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Johnson Moves Nursing Home Bill

The State House has unanimously passed a bill sponsored by State Rep. Kenyatta Johnson to better inform and protect residents and prospective residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities from potential conflicts of interest in their treatment. The measure, HB 309, which passed 193-0, would mandate that attending or primary-care physicians at nursing or assisted-living facilities must inform current or prospective residents, their family and legal guardian

about any financial interest the physician has in the care facility. Currently, such disclosure is not required. "My bill would provide a shield to fend off a doctor who may be tempted to put treatment of a patient in a nursing home or assisted living center secondary to any financial interest they may have in the facility," Johnson said. "The bottom line must be the welfare of the patient, not the welfare of a physician's financial investment.”

Egging Them On Along The Avenue IN A MERRY DRY RUN for Easter, E. Passyunk Avenue B.I.D. staged an Easter Egg Hunt at Passyunk & McKean last Saturday. The Easter Bunny welcomed hundreds of children and parents to a lawn strewn with plastic eggs stuffed with goodies.

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by Tony West A South Philadelphia Business Improvement District is coming up for renewal in City Council this month. Some of its merchants and property owners say it’s time to bid it adieu instead. The E. Passyunk Avenue BID provides cleaning and promotional activities along a 10-block strip of that mixed commercial corridor from Washington Avenue to Broad Street. It is fueled by a 20% surcharge on streetfront properties’ real-estate taxes. (Cont. Page 27)

TOP: E. PASSYUNK businessman George Pasquarello says his Business Improvement District taxes him yet hasn’t helped business. BOTTOM: WORKMAN for Citizens’ Alliance for Better Neighborhoods steam-cleans sidewalk in front of Mia boutique.

Fox Joins New Union

by Tony West A union that is placed in strategic industries was rent apart last recently when 150,000 workers seceded from UNITE HERE to form a new body, Workers United. Leading the secession was UNITE HERE’s Philadelphia Joint Board head Lynne Fox, who became one of the two executive VPs of the new union. The entire 9,000 membership of UNITE HERE followed her, along with strong contingents from New York, California and the Midwest. “We thought it would be appropri-

ate to hold our founding convention in the city where liberty was born,” Fox stated boldly in the Sheraton City Center Hotel, shortly before the cli(Cont. Page 35)

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South Philadelphia Business Association

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The South Philadelphia Public Record • March 26, 2009

Oldest Business Association in South Philadelphia – Chartered in 1897 1505 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 (215)-336-1108 (215)-336-1149 (fax) Executive Board President – Louis Lozzi, Sr. Vice President – Barbara Capozzi, Esq. Secretary – Lou Cerino Treasurer – Reggie Lozzi Executive Director – Edward J. Wright, Jr.

To join as a member of the SPBA, please call (215)-336-1108

Growing SPBA Members A.J. Mechanical (John Franklin) Academy of Sacred Arts (Sr. Paula ) Allstate Insurance Agent (Michael Phillips) Allstate Insurance Agent (Frank Genzano) Alpha Realty Group (Joseph Bianco) Angelo’s Tile & Marble Outlet (Angelo Bucci) Cedar Shopping Centers Partnership, LP - Bruce Nobile Armando Rey Jewelers (Armando Rey) Beneficial Savings Bank (Donna Russo) Business Development (Joe Reo) Capozzi Real Estate (Barbara Capozzi) Career Link (Janice Amoroso) Carmana Designs, Ltd (Annamaria Vona) Catch (Ray Pescatore) Century 21 (Stephanie Capocci) Century 21 (Albert Perry) Cheech’s Beef & Ale (Frank Spatocco) Chickie’s Deli (Henry George) Chris Miceli (Christine Miceli) Citizen’s Bank (Darlene Cellucci) Clinical Research Services (Tracy Abraham R.N.) Commerce Bank (Rosaanna Chiappetta) Commerce Dept./OBS (Marge Marziani) Conestoga Bank (Jackie Fitzpatrick) Creative Financial Group (Tom Hayn) DeFino Law Associates (Vince DeFino) DeMarino Chiropractic Ctr. (JamesDeMarino) Dom’s Auto Repairs (Dominic Vitale) DP Construction Mngt. LLC (Mark DeMatteis) Engineer Bldg Supervisor (Phil Filippello) Foundation Investment LLC (Phil Sestito) Galdo’s Catering (Lou Galdo) Gangemi Funeral Home (Vince Gangemi) Goebel Insurance Agency (Chris Goebel) Gold Medal Disposal (Lou Gentile) Goldstein’s Men’s Clothing (Vince Talatta) Home Helpers (Ralph Digneo) JohnDelGaiso,Pediatric Dentist (John DelGaiso) Landmark Prof. Design (Vince Mancini) Leonetti/O’Leary Funeral Home (Katy Logan) Louis Tag Agency (Louis Cerino) Lou Lozzi’s Auto (Lou Lozzi) M & S Garage (Sonny Marino) Maggie Moos (Frank Pantano) Mamma Maria’s (Sante Chiavatti) Mason’s Local #592 (Mike Fera) Mercury Realty (Greg Ferry) Merit Manufacturing (John Ciancaglini) Dr. Michelle Eisenhower (Internest) Micolex Pest Control (Michael Busillo) Money Mailer of Philadelphia (Thomas Cimino)

Monti-Rago Funeral Home (Mark Rago) New York Bakery (Stephen Candeloro) Olivieri Jewelers (Daniel Olivieri) Oregon Window Co Inc. (Tony Nardy) Pacifico Ford (Rocky DeGregorio) Packer Café Inc. (Ciarrocchi) Pastificio (Frank Sangiuliano) Penna Burial Company Inc. (VictorBaldi Jr.) Petal Pusher Florist (John Vacca) Phila Family Medicine (Joseph Di Renzo) Phila Performing Arts School (Joan Pescatore) Phil’s Excellent Auto Repair (Phillip Rick’s) Pietro Jewelers Inc. (Pietro Pace) Precise Realty (Ray Rizzo) Presto Printing (John Savarese) Professional Custom Tailoring (Pat Scioli) Prudential Savings Bank (Nick DiGianvittorio) Public Record (Jim Tayoun) Ralph & Rickey Inc (Rickey Sciulli) RHG Products (Michael Ristagna) New York Life Insurance (Rosetta Conigliaro) Rizzio’s General Auto Repairs (Mike Rizzio) Ron Donatucci, Reg. of wills (Ron Donatucci) Ron Patterson, Esq. (Ron Patterson) Royal Villa Café (Nella Scafidi) Scaramuzzi Construction Co. (Frank Scaramuzzi) Simonetta’s Italian Deli (Philip Simonetta) South Phila Family Practice (Bill O’Brien DO) South Phila. Orthodontic Assoc.- Steven Cohen Stolfo Funeral Home (Paul Stolfo) Sunoco Oil Refinery (John McCann) Swan Caterer’s (Carmen D’Aquilante) The Cutting Point (Jerry Masciantonio) The Temple Group Inc. (Maceo Cummings) Today’s Styles (John Palella) United Savings Bank (Denise D’Eletto) University Dynamics MRI (Linda A Duffy) Vare Ave. Auto Sales (Todd Coles) Vince Guisini, Esq. (Vince Guisini) South Philly.com (Don Burleson) Weccacoe Development Inc. (Fred Druding Sr.) William Mestichelli, DDS (William Mestichelli) Southern Auto Tags (Anthony Prisco) Southwark Civic Assn. (Karen Brown) South Philly Pretzel Factory (Sam Sklaroff) P.N.C. Bank (Joanne Baccari) P.N.C. Bank (Chad Shank) Your Optimal Health LLc (Freddie Ganno) United Check Cashing (John Shegda) William Festa Realty (Ed LeClair)

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South Philadelphia Soccer Club Notches Four In Four! The South Philadelphia Soccer Club boasts four of their club teams captured major championship titles in as many days, beginning on Sunday, Mar. 22 and continuing through Wednesday, Mar. 25. The ‘94 Strikers, the club’s U15 boys premiere team, won the Buckingham United Spring into Cups Tournament in Buckingham, Pa. In the pre-state cup tournament, the Strikers bested their pool by virtue of a 2-01 tournament record. To earn the title however, the Strikers needed to beat the #17 ranked (Southeastern Pa. Soccer Polls) SuperNova FC ’93. In an exciting match, the South Philadelphia squad prevailed 1-0, giving them not only the pre-State Cup Tournament title in their second outdoor tournament of the young season, but also a serious shot to crack Southeastern Pennsylvania’s top 20 in the next set

of amateur soccer rankings. On Monday, to conclude the Philadelphia Dept. of Recreation Indoor Soccer season, the U13 Lady Strikers defeated crosstown rival Fishtown A, 8-1 to capture the “A” Division Title. The Lady Strikers kept the club momentum rolling and would set the pace for two more City Championships by SPSC teams in subsequent nights. On Tuesday, the U10 Strikers took on the previously undefeated Port Richmond Tigers in “C” Division PDR Championship action. In a nip-and-tuck match, the underdog Strikers bested the boys from up north by a final of 4-2, in a thrilling, tight and often raucous match that was hard fought to the end. On Wednesday, the U14 Lady Strikers convincingly capped the SPSC’s Four in Four quest when the girls shut out the Bridesburg Cougars by a score of 3-0 to

U14 Girls PDR Indoor Champs ‘09

take the PDR “C” Division Championship. The Lady Strikers also finished their indoor season as undefeated champions. Tony Pellicane, SPSC president, remarked of the accomplishment, “In just three short years our club has grown by leaps and bounds. This run of consecutive championships shows the wide diversity of the talent levels of the 12 teams in our club. From premiere level through beginner level, the SPSC has proven it can compete within the city and state with the older, more established clubs and teams, and for that, we are obviously extremely excited about our future.” For more information on the South Philadelphia Soccer Club, visit www.southphillysoccer.com. You can contact Executive Vice President Mark Casasanto at (215) 681-3031.

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U13 GIRLS - PDR INDOOR CHAMPIONS –‘09

U10 Boys - PDR Indoor Champs ‘09.


Brady Wants Employee Say Congressman Robert A. Brady has introduced a bill that he says will let the men and women who earn the least at financial institutions have some say in the awarding of compensation to top salaried executives. HR 1714 would require the Board of Compensation Committees, mandated for financial institutions receiving assistance under the Troubled Assets Relief Program, include the representation of the financial institutions’ lowest paid employees. Brady said he cannot think of any better person to rein in exorbitant executive compen-

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sation than an employee who understands the value of a dollar. “The people who are in the bottom 20% salary classification in these major financial institutions know what it is like to put in a year’s worth of hard work without the promise of a seven-figure bonus at the finish line. “My hope is these employees will serve as a stand-in for all of State Rep.

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the American taxpayers whose hard-earned tax dollars have gone to stabilize these institutions, and will bring muchneeded sense to the compensation of the executives that have accepted TARP funds.” The Congressman added the recent AIG bonus scandal has left many in Congress searching for ways to limit the wasteful spending of TARP.

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Congressman Robert A. Brady this week announced HUD has granted nearly $3 billion of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 funding to publichousing agencies nationally. Of that amount, the Philadelphia Housing Authority will receive $90.5 million to make capital improvements. The Congressman, who supported the Recovery Act, said, “The HUD funding is a clear sign President Obama is fast tracking much-needed funding to cities such as Philadelphia in his efforts to get America back on track.” He also announced the Dept. of Defense (DoD) has awarded the Philadelphia VA Medical Center more than $6.6 million for construction and facility improvement projects

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funded by ARRA. Nationally, 3,000 military construction and facility improvement projects will receive $5.9 billion in ARRA funding. PVAMC projects will include renovation of the Emergency Dept.; upgrading of the behavioral-health clinics and boiler-plant controls; and renovation and modernization of the dental labs. Located in West Philadelphia in the 1st Congressional Dist., the Medical Center provides health care for more than 370,000 veterans living in Philadelphia and the surrounding seven counties in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Recovery Act funding provided through HUD’s Public Housing Capital Fund Program is effectively doubling the Department’s annual support of

local housing authorities to improve their public-housing stock. Allocated through an established formula, this funding will allow local housing agencies to address long-standing improvements to public housing units, create jobs, and increase energy efficiency. HUD will shortly make an additional $1 billion available in capital funding to housing authorities that will be awarded through a competition. HUD’s Capital Fund Program provides annual funding to public-housing authorities to develop, finance, and/or modernize the public housing in their communities. This funding can also be used to make large-scale improvements such as new roofs; and for the replacement of plumbing and electrical systems.

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BY PRIMARY DAY, many voters will get a fair idea of each candidate seeking a Democratic Primary win for the office of District Attorney. Several forums have been scheduled. This took place at Unitarian Church. From left, they are Michael Turner, Dan McElhatton, Brian Grady, Seth Williams, Republican candidate Michael Untermeyer and Dan McCaffery. Moderator for this forum, right, was Rowan College Political Science Professor Bruce Caswell.

Brady Announces PHA Funding Of $90.5 Million From ‘Stimulus’

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Verna Invites Public To Budget Hearings Philadelphia City Council has begun the process of conducting extensive public hearings on the City’s Five Year Plan and budget. In order to maximize the ability of the general public to hear, view, and actively participate in the process from start to finish, City Council President Anna C. Verna has announced the schedule for these hearings to maximize public input. “The severe economic crisis we are all experiencing this year has heightened people’s awareness of the City budget and what it means to them,” stated Verna. “Because citizens deserve to have their voices heard, we in Council have worked very hard to make the process as transparent and inclusive as we possibly could.” The hearings began yesterday in City Council Chambers, Room 400, City Hall. It is anticipated they will conclude on May 12. The schedule of City Hall hearings may be subject to change as circumstances warrant. Details on several additional public hearings to be held away from City Hall, in neighborhoods, are also being finalized and will be announced shortly. The first, however, will be at the request of Council Members Darrell L. Clarke, 5th Dist., and

Maria Quiñones-Sánchez, 7th Dist. This will take place on Wednesday, Apr. 1, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., at Temple University, Ritter Hall (Walk Auditorium), Cecil B. Moore Avenue, between Broad & 13th Streets. To allow for citizens to observe the process firsthand and to maximize public participation, the following steps have been initiated: The second is cheduled for Apr, 23, at Mt. Airy Church of God, 6401 Ogontz Ave. 4 to 7 p.m. requested by Council Member Marian Tasco and Donna Reed Miller. Video and audio versions will also be streamed live via the City’s website. (Go to City Council’s homepage at www.phila.gov.) All hearings will be rebroadcast on Channel 64 at 8 p.m. on the day of the hearing. Several days, including a Saturday session, have been designated to receive personal testimony from the public. (These will not include the neighborhood hearings.) Citizens can submit testimony in writing at any time throughout the process. Testimony should be emailed to sharon.c.ortiz@phila.gov, who will distribute it to Council members and ensure it is included in the record.

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CITY COUNCIL - BUDGET HEARING SCHEDULE FY 2010 FY’10-14 Five Year Plan FY’10 Capital Budget and Program FY’09 Operating Budget Transfer Ordinance FY’10 Operating Budget City’s Tax Adjustments FY’10 School District Budget & Tax Reauthorization Wednesday, Apr. 1 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Appropriations - FY’09 Adj. *5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Public Testimony Ritter Hall in the Walk Auditorium Cecil B. Moore Ave. (Between 13th and Broad St.) FY’10 OPERATING BUDGET HEARINGS Monday, Apr. 6 10:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Mayor’s Office 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Mayor - Labor Relations 12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m. Break 12:45 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Mayor - Community Services 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Mayor - Housing & Comm. Dev. 2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Youth Commission 3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Board of Ethics Tuesday, Apr. 7 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Managing Director’s Office 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Procurement 12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Break 1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Division of Technology 2:45 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Records Tuesday, Apr. 14 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Finance Department 12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Break 1:45 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Revenue Department 3:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m. City Treasurer Wednesday, Apr. 15 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Bd. Of Pension & Retirement 11:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Sinking Fund Commission 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Break 12:45 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Civil Service Commission 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Human Resources Dept. 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Human Relations Commission Monday, Apr. 20 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fire 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Break 1:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Philadelphia Prisons 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Police Tuesday, Apr. 21 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Health Department 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Behavioral Health 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Supportive Housing 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Break 1:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Department of Human Services Wednesday, Apr. 22 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Fairmount Park 12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m. Break

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12:45 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Recreation 2:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Atwater Kent Museum 2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Free Library 3:45 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Art Museum Monday, Apr. 27 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Public Property (Inc. CPO) 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Fleet Management 12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m. Break 12:45 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Water Department 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Streets Department Tuesday, Apr. 28 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Licenses & Inspections 11:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Bd. L & I Review 11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Bd. Building Standards 12:00 p.m.-12:15 p.m. Zoning Bd. of Adjustment 12:15 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Break 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. City Planning Commission 2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Zoning Code Commission 3:00p.m. -3:30 p.m. Historical Commission Wednesday, Apr. 29 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. First Judicial District 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Clerk of Quarter Sessions 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Register of Wills 12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Sheriff 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Break 1:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m. City Commissioners 1:45 p.m.-2:15 p.m. City Controller 2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Bd. of Revision of Taxes Monday, May 4 10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. City Representative 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Commerce & OEC 12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Commerce - Aviation 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Break 1:15 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Community College 2:00 p.m.-2:45 p.m. SEPTA Tuesday, May 5 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Defender’s Association 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. District Attorney 12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Break 1:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Law Department Wednesday, May 6 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tax Bills 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Public Testimony Operating Budget Friday, May 8 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Public Testimony Operating Budget 12:30p.m.-1:30p.m. Break 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Public Testimony Operating Budget 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Break 5:30 p.m. -7:00 p.m. Public Testimony Operating Budget Saturday, May 9 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Public Testimony Operating Budget SCHOOL DISTRICT TAX REAUTHORIZATION Monday, May 11 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. School District 12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m. Break 12:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m. School District con’t Tuesday, May 12 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. School District 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Break 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Public Testimony School District 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Public Testimony School District* All DATES AND TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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The Laborers’ District Council Charity Fund, a 501(c)3 non profit organization, will hold its 10th Annual Charity Golf Classic on May 26, 2009 at Spring Mill Country Club in Ivyland, Pa. The event will honor long time labor leader Samuel Staten, Sr.’s longstanding commitment and dedication to the LDC Charity Fund. Proceeds from this event will benefit, among others, the Fox Chase Mesothelioma Fund, the Jenkintown Day Nursery and the Q’aid Staten Memorial Scholarship Fund. Last year’s event raised over $160,000 for its designated causes. The event includes breakfast, golf, lunch, cocktails, dinner, awards and auction.

The LDC Charity Fund’s goal is to raise funds to assist charitable organizations that provide services to the needy in the five-county area of Philadelphia. The LDC of the Metropolitan area of Philadelphia and Vicinity has been helping members and their families and the community enjoy a better standard of living by providing jobs and benefits since their charter in 1937. LDC believes in the principles that unionism was founded on: a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work and workers’ rights. LDC also believes next-generation unionism must vigorously pursue workers‘ rights based on management and

SAM Staten, Sr. ….well-deserved honor union cooperation and the advancement of member education. “I am currently in my first year as business manager of the LDC and none of my duties will give me as much pleasure as honoring

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my mentor, Samuel Staten, Sr., at our premier charitable event,” said Ryan Boyer of the LDC of the Metropolitan Area of Philadelphia and Vicinity. “I am honored to be a part of the 10th anniversary of this great event,” said Samuel Staten, Sr., assistant business manager of the LDC and Laborers’ Local 332. “The longevity of the event and the funds we have raised for various charities prove organized labor can truly make a difference in the community.” Staten, Sr. has held various leadership roles in labor since 1970. Prior to that, he worked 10 years in the field. Staten’s charitable na-

ture was first evident on Oct. 3, 1987 at the Friends of Labor Committee dinner being held in his honor. At the dinner, Staten was presented with $25,000 by his members. Staten stated his deeds were done for charity and he felt uncomfortable accepting the money. He therefore awarded the $25,000 to four charitable organizations. The LDC Charity Fund was born from that generous act. Through his union leadership, Staten has pushed his members to get out and get involved with countless organizations and the political occurrences in the city. This fundraiser required the support of the local

community, businesses, and organizations. Community members and businesses are asked to support the LDC Charity Fund’s 10th Annual Charity Golf Classic by becoming a sponsor or playing a round of golf. The LDC Charity Fund’s Q’aid Staten Memorial Scholarship Fund Ad Book raises funds specifically designated to assist qualified students in their educational endeavors. The Q’aid Staten Memorial Scholarship Fund Ad Book is a sponsorship option, both on its own and in combination with other sponsorship levels. Sponsorship opportunities include the following: Corporate Sponsor $5,000: Includes display banner, flag stick, tee sign, full page ad in the Q’aid Staten Memorial Scholarship Fund Ad Book, and eight golfers. Friends of the Council - $3,000: Includes tee sign, half page ad in Q’aid Staten Memorial Scholarship Fund Ad Book, and four golfers. Classic Sponsor - $2,000: Includes tee sign, listing in Q’aid Staten Memorial Scholarship Fund Ad Book, and two golfers. Flag Stick Sponsor - $1,000: Only 18 available, includes listing in Q’aid Staten Memorial Scholarship Fund Ad Book and framed flag awarded to sponsor following event. Tee Sponsor - $750: Includes one tee sign. Q’aid Staten Memorial Scholarship Fund Ad Book Full Page Ad - $500 Q’aid Staten Memorial Scholarship Fund Ad Book Half Page Ad $250. Single Golfer - $250. Dinner Only - $150. The schedule of events is as follows. 8:00 a.m.: breakfast and registration; 10:30 a.m.: golf begins! shotgun start; 12:00 p.m.: Lunch is served on the course while you play! 4:30 p.m.: cocktails, dinner, awards and auction. For more information, contact Dana A. Brady at (267) 757-0725 or email DanaBradyPR@aol.com.


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Boxers Tap Druding As Man Of Year The Pennsylvania Veteran Boxers Association has selected Fred Druding, Jr. as its 2009 Person of the Year. The award is presented each year at the Pennsylvania Boxing

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renowned artist Carl LeVotch, who created the “Spirit of Philadelphia Boxing” and Sen. John McCain, who sponsored the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act.

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Druding, of Front & Roseberry Streets in South Philadelphia, started boxing as a teen and instantly feel in love with the sport. Continuing his passion for the sport while attending Lock Haven University, he trained under one of the country’s top collegiate boxing coaches, Dr. Ken Cox. Under Cox, Druding won the Northeastern Collegiate Boxing Championship and was named an All American. After a successful amateur career, which also included winning the Middle Atlantic Association Boxing Championship and the coveted Philadelphia Golden Gloves Championship, he decided to turn professional. Under the tutelage of the late Wesley Mouzon at Philadelphia’s famed Front Street gym, Druding would win his first three professional bouts, two by knockout. An injury in his fourth bout ended his professional career. Druding then got involved

PGW Plan Lowers Bills For 85,000 Philadelphia Gas Works will file Pennsylvania’s largest natural gas energy conservation plan with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. If approved by the PUC, PGW will launch a portfolio of seven programs to help 85,000 PGW residential and business customers become more energy efficient. The proposed five-year, $54 million portfolio will generate savings of $104 million over the life of the program and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, including 1.25 million tons of carbon dioxide. It will also expand support for PGW’s low-income customers, reduce the subsidy that other customers pay and save about 1,400 Billion British Thermal Units (BBTU) of natural gas. Combined, these programs will provide the environmental equivalent of taking 200,000 cars off Philadelphia’s streets. PGW estimates its average residential customer would pay about $5.64 a year for

five years to support the program. By the sixth year, all customers will see savings from PGW’s reduced cost as the investment in the program begins to yield benefits which will continue to grow through the normal life of the measures, including insulation, efficient heaters and water heaters. Customers who received such treatment will realize substantially greater savings at an earlier date. The proposal is also expected to create as many as 1,000 new jobs and new employment opportunities from work on the programs and from increased local spending. “In these volatile economic times, and with the prospect of natural gas prices rising over the next five years, we understand that our customers want to find ways to conserve, save and help the environment,” said Thomas E. Knudsen, president and CEO of PGW.


often been described as a warning sign or an alarm signal. Angina pectoris is a condition where one experiences chest discomfort or significant shortness of breath as a result of a lack of blood flow to the heart muscle. This is usually caused by a blockage or numerous blockages in the coronary arteries that feed the

heart muscle. When an individual exerts himself, walks in cold or hot weather, or gets excited, and then has chest discomfort, this may be a warning signal there is at least one blocked artery. Discomfort from angina pectoris usually lasts 3-5 minutes but may last longer. Nitroglycerin is often prescribed to relieve this discomfort.

One may take nitroglycerin up to three times, 5 minutes apart. There are various noninvasive tests to diagnose for coronary artery disease and angina. A stress test is the most practical and safest means, though newer techniques, such as CT angiography of the coronary arteries, are becoming more popular.

Mental Retardation Services Makes Awards SOUTH PHILADELPHIAN Andrea Davies of Bella Vista, employment specialist with SPIN, was Points of Transformation award-winner honored by Phila. Mental Retardation Services. Here she is shown receiving award at City Hall. From left are George Callaway, co-chair of the MRS Public Awareness Committee; emcee Loraine Ballard Morrill; Davies; and Kathy Sykes, director of MRS.

An invasive test, cardiac catheterization, is usually reserved for individuals who have severe symptoms, heart failure, refractory angina pectoris to medical therapy, or a very abnormal stress test with or without significant arrhythmias. However, there are exclusions to these criteria. There are many good medications that can be used to treat angina pectoris and relieve the shortness of breath and chest discomfort which occurs with exertion. Beta blockers were one of the earliest treatments. Long-acting nitrates may also be taken by mouth or in topical form. Newer medications, such as calcium-channel blockers in a once-a-day formulation or a sodium-channel blocker such as Ranexia, are also being used. A new noninvasive treatment in the last 10-12 years has been external counter pulsation. Another noninvasive modality which has been re-

ported to relieve coronary symptoms is chelation therapy. The latter has not been supported by significant scientific evidence. In contrast, EECP has been supported by significant cardiology literature. In a recent study it was shown to be even more effective than spinal-cord stimulation as a treatment in refractory angina pectoris and it afforded greater functional and symptom benefit. The mechanism whereby EEC works is reimbursed by most medical parties, including Medicare. This is because it has been shown to be effective treatment. Generally three treatments a week are needed for approximately 12 weeks. Dr. Nicholas DePace is Professor of Clinical Medicine at Hahnemann Hospital/Drexel Medical College.

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IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS PHILADELPHIA COUNTY CIVIL ACTION - LAW JUNE TERM 2003 NO. 0757 NOTICE OF ACTION IN MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE WASHINGTON MUTUTAL BANK FA Plaintiff vs. JOHN DOE ET AL Mortgagor and Real Owner Defendant TO PHU CHAU, & JOHN DOE, MORTGAGORS AND REAL OWNERS, DEFENDANTS whose last known address is 2343 S. 63rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19142. THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT OWED TO OUR CLIENT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM YOU WILL BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING THE DEBT. You are hereby notified that Plaintiff WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK FA, has filed a Mortgage Foreclosure Complaint endorsed with a notice to defend against you in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, docketed to June Term 2003 No. 0757 wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 2343 S. 63rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19142 whereupon your property will be sold by the Sheriff of Philadelphia County.

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NOTICE You have been sued in court. If you wish to defend against the claims set forth in the following pages, you must take action within twenty (20) days after the Complaint and notice are served, by entering a written appearance personally or by attorney and filing in writing with the court your defenses or objections to the claims set forth against you. You are warned that if you fail to do so the case may proceed without you and a judgment may be entered against you by the Court without further notice for any money claimed in the Complaint or for any other claim or relief requested by the Plaintiff. You may lose money or property or other rights important to you. YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS PAPER TO YOUR LAWYER AT ONCE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LAWYER OR CANNOT AFFORD ONE, GO TO OR TELEPHONE THE OFFICE SET FORTH BELOW. THIS OFFICE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT HIRING A LAWYER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO HIRE A LAWYER, THIS OFFICE MAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT AGENCIES THAT MAY OFFER LEGAL SERVICES TO ELIGIBLE PERSONS AT A REDUCED FEE OR NO FEE. COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICES, INC. Law Center North Central 3638 North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19140 215-227-2400 or 215-981-3700 PHILADELPHIA BAR ASSOCIATION One Reading Center Philadelphia, PA 19107 215-238-6333 Michael T. McKeever Attorney for Plaintiff Goldbeck McCafferty & McKeever, PC Suite 5000, Mellon Independence Center 701 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19106-1532 215-627-1322

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS PHILADELPHIA COUNTY CIVIL ACTION - LAW MARCH TERM 2005 NO. 3889 NOTICE OF ACTION IN MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AS ACQUIRER OF CERTAIN ASSETS AND LIABILITIES OF WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK F/K/A WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA FROM THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION ACTING AS RECEIVER, PLAINTIFF vs. JOHN DOE, ET AL, MORTGAGOR AND REAL OWNER, DEFENDANT TO JOHN DOE, ET AL & HAN SONG WONG, MORTAGORS AND REAL OWNERS, DEFENDANTS whose last known address is 2025 South Simpson Street Philadelphia, PA 19142. THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT OWED TO OUR CLIENT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM YOU WILL BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING THE DEBT. You are hereby notified that Plaintiff JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A., AS ACQUIRER OF CERTAIN ASSETS AND LIABILITIES OF WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK F/K/A WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA FROM THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION ACTING AS RECEIVER, has filed a Mortgage Foreclosure Complaint endorsed with a notice to defend against you in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, docketed to MARCH Term 2005 No. 3889 wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 2025 South Simpson Street Philadelphia, PA 19142 whereupon your property will be sold by the Sheriff of Philadelphia County. NOTICE You have been sued in court. If you wish to defend against the claims set forth in the following pages, you must take action within twenty (20) days after the Complaint and notice are served, by entering a written appearance personally or by attorney and filing in writing with the court your defenses or objections to the claims set forth against you. You are warned that if you fail to do so the case may proceed without you and a judgment may be entered against you by the Court without further notice for any money claimed in the Complaint or for any other claim or relief requested by the Plaintiff. You may lose money or property or other rights important to you. YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS PAPER TO YOUR LAWYER AT ONCE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LAWYER OR CANNOT AFFORD ONE, GO TO OR TELEPHONE THE OFFICE SET FORTH BELOW. THIS OFFICE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT HIRING A LAWYER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO HIRE A LAWYER, THIS OFFICE MAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT AGENCIES THAT MAY OFFER LEGAL SERVICES TO ELIGIBLE PERSONS AT A REDUCED FEE OR NO FEE. COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICES, INC. Law Center North Central 3638 North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19140 215-227-2400 or 215-981-3700 PHILADELPHIA BAR ASSOCIATION One Reading Center Philadelphia, PA 19107 215-238-6333 Michael T. McKeever Attorney for Plaintiff Goldbeck McCafferty & McKeever, PC Suite 5000, Mellon Independence Center 701 Market Street • Philadelphia, PA 19106-1532 215-627-1322


The Criminal Operations Division of The Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office transports Prisoners on a daily basis from at least 12 of the 15 Institutions in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. Prisoners are brought to the Criminal Justice Center (13th & Filbert Streets), Juvenile Family Court (1801 Vine Street), Family Court (34th S. 11th Street) and Traffic Court (800 Spring Garden Street). The total number of Prisoners transported last week was 1,698.

ronmental remediation, and a founder of several long-lasting community-based organizations. Ramos was elected City Councilman At Large in 2003. As a Councilman representing the entire city, Ramos was a principal sponsor of 10 bills enacted into law during his freshman term. Ramos is the president of the local chapter of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO.

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“It feels great to get back to my roots, my home – the Laborers’ Union.” LECET is the marketing arm of LDC, representing Locals 57, 135, 332 and 413 and related associations. LECET works to educate the marketplace about the benefit and value of Union Labor through a joint, cooperative effort with employers. Ramos, with over 25 years of membership in the Laborers Union, returned to labor after spending over a year as a Senior Associate for the Bravo Group, a Harrisburg- and Philadelphiabased strategic communications and government-relations firm, where Ramos helped lead the public- affairs practice in the Philadelphia region. Ramos completed his tenure as a Philadelphia City Councilman At Large in January 2008, with a long and continuing reputation for high integrity and achieving goals. Ramos’s professional and civic experiences include service as an elected official, the chief of a regulatory office, a public-relations professional for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, a laborer in construction/demolition/envi-

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The Laborers-Employers Cooperation Education Trust of the Laborers’ International Union of North America and the Laborers’ District Council of the Metropolitan Area of Philadelphia and Vicinity have announced the appointment of former City Councilman Juan F. Ramos, Jr. as Administrator of its Trust Fund. “On behalf of LECET, we welcome Juan, a longtime member of our union, back home,” said Samuel Staten, Sr., Labor Chairman of LECET’s Board of Trustees and Assistant Business Manager of the Laborers’ District Council of the Metropolitan Area of Philadelphia and Vicinity and LIUNA Local 332. “In these changing and difficult times, the trustees of LECET believe former Councilman Ramos is the best person to take LECET to the next level of engagement and outreach in the workplace,” said Jim Vail, management chairman of LECET and president of Associated Specialty Contracting, Inc. “I thank the trustees of LECET for their vote of confidence in me,” said Ramos.

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Dear Oak Lane Supporter, Election Day is May 19th and already our choice for District, Seth Williams, has come under attack by one of his opponents. It’s further proof you are the front runner. Those behind you feel no other recourse but to sling mud or attempt a baseless and meritless accusation to help their own cause. They do not want to establish a campaign based on issues and ideas as Seth Williams has done since the very beginning. They try to keep the front runner off the ballot and not give you, the voter, a choice of a candidate who clearly has the best interest of all Philadelphians who are concerned about Crime and Violence. Proof we are certain Mr. Williams will win his appeal is the fact that our candidate has received the endorsement from the Philadelphia Black Clergy this week. We, the members of the Democrats of the Oak Lane Team, are proud to add Seth Williams as our clear choice for District Attorney and hope you too will do the same and support him as well as our judicial candidates listed above.


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Anyone else getting that dreary 1970s Jimmy Carter feeling again? High taxes, double-digit unemployment, big government, foolish policies, and runaway inflation (it’s coming, just you wait and see.) RONALD REAGAN once cracked, “Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” BARACK OBAMA and MICHAEL NUTTER would be wise to remember this idea. Both of their moves to raise your taxes, have government waste ever more of your hard-earned cash, regulate businesses to the point of job destruction, and grow the size and scope of government are in fact the reason for our continued economic strife. Entrepreneurs are afraid! Government is taking over banks, automobile manufacturers, regulating executive pay, passing laws to retroactively tax individual bonuses at 90% after foolishly allowing them to occur in the first place. This is scary stuff when you realize 95% of politicians are either lawyers or professional political hacks with zero business experience. Get out of business and let the capitalist system work the way it has for 200+ years! President Reagan also quipped, “How do you tell a Communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. How do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.” Big government pseudo-socialism has been a total failure whenever and wherever tried. Why on earth do we need to relearn this bitter lesson yet again? My big floppies heard VINCE GALKO is taking over as campaign manager for former US ATTORNEY PAT MEEHAN’S Gubernatorial bid. Vince is best known as SEN. RICK SANTORUM’S campaign honcho. Things are definitely heating up in the Governor’s race as evidenced by all three candidates, including CONGRESSMAN JIM GERLACH and ATTORNEY GEN. TOM CORBETT, attending the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference in Harrisburg this weekend to court conservative power brokers. Conspicuously absent in the Governor’s circle was PAT TOOMEY, who had them chanting in the aisles, “Run Pat, run!” (for Senate, that is). City Committee is snubbing their nose at State Committee’s endorsement of JUDGE JOAN ORIE MELVIN for Supreme Court and throwing in for local favorite JUDGE PAUL PANEPINTO instead. Judge Paul was pressing the flesh in Harrisburg last weekend as well but this decision by City Committee to cross State CHAIRMAN ROB GLEASON may generate some interesting consequences. A little bird told me the Chairman is not too pleased about this turn of events. We’ll see. (Cont. Page 35)

Yo! Here we go again with a letter I received recently from a reader who wishes to remain anonymous. It will get you to think about your memories of Philadelphia. Here goes…. I have never felt like such an outsider until I moved from South Philadelphia to Scottsdale, Ariz. I feel as though I have moved to another country. Don’t get me wrong, the Sonora Desert is a beautiful place and I am very happy to be here. It is just that there is really no sense of “neighborhood” here; you’re lucky if you know your neighbors. People are really quick to judge you out here. When they find out that you’re Italian and from Philly, right away they assume that your life must be like the “Sopranos.” Keep in mind the majority of the people out here are from somewhere else. You rarely meet anyone who is “from” Arizona. I get teased a lot because of my so-called “accent”. I just sort of laugh when people tell me that, especially when they have this “Southern drawl” when they speak. You should hear them when they try to imitate me. They completely destroy South Philly lingo. I also have discovered some people have lived very sheltered lives. One young man I met, when he found out where I was from, asked me if I knew “that famous boxer”. I answered with “Joe Frazier”? He looked at me as if I was an idiot and replied, “No, Rocky”. I just shook my head and walked away. I have been in Arizona for about eight years now. I did move back to Philly for about a year. I was very happy to be back, but disappointed to see the changes. It didn’t feel the same as when I was growing up. Many of the “neighborhoods” are gone. I was surprised to see what was left of the Italian Market, not too much “Italian”. I couldn’t believe what the City has done to our “Mummers”. New Year’s Day just wasn’t the same, and I was heartbroken. It was then that I discovered two things, first, nothing is and never will be the same, but I am lucky to have those memories and those wonderful “South Philly” memories I will cherish. Second, though I am only 32 years old, I feel old because I have to depend on my memories in order to keep Philly the “way it was.” I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for providing me with the memories on your website. Whenever I am missing South Philly, I just go to your website (www//dwaffleman.com) and I am taken back to a time that was great. Thanks, anonymous reader – I am glad that I can bring back some of your good memories.

What part do the media play when it comes to the issue of increased violence? Do we blame games like the “Grand Theft Auto” series for the fact that kids are pulling guns on each other and going for broke? Do we blame BET (Black Entertainment Television for those of you who don’t know)? Do we blame newspapers for covering and printing stories about things like the 16year-old boy who is clinging to life at St. Christopher’s Hospital after being shot in the head on Tuesday in front of the CEP Hunting Park HS? How about all the television coverage of the shootings (and the teddy bear-filled memorials that spring up afterward)? Do we blame the cameras? That was the question the ladies of Mothers In Charge asked a group of media members at a panel discussion last Saturday. Moderated by NBC-10’s John Blount (who is retiring this year, by the way) and featuring panelists like his coworker Kristen Welker, Radio One’s Moshay Lauren, WURD’s Thera Martin-Connelly, CBS-3 Assistant News Director Cesar Aldama (and folks in the audience like the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Annette John-Hall, Associated Press reporter Kathy Matheson and Yours Truly) the discussion centered on ways the media could be more a help and less a hindrance when it comes to violence. After discussions like this, I always walk out feeling like I should have listened to my mother and majored in nursing instead of journalism. Folks really don’t have a lot of love for my chosen profession these days. After some of the stories I heard on Saturday, I’m not that sure I’m mad at ‘em for it. One mother told the story of the news station that got her murdered son’s name wrong each time. Another wanted to know why her son’s murder got little mention, but the murder of the Police Officer killed that same night got full-court coverage. Another woman wanted to know why it took no effort at all to get a camera crew to her neighborhood for a shooting, but was nearly impossible to get one for a community fair. Some answers are easy. Getting names wrong is a sign of sloppy reporting and shouldn’t be tolerated. Why do murdered cops get more coverage than murdered civilians? Good question. All murdered people are equally wronged and the full-court press should be done (Cont. Page 37)

Snooper’s EMAIL Service: Let me answer you by telling you, what you are telling me is libelous and I won’t have any part of it. What I can tell you is, YOU ARE W-R-O-N-G! A Judge who is running, whether for RETENTION, or to be ELECTED, may go to any POLITICAL AFFAIR he cares to go to, and in doing so, is NOT in any violation whatsoever. Again, let me tell you a JUDGE running for Election is completely permitted to attend a POLITICAL AFFFAIR; in fact, it is expected of them to do so. Please do not send me any more of your nonsense. I can tell you, if you continue to do so, I definitely will have something for you. Oops! I forgot to mention, you did lose your election too? WHY? Snooper Sightings: I met this wonderful young Lady, ELSIE, while I was up at the CASINO DELI on Welsh Road. Hey Boss, this Lady knew you and spoke very well about you. She knows more politicians than I ever will, and she is well versed as to what is going on in “The Political Circles”. Whoa, what do we have over there sitting at the corner table? I’m looking all around here, and I see Committeepersons from a lot of the local wards inside here: the 58th, the 55th and the 45th. It seems they’re from all over this City. No, it’s not Judge Tancredi; however, she does look like her twin. Chief, I better stop up here again. Seems a lot of “well-connected” people are here! Snooper’s Political Parade: Oh you can tell it’s getting very close to THE PRIMARY. All “the heavy hitters” are out, and about trying to get to as many VOTERS as they can get. I spotted DAN McCAFFERY, District Attorney candidate, and he has quite a following. Saw SETH WILLIAMS, he seems very upset now he’s OFF THE BALLOT. I ran into a lot of The Judicial Candidates, too many of them to name, and there were plenty of them running for the various Court Systems. There’s BRETT MANDEL, running for City Controller, and he seems to have a “good shot” at it. I wonder if he is the son of MARK MANDELL, Esq., well-known City Attorney. Smoking Joe Frazier, he’s running around with JUDGE JIMMY LYNN, who is running to be a Commonwealth Court Judge. I spotted a gang of paratroopers following “The Captain”, JUDGE DUGAN! Snooper’s PERSON OF THE MONTH: This gentleman is credited with saving the lives of so many CATS and DOGS. He has EXPOSED so many people, most of them in JAIL, for ANIMAL CRUELTY. He has received numerous awards for all these ‘exposes’ (Cont. Page 37)


Ducky Birts …building youth Campbell (posthumously); State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams; and State Reps. James Roebuck, Ronald Waters and Jewell Williams. “Couples Working Together Making A Difference” will be honored. They include Mr. & Mrs. Rudy N. Battle, the Kenneth Gambles, the Jimmy Ghees, Dr. & Mrs.

Walter P. Lomax, Jr., and the Bernard Smalleys. The Ducky Birts 1st Annual Golf Outing will be held Apr. 20, followed by a Gospel Rama on Sunday, Apr. 26. Golfers will have a chance to win a $40,000 vehicle in the hole in one competition at this outing donated by the David Auto Group, located at the Airport Auto Mall. Checks may be mailed to Ducky Birts Foundation, 6661 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119. For further information call (215) 713-0100, (215) 248-4765 or (215) 510-1057. The Ducky Birts Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Scholarships are provided to Cheyney and Lincoln Uni-

versities, since these two are not members of the United Negro Scholarship Fund and have served thousands of residents of the Delaware Valley region. During the school year, the Foundation presents workshops to empower the next generation with knowledge of their civic responsibility learning how government works and how the economy works including money management. Mr. Ducky Birts, an aide to Congressman Bob Brady, has for more than 50 years served to improve the lives of citizens in Camden and Philadelphia. He established the Foundation to insure the continuation of his efforts.

Mayor Schedules Apr. 4 Cleanup, Seeks Volunteers Mayor Michael A. Nutter has scheduled the 2009 Philly Spring Cleanup will take place on Apr.4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The theme of this year’s event will be “Building Sustainable Communities”. The 2008 Philly Spring Cleanup was a huge success, recognized by Keep America Beautiful as the largest

single-day, citywide clean-up on record in the United States. On that action-packed spring day, 15,000 volunteers cleaned over 3,500 blocks, 2.5 million lb. of trash were collected, 71 commercial corridors were cleaned, 28 rec centers and 27 Fairmount Park sites were cleaned. Organizations that want to get in-

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volved and seek support for their project should complete the application form at www.PhillySpringCleanup.com. The deadline for registering projects is Mar. 20, 2009. The Mayor asked Philadelphians to visit www.PhillySpringCleanup.com or call 3-1-1 to get details and to register for a cleanup project.

ENTREPRENEURS and businesspersons pictured standing are part of newly-launched RISE Cyber Village, an online network of community-based entrepreneurs and businesses in West Phila. Cyber Village is a partnership between Wireless Philadelphia and American Cities Foundation’s Project RISE. Seated from left are Agnes Ogletree, COO for Wireless Philadelphia, and RISE Program Director Bernadine Hawes. Photo by Martin Regusters, Leaping Lion Photography

City Offers Tax ‘Delinquents’ Help the City is in desperate need of the money, which will benefit the City and School District of Philadelphia. For residents that need help, we have payment plans available and hardship guidelines are in place, so everyone is expected to pay.” If taxpayers do not pay their delinquent real-estate tax accounts or enter into payment arrangements, the City will seek a court order authorizing the Sheriff to sell the property to pay the taxes. Since No-

vember 2007, the City has filed about 4,000 foreclosure actions for real estate taxes and water/sewer bills, in addition to filing thousands of separate lawsuits against delinquent owners. The City continues to post the names of delinquent property owners that are named in these petitions on its website at www.phila.gov/law/tax_delinquent.html until the person pays in full or enters a payment agreement.

Tony Luke, Jr. Shines In ‘The Nail’: The Story of Joey Nardone. If you ask any Philadelphian about Tony Luke, Jr., they probably would associate him with Italian roast pork sandwiches. However, after starring in The Nail: The Story of Joey Nardone, the South Philly sandwich mogul showed he can act just as good as he can cook. Last Friday night SHADOWBOXER attended the world premiere of “The Nail” at the Prince Music Theater. Luke plays former Golden Gloves champion Joey “The Nail” Nardone, who, after being released from prison, returns to his old South Philly neighborhood. Joey takes a job at his old boxing gym, where

Students’ Spring Break STUDENTS from University of Georgia last year did Alternative Spring Break at The Arc of Philadelphia and Phila. Developmental Disabilities Corp., doing community service instead of lolling on beach in Ft. Lauderdale. They are working side by side with people with developmental disabilities, learning to respect contributions disabled make to our society.

he develops a mentoring relationship with a young Puerto Rican boxer who has a deeply troubled home life. Although the film also features major movie and television star Tony Danza, its cinematography foremost will thrill Philadelphians. Philadelphia’s famed Front Street gym was where the boxing scenes were shot and you’ll notice plenty of local faces as extras. You’ll see top Philly cutman Joey “The Eye” Intrieri playing none other than himself. You might think it is New Year’s Day in the film’s closing fight scene at the New Alhambra, because the fans are members of the Joe Howlett, Jr. Saints Mummers Club.

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TOURING Randolph Skills Academy with School District CEO Dr. Arlene Ackerman and SRC Chairwoman Sandra Dungee Glen is Councilman Curtis Jones, looking on as students receive their lessons for day.

Devon Theatre Opens In Mayfair

NEIGHBORS gather outside to share in gala opening of Devon Theatre in Mayfair, culminating an effort of political and community cooperation. Opening-night gala was a formal celebration drawing celebrities from around city. Among those attending were Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Aspite, flanking their nephew Domenic.

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The City of Philadelphia Law Dept. has collected about $125 million in delinquent property taxes, including about $55 million Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP (Linebarger) has collected, since September 2007 when the new tax foreclosure-collection initiative began. “Collecting these delinquent real-estate taxes is critical for the City of Philadelphia,” said Shelley R. Smith, City Solicitor. “It comes at a time when

TONY LUKE, JR. is flanked by the VBA’s Fred Druding, Jr. and Simon “One Punch” Carr at the world premier of The Nail

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The Ducky Birts Foundation, which annually provides educational programs and scholarships to needy and deserving Philadelphia and Camden students, will be busy raising funds this month. Its very popular Medallion Scholarship banquet will be held Saturday, Apr. 18 at 1st District Plaza, 381 Market Street. It will feature the Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble and vocalist Amazin’ Grace. Tickets for this gala are $65, with two for $100. Its honorees this year include Council Members Jannie Blackwell, Blondell Reynolds Brown, Darrell Clarke and Donna Reed Miller; Council President Anna Verna; Hon. Carol Ann

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Christy Recreation Center Boosts Public Role

CONFERRING in Cobbs Creek are State Rep. James Roebuck, left, and Christy Rec Center Advisory Council President Thomas Robinson.

AT INFORMATION fair in Christy Rec Center, 56th & Christian Streets, State Sen. Anthony Williams greets constituents.

COUNCILWOMAN Jannie Blackwell and Garden Court Civic Association VP Greg Cojulun joined other neighbors at Christy Rec Center to search for ways to link W. Phila. community groups in dialog with City and State services.

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former State Sen. Vincent Fumo and his associates. Attorney Christian DiCicco, who chairs the BID, also heads the 26-year-old Citizens’ Alliance for Better Neighborhoods, the wellheeled but ill-starred nonprofit now under Federal investigation as one consequence of the corruption scandal that brought down the most powerful man in South Philly. Focusing all its treasury on defense, CABN will go out of business at the end of this month. That includes its touted cleaning and beautification programs, with a dedicated fleet of vehicles.

Founded in 2002, the BID grew up under the shadow of CABN and was heavily dependent on the larger nonprofit’s resources. Its sole fulltime employee, ‘Main Street Mgr.’ Renee Gilinger, explained, “We have a guy named Rocky who organizes cleanups of the street three days a week. He leads crews of ‘volunteers’ sent by community court, but CBAN liaisoned for those volunteers. Then our team would bag the

trash, but CBAN trucks would haul it away.” Gilinger, who ran Fumo protégé Larry Farnese’s successful campaign to replace his elder in the State Senate last fall, is now scrambling to hook up new systems for a world after Citizens’ Alliance. Inevitably she must recast her budget of $400,000 if she is to deliver this core service as before. The bulk of that budget – $320,000 this year – rests on

the backs of the owners of the nearly 300 properties that are ruled by the BID. When it was created by City Council seven years ago – in a measure proposed by its chairman DiCicco’s father Councilman Frank DiCicco – it was funded by a special assessment, in effect a 25% surcharge on their real-estate taxes. Owners get more services than those in the rest of the city by paying more, the reasoning goes.

Some owners don’t think they’re getting value for that money, though. And for one brief, shining moment, they have a chance to do something about it. On May 8, City Council must vote on whether to reauthorize the E. Passyunk BID for another 10 years. The State law governing BIDs stipulates if 51% of its property owners vote against it within 45 days after that date, (Cont. Page 28)

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(Cont. From Page 1) BIDs are common in many city business strips, the largest and most famous being Center City District. Their services back up public workforces where inadequate City maintenance may scare customers away and incline toward decay. “Clean and safe” – the pushbroom and the patrol – are the most common missions of BIDs. E. Passyunk is different in a couple of ways, all related to its unique ecosystem in South Philadelphia. And it is stuck with terrible timing as it seeks to remain in existence. E. Passyunk is one of a pair of agencies founded by

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Notice is hereby given that an application will be made to the Department of State of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, at Harrisburg Pa., on or after March Ninth, 2009, for the purpose of obtaining a charter of a proposed nonprofit corporation to be organized under the 1988 Nonprofit Corporation Law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, effective 1, 1989, as amended. The name of the corporation is Unions Fight for Life, Inc. The purposes for which it is to be organized are: To provide support for families of fallen police officers, military veterans in need of medical treatment, and families of workers injured at their workplace. Jeffrey Scott, Solicitor, 604 S. Washington Sq. 112, Philadelphia, Pa 19106.


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SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA Sealed proposals will be received by the School Reform Commission at the School Administration Building located at 440 North Broad St., 3rd Floor, Office of Capital Programs, Philadelphia, PA 191304015, until 2:00 P.M., on Tuesday, April 21, 2009. A non-refundable fee for each set of bid documents is as scheduled. The School District will only accept bids from companies that have been placed on its current Pre Qualified Contractors List as shown at psit.org. All School District Project require MBE/WBE participation as shown in the specifications. FEE BUDGET B- 028 C of 2006/07* Electrical Contract Aloysius L. Fitzpatrick ES $325,000.00 $100.00 Elevator Replacement 11061 Knights Road * A pre-bid conference and site tour will be held at the project location, on Aptil 3, 2009 12:00 Noon. Specifications and/or plans and contract documents may be examined and copies thereof obtained from the School Reform Commission, 440 North Broad Street, 3rd floor, Philadelphia, PA 19130.

(Cont. From Page 27) it cannot be established. In that event, E. Passyunk would follow the path of Citizens’ Alliance and wink out of existence. By a stroke of bad luck, this BID is coming up for renewal in the very year Mayor Michael Nutter, grappling with a budget crisis, is pro-

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posing a 19% real-estate tax hike, following shortly by the uncertain effects of a fullvalue tax redesign. That puts E. Passyunk’s property owners in the remarkable position of being the only property owners in Philadelphia who actually have the power to vote to reduce their total tax bite this year! Of course, in a year overshadowed by threatened cutbacks in City street-cleaning, many owners may decide now is not the time to give up on their “clean and safe” operation. However, less than onethird of E. Passyunk’s budget goes to “design and beautification,” including all cleaning efforts. It spends a good deal more money on “promotion activities and economic development.” And many merchants see no value in the way the Avenue is being promoted and developed. Retailers in particular complain the E. Passyunk BID has targeted the building of a new nightlife district that does not serve the traditional community-oriented shops that still dominate the area. Half a dozen sprightly new

restaurants and cafes have sprung up here in the past few years. But shoe merchant George Pasquarello argues they don’t help his business at all. “When they are starting to gear up their dinner hour, I am starting to close,” Pasquarello notes. “If nightlife is such a boost to business activity along the street, why is it I saw only one vacant storefront on my block when the BID began, but now I see five or six?” Tailor Pat Scioli agrees. “Business is slow now,” he sighs. “The people who come to the restaurants don’t buy my suits. My customers won’t go shopping at 9:00 p.m.” Scioli, a renter, is not personally affected by the BID tax assessment. E. Passyunk has staged daytime promotions, Gilinger counters, such as the festive Easter Egg Hunt last weekend that drew hundreds of families to the Avenue on a Saturday morning, and the Doo Wop classic-car rally on an August Sunday afternoon. Other merchants dispute the logic of the BID’s boundaries. Sandwich impresario (Cont. Page 29)

Information as to contract documents, etc., may be obtained at the above address, or telephone 215-4005225. Make checks payable to the School District of Philadelphia.

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The School Reform Commission reserves the right to reject any and all bids and make the awards to the best interests of the School District of Philadelphia.

Sealed proposals will be received by the School Reform Commission at the School Administration Building located at 440 North Broad St., 3rd Floor, Office of Capital Programs, Philadelphia, PA 191304015, until 2:00 P.M., on Tuesday, April 14, 2009. A non-refundable fee for each set of bid documents is as scheduled. The School District will only accept bids from companies that have been placed on its current Pre Qualified Contractors List as shown at psit.org. All School District Project require MBE/WBE participation as shown in the specifications. FEE BUDGET B- 012 C of 2008/09* Mechanical Contract John F. Hartranft ES $2,000,000.00 $200.00 Boiler Replacement 720 West Cumberland Street

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Sealed proposals will be received by the School Reform Commission at the School Administration Building located at 440 North Broad St., 3rd Floor, Office of Capital Programs, Philadelphia, PA 191304015, until 2:00 P.M., on Tuesday, April 28, 2009. A non-refundable fee for each set of bid documents is as scheduled. The School District will only accept bids from companies that have been placed on its current Pre Qualified Contractors List as shown at psit.org. All School District Project require MBE/WBE participation as shown in the specifications. FEE BUDGET B- 050 C of 2008/09 Electrical Contract Various Locations $75,000.00 $25.00 Fire Alarm and Throughout theThe district Emergency Systems Repairs

* A pre-bid conference and site tour will be held at the project location, on Aptil 1, 2009 10:00 A.M. B- 013 C of 2008/09*

Electrical Contract Boiler Replacement

John F. Hartranft ES $150,000.00 720 West Cumberland Street

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* A pre-bid conference and site tour will be held at the project location, on Aptil 1, 2009 10:00 A.M..

Specifications and/or plans and contract documents may be examined and copies thereof obtained from the School Reform Commission, 440 North Broad Street, 3rd floor, Philadelphia, PA 19130.

Specifications and/or plans and contract documents may be examined and copies thereof obtained from the School Reform Commission, 440 North Broad Street, 3rd floor, Philadelphia, PA 19130.

Information as to contract documents, etc., may be obtained at the above address, or telephone 215-4005225. Make checks payable to the School District of Philadelphia.

Information as to contract documents, etc., may be obtained at the above address, or telephone 215-4005225. Make checks payable to the School District of Philadelphia.

The School Reform Commission reserves the right to reject any and all bids and make the awards to the best interests of the School District of Philadelphia.

The School Reform Commission reserves the right to reject any and all bids and make the awards to the best interests of the School District of Philadelphia.


E. Passyunk Avenue streetscape. Does it need its BID? an industrious business owner to control. For Rinaldi, promotions work. “They attract a crowd of people that, for the most part, never knew the Avenue existed,” she said. BID supporters volunteer for committee work to plan promotions, cleaning and development. Business isn’t the only issue for some property owners, though. Governance of E. Passyunk troubles some. Its Board of Directors is topheavy with the politically connected and there is no formal way for those assessed to provide any input into its actions – except once every 10 years, when they get to pull the plug. “I have no vote in this entity,” Pasquarello noted acidly. “I am a ‘member’ with no rights and no powers. The only thing I do is pay.”

FROM LEFT, Coalition of Black Trade Unions Executive Board members Anna Brown, Stephen Gibbs, President Mike Daniels, Bernard Fisher, Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell, LECET administrator Juan Ramos, Ken Kinsey, Stanley Sanders, Penna. AFL-CIO President William George and Michelle Cooper.

BERNARD J. FISHER, 2nd from right, received coveted recognition at 2008 Night of Elegance Scholarship Award Dinner. Here to congratulate are, from left, Ken Kinsey, Mike Daniels, Fisher and Stanley Sanders.

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(Cont. From Page 28) Joey Vento says the entire Italian Market section doesn’t need its services. “We already know each other well here,” he argues. “We have our own network and were already working together to take care of problems. The southern end of the District has a separate character. If they keep it at all, it should begin at Tasker and go below. “I’m already paying for street cleaning with my regular taxes,” Vento continued. “I don’t need this BID. They only took in the Italian Market end to get the money.” South of Tasker is where new restaurants and boutiques have been popping up, many in buildings that were acquired by developers during the BID’s early years. Lynn Rinaldi, who owns two of them – classic-Italian Paradiso and nouveau-Japanese Izumi – is one of them. She makes no bones about her enthusiasm for her BID. “I probably wouldn’t have made the $600,000 investment I made if there wasn’t a BID here,” she explained, “with an organized plan for street-cleaning and promotional activities.” A dirty streetscape repels restaurant customers, she stressed, and it is beyond the power of even

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TO “E” and WILL WILLIAMS A Petition has been filed asking the court to put an end to all rights you have to your child Baby Girl Walker who was born on 2/1/09 at Hospital of Univeristy of PA, Philadelphia, PA, as well as any rights R.W. has to Baby Girl Walker. The court has set a hearing to consider ending your rights to your child. That hearing will be held on April 23, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. at Courtroom No.14, One Montgomery Plaza, Orphan’s Court Division, Swede Streets, Norristown, PA 19404 before Judge Ott. You are warned that even if you fail to appear at the scheduled hearing, the hearing will go on without you and your rights to your child as well as the rights of R.W. to that child may be ended by the court without your being present. You have a right to be represented at the the hearing by a lawyer. You should take this paper to your lawyer at once. If you do not have a lawyer or cannot afford one, go to or telephone the office set forth below to find out where you can get legal help.

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You are also warned that if you fail to file either an acknowledgment of paternity pursuant to 23 Pa.C.S.A. Section 2503 (d) relating to acknowledgement and claim of paternity, and fail to either appear at a hearing to object to the termination of your rights or file a written objection to such termination with the court prior to the hearing, your rights may be terminated under Pa. C.S.A. 2503(d) and 2504(c) of the Adoption Act.


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IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS PHILADELPHIA COUNTY CIVIL ACTION - LAW MARCH TERM 2005 NO. 2819 NOTICE OF ACTION IN MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA PLAINTIFF vs. LUCKY REALTY INC., JOHN DOE, KOOK CHUN, JOSEPH HUGHES,Executor of the will of Michael J. Hughes,deceased & MICHELLE HUGHES,Executor of the will of Michael J. Hughes,deceased Mortgagors and Real Owners Defendants TO LUCKY REALTY INC., and JOHN DOE, MORTAGORS AND REAL OWNERS, DEFENDANTS whose last known address is 2624 Holbrook Street Philadelphia, PA 19142. THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT OWED TO OUR CLIENT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM YOU WILL BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING THE DEBT. You are hereby notified that Plaintiff WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, has filed a Mortgage Foreclosure Complaint endorsed with a notice to defend against you in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, docketed to March Term 2005 No. 002819 wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 2624 Holbrook Street Philadelphia, PA 19142 whereupon your property will be sold by the Sheriff of Philadelphia County.

IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS PHILADELPHIA COUNTY CIVIL ACTION - LAW APRIL TERM 2005 No. 003427 NOTICE OF ACTION IN MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA PLAINTIFF vs. KHIM CHENG, BRUCE DOAN, MINH DOAN AND JOHN DOE Mortgagors and Real Owners Defendants TO MINH DOAN and JOHN DOE, MORTGAGORS AND REAL OWNERS, DEFENDANTS whose last known address is 2814 South Fairhill Street Philadelphia, PA 19148. THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT OWED TO OUR CLIENT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM YOU WILL BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING THE DEBT. You are hereby notified that Plaintiff WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, FA, has filed a Mortgage Foreclosure Complaint endorsed with a notice to defend against you in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, docketed to APRIL TERM 205 No. 003427 wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 2814 South Fairhill Street Philadelphia, PA 19148 whereupon your property will be sold by the Sheriff of Philadelphia County.

NOTICE You have been sued in court. If you wish to defend against the claims set forth in the following pages, you must take action within twenty (20) days after the Complaint and notice are served, by entering a written appearance personally or by attorney and filing in writing with the court your defenses or objections to the claims set forth against you. You are warned that if you fail to do so the case may proceed without you and a judgment may be entered against you by the Court without further notice for any money claimed in the Complaint or for any other claim or relief requested by the Plaintiff. You may lose money or property or other rights important to you. YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS PAPER TO YOUR LAWYER AT ONCE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LAWYER OR CANNOT AFFORD ONE, GO TO OR TELEPHONE THE OFFICE SET FORTH BELOW. THIS OFFICE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT HIRING A LAWYER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO HIRE A LAWYER, THIS OFFICE MAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT AGENCIES THAT MAY OFFER LEGAL SERVICES TO ELIGIBLE PERSONS AT A REDUCED FEE OR NO FEE. PHILADELPHIA BAR ASSOCIATION One Reading Center Philadelphia, PA 19107 215-238-6333

NOTICE You have been sued in court. If you wish to defend against the claims set forth in the following pages, you must take action within twenty (20) days after the Complaint and notice are served, by entering a written appearance personally or by attorney and filing in writing with the court your defenses or objections to the claims set forth against you. You are warned that if you fail to do so the case may proceed without you and a judgment may be entered against you by the Court without further notice for any money claimed in the Complaint or for any other claim or relief requested by the Plaintiff. You may lose money or property or other rights important to you. YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS PAPER TO YOUR LAWYER AT ONCE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LAWYER OR CANNOT AFFORD ONE, GO TO OR TELEPHONE THE OFFICE SET FORTH BELOW. THIS OFFICE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT HIRING A LAWYER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO HIRE A LAWYER, THIS OFFICE MAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT AGENCIES THAT MAY OFFER LEGAL SERVICES TO ELIGIBLE PERSONS AT A REDUCED FEE OR NO FEE. COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICES, INC. Law Center North Central 3638 North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19140 215-227-2400 or 215-981-3700

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TO SHUI CHUI A/K/A SHUI CHIU, JOHN DOE AND KINH VAN LEE, MORTAGORS AND REAL OWNERS, DEFENDANTS whose last known address is 6407 Grays Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19142. THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT OWED TO OUR CLIENT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM YOU WILL BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING THE DEBT. You are hereby notified that Plaintiff WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, has filed a Mortgage Foreclosure Complaint endorsed with a notice to defend against you in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, docketed to June Term 2003 No. 0239 wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 6407 Grays Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19142 whereupon your property will be sold by the Sheriff of Philadelphia County. NOTICE You have been sued in court. If you wish to defend against the claims set forth in the following pages, you must take action within twenty (20) days after the Complaint and notice are served, by entering a written appearance personally or by attorney and filing in writing with the court your defenses or objections to the claims set forth against you. You are warned that if you fail to do so the case may proceed without you and a judgment may be entered against you by the Court without further notice for any money claimed in the Complaint or for any other claim or relief requested by the Plaintiff. You may lose money or property or other rights important to you. YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS PAPER TO YOUR LAWYER AT ONCE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LAWYER OR CANNOT AFFORD ONE, GO TO OR TELEPHONE THE OFFICE SET FORTH BELOW. THIS OFFICE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT HIRING A LAWYER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO HIRE A LAWYER, THIS OFFICE MAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT AGENCIES THAT MAY OFFER LEGAL SERVICES TO ELIGIBLE PERSONS AT A REDUCED FEE OR NO FEE. COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICES, INC. Law Center North Central 3638 North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19140 215-227-2400 or 215-981-3700

State Rep. Brendan Boyle will kick off a Charity Basketball Classic starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 4 at George Washington HS, 10175 Bustleton Avenue. Proceeds will benefit families of

fallen Police Officers. Boyle said he has invited all local elementary and middle schools from the 170th Legislative Dist. to each enter one boys’ and one girls’ team for a weekend of community fun.

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Reading Terminal Changes The Board of Directors of the Reading Terminal Market Corporation elected Albert A. Mezzaroba to serve as its new chairman. Mezzaroba succeeds Ricardo M. Dunston, who stepped down from the post in January after six and one-half years of service. The position of board chairman is an unpaid, volunteer position with a term that runs co-terminous with that of the Mayor of Philadelphia. Mezzaroba is currently of counsel to Walker Bowman PC, a Philadelphia-based law firm. Until August 2008, Mezzaroba served as executive director of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority, a position he had held since February 2003 after serving on its board of directors. The Reading Terminal Market Corp. is a not-forprofit corporation.

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IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS PHILADELPHIA COUNTY CIVIL ACTION - LAW JUNE TERM 2003 NO. 0239 NOTICE OF ACTION IN MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK PLAINTIFF vs. SHUI CHUI A/K/A SHUI CHIU, JOHN DOE & KINH VAN LEE Mortgagors and Real Owners DEFENDANTS

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Top Restaurants Work At Recession Prices In recent columns I’ve been trying to provide information on Philadelphia’s top recession-fighters — those normally expensive restaurants that have reduced their prices dramatically to accommodate diners who have been buffeted by the winds of economic disaster. If you are looking to stay on budget but still have a great meal in a high-class setting, I could not suggest a better deal than the one offered by Prime Rib, 1701 Locust Street. Although it is one of the city’s best steakhouses, if not THE best, and normally charges stratospheric prices, it is now offering a $35 prixfixe menu every night of the week. You can choose from a soup/salad/appetizer, entrée, two side dishes served family-style, and a house

made dessert. And while the portion sizes are allegedly slightly smaller than what is normally offered, I could not tell the difference. The last time we tried the $35 menu, we could not come close to finishing everything and wound up taking doggie bags home. Certain holidays and special occasions may be excluded. And in addition to the dramatically reduced prices, Sunday is BYOB night with no corkage fee! If there is a better deal anywhere in town, we are not aware of it. Some fine restaurants that are now offering $35 dinner options only offer a very limited selection, but not Prime Rib. For example, for a first course you can choose from: clams casino, hearts of palm salad, shrimp cocktail, roasted tomato soup, oysters on the half shell, cherrystone

clams, cold seafood sampler, house salad, Caesar salad or feta cheese, tomato and onion salad. For your entrée you can choose from roast prime rib, imperial crab, filet mignon, jumbo lump crab cakes, flat iron steak, chopped sirloin steak, center cut pork shop, grilled Scottish salmon, roast chicken and penne primavera. For dessert you have these options: cheesecake, key lime pie, chocolate mousse pie, ice cream, crème brûlée and sorbet. When you consider Prime Rib has been continuously voted "Best Steakhouse in Philadelphia" by the Zagat Dining Guide for Philadelphia and is a four-time "Best of Philly"© winner by Philadelphia magazine, this $35 menu is hard to believe. There is also live entertainment nightly. For more information, call (215) 772-1701 or visit www.theprimerib.com.

Marigold blooms in April Throughout the month of April, another good deal comes from one of Philly’s best BYOBs, Marigold Kitchen, 501 S. 45th Street in University City. It’s a five-course, Southern-inspired country ham dinner created by executive chef Erin O’Shea. Featuring Southern hams from top purveyors, this meal is available for $50 per person. Items from chef O’Shea’s menu include: three country hams from Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee; local farm vegetables dressed with Virginia ham vinaigrette; slow-baked halibut in country ham broth with fava beans and poached egg; stuffed chicken breast with country ham, morel mushrooms and sugar snap peas; and “farmhouse-style” rhubarb tart. This meal is available in addition to the à la carte menu. “I think it’s important to celebrate the culinary

Len Lear achievements of local producers in Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee,” said chef O’Shea. “Compared to other famous hams, such as Spain’s jamón ibérico, these amazing treats are practically coming from our back yard.” Chef O’Shea is one of Philadelphia’s only female executive chefs, and has quickly achieved recognition for her work at Marigold Kitchen. A rave review in the Philadelphia Inquirer gushed that her signature

shrimp and grits are “not like any grits you’ve tasted before.” Chef O’Shea previously served as a sous-chef at Marigold Kitchen under Michael Solomonov, who is now chef/owner of Zahav, our town’s only modern Israeli restaurant. Before coming to Philly to join Marigold in 2006, she trained in Richmond, Va. with legendary Southern chef and restaurateur Jimmy Sneed at The Frog & the Redneck, named one of the country’s best restaurants by Esquire magazine. Marigold Kitchen is owned by restaurateur Steven Cook, whose other restaurants include Xóchitl, serving upscale Mexican fare, and Zahav. Marigold Kitchen serves brunch every Sunday and dinner Tuesday through Sunday. For more information, call (215) 2223699 or visit www.marigoldkitchenbyob.com.


TO, JOHN DOE ET AL, MORTAGOR AND REAL OWNER, DEFENDANT whose last known address is 7001 Reedland Street Philadelphia, PA 19142 THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT OWED TO OUR CLIENT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM YOU WILL BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING THE DEBT. You are hereby notified that Plaintiff WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK FA, has filed a Mortgage Foreclosure Complaint endorsed with a notice to defend against you in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, docketed to March Term 2005 No. 3886 wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 7001 Reedland Street Philadelphia, PA 19142 whereupon your property will be sold by the Sheriff of Philadelphia County.

NOTICE You have been sued in court. If you wish to defend against the claims set forth in the following pages, you must take action within twenty (20) days after the Complaint and notice are served, by entering a written appearance personally or by attorney and filing in writing with the court your defenses or objections to the claims set forth against you. You are warned that if you fail to do so the case may proceed without you and a judgment may be entered against you by the Court without further notice for any money claimed in the Complaint or for any other claim or relief requested by the Plaintiff. You may lose money or property or other rights important to you. YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS PAPER TO YOUR LAWYER AT ONCE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LAWYER OR CANNOT AFFORD ONE, GO TO OR TELEPHONE THE OFFICE SET FORTH BELOW. THIS OFFICE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT HIRING A LAWYER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO HIRE A LAWYER, THIS OFFICE MAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT AGENCIES THAT MAY OFFER LEGAL SERVICES TO ELIGIBLE PERSONS AT A REDUCED FEE OR NO FEE. PHILADELPHIA BAR ASSOCIATION One Reading Center Philadelphia, PA 19107 215-238-6333

NOTICE You have been sued in court. If you wish to defend against the claims set forth in the following pages, you must take action within twenty (20) days after the Complaint and notice are served, by entering a written appearance personally or by attorney and filing in writing with the court your defenses or objections to the claims set forth against you. You are warned that if you fail to do so the case may proceed without you and a judgment may be entered against you by the Court without further notice for any money claimed in the Complaint or for any other claim or relief requested by the Plaintiff. You may lose money or property or other rights important to you. YOU SHOULD TAKE THIS PAPER TO YOUR LAWYER AT ONCE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A LAWYER OR CANNOT AFFORD ONE, GO TO OR TELEPHONE THE OFFICE SET FORTH BELOW. THIS OFFICE CAN PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT HIRING A LAWYER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO HIRE A LAWYER, THIS OFFICE MAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT AGENCIES THAT MAY OFFER LEGAL SERVICES TO ELIGIBLE PERSONS AT A REDUCED FEE OR NO FEE. PHILADELPHIA BAR ASSOCIATION One Reading Center Philadelphia, PA 19107 215-238-6333

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Michael T. McKeever Attorney for Plaintiff Goldbeck McCafferty & McKeever, PC Suite 5000, Mellon Independence Center 701 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19106-1532 215-627-1322

Michael T. McKeever Attorney for Plaintiff Goldbeck McCafferty & McKeever, PC Suite 5000, Mellon Independence Center 701 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19106-1532 215-627-1322

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TO JOHN DOE ET AL MORTAGOR AND REAL OWNER, DEFENDANT whose last known address is 2413 S. Rosella Street Philadelphia, PA 19153. THIS FIRM IS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT OWED TO OUR CLIENT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM YOU WILL BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF COLLECTING THE DEBT. You are hereby notified that Plaintiff WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK FA, has filed a Mortgage Foreclosure Complaint endorsed with a notice to defend against you in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, docketed to April Term 2005 No. 3710 wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 2413 S. Rosella Street Philadelphia, PA 19153 whereupon your property will be sold by the Sheriff of Philadelphia County.

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IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS PHILADELPHIA COUNTY CIVIL ACTION - LAW MARCH TERM 2005 NO. 3886 NOTICE OF ACTION IN MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK FA PLAINTIFF vs. JOHN DOE ET AL Mortgagor and Real Owner Defendant

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Port Contracts For Inside Assessment Taking a proactive, longrange view of the Port’s future business needs, the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority has contracted with the worldwide engineering firm of Moffatt & Nichol to perform a strategic assessment of all PRPA marine terminals, warehouses, and other waterfront facilities. The aim of this comprehensive assessment will be to provide the PRPA Board and senior managers with the information they need to chart the future path of the port agency for the foreseeable future. “This assessment will give us the informational tools required to successfully implement the cargo initiatives we want to accomplish, as well as help us to develop new initiatives,” said PRPA Executive Director James T. McDermott, Jr. “Moffatt & Nichol will take a long, hard look at our facilities, and at the marketplace, and make independent, expert recommendations for the Board to consider.” As further described in a recent statement issued by

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Supermarket Beer Sales The Pennsylvania Malt Beverage Distributors Association is asking the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to review the Commonwealth Court’s decision to allow beer sales in supermarkets, calling the decision likely to herald “the most substantial change in the manner and venue of beer sales in Pennsylvania since passage of the Liquor Code 70-plus years ago.” If the Commonwealth Court ruling is allowed to stand, it will begin an erosion of established law leading to “beer sales almost anywhere,” the head of the MBDA said. The controversy stems around Wegman’s Supermarket plan to sell beer through its restaurant. MBDA believes the lower court has ignored the economic reality that demonstrates the Wegmans’ supermarket, not its “restaurant,” is the real seller of the beer to its supermarket customers.

Moffatt & Nichol, “The objective of this study is to perform a condition inspection of the facilities owned by the PRPA to determine whether these facilities need to be rehabilitated, reconstructed, or replaced over the next 10 years. The study will establish

a program of phased capital improvements geared to meet both system preservation and market driven needs.” The study will include market assessments, an analysis of current capacity, and a plan to address the disparity between current capacity and

forecasted growth. Financial assessments, the economic benefits of various paths, and the pros and cons of existing facilities vs. proposed development projects will also be addressed. The strategic assessment, which will be conducted by

Military Ship Crews Hosted At Finnigan’s

CREW of Coast Guard Cutter Block Island travelled from Atlantic Beach, N.C. for Penn’s Landing visit. They were given a reception in Finnigan’s Wake and were surprised to meet Stanley Cup Ring Owner Larry Zeidel. Commander Mike Cilenti and Executive Officer Kristen Bucher join in adPhoto by Joe Stivala miring ring.

US Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous paid visit to Penn’s Landing. Party for crew was given by Mike Driscoll, Finnigan’s Wake owner, and Maurice Hartey of Mayfair CDC. Capt. Flynn and Executive Officer Simpson thank Photo by Joe Stivala Mike and Reece.

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activities they generate are responsible for thousands of direct and indirect jobs in the Philadelphia area and throughout Pennsylvania. Learn more about PRPA at www.philaport.com. Moffatt & Nichol was founded in 1945 to provide design engineering services to the evolving maritime infrastructure on the west coast of the United States. Early success in port-facility planning and coastal-structures design earned the firm a reputation for innovation and creativity. By the next decade, Moffatt & Nichols’ practice had expanded to support the larger demands of the goods movement industry in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Latin America.


Philly Seeds New Union the rapidly expanding, modestly paid service industries of the 21st-century economy. “That merger did work out well,” Fox judged. “This split

does not reflect the forces that were involved in the founding of UNITE HERE. We’re really moving in a new direction.”

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(Cont. From Page 1) mactic vote was taken. Breakaway leaders cited “basic philosophical differences” with UNITE HERE’s General President Bruce Raynor. A top concern was the speed of organizing. UNITE HERE was itself formed in a 2004 merger between the declining inheritor of the garment workers’ mantle and a service-industry union. Workers United locals are concentrated in hotels and restaurants, stadiums, gaming, hospitals, laundry and food service, as well as in light manufacturing, retail and distribution – all strong potential growth areas for the organized-labor movement . To the dissidents, however, UNITE HERE was not taking adequate advantage of these growth opportunities. Fox said, “Organizing efforts were very slow and not cost-effective. Furthermore, it wasn’t raising workers’ standards. It was taking too long a time to develop effective drives.” Fox is a veteran of the Delaware Valley labor movement. She actually emerged from the textiles side of the original merger, which pooled financial resources that derived ultimately from the storied International Ladies Garment Workers Union with

(Cont. from Page 24) Republican power-lawyer SCOTT SIGMAN has officially cut his ties with the law firm of Bochetto & Lentz. Word has it Scott is now courting other Republican legal movers and shakers to join forces to create a new GOP superfirm. A new generation of conservative law dogs who get things done. Hurrah! An impressive political newcomer, KEITH TODD, held a nice little get-together with all the fixin’s in the 30th Ward. Old guard and activists alike dropped by to chew the fat and plan the revolution. WARD LEADER PRISCILLA COHEN and her consultant husband AARON COHEN joined 5TH WARD LEADER MIKE CIBIK, Loyal Opposition Founder KEVIN KELLY and Southeast Director JOE DeFELICE, as well as a whole host of new faces eager to get involved. Keith is just the kind of guy we need in our party, highly motivated

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WOMEN now make up virtually half (889) of Prison System’s 1813 correctional officers. Following honorees have seen and contributed to System’s development over those years. They were honored during Women’s History Month. From left are Roseanne Duzinski, contracts administrator; Osie Butler, Deputy warden at RCF; and Deborah Lee, social supervisor.

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and 10th, and JOE THOMAS in the 4th. These guys were recruited by Joe D and have shown a real desire and hunger to be superior ward leaders.

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and willing to get his hands dirty winning elections. I heard fantastic things about new WARD LEADERS JERRY BROWN in the 17th, MARVIN MACK in the 50th


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Out & About (Cont. from Page 24) to find their assailants. Why is it harder to get a camera crew to a community fair than it is to a murder? Well, part of that’s economic. Television stations and newspapers are cutting back and because of that, stories are being missed. But the other part is demographic and advertiser-driven. The target demographic for

nightly television newscasts is suburban women. Because of this, murder and mayhem – the kind of stuff that makes these women feel justified for moving out of the city — is what leads the newscast. If you show a lot of community fairs, it makes the city seem like a place where people live. If people want to change this “play to the demographic”, they must pick up their pens and their telephones. Only through calling and writing to the news media

Judges, let it be one of these two, PLEASE. Don’t get me all wrong Chief, we do have other great-looking Judges here in Philadelphia. Yes, we are blessed with plenty of great JUDGES, just check out Municipal Court, Common Pleas Court, and yes, even The Traffic Court. To those of you who may DISAGREE with me, just remember this, YOU ELECTED THEM. This election, BE WISE; open your EYES! Snooper’s Special Memo: This is for HON. JOHN GREENE, this City’s great SHERIFF. We were sorry to

learn of the ‘passing’ of one of your “stellar” Deputies. He started in the Sheriff’s Office in 1984, and then left 22 years later when he retired. (WILLIAM J. CLAIR, Sr.) He was affectionately called “NEMO” by his many coworkers and friends. Bill was a very ardent “FALCON FAN” who went to NORTH CATHOLIC. Then he joined the Army. “NEMO” was born right there in KENSINGTON, and he was very proud of it too. We extend our sincerest condolences to his family, Eileen his wife, and his son William J., Jr.

can you change their decisionmaking processes. To her credit, Mothers In Charge founder Dorothy Johnson-Speight told us media folks she brought us there not

to bury us, but to partner with us in trying to change the violent circumstances that have claimed the lives of her group’s children. W. PHILA. native and awardwinning broadcast producer Tony Regusters is seen here at White House with legendary Grammy Award-winning jazz artist Herbie Hancock, following Library of Congress "Gershwin Awards" special honoring Stevie Wonder. Event, recorded by PBS TV, was hosted by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle. Regusters was also creator of BET's "Teen Summit" program. Photo by Martin Regusters

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(Cont. from Page 24) he has reported to us in The Daily News. I’m sure by now even my Boss knows who I am referring to – STU BYKOFSKY, “Ace Reporter”. “BYKO” is really a trusted name in the newspapers, and one who always checks out his sources, before he prints what he is told by them. Yes Chief, this is the same Stu Bykofsky who took over the gossip column when LARRY FIELDS had is drinking escapes. Larry is still talked about regarding the fa-

mous ‘radio show’ with PETE DEXTER, his personal friend. STU, you’re THE BEST. STU BYKOFSKY, on behalf of all our ANIMAL LOVERS, I personally say Thank You. Snooper’s F.Y.I. Files: Let me suggest to all of you, check out the Judges who are running this year, and in particular, one named Paula Tancredi. This young woman reminds me so much of HON. WENDY PEW, Municipal Court Judge. Yes, they both look like High School students and, I might add, not bad-looking either. Hey, if I ever have to face one of our

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Sen. Larry Farnese … honored with grandfather’s award.

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His skills led to his appointment as Deputy Attorney General for Pennsylvania, and many executive positions with various businesses, foundations, banks and Commissions. Dedicating his life to public service, he used the lessons taught to him at Barrett MS, Southern HS, Temple University and Temple Law School to look into the future, with a dream of bettering the lives of his fellow citizens. In a postwar America, fewer families lived under a multi-generational roof. While the GIs left with their new brides to start families in the suburbs, their aging parents and grandparents would face life with an autonomy many were unprepared for. As if reading Farnese’s mind, in 1959 Congress established, through HUD, the Dept. of Housing & Urban Development, a program that would grant to nonprofit organizations money to build low-income housing for those 62 and older, and to help pay for their health and welfare. Farnese was one of the first people in the United States to apply for and receive the funds. He established a relationship with a German immigrant, architect Oscar Gregory Stonorov, who was schooled in Florence, Italy and arrived in Philadelphia in 1924, where he lived and worked. In 1964, blueprints were drawn up for the modernistic building. Two years

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Proud as punch, parents, aunts, uncles and cousins surround the newly sworn-in 1st Dist. Sen. Lawrence M. Farnese, Jr., as he is given the Humanitarian Award named after his late grandfather Philadelphia icon Andrew N. Farnese, Esq. We’re at Galdo’s Catering and Entertainment Complex at 20th & Moyamensing on a Friday night, where The Columbus Forum Lodge 1492 has gathered 300 strong for the 41st Annual President’s Award. Honorees include Dr. Rocco Gigante, Donato Ezzio, John Frangipani, Delores Tancredi and Deborah Chagin. The Hon. Lawrence N. Farnese, Jr., is to receive the Andrew N. Farnese, Esq. Humanitarian Award. “My grandfather was the first Italian American visionary for the city. I look through his eyes for my inspiration,” our new Senator eulogizes about one of Philadelphia’s most beloved citizens. “To receive something named after him is overwhelming.” The Senator is talking about former Philadelphia School Board president Andrew Farnese, a Sicilian immigrant, who, as a young teenager in 1927, crossed the ocean for a better life. Always going the additional step, Farnese took advantage of every educational opportunity and never hesitated to serve his adopted country. During WWII, he became an ordinance officer in the Army.

Like Grandfather, Like Grandson

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later, coming just under a budget of $4 million, the first Federal housing project for senior citizens opened its doors at 1300 Lombard Street. Since Farnese was the founder and president of the edifice, and relying on his Italian heritage, it was his prerogative to name the building after Roman physicist and Nobel Prize winner Enrico Fermi. Until his death in 2003, he ran the building with all the love and care of a new father. Through the years, the feeling never wore off. The residents were on a first-name basis with him. During his life, he was honored by the Papal Cross Lateran, giving him Christian Knighthood, the Cavaliere di Gran Croce, the Italian government’s highest rank for a civilian, for

chivalry and merit and from the University of Messina, an honorary doctorate. In his memory, the building was posthumously named Casa Farnese. Being the grandson of one so revered, the Senator has followed in his family’s venerable history of public service by sponsoring art and education programs for children, civic participation, volunteerism, and advocating and supporting public education. As our Senator, we can expect for him to speak with a strong, assertive voice and to make sure Philadelphia merits what it ought to have. “My hope is to follow the vision of my grandfather in making this a better place to live and to have a bright future.”

Washington School Raises Funds In Baby March Streets at 9 a.m., the walkers proceeded north on 5th Street, then east on Washington Avenue to 2nd Street, where turned around and retraced their steps back to the school. “We saw this ‘minimarch’ as an opportunity to show our support for Superintendent Arlene Ackerman, who is serving as the honorary youth chair for the Apr. 26 March for Babies on

Martin Luther King Drive, and also as a way to get our students involved in an initiative that helps babies and children,” said Principal Margaret MullenBavwidinsi. “Our Kids need to learn responsibility and this is one way they learn,” she added. The school has periodic dress down days where students, who contribute $1 to the selected good cause, are

permitted by the principal to dress-down on a designated day. Students who contribute $1 to the March for Dimes March for Babies will get a pass to dress down. In addition, the principal has asked the 7th- and 8th-grade teachers to have their students make classroom presentations so that students understand how their donations can contribute to the work of the March of Dimes.

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A glimpse at the support the March of Dimes will receive when the School District joins March of Dimes Fund Raising March Apr. 26 for Babies could be seen last Friday when the staff, students and parents of the District’s George Washington ES staged their own “mini-march” in the neighborhood on Friday, Mar. 27. Stepping off from the school at 5th & Federal


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