get well.” Grier added that her life has also been touched by the cause behind Dining Out for Life. “I had friends who had passed away from HIV and AIDS in the early 1990s and they were alone,” she said. “I had a hairdresser and he was ill. He didn’t tell me what he had. There was no food in his home and he didn’t go shopping and didn’t have friends who shopped for him. It didn’t dawn on me that he was suffering from an illness that prevented him from going out and it frightened people from coming over. I realized years later how important Dining Out for Life GUERRA is because not only does it provide nutrition for those living with HIV and AIDS but also for cancer patients.” Grier said she’s eager to use her status as a spokesperson to get the word out about the event, and that she wishes it could be held more frequently. “What I realized is, I can’t do it alone. I can only bang my drum and share information so far with people in the media. I knew that I had to be a part of Dining Out for Life. I was so glad that my initial interest snowballed into my fourth year of being asked to be a spokesperson. Unfortunately, it’s only one day a year. I wish it was every day. I think we have come a long way in opening our hearts and our eyes and care more for one another. Just to be a part of it while I’m here on this planet is amazing.” Grier has been a film star and icon since the 1970s but said she didn’t realize how massive her LGBT following was until she was cast as Kit Porter on “The L Word.” “When I was asked to join the cast for ‘The L Word,’ the fan mail increased tenfold, and globally. My image had reached women all over the world. My memoir [‘Foxy: My Life in Three Acts’] sold in many countries as well. People could go back and really find out where I stand, who I am and why. That’s when I realized that, if you last long enough, you might become an icon. I realized I can draw good, positive attention to organizations; I knew that I had lived long enough and aged gracefully in that I can still enhance people’s lives by what I do. And if you can’t enhance other people’s lives, then what are you?” ■ Dining Out for Life will be held April 24. For a complete list of participating restaurants and the location of participating food trucks, call 877-328-45433 or visit www.


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Ready for the world: WorldPride comes to Toronto By Larry Nichols WorldPride will hit Toronto from June 20-29, making it the fourth such festival in the world ever, and the first to be held in North America. Toronto has always had a reputation for being one the friendliest cities for LGBT travelers in North America and this year WorldPride coincides with Toronto Pride, which presents 10 days of parades, parties, street fairs and concerts featuring a wide variety of performers from different genres. At presstime, Chely W r i g h t , Melissa Etheridge, Deborah Cox, Martha Wash a n d Te g a n and Sara have been schedule to appear and perform during the festivities. Toronto Pride normally attracts upwards of a million people to the city. This year organizers are expecting significantly more people to visit, so you might want to make your plans soon. Luckily for you, we’ve already taken the time to scout out some places to visit, should you plan to attend WorldPride. Where to stay

within walking distance of the gay village at Church and Wellesley, as well as Bloor shopping district. But being so close to much of the festivities of WorldPride means you should make reservations soon if you want to stay there. For more information, visit Closer to downtown and the bustling business and shopping districts is the Eaton Chelsea, 33 Gerard St. West, which could be ideal for traveling families, as it features a family fun zone and indoor pool with a 130-foot waterslide, as well as a kid center and a teen club. There is also a spa adjacent to the hotel so parents can have some relaxing fun of their own. For more information, visit http:// chelsea. eatonhoTHE WORLDPRIDE GLOBE Also check out the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen St. West. While further away from the gay village, it is close to the Queen Street corridor, which is where you’ll find more independent arts and fashion shops. For more information, visit Where to eat

Ciao Wine Bar, 133 Yorkville Ave., is a dimly lit and causally elegant Italian resThe Marriott Bloor Yorkville, 90 Bloor taurant with a romantic atmosphere that is St. East, is comfortable and modern, and perfect for its location in the picturesque and boutique-laden Yorkville neighborhood. For more information, visit www. For something a little more laidback, visit Quinn’s Steakhouse and Bar, 96 Richmond St. West, which is closer to the Queen Street corridor and has a pub-like atmosphere but some excellently refined dishes on its menu. For more information, visit Another interesting eatery in that area is Canteen, 330 King St., a casual but popular fresh-market café where diners can sit down or grab and go to make one of the many nearby shows or movie screenings. For more information, visit w w w. o l i v e r MARRIOTT BLOOR YORKVILLE OurRestaurants/

TORONTO PRIDE PARADE Canteen/About.aspx. For a rich culinary experience that will allow you to stretch your legs, get in touch with The Culinary Adventure C o m p a ny ( w w w. c u l i Founded by Chef Scott Savoie, the group specializes in guided small-group tours to explore the culinary, historical and culturally diverse communities of Toronto. Tours can be geared towards neighborhoods and particular styles of cuisine for a day of food and fun.

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Bloor St. West (, a historic, massive century-old cinema that is a year-round home for first-run Canadian and international documentaries. The theater is also the longstanding host of the community cinema and many of the city’s independent film festivals. ■ For a full list of events and information about WorldPride, Toronto Pride or the city itself, visit or


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Daniel Christensen: At the Copa ... Copabanana “Where do all the hippies meet? South Street, South Street.” Well, I can’t speak for the hippies, but South Street was my hangout years ago when I used to live at Fourth and Pine streets (I’ve been all over this town). At that time, Headhouse Square was the place to go. The Rusty Scupper restaurant offered cool drinks overlooking the waterfront and at night the street was filled with street performers, jugglers, magicians and musicians. There was a great jazz club and even an outdoor nightclub in the center of the square blasting music. Then both South Street and Headhouse fell into a bit of a slump, and a lot of younger folks with mischief on their minds dominated the scene, culminating in the Mardi Gras melee of 2001 that ended with 81 arrests. But I am happy to report that the South Street-Headhouse area is on the comeback and has become a destination site again for tourists and locals alike. In addition to new restaurants and shops catering to a more sophisticated crowd, mixed in with the hipster places and shops for the young, there are plenty of events coming up this season to delight and entertain you. It starts with the Easter Promenade on April 20, hosted by Master of all Ceremonies Henri David, followed by Dining Out for Life on April 24 (a citywide event with a number of South Street restaurants participating), plus the grand Spring Festival on May 3. This week we spoke to Daniel Christensen, one of the owners of the iconic Copabanana and the (relatively) new wine bar and restaurant Redwood. He also serves as chairperson of the South Street Headhouse District. PGN: Tell me a little about yourself. DC: I was born in Tallahassee, grew up in Miami. I just turned 50 in February. Both of my parents were teachers: My father was a college professor — he taught marine biology — and my mother was a high-school history teacher. PGN: With a marine-biologist father and living in Florida, did you spend a lot of time at the sea? DC: Oh yeah, and we did a lot of traveling. Because both of my parents had the summers off, we did a lot of exploring. We drove from Miami to Newfoundland twice and to Alaska twice. [Laughs.] I had two brothers so it was probably hard on them traveling long distances with three boys fighting in the back. PGN: An exciting memory from one of the trips? DC: Growing up in Miami, we never saw snow. The first year we drove to Newfoundland, it was their coldest summer in like 60 years and there was an iceberg in the harbor. There was still snow on some of the higher mountains so of course

we went up there so we could slide down. I almost killed myself because it had basically turned to ice at that point. It was fun but a little terrifying. PGN: Kind of like being on a roller coaster without the coaster? DC: Definitely! My father was the quintessential good Samaritan. At one point during the trip, we came upon someone with two flat tires and my father stopped to help. As a thank you, the guy took us to his home and they served us homemade fish and chips and moose that he’d just shot. They also taught me to put vinegar on my French fries, so I had a lot of new experiences that trip. PGN: Where are you in the sibling hierarchy? DC: I’m the oldest. My brother David is two years younger and Tom was born one year after him. We get along very well now but there were some tumultuous years. It probably didn’t help that when I was 17, I was David’s manager at Burger King and fired him. Since there were three of us, we would switch alliances and gang up on the third person; usually that was me since I was the oldest.

up a restaurant in the Northeast, which I managed but it didn’t last long. It was difficult for me because I just didn’t understand that area as much as I do downtown. People drive everywhere in the Northeast so you have to be a lot more cautious when serving drinks. It was a different vibe. PGN: I understand that Bill is gay too? That’s cool, having a gay uncle to work with. DC: Yes, he’s been with his partner for 50 years. PGN: Are you with anyone now? DC: No, my last relationship was about six-and-a-half years but it’s difficult. I probably work more than I should. I need to learn to delegate. We met in Fort Lauderdale. I was a partner at a restaurant on the beach for a short time. When my business partner sold the building to a hotel, I moved to Charleston, S.C., and he moved home to Wisconsin. We still talk and I offered to help him move to

PGN: What kind of things were you into other than working? DC: I was into music; I played the oboe and the viola. I love math, which is probably why I’m in the management business, but I was the president of the Golden Scroll, which was the journalism society at school. And I was an Eagle Scout, all three of us were.

Philadelphia to attend the University of the Arts and then gravitated back to the restaurant business. He’s now our chef at Redwood. PGN: Tell me about Redwood. DC: Well, it’s a great little place. We feature a California style and Rand comes up with some innovative things for the menu. There’s a very good wine list, and a pretty decent selection of beers and whiskeys. Our back patio is now open and we get a nice brunch crowd. PGN: Cool. Back to you ... Do you remember your first crush? DC: Oh, it was an employee who worked for me at Copa in the early ’90s. We are still friends. I came out when I was 31. PGN: What was the first gay club you ever went into? DC: Oh boy. When I first came out we were all using the AOL chat rooms. There was no such thing as sending pictures back and forth [laughs], the dialup lines were too slow for that! It was interesting to see the difference between how some people described themselves and what they actually looked like. If you went into a club and saw that the person had been way off base in describing himself, you’d just make yourself scarce. But there are some people I met online who I’m still friends with to this day.

PGN: What was your first job? DC: I worked at Burger King for 10 years starting when I was 17 and then later again for four years. I went to college for a little while but never graduated. My body doesn’t understand anything but full-time work. I worked for Sysco food services, which I generally hated; I was a partner in a restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, then I worked in Charleston, S.C., and I’ve worked here in Philadelphia twice. My uncle, Bill Curry, was the one who founded Copa. PGN: Sounds like you work your way up the food-service chain. DC: Pretty much.

Philadelphia. He’s working on finishing his master’s.

PGN: When did you first come to Philadelphia? DC: 1991. I came up here to work at Copabanana and also at Cafe Nola, which was their other restaurant at the time. I didn’t get along with his business partner, so I left and went back to Florida. After they parted ways, I came up for a visit and he asked me to come back. They opened

PGN: I understand you brought a souvenir back from Charleston? DC: Yes! My straight souvenir, Rand Maltese. We met in Charleston and became good friends. He was a server for me first, then a bartender, then he had a horrific accident while riding my bicycle — can you say guilt-tripped — and had to have part of his skull removed. He moved to

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PGN: Was it difficult coming out at work? DC: I’ve never had a job where they knew I was gay at the start, but I wouldn’t have stayed anywhere where it was a problem once they did. I’m fortunate in that I’ve never had a bad experience coming out. Both my parents were cool with it, as were my brothers. [Laughs.] My father did get me a subscription to Playboy for about two years just in case!

PGN: Had you gone the straight route beforehand? DC: Sort of, I was married for about a year and a half. She was four years older than me. She had a kid and got married when she was 17 and I was her second husband. A good part of our divorcing — almost more than me being gay — was that she wanted to have a chance to be a kid once her own kid flew the PAGE 38


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‘Teenage’ explores blossoming of youth culture By Gary M. Kramer PGN Contributor Openly gay filmmaker Matt Wolf’s illuminating documentary “Teenage,” opening at Ritz Theatres today, is a fantastic mix of found footage, still photographs and reenactments of individual stories. The narration — by British and American boys and American and German girls — is supplied by out actor Ben Whishaw, as well as Jessie Usher, Jena Malone and Julia Hummer, respectively. Wolf, who wrote and directed the film, adapted gay author Jon Savage’s book, “Teenage: The Creation of Youth Culture,” to show how teenage culture emerged over the decades pre- and post-war. One thing is common: Teenagers, and those ages 16-24 in general, wanted one thing — freedom. They found it in cars, clubs, clothes, music

and even work, which empowered them. “Teenage” opens in 1904, when children as young as 12 would work in factory jobs up to 72 hours a week. Labor laws, the film explains, soon changed that, and adolescents were suddenly free to roam the streets. They formed gangs and created a problem for the authorities. Youth groups like the Boy Scouts were formed to control kids and also to ready them for war. When World War I came in 1914, it decimated the young-adult population. Teens reinvented themselves as Bright Young People and attended “Freak Parties” where men and women would dress androgynously. They started taking drugs and soon became politicized, seeking social and political change. “Teenage” also chronicles the rise of Hitler Youth, as well as youth subcultures including the Swing Kids, Zoot Suiters and “In-Betweeners.”

PGN spoke via phone with 31-year-old Wolf about “Teenage.” PGN: What were you like as a teenager? MW: Well, I was a very political teenager. I grew up in the Bay Area, and I got involved with other young people to protect gay and transgender teens in high schools. That was my whole world — the politics I was involved in. PGN: Music is very important in “Teenage.” What did you listen to as a teen? MW: A big part of my identity was music. I chose albums because of their artwork. I got into The Smiths and The Cure. I lightly identified with punk, even though I didn’t look punk on the outside. PGN: What group of teenagers do you

identify with or would you want to belong to if you had been a teen between 190445? MW: It depends on the decade. I think I would be a Jitterbug, because there was a political dimension to them — celebrating African-American culture and integrating social spaces. And they had incredible style and verve. In the 1930s, I’d be involved in politics, and I’d be fighting for a different kind of future because that’s what I did as a teen in the 1990s. PGN: Can you talk about the Bright Young People? MW: I was searching for a gay youth movement. The gender play and queer material in the 1920s provides a striking resemblance to the Warhol factory era. I felt queer teen experience was explored in this part of the film. It was hard to find

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gender outlaws in the early 20th century amongst youth. I wanted to highlight that. PGN: How did you discover Jon Savage’s book? MW: In college, I read “England’s Dreaming,” his definitive history of punk, which analyzed culture in a broader way. But it wasn’t academic; it depicted a time and a place. When I heard about “Teenage,” I was intrigued. I also love hidden histories and stories we think we know about, but are told from a more obscure angle. We assume youth culture originated in the 1950s, with rockers and beatniks, and there was this whole pre-history. PGN: What was your approach in adapting the book for the documentary? MW: At first, I thought it would be narrated by Jon, and an essay-style film. But that didn’t work. Jon was older, British and spoke with the authority of an expert. So I thought, How can we match the intensity and quality of the subject matter? I

recorded some first-person voices from the material. And I told the story from the point of view of youth in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany. And the second part of the coin was that this would be a panorama, and I wanted to give emotional beats to the story to break up the march of time. Jon’s book is littered with obscure figures for a paragraph or pages. So I created portraits of teens who were balanced in race, class, gender and personality — from larger-than-life Brenda Dean Paul

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and Tommie Scheel to the Hitler Youth and Boy Scouts. PGN: What about choosing the voiceover talent? Did you have specific actors in mind? MW: I wanted to work with really good actors. Jena Malone did a voiceover in “Into the Wild,” and there was a singer-ly performance quality to her. I had a mutual friend with Ben Whishaw, and his voice was incredibly cool. He brought Keats’ poetry to life in “Bright Star.”

PGN: You mix still photographs with moving pictures and recreation. What can you say about the power of the images? MW: I worked with recreations before with “Wild Combination” [Wolf’s documentary about gay musician Arthur Russell]. I wanted to bring the characters [e.g., Brenda Dean Paul] to life, but they were obscure figures, with no footage or photos. So I used this device [recreation] but in a more involved process, recreating newsreels and home movies. Jon and I set out a rule that any story we told had to have a basis in archival footage. We were surprised that we found footage of so many of the youth cultures we depicted. I always privileged moving image material, but there are such remarkable photos from these decades that I had to honor the power of those images when I could find a purpose for them. An image of teenage flapper girls carrying guns is intoxicating. It had to find its way into the film. ■

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coop. Wanted some freedom.

Miami, the next business neighbor might be a block away.

PGN: Back to South Street, it’s nice to see so many businesses have made it through. DC: Yes, there are a lot of family connections. There’s my uncle and me; John Foy from Bridget Foy has his daughter; Abbie Silver used to have Jim’s Steaks, now his son runs it. We’ve developed great communication between the businesses in the district. And we are getting some great new upscale businesses and drawing more sophisticated crowds. Doing things like the street festival really helps bring people in to see what South Street is about now.

PGN: What’s your guiltiest pleasure? DC: [Laughs.] I drink too much!

PGN: Random question: What’s a food you would never eat? DC: I would try just about anything except tripe. It just looks so foul I can’t even get with that.

PGN: When do you lose your temper? DC: I never lose my temper. I think people would be shocked if I did. I just don’t get upset easily.

PGN: What’s great about having a restaurant on South Street? DC: It’s easy to market because everyone knows where South Street is. When we did an ad, the announcer said they usually spent six to seven seconds telling people where they are. With us, all he had to do was say the corner of Fourth and South. Personally, I love the camaraderie between the businesses. I know all my business neighbors and I’ve made a lot of friends. There is a great sense of community. In

PGN: Well, Copa is known for its margaritas. DC: I know, I love margaritas. I love Old Fashions and martinis. I generally don’t drink the same thing more than twice. I’ll never drink the same beer twice. And I love wine, which is probably why we have such a large wine list. It’s nice because anyone trying to sell you a bottle of wine is going to give you one to try first!

PGN: What would you want as your last meal? DC: Give me a ribeye steak and a lobster tail and I’d be as happy as pie. PGN: What happens in your recurring nightmare? DC: Back during the lean years, having the electricity shut off because we were so cash-poor. I was afraid to let someone in the door in case they were there to shut us off. Thankfully, we’re far away from those days.

PGN: Celebrity encounters? DC: When Nola was still open, we had a number of celebrities come through: Billy Joel, Rick Springfield, Donald Trump and Marla Maples when they were together. At Redwood, we get a lot of sports figures, as well as musicians from TLA. Our chef is a big fan of the group Polyphonic Spree so when he heard they were coming to town, he emailed them and invited them all to the restaurant. PGN: I’m embarrassed when ... DC: I have to speak in public. I’m generally shy, but they conned me into being the board chair for South Street Headhouse District. When the city was trying to impose the new alcohol tax, I had to testify in front of everyone. I stumbled through it. PGN: What’s in store for the district? DC: South Street has really become known as a place to come hear music, whether it’s at Dobbs or TLA or Twisted Tail — South Street has a real music presence. At the Spring Festival, we’re celebrating South Street Headhouse District’s best tastes, sips, sounds and sights. We’re going to have live music from three main stages and eight other performance areas. The festival goes from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., and people can enjoy a free, all-ages outdoor party that will close down South Street (between Front and Eighth), and also run

along the Second Street Plaza (between South and Lombard). We have at least 30 restaurants and bars that will serve signature and special dishes, brews and cocktails, and all sorts of things. In conjunction with the festival, Brauhaus Schmitz will host the second annual German Maifest on the 700 block of South Street, with German beers, dancers, music, food, flower headbands and even a maypole. There’s a free kids zone and at least 40 artists, crafters and retailers. I hope people come out for that and for Dining Out For Life on April 24. Both of our restaurants, Copa and Redwood, are participating. PGN: So to end, are you sick of the song yet? DC: No! You don’t hear it enough around here. It was a different story when Barry Manilow put out the song “Copacabana.” We were actually named Copabanana and opened before the song ever came out, but that doesn’t stop everyone from singing it. But it’s all fine — as long as people are having fun, that’s all we care about! ■ For more information about Redwood, visit For more information about South Street Headhouse District, visit To suggest a community member for Family Portrait, email portraits05@aol. com.


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Scott A. Drake

What a difference a year makes Last year’s opening-day ceremonies for the City of Brotherly Love Softball League were postponed a week due to rain. This year brought arguably the best weather ever for an opening day. With temps heading up into the 70s early, shorts and T-shirts were the norm, and attendance seemed much larger and more boisterous than in most years. The National Anthem was sung lovingly by a CBLSL member while Stephen Carlino, owner of Tavern on Camac and U Bar, tossed the ceremonial first pitch and was presented with a game ball and shirt as a thanks. A special recognition was presented to Donna Mae Stemmer for her continued support of the league, which generated thunderous applause, yells and whistles. Stemmer has been active in the league

for 22 years, attending countless CBLSL games, 13 league banquets, five softball world series and 18 tournaments. Congrats to all the teams that won a game or two kicking off the season, and best of luck to the rest — you’ve got plenty of play left to best them! For the first time, the season winners will be decided with a tournament rather than by standings, so it’s anyone’s title to win or lose. A special shout-out to the ICandy Buck Fuddies for one of our favorite team names. Room at the top While I was pricing hotel rooms in Cleveland for the Gay Games recently, I saw that a few of the lowest-priced hotels are already completely booked, as one

might expect only three months out from the opening ceremonies. If you’re still thinking about going, I suggest you get your asterisk in gear and start making those plans now unless you have $225 to spend for a bed every night. The options are numerous and the guys organizing the Gay Games 9 have a brilliant website ( where you can look up your competitive sport, find out where it is, either in Cleveland or Akron, and which hotels are closest to your venue. Then check which days you’re competing, and you’ve got all your info for booking. The Gay Games 9 opening ceremonies are Aug. 9, but you might consider arriving a day early for the late-night party. Muddy puddles GPFFL was forced to return to its old

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digs at Columbus Park for the first two weeks of the season due to waterlogged fields in FDR Park. Having to be done by 1 p.m. to make way for the little leaguers, and due to the size of the GPFFL, they have to start play around 8 a.m. Yours truly opened the season singing the National Anthem again and, yeah, that’s a yikes for any singer. Fortunately the time constraints aren’t there in the fall season, so if the Gay Bowl is forced to play on two fields at a time instead of 10, well, they just might be playing games at 5 a.m. Don’t ask me to sing if you do. ■ Countdown to Gay Games 9: 112 days, Let me know what’s in store for your organization and share it with everyone; email



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exclusively gay. The rooms are generously sized (especially for Europe) and are modern, comfortable and offer free Wi-Fi. It is a central location to major tourist attractions and gay nightlife. The hotel is within walking distance to most gay bars and nightclubs and the sauna. Axel Wellness Club 33 is located in the hotel. The Jet Lag massage is a perfect welcome to the hotel after a long international flight. The hotel’s Pop Bar is where locals and visitors start their night. Nights start at midnight mind you, and then the clubs get busy around 2 a.m. In summer, Axel’s Sky Bar offers commanding views of Barcelona. Another perk of staying at this hotel is that you can avoid the lines of hot men hoping to get upstairs to the Sky Bar. For more information, visit or ■

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Worth Watching BRIDAL SHOWER: Catch the bouquet when the hit comedy “Bridesmaids” lands on television 8:30 p.m. April 20 on USA.

REVOLUTIONARY LAUGHS: The fourth and last season of the riotously funny animated series “The Boondocks” premieres 10:30 p.m. April 21 on Cartoon Network.

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DOWN UNDER: The entire family tags along as Phil fulfills his mom’s wish for him to return to his roots and visit the country where he was conceived, Australia, and gay couple Mitch and Cam get reacquainted with an old friend (guest star Rhys Darby), whom they can’t stand but who is now a big-time celebrity, on “Modern Family,” 9 p.m. April 23 on ABC. Photo: ABC/Matt

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THOSE THAT CAN’T, TEACH: Out actor Sara Gilbert co-stars in the series premiere of “Bad Teacher,” a sitcom based on the comedic film where former trophy wife Meredith Davis (played by Ari Graynor) seeks to return to a life of leisure and luxury by posing as a teacher at an upscale elementary school to meet the students’ rich, single fathers and land one to marry, 9:30 p.m. April 24 on CBS. Photo: CBS/Sonja Flemming

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OUT & ABOUT The week ahead Fri. 04/18 The Black Lips The punk-rock band with the out singer performs 8 p.m. at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.; 215-232-2100. Hotel California The Eagles tribute rock band performs 8 p.m. at Sellersville Theatre 1894, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215257-5858. Boy George The out singer performs 8:30 p.m. at TLA, 334 South St.; 215-922-1011. Carl Cox The U.K. house DJ performs 9 p.m. at The Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; 800745-3000. Clue The comedic murder-mystery film is screened 9:45 p.m. at Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610917-0223. Stimulus: April Mashup The LGBTQ dance party, 10 p.m.-3:30 a.m. at Voyeur Nightclub, 1221 St. James St.; 215-7355772.

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The Sound of Music The musical film is screened 2 p.m. at Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610917-0223. Sex with Timaree Live Variety Show The burlesque

showcase starts 8 p.m. at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215964-9675. Christina Perri The Philadelphia singer-songwriter performs 8:30 p.m. at The Electric Factory, 421 N. Seventh St.; 800745-3000.

Sun. 04/20 Ninth Annual Philly Zombie Crawl The zombiethemed party starts 6 p.m. at TLA, 334 South St.; 215922-2599.

Mon. 04/21 Miley Cyrus (Was rescheduled from April 22) The pop singer performs 7 p.m. at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215389-9543. Free Quizzo & Board Game Night Roll the dice, 7 p.m. at World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 302-994-1400. The Philadelphia Moth StorySLAM Spoken-word artists perform 7:30 p.m. at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400. Lipstick Mondays A weekly drag show featuring a changing roster of queens takes the stage 9 p.m. at The Raven, 385 W. Bridge St., New Hope; 215-8622081.

WEST END BOYS: Synthpop pioneers The Pet Shop Boys come to Atlantic City in support of their latest album “Electric,” 8 p.m. April 25 at Revel’s Ovation Hall, 500 Boardwalk. For more information or tickets, call 855-348-0500.

Tue. 04/22 The Dark Crystal The fantasy film is screened 8 p.m. at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.

Wed. 04/23 The Anonymous People The feature documentary film about the more-than 23million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction is screened 6:30 p.m. at William Way LGBT Community TONGUES WAGGING: Former teen TV star and pop-singing instigator Miley Cyrus brings her Bangerz Tour to town 7 p.m. April 21 at Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. For more information or tickets, 215389-9543.

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Thu. 04/24 4W5 Blues Jam Local musicians get down, 7 p.m. at World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 302-994-1400. Eric Himan The out singersongwriter performs 9 p.m. at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St.; 215-964-9675. The Burlesque Show The event kicks

off 9 p.m. at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000. Bob and Barbara’s Drag Show The outrageousness begins 11 p.m. at Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South St.; 215-545-4511.

Fri. 04/25 Ani DiFranco The singer-songwriter performs 8 p.m. at World Cafe Live at the Queen,

500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 302-994-1400. Four Bitchin’ Babes A musical revue starring Sally Fingerett, Debi Smith, Deirdre Flint and Marcy Marxer, 8 p.m. at Sellersville Theatre 1894, 24 W. Temple Ave., Sellersville; 215-257-5858. Pet Shop Boys The synth-pop group performs 8 p.m. at Revel’s Ovation Hall, 500 Boardwalk; 855348-0500.



PHILLY HEATS UP: Out singersongwriter and cookbook author Eric Himan comes to Philadelphia on his spring tour in support of his latest album, “Gracefully,” performing 9 p.m. April 23 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St. For more information or tickets, call 215-964-9675.

Eddie Bruce The singer and bandleader performs April 25-26 at the Rrazz Room in The Ramada New Hope, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; 888-596-1027. 8 Stops OBIE Award winner Deb Margolin’s thought-provoking new solo work is a comedy concerning the grief of endless compassion April 24-27 at Kimmel’s SEI Innovation Studio, 240 S. Broad St.; 215790-5847. Lewis Black The comedian performs April 25-26 at Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-3171000. Oedipussy Curio Theatre Company presents the North American premiere of the R-rated comedic take on Greek tragedy April 24May 24 at Calvary Center for Culture and Community, 4740 Baltimore Ave.; 215525-1350.

Continuing Arsenic and Old Lace Walnut Street Theatre presents the classic dark comedy through April 27, 825 Walnut St.; 215-574-3550.

Shen Yun A classical Chinese dance and orchestral performance through April 27 at Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.; 215790-5800. Sunset Blvd. Media Theater presents the classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on the 1950 film about a faded silent movie star, through May 18 at 104 E. State St., Media; 610-891-0100.

That’s So Gay: Outing Early America The Library Company of Philadelphia presents the exhibition exploring gay culture, through Oct. 17, 1314 Locust St.; 215-546-3181. They’re Playing Our Song Center City Theatre Works presents the Neil Simon play featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, through April 26 at The Adrienne Theatre’s Skybox, 2030 Sansom St.; 215-732-3797.

Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910 Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition devoted to art of the celebrated Joseon dynasty through May 26, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-7638100.

Michael Snow: Photo-Centric Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of works from the experimental filmmaker through April 27, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

Where Children Sleep The James A. Michener Art Museum hosts an exhibition of photographs by James Mollison through June 29, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown; 215-340-9800.

Paul Evans: Crossing Boundaries and Crafting Modernism The James A. Michener Art Museum hosts an exhibition of works from the designer and craftsman through June 1, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown; 215-340-9800.

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Three Days of Rain Quince Productions presents a tale of parents and children, art and love, expectations and reality, April 26 at Walnut Street Theatre’s Studio 5, 825 Walnut St.; www.quinceproductions. com.

Marc Newson: At Home Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of furnishings by the influential designer through April 20, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

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Invented Surfaces A new exhibition of works by Natalie Hope McDonald, through May 15 at Bluestone Fine Art Gallery, 142 N. Second St.; 856-979-7588.


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Closing THE SOUNGS OF SPRING: Indie folk/rock singer-songwriting star Ani DiFranco comes to the area on her spring tour 8 p.m. April 25 at World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del. For more information or tickets, call 302-994-1400.

Mozart Celebration The Philadelphia Orchestra performs through April 25 at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-7905847.


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12-step programs and support groups Al-Anon ■

Pennsylvania Al-Anon Alateen Family Groups: Events, meeting times and locations at

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) ■ Acceptance meets 7:30 p.m. Fridays and

Mondays at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, 22nd and Spruce streets.

■ Community meets 8 p.m. Thursdays at Holy

Communion Church, 2111 Sansom St. Gay and lesbian, but all are welcome.

■ 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.

■ Living Sober meets 8:30 p.m. Saturdays at

William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.; 215-732-2220.

■ No Other Way Out meets 11 a.m. Sundays

at William Way.

■ Night Owl meets 11:30 p.m. daily at the

William Way.

■ Sober and Gay meets 8:30 p.m. Sunday-

Friday at William Way.

■ Young People’s AA meets 7:30 p.m.

Wednesdays at St. Mark’s Church, 1625 Locust St.; 215-735-1416.

Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA) ■ Meets 7 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday,

Friday and Saturday and 5:30 p.m. Thursday at William Way.

Mental-Health Support ■ Pink and Blues, a free peer-run mental-

health support group for LGBT people, meets 7 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Luke and The Epiphany Church, 330 S. 13th St.; 215627-0424.

■ Survivors of Suicide Inc. meets 7:30 p.m.

the first Tuesday of the month at 3535 Market St., Room 2037 and the second Wednesday at Paoli Memorial Hospital, 225 W. Lancaster Ave.; 215-545-2242, www.

HIV/AIDS Mondays: ■ 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: ■ 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;

■ Encuentros, a group for HIV-negative

Latino men who have sex with men, meets 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at 1201 Locust St.; 215-985-3382.

■ 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.

■ 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: ■ 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: ■ A support group for HIV-positive men

and women meets 6-8 p.m. at BEBASHI: Transition to Hope; 215-769-3561.

■ Diversity, an HIV/AIDS support group

for those infected or affected, meets from 7-9 p.m. at Arch Street United Methodist Church, 55 N. Broad St.; 215-848-4380,

Saturdays: ■ AIDS Delaware’s You’re Not Alone youth

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

Debtors Anonymous ■ Meets 7-8 p.m. Monday and Thursday at

the William Way Center.

Overeaters Anonymous (OA) ■ Open meetings 6 p.m. Tuesdays and 7 p.m.

Fridays at Hahnemann University Hospital, 245 N. 15th St.; 215-514-3065,

■ Meets 11 a.m.-noon at William Way.

S.A.R.A. ■ Substance Abuse – Risk Assessment, day

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

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Community Bulletin Board Community centers

■ The Attic Youth Center 255 S. 16th St.; 215-545-4331, 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. 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.

■ ActionAIDS: 215-981-0088 ■ AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania: 215-587-9377 ■ AIDS Law Project of Southern New Jersey: 856-933-9500 ext. 221 ■ 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 ■ The COLOURS Organization, Inc.: 215-496-0330 ■ District Attorney LGBT Liaison: Helen “Nellie” Fitzpatrick, 215-6869980,

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

■ William Way Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center 1315 Spruce St.; 215-732-2220, 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.

Key numbers

of Lesbians and Gays (Philadelphia): 215-572-1833

■ Equality Pennsylvania: 215731-1447;

■ Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations: 215-686-4670

■ Equality Forum: 215-732-3378

■ Police Department liaison — Deputy Commissioner Kevin Bethel: 215-686-3318

■ GALAEI: A Queer Latin@ Social Justice Organization: 215-8511822 ■ LGBT Elder Initiative: 267-5463448; ■ LGBT Peer Counseling Services: 215-732-TALK ■ Mayor’s Director of LGBT Affairs: Gloria Casarez, 215-6862194;; ■ Mazzoni Center: 215-563-0652; Legal Services: 215-563-0657, 866-LGBT-LAW; Family & Community Medicine: 215-563-0658

■ Philadelphia Police Liaison Committee: 215-760-3686 (Rick Lombardo); ■ 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

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

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

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. 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.


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.; 215763-8870. 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, 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, 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.

■ 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 215-627-9090, ■ Independence Business Alliance Greater Philadelphia’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce, providing networking, business development, marketing, educational and advocacy opportunities for LGBT and LGBT-friendly businesses and professionals; 215-

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, Mazzoni Center Family & Community Medicine Comprehensive primary health care, preventive health services, gynecology, sexual-health services and chronicdisease management, including comprehensive HIV care, as well as youth drop-in (ages 14-24) 5-7p.m. Wednesdays; 809 Locust St.; 215-563-0658. Washington West Project of Mazzoni Center Free, anonymous HIV testing. Walk-ins welcome 9 a.m.-9 pm. Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday; 1201 Locust St.; 215-985-9206.

Professional groups 557-0190, ■ 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; ■ 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,


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