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Keeping The Sweep Up
South Philly Leader Guides Variety Club Into 75th Year Variety – The Children’s Charity celebrates its 75th anniversary this Saturday evening with a star-studded dinner-dance fundraiser at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. Despite some recent funding setbacks brought on by the lingering national recession, Variety is on the comeback trail, thanks to the leadership of Variety President and South Philadelphia community leader John J. Dougherty, the charity’s dedicated board of directors, and the generosity of many civic and business leaders in the Greater Philadelphia community.
Volunteers Give South Philly A Makeover Flea Market Looking for that perfect gift for Mothers’ Day, or just plain love a good flea market & craft fair? Well, on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lower Moyamensing Civic Association will host a fabulous mix of over 30 vendors will be setting up shop from along Broad Street between Snyder Avenue and Jackson Street (streetside in front of South Philadelphia High School). (Cont. Page 2)
by Thomas James Calls to clean up Southern High School were answered quite literally by Mayor Nutter and hundreds of volunteers last week. Mayor Nutter was joined by local
residents inside the school front yard, as part of the 3rd annual Philly Spring Cleanup. The theme of this year’s event was “Keep Up The Sweep Up,” and was part of a citywide campaign to
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prevent and eliminate litter and illegal dumping throughout the City. Members of The Lower Moyamensing Civic Association (LoMo) coordinated the clean-up efforts at Southern High. “We wanted to return to South HS to break ground on a new community orchard,” said LoMo President Kim Massare. Volunteers led an action-packed day with gardening, tree care, painting, recycling bin distribution, and cleanup activities. Recycling bins were also distributed to neighborhood without them, much to the delight of Mayor Nutter. Other blocks in South Philadelphia were cleaned up by volunteers, too. Volunteers took brooms and sweeps from Broad to 8th Streets, Snyder to Oregon Avenues as well as a cleanup at Marconi Plaza, Broad & Oregon Avenues, organized by the Friends of Marconi Plaza. (Cont. Page 2)
...John J. Dougherty “In the long and storied history of this beloved charity, this fundraiser may be the most important event we have undertaken,” said Dougherty. “I am so grateful to have had the support of so many talented, generous, and committed people over the years, starting with my dearly departed friends and mentors, Dr. Ron Pennock and Pat Benjamin, and continuing today with such dedicated colleagues as Vince Marinella, Malcolm Rosenberg, and many others. “I would also be remiss if I failed to thank the Board of Directors of Variety and Young Variety, as talented and compassionate a group of people as I have ever met. I am honored to serve with all of them. I ac(Cont. Page 2)
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(Cont. From Page 1) cepted the challenge of once again serving as Variety President with an open heart and a determination to save this venerable charity for the sake of many special-needs children who have come to depend on Variety to enhance their quality of life. There is no other institution in our community that can fill the void if Variety ceases to exist. Only through the continued help and support of the caring people of our community can we guarantee another 75 years for this important charity.” Dougherty also acknowledged and thanked philanthropists Lynne & Harold Honickman; Sprinklerfitters Local Union 692 Business Mgr. Wayne Miller; Administrative Judge of Philadelphia Family Court Kevin
(Cont. From Page 1) Just a few of the featured vendors include: Debra Mazda’s Shapely Girl Fitness, Ashley Lomery – Homemade Ceramics, Blossoming Bellies Holistic Birth Services, The Fudge Connection, Cricket, and Wendy Shawn handcrafted clothing and goods for children and adults! To add to the fun, a great line-up of acoustic musicians will supply the tunes. And to top it all off, Recycle Bank will also have a table from 9 a.m. to noon and will be giving away free recycling bins and signing folks up for the new Philly Recycling Rewards Program. There’s still time to reserve a space! (Rain date is Sunday, Apr. 18). Proceeds from the sale donated items will benefit LoMo. For more information, please call Kim at (215) 4632831.
VARIETY’S President John J. Dougherty, Jr., is pleased his young “Ambassador” is able to manipulate his cell phone. Dougherty; Jeffrey Scarpello, of mentally and physically manager of the Penn-Del- challenged children’s faces Jersey Chapter of the National and giving their parents peace Electrical Contractors Associ- of mind that this invaluable reation; attorney Sam Pond, a source for their sons and partner in the firm of Martin, daughters will still be availBanks, Pond, Lehocky & able to them, at least for sumWilson in Philadelphia; Mor- mer 2010. Dougherty gan Lewis & Bockius Attor- recounted a recent conversaneys at Law; First Trust tion that underscored the enBank; and the accounting firm during need for Variety and of Heffler, Radetich & Saitta its services for special needs LLP for their incredible sup- kids and their families. port of Variety. “I recently met the parents Through hard work, deter- of a beautiful young boy who mination, and the generosity continues to struggle with of many, Variety recently an- autism. The mother told me, nounced it was able to save very honestly and emotionthe enormously popular Vari- ally, that the entire family ety Summer Camp program, looks forward every year to putting a smile on thousands (Cont. Page 9)
Spring Clean-Up Success (Cont. From Page 1) The Philly Spring Cleanup is a part of Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup campaign. Over 21,000 city-
wide volunteers have participated over the past two years and volunteers have collected over 3.25 million pounds of trash.
MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER joins volunteers from the Lower Moyamensing Civic Association to clean up Southern H.S. during 3rd Annual Spring Clean up event.
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Hoeffel Picks Up Key Endorsements; Endorsements, and a new poll released Wednesday, show the Democratic race for Governor to be wide open, with less than five weeks remaining before the primary. That makes endorsements important to some candidates. Planned Parenthood PAC, the Pennsylvania National Organization for Women PAC, and Kate Michelman, former president of NARAL, joined in endorsing Joseph Hoeffel for Governor. So did the Liberty City Democratic Committee, which joined the Gertrude Stein Political Club of Greater Pittsburgh and the Steel-City Stonewall Democrats, hopefully bringing Hoeffel needed campaign money. “I am honored and thrilled to receive this endorsement,” said Hoeffel. “I have spent my career in public service working for the rights of
women in the workplace, health clinics, schools and in every segment of our society. Pennsylvania has some of the most onerous impediments to a woman’s right to choose, and I will lead the effort to replace them with laws worthy of a 21st-century society. The endorsements followed a Quinnipiac poll showing Hoeffel’s momentum has put him in the middle of the pack of Democrat contenders seeking the nod for Governor. The new poll also still shows Republican Pat Toomey leading both likely Democratic opponents, Sen. Arlen Specter and Congressman Joe Sestak, in Pennsylvania’s fall General Election for US Senate.
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up a major labor supporter with the announcement of his endorsement by Joe Dougherty, president of Ironworkers Local 401. This could portend more endorsements from the Building Trades in the near future. The Quinnipiac University poll shows three candidates in a tight contest for the Democratic nomination for Governor. Allegheny Co. Executive Dan Onorato of Brighton Heights garnered 20%, followed by Montgomery Co. Commissioner Joe Hoeffel with 15% and Auditor General Jack Wagner of Beechview with 13%. State Sen. Anthony Williams of Philadelphia trailed with 5%. On the Republican side, Attorney General Tom Corbett held a commanding 58% to 7% lead over State Rep. Sam Rohrer of Berks Co.
Saidel Blasts Corbett For Bipartisan Role Endorsed Democrat for Lieutenant Governor in the May 18 primary Jonathan Saidel charges Attorney Gen-
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Specter Remains Easy Election Target After a career that’s taken him through two parties, five terms, 30 years and thousands of votes, it was inevitable the story of this Senate election would be all about Arlen Specter. His opponents are doing everything to create an image of a Specter voters won’t want to support.
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Specter, the liberal, induced conservative activist Peg Luksik to run against the then-Republican at a time when it seemed no one else would challenge him for the Republican nomination. Specter, the conservative, was the reason Congressman Joseph Sestak felt he could challenge the Republican Specter and now the Democrat Specter, even though (Cont. Page 7) State Rep.
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Taxes, taxes, taxes! You must be kidding this gray-skinned grouch. For the last 60 years, one Democrat administration after another has been picking our pachyderm pockets. Now, Mooching Mike’s gang is entertaining an entire series of new taxes that are sure to chase more homeand business-owners over a bridge, or down a highway. The trash tax is laughable and unenforceable; and, quite frankly, a service we already pay a tax to have. Sweetened drinks? Come on, Mr. Mayor, are you trying to legislate obesity? I thought that is why there is gym class. Net Profits/Business Privilege Taxes? Are you trying to completely dismantle an already decimated business community? Ah, Trunker’s favorite proposal … the good old property-tax hike. Let’s see: You take a residential property value that you yourself have stated is “inaccurate,” and then raise it by 12%. That should tickle the trunks of 350,000 homeowners. Mr. Mayor, I realize our great city has more Donkeys than Elephants, but please stop trying to make jackasses out of all of us! The big event of the week had to have been the surprise birthday party/fundraiser for the 170th Dist. State Rep candidate MARC COLLAZZO. In attendance were Philly City GOP CHAIRMAN VITO CANUSO, 65TH WARD LEADER PHIL INNAMORATO, 5TH WARD LEADER MIKE CIBIK and City Council at-Large candidate ELMER MONEY. Collazzo is fighting to unseat freshman STATE REP. BRENDAN BOYLE. Also of note this past week were several GOP ward meet(Cont. Page 17)
At my Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists meeting Tuesday night, our guest speaker was State Sen. Anthony Williams. Williams, who stands out as the lone Philadelphian (and the lone person of color) in the gubernatorial race, has managed to raise more than $2 million for his efforts. Williams laid out his platform, which includes illegal-gun control, school choice, and putting Pennsylvanians back to work. The one thing most people associate Williams with is his advocacy for school choice. He believes if schools aren’t working, parents should have the right to move their child, and the money connected to that child, to any school that parent wants to, a decision that could lead to public funds going to private or parochial schools. But critics, mostly teachers unions, say a voucher system would drain resources from already-struggling school systems, while enriching schools that don’t have the same types of oversight public schools do. Williams disputed that claim, saying the people who are making it are looking at the wrong side of the equation. “The people who say that are talking about adults, not children,” Williams said. “The children are going to get better schools. Some schools may have to close their doors, but we will be draining the system of children, not resources. Those who could afford to take their kids out of the schools have already left. The customer should control the outcome. Why would I not take the money away if it doesn’t produce? Competition is necessary in this process.” Williams also broached the subject of illegal guns and gun control during his talk with PABJ. While that is one of the (Cont. Page 20)
Yo! Here we go again with this column that I promised and I got such a nice response to a previous column about superstitions; so here we go. Nailing a horseshoe over a door is actually a combination of two superstitions: In earlier times, horses were considered magical. People believed because horses can find their way in the dark, they could see approaching danger and could guide souls through the afterlife to Paradise. So anything connected with a horse must be lucky. In addition to this is the tale about horses from 10th-century Christians: This tale told of a blacksmith named Dunstan who one day had an unusual customer – a man with cloven feet. This man requested iron shoes. Dunstan pretended not to know him and agreed to make the shoes. He actually knew who this fellow was and at an opportune moment he shackled the Devil to the wall and treated him so badly that Satan cried for mercy. Dunstan got Satan to promise he would never enter a dwelling with a horseshoe nailed over the door, so Dunstan then released him. Of course, the way to hang the shoe was with the points pointing up – to prevent the luck contained within to spill out. Dunstan later became the Archbishop of Canterbury. 18th-century umbrellas were spring loaded with metal spokes and their operation was unpredictable. Opening them outdoors was chancy but opening one indoors was courting disaster. So opening one indoors was an impractical, not an unlucky, thing to do. One might get bad luck by having to be responsible for damage to property or people, so don’t do it. In days of old, chickens were considered to be able to tell the future – didn’t they squawk before they laid their eggs? The power even extended to their skeletons. When a hen died, the Etruscans dried its collarbone in the sun. After a period of time, two people picked up the ‘wishbone’, made a wish and pulled on the bone until it split. The person holding the larger portion got their wish, as that would be the person the gods favored with the larger piece of the ‘wishbone’. Now, I know you, like me, are not superstitious and some of these superstitions are just plain stupid, right? Before you answer, make sure you cross your fingers for luck, just in case.
SNOOPER SCOOPER: A reliable source is telling me, via EMAIL, the former Councilman HON. RICK MARIANO might possibly get out EARLY for good behavior. There is talk about cutting his sentence. After all, he is an exceptional ‘prisoner’. QUESTION: If COUNCILMAN MARIANO does get an EARLY RELEASE, is he eligible to run for his former office in the 7th Councilmanic District? This reliable source further tells me he has a lot of support if he does decide to R-U-N! Update: Mr. Mariano, you cannot run for a Municipal Office. However, you can run for CONGRESS, SENATOR and even THE PRESIDENT OF UNITED STATES! SNOOPER A-L-E-R-T: This is one of the latest SCAMS and, I might add, it almost got me. This guy knocks on my door; he states, “Have I got something important for you, and I’m telling you, don’t pass this up. I have the latest HEALTH CARE PROGRAM and it’s called ‘THE OBAMA HEALTH REFORM PACKAGE’. Naturally, it’s being offered to a very few selected people, and I’m pleased to inform you, they have selected you to be THE FIRST in your neighborhood to get in on this fantastic deal.” “Wait,” I said, “you’re going too fast for me. Give me some time to check this out, and then I’ll get back to you.” The guy looks at me like I don’t trust him; guess what, he got that one right. I found out there is NO such program, and I was warned about it, and now I’m warning ALL OF YOU – be careful! SNOOPER’S SNOOPING: It pays to snoop, because I was told THE MAYOR’S phony “SUGAR TAX” is merely a ‘smoke screen’ for his proposed 12½% PROPERTY TAX. (Cont. Page 20)
MICHAEL GALLAGHER has departed this life after a long illness. The services were held at St. John the Baptist Church in Manayunk. He came from the distinguished Gallagher family of that neighborhood. A luncheon followed the funeral at Kenny’s in Roxborough. St. John’s is the oldest parish in Manayunk and the Gallaghers have been parishioners there for at least the last 60 years. At one time there was a St. John’s HS located at Dechin & Seville. It closed with the opening of Cardinal Dougherty HS. Mike is survived by his wife CAROL and their children KARA, MOIRA, MEGAN and SEAN. With the entrance of STATE SEN. TONY WILLIAMS into the race for Governor, the task of finding a winning gubernatorial candidate from the East has been made more difficult. Heretofore, the only candidate from the East was former CONGRESSMAN JOE HOEFFEL, who is now one of the County Commissioners in Montgomery Co. Tony is the second African American Democratic candidate to run statewide in something other than a judicial race. STATE REP. DWIGHT EVANS ran unsuccessfully in the primary for Lieutenant Governor. The Republicans in the last gubernatorial race ran an African American, LYNN SWANN, as their candidate. This week marks the 34th anniversary of the death of the distinguished Congressman from South Philadelphia, BILL BARRETT. He was a New Deal Democrat. An interesting piece of trivia is that he died on the same day of the year as his idol, FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT. COUNCILMAN AT LARGE BILL GREEN appears to be contemplating running for Mayor. The question is: Will he run against MIKE NUTTER in 2013 or will he wait until the expiration of Nutter’s second term in office in 2017? If the Clerk of Quarter Sessions court was the target of one of Philadelphia’s larger newspapers and its current target is the Board of Revision of Taxes, what is next? Most political scientists believe the ballot is too crowded as it is. There have been complaints in the past that the Sheriff’s office and the Register of Wills should not be elective offices, although both offices appear to be very well run. The St. Thomas More Society of Philadelphia is hosting a luncheon on Thursday, Apr. 29 (Cont. Page 21)
Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club has overwhelmingly endorsed Arlen Specter for US Senate and Joe Hoeffel
Josephs and Mike O’Brien both received endorsements over open members of the LGBT community. Liberty City Co-Chair Adah Bush moderated the first half of the evening and was pleased with the process. “Even in the middle of some passionate debate from both sides, the level of civility and discourse was
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The first hundred mothers to be taken for breakfast on Mothers' Day at the Oak Lane Diner, 6528 N. Broad Street, will receive a free breakfast and a free gift, listen to music by Sayada and William Teel D.J., and be served by an elected male official or a male aide from some of the female elected office holders. The annual event is usually a sellout, but Marion Wimbush, of Democrats of Oak Lane Team, said, “The newly expanded Oak Lane will be able to handle the demand.” Wimbush added, “This year’s event will have the mothers receiving their orders from the hands of elected officials or staff members. It’s all-male staff honoring mothers on their day.” Participating will be Sens. Anthony Williams and Shirley Kitchen, State Rep.
great to see. I know that not all members supported every candidate that was endorsed, but that speaks strongly about the openness of the process and the diversity of opinions represented by this organization,” Bush said. Others endorsed include State House (172)-Tim Kearney; State House (180)Jonathan Ramos; State House (186)-Kenyatta Johnson; State House (188)-James Roebuck; State House (190)-Vanessa Brown; State House (194)Josh Cohen; and State House (195)-Anthony Ingargiola.
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Celebrates Its 75th Year in its first 75 years, including the establishment of 12 AfterSchool sites in the Philadelphia, an Autism Resource Center, and a partnership with the Philadelphia Recreation Dept. in administering the wheelchair sports program, among other notable achievements. Variety now serves more than 11,000 children with disabilities every year. Just two weeks ago, Variety hosted an Autism Awareness event at the Please Touch Museum that was attended by more than 2,000 family members. When Variety recently announced that, despite its continuing funding crisis and through hard work and the generosity of many people, it was able to open the Variety Summer Camp this year, it received 1,000 inquiries for camp registrations in the span of one day. The charity is constantly receiving – and ful-
filling – requests for wheelchairs and other medical devices from families who simply can’t afford them. The dire need for Variety’s programs is evident. As Dougherty noted, “Without Variety, where else will people turn for help?” The mission to preserve the future of Variety begins in earnest this weekend. Tickets to the dinner dance at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel are $300 per person. The Young Friends After-Party, featuring DJ Deejay, is just $75 per person. You can still purchase tickets by calling (215) 7350803 or by emailing Variety’s Eric Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is still ad space available in the Variety 75th Anniversary Commemorative Program. Contact Ed McBride at (215) 870-6322 or at email@example.com.
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(Cont. From Page 2) Variety’s two-week summer camp. For their son, camp represents two magical weeks of fun and recreation with children just like himself. For the mother and father, it’s the only two weeks each year that they can enjoy a welcome respite,” said Dougherty. “If anyone ever had doubt about the importance of the Variety camp and its year-round programs for children in need, think about the words of that brave mother.” Variety recently continued its resurgence with the announcement that it had hired veteran nonprofit executive Kelly Green as the new executive director of Variety. She has already instilled confidence in many that she will help lead Variety into a bright and prosperous future. Variety has celebrated many memorable milestones
Laborers’ District Council of the Metropolitan Area of Philadelphia and vicinity is comprised of four unions: Local 135, Daniel L. Woodall, Jr., James Vail Business Manager L.E.C.E.T. Management Trustee Local 332, Samuel Staten, Jr., Vincent Primavera, Sr. Business Manager L.E.C.E.T. Management Trustee Local 413, James Harper,Sr., Fred Chiarlanza Business Manager L.E.C.E.T. Management Trustee Local 57, Walt Higgins Harry Hopkins Business Manager L.E.C.E.T. Management Trustee Laborers District Council, Ryan N. Boyer, Business Manager. Samuel Staten, Sr., Business Manager Emeritus of the Laborers’ District Council of the Metropolitan Area of Philadelphia and Vicinity and Local 332. Laborers’ District Council promotes a safe work environment, jobs completed on time and on budget, and represents union members, who are well trained, productive, professional, and take pride in their work. Union labor…building better and safer communities in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties. This ad is presented by LECET The Laborers Employers Cooperation and Education Trust 319 N. 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Telephone: 215-922-6139 Fax: 215-922-6109
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I got a flyer in my mailbox last week from Friend of Marconi member Rachel Reilly. It was a “Come One Come All” notice that a major clean up would be taking place that Saturday in the plazas of Marconi and Columbus. I arrived bright and early. Reilly, who recently purchased a fixerupper directly across from the park, was directing a concentrated effort to make the 19 acres of green space a more attractive to be. “We want to do a park plan”, she told me. “The two parks need to be
under one umbrella. We need to do a park plan where we can get path lighting, increase usage, maybe get a dog run and utilize the trash cans.” The trash cans she mentioned are state-of-the-art solar powered BigBelly units. Although it is made in America, BigBelly is reminiscent of a futuristic Japanese robot. Flashing lights indicate when it is full and needs to be emptied. The trash compactors are about the size of a typical 40-gallon garbage can that you might see in public places, but they look more
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the City’s wire mesh litter baskets, enabling Philadelphia to reduce its collection frequency from 17 times per week to five times per week, and to reduce budgeted staffing from 33 to nine, operating on a single shift rather than three. Reduced collection trips will also substantially cut APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES Applications for Carpenter, Mill/Cabinetmaker, Millwright, Wharf & Dock Builder, Resilient Floor Layer, Lather and Drapery Worker apprenticeships will be accepted by the Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Committee from Monday, May 17 to Friday, May 21, 2010 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. A non-refundable $35.00 administrative processing fee is required. Anyone interested must call 215-824-2303 for further details. NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS The Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship and Training Fund of Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties admits students of any race, color, religion, gender, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions ,policies, scholarship and loan agreements, and any other school- administered programs. Information can be obtained by writing to the Carpenters JATC, 10401. Decatur Road, Phila., PA 19154, by calling 215-824-2303 or at our web site www. carpentersofphila. com.
related fuel use and greenhouse-gas emissions. The annual cost of collection with the new system is estimated to be approximately $720,000 which represents a 70% reduction from the old system. Mayor Michael Nutter de-
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State House Studies Charter Schools
The House Majority Policy Committee entered into the public debate over charter schools when it met last week at MaST Community Charter School to consider education
reform and charter schools, according to Chairman Mike Sturla. State Rep. Brendan Boyle requested the hearing and served as its co-chairman.
“Education is a priority for House Democrats, so it is critical that we fully review all aspects of potential reform,” Sturla said. “I applaud Rep. Boyle for requesting this hearing in his District to hear both sides of the charterschool issue and I know Chairman Roebuck will continue his diligent oversight with the House Education Committee.” Boyle added, “I was honored to be co-chairman of this important House hearing on education reform. The hearing provided us with an opportunity to thor-
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Ducky Birts Foundation The Ducky Birts Foundation will host its Medallion Scholarship Banquet this Saturday at 1st District Plaza, 3801 Market Street, from 6 to 10 p.m. The fourth event of its kind in as many years, the Foundation will also commemorate Ducky Birts’ 50 years of community service to Philadelphia and Delaware Valley. Each year, the Foundation confers Medallion Awards on leaders in the community. Recipients this year will include Councilmen Bill Greenlee, Jim Kenney and Frank Rizzo, and State Reps. Louise Williams Bishop, Mark Cohen, John Myers, Frank Oliver, Tony Payton, W. Cur-
tis Thomas and Rosita C. Youngblood. Medallion Awards will also be conferred on “Couples Working Together Making A Difference”. They include Linda & William Miller IV, Sharmain Matlock Turner & Antony Turner, Rev. Dr. Wilson Goode & W. Wilson Goode, Jr., and Kenneth Scott of Beech Inc. The Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble and Amazin‘ Grace will perform. MC is Thera Martin Connelly. Tickets for the event are $65 or 2 for $100 and can be had by calling (215) 2421220. Proceeds go toward Mr. Birts’ Scholarship Program.
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Variety Club’s Executive Committee President John J. Dougherty, Jr. invites you to join him for Variety’s 75th Anniversary Celebration at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, this Saturday, April 17. It’s a great event!
Come Celebrate Variety’s Spectacular 75th Anniversar y The star-studded cocktail hour runs from 6 to 7 pm, dinner and dancing to the hot sounds of the Eddie Bruce Band follows until 10 pm and, for the nightcap, stay and enjoy a Young Friends of Variety After-Party from 10 pm until 12 midnight, featuring DJ DeeJay All tickets are tax deductible! Your donation will support “Variety-The Children’s Charity” Summer Camp for 350 children on its 89-acre summer facility in Worcester, Montgomery County, as well as its after school programs, and all of the programs it maintains all year long for developmentally and physically challenged children through out the region. Tickets are still available. Call 215-735-0803 or email request to email@example.com.
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times, the feisty warrior is ready to take him on. She came onto the political scene with the first wave of Black women candidates, all supported by then-Congressman Bill Gray. The other two were Councilwomen Gussie Clark and Marian Tasco. The impetus for her to finally accept the challenge to enter political office came during one of her Sundaymorning radio shows. She had received a call from a man whose wife had left him. He was legally blind and had five children, two of them in diapers. “He told me,” she recalls, “he was out of food, needed help with the children, and his wife had been gone for two weeks. I opened up the microphone to my audience, asking their help, and gave the man's address. Managing Director Jim White sent staff over to help. I began getting calls from listeners telling me the street was jammed with people and cars trying to help the family. When I visited, the kids were being washed, changed, fed and people were cleaning up the place and food was coming in from everywhere. “That’s when I understood it was time for me to
run for office so I could more effectively help people such as that man and his family. Rev. Gray gave me his blessings, the seat was open, Chaka Fattah had moved on to the Senate, so I filed and the rest is a history full of God's blessings.” She noted it took her “20 years to get enough seniority to become chairman of a committee. When that happened, I was given the chair of the Committee on Chil-
dren & Youth, answering my prayers.” She has used that committee to produce legislation helping children and youth and “particularly those in foster care or adoption.” She notes, “It is a lot of work. But I am glad I am in this position. I have great committee members, as dedicated as I am to helping families and children.” In her work as chairman she has found a “definite link
to children in foster care, who, when they reach 18, find themselves with no training, no place to go, no home, no connections or support and eventually they end up in legal trouble.” So she has come up with HB 2297, which will make sure they can remain in foster care until age 21. It passed committee and is now on the House floor for debate and passage. “The problem with foster care is the governing
rules make it impossible for the parents in those programs to truly control the behavior of their charges. Also, often kids are transferred to as many as four or five homes before they get out of foster care. Our bill will make sure they get training, health care, and understand the need to work.” She notes, “Those foster parents who fell in love with their charges and adopted (Cont. Page 16)
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State Rep. Louise Williams Bishop has been a respected leader in this town for over 53 years, during which she has served as a gospel radio personality, as a Baptist minister and, for 33 years, as a State Representative of the 192nd Legislative Dist. How she does it is an open secret. “I get up at 4:30 a.m. every day and normally get to sleep by 11:30 at night. I have no regrets about my time in service and the things the Lord has allowed me to do.” She's faced primary competition periodically in her long career and this primary is no exception. Her opponent this time is Will Mega, tall and handsome, who comes complete with iPods, Twitter and Facebook. Mega has been pushing to become a legislator for a couple terms now. This time around, he almost lost his nominating petitions due to the fact he was reportedly operating under several names. The Judge ruled Mega’s petition would remain valid even though he's used other names to identify himself. But though Mega paints Bishop as an “aging” candidate, out of touch with the
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(Cont. From Page 15) them have shown an excellent track record. Most of those lucky kids have gone on to do well in society.” Bishop has a lot of say with the majority caucus when it comes to education. She lamented the takeover of City schools by the State. But she remains supportive of Superintendent Arlene Ackerman's efforts. “They do not have budget worries at this time,” she notes. “In
fact, they have the largest budget in the history of our City’s schools.” Bishop understands her being a woman did present obstacles at times with fellow legislators. “But there is no ceiling any more. If you are persistent, as I have been, then you get your way and eventually have the support you need just for the asking.” A busy legislator, a minister frequently called upon, and a mother of four grown children, she finds time to reach deep into her legislative District. “That's why I don’t fear competition. Running against me will teach a challenger just what it takes to be a good Representative. Challengers discover I know my District well and the voters know me as well.” She sadly notes the recession has affected some pockets of her District, which includes Overbrook, Overbrook Park, Over-
brook Farms, Wynnefield and nearby portions of West Philadelphia. Some are losing their homes and her response has been to set up with Sheriff John Green seminars, such as one she held last night, to help families receive foreclosure aid. She has the support of most of the active churches in the District and considers Pinn Memorial to be her base, where she is active. Her vocation as an ordained Baptist minister gives her an open door throughout the District. But the biggest obstacle a challenger has as far as she is concerned is the fact “though I will be 77 on Jun. 22, I feel better now than I did at 25 years of age, taking care of my children. I am a sharecropper’s daughter from Georgia. The Lord has called me from the cotton patch to Capitol Hill to do His bidding.”
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by Michael A. Cibik, Esq. American Bankruptcy Board Certified Question: Can student loans garnish my paycheck? Answer: Payments on student loans that are guaranteed ultimately by the federal government – the vast majority of student-loan debt, in other words – can be garnished from your paycheck. And it can be done without going to court. But bankruptcy can
stop the garnishment. A student-loan agency garnishment can take up to 15% of your “disposable income.” That’s not as generous as it sounds, because “disposable income” simply means your pay after any other deductions required by law – usually this means your “after-tax” income. Your employer is obligated to take this money or risk owing it themselves.
However, they are not allowed to fire, refuse to hire, or take disciplinary action against you for this garnishment. Even though the studentloan garnishment is stayed, the student loan may still not be dischargeable in the bankruptcy. Next week’s question: Bankruptcy and inherited IRAs – are you protected?
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dorsed by the city GOP for this spot, he was allegedly ejected from the 66th Ward meeting. Another GOP State Committee candidate, JOE DeFELICE apparently made waves at his local ward meeting when he stood up as an addition to the 55th’s own,
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Breslin’s buffet, Belgian brewski bash by Len Lear If you’re into Belgian beers, which are some of the best in the world, you may want to visit the third annual Belgian “Bierfeesten” (Beer Festival) this Sunday, Apr. 18, starting at 1 p.m., at World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street. The hip split-level operation is also one of the city’s best live-music venues and may just have the
city’s best sound system. The festival will give attendees the opportunity to sample the offerings of over three dozen Belgian breweries. And executive chef Michael Breslin will prepare a Belgian buffet to pair with each sudsy brewski, including “waterzooi” (creamy chicken and vegetable stew), blood sausage, mussels, Belgian fries and much more. The festival will be held downstairs, and visitors can arrive until 3:45 p.m. Tickets are $50
for all the food and drink. To order tickets in advance, call (215) 222-1400 or visit www.worldcafelive.com. My newest hobby is checking out food blogs for comments by recent customers about local restaurants, and I enjoyed this observation on yelp.com by “Jim H. of Folsom” about World Cafe Live: “I recently went to World Cafe Live to see Brian Aglira and my friend Michael W.’s brother, Scott, play a show, and they were fantastic. From Southern Rock cover tunes to blues to original material on a number of different instruments, these guys were musically on point. “Seems I’ve forgiven World Cafe Live for a previous transgression against me. Years ago, in the early aughts, a younger, more streamlined version of myself tried to get a job there, when it first opened. Needless to say, I wasn’t cool enough to score employment at such a hip establishment, so I hightailed it out of the city, never to return.
Len Lear “Until now.... My loss. World Cafe Live is a wonderful music venue. Very intimate with great acoustics. You have to love a venue where you can see the stage from the bar or be able to have pork chops brought to you as you rock out.” Speaking of beerology... You probably never heard of it, but there is actually a Philly Beer School at 2008 Fairmount Avenue, right next to the Wine School in the Art Museum area. If you have a good head on your shoulders (and in your glass) you can get a degree in beer, followed by a degree in wine, or vice-versa. The school, which is
almost one year old, offers courses in “Beer and Homebrewing,” “The Hophead Class,” “Beer Wars: Old World vs. New World Brews,” “The Ultimate Beer Class,” “Welcome to Belgium, Philadelphia,” “A Beer Journey to the Other Side” and more. The school’s president and founder, Keith Wallace, plans to offer a certification program for homebrewers that will be the only one of its kind in the nation. The program will most likely debut during Philadelphia Beer Week in June. For more information, call 1-800817-7351 or visit www.thebeerschool.com. Nonprofessional diagnosis I am not a doctor, and I don’t even play one on TV, but when an overweight drunk began getting a little obnoxious at Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Sansom Street, I told him that he needed a triple bypass. In other words, I told him to bypass bars, restaurants and bakeries. Fergie’s does have some terrific live entertainment most nights of the week, though, and
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dorsements on 3rd fl. auditorium, 1606 Walnut St. Dinner served at 5:30 p.m. Endorsements follow. Apr. 22- Annual Black Tie Clover Club Dinner at Union League at 6:30 p.m. For info call Treasurer Michael A. Cibik, Esq., (215) 735-1060. Apr. 24- Friends of Karen Brown host Ladies Brunch at Malone’s Café, 1739 Ritner St., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost $35. RSVP (215) 463-0552. Apr. 24- Friends of Audrey Blackwell Watson for 190th Dist. host fundraiser at Tower at Wyncote, 8460 Linekin Pk., Bldg. 1, Apt. 1204, 5-8 p.m. Donations $25, Sponsors $50. For info (267) 2355510. Apr. 25- Friends of Marian B. Tasco Jazz Brunch features The Soul Blues of Frank Bey at The View Banquet Hall, 800 N. Broad St., 1-4 p.m. For tickets (215) 287-0582 or (215) 477-4058. Apr. 25- Friends of Karen Brown Hot Dinner at Chiarella, 11th & Tasker Sts., 5 p.m. Donations $40. RSVP (215) 463-0552. Apt. 26- Fundraiser for Congressman Bob Brady at Union League, 140 S. Broad St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. For info Linda (215) 769-0379.
Apr. 26- Phila. Green hosts public meeting to discuss Delaware River Waterfront Corp. proposal for new park on old Pier 53 at Sheetmetal Workers Hall, 1301 Columbus Blvd., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Apr. 27- Councilwomen Donna Reed Miller and Marian Tasco hold Budget Hearing at Mt. Airy Ch. Of God In Christ, 6401 Ogontz Ave., 4-7 p.m. To testify call in advance (215) 686-3424 for 8th Dist. and (215) 686-3455 for 9th Dist. Apr. 27- SugarHouse Casino hosts career opportunities session at Penna. Convention Ctr., Rm. 103ABC, 12-7 p.m. No prior registration needed. Those interested in jobs should file online at www.sugarhousecasino.com. Vendor fair will be held 9-10:30 a.m. Call Talia (484) 472-7638. Apr. 28- National Coalition of 100 Black Women host statewide candidates at Brossman Ctr., Lutheran Theological Seminary, 7301 Germantown Ave., 7 p.m. Apr. 29- Ward 39B’s Spring Fundraiser, hosted by Matthew Myers, at Chickie’s & Pete’s, 1526 Packer Ave., 5:30-8 p.m. Mail donations $50 (no corporate checks) payable to Friends of Ward
39B, to Kevin Carroll, 141 Ritner St., Phila., PA 19148. For info (215) 467-4643. Apr. 29- Fundraiser for Kevin Boyle for 172nd Dist. at Finnigan’s Wake, 3rd & Spring Garden Sts., 6-8 p.m. Apr. 30- Friends of Audrey Blackwell Watson for 190th Dist. host fundraiser at New 3rd World Lounge, 49th & Baltimore Ave., 6-8 p.m. Donations $25, Sponsors $50. May 3- Taste of South Philly hosted by Bob & Debbie Pantano at Phila. Cruise Terminal, inside Navy Yard. Admission $40. Proceeds benefit Neumann-Goretti HS. For info or sponsorship (215) 465-8437, ext. 229. May 9- Democrats of Oak Lane Team presents Mothers Day Breakfast at Oak Lane Diner, 6528 N. Broad St., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Mothers get free breakfast and gift. They’ll be waited on by males holding elected office or staff positions. May 10- 4th Judge Edward Becker Citizenship Award Breakfast honoring Hon. Marjorie O. Rendell at Community College Ctr. for Business and Industry, Room C2-5, 18th & Callowhill Sts., 8 a.m. May 10- Jefferson-Jackson Day Celebration hosted by Democrat Campaign Com-
mittee at Penns Landing Caterers, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets $150. May 11- Mothers in Charge 7th anniversary awards dinner at Penns Landing Caterers, 1301 Columbus Blvd., 5-8 p.m. Tickets. $60. For info (215) 235-SAVE. May 11- Republican City Committee hosts Spring Cocktail Party, at Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein, 9130 Academy Rd., 6-8 p.m. Tickets $125. For info (215) 5610650. May 12- Friends of Angelo Foglietta fundraiser at Ristorante Pesto, Broad near Mifflin. Tickets $125. For info (215) 463-0552. Jun. 9- Shomrim of Phila. and the Delaware Valley (Police and Fire Org.) hosts 73rd Annual Banquet at Har Zion Synagogue, Hagys Ford Rd., Penn Valley, Pa., 6:30-11 p.m. Honoring Joey Vento as “Person Of The Year” and Mindy Marynowitz “Humanitarian of the Year”. Tickets $75. Hors d’oeuvres, dinner and open bar. Contact Mitchell Spritzler (267) 235-1287. Jun. 28- CATCH, Inc., Golf Classic, Island Green Country Club, 1 Red Lion Rd. For info Joann (215) 735-7435.
Apr. 15- Candidates Night, Sharswood Community Civic Association in Brewerytown at Daniel Boone Sch. Auditorium, 26th & Jefferson Sts., 6:30 p.m. Apr. 15- Fundraiser for State Rep. Rosita Youngblood at Finnigan’s Wake, 3rd & Spring Garden Sts., 7-9:30 p.m. Tickets $100. For info (215) 745-4306. Apr. 16- Fundraiser for State Rep. John Perzel at Glaziers Hall, 2980 Southampton Rd., 7-11 pm. $50 available at door. Silent auction. Apr. 17- State Rep. Dennis O’Brien hosts Healthy Kids Day at N.E. Family YMCA, 11088 Knights Rd., 10 a.m. Apr. 17- Tristate Tea Party rally on Independence Mall, 5th & Market Streets, 2-4 p.m. Apr. 17- Ducky Birts’ Medallion Awards Banquet at 1st Dist. Plaza, 3801 Market St., 6 p.m. Tickets $65 each, two for $100. Entertainment by Amazin’ Grace. For info (215) 242-1220. Apr. 17- Variety’s 75th An-
niversary Gala at Loew’s Phila. Hotel, 1200 Market St., cocktails 6 p.m., dinner 7 p.m., afterparty 7 p.m.12.a.m. To purchase tickets, visit www.varietyphila.org or (215) 735-0803. Apr. 18- Save the Roof Party for Trilby String Band, 2624 Haworth St., 10 p.m., $35. For info (215) 253-1825. Apr. 19- Fundraiser for Anthony Ingargiola for 195th Dist. at Sandals & Assoc, 1 S. Broad St., Suite 1840, 67:15 p.m. Donations $10$250. For info (215) 909-7384. Apr. 19- Logan CDC invites neighbors to comment on plans for area at York House, 5325 Old York Rd., 1st fl. library, 7-9 p.m. RSVP Carla Robinson (215) 457-3014. Apr. 21- Dr. Nicholas DePace, cardiologist, speaks to Caring People’s Alliance at Fels Ctr., Broad & Ritner Sts., 10 a.m. He will give out free copies of his best-selling health book The Heart Manual as well as sign them for those attending. Admission is free. Apr. 21- Friends of Karen Brown host dinner at Ristorante Pesto at 6:30 p.m. Cost $150. RSVP (215) 463-0552. Apr. 22- DC 47 Special Delegate Assembly to make en-
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Fundraising is the needed bloodline for the life of a candidate. Without it, his efforts will surely end in defeat. That goes for incumbents, more so for their challengers. But even those who enjoy a free ride through both the Primary and General Elections need a war chest to be effective elective officials. Running for office is a costly business. It requires putting together contributions from friends and family and others to be used to open headquarters, furnish volunteer staffs with daily nourishment, print material and signage and, of course, advertise in the Philadelphia Public Record so the committeepersons and our readers, many of them their voters, know they are officially in the race. Fortunate are those who count on support from deeppocketed law firms. But these firms usually have long-term relations with those candidates to whom they contribute, unless they are investing in a strong candidate for what may be an open seat. For the others, it comes down to coffee klatches and “dialing for dollars”, approaching friends, businesses, and more-affluent voters for support. No matter how little the amount, it adds to the coffers. So we ask our readers to think about donating, as they would to a charity, to the candidates of their choice. It’s a good way to keep the democratic system working, especially for the races for House seats in this city. These are the average citizens’ doors to Harrisburg; good State Representatives matter.
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Out & About (Cont. From Page 6) many Third Rails in Pennsylvania politics, he says it is important the next Governor take it on. “People in Central Pennsylvania are afraid of illegal guns, too,” he said. “I want to start gun task forces. I also want to propose some practical local gun laws. New York State is a cousin to Pennsylvania demographically and because of their gun laws, New York City is safer and hunters are still able to use their guns.
(Cont. From Page 6) What will happen is one of the Council Members, namely, COUNCILMAN DiCICCO, will make this proposal, and this is what they wanted all along. NO WAY they’re going to let THE MAYOR get away with this 2-cents-an-ounce tax on sodas. SNOOPER “B-E-W-A-RE” CENTER: This is one ELECTION you had better pay attention to, especially
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I also plan to address the straw-purchase issue.” Having been a reporter in Pennsylvania for a lot of years, three of those in the Alabama Section of our state, I know a camel has a better chance of getting through the eye of a needle than a person of color has being elected to a statewide office. So I asked Williams about that issue. Williams initially handled it by saying a person of color has won statewide in Pennsylvania: President Barack Obama. But Obama was the exception that proves the rule.
Were it not for the movement he inspired, Pennsylvania would have gone to Sen. John McCain. So let’s try again. “There is a pathway to winning in Pennsylvania,” he said. “You identify your vote, you get your vote, you turn it out.” Williams will have some help. Congressman Bob Brady has endorsed him. But Jack Wagner has a whole host of unions on his side and Allegheny Co.’s Dan Onorato has a decisive edge in financing and overall party support. This should be interesting.
2ND Ward Committee people join Ward Leader Ed Nesmith in celebrating opening of new HQ at S.E. corner of 6th & Fitzwater. Site was long an active political center.
the question concerning THE BOARD OF REVISION OF TAXES. They’re trying to take it over, but there is ONE PERSON who can STOP THEM AND that person is YOU – each and every one of YOU. The B.R.T. has been abused, misused and even lied about, this, to get you to VOTE against them. What our money-grabbing Mayor did was absolutely illegal, and if it goes to Court, he will once again BE A LOSER. Be smart, check out THE B.R.T. for yourself.
You’ll soon learn “the real truth” and I’m sure you will agree, LET’S KEEP THEM! SNOOPER SPECIAL MEMO: Shadowboxer, you missed out on a real “biggie”. They finally caught up to a ‘wannabee’ Boxing and Wrestling promoter. Yes Sir, they got DAMIEN FELDMAN. It seems he ran a half dozen shows without a license and without authorization from The State Athletic Commission. He is the same guy who ran all those ‘phony’ CELEBRITY BOXING
SHOWS. Hey, ask JOE CONKLIN what happened to him as he participated in one of Feldman’s “follies”. Most of these ‘celebrities’ didn’t even know how to spell B-OX-I-N-G, let alone try to do it. With no license, no training, he convinced them to get involved in one of these boxing bouts. Names like Tanya Harding, Jose Conseco, Joe (WIP) Conklin, Vai Sikahema -- he had them all in regular, UNAUTHORIZED Pro Boxing matches. More to come – watch!
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FOLLOWING 2nd Ward headquarters opening, committeepersons and volunteers joined Ward Leader Ed Nesmith in staging cleanup around 4th & Washington while promoting census.
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OPENING her new District office at Haddington Plaza, State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown, introduced by W. Phila. business leader Lee Tolbert, drew support from half dozen legislative peers. LDC’s Ken Washington assured her of labor support.
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 19130-4015, until 2:00 P.M., on Tuesday, April 20, 2010. 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-039 (C) of 2009/10* General Contract Spring Garden ES $100,000.00 $ 100.00 Asbestos Abatement 839 N. 12th Street *A pre-bid conference and site tour will be held at the project location, on April 9, 2010 at 2:00 p.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. Information as to contract documents, etc., may be obtained at the above address, or telephone 215400-5225. Make checks payable to the School District of Philadelphia.
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(Cont. From Page 6) starting at 12:00 p.m. at the law offices of Montgomery McCrackin on the 28th floor of 123 S. Broad Street. The featured speaker with be FATHER DENNIS J. BILLY, who holds the John Cardinal Krol Chair in Moral Theol-
dustry, Room C2-5 at 18th & Callowhill Streets on May 10at a breakfast at 8 a.m. This year’s recipient of the Gem Award, given by the St. Joseph’s University Law Alumni, is MARTIN J. CORR. It will take place on May 5, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Haub Executive Center at McShain Hall on the 5th floor.
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ogy at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. He has written over 25 books and over 200 scholarly and popular articles. JUDGE MARJORIE O. RENDELL is this year’s recipient of the Judge Edward R. Becker Citizen Award, which will be presented on the campus of the Community College of Philadelphia at the Center for Business and In-
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.
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 19130-4015, until 2:00 P.M., on Tuesday, May 4, 2010. 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-040 (C) of 2008/09* General Contract John Story Jenks ES $250,000.00 $ 100.00 Door Replacement 8301 Germantown Ave. *A pre-bid conference and site tour will be held at the project location, on April 8, 2010 at 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. Information as to contract documents, etc., may be obtained at the above address, or telephone 215400-5225. 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.
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 19130-4015, until 2:00 P.M., on Tuesday, April 27, 2010. 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 2009/10* General Contract Franklin Learning Center $300,000.00 $ 100.00 Locker Replacement 616 N. 15th Street *A pre-bid conference and site tour will be held at the project location, on April 16, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.
Information as to contract documents, etc., may be obtained at the above address, or telephone 215400-5225. 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.
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.
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NOTICE You have been sued in court. If you wish to defend against the claims set forth in the above, 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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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
PHILADELPHIA BAR ASSOCIATION One Reading Center, Philadelphia, PA 19107 215-238-6333 Michael T. McKeever, Atty. for Plaintiff Goldbeck McCafferty & McKeever, P.C. Suite 5000, Mellon Independence Center 701 Market St. Philadelphia, PA 19106-1532 215-627-1322
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TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS OF VERNON MURPH, DECEASED, MORTGAGOR AND REAL OWNER, DEFENDANT whose last known address is 5818 North 20th Street Philadelphia, PA 19138. 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 HSBC MORTGAGE CORPORATION, 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 No. 100303164 wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 5818 North 20th Street Philadelphia, PA 19138 whereupon your property will be sold by the Sheriff of Philadelphia County.
IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS PHILADELPHIA COUNTY CIVIL ACTION - LAW Term No. 100203181 NOTICE OF ACTION IN MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-OP2 ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, Plaintiff vs. CARLTON W. SIMMONS, SR., Solely in his Capacity as Heir of Carlton W. Simmons, Jr., Deceased & UNKNOWN HEIRS OF CARLTON W. SIMMONS, JR., DECEASED, Mortgagors and Real Owners, Defendant(s) TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS OF CARLTON W. SIMMONS, JR., DECEASED, MORTGAGOR AND REAL OWNER, DEFENDANT(S), whose last known address is 1625 North Felton Street, Philadelphia, PA 19151. 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, HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-OP2 ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, 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 No. 100203181, wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 1625 North Felton Street, Philadelphia, PA 19151, 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 above, 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 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140 215-227-2400 or 215-981-3700
IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS PHILADELPHIA COUNTY CIVIL ACTION - LAW Term No. 100303164 NOTICE OF ACTION IN MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE HSBC MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff vs. SHARON HALL & UNKNOWN HEIRS OF VERNON MURPH, DECEASED Mortgagors and Real Owners Defendant
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