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Penn launches new LGBT program By Angela Thomas

OUT FOR THE OLYMPICS: Olympics enthusiasts watched the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Games at William Way LGBT Community Center Feb. 7. Dozens turned out throughout the event, which featured networking opportunities among athletes and allies, as well as the chance to learn about Philly’s LGBT sports clubs. Russia’s antigay policies have drawn considerable backlash against this year’s games and, with the banning of Pride Houses for LGBT athletes at the event, Remote Pride Houses, including William Way, have been springing up throughout the globe for supporters to lend their solidarity to LGBT Olympians and Russians. Tabu is also registered as a Remote Pride House and will be hosting Olympicsrelated events through the end of the games, Feb. 23. Photo: Scott A. Drake

Feds extend new bens to same-sex couples By Jen Colletta The nation’s top attorney last weekend announced that the federal government would recognize same-sex marriages, regardless of the marriage laws of the states in which couples live, to the fullest extent possible. At the Human Rights Campaign’s annual gala in New York City Saturday, and in a Monday memo, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Justice Department would apply this summer’s ruling overturning a key provision of the federal ban on same-sex marriage to all instances in which it has jurisdiction. “In every courthouse, in every proceeding and in every place where a member of the Department of Justice stands on behalf of the United States, they will strive to ensure that same-sex marriages receive the same privileges, protections and rights as opposite-sex marriages,” Holder said at the HRC fundraiser.

Among the memo’s stipulations, married same-sex couples will now be treated equal to married heterosexual couples in bankruptcy courts and federal prisons; be able to claim marital privilege in federal court cases; and same-sex spouses of police officers and other law-enforcement personnel killed in the line of duty will be granted full survivors’ benefits. “This landmark announcement will change the lives of countless committed gay and lesbian couples for the better,” said HRC president Chad Griffin. “While the immediate effect of these policy decisions is that all married gay couples will be treated equally under the law, the longterm effects are more profound. Today, our nation moves closer toward its ideals of equality and fairness for all.” Federal recognition for same-sex marriage has been gradually unfurling since June, when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a key provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Since that time, several federal agenPAGE 21

Penn Medicine recently launched an innovative, multidisciplinary program focused on investigating and improving the health of the LGBT community. With its Penn Medicine Program for LGBT Health, Penn is the first academic medical center in the city to address LGBT health across several schools and hospitals, and joins just a handful of similarly situated programs across the nation. The program will focus on five key areas — climate, education, research, patient care and outreach — and will be implemented in the Perelman School of Medicine, Penn School of Nursing, Penn School of Dental Medicine and the Center for Public Health Initiatives.

Among its aims, the program will offer LGBT-focused training and advance LGBT awareness among faculty, students and staff; promote LGBT diversity in workplaces, classrooms and health-care settings; foster research on LGBT health issues; provide LGBT-sensitive patient care; and connect Penn and affiliated hospitals with the LGBT community. The Penn Medicine Program for LGBT Health is led by director Dr. Baligh Yehia, assistant professor of medicine at Perelman, who also serves as chair of the American Medical Association’s LGBT Advisory Committee and scientific chair of the national LGBT Health Workforce Conference. Yehia said the LGBT community has been overlooked in health-care realms, PAGE 16 which the program has

City denies request for two key Morris interviews By Timothy Cwiek City attorneys say the Police Advisory Commission cannot release confidential interviews with William Jackson — a key witness in the Nizah Morris case — even though his public testimony is unavailable because the agency didn’t order a transcript. Morris was a transgender woman who became a homicide victim in 2002, shortly after getting inside a police vehicle for a “courtesy ride.” The case remains unsolved. Jackson was a passing motorist who saw Morris laying at 16th and Walnut streets shortly after the courtesy ride. In 2007, Jackson testified at a PAC hearing, but his testimony is permanently unavailable because PAC staffers failed to order a transcript. In 2011, the PAC obtained copies of two interviews with Jackson from the District Attorney’s Office. The city Law Department claims those interviews are off-limits to the public. Jackson is named in the Morris police report as a witness in support of the premise

that Morris was simply a drunk person who fell. But Jackson can be heard on 911 tapes saying he didn’t know what was wrong with the person. Officer Thomas Berry wrote the report, after responding to the scene at 16th and Walnut. In 2003, Berry told a detective that Jackson alerted him to the scene by flagging him down from a distance. But computerizeddispatch records state that Berry was alerted by police NIZAH MORRIS radio. If Berry noted in his paperwork that police radio alerted him, the entire incident couldn’t have been recorded as a “hospital case,” due to the configuration of policereporting forms. But Berry didn’t make that notation, and the entire incident was recorded as a hospital case — even during the time period when Morris was a courtesy-ride recipient. PAGE 22 As a result, none of the



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News Briefing City maintains no liability in police-bias case In a recent court filing, city officials contend they have no liability in the case of N. Melville Jones, a gay police officer who claims pervasive workplace bias due to his LGBT status. “Any actions taken by [the city] with respect to the terms and conditions of [Jones’] employment were taken in good faith, in a reasonable manner and fashion and for legitimate and lawful reasons,” the Feb. 3 filing states. The filing also states: “[Jones] was not subjected to any adverse employment action or hostile work environment by [the city].” Additionally, the filing argues the city should be awarded “interest and costs,” to cover the expenses it has incurred due to Jones’ lawsuit. In his suit, Jones contends that Daniel Castro, a former high-ranking police official, routinely harassed him at work. Castro disseminated Jones’ sexual orientation throughout the police department and had him transferred to an undesirable night shift, according to Jones’ suit. Co-workers accused Jones of having sex in public restrooms. Additionally, he was and sent out on patrol without proper attire and weaponry, according to the suit.

In January 2010, while Jones was out on sick leave, Castro circulated a staff memo identifying Jones as “Mel Cums Jones,” according to the suit. Castro no longer works for the city. In 2011, he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit extortion in an unrelated matter, and was sentenced to 60 months in prison. The case is pending before Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Mark I. Bernstein. A non-jury trial is tentatively set for 10 a.m. Oct. 6 in Courtroom 246 of City Hall.

Hearing set in cop case Michael A. Paige, a Philadelphia police officer who allegedly forced another man to perform oral sex on him, is seeking payment from the city for his legal expenses. A hearing on Paige’s request is set for 10 a.m. March 14 in Room 480 of City Hall. Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Jacqueline F. Allen is scheduled to preside. In May 2008, James Harris sued Paige in federal court, claiming Paige forced him to perform oral sex in a secluded area of Fairmount Park the previous year. A Philadelphia judge cleared Paige of criminal wrongdoing, but a federal jury awarded Harris $165,000 in damages in 2012. Attorneys for Harris claim Paige owes them more than $400,000 in attorney’s fees. City attorneys contend that Paige acted outside the scope of his employment during the alleged incident, and the city isn’t responsible for his legal expenses. Neither side had a comment for this story. — Timothy Cwiek

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A Pennsylvania church recently denied membership to a longtime congregant because he is gay. Bobbie Pierce, 20, had been a member of Ambassador’s Bible Chapel in Newberry Township, but Pastor David Slautterback announced to the congregation during a recent service that his membership was revoked because of his sexual orientation. Pierce posted a letter he received from Slautterback to the York Daily Record’s Facebook page.According to the YDR, Slautterback said he wrote the letter out of concern for Pierce and told the paper he believes “that a homosexual person has to be homosexual any more than I believe that a person who is inclined to steal steals.” Pierce told the YDR that he will continue to attend church services.

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Tabu hosts HRC event The Human Rights Campaign Athletes for Equality will host a social for LGBT athletes and allies from 4-7 p.m. Feb. 15 at Tabu, 200 S. 12th St., with proceeds to benefit Human Rights Campaign. The event will include a meet-and-greet with the members of Running for Equality and other supporters and allies and will include drink and food specials, such as $3 seasonal drafts, $8 Absolut and Red Bull and half-priced tater tots. The admission price is $5. For more information, visit events/645551405501011/.

EQPA kicks off grassroots work Equality Pennsylvania is gearing up for its Philly kick-off meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Friends Meeting House, 1501 Cherry St., to mark its next phase of advocacy. The meeting will address what Equality Pennsylvania’s newly formed grassroots team will do to move forward a statewide non-discrimination bill. Attendees will also be given the chance to learn how they can get involved in the fight for equality. For more information, contact organizer Andy Kunka at or call 215-410-7470. ■ — Angela Thomas

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PAGES OF HISTORY: Connie King, chief of reference at the Library Company of Philadelphia, gave a tour of the new “That’s So Gay: Outing Early America” exhibit at a press preview Feb. 7. King curated the exhibit, which traces LGBT history by looking at literary and artistic figures and works. An opening reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Library Company, 1314 Locust St., followed by a 7 p.m. discussion led by theorist and author David M. Halperin titled “What is Sex For?” at William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St. The exhibit opened Feb. 10 and will be on display through Oct. 17. Photo: Scott A. Drake

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Senate resolution condemns African laws persecuting gays By Angela Thomas A Pennsylvania senator recently introduced a resolution that would condemn antiLGBT legislation passed in two African countries. On Feb. 4, Sen. Anthony Williams (D-Eighth Dist.) introduced SR 285, a resolution that denounces recent bills passed in Uganda and Nigeria that criminalize LGBT organizations and same-sex relationships. The resolution urges leaders in those two countries to repeal the laws. It was referred to the Rules and Executive Nominations Committee. Williams’ legislative aide, Kyle Miller, said a committee hearing won’t be held until at least March on the resolution. The Uganda Parliament passed the measure Dec. 20, and President Yoweri Museveni has until Feb. 23 to veto or sign the bill, which he

had send back to Parliament for revisions. The bill was originally referred to as the “Kill the Gays” bill for its death-penalty provision, but that measure was removed and replaced by life in prison as the highest punishment. Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan signed the “SameSex Marriage Prohibition Act” into law Jan. 7, which mandates imprisonment for up to 14 years for those who entered into a same-sex union. The resolution says both laws have created a hostile and dangerous environment in their respective countries. “Police in the northern Nigerian state of Bauchi arrested and allegedly tortured dozens of men suspected of being gay,” the resolution states. “Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan publicly committed to alleviating the epidemic of HIV/ AIDS, affecting 34 million Nigerians, while simultane-

ously signing into law the discriminatory and counterproductive legislation.” The resolution also states the Nigerian legislation would be detrimental to the 17 percent of the nation’s LGBT population affected by HIV/AIDS, who, under the law, may not be able to access HIV/AIDS programs and organizations. It also cites U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s criticism of Goodluck’s bill as “dangerously restricting freedom of assembly, association and expression for all Nigerians.” The resolution would “urge the full membership of the Parliament of Uganda to vote down the vile and discriminatory legislation, Ugandan President Yuweri Museveni to veto the bill should it be passed by the Parliament of Uganda once more and President Goodluck Jonathan to repeal Nigeria’s equally noxious prohibition on samesex organizations and relationships.” ■

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PA pastors form antigay coalition By Jen Colletta The Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network this week announced a new initiative designed to “uphold God’s design for marriage in each Pennsylvania county.” The Marriage Defense Initiative is seeking to enlist at least one pastor in each of the state’s 67 counties to assist in and promote the agency’s efforts to stymie the same-sex-marriage movement in Pennsylvania. The PPN, based in Elverson in Chester County, is a network of clergy that aims to confront “evils that seek to destroy the core teachings of [the] Christian faith.” It is a branch of Let Freedom Ring, Inc., a conservative advocacy group founded by Dr. John Templeton, Jr., a Pennsylvania resident who was among the largest single donors in the nation to support California’s ban on same-sex marriage in 2008. The PPN recently came under the leadership of Sam Rohrer, a former member of the state House of Representatives. In 2006, Rohrer voted in favor of an ultimately unsuccessful effort to amend Pennsylvania’s constitution to ban same-sex marriage. “Marriage is hanging in the balance in Pennsylvania,” Rohrer said in a press release. “The attack on mar-

riage in Pennsylvania is real. Next year will mark an enormous effort to redefine marriage. The assault is now in the courts and will soon move to the legislature.” There are several pending state and federal challenges to the state’s ban on same-sex marriage; a federal case filed by the American Civil Liberties Union goes to trial in June. Marriage-equality legislation is also pending in both houses, while a measure to add a constitutional ban on marriage equality has been introduced in the House. Rohrer said the organization is using the tagline “Stand in the Gap” to encourage pastors to “stand strong on this fundamental issue upon which families are built. Marriage is between one man and one woman as Pennsylvania’s Defense of Marriage Act states. We need committed pastors who are not afraid to speak this truth to their congregants and who will help us to fight the homosexual agenda to normalize same-sex marriage.” Equality Pennsylvania executive director Ted Martin decried the new initiative. “I think it’s disturbing that pastors are out looking to deal with issues like this when really they could, and should, be out looking to help people,” Martin said. ■



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By Angela Thomas An out member of a local disabilityadvocacy agency was among a group of locals who recently met with President Obama and others at the White House to discuss strategies for getting long-termunemployed Americans back into the workforce. Southwest Philadelphia native Lynn Pecora has worked at Inglis House, which empowers those with disabilities to achieve their goals, for 15 years and has served as director of training and development in the human-resources department for the past 13. On Jan. 31, Pecora was among 50 professionals from around the nation who were invited to participate in the jobs forum with Obama, commerce secretary Penny Pritzker and labor secretary Thomas E. Perez.

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Obama mentioned the meeting in his State of the Union address days before, in unveiling a new $150-million hiring initiative aimed at the long-term-unemployed population. Pecora, a Temple University graduate, said her employer is a member of Business Leaders United for Workforce Partnerships, which resulted in her invitation to the White House. Pecora said Inglis had signed a best-practices agreement, where companies agree to look at their recruitment and hiring practices to help remove barriers and stigma associated with long gaps in employment. “We were one of many businesses that signed that we would honor this,” she said. More than 300 companies have taken the pledge. The Ambler resident received an email invitation Jan. 25 and was immediately taken back by the White House letterhead. “I was looking at it thinking, Was this for real? Did they really want to send this to me? It was a huge privilege,” she said, noting that she spent the week before the

Pecora said the energy was positive at the meeting, which she noted was not just focused on the government’s role in the issue, but also on the roles that employers can play in reducing stigma associated with long-term unemployment. “When they say long-term unemployment, the 18-month period seems to be that critical point. The employer may not go further in reviewing a person’s skills and knowledge and that is overlooking a large group of folks who are talented and who had been pushed to the wayside because of that,” she said. “It is important that employers get beyond that.” While LGBT issues were not the topic of the day, Pecora said it’s important that LGBT community members are involved in national discussions on workplace issues. “Everyone needs to be employed and I am sure there is still stigma, but we are viable folks contributing everything everyone else would and we deserve the recognition as well,” she said. “We all deserve that same level of recognition of skills, knowledge and experiences.” ■


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PA couple at top of wedding contest By Angela Thomas The American Civil Liberties Union is staging a contest to give same-sex couples across the country a chance to tie the knot and demonstrate why Americans in all states deserve the freedom to marry, and one local couple is getting close to being among the winners. My Big Gay Illegal Wedding, presented by the ACLU, will grant up to $5,000 each to five same-sex couples living in states that do not sanction marriage equality to wed in a neighboring marriage-equality state, illustrate the discriminatory nature of state laws banning marriage equality. The couples will also win a trip to New York City for their legal wedding receptions. The five top-vote-getting couples will be selected, and the contest closes Feb. 16. More than 79,000 votes have been cast already, and John Pivovarnick and David Sartor, of Dunmore, are currently in the top 10, with about 3,200 votes. Seventeen other Pennsylvania couples also entered. Pivovarnick, 53, and Sartor, 38, met 16 years ago through an AOL chat room. The couple talked online for a few months before they met in person. Pivovarnick was apprehensive about the meeting but was taken aback by Sartor’s charm. “When we first met, I was just taken with how cute he was,” Pivovarnick said. “We had been talking online for a while and you expect a troll on the other end.” Sartor felt the same and said he was

relieved to see how honest, and attractive, Pivovarnick was. Even though they’ve been together 16 years, Pivovarnick still can’t add Sartor on his health insurance and the couple has

same were well underway. They later received an email from the agency about the contest. “All my life I grew up thinking [marriage equality] could never happen,” Sartor said. “I figured, why is my home state so bigoted and closeminded? And it still is, so that is really why we entered the contest. It is not just for me and John. It is for everybody. Not everyone can get married. It takes away from everybody.” The couple has a unique plan on how to cross state lines, akin to performance art. They proposed crossing the Pennsylvania-New York border, leaving portraits of staunchly anti-equality figures like Gov. Corbett and Rick Santorum beneath broken glass on the Pennsylvania side, accompanied by friends and family holding signs with antigay statements made by Pennsylvania political pundits. On the New York side, the couple would be greeted by photos of marriageequality supporters. Sartor, an artist, said they would use some of the ACLU money towards staging the performance-art piece. “Part of the money will got towards the wedding but we don’t intend on having a huge wedding,” he said. “We wanted to put it towards my art that will get the message about marSARTOR (LEFT) AND PIVOVARNICK riage equality out there.” To vote for Pivovarnick and Sartor, visit encountered struggles when filing taxes. The pair said they had planned to sue the state of Pennsylvania for the right For more information on the contest and to marry but, when they contacted the to see the full list of contestants, visit ACLU, they found that plans to do the ■

New event for LGBT students emerges By Angela Thomas A new association for LGBT college students in the Philadelphia area will premiere later this month. The Collegiate Meet and Greet will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St., and will bring together LGBT student groups from regional colleges to collaborate on initiatives and discuss issues impacting LGBT college students. University of the Arts student Jason Beckmann spearheaded the initiative to foster a better sense of community among local LGBT students and student groups. Beckmann, who is also a member of the newly established LGBT student group OUT@UArts, said the group wanted to promote an environment where LGBT students from all different schools could come together for support. “We felt there was separation between different colleges and their LGBT groups and we all felt like, since this is our first

year, it would be cool to see other groups and collaborate,” he said. “We all face different challenges and problems. We wanted to get together and form meaningful partnerships.” Beckmann said OUT@UArts members looked at other cities and saw a disparity in LGBT youth collaboration in the Philly area. “There never seemed to be a collaborative LGBT youth force,” he said. “It was always here or there and I think, personally, when you see a bunch of other people working in similar environments as you, it is inspiring.” At the event, each representative from a collegiate group will give a five-minute talk about what his or her organization does and its future goals and projects. Openly gay UArts president Sean Buffington will speak at the inaugural event. “We tried to keep it a loose structure,” Beckmann said. “Rather than [OUT@UArts] define what we are all doing, we will define what it is we all want to work on. The problem is if we define the alliance, then we are not taking in other ideas or initiatives of

other groups.” Beckmann said students and groups from all schools in the Philadelphia region are invited to attend the inaugural meeting and participate in future events and collaborations. In addition to other joint projects, he expects the Collegiate Meet and Greet to take place annually. “It is not to say there won’t be other events — there can be different things we can set up throughout the year — but our idea was once a year we would all meet in the same place and reconnect,” he said. Beckmann said he anticipates the meeting, and the expected partnerships it will produce, can empower students and bring needed visibility to their work on their respective campuses. “Sometimes it feels a little separated, especially when there is a group that isn’t talked about, but by seeing different groups of people that have something you share in one room, there is something special about that.” For more information, email Beckmann at ■

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Broadway with a cause comes to Doylestown By Jen Gregory PGN Contributor Michael Moeller always knew he wanted to perform, but directing and producing his own musical was an entirely different story. “I started out in my younger days performing a lot,” said the openly gay New York University alum. “One of the little theater companies I belonged to, they weren’t doing musicals back in the day, and nobody wanted to touch them.” His passion for musical theater, combined with the anti-musical attitude of the time, pushed him to pursue directing musical theater. Over the years, as his career as a successful director flourished, friends began to encourage him to begin his own production company. “Anyone can just start a theater company,” said Moeller. “But if I’m going to do something, I’m going to make sure it’s worthwhile and has meaning to it.” Moeller’s purpose for his theater company arrived via a call from a friend affiliated with the Peace Valley Holistic Center, an organization devoted to educating parents of children with special needs, using a combination of traditional and holistic therapies. She asked if his company did productions for a cause, to which he responded, “Yes, congratulations, you’re the first!” Moeller’s upcoming production of

“Lullaby of Broadway” is the first in his Theater for a Cause series. Hosted by the Doylestown Senior Center, “Lullaby of Broadway” is a musical revue of iconic Broadway productions, such as “West Side Story,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Misérables” and “A Chorus Line.” A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Peace Valley Holistic Center. For Moeller, organizing the show was not very difficult — save for his constant battle with Mother Nature. “Power is currently out at the center and I can’t finish painting the sets,” he said during a phone interview from his partner’s house. “It’s day two without power at my house and with all the downed trees, the 45minute drive from mine to [partner] Eddie’s house took nearly two hours!” But the show will go on, Moeller said, and he’s eager for Doylestown residents and visitors to be able to experience the magic of Broadway without having to travel all the way to New York City. “Lullaby of Broadway” will be presented Feb. 14-23 at Doylestown Senior Center, 700 N. Shady Retreat Road in Doylestown. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., with dessert served 30 minutes prior to the show. Tickets are $40 each or $35 for groups of nine or more. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.michaelmoellerproductions. com or call 267-992-3358. n

Philly event sends message to Russia By Angela Thomas Last month, a group of LGBT supporters gathered for a fundraising event that organizers hope will have a global impact. Attorney Anthony Forte, a partner at Saul Ewing LLP, hosted a fundraiser Jan. 9 at his home to raise funds for the translation of “The Devotion Project,” a six-part documentary that features LGBT couples, into Russian, to coincide with the Winter Olympics in Sochi. About 25 people attended the fundraiser. Donations are still coming in, and $5,000 was raised to bring in Katina Pictures to translate and subtitle the series into Russian, which covered the cost of the project. The project has also been translated into Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Forte, a longtime friend of filmmaker Antony Osso, said he and his partner, along with out state Rep. Brian Sims, were eager to host the fundraiser when they heard Osso’s plan to translate the work. With the recent anti-LGBT law passed in Russia that persecutes anyone with a proLGBT message and/or propaganda, Osso said it was important that the film be avail-

able in that language. “I was reading about what was happening in Russia and once I started to understand what kind of law it was, I thought the films could be beneficial to get through to young people who are LGBT in Russia,” he said. “The laws exists to lie to young people about the potential for healthy functioning lives as an LGBT person.” Forte said Osso’s approach to the antiLGBT law has been inspiring. “There have been people making statements and making political gestures, but what I liked about Tony’s approach was he wanted to fight hate with stories of love,” he said, noting that education is key. “I think we found in our own country that, once people come in contact with real life LGBT people and they see the stories, little by little attitudes start to change.” Osso said he hopes the translated documentary helps those who misunderstand the LGBT community evolve their views. “I really think that people need to see the diversity of LGBTQ lives to overcome prejudices against LGBTQ people,” he said. “I just wanted to subtitle them so they could benefit from the exposure.” To view the translated videos, visit www. ■


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The price of practicality This past week saw a highly publicized move by the Department of Justice to treat same-sex married couples equal to heterosexual couples. And, not as publicized but also quite noteworthy, State Farm Insurance announced this week that same-sex married couples are now eligible for its marriage-discount programs. Both developments point to the nearly innumerable realms that marriage equality — and inequality — touch. While the marriage-equality debate is often threaded with religious debates, LGBT advocates, and anyone who’s had a potentially frustrating religionfocused discussion with an opponent of equality, have largely sought to show that same-sex couples are seeking equality in the law, not in the church. However, many marriage-equality opponents may not grasp the full gamut of rights and benefits that married same-sex couples are denied, owing largely to taking their own status as a married couple for granted — and maybe a touch of ignorance. While it would be nice for marriage equality to become the law of the land overnight, the patchwork progress we’re seeing may actually be helpful in educating Americans on the true legal impact of marriage. By seeing each benefit roll out individually — with pronouncements from the Social Security Administration or the Internal Revenue Service — the public is able to see just how fully same-sex couples have been excluded from state and federal programs. And having companies like State Farm amend their policies brings the focus even sharper on the fact that, in addition to government-administered programs, same-sex couples have faced undue burdens, and been forced to pay higher rates, at an array of private companies — from insurance companies to gyms to amusement parks — that offer marriage- or family-based incentives. While these gradual updates are a reflection of past discrimination, they’re also an indication of how far we still need to go. State Farm is just one company to announce this change; what about others? The scope of the work, both at private companies and in state and federal governments, that needs to be done to ensure married same-sex couples are treated as such, is vast. But, if the past few years have shown us anything, it’s that change is happening. One practical step at a time. ■

I do not watch The Disney Channel. Mind you, this is not any kind of elitist pronouncement. It’s just that I’m more than 7 years old. The Disney Channel does play a small role in my life, however, as my son sometimes watches it. Or, more accurately, it is frequently on the TV in the kids’ area at the gym where I drop off my son while I go work out in the hopes that it will help me live that much longer so I can keep doing the important work of being his mom. Which I love doing because I love him. At times when I pick him up, his eyes are glued to one of many weird Disney sitcoms where children and adults try to approximate real-world snarky humor, except because it is a show for children, any and all rough edges are not just smoothed, but are melted into an edgeless blob of mindless pap. Which leads me to the show “Good Luck Charlie,” a show I never would have intentionally sought out except for the fact that the show recently featured Taylor, a little girl with two moms who comes over to have a play date with Charlie, the show’s namesake. So Charlie’s mom, Amy, and dad, Bob, meet Susan and Cheryl, Taylor’s two moms. And Amy and Bob kind of bumble their way good-naturedly through the whole two-mom experience. The big gag is that Susan goes to watch “the game” in the basement with Bob, and Cheryl stays upstairs and chats with Amy. Except the pairs don’t really mesh (Bob won’t shut up about the bugs he exterminates for a living, and Cheryl won’t stop finishing Amy’s sentences) and so a headache is faked and the play date is over. It’s all really dull, honestly. Though I have to say, good for Disney for daring to show that lesbian couples can be totally boring and annoying just like the straight

couples they usually parade in front of us. Do I need to mention that people are upset? Because people are upset. The largely pretend One Million Moms are threatening to boycott or some such bullshit. But it’s Peter LaBarbera’s anger that most amuses me. LaBarbera, of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality, warns, “This is probably The Disney Channel’s first ‘baby step’ into more aggressive homosexual advocacy — which is not unexpected given America’s moral decline, but tragic just the same.” Yes, how tragic that my kid might see another kid with two moms on TV. Or, worse, that kids who don’t have two moms will be subjected to something so commonplace. “If you are a Christian and/or moralminded parent who wants to teach your children that homosexuality is aberrant and wrong behavior — i.e., you don’t want to model sinful relationships as normative to your kids — YOUR morality and faith, and your child’s innocence, are being undermined by Disney.” He’s right that Disney is undermining your child’s innocence, though. Disney doesn’t care about anything other than making money. Which is hardly a virtuous enterprise. But are Cheryl and Susan going to deflower America’s kids? Not so much. Granted, this was not an antigay episode. Cheryl and Susan aren’t run out of Charlie’s house. Bob doesn’t threaten to “rape them straight” and Amy doesn’t smack them in the head with a crucifix or anything. Perhaps such a rewrite would help LaBarbera sleep better at night. ■

LaBarbera, of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality, warns, “This is probably The Disney Channel’s first ‘baby step’ into more aggressive homosexual advocacy — which is not unexpected, given America’s moral decline, but tragic just the same.”

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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Yes, that was me: Bette Midler’s bodyguard The greatest thing about growing old is Pride march, which officially was called “Christopher Street Liberation Day March being lucky enough to do it with friends, since it is your friends who will remind and Gay-In” — yes, that really was its name, and one of the original posters you of events in your life you may have (stickers) from the event is in a place of forgotten. By the way, for any of you who honor in my den — it was decided that we worry about aging, I’m having a hell of needed something more than just speeches. a time growing old, so don’t be so concerned; like the rest of life, you make what Midler was well-known in our commuyou can of it. But this is about nity, and I’m not sure who Bette Midler, so let’s focus on approached her, but she agreed her. to sing at our second (or was Earlier this week, I attended it third?) gay Pride in Central a meeting with the residents Park. Somehow, since we Gay of the new John C. Anderson Youth were always complaining that we didn’t get the respect LGBT-friendly senior apartwe should from our seniors ments. They were having a cheerful discussion on security (translation: our older members mostly in their late 20s and measures and, jokingly, Susan early 30s), someone suggested Silverman said, “Can’t we have that Gay Youth be in charge of an LGBT town watch?” Then she added, looking directly at Midler’s security. What the hell me, “I remember when Gay did we know about security for Youth protected Bette Midler at a woman who at the time was Gay Pride.” becoming a national show-biz Mark Segal wonder? First things first. Susan, who is one of the residents, moved About the only thing I here to Philadelphia to be in an LGBTrecall of that day was her greeting me at friendly environment. She was a member the stairway to the stage. She looks up at of the famed New York Gay Liberation me, since she was so short, and says with Front from 1969-71, as was I. At that time, that laugh of hers: “Yeah, this is my security.” She laughs, walks up the steps and I was about 19 and had founded a group, or cell as we used to call it in GLF days, says, “OK boys, let’s get this show on the called Gay Youth, or GY for short. road.” Our issues were all about agism, bulThanks, Susan, almost forgot that one. ■ lying, communications and security for Mark Segal, PGN publisher, is the LGBT youth. We were the first organization in the nation dedicated to endangered nation’s most-award-winning commentaLGBT youth. tor in LGBT media. He can be reached at After the success of the first gay

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Street Talk Should Obama have mentioned ENDA in the State of the Union address? “Absolutely. It was a missed opportunity. He had Congress right in front of him, and he should have reminded Shira Berger them that student ENDA needs Washington Square to be enacted. West Obama campaigned for LGBT rights. He should follow up on his campaign promises.”

“Not necessarily, because I think actions speak louder than words. I’m more concerned that Obama William Floyd actively broadcast engineer pushes for West Philadelphia the passage of ENDA. Job security and safety are extremely important for the LGBT community — partcularly the transgender community.”

“No. I think we can let him slide. We can cut him some slack this time. But if he continues to overlook the community, Leo Giron then we need butler to raise our Washington Square voices. ENDA West is a humanrights issue that needs to be addressed.”

“Yes. He could have used the event to raise awareness. It would have been good if he at least mentioned ENDA. It’s Randy Mills legislation Filmmaker that’s Makawao, Hawaii pending in Congress. But I’m optimistic that President Obama will continue to be a strong supporter of the LGBT community in his second term.”

been able to navigate such a difficult and sensitive situation as well as the Eagles did in this case. But what the handling of the Riley Cooper situation also showed me is that the Eagles could be the perfect fit for a player like Sam, because the culture of this current Eagles roster seems to be one that would judge Sam based on his performance and how he behaves as a teammate, not his personal life. Now I realize that the job of an NFL GM is to find value when making draft picks — and that “value” is traditionally defined as not taking a guy in the third round that you easily could have gotten in the seventh round. But when it comes to Sam, I think the way that one defines “value” is different from that of other players. The potential value that Sam brings to an NFL team is not just what he will do on the field, but what it will do for the city where he plays, and our society as a

whole. In Philadelphia, Sam would clearly find a supportive environment off the field, and I think it’s quite likely that he would find a supportive organization and locker room with the Philadelphia Eagles. And this presents the Eagles with an amazing opportunity: They can be the catalysts who shorten the road to our society reaching a point where a person’s sexuality is a non-factor when considering professional or athletic potential. To achieve this, they simply need to draft Sam, but also have the guts to draft him in the round that his performance on the field warrants (assuming he’s still available). Doing so would shine a powerful and positive light on the Eagles as an organization, as they would be displaying the same kind of courage that Sam has already shown as an individual. And in a league lacking courage, specifically from NFL executives PAGE 17

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An open letter to Eagles player Connor Barwin Dear Connor, I’m a huge Eagles fan (I have been my whole life), and I think you’ve been a great addition to the team, both on and off the field. Aside from loving football, I’m active in the local LGBT community here in Philly, and I’m quite civically engaged. I know from reading about you that you’re also civic-minded, have been outspoken on your support regarding issues of equality and that you happen to have a gay brother. I’m writing to you regarding the news of Michael Sam coming out as publicly gay prior to the May NFL Draft. I saw your tweet voicing your support, but I’m writing to respectfully ask that you consider going one step further. If you feel comfortable doing so, I want you to talk about the prospect of Michael Sam becoming an Eagle with Coach Kelly and Eagles general manager Howie Roseman. You’re

obviously one of the respected leaders in the Eagles locker room, and I think you would be the perfect person to speak to them about this. Since the Sam news broke, there have been multiple reports quoting “anonymous” (i.e., gutless) NFL scouts and GMs stating their opinion that Sam’s draft stock will likely drop as a result of his announcement. That may be true, but it doesn’t have to be. And I believe the Eagles are just the team to prove the naysayers wrong. The Riley Cooper incident that occurred last year showed a lot about the character of Kelly and about the Eagles as a team — and I mean that in a good way. It showed that the Eagles were a group of men who were strong-minded and mature enough to work through a difficult situation and not let it destroy the chemistry in the locker room. I don’t believe most teams or coaches in the NFL would have



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Staying smart with credit Q: I’ve just graduated college and am starting my first real job. A friend told me I should open a credit card or two to establish a credit history, but I’m nervous about having access to credit. Can you offer any tips to make sure I keep out of trouble? A: First, congratulations on your recent graduation and beginning your first “real” job! Regarding your friend’s recommendation, I would have to agree. For better or for worse, the American way of financial life relies on debt as a way of solidifying a desired lifestyle. Therefore, it is important to establish a good credit history if you intend on making more substantial, debt-financed purchases in the future. Here’s what you need to know to keep yourself out of trouble. Maintain a good credit rating

issued by a retailer. Having someone else cosign a loan for you will also get you started. Building a positive credit history for yourself requires that you use your credit card intelligently. Following are some tips to consider: • Avoid charging more than you can easily pay off in a month or two. • Always pay more than just the low monthly minimum listed on a bill. Credit-card issuers make money on interest; there’s nothing they would like more than to have you stretch out payments. • Make a point to pay your bills by the due date. • Use credit for larger, durable purchases you really need rather than nondurables, such as restaurant meals that are better paid in cash.

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if your credit record has been seriously blemished within the last five years. Many property insurers also review credit histories before they issue policies. How credit-reporting works Credit-reporting agencies, also known as credit bureaus, gather detailed information about how consumers use credit. Your credit report helps others decide if you are a good-credit risk. This information should be supplied only to those parties who have a legitimate interest in your credit affairs, including prospective employers, landlords or insurance underwriters, as well as others who grant credit. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the federal statute that regulates credit bureaus, requires anyone who acquires your credit report to use it in a confidential manner. The following information is most likely to appear in your credit report: • Your name, address, Social Security number and marital status. Your employer’s name and address, and an estimate of your income may also be included. • A list of parties who have requested your credit history in the last six months. • A list of the charge cards and mortgages you have, how long you have had them and their repayment terms. • The maximum you are allowed to charge on each account, what you currently owe and when you last paid, how much was paid by the due date, the latest you have ever paid and how many times you have been delinquent with payments. • Past accounts, paid in full, but that are now closed. • Repossessions, charge-offs for bills never paid, liens, bankruptcies, foreclosures and court judgments against you for money owed. • Who owes the debt — you alone, you and a joint borrower or you as cosigner. (Debts that you cosign become part of your credit history, the same as debts you incur yourself.) • Bill disputes. Negative information can be kept in your file only for a limited time. Under the law, delinquent payments can be reported for no more than seven years and bankruptcies for no longer than 10 years. Signs of credit overextension • You don’t know how much you owe. • You borrow to buy items you used to purchase with cash. • You have to juggle other bills just to pay the minimum charges on your cards each month. • Each monthly credit balance is higher than the last, and you keep applying for more credit, using the cash advances to pay bills. • Creditors are sending overdue notices. • You have no savings or emergency funds to cover three-six months of living expenses.

Be credit-smart Just like other areas of your life, your credit history requires maintenance. Even if you pay your debts on time, don’t assume that your credit rating is flawless. Mistakes do occur. That’s why it is a good idea to obtain a copy of your credit report to check it for accuracy. The law entitles all consumers in the United States to one free online credit report every 12 months from each of the three major credit reporting agencies: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. To simplify the process, use the website If you wish to dispute any information in your file, simply write the agency and ask them to verify it. Under the law, they are required to do so within a “reasonable time,” usually 30 days. If the agency cannot verify the information, it must be deleted from your file. ■ Jeremy R. Gussick is a financial advisor with LPL Financial, the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer.* Jeremy specializes in the financial planning needs of the LGBT community and was recently named a 2013 FIVE STAR Wealth Manager by Philadelphia Magazine.** He is active with several LGBT organizations in the Philadelphia region, including the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund and the Independence Business Alliance, the Philadelphia region’s LGBT chamber of commerce. OutMoney appears monthly. If you have a question for Jeremy, you can contact him at LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor. Member FINRA/ SIPC. The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. We suggest that you discuss your specific situation with a qualified tax or legal advisor. This article was prepared by Wealth Management Systems Inc., and is not intended to provide specific investment advice or recommendations for any individual. Please consult me if you have any questions. Because of the possibility of human or mechanical error by Wealth Management Systems Inc., or its sources, neither Wealth Management Systems Inc., nor its sources guarantees the accuracy, adequacy, completeness or availability of any information and is not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information. In no event shall Wealth Management Systems Inc. be liable for any indirect, special or consequential damages in connection with subscribers’ or others’ use of the content. *As reported by Financial Planning magazine, 1996-2013, based on total revenues. **Award based on 10 objective criteria associated with providing quality services to clients such as credentials, experience, and assets under management among other factors. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of year 2012 and 2013 Five Star Wealth Managers.


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FREEDOM RIDERS: Louise Legun (from left), Judith Woodruff, Bev Forster, Alexandra Hovak and a group of supporters took a five-minute ride from Easton to Phillipsburg, N.J., to legally wed Feb. 7 after having been denied marriage licenses in the Keystone State. The 14th-annual Lehigh Valley Freedom to Marry Action, organized by Pennsylvania Diversity Network and the Metropolitan Community Church of the Lehigh Valley, was the first in which same-sex couples, after being denied Pennsylvania licenses, could legally wed in the neighboring Garden State, which legalized same-sex marriage in the fall. A rally prior to the marriages included comments from officiant the Rev. Elizabeth Goudy, lead organizer and PDN president Liz Bradbury, former Equality Pennsylvania president Adrian Shanker and Barbara Baus, who has a pending court challenge in Northampton County after she was hit with an inheritance-tax bill following the death of her wife. “Phillipsburg, N.J., is part of the Lehigh Valley, so for the very first time at a Lehigh Valley Marriage Equality Rally, same-sex couples will legally marry,” Bradbury told the crowd of 50. “And though Pennsylvania will not recognize these marriages, our federal government will, no matter where the couples live. We planned these weddings as part of this rally to illustrate the absurdity of the patchwork of laws in the United States, and to remind Pennsylvania that its lack of equality is holding it back.” Photos: Liz Bradbury


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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 Jan. 27-Feb. 2. 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 6th District on Twitter @PPDBrianKorn. INCIDENTS — At 3:35 p.m. Jan. 28, a man stole tip money from a table as he exited IHOP at 1320 Walnut St. When confronted, the man became verbally aggressive and then fled. He was described as a black male in his 20s, 6-foot-2, 170 pounds, and wearing a black hoodie under a jean jacket. — At 1 p.m. Jan. 29, a woman exiting the Route 42 SEPTA bus in the 1300 block of Chestnut Street was bumped by another passenger. She then noticed that her wallet was missing from her handbag. The suspect was described as a black male wearing glasses, a gray jacket and jeans. — At 3:15 a.m. Feb. 1, a man was accosted in the 200 block of South 13th Street by two males who punched him and stole cigarettes and cash from his pockets. The suspects fled south on 13th Street. Both were described as black males; the first was 5-foot-8, had a dark complexion and was wearing glasses, a striped shirt and tan khakis, and the second was 5-foot-10 and 170 pounds with a dark complexion. — At 4 a.m. Feb. 1, 6th District police responded to an alarm at Bronzed Airbrush, 1120 Walnut St., and found the door had been forced open. After checking the property with a K-9 unit, it was determined that a very small amount of cash was missing. Sixth District Officer Loggia attempted to

lift fingerprints. A security camera showed a male with a tan jacket inside the property. NON-SUMMARY ARRESTS — At 1:30 p.m. Jan. 27, a man snatched a bag of groceries away from a passerby outside 13th and Chestnut streets. Sixth District Officer Downey stopped a male at 13th and Walnut streets who was positively identified. The 43-year-old suspect with a Frankford address was charged with robbery and related offenses. — On Jan. 29, 6th District Officers Ferrero and Grant set up surveillance in the area of Walnut and Juniper streets when, at 1:30 p.m., they observed a male riding a bicycle discard his bike and steal another unattended one outside 208 S. Juniper St. He attempted to ride off but was apprehended. The 40-year-old suspect with a South Philadelphia address was charged with theft. — At 12:30 p.m. Jan. 30, Central Service Detail officers arrested a male and female outside 1000 Ludlow St. who were wanted on warrants for probation violations and failure to appear for court, respectively. The 25-year-old male suspect and the 27year-old female suspect, both of Pitman, N.J., were charged with escape and contempt of court, respectively. SUMMARY ARRESTS — At 12:45 a.m. Jan. 27, 6th District officers issued a citation for a summary offense outside 1300 Waverly St. — At 8:15 a.m. Feb. 1, 6th District officers issued a citation for a summary offense inside 111 S. 11th St. — On Feb. 2, 6th District officers issued citations for summary offenses at 1:10 a.m. outside 213 S. 13th St. and at 3:30 p.m. outside 261 S. 13th St. ■





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sought to remedy. “We are calling more attention to unique health needs of LGBT populations,” he said. “There are certain conditions that are more prevalent in this community and there is a lot of fear of disclosing one’s sexual orientation and gender identity to health-care workers, and some of those barriers have contributed to disparities in care. There has been more of a natural focus on LGBT health but most of LGBT care has been delivered in community centers. We wanted to fill that gap and become a local and national leader in LGBT care.” Yehia said the program officially started in July and has been slowly rolled out. The doctor has met with LGBT community members and leaders to build a coalition in support of the program. Yehia is supported by Dr. Patrick J. Brennan, chief medical officer of University of Pennsylvania Health System; Dr. Neil O. Fishman, UPHS associate chief medical officer; Penn School of Nursing assistant dean for diversity and cultural affairs Nancy Tkacs; and Penn School of Dental Medicine director of diversity affairs Beverly Crawford. The program is funded by a grant from UPHS and the Provost’s Excellence Through Diversity Fund. The two grants supported the hiring of a fulltime coordinator for the program, Daniel Calder, as well as for a strategic-planning retreat that brought in more than 60 supporters from across the campus and community to discuss Penn’s program and similar programs. Yehia said he sees the program having an impact far beyond Penn’s campuses. “We have gotten positive feedback from students and staff, and we have already improved visibility, so people know that, when they are coming to work, school or patient care, this is a welcoming environment,” he said. “We are improving the care of LGBT individuals. We want to have that impact on the community in Philadelphia and provide a service and fill the gaps. We hope that, nationally, this will up the bar of LGBT care not just for the community but strengthening it in academic centers.” For more information, visit ■


Media Trail Rainbows to adorn new West Hollywood flag The L.A. Times reports West Hollywood is adding the colors of gay Pride to its city flag after drawing criticism for removing a rainbow flag from City Hall last month. The City Council agreed Feb. 3 to add rainbow colors to its existing logo, which depicts a rough city outline made of blocks. A rainbow flag was raised above City Hall in June but it was removed in January after City Council voted to maintain the practice of flying only the U.S., state and city flags. More than 40 percent of residents in the Los Angeles suburb identify as gay or lesbian, and four out of five council members are gay.

Chevy Olympic ads feature gay couples According to ABC News, while several Olympic sponsors have spoken out against Russia’s restrictions on gay rights ahead of the Sochi Winter Games, Chevrolet rolled out two ads during the U.S. broadcast of the opening ceremony Feb. 7 that feature gay couples. The ads were the first to feature gay couples during an Olympic broadcast, according to GLAAD. They also came at a time when a fairly new Russian law banning gay “propaganda” from reaching minors drew strong international criticism ahead of and during the games. Three sponsors of the U.S. Olympic Committee — AT&T, DeVry University and yogurt maker Chobani — have spoken out explicitly against the Russian law. Other companies that have remained silent on the issue have been criticized on social media. And there have been calls for a boycott of

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who hide behind a curtain of anonymity to espouse backward-thinking views, acts of true courage should be recognized — not just in supportive tweets from you and others, but in action, because there is a bigger picture at play here. Football is much more than a game. Here in Philadelphia, it’s a unifying force. It’s something that unites young and old, rich and poor, blue collar and white collar, black and white, male and female ... and yes, even straight and gay. And once in a while, a football team is given an opportunity to not just be a pro sports team, but also to be a societal trailblazer. As a Philadelphian, and as an Eagles fan,

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the Sochi Games from gay activists and others around the world. Chevy, a unit of General Motors Co. that is not an official sponsor, didn’t comment on the Russian laws specifically, instead saying in a statement that “these ads ... are not intended as any political commentary.” But some advertising experts say the commercials made a pretty clear statement. “Actions speak louder than words,” said Allen Adamson, managing director of the New York office of branding firm Landor Associates. “The action of putting a spot on the Olympics is far more powerful than a press release. It’s a very clear statement of what they believe Chevy stands for.” The ads are the latest example of advertisers trying to be more inclusive in terms of who they show in their commercials. During the Super Bowl earlier this month, Cheerios featured an interracial couple and Coca-Cola showcased a diverse array of families from different ethnicities and backgrounds, including a gay couple. The Coke ad was the first time a gay couple had been featured in a Super Bowl ad.

Utah proposal dictates trans bathroom use Idaho’s Local News 8 reports a Utah lawmaker is proposing to bar transgender students from using school bathrooms that line up with their gender identity, forcing them instead to use the one matching their biological makeup or a special restroom set aside by their school. Alpine Republican Rep. Michael Kennedy’s measure is aimed at pre-empting Utah from following California in allowing students to choose between the girls’ or boys’ sports teams and restrooms, depending on the gender with which they identify. The proposal would require schools to provide additional bathrooms for transgender students who desire one or whose families request one. That’s how Utah education officials say they have typically handled such cases. Critics contend the practice violates the civil liberties of transgender students and points them out as different. ■

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it would make me proud to know that my team was the team that blazed that path. A path that is much bigger than football. With that, I thank you for reading, and I hope you’ll take this message to heart, and consider sharing these points with Coach Kelly and Howie Roseman. And as always, GO EAGLES! ■ — Gregg Kravitz Gregg Kravitz is a Deputy City Commissioner in the Office of City Commissioner Al Schmidt. He is openly bisexual and was a former candidate for State Representative in 2010. He can be reached at





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International Gay-rights activists arrested in St. Petersburg Russian police arrested four gay-rights activists protesting in St. Petersburg on the opening day of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. During the Feb. 7 protest, four gay activists unfurled a banner quoting the Olympic Charter’s ban on any form of discrimination. The protesters, who gathered on St. Petersburg’s Vasilyevsky Island, were quickly rounded up by police, according to Natalia Tsymbalova, a local LGBT activist. Police refused any immediate comment. A Russian law banning gay “propaganda” from reaching minors has drawn strong international criticism and calls for boycott of the Sochi Games from gay activists and others. Russian law also bans any unsanctioned protests, and violators may face fines or prison sentences.

New bill to ban Pride in Bulgaria A right-wing nationalist party in Bulgaria has introduced a draft bill to ban gay Pride marches. The right-wing party Ataka introduced the bill Feb. 5 after a previous, similar amendment was rejected by the Bulgarian Parliament because it violated European Union human-rights regulations. As a response, Ataka drafted the new amendment to the Law on Gatherings, Meetings and Manifestations. The amendment states: “No meetings or demonstrations can be held with the purpose of public display of homosexual orientation or affiliation.” If the draft bill makes it into law, anyone responsible for organizing such an event would be fined between 5,000 to 10,000 BGN ($3,488-$6,976). Volen Siderov, Ataka’s leader, said that Pride marches are not only “an assault on public morality and values,” but also “represent public incitement to vandalism and antisocial acts.” Siderov, also known for his anti-Semitism, said he believed that the amendment would meet the “public’s expectations for the protection of the traditional family model and morals, and the protection of civil peace and public safety.”

Last September, several-hundred protesters took to the streets of Sofia, Bulgaria, to rally for LGBT rights, and in protest against Russian antigay laws. In 2012, the fifth annual Pride in Sofia was marred by calls for violence from Father Evgeni Yanakiev of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, to which most Bulgarians belong.

Gay rights a non-issue for Asian leaders at Sochi Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Chinese counterpart appear not to be bothered by the international controversy over Russia’s law restricting gay rights. Unlike President Barack Obama, who pointedly declined to attend the Winter Olympics, the leaders of the world’s second and third largest economies, where gay rights are not a hot-button political issue, they are going to Sochi. China’s media barely mention the Russian law banning pro-gay activities that could be accessible to minors. That’s partly because of Beijing’s strict insistence on non-interference in other countries’ affairs, but also a reflection of relatively little public discourse on gay rights. Japan’s Foreign Ministry says it pays close attention to human rights in Russia, “but we do not link it with Prime Minister Abe’s attendance at the Sochi Olympics.”

Toronto mayor demands rainbow flag removed Toronto Mayor Rob Ford wants a rainbow flag flying at City Hall protesting Russia’s law restricting gay-rights activities to be removed. Some city halls across Canada raised the pro-gay rights rainbow flag on Feb. 7 as the opening ceremonies for the Winter Olympics got underway in Sochi, Russia. Ford says it should be about the Olympics and being patriotic and that it’s “not about someone’s sexual preference.” Ford hoisted a Canadian flag in his office window at City Hall in response. The mayor of Canada’s largest city last year made international headlines when he admitted to having smoked crack cocaine while in a drunken stupor. He has resisted pressure to step down and is seeking re-election, though the city council has stripped him of much of his powers. ■ — compiled by Larry Nichols



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cies have announced that they would recognize legal samesex marriages based on where the couple was married, regardless of whether their state of residence recognizes same-sex marriage. Griffin added that Holder has been instrumental in fueling that process. “Attorney General Holder continues to show incredible leadership, and this latest action cements his place in history alongside Robert F. Kennedy, another attorney general who crusaded for civil rights,” Griffin said. Holder also likened the LGBT-rights movement to the 1960s civil-rights movement. “As all-important as the fight against racial discrimination was then, and remains today, know this: My commitment to confronting discrimination based on sexual orientation runs just as deep,” he said. “Just like during the civil-rights movement of the 1960s, the stakes involved in this generation’s struggle for LGBT equality could not be higher.” The announcement was applauded throughout the country, including in Pennsylvania, which remains the only state in the Northeast without same-sex marriage. “For committed couples all over the commonwealth, this announcement will come as welcome news,” said Equality Pennsylvania executive director Ted Martin. “Now, all legally married couples will receive the same protections as any other married couple under federal law in these important areas. However, until all committed couples in Pennsylvania have the same freedom to marry, we will not have equal protection under the law — and that is what all Pennsylvanians deserve.” ■

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responding officers documented the ride — raising concerns that the process was manipulated to avoid filing accurate paperwork. It remains publicly unknown if the D.A.’s Office asked Jackson whether he flagged down Berry. At their Jan. 27 meeting, PAC members were asked to release copies of Jackson’s interviews, in light of the questionable police paperwork. PAC members also were reminded of their non-compliance with a mayoral order stating: “A stenographic record shall be kept [of PAC-hearing testimony] and shall be made available, upon payment of costs, to any person requesting same.” This week, a letter from the city Law Department said Jackson’s interviews aren’t available to the public because of a nondisclosure agreement between the PAC and the D.A.’s Office. Also at the Jan. 27 meeting, PAC members were asked to consider the possibility of verbally quoting from Jackson’s interviews, if photocopies cannot be released. The alternate request was made because the nondisclosure agreement allows the PAC to “cite, quote or describe” Morris information it received from the D.A.’s Office. The Law Department letter didn’t specifically address the alternate request. The D.A.’s Office has restricted access to Morris information to such an extent that Police Internal Affairs wasn’t informed that a sergeant said he authorized the courtesy ride. The sergeant’s statement didn’t come to light until 2013, several years after Internal Affairs completed its review of the Morris incident for departmental infractions. Advocates for Morris say the D.A.’s Office appears to be engaged in a cover-up, rather than properly investigating Morris’ homicide. They’ve asked state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane to step in, and numerous organizations have lent their support for a state probe. Former state Rep. Babette Josephs said the Morris case has been a “festering wound” for the LGBT community and allies. “Clearly, sunshine would be the best disinfectant,” Josephs told PGN. “We’re very grateful to the PAC for its efforts. And we hope it will do everything in its power to ensure full transparency in this troubling matter.” Josephs also reiterated her request for Kane to review the case, and to make her findings available to the public. “Pennsylvanians deserve the true and complete story about what happened to Nizah Morris, and the subsequent investigation into her homicide,” Josephs added. ■

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Eating The Elephant In The Room City leaders should reject saturation and support second casino


ne on North Broad Street will have “a swim club, a theater, a jazz club, an indoor conservatory, a comedy club, 75 restaurants, shops and bars along with a 126-room boutique hotel” and call itself Provence. One will convert the stadium warehouse district into something called LoSo (for Lower South) complete with “waterpark, zip line, golf driving range, pool and soccer fields.” And one would take the retail wasteland known as East Market Street and “transform [it] into one of the great avenues in America.” The five remaining casino applicants (Steve Wynn having bailed on the competition and our fair city for a second time months into the competition) came to Philadelphia at the end of January hawking their wares. What spurred them on to discussions of comedy clubs and zip

lines rather than the more mundane recitation of gross gaming revenues and traffic studies? It is what Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) Commissioner Gregory C. Fajt at the three days of hearings quickly called “saturation: the elephant in the room.” According to Fajt, “We need to offer something more than a casino,” and asked the applicants, “What do you have to offer more than just slot machines and table games?” The saturation argument was driven home by the end-of-year numbers released by the PGCB. As reported by The Associated Press: “Annual revenue from Pennsylvania slot machines has dipped for the first time since the state’s first casino opened in 2006 … ‘There continues to be increased casino competition from all of Pennsylvania’s bordering states and that certainly is affecting

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year-over-year revenue,’ said gaming board spokesman Doug Harbach.” The revenue drop has led for some to call for no more licenses in Pennsylvania; the cry of the cannibalistas that a second casino in Pennsylvania would ruin our first casino, Sugarhouse, and drive revenues down in the suburban casinos: Parx, Harrahs and Valley Forge. Deny Philadelphia a second license and you preserve the regional casino market, award the casino and you crush it.

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a mess on their hands.” Nothing gets a casino owner more passionate than the potential for a monopoly. Perhaps the most cogent argument leveled against the cannibalistas was put forth by Eugene Christiansen, chair of Christiansen Cap Advisors, in his presentation on behalf of PHL Local Gaming’s Casino Revolution, who testified that, based on annual, per-person spending on gaming in other cities with legalized gambling, there’s a “substantial unsatisfied demand for gaming in Philadelphia” of $300 million to $400 million or more annually. He concluded the testimony of PHL Local Gaming with these prophetic words: “The fact that Commonwealth gross gaming revenue finally saw a dip after months of uninterrupted gains only means that the Pennsylvania market is finally maturing. Everything matures; nothing grows to the sky. When a gaming market … matures, the solution is not to circle the wagons and stop capital investment. The solution is more capital investment. That is the lesson of Atlantic City.” The weight of the evidence against cannibalization may be taking its toll on the PGCB. Commissioner Fajt, upon the conclusion of Live! Philadelphia’s explanation of market saturation and cannibalization of revenue from existing casinos, “I Continued on page 2 FEB. 9-16, 2014

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think you did a pretty good job of allaying some of our fears.” It is time for city leaders to stand behind the second casino and reject the sky-is-falling rhetoric of Sugarhouse and the anti-gaming crowd. Whether you believe the investment in a second casino will be at $700 million (Provence) or a little over $400 million (Live! Philadelphia), that is still game-changing investment

in a city craving such economic development. Even if a second casino draws $17 million or $40 million in gross gaming revenue from Sugarhouse, the result will still net the city tens of millions in new tax dollars dedicated to our schools and general fund. Let’s stop circling the wagons, take out our rifles and kill the elephant in the room.

Her Mother’s House Daughter’s organization to help incarcerated women honors mother’s life

Tonie Willis, director of Ardella’s House, works with female ex-prisoners. Photo by: Sarah J. Glover

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Neumann Gearing Up Continued from page 12 League playoffs or the AAA state playoffs since the team would have to knock off something like Imhotep, Archbishop Carroll or Neumann-Goretti to make a run. But their Warminster Classic win on their home floor had to be a top moment of the season. “We need to play with that kind of heart and fight every game,” said first-year coach John Mosco. “Coming off a tough loss to Roman, I was thrilled with how we battled in this game against a very good Abington team. This is the kind of game that can springboard our program going forward.” Wood caught the ghosts at the end of regulation, aided by Pat Smith’s 10-point fourth quarter performance. The Cornell signee also scored the game-winner in the second overtime and was awarded the event’s most valuable player award with an 18-point effort. “The kids were flying all over the floor contesting every offensive attempt by Abington and going for loose balls,” said Mosco. “Both teams played so hard. It was a great game and a great win for us. I think this will give us


confidence to keep fighting when the Romans and Carrolls make their big runs on us the next goaround.” Mosco’s team is set to play Neumann-Goretti, where he served as Arrigale’s top assistant for a dozen years. “It will be interesting,” Mosco said. “We still talk all the time but we’re both so involved in our teams now. I’m sure it will be the Neumann team I know, well-coached, disciplined and extremely talented. I love all the guys, it will be first experience coaching against them though.” For Martin Luther King (174) playing Neumann was a huge step in building a program. “Playing Neumann was a great experience for us as they are a national heavyweight program,” said Cougars’ coach Sean Colson. “I learned a lot about my team, some good and some bad. So now I can make the necessary adjustments going forward. We are very excited about the Public League playoffs starting this week and then the 4A playoffs. I feel we have a great chance of winning it all.”


onie Willis looks backs on her Philadelphia childhood and muses that she never envisioned she would operate a “house” in much the same manner as did her mother. “When we would come home, we would always find strangers there. That’s how my mother was,” Willis recalls of the woman to whom others would come for shelter and food. “My sister would say ‘Who is that?’ I would say, ‘Never mind who is that. Why do they have my clothes on?’ ” Today Willis is director of Ardella’s House, a service and advocacy organization that helps criminal justice-involved women with issues of housing, family, health and legal compliance. Named for her mother, who passed away in 2009, the organization assists about 800 women a year. Willis started to build it when a former business partner in the house-flipping business returned from a 10-year jail sentence, seemingly unable to navigate how to get a driver’s license, obtain a birth certificate or apply for jobs. After she’d helped him, he brought two other returning citizens to her. She researched programs that provided such services, and found some existed for men, but few specifically for women. “Our issues are different from men’s,” Willis stresses. “Women often come with children in tow and are more likely to be victims of sexual abuse,”she says. A long-time music promoter for Warner Brothers Records who now works as Customer Relations

Manager for US Airways, she adds. “Throughout most of our nation’s history, women offenders have been largely invisible or forgotten. The rate of women being incarcerated is at an all-time high.” According to federal justice department statistics, between 1980 and 2010 the number of women in prison increased by 646 percent. Reports place the number of women in jails and prisons currently at 200,000. More than 1 million are on parole or probation. An ACLU report, “Women in Prison,” expressed, “The toll on women, girls, and their families is devastating.” So for its clients, Ardells’s House stresses self-reliance, self-empowerment, client involvement in the community and to “make decisions that support, strengthen and enrich their own lives, and those of their family members.” She envisions Ardella’s House as a real house and two years ago — with her own money — bought a home on West 33rd Street in North Philadelphia. With an education center and commercial kitchen, she enthuses, “This house will be fixed up like I would live in it. It’s gonna have hardwood floors.” So what do her children think of Mom’s dedication to incarcerated women? “They think I’m crazy,” she confesses. “And I’m a tell you, there are plenty days that I don’t feel like being bothered. But those women weren’t blessed to have the type of mother or father that I had.”

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JEWELL WILLIAMS Sheriff on Tuesday, March 4, 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

������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Vendredi Chea C.P. July Term, 2012 No. ������������������������� ������������� 1403-304 ������������������������� ������������������������� ������������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN���������������������� heirs, successors, assigns, and all persons, firms, or associations claiming right, title, or interest from or under Yvonne P. Galloway, deceased C.P. January Term, 2013 No. 03846 $70,132.39 Phelan Hallinan, ��� 1403-305 ������������������������� ���������������������������� ������������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN����������������������� Elsayed, Kaltra Xhafaj C.P. September Term, 2013 No. 02267 $171,170.47 Phelan ������������� 1403-306 ����������������������������� 4113 49th wd. 1890 Sq. Ft. OPA#493143900 IMPROVE������������������� ������������������������� �������������������������� $86,143.97 Phelan Hallinan, ��� 1403-307 ���������������������������� 4808 4th wd. 840 Sq. Ft. OPA#043020200 IMPROVE������������������� PROPERTY Nichole D. Holland C.P. June Term, 2013 No. 00827 $108,961.43 Phelan ������������� 1403-308 6231 Hazel Avenue 191431022 46th wd. 904.80 Sq. Ft. OPA#032113900 IMPROVE������������������� PROPERTY Yamina A. Whitaker C.P. May Term, 2013 No. 01396 $88,234.83 Phelan ������������� 1403-309 ��������������������������� 19122-3721 18th wd. 1017 ���������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESI����������������������� Constante C.P. March Term, ��������������������������� �������������������� 1403-310 ������������������������ �������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY James Varghese, Mary James C.P. June Term, 2013 No. 00028 $92,943.06 �������������������� 1403-311 ����������������������� 19133-3834 7th wd. 728 Sq. Ft. OPA#071000400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN������������������������ Santiago C.P. July Term, 2013 ���������������������������� ������������� 1403-312 3163 Richmond Street 19134-

��������������������������� OPA#871116900 IMPROVE������������������� PROPERTY Eric Rosen, Salvatore A. Finazzo C.P. ������������������������� $199,242.00 Phelan Hallinan, ��� 1403-313 8069 Williams Avenue ���������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Oscar McMickens, III, as sole owner C.P. December Term, 2010 No. 1617 $108,212.09 Scott A. Dietter������������������������������� Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, Esq., ������������������������������� M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, Goldberg ��������������� 1403-314 �������������������������� ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ���������������������� as sole owner C.P. February Term, 2011 No. 3298 $194,628.71 Scott A. Dietter������������������������������� Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, Esq., ������������������������������� M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, Goldberg ��������������� 1403-315 ����������������������� 19131 4th wd. 1434 Sq. Ft. ������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: ��������������������� Jerilyn Timpson and Mike Timpson, her husband as tenants by the entirety C.P. November Term, 2011 No. 2663 ����������������������������������������������������������� Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, Esq., ������������������������������� M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, Goldberg ��������������� 1403-316 ������������������������ ��������������������������� OPA#662002900 IMPROVE������������������� PROPERTY David J. D’Alessandro C.P. June Term, ��������������������������� �������������������� 1403-317 ��������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Deborah Ann Garvey aka Deborah Garvey C.P. July Term, 2010 No. 02430 $169,774.39 Phelan ������������� 1403-318 4814-18 Griscom Street 19124 ������������������������� ������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: ��������������������� �������������������������� Davila, as joint tenants C.P. November Term, 2011 No. 0966 $177,219.40 Scott A. Dietterick, Esq., Kimberly A. ���������������������������������������������������������

Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, Goldberg & Acker�������� 1403-319 ��������������������������� ���������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Gerald Dombecki, as sole owner C.P. Febru������������������������ ����������������������������������������������������������� Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, Esq., ������������������������������� M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, Goldberg ��������������� 1403-320 ��������������������������� 4416 40th wd. 1232 Sq. Ft. OPA#273137200 IMPROVE������������������� PROPERTY Cicero Simmons, Joanne Simmons C.P. July Term, 2013 No. 02719 ���������������������������� ��� 1403-321 ����������������������������� ������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� ������������������������� ����������������������� in her capacity as heir of ��������������������������� ��������������������������� her capacity as heir of Robert ���������������������������� Dove aka Danielle PennellDove in her capacity as heir ������������������������������ Unknown heirs, successors, assigns, and all persons, firms, or associations claiming right, title, or interest from or under ��������������������������� C.P. July Term, 2012 No. ������������������������������������� 1403-322 ������������������������ ���������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Paul J. Azzinaro �������������������������������� C.P. February Term, 2011 No. ����������������������������������������������������������ner, Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, ������������������������������� Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, ������������������������ 1403-323 1119 East Cheltenham Avenue ������������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ��������������������������� sole owner C.P. April Term, �������������������������� Scott A. Dietterick, Esq., Kim������������������������������� ���������������������������� Marin, Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, Goldberg & Acker�������� 1403-324 ����������������������� ������������������������� ����������������������������������������

NOTICE OF SCHEDULE OF DISTRIBUTION ���� �������� ����� ���� ��� ���� ����������� ����������� ���������� ���� ������ ������ �������� ���� ������� �� Schedule of Distribution Thirty

www.Officeof Philadelphia SHERIFF’S SALE OF Tuesday, March 4, 2014 1403-301 ���������������������������� 4004 49th wd. 1168 Sq. Ft. OPA#492143900 IMPROVE������������������� �������������������������� �������������������������� �������������������������� �������������������� 1403-302 3660 Chesterfield Road 191141806 66th wd. 9282 Sq. Ft. OPA#661039000 IMPROVE������������������� ��������������������������� A. Orr C.P. March Term, 2013 No. 02420 $212,441.81 Phelan ������������� 1403-303 2808 Welsh Road A, aka 2808 �������������������������







������������������������ successors, assigns, and all persons, firms, or associations claiming right, title, or interest ����������������������������� deceased. C.P. August Term, ���������������������������� Martha E. Von Rosenstiel Esquire, Heather Riloff, Esquire 1403-325 234 Chelten Avenue 19120 ������������������������������ depth OPA#611313000 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN�����������������������ning C.P. July Term, 2013 No. ����������������������������� ������������������������ 1403-326 2403 East Allegheny Ave ������������������������� ������������������������� 1-002300 IMPROVEMENTS: ��������������������� ���������������������������� ����������������������������� Cathleen M. Craven, dated May 10, 2006 and recorded September 26, 2006 in the office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Philadelphia County ������������������������������ December Term, 2012 No. 01228 $144,977.33 Martin S. Weisberg, Esquire 1403-327 1224 S 20th Street 36th wd. ����������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN���������������������� Nguyen C.P. April Term, 2012 ������������������������������������������� 1403-328 1813 East Clearfield Street ����������������������� ����������������������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������vember 30, 2007 and recorded December 3, 2007 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Philadelphia County ������������������������������ July Term, 2012 No. 001628 ��������������������������berg, Esquire 1403-329 ����������������enue 31st wd. 2700 Sq. Ft. ����������������������������������������� ��������������������� Elizabeth Tapan C.P. June Term, 2013 No. 1710 ����������������������������� Esquire 1403-330 817 South 60th Street ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ��������������������������� C.P. February Term, 2011 No. �������������������������� Dietterick, Esq., Kimberly A. �������������������������������� ������������������������������� Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, Gold�������������������� 1403-331 �������������������������� ���������������������� ������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS:

���������������������������������������� August Term, 2011 No. 2826 ��������������������������������� �������������������������� Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, Esq., ������������������������������� M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, Goldberg ��������������� 1403-332 2167 East Dauphin Street ������������������������������� Ft. OPA#313087400 IMPROVE������������������� PROPERTY Ayelet Johnson, ����������������������������� C.P. March Term, 2012 No. �������������������������������������� 1403-333 ��������������������������� ������������������������������ ������������������������������������������� PROPERTY Ashik Ahmed C.P. October Term, 2011 No. 04074 ����������������������������� ��� 1403-334 3324 Cottman Avenue 19149��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Farrah Rosen C.P. November Term, 2011 No. 00888 $129,707.12 Phelan Hal���������� 1403-335 ������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������� 1STORY MASONRY Idelphia R. Coates C.P. October Term, ��������������������������� �������������������������� 1403-336 340 North 61st Street 19139������������������������������ OPA#341147900 IMPROVE������������������� PROPERTY Denise F. Clark C.P. March Term, 2012 No. 00206 $18,713.47 Phelan Hal���������� 1403-337 ���������������������������� �������������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Ruth Rotinsulu ����������������������������� C.P. September Term, 2012 No. �������������������������������������� 1403-338 994 North Marshall Street 19123 14th wd. 28’x81’ �������������������� ����������������������� ��������������������� ������������������������������ ������������������������������� ������������������������������ ���������������������������� ������������������������������� Moyger, July 19, 2007 and recorded August 9, 2007 in the office of the recorder of deeds in and for Philadelphia County ������������������������������ March Term, 2013 No. 003924 ��������������������������berg, Esquire 1403-339 2404 South Alder Street 19148-3626 39th wd. 714

������������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN���������������������� �������������������������������� �������������������������� $119,982.61 Phelan Hallinan, ��� 1403-340 �������������������������� ��������������������������� �������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN�������������������������� Murphy and Karen G. Murphy. Title to said premises is vested in Robert Reed Murphy and Karen G. Murphy, his wife by deed from John J. Krupczak, ��������������������������������������������������������� office of the recorder of deeds in and for Philadelphia County ���������������������������� 342. C.P. September Term, ��������������������������� Martin S. Weisberg, Esquire 1403-341 ��������������������������� ������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Deobrah A. Kelly, Patrick M. Kelly C.P. February Term, 2009 No. 00162 ���������������������������� ��� 1403-342 ��������������������������� ������������������������� Sq. Ft. OPA#342168100 IMPROVEMENTS: RESI������������������������ Allen C.P. August Term, 2012 No. 02666 $87,664.29 Phelan ������������� 1403-343 ������������������������ 3913 66th wd. 1616.40 Sq. Ft. OPA#662074800 IMPROVE������������������� �������������������������� ������������������������� ����������������������������� ��� 1403-344 ��������������������������� ��������������������������� ��������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN������������������������ DiSanto (mortgagor), John M. DiSanto (Real owner) C.P. October Term, 2009 No. 00967 $219,193.37 Mark J. Udren, Esq. 1403-345 ������������������������������ ��������������������������� 3-213300 IMPROVEMENTS: ��������������������� Jose Cancel aka Jose V.Cancel aka Jose Vincent Cancel C.P. March Term, 2013 No. 04233 ������������������������fices, P.C. 1403-346 ���������������������������� ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� Carl Pray C.P. March Term, ��������������������������� ����������������������� 1403-347 6239 Pine Street 19143 3rd ���������������������������

2-041100 IMPROVEMENTS: �����������������ING Carrie Middleton C.P. April Term, 2013 No. 01010 �����������������������fices, P.C. 1403-348 ��������������������������� ����������������������������� ����������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: ��������������������� Gail Casile C.P. June Term, 2012 No. 01417 $190,333.77 Powers, Kirn, & Javardian, ��� 1403-349 ����������������������������� ������������������������������ ������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: ��������������������� ���������������������������������������������������� ��������������������������� �������������� 1403-350 �������������������������� ������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY David D. Gaeta C.P. May Term, 2012 No. 03177 $111,193.62 Phelan ������������� 1403-351 12039 Sewell Rd 19116 ���������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������� Egenolf C.P. May Term, 2009 ��������������������������� J. Udren, Esq. 1403-352 364 Daly Street 191483307 39th wd. 700 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Cynthia C. Cross aka Cynthia Cross C.P. ���������������������������� ����������������������������� ��� 1403-353 1837 Sulis Street 19141-1020 ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ell C.P. November Term, 2010 ���������������������������� ������������� 1403-354 ���������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Olena Malaydakh C.P. June Term, 2010 No. ������������������������� ������������� 1403-355 2031 South Croskey Street ��������������������������� ��������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: ������������������������������������������ September Term, 2012 No. ��������������������������� Offices, P.C. 1403-356 616 Fountain Street 191282404 21st wd. 4128 Sq. Ft. ����������������������������������������

PROPERTY Vernal R. Vaden C.P. April Term, 2012 No. ������������������������� ������������� 1403-357 419 Knorr Street 19111��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Gennether Ferguson Allston, Joseph Raymond Allston C.P. October Term, 2012 No. 00280 $193,786.99 �������������������� 1403-358 ������������������������ 19124-1234 62nd wd. 1001.87 Sq. Ft. OPA#622134400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN������������������������� C.P. September Term, 2012 ���������������������������� ������������� 1403-359 110 West Meade Street 191183810 9th wd. 1477 Sq. Ft. ����������������������������������������� ���������������������Donald aka David MacDonald, Celia Cruz C.P. June Term, ��������������������������� �������������������� 1403-360 1610 East Roumfort Road ��������������������������� ��������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN������������������������ Holliday C.P. September 2013 ��������������������������tha E. Von Rosenstiel Esquire, Heather Riloff, Esquire 1403-361 ������������������������� ����������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ C.P. May Term, 2011 No. ���������������������������� Offices, P.C. 1403-362 3904 Dugan Street 19124 ���������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Miguel A. Pizarro-Rosa C.P. March Term, 2013 No. 001682 $39,214.82 Amy Glass, Esquire 1403-363 247 West Fisher Avenue 19120 ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ��������������������� ����������������������� Wescott C.P. August Term, 2013 No. 000478 $73,481.84 Amy Glass, Esquire 1403-364 ���������������������������� South Hobson Street 19142 ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Freddie M. Harris, Jr., as sole owner C.P. No��������������������������� �������������������������������� �������������������������� Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, Esq., ������������������������������� M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, Goldberg ���������������

1403-365 �������������������������� ���������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Mary Munyantwali C.P. July Term, 2013 No. ����������������������������� Esquire 1403-366 2316 East Cambria Street ��������������������������� ����������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: ROW 2STY MASONRY Jessica Santa aka Jessica N. Santa aka Jessica Natasha Santa C.P. �������������������������� �������������������������� Esquire 1403-367 4426 Marple Street 19136 ������������������������� ������������������������������������������ ���������������������� Anderson C.P. July Term, 2013 ���������������������������� Eisenberg, PC 1403-368 ����������������������� 19148 39th wd. 960 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ������������������� Screnci aka Rosa Marie Screnci and Carlo V. Screnci C.P. July Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� E. Von Rosenstiel Esquire, Heather Riloff, Esquire 1403-369 �������������������� ������������������������ ������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: ��������������������� Merlyn Horsford C.P. September Term, 2012 No. 03263 ��������������������������� �������������� 1403-370 1427 Elbridge Street 19149������������������������������ ������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: ��������������������� ������������������������������ March Term, 2013 No. 02204 ���������������������������� �������������� 1403-371 1968 West Sparks Street 19141 49th wd. 1470 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ��������������������������� Administratrix of the Estate ������������������������������ C.P. July Term,2013 No. ����������������������������� Esquire 1403-372 2648 South Felton Street 19142 40th wd. 976 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ���������������������� Fortune and David Coletta C.P. July Term, 2012 No. 01838 ������������������������������ PC 1403-373 1617 Wakeling Street 19124 ������������������������� ����������������������������������������







PROPERTY Shaya Gross C.P. September 2013 No. 002094 $84,972.18 Amy Glass, Esquire 1403-374 6129-6131 Gillespie Street ���������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ���������������������� Kiter, Jr C.P. May Term, 2013 No. 002638 $190,333.93 Stern & Eisenberg, PC 1403-375 ������������������������ 30th wd. 1360 Sq. Ft. ��������������������������������������� ������������������������� C.P. June Term, 2012 No. �������������������������� Eisenberg, PC 1403-376 ���������������������� ������������������������ �����������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN������������������������ ������������������������������ and Jake Houston, administrator of the estate of Sarah ����������������������������� July Term, 2011 No. 001991 $78,716.93 Martha E. Von Rosenstiel Esquire, Heather Riloff, Esquire 1403-377 ��������������������������� 62nd wd. 770.38 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ����������������������� Paul C.P. September Term, ��������������������������� Martha E. Von Rosenstiel Esquire, Heather Riloff, Esquire 1403-378 ���������������������� 40th wd. 1611.90 Sq. Ft. ������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: �������������������������������������������� ���������������������������� ����������������������������������������������������������� Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, Esq., ������������������������������� M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, Goldberg ��������������� 1403-379 �������������������� �������������������� ���������������������������������������� STORY MASONRY Dennis T. Anthony aka Dennis Timothy Anthony C.P. December Term, 2011 No. 03328 $92,604.12 �������������������������� 1403-380 ������������������������������� ������������������������������� ���������������������MENTS: PARKOMINIUM CONDOMINIUM Alan Stasson C.P. October Term, 2013 ������������������������� Gallagher Simpson Stapleton ����������������������������� Elia, Esq. 1403-381 ������������������������������ ���������������������������� 1773-00 IMPROVEMENTS: ROW 2 STORY MASONRY

Israel Jimenez aka Israel Villafana C.P. September Term, 2012 No. 02660 $89,934.94 �������������������������� 1403-382 �������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Norbert A. Navarro and Suzzie Navarro, as tenants by the entireties C.P. March Term, 2012 No. 00722 $81,311.31 Scott A. Dietterick, �������������������������� Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, Esq., ������������������������������� M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, Goldberg ��������������� 1403-383 11029 Rennard Street 19116��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� ��������������������������� ��������������������������� �������������������� 1403-384 �������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ����������������������mund, Angela D. Sigmund C.P. July Term, 2013 No. 02717 ����������������������������� ��� 1403-385 3010 Salmon Street 19134 ���������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Joseph R. Monte, as sole owner C.P. May Term, 2013 No. 00012 $127,381.69 Scott A. Dietterick, Esq., Kim������������������������������� ���������������������������� Marin, Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, Goldberg & Acker�������� 1403-386 �������������������������� �������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Richard Rhodomoyer C.P. November Term, �������������������������� �������������������� 1403-387 ����������������������� 19139 4th wd. 1018 Sq. Ft. ���������������������� to Mortgage IMPROVE������������������� PROPERTY Daniel Gwynn and ������������������������������ January Term, 2012 No. 1440 ������������������������������� �������������������������� Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, Esq., ������������������������������� M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, Goldberg ��������������� 1403-388 ��������������������������� ������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� ���������������������������� C.P. December Term, 2011 No. 00034 $149,286.69 Phelan

������������� 1403-389 ���������������������������� ��������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: SEMI DET 2 STORY MASONRY Dana Nibblins C.P. December Term, 2009 No. 03180 $26,272.96 �������������������������� 1403-390 2800 North Ringgold Street 19132-1917 38th wd. 728.19 Sq. Ft. OPA#381020000 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN���������������������� Allen C.P. August Term, 2012 ���������������������������� ������������� 1403-391 ������������������������� ��������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Francis Sadownic����������������������������cember Term, 2010 No. 0003 �������������������������������� �������������������������� Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, Esq., ������������������������������� M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, Goldberg ��������������� 1403-392 3630 Jasper Street 19134����������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Aleksandr Stionov C.P. October Term, 2012 No. ������������������������������������� 1403-393 ������������������������������ ��������������������������� ������������������� ��������������������������� Finn C.P. July Term, 2013 No. ����������������������������� ��������������� 1403-394 �������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Richard A. Christie, Marcia Dixon C.P. January Term, 2012 No. 03718 $38,333.06 Phelan Hallinan, ��� 1403-395 2312 West Thompson Street 19121-4819 29th wd. 897.96 Sq. Ft. OPA#291036600 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN���������������������� ���������������������������� �������������������������� $23,873.97 Phelan Hallinan, ��� 1403-396 6623 Ditman Street 41st wd. ���������������������������� �������������������� DET GAR 2 STORY MASON David M. Garvin and Nancy Garvin C.P. September Term, ��������������������������� �������������������������� 1403-397 ���������������������������� 41st wd. Northeasterly side of Devereaux St 60 ft 0 in southeasterly side of Marsden St; front 20 ft 0 in; depth 20 ft ����������������������������� to Mortgage Michael C. Smith

C.P. August Term, 2012 No. ��������������������������� Vitti, Esq. 1403-398 ��������������������������� Containing in front or breadth ���������������������������� ft 6 inches and extending in length or depth northward ����������������������������� east line thereof along the ������������������������������ IMPROVEMENTS: SEMI DET 2 STY MASONRY Sonia Felix, Kenneth White and Al White, Jr. C.P. January Term, 2011 No. 03668 $91,387.87 Chandra M. Arkema, Esquire 1403-399 209 Robat Street 1100 Sq. ��������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: ROW 2 STORY MASONRY Clara Stallworth C.P. October Term, �������������������������� �������������������������� 1403-400 1216 Kenwyn Street 62nd wd. ������������������������� 0117-00 IMPROVEMENTS: �������������������SONRY Charles J. Callahan, Jr. C.P. September Term, 2012 ������������������������������������������������ 1403-401 1211 South Edgewood Street 19143 3rd wd. 1024 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Erica Kellam, an unmarried woman C.P. December Term, 2011 No. 2277 �������������������������������� �������������������������� Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, Esq., ������������������������������� M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, Goldberg ��������������� 1403-402 �������������������������� ������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Alan Dean Stasson aka Alan Dean Stasson C.P. �������������������������� �������������������������� P.C. 1403-403 621 Fitzgerald Street 19148 39th wd. 904 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Christopher Rosato C.P. February Term, 2009 No. 02981 $103,646.36 Scott A. Dietterick, Esq., Kim������������������������������� ���������������������������� Marin, Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, Goldberg & Acker�������� 1403-404 1804 67th Avenue 19126 10th wd. 1680 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ������������������������less C.P. February Term, 2013 �������������������������� ��������������� 1403-405 4810 A Street 19120 42nd wd. 1668.60 Sq. Ft.

���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Maria A. Cabrera C.P. June Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� Group, P.C. 1403-406 441 Parker Avenue 19128 21st wd. 7410 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ������������������������� ��������������������������� ��������������������������� P.C. 1403-407 112 West Tabor Road 19120 42nd wd. 3617.87 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Mark Mordukhayev C.P. April Term, 2013 No. 03833 $126,963.16 ������������������� 1403-408 6034 North 11th Street 19141 49th wd. 1344.80 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Zakiyyah Salahud-Din C.P. February Term, 2013 No. 02768 $102,221.28 ������������������� 1403-409 ���������������������������� ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Irina Peterson C.P. July Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� Group, P.C. 1403-410 2647 East Toronto Street ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Maureen P. McGovern C.P. October Term, 2009 No. 00644 $140,330.61 ������������������� 1403-411 2121 Disston Street 19149 ���������������������� ������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: ��������������������� Alex Nicolas, as sole owner C.P. April Term, 2013 No. ��������������������������� Dietterick, Esq., Kimberly A. ��������������������������������������������������������� Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, Goldberg & Acker�������� 1403-412 ��������������������������� 1808 40th wd. 1268 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Tamika N. Heath and Donte M. Adams, as joint tenants with the right of survivorship. C.P. May Term, 2012 ����������������������������� Dietterick, Esq., Kimberly A. ��������������������������������������������������������� Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, Goldberg & Acker�������� 1403-413 ����������������������������� 40th wd. 1383.30 Sq. Ft.

���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Ebony Dunlap C.P. May Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� Group, P.C. 1403-414 ����������������������� 19143 27th wd. 1104 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Reneta Palmer C.P. February Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� Group, P.C. 1403-415 ����������������������� 44th wd. 1769 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY The unknown heirs of Samson O. Adenaike, deceased, Christina Adenaike, solely in her capacity as heir of Samson O. Adenaike, deceased. David Adenaike, solely in his capacity as heir of Samson O. Adenaike, deceased. Emmanuel Adenaike, solely in his capacity as heir of Samson O. Adenaike, deceased. Israel Adenaike, solely in his capacity as heir of Samson O. Adenaike, deceased. Michael Adeniake, solely in his capacity as heir of Samson O. Adenaike, deceased, and Samuel Adenaike, solely in his capacity as heir of Samson O. Adenaike, deceased C.P. December Term, 2012 No. ������������������������� Group, P.C. 1403-416A ������������������������� 19146 36th wd. front 14 ������������������������� OPA#364268800 IMPROVE��������������������� �����������������������lino C.P. July Term, 2013 No. 001078 $236,370.21 Jerome R. �������������� 1403-416B ��������������������������� 19148 39th wd. front 14 ������������������������� OPA#393220400 IMPROVE��������������������� �����������������������lino C.P. July Term, 2013 No. 001078 $236,370.21 Jerome R. �������������� 1403-416C ����������������������������� 48th wd. front 14 ft; depth 46 ft OPA#481311200 IMPROVE��������������������� ��������������������lino C.P. July Term, 2013 No. 001078 $236,370.21 Jerome R. �������������� 1403-417A �������������������������� ���������������������������� ��������������������������� �������������������� TENANT OFFICE TOWER ON A 16-ACRE SITE (MORE ����������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������ Philadelphia Pennsylvania). C.P. May Term, 2011 No. ��������������������������� O’connor, Robert Dell’Osa, and Sarah Schlossberg







1403-417B ������������������������� ������������������������ IMPROVEMENTS: FEE ��������������������� ������������������� ��������������������� �������������������� ����������������������� ���������������������� ���������������������� UNDERGROUND PARKING ���������������������� ����������������������������terest in 249 South 6th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania); ������������������������� ������������������������������est in 249 South 6th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) C.P. May Term, 2011 No. ��������������������������� O’connor, Robert Dell’Osa, and Sarah Schlossberg 1403-418A 1416 West Girard Avenue 47th wd. Southwest corner of Girard Avenue & Carlisle Street; front 20 ft; depth 114 ft 8 in IMPROVEMENTS: ��������������������������������������������� C.P. January Term, 2010 No. ����������������������������� ���������������������������� Group, PC 1403-418B 1920 West Diamond Street 32nd wd. South side of Diamond Street 210 ft east of 20th St; front 16 ft depth 100 ft IMPROVEMENTS: ��������������������� ���������������������������� January Term, 2010 No. ����������������������������� ���������������������������� Group, PC 1403-418C ������������������������ ������������������������������ Avenue 166 ft 6 in west of ��������������������������� 74 ft IMPROVEMENTS: ��������������������� ���������������������������� January Term, 2010 No. ����������������������������� ���������������������������� Group, PC 1403-418D 3211 West Oxford Street 32nd wd. North side of Oxford Street 81 ft 6 in west of Thirty-Second Street front 16 ft, depth 80 ft IMPROVE������������������� PROPERTY St. Charles Place, ���������������������������� ������������������������� �������������������������������� ������������� 1403-418E ���������������������������� wd. West corner of Germantown Avenue & Tulpehocken �������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������ PROPERTY St Charles Place, ���������������������������� ������������������������� �������������������������������� ������������� 1403-419 �������������������������� ����������������������

���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Ramona A. Guizarri aka Ramona C Fermin C.P. October Term, 2006 No. ������������������������� ������������� 1403-420 604 Poquessing Avenue 19116��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Stacey Clarke aka Stacy Clarke C.P. May Term, ��������������������������� �������������������� 1403-421 901 East Phil Ellena Street ���������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Anthony Streater C.P. June Term, 2008 No. �������������������������� Group, P.C. 1403-422 ��������������������������� ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Joseph Melleski and Michael Melleski C.P. June Term, 2012 No. 00778 ��������������������������� P.C. 1403-423 663 Hermitage Street 19128 21st wd. 9000 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ���������������������� ��������������������������� ����������������������������� ������������������������ �����������������������ber Term, 2007 No. 02889 ��������������������������� P.C. 1403-424 ������������������������� ���������������������� ���������������������MENTS: APT 2-4 UNITS 2STY MASONR Efedua E. Okolo and Rosemary Okolo C.P. May Term, 2013 No. ����������������������������� ���������������������������� of Richard J. Weitzman, P.C. 1403-425 432 E Tulpehocken Street ���������������������������� ������������������������������������������ 3STY MASON Angela Coulter, Executrix of the estate of Fred Coulter, Jr. C.P. December Term, 2012 No. ���������������������������� ���������������������������� of Richard J. Weitzman, P.C. 1403-426 34 Ashmead Place South 19144 12th wd. 1288.8 Sq. Ft. ������������������������������������������ ������������������������ ����������������������� November Term, 2012 No. ��������������������������� Offices, P.C. 1403-427 ������������������������� ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������

���������������������������� C.P. March Term, 2013 No. ���������������������������� Offices, P.C. 1403-428 ����������������������������� ������������������������� 0369-00 IMPROVEMENTS: ��������������������� Arlene Young C.P. April Term, �������������������������� ����������������������� 1403-429 7672 Woodcrest Avenue ���������������������������� ���������������������� ����������������������� ��������������������� �������������������������� 2013 No. 01998 $173,018.99 ����������������������� 1403-430 ������������������������ ������������������������ ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY John Prior and Dorothy Prior C.P. September ��������������������������� Amy Glass, Esquire 1403-431 �������������������������� ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ����������������������� and Iyolo Mabila C.P. September Term, 2013 No. 001982 $116,082.84 Martha E. Von Rosenstiel Esquire, Heather Riloff, Esquire 1403-432 2201 Strahle Street, ������������������������ ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� February Term, 2013 No. ����������������������������� of Gregory Javardian 1403-433 6222 Gardenia Street 19144 22nd wd. 1360 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ������������������������son C.P. October Term, 2013 No. 01192 $44,348.84 Stern & Eisenberg, PC 1403-434 ���������������������� ���������������������������� ����������������������������������������� ������������������������ling C.P. August Term, 2013 ���������������������������� Eisenberg, PC 1403-435 ����������������������� ������������������������ ������������������������ Mortgage original principal amount $100,000.00 with an outstanding balance of �������������������������� ���������������������������� diem IMPROVEMENTS: UN������������������������ January Term, 2013 No. 03434 ������������������������������� Esquire 1403-436 ������������������������� ������������������������������ ����������������������������������������

PROPERTY Jasmine Navarro C.P. March Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� Group, P.C. 1403-437 ���������������������������� ���������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ individually and in her capacity as heir of Denise Carter, deceased C.P. June Term, 2012 ������������������������� ��������������� 1403-438 437 East Montana Street ���������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Sandra D. Thomas as executrix of the estate of ����������������������������� C.P. June Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� Group, P.C. 1403-439 1431 North Felton Street ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Joan Murray and Ira R. Murray III C.P. April Term, 2013 No. 02872 �������������������������� P.C. 1403-440 3323 Kip Street 19134 7th wd. ����������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESI������������������������ Guzman and Providencia Guzman C.P. April Term, 2012 No. ������������������������ Group, P.C. 1403-441 �������������������������� ������������������������ ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Ricardo Johnson C.P. March Term, 2012 No. �������������������������� Group, P.C. 1403-442 3322 H Street 19134 33rd wd. ��������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN������������������������� Shelton C.P. July Term, 2013 ������������������������� ��������������� 1403-443 1146 East Price Street 19138 ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Joseph T. Patton C.P. July Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� Group, P.C. 1403-444 ����������������������� 66th wd. 1843.93 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Michael Harold Franklin aka Michael H. Franklin C.P. March Term, 2013 No. 04364 $202,940.26 ������������������� 1403-445 6401 Vine Street 19139 ���������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Dionne J. Johnson

C.P. October Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� Group, P.C. 1403-446 812 W Moyamensing Avenue ���������������������������� OPA#393326200 IMPROVE������������������� PROPERTY KSM Investments, ������������������������� ���������������������������� Weisgold 1403-447 6724 Rising Sun Avenue ���������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Vernon Grant C.P. August Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� Group, P.C. 1403-448 929 North 28th Street 191301231 29th wd. 893.26 Sq. Ft. OPA#292088700 IMPROVE������������������� PROPERTY John S Martin C.P. December Term, 2010 ����������������������������� ������������� 1403-449 1436 Gilham Street 19111��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ Darlene P Finch C.P. August Term, 2012 No. 01888 $40,312.27 Phelan Hallinan, ��� 1403-450 4280 Paul Street 191244629 23rd wd. 2990 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Rodney A. Fisher aka Rodney Fisher C.P. August Term, 2013 No. 00280 ����������������������������� ��� 1403-451 ������������������������ 4208 41st wd. 2000 Sq. Ft. OPA#411420800 IMPROVE������������������� PROPERTY Angelic Viera C.P. January Term, 2012 No. 00482 ����������������������������� ��� 1403-452 ������������������������� 19121-2614 32nd wd. 630 Sq. Ft. OPA#323179300 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN���������������������� Smalls C.P. December Term, �������������������������� �������������������� 1403-453 11704 Joseph Kelly Terrace �������������������������� Sq. Ft. OPA#662000412 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN�������������������������� Martinez C.P. September Term, ��������������������������� �������������������� 1403-454 2601 Pennsylvania Avenue ����������������������������� ��������������������������� 88th 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 declaration

OPA#888072998 IMPROVEMENTS: CONDOMINIUM Taj Reid, Marsha Reid C.P. July Term, 2013 No. 03998 $216,817.76 Phelan Hallinan, ��� 1403-455 1211 North Redfield Street ������������������������� ������������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN������������������������� Smith aka Michael Smith C.P. May Term, 2013 No. 02609 ���������������������������� ��� 1403-456 6631 Dorel Street 19142-2618 ������������������������� OPA#406337700 IMPROVE������������������� ������������������������� Harris C.P. August Term, 2012 No. 01716 $44,461.71 Phelan ������������� 1403-457 ����������������������������� ��������������������������� OPA#342123300 IMPROVE������������������� PROPERTY Timothy Kennedy, in his capacity as heir of Thomasine Kennedy, deceased. Wayne Kennedy, in his capacity as heir of Thomasine Kennedy, deceased. Kenyetta Kennedy, in her capacity as heir of Thomasine Kennedy, deceased. Derrick Kennedy, in his capacity as heir of Thomasine Kennedy, deceased. Unknown heirs, successors, assigns, and all persons, firms, or associations claiming right, title, or interest from or under Thomasine Kennedy, deceased. C.P. February Term, 2012 No. ������������������������������������� 1403-458 6112 Newtown Avenue 19111������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Michael G. Hoch, in his capacity as Executor of the estate of Deborah A. Canuso C.P. June Term, 2013 ���������������������������� ������������� 1403-459 ����������������������������� 2240 17th wd. 1376 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Raymond T. ���������������������������� March Term, 2009 No. 02130 ���������������������������� ��� 1403-460 �������������������������� 2946 12th wd. 108612.12 ���������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN����������������������� V. Martina aka Reginald V. Martina, Jr. C.P. July Term, �������������������������� �������������������� 1403-461 1119 Foster Street 19116������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Irina Godovannik C.P. October Term, 2011 No.







������������������������� ������������� 1403-462 1846 West Champlost Street 19141-1318 17th wd. 1414.66 ���������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESI���������������������� ����������������������������� ��������������������������� �������������������� 1403-463 324 Stevens Street 19111-6021 ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY David W. Turner C.P. February Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� ������������� 1403-464 1919 Ruan Street 19124-4622 ������������������������� OPA#232029200 IMPROVE������������������� ���������������������ballo C.P. July Term, 2012 ���������������������������� ������������� 1403-465 ������������������������� ���������������������������� Sq. Ft. OPA#331124800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESI����������������������� Melendez C.P. August Term, �������������������������� �������������������� 1403-466 7263 Mansfield Avenue 19138������������������������������ OPA#102360700 IMPROVE������������������� PROPERTY Henry Hodge, Jr aka Henry Hodge, Mildred J. Hodge C.P. July Term, 2012 No. 01980 $73,889.07 Phelan ������������� 1403-467 4909 Morris Street 19144������������������������������ OPA#133142400 IMPROVE������������������� �������������������������� her capacity as heir of Minnie ���������������������������� ����������������������������� ������������������������������ ������������������������� heirs, successors, assigns, and all persons, firms, or associations claiming right, title, or interest from or under �������������������������������� October Term, 2010 No. 01120 ���������������������������� ��� 1403-468 ���������������������������� ������������������������������ OPA#61-1-096400 IMPROVE������������������� PROPERTY Eugene E. Chung, ��������������������������tember Term, 2012 No. 02647 ����������������������������� ��� 1403-469 4608 Conshohocken Avenue ����������������������������� �������������������������������������������� PROPERTY Qunada R. Howie ����������������������������� administratrix and heir of the �����������������������������ceased. Tanya D. Howie, in her

capacity as co-administratrix and heir of the estate of Robert ��������������������������� Ann Nelson, in her capacity as co-administratrix and heir of ������������������������������� deceased. Roschael Garfield, in her capacity as co-administratrix and heir of the estate ������������������������������ Sabrina Howie in her capacity as co-administratrix and heir of ������������������������������� deceased. Unknown heirs, successors, assigns, and all persons, firms, or associations claiming right, title, or interest ������������������������������� deceased. C.P. December Term, 2012 No. 01691 $43,893.94 �������������������� 1403-470 ���������������������������� 1706 34th wd. 864 Sq. Ft. OPA#441217400 IMPROVE������������������� PROPERTY Constantine G. Glyptis, Mirela Arghiropol C.P. March Term, 2013 No. 01428 $66,416.26 Phelan Hallinan, ��� 1403-471 ���������������������������� ���������������������������� ������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN�������������������������� Galson C.P. July Term, 2012 ���������������������������� ������������� 1403-472 7349 Central Avenue 63rd wd. on the southeasterly side ������������������������������ northeastwardly from the northeasterly side of Tucker St front ��������������������������� 1062800 Karen C. Morrissey C.P. September Term, 2011 No. ��������������������������� Vitti, Esq. 1403-473 1317 Snyder Avenue 19148��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� Jr. C.P. January Term, 2012 ������������������������������ Dietterick, Esq., Kimberly A. ��������������������������������������������������������� Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, Goldberg & Ackerman, ��� 1403-474 3611 East Crown Avenue aka 3611 Crown Avenue East 19114 66th wd. 2266.88 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Robert J. Hanna and Karen Hanna, husband and wife, as tenants by the entirety C.P. August Term, 2011 No. 0148 $140,813.48 Scott A. Dietterick, Esq., Kimberly A. ��������������������������������������������������������� Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, Goldberg & Ackerman, ��� 1403-475 2804 Agate Street 19134��������������������������

���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Mark Fernandez C.P. February Term, 2013 No. 00472 $123,267.06 Phelan ������������� 1403-476 922 New Market Street 19123����������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������� ����������������������������� C.P. September Term, 2013 ����������������������������� ������������� 1403-477 �������������������������� ����������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Erik Helverson, Alexis Conda C.P. February Term, 2012 No. 02697 ����������������������������� ��� 1403-478 ��������������������������� ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Ingrid M. Ransom C.P. November Term, 2007 ����������������������������� ������������� 1403-479 ����������������������������� 1947 36th wd. 1188 Sq. Ft. OPA#363277000 IMPROVE������������������� PROPERTY Steven Jones C.P. February Term, 2010 No. ������������������������� ������������� 1403-480 1017 East Cliveden Street ���������������������������� ���������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESI������������������������ Hollomon, Velvet Hollomon C.P. March Term, 2012 No. ������������������������� ������������� 1403-481 ������������������������ ������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Abigain Mercado Velez aka Abigan Mercado Velez , Haydee Mercado Velez C.P. September Term, 2013 ���������������������������� ������������� 1403-482 ����������������������������� ���������������������������� 66th wd. 1614.60 Sq. Ft. OPA#661288063 IMPROVE������������������� PROPERTY Yuet-Ying Chan C.P. October Term, 2011 No. 04279 $149,961.10 Phelan ������������� 1403-483 1601 West Chelten Avenue 19126 17th wd. 1292.80 ���������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESI���������������������� Foreman, heir of the estate of Willie Foreman, deceased. Al Dumas, solely in his capacity as heir of the estate of Willie ��������������������������� Foreman Ringkamp, solely

in her capacity as heir of the estate of Willie Foreman, deceased. C.P. January Term, 2013 No. 03917 $92,726.86 ������������������� 1403-484 4309 Teesdale Street 19136������������������������������ OPA#412100900 IMPROVE������������������� PROPERTY Michael J. Kinney aka Michael J. Kinney, Jr. C.P. February Term, 2013 No. ������������������������������������� 1403-485 2207 South Woodstock Street ������������������������ ������������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN������������������������ Grier aka Regina M. Eaddy C.P. December Term, 2012 ���������������������������� ������������� 1403-486 �������������������������� ������������������������������ OPA#621410600 IMPROVE������������������� PROPERTY Yisaris QuilesAviles C.P. November Term, 2011 No. 03346 $148,998.34 �������������������� 1403-487 6143 North Mascher Street 19120-1941 61st wd. 1139 Sq. Ft. OPA#611021400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESI����������������������� Dancy C.P. June Term, 2013 ���������������������������� ������������� 1403-488 4618 Melrose Street 19137��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Joseph Reis Sr., Colleen Moon C.P. June Term, 2009 No. 03323 $108,044.37 �������������������� 1403-489 273 East Walnut Park Drive 19120-1038 61st wd. 1600 Sq. Ft. OPA#611366400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESIDEN���������������������� Ingram aka Rashida N. Ingram C.P. February Term, 2013 No. 00023 $161,301.19 Phelan ������������� 1403-490 ��������������������ant Avenue 19119-2414 9th wd. 3717.70 Sq. Ft. OPA#092003900 IMPROVE������������������� PROPERTY Deborah D. Garrett, in her capacity as Executrix and devisee of the estate of Florence G. Garrett. Craig M. Garrett in his capacity as devisee of the estate of Florence G. Garrett. C.P. May Term, 2013 No. 00146 $209,030.20 Phelan Hallinan, ��� 1403-491 �������������������������� 2711 40th wd. 1360 Sq. Ft. OPA#406024200 IMPROVE������������������� PROPERTY Kenneth Flynn C.P. August Term, 2012 No. �������������������������������������

1403-492 ������������������������� ������������������������� Sq. Ft. OPA#491120400 IMPROVEMENTS: RESI����������������������� Ramos, in her capacity as adminstratrix and heir of the estate of Angelo Scott, Jr. Ana Marie Scott, in her capacity as heir of the estate of Angelo Scott, Jr, Angelo Scott, in his capacity as heir of the estate of Angelo Scott, Jr, Siaya Marie Scott, in her capacity as heir of the estate of Angelo Scott, Jr, Sharimar Marie Scott, in her capacity as heir of the estate of Angelo Scott, Jr. Unknown heirs, successors, assigns, and all persons, firms, or associations claiming right, title, or interest from or under Angel Scott, deceased. C.P. March Term, 2012 No. 00748 $43,037.23 Phelan Hallinan, ��� 1403-493 �������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������������� May Term, 2012 No. 01646 ����������������������������� ��� 1403-494 6244 Clearview Street 19138��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Jenae Sabir C.P. November Term, 2010 No. 02010 $73,911.82 Phelan Hal���������� 1403-495 1883 Conlyn Street 17th wd. ������������������������� 1466-00 IMPROVEMENTS: ������������������ STONE Kevin A. King C.P. ���������������������������� �������������������������������������� 1403-496 4814 Knox Street 12th wd. ��������������������������� �������������������� GAR 2STORY MASONRY Michael Rouse C.P. May Term, �������������������������� �������������������������� 1403-497 ��������������������������� ���������������������������� ����������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: ROW 2 STORY MASONRY Priscilla Hope nka Priscilla Downing C.P. December Term, 2011 No. 00916 $24,173.43 Milstead & ��������������� 1403-498 ���������������������� ���������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������������� C.P. August Term, 2013 No. 002692 $174,801.37 Amy Glass, Esquire 1403-499 ���������������������� ��������������������������� ����������������������������������������

������������������������ C.P. January Term, 2013 No. 002129 $60,004.08 Amy Glass, Esquire 1403-500 2831 North Taylor Street �������������������������� �����������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN������������������������ ������������������������������ A. Edwards, personal representative. Charles A. Edwards, personal representative of the ����������������������������� Unknown heirs, successors, assigns, and all persons, firms, or associations claiming right, title, or interest from or under ����������������������������� ����������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������������� ��������������������������� ����������������������������ery. C.P. May Term, 2012 No. ��������������������������� Offices, P.C. 1403-501 1 Academy Circle, Unit 218 19146 30th wd. 0 Sq. Ft. ������������������������������������������ �����������������������biano C.P. April Term, 2013 ���������������������������� ����������������� 1403-502 ���������������������������� �������������������������� 308400 IMPROVEMENTS: �����������������ING Melrose Robinson C.P. May Term, 2013 No. 02667 ������������������������fices, P.C. 1403-503 �������������������������� ������������������������� ������������������������������������������ �����������������������land aka Alan McCausland, Teresa McCausland C.P. August Term, 2013 No. 00987 ������������������������fices, P.C. 1403-504 ����������������������������� �������������������������� 1021600 IMPROVEMENTS: ��������������������� Pullen Osagie aka Pullen A. Osagie C.P. October Term, �������������������������� ����������������������� 1403-505 4423 Marple Street 19136 ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������� C.P. September Term, 2013 ���������������������������� ����������������� 1403-506 141 West Champlost Ave 19120 61st wd. 1020.00 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ���������������������� C.P. June Term, 2013 No. ���������������������������� Offices, P.C. 1403-507 ������������������������� 22nd wd. 1188.96 Sq. Ft.







���������������������������������������� ������������������������� February Term, 2013 No. ��������������������������� Offices, P.C. 1403-508 ��������������������������� ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ���������������������� C.P. April Term, 2013 No. ��������������������������� Offices, P.C. 1403-509 312 Hoffnagle Street 19111 ������������������������� ��������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: ��������������������� Michaela M. Parrotti C.P. July Term, 2010 No. 01319 $42,892.68 Mark J. Udren, Esq. 1403-510 ����������������������� ���������������������������� ��������������������������������������� ������������������������� C.P. October Term, 2013 No. ��������������������������� Offices, P.C. 1403-511 4830 A Street 19120 42nd wd. 1668.60 Sq. Ft. ����������������������������������������� ������������������������� personal representative of the estate of Daisy Hall. Unknown heirs, successors, assigns, and all persons, firms, or associations claiming right, title, or interest from or under Daisy Hall, deceased. Regina Patricia Hall, known heir of Daisy Hall, Fatima Charmaine Hall, known heir of Daisy Hall, ��������������������������� heir of Daisy Hall, estate �������������������������� Thomas, personal representative C.P. March Term, 2013 ��������������������������� ����������������� 1403-512 ��������������������� ���������������������������� ����������������������� ���������������������MENTS: MIXED USE James McPeak and Joan McPeak C.P. November Term, 2012 ��������������������������� Gallagher Simpson Stapleton ����������������������������� Elia, Esq. 1403-513 641 West Allegheny Avenue 19133-2408 37th wd. 1280 Sq. �����������������������PROVEMENTS: COMMERI�������������������������� ������������������������������ July Term, 2011 No. 01790 ����������������������������� & Spitzer P.A. 1403-514 ����������������������������� ����������������������������� Sq. Ft.; improvement 4674 ���������������������� Subject to Mortgage Costanzo Policino aka Gus Policino C.P. October Term, 2020 No.

03344 $303,688.30 Jennifer Popelack, Esquire 1403-515 ����������������������� ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Adam Mastone C.P. August Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� Group, P.C. 1403-516 �������������������������� ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Alfred P. Elko, Jr C.P. October Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� Group, P.C. 1403-517 ���������������������������� ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Tanya R. Mapp C.P. August Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� Group, P.C. 1403-518 ���������������������������� 62nd wd. 1343.92 Sq Ft ����������������������������������������� ����������������� Turnbull, Raquel Turnbull C.P. �������������������������� ������������������������fices, P.C. 1403-519 ���������������������������� ������������������������ ���������������������������������������� ���������������������� Wanda Miller C.P. July Term, �������������������������� ����������������������� 1403-520 1603 West Godfrey Avenue 19141 17th wd. 1412 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� �������������������� 2STY STONE Erron Smith C.P. September Term, 2012 No. �������������������������� Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-521 7321 Palmetto Street 19111 ���������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ MASONRY Sean Alivera C.P. September Term, 2012 No. �������������������������� Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-522 349 East Albanus Street 19120 42nd wd. 1260 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ������������������� APT 2STY MASONRY Hertilyn Carthy C.P. April Term, �������������������������� McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-523 �������������������������� 62nd wd. 3320 Sq. Ft. ������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: ���������������������� ���������������������� �����������������������������

R. Tatum C.P. November Term, �������������������������� McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-524 �������������������������� ���������������������� ������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: �����������������ING; ROW 2STY MASONRY Robin D. Gaymon C.P. December Term, 2012 No. 01391 ����������������������������� & Conway, P.C. 1403-525 2706 Earp Street 19146 36th wd. 784 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ���������������������SONRY Elizabeth Primamore ������������������������������ September Term, 2013 No. 01207 $44,888.06 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-526 6726 Dorel Street 19142 40th ������������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Fatu F. Moses C.P. April Term, 2013 No. 004994 $87,188.08 Richard M. Squire ����������������� 1403-527 8816 Ridge Avenue, Unit 7 19128 21st wd. 1632 Sq. �����������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN����������������������� Medley and Sybil McKnightMedley, as tenants by the entirety C.P. July Term, 2011 No. 0600 $337,317.61 Scott A. Dietterick, Esq., Kimberly A. ��������������������������������������������������������� Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, Goldberg & Acker�������� 1403-528 6630 Doral Street 19142 40th wd. 1143.10 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Frank N. Messina C.P. August Term, 2010 No. ����������������������������������������������������������ner, Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, ������������������������������� Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, ������������������������ 1403-529 �������������������������� 19120-3139 49th wd. 1170 ������������������������PROVEMENTS: RESIDEN���������������������� ���������������������������� wife C.P. August Term, 2012 No. 1807 $82,640.04 Scott A. Dietterick, Esq., Kimberly A. ��������������������������������������������������������� Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, Goldberg & Acker�������� 1403-530 2630 South Muhlfeld Street aka 2630 South Muhlefeld ������������������������������ ����������������������

IMPROVEMENTS: RESI���������������������� ��������������������������� A. Stevens C.P. January Term, ������������������������� Scott A. Dietterick, Esq., Kim������������������������������� ���������������������������� Marin, Esq., Ralph M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, Goldberg & Acker�������� 1403-531 �������������������������� 40th wd. 1232 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Terrimah A. Delcham and Harold Delcham C.P. April Term, 2011 No. 1849 �������������������������������� �������������������������� Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, Esq., ������������������������������� M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, Goldberg ��������������� 1403-532 ����������������������������� wd. land area 1800 Sq. Ft. ������������������������� Mortgage Subject to Rent ����������������������� 3STY FRAME Thomas Dawson and Christine E. Dawson C.P. September Term, 2013 ������������������������������ Ebeck, Esquire 1403-533 6017 Agusta Street 19149 ���������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ ������������������������� �������������������������� the right of survivorship C.P. October Term, 2011 No. 2890 $87,218.90 Scott A. Dietterick, �������������������������� Esq., Joel A. Ackerman, Esq., ������������������������������� M. Salvia, Esq., Jaime R. Ackerman, Esq., Zucker, Goldberg ��������������� 1403-534 ������������������������� ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ and Rosetta R. Turner C.P. February Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� Group, P.C. 1403-535 3249 Saint Vincent Street ��������������������������� ����������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: ��������������������� Margaret Fulmer C.P. November Term, 2012 No. 01363 ��������������������������� �������������� 1403-536 330 East Gale Street 19120 42nd wd. 1140 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ������������������������� Jr and Michele D. James C.P. May Term, 2013 No. 02663 $110,100.76 Stern & Eisenberg, PC 1403-537 ��������������������������

���������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������������exander and Janie A. Alexander (deceased) C.P. July Term, 2013 No. 001786 $104,497.10 Stern & Eisenberg, PC 1403-538 4803 East Cheltenham Avenue ������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Elizabeth Rodriguez C.P. August Term, 2013 �������������������������� Glass, Esquire 1403-539 2084 Clementine Street ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Michael Antonyuk and Marina Petcherskaia C.P. August Term, 2012 No. ��������������������������� Esquire 1403-540 ���������������������������� ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Victoria Hodge and Frank Murphy C.P. October Term, 2012 No. 4422 ����������������������� Esquire 1403-541 1004 East Dorset Street ���������������������������� ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Melvin A. Alston, Sr. C.P. August Term, 2013 No. 000707 $148,200.96 Amy Glass, Esquire 1403-542 1634 West Toronto Street 19132 38th wd. land area 798 Sq. Ft.; improvement area 942 Sq. Ft. OPA#111094800 IMPROVEMENTS: RESI���������������������� ����������������������� ������������������������������� August Term, 2013 No. 00870 ����������������������������� ��������������������� 1403-543 ��������������������������� ���������������������������� Sq. Ft. improvement area: �������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: RESI���������������������� �������������������ING Sean C. Williams C.P. August Term, 2013 No. 00941 $87,698.02 Robert J. Wilson, ��������������������� 1403-544 2431 North College Avenue 29th wd. 1200 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ��������������������������� C.P. February Term, 2013 No. ����������������������������� of Gregory Javardian 1403-545 ������������������������ 2221 62nd wd. 990 Sq. Ft. ������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: ��������������������� Keisha N. Northington C.P. December Term, 2012 No.

������������������������� ���������������������� 1403-546 ���������������������������� 3034 46th wd. 931.89 Sq. Ft. OPA#033178200 IMPROVE������������������� PROPERTY Jocelyn A. Charleston; Joseph G. Charleston, Jr. C.P. October Term, ������������������������� �������������������� 1403-547 4262 Romain Street 19124������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� PROPERTY Matilde Rosario C.P. October Term, 2012 No. ������������������������������������� 1403-548 Pennsport Mall - Unit C-17, 230 Moore Street 19148 front ��������������������������� ��������������������������������������� CONDOMINIUM UNIT ������������������������������ �������������������������� ������������������������ 1403-549 2721 Elkhart Street 19134 ��������������������� ������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: ������������������������������������������� April Term, 2013 No. 1043 $90,937.24 Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & ��������������������������� Esq. 1403-550 �������������������������� �������������������������� ���������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: CONDOMINIUM; RES CONDO 2STY FRAME Steven A. ������������������������������ administrator of the estate of ��������������������������� mortgagor and real owner C.P. ���������������������������� ������������������������berg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-551 2246 W Allegheny Avenue on the south side of Allegheny Avenue 19132 11th wd. front 16.00 ft x depth 62.00 ft, �������������������������� KAMAAC INVESTMENTS, INC C.P. July Term, 2013 No. 04211 $83,602.76 Justin ����������������������������� ������ 1403-552 1720 Wallace Street 19130 ���������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������� APT 3STY MASONRY Michael Suh C.P. February Term, ��������������������������� McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-553 6920 East Wister Street ���������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������� 2STY MASONRY Antonia Simms C.P. May Term, 2012







������������������������Cabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-554 431 East Sharpnack Street ��������������������������� ������������������������������������������� �������������������� 2STY MASONRY Jemal Scott C.P. January Term, 2009 No. 02643 $104,324.88 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-555A 917-41 N Taney Street aka �������������������������� ����������������������� 88th wd. 9213 Sq. Ft. ��������������������������������������� WAREHOUSE Girard Com����������������������������������������������������� 2009 No. 1203 $494,127.22 Michael V. Phillips, Esquire 1403-555B 943 N Taney street 88th wd. ��������������������������� IMPROVEMENTS: GARAGE NO COMMON AREA MASONRY Girard Commons, ��������������������������� ����������������������������� 1203 $494,127.22 Michael V. Phillips, Esquire 1403-556 730 East Upsal Street 19119 22nd wd. 1888 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� �������������������� 2S MASONRY Pauline P. Grierson C.P. September Term, ��������������������������� McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-557 ���������������������� 39th wd. 990 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ���������������������SONRY Ronald Scarpato C.P. September Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-558 713 West Wingohocking Street 19140 49th wd. 1290 Sq. Ft. ������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: ���������������������� SEMI DET 2STY MASONRY Dr. Ndubuisi O. Okoro and ����������������������������� 2013 No. 01138 $43,827.03 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-559A ������������������������������� ��������������������������� ������������������������� Subject to Mortgage Subject to Rent IMPROVEMENTS: ���������������������� Partners X C.P. January Term, ����������������������������� �������������������������� 1403-559B 908-910 Spruce Street, Unit 3 ��������������������������� ������������������������� Subject to Mortgage Subject to Rent IMPROVEMENTS: ���������������������� Partners X C.P. January Term, �����������������������������

�������������������������� 1403-559C ������������������������������ ��������������������������� ������������������������� Subject to Mortgage Subject to Rent IMPROVEMENTS: ���������������������� Partners X C.P. January Term, ����������������������������� �������������������������� 1403-559D 908-910 Spruce Street, Unit 6 ��������������������������� ������������������������� Subject to Mortgage Subject to Rent IMPROVEMENTS: ���������������������� Partners, X C.P. January Term, ����������������������������� �������������������������� 1403-559E 908-910 Spruce Street Unit 7 ���������������������������� ������������������������� Subject to Mortgage Subject to Rent IMPROVEMENTS: ���������������������� Partners, X C.P. January Term, ����������������������������� �������������������������� 1403-559F 908-910 Spruce Street, Unit 8 ��������������������������� ������������������������� Subject to Mortgage Subject to Rent IMPROVEMENTS: ���������������������� Partners, X C.P. January Term, ����������������������������� �������������������������� 1403-559G 908-910 Spruce Street Unit 9 ��������������������������� ������������������������� Subject to Mortgage Subject to Rent IMPROVEMENTS: ���������������������� Partners, X C.P. January Term, ����������������������������� �������������������������� 1403-559H 908-910 Spruce Street, Unit 11 ��������������������������� ������������������������� Subject to Mortgage Subject to Rent IMPROVEMENTS: ����������������������� Partners, X C.P. January Term, ����������������������������� �������������������������� 1403-559I 908-910 Spruce St, Unit 12 ���������������������������� ������������������������� Subject to Mortgage Subject to Rent IMPROVEMENTS: ���������������������� Partners, X C.P. January Term, ����������������������������� �������������������������� 1403-560 ������������������������� 1st wd. 1014 Sq. Ft. ������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: ���������������������� ROW 2STY MASONRY Josephine H. Tuitt and Glen T. Prospere C.P. July Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-561 ���������������������� ���������������������������� ������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS:

���������������������� ��������������������� Francine Daniels C.P. April Term, 2009 No. 01368 ������������������������������ & Conway, P.C. 1403-562 ������������������������ 19146 36th wd. 896 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ������������������� MASONRY Charles Grier C.P. June Term, 2013 No. 01917 $14,767.91 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-563 ������������������������ ��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ���������������������SONRY Edward N. Pereira C.P. April Term, 2012 No. 03830 ������������������������������ & Conway, P.C. 1403-564 6342 North Opal Street ���������������������������� ������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: �����������������ING; ROW 2STY MASONRY ���������������������������� known surviving heir of Myrtle ���������������������������� ������������������������������ Temple, known surviving heir ���������������������������� mortgagor and real owner, ��������������������������������������������������������� deceased mortgagor and real ������������������������ known surviving heir of Myrtle ���������������������������� and real owner and all unknown known surviving heirs of Myrtle ���������������������������� and real owner. C.P. May Term, �������������������������� McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-565 6017 North American Street 19120 61st wd. 990 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� �������������������� 2STY MASONRY Edward Wal������������������������������� No. 00062 $76,061.93 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-566 ���������������������� ���������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������� ���������������������������� C.P. October Term, 2011 No. 00741 $98,308.07 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-567 2009 South Darien Street 19148 39th wd. 820 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ������������������� MASONRY Petruzza Mazzone and Anthony M. Mazzone C.P. September Term, 2013 No. 02322 $94,027.87 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-568 ��������������������������� ����������������������

���������������������������������������� �������������������� 2STY MASONRY Property of John Mitchell aka Jack Mitchell, known surviving heir of Catherine G. Mitchell, deceased mortgagor and real ��������������������������� known surviving heir of Catherine G. Mitchell, deceased �����������������������������an Mitchell known surviving heir of Catherine G. Mitchell, deceased mortgagor and real owner, James M. Mitchell aka Jim Mitchell known surviving heir of Catherine G. Mitchell, deceased mortgagor and real owner and unknown suriving heirs of Catherine G. Mitchell deceased mortgagor and real owner. C.P. November Term, ��������������������������� McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-569 ����������������������� ���������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ������������������� MASONRY David T. Sirgant aka David T. Sigrant C.P. May Term, 2010 No. 02322 $182,668.32 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-570 6118 Walton Avenue 19143 ���������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������� MASONRY Paula C. ChampHarris and Dontae Harris aka Dontae V. Harris C.P. February Term, 2013 No. 00947 ����������������������������� & Conway, P.C. 1403-571 ����������������������� 19132 38th wd. 726 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ���������������������SONRY Geneva Church C.P. August Term, 2013 No. 02811 ����������������������������� & Conway, P.C. 1403-572 ������������������������� 62nd wd. 1471 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� �������������������� ���������������������� Wyeth C.P. February Term, 2013 No. 03276 $148,322.07 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-573 ����������������������� 19121 29th wd. 2700 Sq. Ft. ��������������������������������������� �������������������� STR 3 STY MASONRY Wanda D. Rucker aka Wanda Rucker C.P. September Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-574 ������������������������� 41st wd. 1118 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ��������������������

MASONRY Jesus Cortez (mortgagor and real owner) and Carmen Acevevo (real owner) C.P. February Term, �������������������������� McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-575 3434 North 18th Street 19140 11th wd. 2200 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� �������������������� MASONRY Kia Swinton C.P. September Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-576 �������������������� ���������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ���������������������SONRY Renee Varquez C.P. September Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-577 ������������������������� 19124 33rd wd. 1224 Sq. Ft. ������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: ���������������������������������������� MASONRY Sergey Musheyev and Edward Musheyev C.P. January Term, 2012 No. 02903 ������������������������berg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-578 ������������������������ ��������������������������� ��������������������PROVEMENTS: CONDOMINIUM; RES CONDO 3STY MASONRY Keith A. Royal aka Keith Royal C.P. July Term, �������������������������� McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-579 4728 North 2nd Street 19120 42nd wd. 1120 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� �������������������� MASONRY Carmen Vazquez C.P. May Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-580 3088 Jasper Street 19134 ���������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������� MASONRY Frank N. Messina C.P. May Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-581 ����������������������� 34th wd. 1260 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� �������������������� ���������������������� McQueen and Calvin McQueen C.P. June Term, 2013 No. ������������������������� Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-582 ������������������������ ������������������������� ���������������������������������������� �����������������������

2STY MASONR Alexander V. Kostin C.P. March Term, 2012 No. 00801 $190,378.19 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-583 ��������������������������� ������������������������������ ���������������������������������������� ������������������������ successors, assigns, and all persons, firms, or associations claiming right, title, or interest from or under Eileen Horner, Eileen Horner, last record owner C.P. September Term, ��������������������������� ����������������������� 1403-584 �������������������������� ��������������������������� ��������������������������������������������� ESTATE Roderic Watson C.P. April Term, 2013 No. 01302 $86,601.16 Stern & Eisenberg, PC 1403-585 ������������������������������ �������������������������� 0094-00 IMPROVEMENTS: �����������������ING Marie E. Gabriel C.P. ����������������������������� ������������������������fices, P.C. 1403-586 176 W Spencer St 19120��������������������������� ���������������������������������������� ��������������������������� Cong Truong, Nhu Q. Truong C.P. June Term, 2010 No. ��������������������������� Offices, P.C. 1403-587 ����������������������������� �������������������������� ������������������������������ ������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: �����������������ING Marjorie J. Fisher C.P. ���������������������������� ������������������������������ P.C. 1403-588 3917 North Franklin Street ���������������������������� �������������������������������������������� ��������������������������� C.P. July Term, 2013 No. 01699 ������������������������������ P.C. 1403-589 117 W Rosemar St 19120 42nd wd. 832 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ���������������������SONRY Rasheeda Jackson C.P. March Term, 2012 No. 00144 ����������������������������� & Conway, P.C. 1403-590 6260 North 3rd Street 19120 61st wd. 1410 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� �������������������� ��������������������������� C.P. February Term, 2010 No. 02727 $120,902.30 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C.







1403-591 2609 East Huntingdon Street ���������������������������� ������������������������� Mortgage IMPROVEMENTS: ���������������������� ROW 3 STY MASONRY Debra ������������������������������ C.P. September Term, 2013 No. �������������������������� Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-592 ������������������������� 46th wd. 2944.23 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ���������������������SONRY Charlene McCulley C.P. October Term, 2006 No. 02703 $103,460.68 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-593 4634 Kendrick Street 19136 ���������������������� ���������������������������������������� �������������������� 2STY MASONRY Raishel C. Ganges-Yarde, adminstrator ������������������������������ deceased mortgagor and real owner C.P. January Term, ��������������������������� McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-594 6016 Washington Avenue 19143 46th wd. 1760 Sq. Ft. ���������������������������������������� ��������������������� STY MASONRY Richard F. Nelson, Sr. administrator for the estate of Annette G. Nelson, deceased real owner and mortgagor C.P. June Term, 2013 No. 01169 $113,331.97 McCabe, Weisberg, & Conway, P.C. 1403-595 ������������������������ ����������������������������

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Around Town by HughE Dillon

On Sunday, Philadelphia Eagles Connor Barwin (center) delivered a Super Bowl Tailgate party to Sarah Lockwood (L), a bartender at South Philadelphia Taproom who had entered a contest sponsored by Uber and Geno’s. (R) Meagan Norman, community manager at Uber, Inc.


Jason Cichonski, Ela and Gaslight, and Collin Cichonski, Ela, cook up some fun at a Center City Super Bowl party. Jason was a contestant on this season’s Top Chef. Nicholas Elmi, 33, Laurel restaurant on East Passyunk, won the honor of Top Chef on the 11th season of the Bravo reality series on Feb. 5.

Producer Will Packer, with actors Regina Hall and Kevin Hart on the red carpet for the screening of “About Last Night” at the Prince Theater. The movie is a remake of the Brat Pack one of the same name, which starred Demi Moore and Rob Lowe. The film opens on Feb. 14.

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Philadelphia Sports Writers Association Banquet Notable sports celebrities were out in force at the Hyatt in Cherry Hill by HughE Dillon

For 109 years, the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association has recognized the accomplishments and character of the athletes we cheer for when they’re wearing their uniform, and we benefit from when they contribute to the community. The event was held at the Hyatt in Cherry Hill, and many of our town’s favorite sports figures were on hand.







1. Flyers Stanley Cup teammates Don Saleski, Terry Crisp and Dave Schultz. 2. Flyers Stanley Cup teammates Reggie Leach and Bill Clement. 3. New Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg, and Flyers alumni Bernie Parent and Joe Watson. 4. Phillies third baseman Cody Asche and Phillies executive Bonnie Clark. 5. Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Boxing Champion Bernard Hopkins. 6. Stanley Cup Champions reunion includes Don Saleski, Bernie Parent, Joe Watson, Terry Crisp, Bill Barber, Orest Kindrachuk and Reggie Leach. Photos by HughE Dillon

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Neumann Gearing up for Playoffs The team readies for matchups both in and beyond the Catholic League by Jeremy Treatman


artin Luther King and Neumann-Goretti competed in a rare meeting between the two schools in the Kyle Lowry City Classic at Ben Franklin High School. The result? Neumann won the game, 86-75, as Ja’Quan Newton continued his torrid scoring with 31 points. Newton has averaged over 28 points in his last five games. While few thought that King could upset Neumann (14-4, ranked # 31 by nationally), King’s players came expecting to challenge the Saints. “We thought we could win,” said Sammy Forman, King’s junior guard, who had 20 points in the contest. “We know how great they are and what Neumann has done in years past. It was a good test for us.” Right now, the Saints look like they may be playing the best out of any team in the Philadelphia region. Despite a loss to Roman Catholic two weeks ago, Neumann knocked off Archbishop Carroll on the Patriots’ home floor on Jan. 29. Both Carroll and Neumann are also nationally ranked. “We’re playing well now,” said Carl Arrigale, Neumann’s coach who has led the team to eight Catholic League championships and four AAA state championships in his run as head man. “We are hitting our stride. The season is almost over, so we want to be playing well heading into the Catholic League playoffs and [District 12 and PIAA AAA playoffs]. We just want to be competing hard and getting better at this point of the season.” By virtue of losing to Roman, Neumann is the second seed in the Catholic League standings right now, meaning the Saints will likely have to beat Carroll and Roman


to win another Catholic League championship. The Saints have won the last six. Even without winning the Catholic League title, however, the team can still possibly win a District 12 AAA title and a PIAA AAAA title. How is that possible? Carroll and Neumann are AAA schools. Roman Catholic competes in the AAAA division. “We are the number-two seed now so we’ll have a huge challenge for sure when we play in the playoffs,” Arrigale said. “I think we’ll be better prepared this time for Roman and some of the other teams we’re going to face. We lost some practices with weather and had some travel days with some of the big events we were in. We’re looking forward to this time of the year.”

������������������������� ����������������������� ever be... Many pundits can’t decide on who is the favorite in the Catholic League this year. Many we interviewed think Roman Catholic is the deepest and most balanced team right now. The Cahillites (16-3) are certainly playing the best basketball. Neumann’s track record and play of late speaks for itself. Carroll (15-3, 7-2), has a player in Derrick Jones that no one has an answer for. Jones, who has received scholarship offers from Kentucky, Kansas and Syracuse, is an off-the-charts athlete who can take over a game by himself. “We know people are talking about the upcoming playoffs,” said Shep Garner, Roman’s point guard who is committed to

Neumann-Goretti’s Troy Harper takes the ball up the court during a Play-by-Play Classics held at Ben Franklin High School. Photo by Sarah J. Glover

Penn State. “I heard someone say that if all (13-4), Pennsbury (13-5), Spring-Ford of us played each other in a best of seven (15-2) and Great Valley (16-2) are all equal series it could come down to a seventh contenders this year. Abington may have been the top seed game each time in every [match-up]. That could be about right. But I’m very excited but an upset double-overtime loss to Archabout how well we are playing and about bishop Wood in the Warminster Classic how confident we are about playing as a may affect that. “This loss can really hurt,” said Charles Grasty, Abington’s coach. “I team right now.” Said one PIAA AAAA coach: “I don’t really like the way we have played this know how you choose between the three of year. We have a better record than I think them. I think they are heads and shoulders people thought we would come in. We above any other team in the state. Roman were aggressive against Wood but didn’t at this point looks like the team to beat for close it out when we needed to.” Archbishop Wood (11-8) will be hardan AAAA title. I couldn’t tell you between Neumann and Carroll. Neumann has the pressed to make a run in the Catholic Continued on page 2 pedigree and a great team but Carroll on paper seems tougher to beat.” As for the PIAA District 1 AAAA playoffs, pundits are saying this is the most wide open the bracket will ever be, or has been in the last two decades. For starters, The Neumann-Goretti girls are still winning. The there are no clear favorites. Chester team won the first eighteen games on its schedule, or Lower Merion has dominated including one over Archbishop Wood at NeumannDistrict 1 AAAA over the last three Goretti. Sianni Martin, the team’s star junior point years. Chester has won the district guard, thought her team would be undefeated or title in 12 of the last 14 years. But if close to it at the start of the season. She is not inacthe Clippers don’t take it this year, it curate at this point. “I am so happy we beat Wood,” will surprise no one. Chester (14-4) is still very good but not dominant. she said as she entered the Franklin gym to watch the The Clips split with Del-Val League boys’ game. “It was a huge win for us.” rival Penn Wood and were beaten by Ciani Cryor, the team’s star junior point guard, had Neumann-Goretti and Imhotep this 13 points. The two girls with the same name —spelled season. Penn Wood (13-5), Abington differently — are a big reason the team is off to its (17-3), Lower Merion (13-6), Plymbest start ever. “Let’s keep it going,” said Martin. outh Whitemarsh (17-2), Conestoga


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New music, and new takes on old music, to heat up your V-Day Whether you’re spending this Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart, heading out on the town looking for that special someone or are on strike from the hearts-and-flowers holiday, PGN has the skinny on some tunes that will help you chill out, make out or tune out on this V-Day. Against Me! “Transgender Dysphoria Blues” Total Treble More than a mere concept album, “Transgender Dysphoria Blues” is a musical tribute to lead singer Laura Jane Grace and her journey through gender dysphoria. Grace, who is happily married to a woman and has a daughter, first made her live debut as a woman in late May 2012, just two weeks into hormone therapy. Grace has not opted to undergo surgery to change her voice (and according to several interviews with Rolling Stone, does not plan to any time soon), which means that Against Me!’s signature sound is relatively unchanged. And the band still brings the same energy and excitement as they have on previous records. Each song is emotionally charged, but the upbeat punk-rock riffs keep the listener from falling too deeply into the blues. Lyrically, the album is honest and straightforward. The title and first track on the album begins with brutal honesty: “Your tells are so obvious/Shoulders too broad for a girl.” The chorus repeatedly expresses the negative attention and harassment that many transgender people experience: “You want them to notice/The ragged ends of your summer dress/You want them to see you/Like they see any other girl/They just see a faggot/They hold their breath not to catch the sick.” The album doesn’t slow down for a second, keeping a steady punk-rock pace while delivering what very well could be some of the most important songs of this decade.

Against Me! stay true to their punk roots in this album, delivering some of their most brutal and honest lyrics to date. — Jen Gregory Babyface and Toni Braxton “Love, Marriage & Divorce” Motown Records Babyface and Toni Braxton each have a solid foundation in the realm of R&B and pop, and they aren’t about to start messing with the formula at this stage in their careers. So in that sense, you know exactly what you are getting sonically with an album featuring both Grammy-winning R&B superstars. “Love, Marriage and Divorce” features new duets and solo tracks from both singers, overflowing with the slickly produced R&B grooves that are Babyface’s signature sound, especially on lush seductive tracks like “I Hope That You’re OK” and “The D Word.” When you factor in the lyrics, the plot thickens. If you didn’t take the hint from the album title, the romantic baby-making soundscapes lay the foundation for some complex emotional lyrics. The best tracks are the more defiant songs like “Rather Be Broke” and the venomously bitter ballad “I Wish.” The anger-tinged heartbreak songs are balanced out by the songs yearning to work things out, like “Reunited” and “Hurt You,” but the break-up songs tend to carry more weight than the make-up songs. This album might send a mixed message for Valentine’s Day, but chances are there is enough of your dysfunctional love life reflected in the songs here for you to thoroughly enjoy. — Larry Nichols Berlin “Animal” Something Music This isn’t the Berlin of the 1980s, but the new-wave group’s first album in eight years retains enough of the playful spirit of the classic lineup to hold its own in the

pop landscape of 2014. Singer Terri Nunn is the only original member left in the group, which now features backing musicians from ’90s modern-rock and/or goth/industrial bands like Goo Goo Dolls, Orgy and Deadsy. This incarnation of Berlin does a better job on this album than on the two previous albums since they reformed in the late 1990s. Nunn, at 52 (we should be so lucky to be as badass at her age), can still give pop singers half her age a run for their money. It is clear that the new blood in the band brings their diverse styles to the table, keeping the sound fresh and vibrant for the most part. The title track, as well as “Stand Up,” “Break The Chains” and “Secrets,” sound ultra-modern and energetic, fusing europop and dubsteb with excellent results. Their bionic cover of Jefferson Airplane’s “Somebody To Love” is more fun than it has any right to be. Old-school casual fans who got into the group because of their pop-crossover smash “Take My Breath Away” can find refuge in the stripped-down but soaring piano-driven ballads like “Blame It on the World,” “It’s The Way” and “Mom.” The rest of the tracks fall into the range of by-the-numbers, but solid and passable, techno/dance tracks. Berlin is a different animal these days, but the benefits outweigh any longing for the days of their classic minimalist synthpop sound. — L.N.

Cyndi Lauper “She’s So Unusual: A 30th-Anniversary Celebration (Deluxe Edition)” Epic Records There’s no critique to be made on the original album tracks. Forget it. The classic hits still move us, and it’s easy to see why Cyndi Lauper has endured as a recording artist for so long. Deep tracks like “I’ll Kiss You” and “Yeah Yeah”

still hold a soft spot in our hearts as well. Anniversary releases like this are for hardcore fans, because everybody and their mother should own the original album in some way, shape or form. This release features new or old remixes, as well as demo and rehearsal versions of many of the album tracks. The modern remixes aren’t breaking any new ground and, honestly, a voice as groundbreaking and adventurous as Lauper’s deserves better than the rubber-stamp clubremix treatment your average pop singer gets. The Arthur Baker remix of “She Bop” from 1984 still holds up, though. More interesting are the demo and rehearsal versions of the hits from the album, as it’s interesting to see what “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” “All Through The Night” and “Time After Time” sounded like in their rough embryonic stages, before they became the timeless pop mega-hits. A rare B-side with “Right Train, Wrong Track” and a live version of “Witness” from her 1984 tour are thrown in the mix for good measure. Whether you are a fan of Lauper from back in the day or a younger pop fan wanting to know where the likes of Lady Gaga and Katy Perry got a piece of their bold pop swagger, this an album you should check out. — L.N. Amy Ray “Goodnight Tender” Daemon Records

With slow, lulling rhythms, low-pitched vocals and warm, twangy guitar riffs, Amy Ray’s latest album, “Goodnight Tender,” lives up to its name, leaving listeners with a warm, comforting feeling as the tracks


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seamlessly flow into one another, creating something of a Southern lullaby. Ray, who is known for her indie tunes, has reached deep into her Southern roots and produced what is most definitely a country album. From the first few words of “Hunter’s Prayer,” all the way through “When You Come For Me,” you can feel yourself transported from the hustle and bustle of the city into the sweet, slow countryside. Ray’s tunes are expertly paced, beginning with slower songs like “Oyster and Pearl” to foot-tapping tracks like “The Gig That Matters.” But just as you feel yourself lulling into the tender grip of a musical trance, Ray brings you right back to earth with twangy, fast-tempo, feel-good riffs. If you’re looking for an escape from the polar vortex, let Ray transport you into the warm countryside through her deep, rolling vocals and steel-stringed musical prowess. — J.G. Skindred “Kill The Power” SKH Music Skindred cannot possibly be a real band. The only explanation for their unique metal/ reggae/dubstep sound is that somewhere,

somehow, in some freaky science lab, a mad scientist kidnapped Bob Marley, Korn and Skrillex and performed some sort of insane fusion to produce the Frankensteinband that is Skindred. Alternatively, we could just say that Skindred’s latest album that features their unique blend of genres does not disappoint, but then we couldn’t entertain the thought of mad-scientist fusions of popular musicians. From start to finish, “Kill The Power” is an audio moshpit full of brutal tracks such as “Kill The Power New Master” and “Ruling Force.” Softer tracks such as “Playing With the Devil” and “The Kids Are Right Now” provide a cooldown period with just enough bite and crunch to keep the blood flowing. But don’t relax too much because “Ninja,” true to its name, approaches the ears stealthily and strikes hard and fast with hard-hitting riffs and heavy distortion. The album finishes off with heavy-hitter “Proceed With Caution,” which seamlessly transitions into the feel-good, reggaeheavy “More Fire,” starkly contrasting with the album’s explosive opening tones. “Kill The Power” is a mature, wellrounded album that shows Skindred’s mastery of their unique sound. As it ends and you’re queuing it up for a second round, you will likely find yourself opening a new tab on your browser to snag a few tickets to their upcoming North American tour. ■ — J.G.

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Suzi Nash

Timaree Schmit: The doctor is in on the birds and the bees PGN has recently marked Valentine’s Day by celebrating both love and lust, and who better to speak to those topics than Dr. Timaree Schmit? Some of you may know the good doctor from her days dancing as part of the Sexy Sirens at Sisters, or from firing up the crowd with her flexibility at a Stimulus event. Others may have attended one of the lectures on human sexuality or sex in the media that she’s taught as an adjunct professor at Widener University, or perhaps you’ve read one of the many academic papers she’s published. Could be she has helped you bend and stretch in her role as a fitness instructor in one of the eight gyms where she teaches as an American Aerobics and Fitness Association-certified instructor. There’s not much she hasn’t done. Schmit has worked in the field of sexuality education for over a decade, as an HIVprevention counselor, advice columnist, diversity-training consultant, community organizer and lecturer, but she is best known for her sexuality columns and podcasts, which are syndicated on a number of websites and can be found at SexWithTimaree. com. PGN: How does a kid from Nebraska end up in Philadelphia talking to people about sex? TS: When I was teenager, I was fascinated with the subject and the moment I heard that sexuality education was a career, I knew that I wanted to go into it. I’d originally planned to go into cinematography but as soon as I learned about this field, I moved to Philadelphia, where Widener University had the only nationally accredited doctoral program in human sexuality in the United States. I got my master’s and my Ph.D. there. PGN: What got you so interested about sex as a youngster? Most kids are pretty freaked out about it. [Laughs.] I think back on the first time someone explained French kissing to me and my friends, and our reaction was, “Ewww! Someone puts their tongue in your mouth!” TS: I know. But there’s so much that we do as little kids that, looking back through an adult lens, is very sexual. The experimenting that you did with a friend or cousin that was innocent but you look back and with an adult eye and attach shame to it. But bodies are interesting; they’re a normal thing to be curious about. And anything that you don’t explain to kids, they get extra curious about. The body does so many fascinating things and it feels interesting to touch it. That early experimenting is us trying to figure out ourselves and how we fit into the world, which is what a child’s job is. Then, as adults, we put all this stuff on top of it, labeling it bad and sinful and shameful.

PGN: You’ll grow hair on your palm ... TS: [Laughs.] Yes! So much misinformation. PGN: How did you learn about sex? TS: My first time “learning” about sex was probably from seeing something in a movie, which is pretty common because no one wants to talk to kids about sex. I decided to teach myself and read voraciously about sexuality and became the go-to sage for friends who had sex questions. PGN: What questions did you get from your peers about sex? TS: Mostly questions about pregnancy and the menstrual cycle. A lot of “how to” technical questions. The answer was usually, “She needs to be aroused and perhaps you need to use lubrication.” The impression most kids get from movies is that you kiss and the girl should be ready for you to shove something into something. No. Ouch. The school really should’ve been teaching a lot of that stuff but sadly most don’t. PGN: What really sticks in your mind? TS: A lot of the girls refused to ask their boyfriends to wear protection; they didn’t want to be perceived as pushy. There’s one girl who I was friendly with who I think came from an abusive background so she wasn’t terribly empowered about her body to start with. She wouldn’t use birth control or condoms. She considered herself anti-abortion and pro-life but then she would get pregnant and drink enough to miscarry. She carried one pregnancy to eight months and had the baby but then it died a few days later. It was a tragic story because she was otherwise a bright girl. Now she won’t leave that town because that’s where her child is buried. That was pretty heavy to deal with in eighth or ninth grade. PGN: What were you like as a kid? TS: I guess I was a “weird” kid growing up in a very homogenous area. I went to a small, almost-entirely white Catholic school in Eastern Nebraska. I knew I was queer and I wasn’t quiet about it. I’d argue with theology teachers and didn’t care if someone thought I was bad or going to hell. I just was always myself. PGN: And how did you even become aware of what homosexuality was? TS: When I was young I always mixed things around: My Barbies dated other Barbies, my Barbies dated Kens, some of my Ken dolls dated each other, no one ever told me it was supposed to be just Barbie and Ken. It wasn’t until I heard someone make a gay slur and I asked what it was about that I learned what gay

meant, and that was when I learned that you weren’t supposed to just love whomever you wanted to, you were supposed to pick a team and that you were supposed to pick the right team. When I got a little older I realized, That’s stupid. I don’t need to follow your rules. PGN: What were your parents like? TS: They’re both educators. My mom is an English professor and teaches theater. She was my speech and debate coach and was very involved in the arts, which I thank her for introducing me to. It helped me get out of Nebraska. Art can be so transformative, especially for a young queer person. Seeing queer representation in films can be the difference between life and death for a small-town kid. My dad was a high-school principal, then he bought a bar and now he plays poker for a living! PGN: OK, I see where you get your rebel spirit. What were your other hobbies?

TS: Well, I’m a sexuality educator, which means that I teach at colleges and do workshops where I’m asked to speak or do consulting. I also have a website, Sex with Timaree, and I do a regular podcast. I’m also a fitness instructor and I teach at about eight different local gyms. I teach Pilates, dance, Zumba, Flirty-girl fitness, piloxing, spinning, kickboxing and cardio/ sculpting. I do boot camps too, everything but yoga. Though I love yoga, nothing against it! I also write, I have a thing with Philadelphia Weekly in the works, and I write for Kinkadelphia. That’s some of it ... PGN: What were your first experiences in Philly? TS: I moved here with two girls, a couple, who also wanted to escape Nebraska. Right away, I fell in love with Sisters; I lived there on Karaoke Thursdays. I love dancing so the idea that I could go somewhere every night of the week and dance was amazing. Life-changing. PGN: And you became a dancer with the Sexy Sirens there? TS: Yes, I won a whippedcream bikini contest at Sisters that I entered because my friend needed rent money and there was a $200 prize. I told her, “I’m gonna go get you some money,” and I did. I had so much fun performing and dancing that the manager, Denise, asked me if I wanted to perform regularly. We held auditions and the Sexy Sirens were born. We lasted for about five years. I don’t dance with a troupe now, but you can catch me at a lot of the Stimulus events.

PGN: Give me one good reason we should be lifting weights with our vaginas? TS: [Laughs.] Oh, you’ve been looking at my website! I didn’t write that piece but, generally, Photo: Suzi Nash TS: I was into everything. That was the women do not do enough upside to a small town: You didn’t have with their pelvic-floor to pick a track and stick with it. I was muscles, which is important for multiple president of the National Honor Society, reasons — for sexual pleasure and control secretary of student council, I was in and for utilitarian reasons. Having strong speech and drama, I was a cheerleader, I pelvic-floor muscles makes pregnancy and ran track, I played volleyball, I was on a post-pregnancy easier and is really helpful trivia team, Spanish club, I did community with incontinence and other aging issues. service. You name it, which translates to today. I still want to do everything I can. PGN: Which leads into the intersection of health and fitness and sex. PGN: And what is it that you do? TS: Yes, they are PAGE 35


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Rittenhouse restaurant space gets a stylish rebirth By Larry Nichols

The Cauliflower Chawanmushi ($18) was another marvel, considering how much we normally shy away from the titular vegetable. Here, it was pureed into a hot and Located in what used to be the home smooth chowder-like consistency and dotof famed Le Bec-Fin, the newly opened ted with lovely bay scallops, Meyer lemon Avance, 1523 Walnut St., has transand trout roe, adding up to another comformed the space into a sleek and sexy plex with an ultimately satisfying converNew American restaurant, just in time for gence of flavors and textures. Valentine’s Day. Avance has an array of impressiveWhether you are seated in the main sounding dishes featuring duck and swordlevel’s elegant candlelit dining room or fish, and Valentine’s Day diners should the dim and cozy confines of its downmake a point of taking advantage of the stairs bar, Avance really sets the mood venue’s five- or eight-course tasting menu. with atmosphere and eye-catching cuisine. But since we were downstairs when we Chef Justin Bogle has some intricately visited, we steered our attention to the constructed dishes with alluring textures lamb burger ($18), which was praised with that are immediate standouts on the menu. considerable aplomb by the wait staff. It The cheese plates are a great way to either easily ranks as one of the best burgers to start or end a meal there, with a changing be had in town, maybe in our personal topassortment of excellent cow-, goat- and three. The burger itself is brimming with sheep’s-milk cheese to choose from (three strong, rich, juicy flavors and the toppings for $18 and four for $26). (feta cheese and red-onion marmalade) are From there, things only get more exciting with the senses. The foie gras ($23) is a few and effective. The absence of fries was surprisingly welcome as the playful dish that messes with void was filled by panissee, your expectations. Chilled a fried chickpea cake with on an anti-griddle, the foie a taste and feel somewhere gras has a cold, creamy feel between falafel and a baked reminiscent of gelato while Avance potato. still retaining a light, savory 1523 Walnut St. If you want to impress flavor. The added garnish of 215-405-0700 you significant other, colthinly sliced pickled grapes, www.avancerestauleague or just yourself with yogurt frozen to look like some fine dining in a hip and snow and crushed black walTues.-Sat.: 5-10 p.m. upscale environment, you nuts gave the dish a range of should definitely make your textures, creating a uniquely way to Avance. ■ welcome experience.

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Love to love you, baby

Valentine’s Day is kind of like the redheaded stepchild of holidays. There’s not much middle ground: People either love it or they hate it. It’s easy to see why. Partnered or not, lots of people don’t like being told what to do when it comes to expressing their feelings. And if you’re not partnered, the holiday is just a really annoying reminder of that fact — covered in chocolate and wrapped in a big red bow. But forget all that. There are lots of fun things you can do to show your sweetheart you care, and your sweetheart can be anybody: partner, family, friend or a group of friends. So grab your sweetheart, get out there and have yourself a great time! And if you don’t have a sweetheart yet, what better way to find one?

are back at 10 p.m. Feb. 19 at Bob & Barbara’s, 1509 South St. They’ve put together a whirlwind 30-minute show that will flash you right back to the ’70s. Cover charge is only $1.99 and a portion of the proceeds benefit Gaudenzia House. Treno’s Third Thursday South Jersey is the place to be Feb. 20 at Treno, 233 Haddon Ave., Westmont, N.J. Check out this awesome monthly LGBT networking social at a cool little pizza bar, conveniently located just a few steps from a PATCO station.


Ladies Presidents Day The ladies of Ladies 2000 are kicking up their heels from 3-9 p.m. Feb. 16 at Top Dog, 2310 Marlton Pike (Rt. 70), Cherry Hill, N.J. Get there early for the $1 power hour, the hot buffet and the sizzling sounds of DJ Steve Singer. If Monday is a holiday for you, then you can stay extra late. Cover charge is still only $10.

Glamsino Royale Live the life of a high roller from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 27 at Hotel Palomar, 117 S. 17th St.. This glamorous charity event, benefiting Action AIDS, will take over two entire upper floors of the hotel. Enjoy the tunes of DJ Gun$ Garcia while you play table games to win chips that will give you the chance to take home amazing raffle prizes, including vacations to New York, San Francisco, Miami, San Diego and more! Special guests will be “Project Runway’s” Viktor Luna, who will speak about advocacy and awareness. Admission includes wine, beer, signature cocktails, appetizers and gaming chips. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online. See for more info. ■

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Worth Watching

HEEEERE’S JIMMY: Jimmy Fallon takes the reins on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” with first guests Will Smith and U2, 11:35 p.m. Feb. 16 on NBC. Photo: NBC/James White

Sweethearts & Red Hots The Attic Youth Center presents its fourth-annual drag show from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 21 at William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St. Come see the amazing talent and help raise money to support youth workshops and other efforts. Advance tickets are $5 for youth, $15 general admission and $20 for VIP — add $5 for tickets at the door. For tickets and more information, visit www.atticyouthcenter. org.

Sweet/Tart Candy-Coated Cabaret Spend Valentine’s Day with Philly’s award-winning drag and burlesque troupe, the Liberty City Kings, Feb. 14 at Jim KileyTabu, 200 S. 12th St. Make the Zufelt night special with dinner starting at 7 p.m., then doors open at 8:30, show at 9 and finally dancing from midnight-2 a.m. The three-course dinner at Stimulus Red & Pink Affair candlelit cabaret tables will include a speWear red or pink and put your heart on cial pre-show performance! your sleeve at 10 p.m. Feb. 21 at Voyeur, There are different ticket levels to fit 1221 St. James St. There will be crazy different budgets, from VIP dinner with drink specials, your favorite hot-shot champagne and stage seats to general crew and Stimulus speed dating. RSVP to admission. For tickets and more to reserve your spot in the speed dating, as space is limtion, see ited. Cover charge is only $10. Stoplight Party Divas on Main Street Stop in the name of love at 10 p.m. Feb. If you love fierce drag, then you’ll love 14 at ICandy, 254 S. 12th St. Remember this show in Delaware’s cool little college the hanky code? Well, this is sort of like town at 8 p.m. Feb. 23 at Mojo Main, 270 that. You’ll get a discounted admission if E. Main St., Newark, Del. Come early and you follow this simple dress code: Wear enjoy a great Cajun dinner before the show. green if you’re single, yellow if you’re Cover charge is only $5. All ages are welopen for fun or red if you’re taken. Plus, come, but you must be 21 to drink. they’ll have great drink specials all night.

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ONWARD AND ‘UP’-WARD: We dare you to try not to shed a tear during the poignant first 10 minutes of Pixar’s animated film “Up.” What follows is an adventure flick-worthy of Indiana Jones. Catch the fun 8 p.m. Feb. 16 on ABC.

PUPPY LOVE: Love is in the air on “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown,” where the Peanuts characters’ hearts are fluttering on Valentine’s Day, 8 p.m. Feb. 14 on ABC.

DREAM TEAM: Beyoncé stars as a member of a pop trio where she is positioned as the star and edges the other two members out of the spotlight (how she ever related to that, we’ll never know ... ) in the Academy Awardwinning big-screen adaptation of “Dreamgirls,” 8 p.m. Feb. 15 on ABC.


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Out dancer, musician debuts performance-art show

By Larry Nichols Out musician and choreographer Sebastian is rallying all of his creative talents for his upcoming show, “Sorry, I’m Just Human,” Feb. 22 at Underground Arts’ Black Box. The queer performance-art show imagines what the world would be like if people didn’t see race, gender or sexual orientation. “I want people to realize that we all have our problems and struggles,” Sebastian said. “We’re all just human here. The problem in the world right now is people focus so much on their interests. They’re looking after themselves. If everybody cared about each others’ interests and not just themselves and realize that their neighbors, even though they are different from you, are human beings just like you are with problem that make them feel the same way, then the world would be a better place. It sounds kind of corny but that’s my main thing. We’re all the same. Let’s unite instead of dividing.” “Sorry, I’m Just Human” aims to distinguish itself from other popular queer shows in Philadelphia by expanding its focus beyond elements of drag. Sebastian spent a great deal of time composing and recording music that speaks to the experience of being gay in America and choreographing the dances to accompany the sounds. “I’ve been working on the music since

late 2012, but I was developing and learning and changing my style,” Sebastian said. “So all the music was made between January 2013 and now. I wanted to do things myself. Mostly when I perform, it’s a group effort. But because I organized everything and it’s all my music, I just wanted to put the whole thing together myself.” Sebastian added that, even though he wrote, choreographed and conceptualized the show, he gives the other dancers performing in the show their individual moments in the spotlight, and in the process it helped him widen his understanding of the show’s message. “The compromise is that the dancers have their own solos in the show,” Sebastian said. “During their dance solo I have taken interviews with them and I play their interviews over my music, so they are dancing to the music while their story is being told. That’s my compromise in trying to include others than myself. Every dancer that I have is a male who identifies as gay. We’re all very similar in that way. But their stories are all very different. I was surprised. There were things that I never even thought of someone having to deal with. That was kind of touching in that way. My eyes opened up a bit and I became more aware of people’s potential problems.” ■ Catch “Sorry, I’m Just Human” 9 p.m. at Underground Arts’ Black Box, 1200 Callowhill St. For more information, visit


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Gay is our middle name.


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Q Puzzle I Scream “Kohn!” Across

1. Plate of Bean’s 5. A. A. for children 10. Kincannon, who a remark about Sally Kohn’s photo next to Justin Bieber’s 14. Invitation from bottoms to tops? 15. Rehoboth Beach setting 16. Village Voice award 17. Silence for Copland 18. Comes up on 19. Bucks prefix 20. Start of the remark 23. End of the remark 24. Live partner 25. What fruit does while preparing to get plucked 27. Lacking vitality 29. Get on your knees 31. End of many a web address 32. Kofi Annan’s home

34. Puzzle cube inventor 38. Start of Sally’s reply 40. “Rose is a rose is a rose” source 42. More of the reply 43. Ophelia and Hamlet or Claire 45. French Revolution figure 47. Start of the fairway 48. It comes under a jockey’s shorts 50. Best Actress winner for “The Hours” 52. Goldberg or Najimy, in a movie 55. Back to the present 56. Sally Kohn’s employer 57. More of the reply 62. Motherless man 64. Fairy tale hag 65. Day, to Caligula 66. Robert De ___ 67. Jessica of “Fried Green Tomatoes” 68. David Bowie genre

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very interrelated and when I’m teaching fitness, I try to make it fun. I’ll suggest that a particular exercise may have extracurricular applications. I try to keep it classy and subtle but still make it clear. And when I teach classes on sexuality, I may emphasize that fitness is not just about being a size 4 or buffed-up to be sexy, it’s about being empowered and learning what your body can do. Going back to when we were little kids, in my opinion that’s part of our purpose: to find out what your vehicle is capable of. There’s plenty of science to support the idea that regular exercise is not only important for your physical health, it also makes you feel better and feel better about yourself. If you’re comfortable and love your body, you’re more likely to make decisions that respect yourself. Many times, people who don’t love themselves or their bodies do things they don’t want to do because it’s how they get affirmation from other people or it can cause you to put up a wall and/or obstacles, both emotionally and physically, that keep people away. Like not wanting to come out from under the covers or turn lights on or letting a partner explore your body without feeling ashamed or embarrassed. PGN: So true. Changing gears, what is the DTF? TS: That’s the Darryl and Timaree fun hour! That’s where me and my friend Darryl Charles do a sex-ed comedy game show. We discuss current events and topics pertaining to sexuality, gender, porn, love and relationships. We also play crazy games, it’s very interactive. In fact, we’re

69. End of the reply 70. Rubberneck 71. Start of a child’s rhyme


1. Saddle part 2. R.E.M.’s “The ___ Love” 3. Eye candy for gay guys 4. Regard 5. Queens, e.g. 6. Strand with sleet 7. Shakespearean king 8. Undercover crack investigator 9. Make certain 10. Fowl name 11. Too big for your britches 12. Words after grace 13. Love objects 21. Nixon chief of staff 22. Supporter of two plastic grooms 26. Color purple 27. Served like Billie Jean 28. Temporary superstar 29. Work with the

hands 30. Drag queen’s leg need 33. Melissa Etheridge’s “Don’t Look ___” 35. Wheels for the Dark Knight 36. Head output 37. Quick-witted 39. Chicken hawk’s pad 41. What you use to watch porn? 44. Wineglass feature 46. Bro of Jacko 49. Becomes hard 51. Lowly laborer 52. Barely enough 53. Urvashi Vaid’s birthplace 54. Lewis Carroll creature 55. Time off 58. “Nuts!” 59. Sometime Capote associate Chaplin 60. Like some meat 61. TV trophy 63. He comes between Larry and Curly PAGE 34

doing a show Feb. 14, which I highly recommend as a Valentine’s Day activity. It’s BYOB, and you can get entertained and educated all about your sex life before you do whatever it is you’re going to do to celebrate. PGN: Are you a big Valentine’s Day person? TS: I think any time you have a chance to celebrate love and positive feelings towards another person — whether it’s a mother, father, friend or lover — it’s a great time to commemorate the love you have for other people or yourself. PGN: You have a Ph.D. and you also dance. How do you straddle the line between being sexy and being objectified? TS: What makes the issue of objectification problematic is when someone is viewed as an object only. In our culture, we have a notion that a woman can be either an object or she can be a person worthy of respect, not both. We let men exist in both those spaces; a man can be sexy and also considered respectable but we have difficulty conceptualizing that a woman might be sexy and sexual and intelligent and kind and worthy of listening to and respecting. I love it when women are like, “Nope, that’s bullshit. I can be both things. I don’t have to cover myself up for you to treat me like a person.” It’s still a taboo for a woman to say “I’m intelligent, I want you to respect me and check out my ass.” We are not supposed to let people view us as sexual beings if we want to be respected. But the reality is if we want to be treated as full people, that means hot asses and legs

and tits too. For me, I love being able to express my sexuality through dance and if other people enjoy it, then I enjoy it that much more. When we can have an exchange of energy and spirit that we both get enjoyment out of, it’s great. The only time there’s a problem is where someone has limitations in their mind and wants to impose their own stuff on it. For me, I’m walking the walk: I’m not saying one thing in my academic life but not practicing it. A lot of sexuality educators feel that they have to dress up like schoolmarms to teach about sex. Not me. PGN: In one of your posts, you wrote that you were going to speak to some people who practiced polyamory and you didn’t know what to expect. Do people surprise you often? TS: Oh yes. In this case, they were a lot of older, for the most part wealthy, white people in the suburbs. Swinging and polyamory are terms where there is a lot of whiteness. Not to say that people of color don’t engage in those sort of things, there’s probably just different vocabulary around it. But researchers tend to focus on white people, so we know more about them. Anyway, it always just pleases me when people find out what they like and run with it. Whenever I talk to someone who’s into BDSM, I always ask them how they figured out that it was an interest in the first place. It usually traces back to when they were kids, the first time they were turned on by a pain thing or saw something that got them aroused. I’m so proud of people who aren’t cowed or controlled by what society tells them is the norm.

PGN: Let’s do some random questions. Favorite part of the museum? TS: If we’re talking Academy of Natural Sciences, you’ll find me by the dinosaurs. I love dinosaurs. PGN: Favorite poet? TS: This may be cheesy but Shel Silverstein. He influenced me as a kid a lot. I have a tattoo of one of his drawings. PGN: What actor should play your life story? TS: I’m told that I look like Claire Danes but I’d want someone with a bigger ass. PGN: Worst date ever? TS: I went on a date on my birthday, and the person spent the entire time — three hours — talking about their ex. I wanted to say, “You don’t need to be dating, you need to find a good friend and a pint of Ben & Jerry’s.” PGN: Best celebrity encounter? TS: I try not to kiss and tell. PGN: If heaven exists, what do you want to hear when you hit those pearly gates? TS: This is assuming I’d get in? I guess I’d like to hear that the Buddhists were right and I’m coming back. ■ Catch DTF at 10:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at Philly Improve Theater, 2030 Sansom St. For tickets, visit phillyimprovtheater.ticketleap. com. To suggest a community member for Family Portrait, email portraits05@aol. com.


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OUT & ABOUT The week ahead Fri. 02/14 Loft23 presents The Game Loft The William Way LGBT Community Center hosts a game space geared toward LGBT gamers 21-29 and is an opportunity to meet new people, play games and socialize outside of the bar/club scene, 6-8 p.m., 1315 Spruce St.; 215-732-2220. Kick It Out The Heart tribute band performs 8 p.m. at Sellersville Theatre 1894, 24 W. Temple Ave.; 215-257-5808. Love To The Max Soulidified performs a tribute to R&B singer

Maxwell 8 p.m. at World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 302-994-1400. Peek-A-Boo Revue presents Fatal Follies The burlesque troupe performs 8 p.m. at World Cafe Live at the Queen, 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.; 302-994-1400. Valentine’s Gay New York City entertainers Doris Dear, Shaynee Rainbolt and Terese Geneccoat perform 8 p.m. at the Rrazz Room, in The Ramada New Hope, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; 888-596-1027.

Vanessa Williams The R&B singer performs 8 p.m. at Caesars Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave.; 609-2422535. Phantom of Paradise The 1974 camphorror musical is screened 9:45 p.m. at Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610917-0223. Steve Aoki The electro/house DJ and producer performs 10 p.m. at HQ Nightclub in Revel Casino Hotel, Boardwalk at Revel Blvd., Atlantic City; 609-340-0003.

Sat. 02/15 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang The 1968 classic kids’ film is screened 2 p.m. at Colonial Theatre,


227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610917-0223. A Penny for Your Thoughts A guided discussion on all issues that impact lesbian, bisexual and questioning women 4-7 p.m. at William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.; 215-732-2220. Emily Skinner: Broadway, Her Way The cabaret singer performs 8 p.m. at the Rrazz Room, in The Ramada New Hope, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; 888-5961027. The Village People The disco group performs 8 p.m. at Superstar Theater, Resorts Casino, 1133 Boardwalk; 800-772-9000.

SOUTHERN CHARM: The Kimmel Center present The Gershwins’ classic opera “Porgy and Bess” Feb. 18-23 at the Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St. For more information or tickets, call 215-790-5847. Photo by Michael J. Lutch

Sun. 02/16 The Great Escape The 1963 action film is screened 2 p.m. at Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610917-0223. Lisa Lampanelli The comedian performs 8 p.m. at Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000. As The Palaces Burn The documentary about the heavymetal band Lamb of God is screened 9 p.m. at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.

Mon. 02/17 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.

performs 8 p.m. at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

Philly Rising Showcase Local artists perform 7 p.m. at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400.

Wed. 02/19

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind The 2004 film is screened 8 p.m. at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-9226888. 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.

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.

Bob and Barbara’s Drag Show The outrageousness begins 11 p.m. at Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South St.; 215545-4511.

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Thu. 02/20

Buckcherry The rock band performs 8 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St.; 215-922-6888.

The Burlesque Show The new event kicks off 9 p.m. at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

MST3K: Secret Agent Super Dragon The Euro-spy film is screened and criticized by robots 9:45 p.m. at Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-917-0223. ■

Tue. 02/18 Cooper and The Jam The soul band from page 35

SAVING THE BEST FOR VALENTINE’S DAY: R&B singer and actor Vanessa Williams comes to Atlantic City to deliver smooth sounds to enhance your Valentine’s Day, 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at Caesar’s Atlantic City, 2100 Pacific Ave. For more information or tickets, call 609-242-2535. Photo: Gilles Toucas


Opening The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess The classic opera is performed Feb. 18-23 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5847. Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys of Dance The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents the high-octane dance company Feb. 20-22 at Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-3900. That’s So Gay: Outing Early America The Library Company of Philadelphia presents the exhibition exploring gay culture through Oct. 17, 1314 Locust St.; 215546-3181.

Continuing Be Alarmed: The Black Americana Epic The Leeway Foundation presents an exhibition of short films and mixed-media work by out artist Tiona McClodden through March 15 at Esther Klein Gallery at the Science Center in University City, 3600 Market St.; In a Relationship: Art, Science & Medicine The James A. Michener Art Museum hosts an exhibition of works by Richard E. Goldberg, M.D., joined by works from renowned sports photographer Howard Schatz and stained-glass artist Kenneth Leap, through April 13, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown; 215-340-9800.

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The Surrealists: Works from the Collection Philadelphia Museum of Art presents an exhibition of the museum’s unique collection of great masterpieces and lesserknown works of the movement through March 2, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100. Tribes Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the story of a deaf man and his family who talk a lot but hardly ever listen through Feb. 23 at Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.; 215-9850420.

Closing Ainadamar Opera Philadelphia performs the Spanish production through Feb. 16 at Kimmel’s Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5847. All Rachmaninoff The Philadelphia Orchestra performs through Feb. 15 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 260 S. Broad St.; 215-790-5847. Bob Weir & RatDog The jam band performs through Feb. 15 at Tower Theatre, 19 S. 69th St., Upper Darby; 610-352-2887. Diary of Anne Frank Media Theatre presents the story of a family hiding from the Nazis through Feb. 16, 104 E. State St., Media; 610891-0100.

Live Cinema/Fiona Tan: Inventory Philadelphia Museum of Art presents a multi-projection installation inviting viewers to consider museum collections, as well as the human compulsion to capture the transience of time and lived experience, through March 23, 26th Street and the Parkway; 215-763-8100.

Free To Love: The Cinema of the Sexual Revolution More than 60 commercial and underground films dedicated to the sexual revolution are presented through Feb. 15 at International House Philadelphia’s Ibrahim Theater, 3701 Chestnut St.; 215387-5125.

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.

Jim Norton The comedian performs through Feb. 15 at Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa Music Box, 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.; 609-317-1000.

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.

Menagerie Painted Bride Arts Center presents a solo mixed-media installation by Lynette Shelley, through Feb. 16, 230 Vine St.; 215-235-3405. ■ VALENTINE’S DJ: The electro/ house DJ and producer Steve Aoki will have the dance floor pulsating and packed with sexy people for Valentine’s Day when he performs 10 p.m. Feb. 14 at HQ Nightclub in Revel Casino Hotel, Boardwalk at Revel Boulevard, Atlantic City. For more information or tickets, call 609-340-0003.

LOVE HANGOVER: After the excitement of Valentine’s Day, you might as well keep the party going and catch disco icon’s The Village People, 8 p.m. Feb. 15 at Superstar Theater, Resorts Casino, 1133 Boardwalk. For more information or tickets, call 800-772-9000. Send notices at least one week in advance to: Out & About Listings,

PGN, 505 S. Fourth St., Philadelphia, PA 19147 fax: 215-925-6437;

or e-mail: Notices cannot be taken over the phone.

The Bazemore Gallery is excited to share our space and love of art with the community. Our gallery design is based on our intuitive perception of the five elements of feng shui. The art on our walls is food for the soul. We aim to sell our paintings to new and seasoned collectors, interior designers purchasing for their clientele and buyers for corporate collections. The Bazemeore Gallery is a boutique art gallery. We are proud to be located in the historic section of Manayunk, Philadelphia.

4339 Main Street • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19127 215.482.1119 •


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2026 Sansom St (located 3 doors up from Sansom St Gym)

215-557-9319 4 Small Theaters with Video & Dark Room Area

HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday - Thursday


(closed an hour for cleaning)

Friday- Sunday:

Open 24hrs




Saturday, Feb. 15th • Time: 11pm-3:30am WHAT TO EXPECT: • DJ David Dutch • Complimentary Food & Beverages • A Full House of Guys To Choose From & So Much More

PANG (Philadelphia Area Nudist Group)


These our are most popular days when people come-

SATURDAY AFTERNOON DELIGHT 4 Hour Lockers (8am - 4pm) Members: $5.00 and Non-Members: $15.00


Half Price Rooms (6am Sunday till 8am Monday) Members: $12.50 and Non-Members: $22.50


Saturday, Feb. 23rd• Time: 3pm- 6pm

Business Mans Locker Special (8am to 4pm) Members: $5.00 and Non-Members: $15.00


Half Price Rooms (6am till 12 Midnight) Members: $12.50 and Non-Members: $22.50

JOIN PANG FOR: * An Afternoon of Naked Socializing * Complimentary Food & Beverages and Much More... For More Information On Group:



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Religion/Spirituality Arch Street United Methodist Church Services 8:30 and 11 a.m. at 55 N. Broad St.; youth/adult Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; 5:30 p.m. prayer service; 215-568-6250. Bethlehem-Judah Ministries Open and affirming congregation holds services 10 a.m. Sundays at 5091 N. Dupont Hwy., Suite D, Dover, Del.; 302-750-4045. BuxMont Unitarian Universalist Church Services 10:15 a.m. at 2040 Street Road, Warrington; 215-3430406. Calvary United Methodist Church Reconciling, welcoming and affirming church holds services 11 a.m. Sundays at 801 S. 48th St.; 215-724-1702. Central Baptist Church Welcoming and affirming church holds services at 10:45 a.m. Sundays, summer services 9:30 a.m, at 106 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne; 610-688-0664. Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church Services 11 a.m. and Spirit at Play, an arts-based Sunday school for children, 9:30 a.m. at 8812 Germantown Ave.; 215-242-9321. Church of the Crucifixion Inclusive Episcopal community holds services 10 a.m. Sundays and 6 p.m. Fridays at 620 S. Eighth St.; 215-922-1128. Church of the Holy Trinity Inclusive church holds services 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays at 1904 Walnut St.; 215-567-1267. Dignity Jersey Shore An organization for sexual-minority Catholics meets the first Saturday of the month in Asbury Park; 732-502-0305. Dignity Metro NJ An organization for sexual-minority Catholics meets 4 p.m. the first and third Sundays of the month at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 550 Ridgewood Road, Maplewood; 973-509-0118. Dignity Philadelphia Holds Mass 7 p.m. Sundays at 330 S. 13th St.; 215-546-2093, Drexel Hill Baptist Church Nonjudgmental Christian congregation affiliated with American Baptist Churches of the USA holds services 11 a.m. Sundays at 4400 State Road, Drexel Hill; 610-259-2356,

Metropolitan Community Church of Philadelphia Services 1 p.m. Sundays at the University Lutheran Church of the Incarnation, 3637 Chestnut St.; 215-294-2020, www. Old First Reformed Church Open and affirming United Church worships at 11 a.m., summer services at 10 a.m, at 151 N. Fourth St.; 215-922-4566, www. Penns Park United Methodist Church Welcoming and affirming church holds services 10 a.m. Sundays at 2394 Second Street Pike, Penns Park; 215-598-7601. Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral Progressive and affirming congregation holds services 10 a.m. Sundays with Holy Eucharist at 3723 Chestnut St.; 215-386-0234, Rainbow Buddhist Meditation Group Meets 5 p.m. Sundays at William Way. Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting worships 11 a.m., summer services 10 a.m, Sundays at 1515 Cherry St.; 215-241-7000,

Philadelphia Gay News Feb. 14-20, 2014

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.

Silverside Church Services 10 a.m. Sundays followed by a group discussion at 2800 Silverside Road, Wilmington, Del.; 302-478-5921, St. Asaph’s Church Inclusive and progressive Episcopal church holds services 8 and 10 a.m. Sundays, summer services 9:15 a.m., at 27 Conshohocken State Road, Bala Cynwyd; 610-664-0966, St. John’s Lutheran Church (ELCA) Reconciling in Christ congregation holds services 10:30 a.m. Sundays at 24 N. Ridge Ave., Ambler; 215-646-2451, www. St. Luke and The Epiphany Church Open and welcoming church holds fall liturgy 9 and 11 a.m. Sundays, summer sevices 10 a.m., at 330 S. 13th St.; 215-7321918,

■ 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

Evangelicals Concerned Lesbian and gay Christian counseling; 215-860-7445.

St. Mary’s Church Diverse and inclusive Episcopal church celebrates the Eucharist 11 a.m. Sundays at 3916 Locust Walk; 215-386-3916; www.

■ The COLOURS Organization, Inc.: 215-496-0330

First Baptist Church Welcoming and affirming church holds prayer services 10:30 a.m. Sundays and community worship 11:30 a.m. at 123 S. 17th St.; 215-563-3853.

St. Paul Episcopal Church Welcoming and inclusive church holds services 9:30 a.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Tuesdays at 89 Pinewood Drive, Levittown; 215-6881796,

First Presbyterian Church of Lansdowne Welcoming church holds services at 10 a.m. Sundays at 140 N. Lansdowne Ave.; 610-622-0800;

Tabernacle United Church Open and affirming congregation holds services 10 a.m. Sundays at 3700 Chestnut St.; 215-386-4100,

First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia A liberal, welcoming and diverse congregation that affirms the dignity of all. Sunday services at 10 a.m., 2125 Chestnut St.; 215563-3980, The First United Methodist Church of Germantown A sexual-minority-affirming congregation holds services at 10 a.m., summer services 11 a.m., Sundays, with lunch to follow, at 6001 Germantown Ave.; 215-438-3077, Grace Epiphany Church A welcoming and diverse Episcopal congregation in Mt. Airy with services 9:30 a.m. Sundays at 224 E. Gowen Ave.; 215-248-2950,

Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church Sunday worship with nursery care, 10:30 a.m. and fourth Thursday of the month contemporary worship with Communion at 7 p.m. at 2212 Spruce St.; 215-732-2515, Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County Welcoming congregation holds services 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays, summer services 10:30 a.m., at 145 W. Rose Tree Road, Media. Interweave, a group for LGBT parishioners and allies, meets noon the first Sunday of the month; 610-566-4853. www. Unitarian Society of Germantown Welcoming congregation holds services 10:30 a.m. Sundays at 6511 Lincoln Drive; 215-844-1157,

Holy Communion Lutheran Church ELCA Reconciling in Christ congregation worships 9 a.m. Sundays at 2111 Sansom St. and 11 a.m. at 2110 Chestnut St. in the main sanctuary; 215-567-3668,

Unitarian Universalist Church of Cherry Hill Services 10:15 a.m. Interweave, a group of LGBT Unitarians and their allies, meets at 401 N. Kings Highway, Cherry Hill, N.J.; 856-667-3618,

Imago Dei Metropolitan Community Church Sexual-minority congregation worships at 10:30 a.m. Sundays at 1223 Middletown Road (Route 352), Glen Mills; 610-358-1716,

Unitarian Universalist Church of the Restoration Welcoming congregation holds services 11 a.m. Sundays at 6900 Stenton Ave.; 215-247-2561,

Living Water United Church of Christ An open and affirming congregation that meets for worship 11 a.m. on Sundays at 6250 Loretto Ave.; 267-388-6081,

Unitarian Universalist Congregation, South Jersey Shore Services 10 a.m. Sundays in Galloway Township; 609-965-9400,

Kol Tzedek Reconstructionist synagogue committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community meets at Calvary Center, 801 S. 48th St.; 215764-6364,

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Pottstown Services 10:30 a.m. at 1565 S. Keim St.; 610-327-2662, www.

Mainline Unitarian Church Holds services 10 a.m. Sundays at 816 S. Valley Forge Road, Devon; 610-688-8332,

United Christian Church Open, affirming and welcoming congregation holds services 10:15 a.m. Sundays, summer services 9:15 a.m., at 8525 New Falls Road, Levittown; 215-946-6800.

Maple Shade Congregational Church of the United Church of Christ Affirming congregation open to all sexual orientations and gender identities holds services 10 a.m. Sundays at 45 N. Forklanding Road, Maple Shade, N.J.; 856-779-7739, Metropolitan Community Church of Christ the Liberator Holds services 10:45 a.m. Sundays at the Pride Center of New Jersey; 732-823-2193,

■ 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: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Peer counseling: 6-9 p.m. Monday-Friday Library hours: noon-9 p.m. MondayThursday; noon-3 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Friday; noon-6 p.m. Saturday. Volunteers: New Orientation, first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

Resurrection Lutheran Church Services 10 a.m. Sundays at 620 Welsh Road, Horsham; 215-6462597.

St. Mary of Grace Parish Inclusive church in the Catholic tradition celebrates Mass 6 p.m. Sundays in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County, 145 W. Rose Tree Road, Media; 610-566-1393, www.

Emanuel Lutheran Church Reconciling in Christ congregation meets at 10:30 a.m. Sundays, summer services 9:30 a.m., New and Kirkpatrick streets, New Brunswick, N.J.; 732-545-2673;


Unity Fellowship Church of Philadelphia Diverse, affirming LGBT congregation holds services 2 p.m. Sundays at 55 N. Broad St.; 215-240-6106. University Lutheran Church of the Incarnation Welcoming congregation holds services 10:30 a.m. Sundays at 3637 Chestnut St. preceded by “Adult Forum: Sundays” at 9:30 a.m.; 215-387-2885,

■ District Attorney LGBT Liaison: Helen “Nellie” Fitzpatrick, 215-6869980, ■ Equality Pennsylvania: 215-

Key numbers 731-1447;

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

■ Equality Forum: 215-732-3378

■ Philadelphia Lesbian and Gay Task Force: 1-877-pride-2000

■ GALAEI: A Queer Latin@ Social Justice Organization: 215-8511822

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

■ LGBT Elder Initiative: 267-5463448;

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

■ LGBT Peer Counseling Services: 215-732-TALK ■ Mayor’s Director of LGBT Affairs: Gloria Casarez, 215-6862194;; ■ Mazzoni Center: 215-5630652;Legal Services: 215-5630657, 866-LGBT-LAW; Family & Community Medicine: 215-563-0658 ■ Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (Philadelphia): 215-572-1833

■ Philly Pride Presents: 215-8759288 ■ 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)


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, www. 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 215-6279090, ■ 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; 215557-0190, www.Independence-

HIV health insurance help Access to free medications and confidential HIV testing 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays at 13 S. MacDade Blvd., Suite 108, Collingdale; Medical Office Building, 722 Church Lane, Yeadon; and 630 S. 60th St.; 610-586-9077. Mazzoni Center LGBTQ counseling and behavioral health services, HIV/ AIDS care and services, case management and support groups; 21 S. 12th St., eighth floor; 215-563-0652, www. Mazzoni Center Family & Community Medicine Comprehensive primary health care, preventive health services, gynecology, sexual-health services and chronic-disease management, including comprehensive HIV care, as well as youth drop-in (ages 14-24) 5-7p.m. Wednesdays; 809 Locust St.; 215-563-0658. 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 ■ 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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