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Vol. II No. 209 (369)

Keeping You Posted With The Politics Of Philadelphia

December 29, 2011

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Voice Of Philadelphia DISTINGUISHED poet Sonia Sanchez, who now teaches at Temple University, was named Phila.’s first Poet Laureate by Michael Nutter in a City Hall ceremony this morning.


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Ave. & N. Horticultural Dr., 6 Dec. 29p.m. For tickets, etc. Arthur Friends of Council Majority (215) 988-9341. Leader-Elect Curtis Jones hosts “Black Out Party” at 4130 Main St., next to Manayunk Brewery, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Dress in black. VIP Cocktail 6-8 p.m. $1,000 host, $500 sponsor, $250 VIP, $50 general admission, guest. For info Dorian Stanley (732) 6422163. Dec. 30Kwanzaa Dinner & Show fundraiser to send 50 students to Africa at Imhotep Charter HS, 6201 N. 21st St.,7-11 p.m. Tickets $40; seniors and children under 12, $30. For info Maisha Sullivan (215) 385-0214. Jan. 2Inaugural celebration for Jewell Williams, Sheriff of Phila., at Horizons Rooftop Ballrm., Sheraton Hotel, 17th & Race Sts. Attire: boots and denim, and party gear. RSVP JewellWilliams2011@gmail.com . Jan. 3S. Phila. Tea Party meeting at Prudential Savings Bank, entrance from parking lot in rear, 1834 Oregon Ave., 7 p.m. Guest speaker. All invited. Apr. 262012 Centennial Pk. Celebration honoring Joseph Manko, Ryan Howard and Vanguard at Phila. Horticultural Ctr., Montgomery

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Kevin Boyle: Act Now To Require Reporting Child Abuse State Rep. Kevin Boyle (D-Northeast) is urging Gov. Tom Corbett and Republican leaders of the State House and Senate to take action on his legislation to require witnesses of child abuse to report it to law enforcement. HB 1990 would require staff members of institutions who are aware of abuse to immediately notify law enforcement and child protective services. Not doing so could result in a third-degree felony under the legislation. Current law only requires that the abuse be reported to the person in charge of the institution, school, facility or agency or the designated agent of the person in charge. Boyle said he introduced the bill in response to the recent abuse scandal at Pennsylvania State University.

solutely,” when asked whether a new law is needed to make sure reports of alleged child sexual abuse are made to government authorities. “If Gov. Corbett absolutely believes that, then why has he not urged Republican leaders in the General Assembly to bring my bill up for a vote.” said Boyle. Boyle said Corbett, during that same interview with “Meet the Press”, indicated the Pennsylvania legislature was likely to pass a child sex-abuse reporting law by

the end of the year in reaction to the Penn State University scandal. Clearly, Boyle said, that did not and will not happen as the General Assembly is not back in session until after the new year. “I am calling on our Governor and legislative leaders to do the right thing for Pennsylvania’s children and to take swift action on my legislation when we come back to session in 2012,” Boyle said. HB 1990 awaits consideration by the House Judiciary Committee.

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“When the story on the Sandusky case first broke, many lawmakers and especially the Governor came forward saying that the law should change to ensure that the proper authorities are notified when child abuse is suspected,” Boyle said. “My legislation would accomplish that necessary change, but my Republican colleagues have failed to take action on the bill.” Boyle noted that Corbett, in a November interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press”, answered, “Should the law be changed? Ab• PHILADELPHIADAILYRECORD.COM

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DeLissio Sets Jan. Town-Hall Meetings State Rep. Pam DeLissio (DNorthwest) announced that she will hold a series of town-hall meetings in early January. “If you are concerned about how State government and the decisions made in Harrisburg affect you, your family and your community, please consider attending one of these meetings,” DeLissio said. “We will discuss what is happening in the state legislature and what the coming year may bring for us and our community.”

Avenue, Philadelphia. All town hall meetings will begin at 7 p.m. DeLissio said constituents may attend the meeting most convenient for them: • Tuesday, Jan. 10, Wolcoff Auditorium, Roxborough Memorial Hospital, 5800 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia; • Wednesday, Jan. 11, Union Fire Hall, 149 Montgomery Avenue, Bala Cynwyd; and • Thursday, Jan. 12, Society Hall, Simpson House, 2101 Belmont

“I want to hear what concerns you and your family has so I can make your voice heard at the State Capitol,” said DeLissio. Everyone is welcome at the town hall meetings, including children. DeLissio conducts town hall meetings for her constituents on a quarterly basis. For more information, call DeLissio’s local office at (215) 482-8726 or (215) 879-8533.

Mayor Hails Young Football Stars

MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER gets rare Christmas gift: a Holmesburg Tigers football jersey. He earned it by speaking at Youth Football Mayoral Dinner for local junior National Champions in 1st Dist. Plaza. Photos by LuzSelenia Loeb.

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FOX ROK RAVENS Jr. Midget football team appears with Mayor Nutter. Top from left are Sean Shelton, Brian Rose, Danny Stewart, Coach Tommy Shelinsky, Jose Melendez, Tyrell, Mayor, Jeffrey Coplin and Coach Fred Hubbard. Bottom from left are Joshua Rodriguez, Nasir Boykin, Samir Thomas, Brandon Hanagan, Pat Stackhouse and George Hubbard. Fox Rok Ravens and Holmesburg Tigers of American Youth Football league and Northwest Raiders and Enon Eagles of Pop Warner Football League who all went to Florida to represent our city on national level.

SEPTA Gives Fans SEPTA will run extra service on the Broad Street and MarketFrankford Lines for several major events over the New Year’s holiday weekend, including the Eagles season finale, New Year’s Eve fireworks at Penn’s Landing and the NHL Winter Classic. For all events at the Sports Complex in South Philadelphia, regularly scheduled Broad Street

Subway service will be augmented by special trips to accommodate fans. SEPTA will also add service on the Market-Frankford Line. Saturday, Dec. 31 NHL Winter Classic: Flyers Alumni Games, Citizens Bank Park, 1p. m. Four Sports Express trips will be added on the Broad Street Line., every 10 minutes beginning at 11:48 a.m. Fireworks at

Penn’s Landing: Service will be added on both subway lines. Market-Frankford trains run every 10 minutes between 5:55 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Additional local trains run on the Broad Street Line at 7:05 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 7:25 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1 Eagles vs. Redskins, Lincoln Financial Field, 1 p.m. Sports Express service on the Broad Street

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NHL Winter Classic: Flyers vs. Rangers, Citizens Bank Park, 1 p.m. Sports Express service on the Broad Street Line will run every 10 minutes, starting at 11:28 a.m. Extra pre-game trips will also run on the Market-Frankford Line.

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Rides on the Broad Street Line will be free of charge between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., thanks to a partnership between Pepsi MAX and SEPTA for the NHL Winter Classics.



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