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Vol. III No. 4 (374)

Keeping You Posted With The Politics Of Philadelphia

January 6, 2012

Philadelphia Daily Record

Kingly Gifts

MARKING Epiphany and distributing of gifts at Concilio on Fairmount Avenue yesterday evening were the Three Kings Mike Garcia, Jose Mota and Phillies’ Kenny Johnson. Photo by Harry Leech. More pictures page 7.


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Calendar State Rep. Pam DeLissio hosts town hall meeting at Roxborough Mem. Hosp., Wolcoff Audit., 5800 Riodge Ave., 7 p.m. For info (215) 482-8726 or (215) 8798533.

House to the White House”, on political impacts on business, at ACE USA, 436 Walnut St., 5th fl., 8-10 a.m. Continental breakfast. For info Leigh Ann Campbell (267) 287-8497) or leighann@seamlesseventsinc.com . Register by Jan. 17.

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State Sen. Anthony Williams hosts Small Business Forum for businesses (under 100 employees), 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Univ. of Pennsylvania. Call (215) 492-2980 to RSVP. For info www.senatoranthonyhwilliams.com.

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Apr. 262012 Centennial Pk. Celebration honoring Joseph Manko, Ryan Howard and Vanguard at Phila. Horticultural Ctr., Montgomery Ave. & N. Horticultural Dr., 6 p.m. For tickets, etc. Arthur (215) 988-9341.


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Philly Goes Big For McCaffery…

FLANKING candidate for Penna. Attorney General Dan McCaffery are, from left, Rev. Reginald C. Johnson, who gave invocation; Congressman Bob Brady; McCaffery; and Rev. Terrence Griffith, 1st VP of Black Clergy of Phila. & Vicinity.

LARGE CROWD of supporters turned out in City Hall’s Conversation Hall to show overwhelming support by Phila.’s political, labor, veterans’ and religious leaders for Dan McCaffery’s bid for Attorney General in spring primary.

IBEW CHIEF John Dougherty shakes McCaffery’s hand as he strides to podium to deliver a ringing endorsement.

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…While Schwartz Backs Murphy For AG Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz (D-Phila.) yesterday endorsed Iraq War veteran and former prosecutor Patrick Murphy for Pennsylvania Attorney General. Schwartz, a prominent national voice on health-care policy and women’s rights, and the highest-ranking woman elected official in Pennsylvania, praised Murphy for his tireless work on these issues. “Patrick Murphy is a proven leader. He has fought to ensure women get equal pay at work. He has been a champion for children who need access to a doctor. He has cracked down on shady finan-

cial institutions that rob our seniors. Patrick will always stand up for working families and the values we all hold dear. His record makes that very clear. That’s what Pennsylvania needs in its next Attorney General,” Schwartz said.

fought for our constituents and for all Pennsylvanians. I can tell you that Patrick has the character and integrity that we should expect from our law enforcement officials. That’s why I’m proud to support him for Attorney General.”

“As a combat veteran, he showed his commitment to public service by putting his life on the line for our country. He’s demonstrated his ability as a prosecutor overseas and here at home. He has the experience and tenacity necessary to protect Pennsylvania families,” Schwartz added. “I’ve worked with Patrick, and together we’ve

“Congresswoman Schwartz has helped shape the national debate on the most pressing issues facing our country. She has dedicated her career to ensuring that every man, woman and child in Pennsylvania has access to quality, affordable healthcare,” Murphy said. “Congresswoman Schwartz is a tireless advocate for fiscal responsibility and has fought to demand effectiveness in government. It’s been an honor to stand with her during these battles, and I’m equally honored to earn her endorsement for Attorney General.”

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Santorum Doesn’t Hear Negatives Everyone is saying former US Sen. Rick Santorum’s bid for the Republican Presidential election flashed like a firecracker in Iowa and will fizzle everywhere else. Don’t sell Santorum short. His schedule today includes over one dozen stops and short meetings in between on his way to tonight’s debate. Just what he did in Iowa. He may not win next primary, but he will finish in top three without Super PAC money.

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Montco Swears In Historic New Team

AT HISTORIC Montgomery Co. Inauguration, for the first time in 140 years, Democrats became majority party in County seat. Seen here at the swearing-in are, from left, Republican Bruce Castor, and Democrats Leslie Richards and Josh Shapiro.

STATE REP. Mike Gerber, State Sen. Daylin Leach and former Congressman Patrick Murphy were among well-wishers at Democratic celebration after Montco Inauguration. Murphy is running for State Attorney General this year.

REPUBLICANS were also present at Montco swearing-in. Seen here are, from left, Commissioner Bruce Castor, Controller Stewart Greenleaf, Jr., District Attorney Risa Vetri Furman, and State Sen. Stewart Greenleaf, Sr. 6

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ROB FOX, ESQ., head of Shapiro-Richards Transition team, congratulates Commissioner Josh Shapiro and Coroner Walter I. Hofman, MD, on their having taken the oath of office.

Looking For A Community Job? The Southwest Community Development Corp. is looking for a Project Manager for the Woodland Avenue Revitalization Project. Below is a précis of the job description:

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Responsible for managing the economic development activities within Southwest CDC. Reports to: Executive Director Job Responsibilities: Maintains Targeted Corridor Revitalization Management Program contract with the Dept. of Commerce. Engage stakeholders in supporting the Woodland Avenue Revitalization Project. Write proposals to obtain government or private funding designed to meet and sustain the strategy goals. Make presentations to business groups, civic groups and community-based organizations. May assist in economic-development budget preparation and presentation. Write monthly and quarterly reports to organizational management and funders. Support the production of the Southwest Globe

Qualifications: The Woodland Avenue Revitalization Project Manager must have a bachelor’s in City or Urban Planning or related field or three years’ related experience. Must demonstrate a commitment to community and economic development. The Manager must have an outgoing personality, good presentation, including being neat, well-spoken and enthusiastic about community development work. It is preferred that the organizer be knowledgeable about citywide community-development programs and the economic-development field. S/He should be self-motivated and have a strong commitment to aiding low-moderate income neighborhoods. S/He must also have excellent writing skills, be organized, self-motivated and

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able to work without close supervision. S/He must have the means to travel independently throughout the city and have the ability to visit multiple businesses within the 10block corridor. The position requires computer experience with word processing, spreadsheet, graphics and database software, specifically Microsoft Office Suite. Some evening and weekend meetings require attendance. It is preferred that the applicant be a Southwest Philadelphia resident. Salary and Hours: The Project Manager position requires a minimum of 40 hours per week as an exempt employee. The annual salary is $36,000. Benefits: 20 Personal Leave days, 11 paid holidays, long-term disability, health insurance, $25,000 life-insurance policy. Send résumé and cover letter to Donna Henry, Executive Director, at donna@southwestcdc.org. No phone calls, please.


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3 Kings Welcomed In Grand Hispanic Style

STANDING IN for Joseph at Concilio’s celebration of Epiphany was John Dougherty. Irina Valentin was Mother Mary and Mayla Camacho performed role of Baby Jesus. Gaspar, Balthasar and Melchior were glad to bestow precious royal gifts on this child. Photos by Harry Leech

NUTCRACKER SUITE was performed by Grupo Fuego for delight of largely Hispanic audience. Epiphany is traditionally a major celebration in Hispanic communities, when children receive “Christmas” gifts.

PUBLIC RECORD photographer Harry Leech took time out to pose with Phillie Phanatic at Epiphany fest. 6

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