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Denny O’Brien Gets Hanged…. IVY STATEN, center, announced her candidacy for City Commissioner in next spring’s Democratic Primary at the Laborers Union Hall in N. Phila. Seen with her are, from left, State Rep. Kenyatta Johnson, Marion Wimbush, Mannwell Glenn, State Rep. Jewell Williams, Walter Bennett, Laborers District Council Business Mgr. Ryan Boyer, State Sen. Anthony Williams, Sam Staten, Sr. with grandchild, Building Trades leader Pat Gillespie, Michelle Brownlee and Laborers Local 332 leader Sam Staten, Jr. with child. AT LEFT, speaking at her kickoff rally, Sen. Williams pledged hard fight for Ivy as Boyer looks on.
WAS THAT a freak storm Monday? No! It was former President Bill Clinton’s whirlwind tour through Philadelphia. Highlight of his trip was the Constitution Center, where he bestowed the city’s Liberty Medal on former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, right. Democrat leaders are reported asking him to consider running again for President, baggage and all. Photo by Bonnie Squires BACK IN FAMILIAR territory at 52nd & Chestnut, Clintonwent campaigning for Dan Onorato in picture at left.
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Crowd Turns Out For Oh
HANDSOME turnout at David Oh’s fundraiser at his Zarwin Baum law firm included, from left, Teamsters’ Dan Grace, Ed Slater and Dan Bosak; Oh; and attorney Tom McCourt.
DEMOCRAT though she is, Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez came out to endorse Republican David Oh as a candidate, saying she looked forward to having his ideas and his energy on Council in 2011. MAKING no bones they’re backing David Oh’s quest for City Council at Large in Republican May 2011 Primary are, from left, Gary Zlotnick, Ted Schaer and Cheech Amabile.
Oh’s Race Is A Rare One, In Many Ways
by Tony West Attorney David Oh enters the fray for Republican City Council at large seats with “high hopes,” in the words of Frank Sinatra. It’s a song he has been singing since 2003, when he first ran for that office. He’s hoping this time will be the charm. Oh’s is a most unusual campaign in a race that is something of a political oddity. Although five Republicans will compete against five Democrats in next year’s General Election, only two of them will win atLarge seats – positions guaranteed to the minority party, which always musters fewer votes than the lowest of the Dems. So a Republican hopeful’s first need is to beat other Republicans – first in the May Primary, where he must come in among the top five, and again in the November General, where he must come in among the top two. Democratic and Independent crossover votes can help a Republican in November, and Oh has long pursued a strategy of outreach across the aisle. It almost worked in
his second run in 2007, when he finished a few hundred votes ahead of incumbent Jack Kelly. (Kelly later won when absentee ballots were counted.) Kelly has said he will not run for reelection next year. Their departure has already invited numerous entrants to the GOP Primary. Oh must hope he enters that scrum with a name-recognition edge harvested from his two previous runs. Oh, who is from Southwest Philadelphia, has assiduously avoided the factional disputes that split Republican City Committee stalwarts from Northeast and South Philadelphia from their challengers in Center City, West and North Philadelphia. In a cycle when Republicans nationally are ever more preoccupied with ideological purity, Oh seldom repeats a news-channel talking point. His campaign messages focus on practical problem-solving and collaborative work toward common goals. Oh, of Korean extraction, is also the first Asian Amer-
Columbus Day Parade Set For Oct. 10 It’s official! Philadelphia’s renowned Columbus Day Parade and Italian Festival will take place Oct. 10 with an estimated 5,000 marchers including eight string bands, two service bands and several high-school bands. This time, however, the parade route is shorter. Marchers will gather at Broad & Morris in South Philadelphia and proceed to Marconi Plaza, at Broad & Oregon. The parade will conclude at Bigler Street just after passing by the reviewing stand. The parade will be telecast on Channel 6 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The festivities will continue with the Columbus Day Festival on the west grounds of Marconi Plaza during the parade and will continue to 6 p.m. Grand Marshall of this year’s parade will be Jerry
Blavat, well-known radio disc jockey. Coordinating this year’s parade is the 1492 Society, a newly formed nonprofit which has replaced the now-defunct Columbus Day Committee, founded over 50-plus years ago by the late Commendatore Severino Verna, the husband of Council President Anna Verna. This year’s parade should raise the $50,000 in expenses generated by the parade and celebration. According to Jody DellaBarba, “Congressman Bob Brady is to be credited with funding all of the city’s ethnic and neighborhood parades. He asked Gerry Lenfest for help. The humanitarian put enough money into a fund from which the parade committees can draw to pay for the City expense generated by the use of police, fire, and
sanitation services. This lowered the cost for this parade and all the others.” Leading the list of donors who have contributed to the $50,000 needed for this year’s Columbus Day parade is Verna, who donated $10,000 in honor of her husband, Sevy Verna. He had been the parade’s marshal from its first celebration until his death two years ago. Other donors to date include Pete Ciarrocchi, restaurant owner, $5,000; Jay Agnes, of P. Agnes Builders, $5,000; Defense Realty, $5,000; State Sen. Larry Farnese, $5,000 through a State grant; Grand Lodge of Sons of Italy, $5,000; Philadelphia Federal Credit Union, $2500; UNICO, $500 with Verna adding another $4,000 through a City Council grant. Solicitations are still continuing.
Chairperson of the newly formed 1492 Society is Ciarrocchi. Secretary is DellaBarba, and vice president is Mark Rago, owner of Monte-Rago Funeral Directors. The festival at Marconi Plaza includes Italian dishes and desserts from many of South Philadelphia’s famous eateries. Entertainment will include the Verdi Band, the Munier Mandolin Society, The Business band, Singer Nick Desiderio, with DJ Ed Tulley, emceeing the festivities. It will conclude at 6 p.m. Kathy Murray, retired chief of staff of Verna’s office, will assume the duties of organization and coordination of parade activities. This will be her last parade, she said, as she heads into a religious vocation.
ican to mount a serious quest for a citywide elected office. As Asian Americans grow in numbers and economic influence, that provides him with a unique base to appeal to. But as a member of a “minorities’ minority,” Oh is working hard to assemble multicultural support from Blacks, whites and Hispanics.
Endorsements he already enjoys, including those of State Sen. Anthony Williams (D-W. Phila.) and Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez (D-Kensington). He has seen a strong turnout from the business community and will stand as the spearpoint for his law firm Zarwin Baum, which is well connected in town.
GOP State Committee Rules Vs. City Leader
Republican State and City bodies were handed a blockbuster yesterday afternoon as a committee handed down a crucial decision, after hearing challenges from both the Republican City Committee and the State-sponsored Regular Republican Committee. The Credentials Committee included Richard Stewart, Mathew Brann and Carol Side, from different counties around the state. Testimony for the opposition was offered by Ward Leaders Matt Wolfe and Michael Cibik. For the City Committee, Chairman Vito Canuso and others spoke. The hearing lasted four hours. In a report sent to all the parties, the Credentials Committee of the Republican Party of Pennsylvania ruled, “It is the unanimous decision of the Credentials Committee that the seat of the Philadelphia Co. (City) Chairman that the Republican State Committee be declared vacant because numerous irregularities in the election process conducted by the Philadelphia Co. Republican Committee invalidated the election. The seat shall remain vacant until such time as an election free of substantial irregularities is conducted.” This was signed by Credentials Committee Chairman Richad W. Stewart. A City GOP reorganization, which took place after the Primary, saw ward leaders representing the Loyal Opposition and State-sponsored ward leaders challenged and their credentials denied. At the heart of that denial was whether a ward leader could be elected by commit-
teepersons who had received fewer than 10 votes in their respective division. Are they qualified to vote for that ward’s leadership? Following City Committee’s refusal to seat several of those ward leaders, the opposition filed challenges against as many, if not more, of the recognized RCC ward leaders. In contention as well is the fact the opposition challenged RCC’s “weighed rule”, which determines which ward leaders have a full vote, and which ward leaders do not, based on GOP registrations in their wards. The Loyal Opposition believes it had successfully elected a majority of ward leaders in the primary. However, many of those are from wards where there are few Republicans registered, as against RCC-controlled wards where registrations number over 1,000. City Committee accords those ward leaders a full vote, and the others with decreasing percentages of a full vote, depending on the number of registrations a ward leader can show. The City’s Republican Committee will either appeal the ruling, or accept it, welcome in the challenged ward leaders and hold an immediate county reorganization meeting. Neither side believes the intra-party battle will negatively impact their campaign to elect a Republican Governor. With several headquarters now in play, the City GOP will be fielding a stronger turnout at the polls this November.
G O P W a r d Leader W a l t Vogler and his wife Pam share a moment with State Rep. John Taylor. CHECKING out d o o r p r i z e s were Carl Ciglar, Kathleen Zoladek and State Rep. John Taylor.
ATTENDING COUNCILWOMAN Joan Krajewski’s annual, and possibly last, Gala by the River, were, from left, State Sen. Mike Stack, his wife Connie, State Rep. Michael McGeehan and Congressman and Party Photo by Harry Leech Chairman Bob Brady.
JUDGE Kenneth Powell, 3rd from left, was among attendees at Krajewski’s event. With him are Councilman Frank Rizzo, Ozzie Myers, Krajewski, State Rep. Mike McGeehan, and Ward Leader Harry Enggasser. Photo by Harry Leech
TEAMSTERS’ President Daniel Grace shares a moment at Councilwoman Krajewski’s River gala with Congressman Bob Brady.
DEMOCRAT gubernatorial candidate Dan Onorato made sure to meet up with fans of Councilwoman Joan Krajewski gathered at her annual River fest.
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SOON to retire as long-time aide to Councilwoman Joan Krajewski is JOINING Councilwoman Joan KrajewKathy Price, center, seen here with ski at her riverfront gala were Local State Sen. Michael Stack. Photo by 98’s Bob Henon and Councilwoman Harry Leech Photo by Harry Leech Jannie Blackwell.
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CITIZENS BANK presents $40,000 to Fairmount Pk. Conservancy and Ryan Howard Family Foundation to restore baseball field in Hunting Pk. Project is part of a long-term Master Plan to revitalize Hunting Pk. TARGET’S John Griffin, right, hands $5,000 check for emergency planning to officials at S. Phila. Store. From left, they are Red Cross Southeastern Penna. Chapter CEO Donna Palmieri, City Office of Emergency Management Deputy Director Samantha Phillips and City Manager Richard Negrin.
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PGW employees donated school supplies to Caring People Alliance - Fels S. Phila. Community Center. Employees delivered backpacks, pens, rulers, notepads and other supplies. plies.Phila. children in preparation for upcoming school year. PGW is committed to giving back and supporting communities through volunteerism and educational initiatives.
DC-47 Heads Rally For Jobs With Justice
Over 15 restaurants, specialty vendors, amusement rides for children, raffles, and three days of live entertainment with numerous bands will highlight the neighborhood festival and fundraiser for Annunciation BVM.
2ND ANNUAL golf outing hosted by State Rep. Brendan Boyle brought out labor support, seen here with Tom Dooley and Bob Wheeler of Operating Engineers.
JOBS WITH JUSTICE was the rallying cry as President Kathy Scott, of AFSCME District Council 47, fourth from left, led rank and file workers in a demonstration before the Chamber of Commerce offices at Broad and Walnut Streets yesterday. “It is time business and government both understand the serious state of the growing populaton of the unemployed,” said Scott.
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St. Padre Pio Festival In S. Philly The annual festival of St. Padre Pio will be held this weekend. St Padre Pio Festival neighborhood will begin on Friday through Sunday. Hours of the festival are Noon to 11 p.m. Friday kicks off at 6 p.m.
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HOST State Rep. John Taylor welcomes Jim Kernaghan, Local 830’s Danny Grace and J i m m y McBride to his annual summer fundraiser in Wildwood.
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Ridge For Toomey; O’Brien Hung Former Gov. Tom Ridge is getting involved in the US Senate race in Pennsylvania. Ridge, a Republican, endorsed GOP nominee Pat Toomey in State College. “Voters across Pennsylvania are rallying to Pat’s vision for creating jobs and bringing fiscal responsibility to Washington,” Ridge said in a statement. “I am endorsing Pat today because he is an honest, principled leader who is unafraid to stand up for what’s right. As a member of Congress, Pat consistently fought for taxpayers, and in today’s economic climate, that trait is more important than ever.” Both Toomey and Democrat candidate Joe Sestak have been rolling out their endorsements in recent weeks. They include an endorsement for Toomey from the Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police. Sestak’s endorsements include the backing of Democrat Sen. Byron Dorgan from North Dakota, Republican Chuck Hagel, the former US Senator from Nebraska, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an independent.
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Denny Painting Hung In Capitol Another Philadelphian has made the General Assembly’s Speaker of the House Gallery. State Rep. Dennis M. O’Brien is one of these. His portrait was unveiled in the House Gallery located on the fourth floor of the Main Capitol building Tuesday. “Denny” is also joining with State Sens. Larry Farnese and Michael Stack along with the USO to collect soccer balls and pre-paid phone cards to send to the troops. The balls are used by the troops when they go into towns and cities to form a bond with local children. The kickoff is going to be at Parkwood Youth Organization in the Northeast on Sunday, Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. GOP’s Ellen Maenner Had Heart Surgery Republican 7th Ward Leader Ellen Maenner suffered a serious heart attack this past week. She is currently recuperating in University of Pennsylvania Hospital, 34th & Spruce. She is on the 11th floor. Those wishing to contact her will find
GATHERING before teeing off for State Rep. Brendan Boyle is this crowd of golfers. They enjoyed links and fantastic barbecue. her in Room 1019. Murt Extends Book Ellen, 60, has long been an Deadline For Vets anti-drug advocate in her State Rep. Thomas P. ward, which has seen many a Murt (R-Northeast) has exdrug bust. tended the deadline for subHer son Domenick said, mitting stories for inclusion in “She answers the door at any a “Memory Book” containing hour to help constituents who the experiences and memories come to the house for help. It of local veterans. Murt is askhas taken a toll on her.” ing veterans living in the A long-time smoker, she 152nd House Dist. to write had given up the habit. She is down their memories of their considering retiring from her time in the service and send ward leadership. them, along with “then” and She has been active in her “now” photos of themselves, community, helping all for to his office for inclusion in over 30 years. Her home ad- the book. Submissions must dress is 243 E. Tusculum be received by Sep. 30. street, Philadelphia, PA Murt urged local veterans 19134. or anyone who knows a local
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State Rep. John Perzel. Thirty-six percent of the voters polled say they will definitely vote to reelect Perzel. When asked their party preference for their State
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compared to 41% for Boyle. This memorandum summarizes the results of a telephone poll of 403 randomly selected likely voters in Pennsylvania’s 172nd House Dist. conducted Aug. 22-24.
Brady Hosts Students At Fly In vide. These students will have the opportunity to ask about the aircraft, the academies, life in the military, and the crews’ experiences. This is better access than they would ever have at an air show,” Brady said. The Service Academies are the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.; US Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.; US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Col.; and, the US Coast Guard Academy at New London, Conn. All schools offer the highest-caliber academics, athletics, and leadership training. Graduates incur a minimum five-year service obligation upon graduation, a great head start on a possible long term career, or a fantastic bullet on a civilian resume once the service obligation is complete. The academies require a congressional nomination from either the student’s Representative or Senator.
Once nominated, the schools offer appointments to those selected for admission. Congressmen can nominate up to 10 people per academy per year. Students can talk to liaison officers from each academy to learn more about them, the process for nomination and appointment, and academic and the athletic preparations they can begin making now to make themselves into attractive candidates. Students are encouraged to begin preparation in junior high school to develop the study habits, course load, and grades to make themselves qualified for the academies. They can also begin to participate in sports and clubs that provide leadership and well-rounded experiences to enhance their applications. Students from Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional Dist. can contact Shirley Gregory at (215) 389-4627 or
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The results of a poll conducted by Democrat challenger Brendan Boyle in (Cont. From Page 4) Pennsylvania’s 172nd House Pat And Mike Dist. show he is fielding a In Dead Heat In the rematch between strong challenge to long-time Congressman Pat Murphy and incumbent Speaker Emeritus the challenger he bested totake the 8th Congressional District seat, Republican Mike Fitzpatrick, pollsters see a very Congressman Robert A. tight race. Brady will host 7th- to 9thThe Global Strategy Group, grade students interested in which took two polls of 400 attending the Military Service likely voters, Murphy is seen Academies to an all-services with a four-point advantage over fly-in at the Naval Air Station Fitzpatrick, 47% to 43%. They Joint Reserve Base Willow are one of many polls taken in Grove this Saturday. this Bucks Co. race. Aircraft and other equipA Fitzpatrick poll shows ment from the Navy, Marine him leading by seven points. Corps, Air Force and Army Murphy, to his favor, has Reserves will be on display the bigger war chest. Fitzand aircraft crews will dispatrick has the winds of voter cuss attending military acadresentment at his back. With emies, serving in the margins of error in each poll, military, and operating highFitz seems to be in the lead by tech military equipment. a nose. Representatives from each Pa. Labor Targets of the military-service acadeToomey By Mail mies will be present to proRepublican US Senate nomvide information on the inee Pat Toomey is finding career opportunities available himself the target of a major and how to apply and prepare and huge direct-mail campaign for admission. funded by the AFL-CIO. He The Congressman said he and four GOP congressional hosted the event because challengers will be hammered many young people are not in order to win support for Joe aware of the opportunities Sestak and his Democrat colthat the military-service acadleagues. The campaign targets emies offer. “Our students Toomey with Wall Street infrom the Philadelphia area terests. are underrepresented at the House Districts supported academies. And I want to by the mailing include Kathy make sure interested students Dahlkemper in the 3rd, Pat have as much information as Murphy in the 8th, Chris Carpossible about the prestigious ney in the 10th and Mark Critz education the academies proin the 12th.
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Chlamydia Challenges City Schools One of the problems facing the School District this year is the continued spread of chlamydia among its student populations. With over 1.2 million cases reported annually, Chlamydia trachomatis infection (chlamydia) is the most commonly reported notifiable disease in the US. Chlamydia is a sexually
transmitted infection, which can lead to a host of serious reproductive health problems in women, including infertility and pelvic inflammatory disease. The burden of infection is highest among adolescents and there are also substantial racial disparities, with non-Hispanic Blacks disproportionately affected. Chlamydia is easily detected and treated, but recommended annual screening
remains underutilized. Lack of awareness, social stigma, barriers to finding and treating sex partners of infected women, and difficulties in measuring public health impact all present challenges and opportunities for chlamydia prevention programs. Despite school programs designed to create awareness by the School District, students continue to discount this disease as a minor infection.
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that are owed. Under most circumstances, it remains in place for the life of your case. The most common way a debtor loses it is by not making the monthly payments on his secured debts that are required in his Chapter 13 Plan. If the postChapter 13 petition-plan payments are not made then, the creditor will normally file a Mo-
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ALLEYKATZ truck (men) and social (women) club met at Lemon Hill in Fairmount Park for their annual barbecue. Family and friends joined in with different games and activities for young and old, alike. Kids are jumping away in moon bounce behind Alleykatz. These clubs work together for community. HQ is at 6200 Vine Street.
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TeamChildren is in the running to win a $50,000 grant from Pepsi. People can vote EVERY DAY until the end of September. The top 10 vote getters win! TeamChildren is the only nonprofit which regionally helps families, schools and nonprofits receive low cost refurbished computers. Over the past 15 years without funding, with a small part-time staff, and over 1,000 volunteers TeamChildren distributed over 10,000 computers helping over 50,000 children around this region to cross the Digital Divide. TeamChildren pledges, as a grant winner, to distribute 1,000 more computers. Vote by pulling up Refresheverything.com/TeamChildren and vote from there. For additional info, contact Robert Toporek at (484) 744-1868.
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The Megan Simpson- Burke Memorial Foundation is holding its annual fund raiser on Saturday October 2nd, 2010 from 7 :00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. at Finnigan’s Wake, 3rd and Spring Garden Streets Tickets are $ 40.00 and include open bar and buffet. Megan lost her battle with breast cancer at age 30. Proceeds benefit the Rena Rowan Breast Cancer Center at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and fund a scholarship in Megans’ name. Together we can make a difference. For more information or to purchase tickets or make donations contact:
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Seated on a couch in what is normally the waiting room at the law offices of Zarwin, Baum, DeVito, Kaplan, Schaer and Toddy, PC with her friends Mavis Pringle and Yvonne Newkirk, Charlene Fullard of West Philadelphia was having a libation and engaging in chit-chat. Some of the chit-chat focused on the reason the ladies were in this law firm after hours, having drinks and noshing on food from the Marathon Grille downstairs. They were discussing the electoral prospects of their Republican Ward Leader David Oh. If Oh’s name sounds familiar to you, it’s because he came within 122 votes of beating City Councilman Jack Kelly for his seat four years ago. It was his second run for one of the two Council at-Large seats that the City Charter mandates for the minority party. He’s considering throwing his hat in the ring a third time in 2011, so he invited a few of his closest (and most able to write a check) friends to an exploratory fundraiser on Friday night to test the waters. Pringle, Newkirk and Fullard were among those encouraging Oh to dive in. “The third time is the charm,” Fullard said. Also encouraging were the members of his law firm. “The 53 members of our law firm are behind him,” said David Schaer, a partner in Zarwin, Baum, DeVito, Kaplan, Schaer & Toddy. “We want you to go out and talk about David. With your help and support, David is going to be the next City Council at Large Member.” Even a couple of high-profile Democrats, Councilwoman (Cont. Page 17)
DAN ONORATO has an illustrious record as an administrator in Allegheny Co. and Pittsburgh. TOM CORBETT has a reputation as an Attorney General who has done a lot of prosecuting. He is also is based in Pittsburgh, although the office of the Attorney General is in Harrisburg. Normally, the voters in the West favor the candidate from the West. But here, both the Republican and the Democrat are from the western part of the state. Which of the two is more popular? The answer to that question should determine who the next Governor of Pennsylvania will Normally, Philadelphia supports the Democratic candidate in statewide elections. There is no real reason why there should be a departure from this practice. But there is some incentive for elected officials in the Southeastern corner of Pennsylvania who are Republican to get out the vote. If Corbett were to win, he would vacate the office of Attorney General. The former District Attorney of Montgomery Co., BRUCE CASTOR, has made it clear he definitely wants to be considered for this spot. Since it is an elected position, it would seem unlikely the Governor could appoint his own successor. Thus, there would be a need for a special election to fill that seat. If the race for Mayor in Philadelphia continues to shape up as early signs indicate, you could once again have white candidates, SAM KATZ and/or TOM KNOX, running in a primary with MIKE NUTTER. If the two of them continue with their expressed plans, that would seem to benefit Nutter. It is unlikely COUNCILMAN BILL GREEN would get into the primary; that would make it three white candidates and one Black candidate. In the event, they all become candidates in the Primary, it would seem the liberal Democratic vote represented by the Society Hill area, the Rittenhouse Square area, the University of Pennsylvania ward, Chestnut Hill, the Parkway highrises of the 15th Ward and the ManayunkRoxborough ward of the 21st Ward would favor Sam Katz. Three years ago, Knox’s main area of support was blue-collar white. It is unlikely that either one of them would appeal to Black voters. Nutter, who had the support of the liberal community above described when he ran in 2007, would have to expect a dropoff of support when he would be head-to-head with a fellow liberal like Sam Katz.
SNOOPER SCOOPER: One of my associates took me to the back of The DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE and, Chief, I couldn’t believe what he showed me. He took me over to one of those trash dumpsters and showed me over 100 “TRAVELING CASES” used by many of the Assistant District Attorneys, which, as I was told, were used to carry all their CASES to all the courtrooms. He told me, after checking them, they must have cost over $100 apiece. We saw a few people come and actually take a few of them for themselves. One woman stated, “Hey, if they’re going to throw all of these cases away, why not take them and use them yourself?” She did take quite a few of them, and also went to tell her friends about her “GOOD FORTUNE”. SNOOPER’S ELECTION REPORT: Someone had better tell all of those DEMOCRATS, especially all those who are running in CLOSE RACES, they had better WAKE UP. Our recent POLLS show the REPUBLICANS ahead, not by much, however they’re still ahead and time is running out. The “TEA PARTY” is really making a lot of headway here, and it is growing each day. They have already put PENNSYLVANIA into the REPUBLICAN COLUMN and it might carry over in PHILADELPHIA too. There will be many new changes in CITY COUNCIL, and I would not be surprised to see it happen in the STATE REPRESENTATIVE races too. WATCH OUT! SNOOPER “SNOOPING” BUREAU: I went visited one of the local HIGH SCHOOLS here in Philadelphia, and from what I have seen, and been told, not too much has changed. BULLYING is still going on in many of our local SCHOOLS and it seems it will keep going on, because it’s really hard to stop it. South Philly High School seems a little better, but as I’ve been told, “IT’S THE LULL BEFORE THE STORM”. Parents MUST get involved, if ALL our High Schools are going to be SAFE for our CHILDREN get involved. The Superintendant is really trying, and she needs ALL OUR H-E-L-P! SNOOPER’S “SPECIAL EVENTS FILES”: Chief, TODAY, Thursday, SEP. 16, is a very special event for ALL OF YOU, courtesy of our favorite Senator, HON. CHRISTINE TARTAGLIONE, and it’s one we ALL attend. It’s her ANNUAL SENIOR EXPO and it will be held at THE CAMELOT SCHOOL’S EXCEL ACADEMY. You’ll find it at 6600 BUSTLETON AVENUE; they’ll start at 10:00 a.m. and go to 1:00 p.m. THE SENATOR (Cont. Page 21)
Former Congressional staffer and future City Council candidate RICH SUBBIO has stepped up his appearances and, with them, the talk about him. He’s doing the social-networking thing, making the rounds and reaching out to unfamiliar and untraditional networks. Looks like he’ll leave no stone unturned. One rumor is he’ll seek the seat currently held by COUNCILMAN CURTIS JONES, JR. My thought is luck won’t be on his side; instead, an at-Large candidacy might be more beneficial. Jones, as one of the freshman three, has been a hard worker and is nearly impossible to topple. His connection with voters and constituents throughout the District is admirable; a few other members of Council may want to take notes! CARL ‘FEEL-A-DELPHIA’ GREENE’S attorney leveled a low blow recently by the gentle accusation former MAYOR JOHN STREET had pushed a no-show employee into a position at the Philadelphia Housing Authority. Reading between the lines, the local papers reported the matter with details that would make you go ... hmm. “Their offices were in a secluded area away from everyone else.” “They worked outside of the office often, alone and together.” “Street insisted she be hired….” We get the point, and we don’t like it one bit. Everyone knows Street was above reproach in this regard; for Greene’s attorney (of all people) to throw such charges out there! Well, what can we say? Nothing is off the table when the mudslinging begins! While we are at it, MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER’s need to place blame on the Board and thus sully Street are transparent. Whatever you two fought about a thousand years ago, get over it and stick to the matter at hand. You’ve got too many issues going into next year!
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Yo! Here we go again. My Air Force buddy Bernie A. sent this to me. A group of school kids were asked these questions on love and marriage. You might agree with some of the answers. Read on: Who should you marry? You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming –Alan, age 10 ~ No person really decides before they grow up who they’re going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you’re stuck with –Kirsten, age 10. What is the right age to get married? No age is good to get married at. You got to be a fool to get married. –Freddie, age 6. How can a stranger tell if two people are married? You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids –Derrick, age 8.~ What do you think your Mom and Dad have in common? Both don’t want any more kids. –Lori, age 8. What do most people do on a date? Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. –Lynnette, age 8 ~ On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date. –Martin, age 10. What would you do on a first date that was turning sour? I’d run home and play dead –Craig, age 9. ~ When is it okay to kiss someone? When they’re rich. –Pam, age 7 ~ The law says you have to be 18, so I wouldn’t want to mess with that. –Curt, age 7. (Cont. Page 21)
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IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS PHILADELPHIA COUNTY CIVIL ACTION - LAW Term No. 100800712 NOTICE OF ACTION IN MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE MUNDACA FINANCIAL SERVICES, LLC Plaintiff vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS OF THE ESTATE OF RIVA MOOREN-VAUGHN A/K/A ROSEMARIE M. VAUGHN & WALESKA CARONA Mortgagors and Real Owners Defendant TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS OF THE ESTATE OF RIVA MOOREN-VAUGHN A/K/A ROSEMARIE M. VAUGHN DEFENDANT whose last known address is 4904 North Camac Street Philadelphia, PA 19141. 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 MUNDACA FINANCIAL SERVICES, LLC, 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. 100800712 wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 4904 North Camac Street Philadelphia, PA 19141 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 North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19140 215-227-2400 or 215-981-3700
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IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS PHILADELPIACOUNTY CIVIL ACTION - LAW Term No. 100603069 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, N.A. FROM THE FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION ACTING AS RECEIVER Plaintiff vs. JOHN DOE, OWNER or Any Unknown Persons Having or Claiming an Interest or Title to the Subject Premises, PETER HONG & Haebok Kim Mortgagors and Real Owners Defendant TO: JOHN DOE, OWNER or Any Unknown Persons Having or Claiming an Interest or Title to the Subject Premises, & Haebok Kim, MORTGAGORS AND REAL OWNERS, DEFENDANTS whose last known address is 708 Federal Street Philadelphia, PA 19147. 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, N.A. 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 No. 100603069 wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 708 Federal Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 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 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
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Our Opinion ... Going Bonkers?
One of our front-page headlines indicating just maybe President Clinton, campaigning here and around the nation for besieged Democrat incumbents and new candidates, might be thinking of a run for President, is not too far-fetched. Though no one runs against an incumbent President seeking a second term, one need only look back to President Jimmy Carter’s single term. The reasons were slightly different back then, with inflation a prime factor in dislodging him from a second term. Should the recession continue unabated for another two and half years, and inflation begin to rear its head more quickly than the present pace that is already bothering tight-budget families, the Democrat Party may need to tell its President it might be wise for him to retire rather than lose the presidency to a Republican.
Going Into 2011
As we have mentioned in various political stories over the last few issues, we already see a burst of enthusiasm surfacing from Democrat and Republican candidates this coming primary for both State and City offices. In this issue, we mention two strong contenders: David Oh for GOP Council At Large and Ivy Staten, backed heavily by key labor organizations, seeking a seat with the City Commissioners. Already declared are candidates for the Sheriff’s job. Other offices are being mentioned, especially that of Mayor, by Tom Knox, who has occasionally indicated he plans another run. Sam Katz is studying the situation to see if he can play on a level field. Don’t be surprised if one or more members of the General Assembly, fresh from their own successful campaigns, may be pressured into running for either a row-office seat, a Council District or an at-Large Council seat. Sparking this early interest is the fact, save for two or three hotly contested legislative seats, the November results are already in as far as the majority of ward leaders, committeepersons and leaders of both major parties are concerned. So for most city politicos, it’s already a new political season.
Sep. 16- State Rep. John Taylor and RDA to discuss Landbank Act to combat blight in neighborhoods at Our Lady Help of Christians Church basement, Gaul St. & Allegheny Ave., 7 p.m. Sep. 18- State Rep. Jim Roebuck sponsors Energy Conservation Workshop at W. Regional Ctr. of Community College, 4725 Chestnut St., 10 a.m.-12 m. Each attendee receives free energy kit, including efficient light bulbs, shower heads and weather stripping. RSVP by Sep. 11 (215) 307-4917.
Sep. 18- Phila. Hero Thrill Show outside Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St., 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Rain date, Sunday, Sep. 19. Tickets $10, $25 for families, available from police, fire stations or online at www.comcasttix.com. For info visit www.herothrillshow.org. Sep. 18- Councilman Darrell Clarke hosts Strawberry Mansion Day at Mander Rec Ctr., 33rd & Diamond Sts., 12-8 p.m. Free food and drink, live entertainment. For info (215) 235-7505. Sep. 18- Puerto Rican Festival VIP Banquet at Hyatt Regency Hotel, 201 S. Columbus Blvd., 7-11 p.m. For info Guillermina Ortiz (215) 627-3100. Sep. 18- 27th Ward Republi-
can Committee hosts pregame tailgate hosted by Matt Wolfe and Denise Furey at SEC of Regent Sq. & 43rd St. Free tickets to Penn-Lafayette game at 7 p.m. available. Sep. 18- Kensington Ravens Youth Association Bowling Party Fundraiser at Erie Lanes, 130 E. Erie Ave., 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at door. For info Stacey Bridgeman (215) 680-2745. Sep. 20- Tri-State Labor & Management Council and City of Hope host Spirit of Life Awards to Larry Christenson and Ralph J. Teti, Esq. at Hyatt Regency at Penn’s Landing, Columbus Blvd. & Dock St., 6 p.m. For info Harry Giordano (800) 344-8169. Sep. 20- PECO hosts small and large business owners conference on how to save energy at PECO HQ, 22nd & Market Sts., 6 p.m. Sep. 21- World Premiere, Barrel Of A Gun, Merriam Theater, 260 S. Broad St., 7 p.m. For tickets Kimmelcenter.org. Sep. 22- DA Seth Williams fundraiser at Phillies Ball Game. Free drinks and appetizers from 5 p.m. at McFadden’s. Ticket for ball game included. For details contact Zeli (610) 804-0552.
Sep. 23- Kickoff fundraiser for Michelle Brownlee at Level Rm., 2102 Market St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Donation levels $25-$250. For info Wayne Johns (215) 913-2429 or Clay Mason (215) 684-1919. Sep. 23- Fundraiser for State Rep. Kenyatta Johnson at Warmdaddy’s, 1400 S. Columbus Blvd., 6-8 p.m. Donations $75-$250. Sep. 23-26- Epiphany of Our Lord Italian Festival on Jackson St. from 12th to Broad Sts. Events begin with pasta dinner at 6:15 p.m. on 9/23. For reservations Mina (267) 240-1992. Outdoor vendors selling food and games of chance. Live music features Adonis on Friday and Hegeman String Band and The Business on Saturday. For children, games and a magic show. Should it rain, events will be moved indoors. All proceeds benefit school. Sep. 24- Reopening of Centro Claver, 3552 N. 6th St., 1 p.m. In attendance is Puerto Rican singer and activist Danny Rivera. For info Altagracia (215) 626-6502. Sep. 24- Al Stewart hosts 11th Ward Fish Fry at Lou & Choo’s, 21st & Hunting Pk. Ave., 5-9 p.m. Donation $10. For info Tutie Edwards (215)
228-3134. Sep. 24- 65th Republican Ward Exec. Committee hosts Fall Bash at Ashburner Inn, 8400 Torresdale Ave., 7-10 p.m. Tickets $20. For info (215) 298-2251. Sep. 25- State Rep. Jim Roebuck sponsors Energy Conservation Workshop at West Regional Center of Community Coll., 4725 Chestnut St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Each attendee will receive free energy kit, including efficient light bulbs, shower heads, and weather stripping. Attendees RSVP by Sep. 18 to (215) 307-4917. Sep. 25- State Sen. Shirley Kitchen and Deliverance Evangelistic Church host free Health Fair at Church Parking Lot, 21st & Lehigh, 10 a.m.4 p.m. Free mammogram appointments co-sponsored by Fox Chase Cancer Center for women ages 40 and older. No insurance necessary, but doctor’s note is required. Call Debra Resnick at (215) 2141682 for appointment. Sep. 25- Democrat 56th Ward Picnic, joined by 35th, 53rd & 55th Wards, Cottman & Central Aves., 1 p.m.dark. Tickets $35. For info (215) 742-8600. Sep. 26- Phila. Ass’n of Black Sports & Culture hosts
annual Awards Luncheon at Swan Ballroom, 2015 S. Water St. (off Snyder Ave.), 12-4 p.m. Contributions $55 or $500 for table. For info Jay Norman (267) 290-6374. Sep. 29- Friends of Elmer Money fundraiser at SmokeEaters Pub, 7681 Frankford Ave., 7-9 p.m. Donation $20. Sep. 30- State Rep. Rosita Youngblood Chicken/Fish Fry Fundraiser at Lou & Choo’s, 21st & Hunting Pk. Ave., 6-9 p.m. Tickets $10. For tickets and info Sheila (267) 581-0025. Oct. 1- State Sen. Michael Stack hosts Senior Expo at Nat’l Guard Armory, 2700 Southampton Rd., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Residents of 5th Senatorial Dist. can seek info from government agencies, businesses and community organizations. Free refreshments. For info (215) 695-1020. Oct. 2- Fishtown River City Festival at Penn Treaty Park, Delaware & Columbia Aves., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 2- Megan SimpsonBurke Memorial Fundraiser For Breast Cancer at Finnigan’s Wake, 3rd & Spring Garden Sts., 7-10 p.m. Open bar and buffet. Tickets $40. For info Jim or Mary Simpson (215) 332-9896.
GOP was represented by John Giordano and Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley.
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LABORERS District Council produced several floats carryPFT President Jerry Jordan shares a ing members and VIPs including State Rep. Jewell Williams, moment at Labor Day Parade with State SHARING moment with Councilwoman Jannie 195th House Dist. candidate Michelle Brownlee, Business Sen. Ruth Damsker and senatorial canBlackwell are Ruth Mangum, Margaret Polite and Mgr. Sam Staten, Jr., State Rep. Ronald Waters, Mayor didate Bryan Allen. Jeffrey Blackwell. Michael Nutter and Councilman Curtis Jones.
Labor Day Parade Captured In Pictures
FOP had a presence in Labor Day Parade. From left are FOP’s Butch Harley, Jonathan Saidel, Denise Rawls, FOP Prexy John McNesby and State Sen. Ruth Damsker.
CONGRATULATING AFLCIO President Pat Eiding on huge turnout for annual Labor Day Parade are, from left, Janet Ryder and Ken Washington.
MAYOR Michael Nutter discusses labor problems at Parade with Henry Nicholas, head of 1199C.
LOCAL Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 shared a moment with lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Jim Cawley.
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This ‘Del Monte’ Not Vs. Union Del Monte Foods Co. is not affiliated with Fresh Del Monte Produce, Inc., Del Monte International or their subsidiaries or affiliates. They are not the “Del Monte” mentioned in last week’s edition of the Philadelphia Record, which detailed unionbreaking machinations on the waterfront. That Del Monte is known as Fresh Del Monte Produce, Inc. That company, Fresh Del Monte, abrogated its contract with Local 1291 and DRS Stevedores on
Tioga Pier. It is offering employment at its Gloucester Terminal at half the salary received by legitimate union stevedores. In one of its hiring announcements, it insists prospective employees be bilingual. Del Monte Foods markets packaged food products under the Del Monte brand in the United States and South America. Fresh Del Monte markets fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and fresh produce under the Del Monte brand throughout the world.
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The world of boxing is filled with a ton of triumphed stories, but perhaps none are more inspiring than that of four-time Irish Olympic boxing coach Gerry Storey. Storey is head coach of the Holy Family Boxing Club in northern Belfast. Holy Family has been featured in the BBC documentary Fight Town and the Daniel Day-Lewis film The Boxer. He has trained numerous successful boxers, including Neil Sinclair and former world featherweight champion Barry McGuigan. Storey trains both Catholics and Protestants in an area where you once couldn’t walk down certain streets if you were the wrong religion. His work is highly credited with helping to bridge the sectarian divide in Belfast and as a result he won the “Sport for Good” award at the Laureus World Sports Awards and was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire. Storey will bring his boxing club to the states to compete against Philly’s Harrowgate Boxing Club on Sep. 23 as the kickoff for Wildwood’s annual Irish Weekend festivities. The Irish team will spend the week prior to the fights in Philadelphia putting the finishing touches on their fight preparations and will be making several promotional appearances with stops already planned in Fairmount, Port Richmond, and on Two Street. For tickets to the fights, sponsorship opportunities, or for additional information, please call Fred Druding, Jr. at (215) 221-2374.
State Rep. Dwight Evans (D-N. Phila.), Appropriations Committee chair, will be throwing a “Hail Mary” pass with legislation he is introducing this week that will fund a bill to enable the State to move on critical repairs to its network of highways and bridges. Joanna Pro, Evans’ spokeswoman, said Evans knows the critical state in which our roads, bridges and transit systems find themselves. She said Evans believes “waiting until the next Governor is in office could jeopardize jobs and getting new money into the 2011 construction season.” Evans’ plan would generate revenue by levying an 8% tax on the profits of oil companies; increasing the oil franchise tax by 6.5 cents per gallon from the 19.2-cent tax on gasoline and 26.1 cents on
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high-profile Democrats in his corner in the age of the Tea Party? He can if Republicans think “results” instead of “dogma,” he says. “Just because someone says they are a Republican doesn’t mean they have Republican ideas,” Oh said. “Scapegoating and polarization don’t help anyone. My campaign is about all of us working together. If you’re looking for someone who is going to take a purity test, I’m not your guy. But if you’re looking for someone who is going to get results, that’s what I’m about.”
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(Cont. From Page 11) Maria Quiñones Sánchez and State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams, promised Oh their support at Friday’s get-together. “I’m looking forward to next year’s Freshman Class in City Council and it would be refreshing for David to be a part of it,” Quiñones Sánchez said. “He thinks outside of the box and he has a lot of good bipartisan ideas that will be good for Philadelphia.” “David Oh deserves to go to City Council and I’m proud to endorse him tonight,” Williams said. “He is a man of service; a hard-working and smart person to tries to do what is right for people.” Folks came from as far away as California to sing Oh’s praises and encourage
him to run for City Council. But despite this outpouring, Oh is taking baby steps toward another run. He knows that he wants to take another shot at becoming a Councilman, but he’s assuming nothing, he says. “I want to run,” he said. “But I don’t assume the support I received the last time that I ran will be there. I want to make sure I have the support, the money and the time from others before I let this plane take off. I want to check out all of the systems.” But while his pragmatic, moderate view of what’s best for the city hasn’t changed, Oh is running for City Council as a Republican in the age of the Tea Party. What of the polarized electorate? Can a moderate Asian Republican from West Philadelphia win the Republican nomination with two
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Earthquake To Preach What He’s Practiced
Southwest community activist Paul “Earthquake” Moore plans to broaden his faith-based horizons and those of others when he de-
livers his first sermon in two weeks before a congregation at New Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in the Paschall section of South-
west Philadelphia. Moore will take his initial step toward becoming a pastor with a trial sermon being delivered at 11:30, at the Elm-
wood Skating Rink 71st Street and Grays Avenue. New Fellowship members have held church services at the skating rink while awaiting the com-
pletion of their new house of worship at 70th Street and Woodland Avenue. Moore has belonged to New Fellowship for the 14 years, serving
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(Cont. From Page 11) will be looking for all you, and there will be others too from various GOVERNMENT AGENCIES. She is personally inviting all SENIOR CITIZENS and also their PRIMARY CAREGIVERS. Call (215) 533-0440! SNOOPER’S “BELIEVE IT OR NOT” BUREAU: This is a legitimate EMAIL we received just the other day. The very first thing that caught my eye was the header, “JOIN FAT BASTARD in support of BREAST CANCER.” No, I’m not cursing Chief, it’s all about this WINE GROUP which helps various legitimate Cancer Agencies. By the end of this year, it will have raised over $500,000 for BREAST CAN-
CER AWARENESS recipients. Fat Bastard will donate 25 cents for every bottle of its wines that are sold for the next TWO MONTHS. Jennifer Pawlosky, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, stated, “Advancements are being made in the prevention and detection of BREAST CANCER every day. Finding a cure would not be possible if it were not for the generous support ofFAT BASTARD WINES!” SNOOPER’S CITY HALL BUREAU: This item comes from my UNPAID DIRECTOR of COMMUNICATIONS. Hey, if The Mayor, who claims we have a BUDGET PROBLEM, hires someone he calls a COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR for $106,000, that goes to show his “I DON’T CARE” attitude to-
CITY OF PHILADELPHIA Public Hearing Notice The Committee on Law and Government of the Council of the City of Philadelphia will hold a Public Hearing Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at 10:00 AM, in Room 400, City Hall, to hear testimony on the following items: 100360
An Ordinance amending Title 2 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “CityCounty Consolidation,” by abolishing the Office of the Clerk of Quarter Sessions and reassigning its powers, functions and duties; amending Title 22 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Public Employees Retirement Code,” by providing for pension and retirement rights for certain employees of the Office; and making conforming, technical changes to The Philadelphia Code; all under certain terms and conditions.
An Ordinance amending Chapter 2-200 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Recording of Deeds,” by modifying the requirements for the recording of deeds, providing for certain fees and making certain technical changes, all under certain terms and conditions.
Copies of the foregoing items are available in the Office of the Chief Clerk of the Council, Room 402, City Hall. Michael A. Decker Chief Clerk
Immediately following the public hearing, a meeting of the Committee on Law and Government, open to the public, will be held to consider the action to be taken on the above listed items.
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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 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 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. PHILADELPHIA BAR ASSOCIATION One Reading Center Philadelphia, PA 19107 215-238-6333 COMMUNITY LEGAL SERVICES, INC. Law Center North Central Philadelphia, PA 19140 215-227-2400 or 215-981-3700 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: Unknown Heirs of Peter Paolella, Deceased MORTGAGOR AND REAL OWNER, DEFENDANT whose last known address is 7253 Claridge Street Philadelphia, PA 19111. 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 CITIMORTGAGE, INC., 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. 100603170 wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 7253 Claridge Street Philadelphia, PA 19111 whereupon your property will be sold by the Sheriff of Philadelphia County.
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TO: Unknown Heirs of Lisa E. Knox, Deceased, MORTGAGOR AND REAL OWNER, DEFENDANT whose last known address is 1238 North Newkirk Street Philadelphia, PA 19121. 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 GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC S/B/M GMAC 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. 100304983 wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 1238 North Newkirk Street Philadelphia, PA 19121 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. 100603170 NOTICE OF ACTION IN MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff vs. Unknown Heirs of Peter Paolella, Deceased, Betty Anne Paolella, Heir to the Estate of Peter Paolella, Deceased & Michael Paolello, Heir to the Estate of Peter Paolella, Deceased Mortgagors and Real Owners Defendants
IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS PHILADELPHIA COUNTY CIVIL ACTION - LAW Term No. 100304983 NOTICE OF ACTION IN MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC S/B/M GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff vs. Unknown Heirs of Lisa E. Knox, Deceased, William JL Hatton, Heir to the Estate of Lisa E. Knox, Deceased & Rosetta Freeman, Heir to the Estate of Lisa E. Knox, Deceased Mortgagors and Real Owners Defendants
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