Vol. II No. 159 (319)
Keeping You Posted With The Politics Of Philadelphia
October 12, 2011
Philadelphia Daily Record
Another Shot At Casey
ALTOONA BUSINESSMAN Tim Burns, who once took on Congressman John Murtha, has thrown his hat into GOP ring, joining several other contestants for oprivileg of tackling incumbent Democrat Sen. Bob Casey next year. Story P.4
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Oct. 12Reception for Chairman House Dem. Campaign Committee State Rep. Brendan F. Boyle and special guest Minority Leader State Rep. Frank Dermody at PFCU, 1600 Locust St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Gold $5,000, Silver $2500 and Bronze $1,000. Checks payable to Friends of Brendan Boyle. RSVP Nicole Simmons, (717) 238-1998, firstname.lastname@example.org. Oct. 13Youth United for Change Reception honors Mayor Michael Nutter and Laura Shubilla at Chemical Heritage Foundation, 315 Chestnut St., 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 14State Rep. John Sabatina Golf Outing at John F. Byrne G.C., 9550 Leon St., 4-Man Scramble, registration, registration 12 m., shotgun 1 p.m. $125 includes entry to all events, 18 holes of golf, lunch, dinner, awards and after-party at 3 Monkeys Café, 9645 James St. For info Steve Campanile (215) 4604697 or Sabatina Assoc. (215) 7428600. Oct. 15W. Poplar NASC hosts Fall Fashion Show & Luncheon at Zoar United Methodist Ch., 1204 Melon St., 2 p.m. Donation $20. For info (215) 765-0960. Oct. 15“Deep Roots – John Myers and Germantown” celebration honoring State Rep. John Myers’ birthday at 5547 Germantown, 6-9 p.m. Tickets $50. For info Cornelia Swinson (215) 740-8493. Oct. 15State Sen. Anthony Williams walks through Bartram’s Garden, 54th & Lindbergh Blvd., 10-11:30 THE PHILADELPHIA DAILY RECORD
a.m., as part oip f his health and fitness program. Oct. 16Sheriff Barbara Deeley and Team Jewell Williams, Democrat candidate for Sheriff host Eagles vs. Redskins Fundraiser for Sheriff candidate Jewell Williams at Finnigan’s Wake, 3rd & Spring Garden Sts., 1 p.m. Beer, wine, hot and cold foods. Tickets $50. Make personal checks only out to Citizens for Jewell Williams, 2343 Smedley St., Phila. PA.19132. For info (215) 919-1120. Oct. 16State Rep. John Myers celebrates his Birthday at 5547 Germantown Ave., 6-9 p.m. Appetizers, drinks, music and dancing. Tickets $50. For info Cornelia Swinson (215) 740-8493. Oct. 16St. Mary Cyclefest to benefit St. Mary Medical Center Emergency Dept. at Brian’s Harley Davidson, 6009 S. Flowers Mill Rd., Langhorne, Pa. Registration 9-11 a.m.; ride ends at Core Ck. Pk., Langhorne, Pa. Advance tickets $25/rider, $20/passenger; event day $30/$25. For info (215) 752-9400. Oct. 16-22 Mt. Zion Baptist Ch. hosts 97th annual Church Anniversary kickoff Concert at 50th & Woodland Ave., 3 p.m. Revival will be held Oct. 19-21, 7 p.m. All events free and open to public. For info (215) 7240619. Oct. 17State Rep. Michelle Brownlee hosts Older & Wiser workshop for seniors on health care at University Sq., 3901 Market St., 10 a.m.-12 p.m. For info (215) 684-3738. 12 OCTOBER, 2011
Williams, Pennsy Flea Market Host Health Fair State Sen. Anthony H. Williams and Pennsy Flea Market invite the public to attend their upcoming free health fair. The inaugural Mary Mahoney Health Fair will take place on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pennsy Flea Market, located at 1600 S. Warfield Street in Grays Ferry. Named for our nation’s first professionally trained African American nurse, the fair will focus on health awareness and early detection of health problems.
“The key to living a healthy lifestyle is prevention. Taking a proactive approach to health benefits us all and sets us up for a better quality of life,” Williams said. “Please join me and take advantage of free health-related tests, advice, literature and demonstrations that will be offered at the health fair.” This event is part of Williams’ “Health Awareness Month” initiative. Throughout October, the Senator is hosting a series of free
events to promote health and fitness. Visit www.senatoranthonyhwilliams.com for the full list of events. For more information about the health fair, contact Desaree Jones in the Senator’s district office at (215) 492-2980 or email@example.com, or contact Joshua Zoppel of Pennsy Flea Market at (215) 913-4826 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
RDA Blasted By Strawberry Mansion Community Long-time residents of the Strawberry Mansion area are complaining the Redevelopment Authority is destroying the fabric of their neighborhood. They say the RDA is using emi-
nent domain to seize many occupied, non tax delinquent homes, many of them large and historic, then turning them over to the developer, Friends Rehab, who is razing them and building smaller homes.
They say the evicted homeowners and residents are not given any guarantees they can buy one of the new homes.
Santorum Campaign Names National Campaign Mgr. Former Senator Rick Santorum announced today he has elevated Mike Biundo to the role of National Campaign Manager for the Rick Santorum for President campaign. Biundo said, “I am honored Sen. Santorum has placed his confidence in me to lead his team to victory. It has been an incredible pleasure to work with the Senator, his family, and his entire team over the past nine months – and I can12 OCTOBER, 2011
not think of a more diligent and hard-working candidate for which to work for. Sen. Santorum has prioritized putting our nation back on the right track above all else and there is no one better suited to lead our nation forward.” Santorum said, “Mike’s tireless efforts, superb organizational skills and commitment to our nation make him the right choice to lead our team. Conservatives in New Hampshire know Mike for these THE PHILADELPHIA DAILY RECORD
traits and soon the nation will also learn of his great ability to organize a victorious conservative campaign. I am confident that under Mike’s guidance and oversight, our team will be such a campaign.” Prior to his elevation to National Campaign Manager, Biundo served as National Political Director for the Rick Santorum for President campaign. Previously, Biundo was the New Hampshire Advisor for Senator Santorum’s |
political action committee, America’s Foundation. Biundo has a strong track-record of working with victorious conservatives in New Hampshire, from senior leadership roles in the Pat Buchanan for President campaign in 1996 to leading both the mayoral and congressional campaigns for Congressman Frank Guinta (R-N.H.).
Tim Burns To Seek GOP Nomination For US Senate It’s now official for Tim Burns, known in many circles as a conservative businessman. He announced today, releasing this statement: “We are a nation at a crossroad,
and we truly are at a time for choosing. Our current leadership has made their choice – more spending, more debt, and they have conceded America’s exceptional place in the world. That’s why today I am announcing I am a candidate for the United States Senate. “We deserve better than a Senator who has done more to help this failed President than to help the people of Pennsylvania. Sen. Casey may be a good man, but he is not good for America and he’s not good for Pennsylvania. “I’m not a politician; I’m a businessman. I want to put my experience of balancing budgets, making payroll, and creating jobs to work for the people of Pennsylvania. I started a business in my basement
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and it grew it into a company that employed more than 400 people. Sadly, that experience is lacking in government today. “Over the course of the next several months I will be traveling the Commonwealth to talk about the issues that matter most. I’m looking forward to talking about the ways in which we can put Pennsylvania and America back to work.” After growing up in a half a double house in Johnstown and graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Burns decided to try his hand at starting a business and in 1992 started a pharmacy-software company. It wasn’t an instant success, as Burns started his business in his basement with little more than his savings. Through his hard work and determination, he built his company into a leader in the pharmacy-software industry, growing his business to over 400 employees before being acquired by a public company. Since then Burns has continued his involvement in expanding the economy by investing in and helping grow other businesses. Tim is also an award winning community leader, volunteering his time to help local flood victims, assisting with the Hurricane Katrina relief effort, and directing a youth camp for special needs children. He currently sits on the board of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America and in 2010 received the Jefferson Award for community service for his work with special needs children.
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Public Rally For Philadelphia Teachers. Several groups will rally in support of the School Reform Commission’s new members tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. in front of the School
District Building at 440 N. Broad Street. Included will be the NAACP, Fa-
thers Day Rally Committee and Parents United for Public Education.
Mayor Announces Hospitality Advisory Board Mayor Michael A. Nutter has created the Mayor’s Hospitality Advisory Board. The Board will develop overarching goals for hospitality and tourism in the city and coordinate a plan to drive forward Philadelphia’s success as a destination for national and international visitors. “The hospitality sector is one of our city’s most successful industries, and it is critical to job creation and economic recovery in our city,” said the Mayor. “Philadelphia is a destination for national and international visitors. We just opened the newly expanded Convention Center, the Presidents’ House, the National Museum of American Jewish History and will soon welcome the Barnes Museum to our city. The members of this Board will continue to drive our city’s tourism industry, and their increased
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coordination will help the leaders of this sector to strengthen Philadelphia as a location of choice for conventions, visitors and businesses. I would like to thank the members of the Hospitality Advisory Board for donating their time and expertise.”
tors Bureau, Greater Philadelphia Tourism & Marketing Corp., Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Center City District, Independence Visitors Center Corporation and the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association. The Board will serve without compensation.
Nutter will serve as chair of the Advisory Board and all members will be appointed by the Mayor. Furthermore, the Board will consist of the following City officials: Managing Director, Chief of Staff to the Mayor, Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety, City Representative, Director of Communications and Chief Cultural Officer. In addition to City officials, the Board will be comprised of representatives from the City’s hospitality organizations, including the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority, Philadelphia Convention & Visi-
Recently, Nutter announced two new hotels within the city—Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco and the Hilton Home2 Suites. The developments will create more than 500 new hotel rooms in Philadelphia as well as construction and permanent jobs for the region. The hospitality sector produced $8.7 billion in economic impact in 2010 and supported 56,000 jobs. Since 1998, the total number of domestic visitors has increased 35%. Philadelphia attracted 594,000 international visitations in 2009. In 2010, million hotel room nights were sold for the first time in the City’s record.
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