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Frank Rizzo See Story Page 5 WELL-KNOWN Democrat and former City Controller Jonathan Saidel, left, and NEPCC Executive Director Al Taubenberger for GOP Council-at-Large race. City Charter guarantees two top Republican Council at-Large candidates will become members of City Council. See pics Page 6

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PEOPLEHOOD jazzed up W. Phila. with Spiral Q Puppet Theater’s parade from Paul Robeson House to Clark Park, where this gigantic pageant was staged with political statements (ranging from barbed to obscure) and lots of fun for all.

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Losing Casino Money May Cost City Schools Dearly by Tony West There are two gaping holes in Philadelphia’s finances, says State Rep. Rosita Youngblood (D-Northwest). One is the second casino that was authorized for our County by Act 1 of 2006, but has not been built to date. The other is the $650 million gap in the School District of Philadelphia’s budget. The two are related, argues Youngblood. Together, they pose a serious threat. And the problem is about to get worse. That’s because hungry legislators from other counties are now sniffing at Philadelphia’s absent casino, hoping to grab its license, and its revenues, for their own municipalities – and their schools. School districts are facing cuts across the state as a result of Gov. Corbett’s State budget slashes. That heaves a bigger burden on local property taxes. And outside Philadelphia, all the money casinos kick back to local governments is earmarked exclusively for property-tax relief. Not here, though. “The law carved out an exception for Philadelphia,” explains Young-

blood. “Here, that Property Tax Relief Fund is applied to wage-tax relief instead.” The difference is technical – but crucial. Since 2008, Philadelphia has gotten $260 million in State revenues generated by its sole working casino, SugarHouse. But only $167.6 million of that went to the General Fund to substitute for funding to the Philadelphia School District. Nearly $91.5 million went to suburban wagetax relief. “So the suburban counties are double-dipping,” Youngblood says irately. “Their own schools are getting all the property-tax relief from their own casinos; at the same time, their commuters are getting wagetax relief from the city’s gaming revenues.” In addition, Youngblood notes, the Gaming Act provides smaller Local Share Assessments to counties and municipalities. “The first $5 million of this revenue is required go to the Philadelphia School District,” she says, “but the remainder – $18 million in the last year – goes into the City’s General Fund.” Youngblood has been trying

to get Mayor Michael Nutter and his Administration to account for how this money has been spent. “We held a hearing in which we asked City Finance Director Rob Dubow to explain for this, but he wasn’t prepared to answer. We deserve this accountability,” Youngblood says. Meanwhile, Philadelphia is at grave risk of losing its hope of ever gaining revenues from a second casino. State Rep. Curt Schroder (R-Chester), who chairs the House Gaming Oversight Committee, has introduced a measure, HB 65, which would put Philadelphia’s unused casino license up for sale elsewhere in the state to the highest bidder. Youngblood introduced several measures which would preserve Philadelphia’s chance of getting a second casino, but all were shot down in committee. Schroder’s measure passed the committee and is awaiting action by the House. Suddenly allocating a brandnew casino license elsewhere in the state could wreak havoc with its competitors in the gaming industry, Youngblood charges. “Other casinos are not

in favor of the bill,” she says. “The amount of investment involved in developing a location is tremendous. Any hiccup could hurt existing casinos.” Loss of this second license could, however, benefit SugarHouse, which would then enjoy a perpetual monopoly in a city of 1.5 million. Youngblood notes prominent lobbyist Steve Wojdak of Bellevue Communications, who represents SugarHouse, has also worked for Mayor Nutter. In her eyes, this is a conflict of interest. She also fears what will happen to a third stream of State gaming funding which has done the city great good. That’s the Gaming Economic Development & Tourism Fund. “Philadelphia is authorized to receive funding from GEDTF for one approved project – the Pennsylvania Convention Center,” explains Youngblood. “The total authorized amount approved for Philadelphia under this fund is $880 million. To date, the Convention Center has received more than $91.5 million, and has $788.4 million

yet to be paid out of this fund.” But that authorization was based on the assumption Philadelphia would be producing revenues from two casinos, not one. If this County will only provide half that revenue stream, she warns, what is to stop the State from reclaiming half that $880 million? There is no time to waste for Philadelphians to press for a second casino, urges Youngblood. “These casino jobs are well-paying jobs,” she says. And the city’s schools are under the gun. Under the Corbett budget, the Philadelphia School District’s enhanced funding from the Commonwealth has been gutted. So where is its money going to come from? “We are now paying an 8% sales tax, and we’re facing a property-tax hike as well,” Youngblood points out. When the economy was clicking, Rendell held the Governor’s mansion and the City delegation carried clout on Capitol Hill, casinos may have seemed like a frivol the city could do without. Today, gaming offers a rare source of new revenue – but one which may soon be lost.

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A Lady With The Heart Of A Lion by Hon. Charles Hammock Cindy Bass will be the Councilwoman for the 8th Dist. In a recent interview with the Public Record, Cindy showed her disarming charm and genteel ways. Yet her depth and scope of business, community experience and political contacts reveal she has the heart of a lion. Her intense competitive nature is profound. She listens very carefully to people, can process information quickly, knows what she is going to say; but does not speak until she is ready. In short, she is smart. Cindy grew up in North Philly around 17th & Glenwood, in. the Tioga area. She attended E. Washington Rhodes MS and graduated from Parkway HS in 1985. She graduated from Temple University with a business major in 1990. Cindy has both a mortgage and real-estate license and has worked in areas of business and home loans and wealth management. Bass proclaims the greatest early influence in her life was

her mother. “She encouraged me to be engaged in community activities; why not make it better, was her motto.” Cindy relates how her mother taught that voting was “part of the solution.” Political participation became a critical thing to do. Bass participated in several political campaigns in her early years, but she states proudly that she received the most experience and help to politically mature from Allyson Schwartz and Chaka Fattah. Cindy was very active in the campaign of Schwartz for the US Senate. In 1994, Cindy joined the campaign of Congressman Fattah and credits him for teaching her the election process. She says, “1 learned new ideas and that I too could contribute and be helpful.” Cindy engaged herself in a serious apprenticeship. She became an expert in dealing with abandoned housing and blight. “How to cleanup the neighborhood?” she says. “I learned to try new things to get the city to do its

job. I learned how to get the main people in City agencies to move. I learned how to get blight and trash off the street; and get more security into neighborhoods.” Bass related that running for city council in the 8th Dist. enabled her to use the skills of diplomacy. She has received endorsements from all major groups and organizations such as the Philadelphia Chambers of Commerce, the Black Clergy, Liberty City groups of gay and lesbians, and the ACLU, to name a few. Cindy says, “These groups saw something in me that was best for them and the city; and I appreciate their support.” The results of her hard work and skillful diplomacy paid-off in the Democratic primary this past May. She defeated six challengers, and won by more than 4,000 votes over her nearest rival. Her across-the-board appeal is significant. The Public Record wanted to know what priorities she

sees for the 8th Dist. Cindy cites the many problems that need solutions. Yet, just like most incoming members to the Council, she believes business and revenues are needed. Cindy believes it is the responsibility of the Council to set the stage to bring in new business to the city and determine how to do it. She says, “The commercial corridors must be rejuvenated, with shops and stores. It should not be complicated to do business in the city. Our city must he on the cutting-edge of new concepts.” Cindy expects to recruit people with special expertise in a variety of areas: “policy experts that can deal with business taxes, and out-of-box ideas. We need a comparative analysis of successful policies in other cities and how their councils achieved progress.” Cindy is concerned about the youth workforce. “Between the ages of 18 to 22 years, many youths are unemployed. Even many with college degrees are unemployed.

We have got to find a way to put them to work.” Bass believes there will be “new faces and new energy” in City Council. She believes that with three new faces from the last election for Council and six new people in the new Council, the city will make good progress. Cindy also states, “We must love ourselves, as a city. We must increase our population and become more important in the Northeast Corridor of the nation.” Cindy tells us she is proud and grateful for her family. “My husband Scott has been so supportive; he never says ‘no’; and always stands beside me. He is a great friend. My great joy is my new daughter. Before her, my life was mostly work and politics. Becoming a mother changed my focus and priorities. My daughter makes me think more about the children who need support. After all, the youth make up 40% of the city’s population and they are 100% of the future.”

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Pentecostals Weigh Heavily In Election Strategy High among the organizations candidates seek out for endorsements, and to bring out a friendly vote for them on election day, are those with faith-based platforms. Though young in history, established in 2000, the Pentecostal Clergy Political Awareness Committee has moved to the forefront as the go-to group of Black ministers in this city. Philadelphia is home to several such associations of Black clergy ministers. All have political-action committees designed to focus on their church members by stressing the need to bring out the vote for those candidates they’ve endorsed. Most are committed to supporting Democrats in the primary and general elections. Making the Pentecostals different, and broadening their appeal, is they cross party lines. That is what they have been doing since their founding by Bishop Leonard C. Goins. Their initial mission was to

BISHOP Leonard C. Goins talks politics at his favorite breakfast spot, the Oak Lane Diner, with Marion Wimbush, head of Democrat Oak Lane Team. support Mayor John Street in with a tight ring of supporthis first run for Mayor. Four ers.” years later, they made politiNow 78 churches strong cal headlines by switching with a parishioner count of their endorsement from Street 10,000, the Pentecostals have to Republican Sam Katz in the broken the mold. Under rematch. Bishop Goins, who is their exBishop Goins said, “We ecutive director, they are the have been guided from the be- first association of Black minginning by three tenets: Can- isters to continually cross didates we support need to party lines, endorsing Repubshow honesty, integrity and licans and Democrats. Their trust before we support them. list for this general election We thought John Street would can be found on page five. open up his administration to Bishop Goins has been in input from all groups. In- ministry since the age of 15, stead, we were dismayed to when people began to acfind he had closed himself in knowledge him as the “boy

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preacher”. Though he knew he had a calling back then, he chose to enter the military in 1960 for a stint of almost nine years. He took advantage of the GI Bill, earning bachelor and Master’s degrees in personal and industrial relations. He couldn’t resist the call to ministry, however, and enrolled in the Bible Institute in Philadelphia. He was ordained in 1971 at the age of 30 as a minister in the Pentecostal Church of God in Christ. Married for the past 48 years, he finds solace with the little free time he has from his duties with his four children and nine grandchildren. Today, he is almost as much a politician as he is minister. He is at home in both arenas and his Political Awareness Committee shows this. His group supported Tom Corbett for Governor, adding to their political muscle. You need to be able to look Bishop Goins in the eye when you seek his support. If a candidate fails to do so, he’s out

of luck. “The eyes are the path to a man’s soul,” he says. “I have learned to read those eyes when I look for honesty, integrity and trust in the candidate.” The Pentecostals have easily moved into the forefront among the faith-based institutions that include politics on their agenda. Bishop Goins doesn’t hesitate to practice what he preaches. “Political leaders must make the health and wel-

fare of their constituents foremost in all the things they do. They need to stay honest with us. We need to know they will keep their word when in office and to continue to earn out trust. Otherwise, the way we helped put them into office, is the way we will get them out of office.” The Pentecostal Clergy Political Awareness Committee is chaired by Bishop David Caldwell, with Assistant Chair Rev. Stephen Langley.

AT PENTECOSTAL Clergy PAC meeting, Al Schmidt, whom it endorsed for City Commissioner, is congratulated by Rev. Jessie Woods, Sr., who ran twice for Congress, as Germantown GOP activist Peter Wirs looks on.


COUNCILMAN Brian O’Neill in front of his Northeast office. ward under the leadership of always been about supporting John Sabatina, Jr. the citizens of this city. To split That was not what O’Neill up the 56th was to create further wanted, since he is facing his gerrymandering of the Council toughest challenger, Bill Rubin, map, doing a disservice to votin his long dominance of the ers, since it only benefitted the 10th District. O’Neill must aspirations of O’Neill.” think it is so. Beginning last Rizzo has switched his week he began matching televi- party affiliation from Repubsion ads with Bill Rubin in a lican to Independent for this heavy rotation on local cable election, saying “I will camcovering the district. The upbeat paign for Rubin in the 10th. 30-second spot touts the Coun- He knows the City governcilman’s record and features a ment, is a fiscal watchdog and dozen short testimonials from is constituent-oriented. I did members of the community. not pick this fight. I did not Rizzo explained his redis- blame anyone for my loss. tricting vote by saying, “I have But this abuse of power by R EPRESENTATIVE

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mantown were executive board members Chairman Bishop David Caldwell, assistant chair, and Executive Director Bishop Leonard C. Goins. Candidates from both parties made the ballot. No endorsement was given in the Mayor’s race. For Superior Court, the Pentecostals endorsed Republican Vic Stabile; for Commonwealth Court, Republican Anne Covey; and for Traffic Court, Republican Lewis Harris. In the City Commissioners race, they endorsed Republican Al Schmidt and Democrat Stephanie Singer. For City Council District races, they are supporting Democrats Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez in the 7th and Cindy Bass in the 8th. For Council at Large they will be pushing Democrat Bill Green and Republicans David Oh and Denny O’Brien. In the race for Court of Common Pleas, they will only be supporting Republican Anne M. Coyle. (Cont. Page 6)

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different ways, for whom they planned to vote in the Republican Council at-Large race. The one set of results, from the group “most certain to vote” indicated a tight race with a potential three-way statistical tie: David Oh, polled 23%, Rep. Denny O’Brien polled 22%, and Al Taubenberger, 18%. Michael Untermeyer came in with 13%, and Joe McColgan, 8%. Since that poll, McColgan signs have appeared everywhere, heightening his awareness with voters, and hyped by the fact he reportedly has the backing of IBEW Local 98’s John Dougherty. Among Republicans polled, Taubenberger moves to the front with 63% of the GOP Votes to O’Brien’s 49% and Oh’s 45%.

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by Joe Shaheeli Councilman Frank Rizzo has become a zealot ... his mission, to help defeat his Republican colleague Councilman Brian O’Neill. The reason is obvious. O’Neill teamed up with his other Republican colleague in Council, Jack Kelly, to dethrone Rizzo as Council’s Minority Whip. Rizzo lost the Republican primary in May, ending what would have been his fifth four-year term. Rizzo has held the leadership of Council’s Republican minority members for almost as long as he has been a Councilman. His tenure in City Council earned him a regular weekly talk show for almost a decade. Yet despite his popularity, new challengers were able to gather the votes needed, dropping Rizzo out of contention as a GOP Council at-Large candidate this November. What caused O’Neill to replace Rizzo with retiring Councilman Jack Kelly in the leadership role, was his anger at Rizzo for not supporting the City Council redistricting plan which excluded the 56th Ward from O’Neill’s 10th District, but an alternative plan offered by Councilmen Jim Kenney and Frank DiCicco which included the 56th, normally considered a heavy Democrat

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(Cont. From Page 5) President Clinton Rallies With Nutter

Former President Bill Clinton, always a popular draw here in Philadelphia, will again make an appearance with Mayor Michael Nutter this Saturday, Oct. 29, to rally the troops to get out the vote Nov. 8. His appearance is scheduled for Temple University’s Mitten Hall, Broad & Montgomery, at 2:30 p.m. What’s In A Name? Asks Indie Hopeful

While the media haven’t been covering him much, another candidate has entered the mayoral race and will be on the ballot on Nov. 8. He’s Diop Olugbala, or Wali Rahman, leader of the Philadelphia Chapter of the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement, who is running as an independent. In a sense, he is two candidates at once. Although he goes by the name of Olugbala and is campaigning under that name, it is under Rahman, his legal name, that he must appear on the ballot. However, he would like to be written about as Olugbala. Rendell Picks Al Schmidt

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statement after receiving the endorsement of former Gov. Ed Rendell: “Ed Rendell has always fought for our city. I am honored to have Gov. Rendell’s support as we work to bring transparency and accountability to the City Commissioner’s office,” Schmidt said. Gov. Rendell issued the following statement in endorsing Schmidt for City Commissioner: “Al Schmidt understands that the job of election officials is to run fair, clean and effective elections. He will do so in a truly bipartisan manner. That’s why I‘m supporting him and I hope you will too.” Edward G. Rendell served as the 45th Governor of Pennsylvania from 2003 until 2011. He also served two terms as Philadelphia’s District Attorney and two terms as Philadelphia’s Mayor. Hanging LeAnna At Seminary, Palm

They’ve hung State Sen. LeAnna Washington (DNorthwest) twice last week, first in Center City and then in Mt. Airy. But don’t fret; her neck wasn’t stretched, just oil paintings of her. State Sen. Mike Stack (DNortheast) did the unveiling of her at The Palm, placing it on the restaurant’s wall among scores of other prominent po-

litical, civic, and entertainment figures. This past Tuesday, in recognition and thanks for her continuing support of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, the seminary dedicated another portrait of her in its Brossman Learning Center on the campus at 7301 Germantown Avenue. House Just Won’t Shrink

Despite extensive talks among House GOP members, who control that body with a comfortable margin, efforts, to shrink the size of the Legislature while extending the length of elected terms, still do not have a consensus. The bills proffered require an amendment to the state Constitution. That is hard to achieve since such an amendment must pass both chambers for two consecutive years before the voters get a chance to approve or disapprove it. Rep. B. Boyle May Take Pileggi Bill To Court

State Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Northeast) says a bill to change how the State’s Electoral College votes will be counted, sponsored by Republican Senate Majority Leader

Dominic Pileggi (R-Delawar, won’t pass constitutional muster. It would end awarding state’s 20 electoral votes to the presidential candidate getting the majority of votes, instead dealing out electoral votes by congressional district. Bill supporters say that only applies to congressional redistricting. Though the odds favor the bill, talk is some Republicans are moving away from it.

Saidel Endorses Taubenberger

ENJOYING fundraiser at law offices of Gary B. Freedman were the host, guest of honor Al Taubenberger, GOP Council at-Large candidate, former City Controller Jonathan Saidel and Ron Holt.

ABATE Gives Pettigrew Role

Republican Ward Leader Bill Pettigrew was nominated unanimously by the Philadelphia Chapter of A.B.A.T.E. to be their Legislative Coordinator. The Alliance Of Bikers Aimed Towards Education is a national biker rights organization supporting rights of 800,000 motorcyclists. Though a member for only a short time, the board believed his political experience would help the organization. ABATE is the organization that lobbied to make helmet laws the choice of the motorcyclist. It also promotes various rides for charity and awareness as well as riding with members for fun!

UNITED behind David Oh, in his attempt to be elected as Republican Council at Large member were these leaders of the Korean-American, Dominican, and Arab-American Grocers Associations. Latinos for David Oh will sponsor his last fundraiser before election Nov. 1 at Orlando’s Gallery, 433 W. Girard Avenue. will be held Nov. 1.

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(Cont. From Page 6) been very clear that in order to fix our great city, we need leaders who place her interests first. This is why I won’t take a pension or city-financed car when I’m elected to City Council.” Some reports have shown that Philadelphia’s pension system is only 45% funded, and experts have estimated that it could be bankrupt by 2015. McColgan has argued that all elected officials should move from the current pension plan to a defined contribution plan, such as a 401(k). “When candidates offer themselves for public service, they do so knowing the sacrifices it entails,” added McColgan. “When did it become acceptable for elected officials to get better benefits than the average worker? I know what it takes to lead by example and offer bold ideas to address the challenges Philadelphia faces. I hope my fellow candidates are willing to do what’s right and join me in this pledge.”

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Fundraising With Rosita Youngblood STATE REP. Rosita Youngblood’s successful fundraiser at Finnigan’s Wake brought together Flo Pauling, 34th Ward; Gwen Collins, 16th Ward; Joe Russo, Consultant; John Connelly, 12th Ward Leader; Youngblood; Senora Serrano; Charles Cairn, 13th Ward; Kathy Huggins, 34th Ward; and Irving Vaughn, 12th Ward Chairman. Photo by Joe Stivala


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State Rep. Rosita Youngblood understands more than most of us why Philadelphia needs to lobby hard for its second casino. Despite the fact anti-casino forces want Philadelphia to lose its claim to the long-delayed second casino, everyone in this city will throw a “snake eyes” fit when they find themselves suffering from the fallout from this loss. Legislative opponents of Philadelphia, who usually constitute the majority in the General Assembly, are demanding it be moved elsewhere. Right now, the intent is to enrich a Republican-dominated county. They may then begin to demand the City of Philadelphia return half the revenue it is scheduled to receive from casino gambling. They will say since we are receiving shares for two casinos, yet we only have one, it is only right they get a kickback for redistribution to the other counties. The bulk of public casino revenue is earmarked for schools. All property-holders pay into the school budget. Taking away the money from schools, refusing to fight for the second casino to open where in belongs, in the largest county in Pennsylvania, will be disastrous for us all. We need immediately to rally around Youngblood’s lobbying efforts to save the second casino.

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born by the developer or new homeowner. It’s born by some stranger downstream who has to find a way to deal with water that nature used to manage for them before the latest new development went in. Don’t blame Mother Nature for today’s flooded basements, backed-up traffic and canceled trains. It’s not her fault. We did this. Brady Russell Clean Water Action

background, education, training? Here’s the bottom line from the City regs on qualifications. “Any equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Office of Human Resources.” No college. No background. No prior training or experience. “Determined to be acceptable.” Not even “deemed to be qualified.” R. J. Bedard

Qualified Or Hacks? There may be an army of tax assessors, but they aren’t the assessors people were led to expect. Mayor Nutter’s role in the property-tax story was as chief reformer. “We’ll clean up the political hacks. We’ll get the best.” Under his system, we were promised he’d hire college-educated, wellbackgrounded and trained individuals so people can feel secure assessments are correct and, therefore, won’t be challenged. So who are these 50 or so new assessors and what’s their

Heart Controversy The title of your article “What You Don’t Know Can Kill You” (Sep. 26) is rather ironic, in that its very first statement, “[H]eart attacks are [the] #1 cause of death for Americans,” is something we don’t actually know. Why do I say this? Because eight years ago, after my mother died, I was dismayed to discover doctors are expected to pronounce a cause of death even if they’re not really sure, and that my mother’s doctor declared her (Cont. Page 14)

Oct. 27- State Sen. Larry Farnese hosts annual Senior Expo at Fels S. Phila. Community Ctr., 2407 S. Broad St., 10 a.m.12:30 p.m. Free health screenings, refreshments. Seating limited. RSVP (215) 592-3121. Oct. 27- State Rep. Curtis Thomas hosts Private Sector Job Fair at William H. Gray Youth Ctr., 1601 N. 12th St., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Recruiters and agencies invited. Oct. 27- Weatherization & Foreclosure Conference hosted by State Reps. Mark B. Cohen and Jewell Williams at St. William’s Parish, Robbins & Argyle, 5-8 p.m. Oct. 27- Pre-Election celebration sponsored by Shawn Dillon’s 66A Ward at Chickie’s & Pete’s, 11000 Roosevelt Blvd., 6-9 p.m. Tickets $35. For info (215) 637-6360. Oct. 27- Fundraiser for Council candidate Al Taubenberger hosted by State Rep. John J. Taylor and Bill Moran at Katie O’Donnell’s, 4501 Woodhaven Rd., 6-8 p.m. $150. For info (267) 507-4282.

Oct. 28- 45th Anniversary Celebration of Black Panther Party at Hilton Phila. City Ave. Hotel, 4200 City Line Ave., 6-11 p.m. Bobby Seale, keynote speaker. Tickets $65. Hosted by National Alumni Association of BPP. Call (215) 787-0857 or Clarence (215) 276-4453. Sunday free to public 1-4 p.m. workshops. Oct. 28- Donna Aument’s 33rd Ward super Halloween Party at Juniata G. C., M & Cayuga Sts., 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Beef & Beer, BYOB, costumes optional. Tickets $25. Inviting all Democrat and Republican candidates. For reservation or ticket info Donna (215) 427-1645. Oct. 29- State Sen. Anthony Williams leads Health Walk on Cobbs Creek Pkwy. from Laura Sims Skate House, 63rd & Walnut Sts. 8:30 a.m. warmup and registration; walk starts 9 a.m. Oct. 29- Phila. Federation of Young Republicans hosts candidates meeting with GOP leaders from 2nd, 5th, 8th, 14th, 27th and 30th Wards at St. Michael Russian Orthodox Ch., 335 Fairmount Ave., 10 a.m. Oct. 30- Fundraiser for 1st Dist. Council candidate Mark Squilla at Shooting Stars Club,

1931 S. 3rd St., 2-6 p.m. Platinum host $1,000, Host $500, Sponsor $100, Friend $35. RSVP (267) 290-8836. Oct. 30- Watch the Eagles with Council candidate Cindy Bass at Platinum Grille, 7719 Crittenden Ave., 8-11 p.m. Tickets $35. For info RSVP by Oct. 28 to RSVP@CindyBass.com or (215) 966-9039. Oct. 31- Democrat City Committee throws Autumn Cocktail party at Penn’s Landing Caterers, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets $150. RSVP by Oct. 21. For info (215) 241-7804. Nov. 1- Republican City Committee Fall Cocktail Party at Cannstatter Volksfest Verein, 9130 Academy Rd., 6-8 p.m. Tickets $125. For info Republican City Committee (215) 561-0650. Nov. 1- Latinos for David Oh at Orlando’s Gallery, 433 W. Girard Ave. Contribution $100, $250 or $500. For info Eunice Lee (215) 561-2000 or elee@zarwin.com. Nov. 2- Opportunities PA hosts fundraiser with National Homeless Youth Awareness Month at Univ. City Science Ctr., 3711 Market St., 5-9 p.m. Ticket $30. For info (Cont. Page 32)

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The rain of the last few weeks may have been Mother Nature’s, but the flooding was man-made. Flooding on rivers is natural. Rivers will always overtop their banks, but not like this. Not with this kind of dirty water, this kind of speed and this kind of force. This is all us. This is the product of millions of acres of new driveways, new suburbs and building projects that don’t take responsibility for the rain that falls on them. Over the last few years, Clean Water Action has attempted to work with communities to pass ordinances that will enable their communities to absorb more of the rain that falls on them, to use natural systems to infiltrate rain into the ground and breathe the moisture back into the air. Again and again, we have heard fears such commonsense policies would slow development. Perhaps it would, but development has real costs. Costs to all of us. Worst of all, the price of new development is never

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PPA Conducts Undercover Investigation Of Its PEOs by Joe Shaheeli The most-misunderstood government agency in this town is obviously the Philadelphia Parking Authority. Charged with handling one of the toughest responsibilities in this city – keeping traffic moving while opening up parking spaces, and vested with the responsibility of making sure cab and limo services, as well, adhere to the rules of cleanliness and fare honesty, among others – the employees of that agency often find themselves the brunt of driver abuse. This has been proven over and over again, as local media constantly highlight stories attempting to show PPA employees do a poor job in their ticket-writing and decisionmaking and in their relationships with the driving public. Those confrontations have generated enough material to maintain a high interest in a television documentary series which highlights spats between drivers, pedestrians, and Parking Enforcement Officers of the PPA and those operating in other major cities. No matter the controversies, in the end the Parking Authority and its staff have been much more often right than wrong in investigations that have followed those confrontations. Even the dailies, which view the PPA as overly efficient, and who detail reporters to probe complaints from the driving public, are forced to admit ticket writers are often more right than wrong in their issuing of tickets and in their demeanor when confronted by an irate driver. Why this keeps happening is due to the constant efforts of PPA’s CEO Vince Fenerty toward addressing customer service and improving customer relations. Last week, Fenerty made public the fact the Parking Authority has been conducting an internal self examination of its entire work force. He said, “The PPA has a reputation for being highly ef-

FLANKED by Sue Cornell, newly appointed Customer Services Director, and Dr. David Hall, sensitivity expert, Philadelphia Parking Authority Executive Director Vincent Fenerty reveals results of undercover investigation of conduct of Authority’s Parking Enforcement Officers. ficient. We pride ourselves in carrying out our mission efficiently – and effectively – in order to maintain the flow of traffic in our commercial and business districts. In doing this we write an estimated 1.7 million tickets a year for illegal parking. Together with our combined programs such as on and off street lots and garages, red-light cameras and Airport Parking Operations, the Authority gave over $99.6 million to the City, State and School District last year. “But we also know our reputation for having very efficient parking-enforcement officers often makes them a target of criticism. Like all human beings, they make mistakes. Those mistakes the Authority does its best to quickly correct. “That is,” Fenerty explained, “why we conducted an undercover professional audit of our parking enforcement officers, assessing their behavior and attitude in their interaction with the public.” The investigation covered 155 contacts made with 123 unsuspecting parking enforcement officers. The investigators were instructed to be “hot-tempered, verbally abusive, and generally impatient and unreasonable when mak-

ing contact with a PEO.” Fenerty added, “Many of these contacts took place when temperatures exceeded 100 degrees.” The results found only seven of the contacts were categorized as negative, six were classified as cautionary and the remaining 142 were categorized as positive interactions. PEO training is a continuing process and the undercover program will continue, said Fenerty. Fenerty added the Authority has broadened its efforts to insure its on-street and offstreet personnel remain committed to giving the best service. He announced the promotion of Sue Cornell to Customer Service Director, “having distinguished herself in that area.” Also, the Authority has contracted Dr. David Hall, a nationally recognized author, educator and corporate trainer, who has begun a sensitive training program for all PPA employees including management. Dr. Hall is author of Allies at Work: Creating a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Inclusive Work Environment and is editor of the college text Taking Sides: Family and Personal Relationships.


RUMORS have circulated State Sen. Vince FUMO received a 15-year sentence. In truth, the hearing on resentencing is on Nov 9. Asking for an additional 15 years means that the FEDS are requesting a DEATH SENTENCE for Fumo. The man did so much good, and that mitigates what he was convicted of. We had low electric bills for a decade, and without him the Community Court disappeared. Fumo, accused of taking $4 miilion, saw the Feds spend $14 million to prosecute. ENOUGH already!... How about Eric CANTOR ducking out of a speech at Penn! Occupy Philadelphia had a permit to demonstrate outside, and had no intention of going inside to disrupt Cantor’s talk, according to Hal ROSENTHAL, Esq., who was at the site. CANTOR is supposed to be part of the new GOP, but I think he had spinalcolumn removal SURGERY for that event. ULTIMATE HEADLINE: “GOP SLAMS PROPOSAL ON RICH.” Did you expect otherwise? We have not before seen a time where the GOP was so out in the open in defense of the wealthy.... THE NUCLEAR cleanup at Los Alamos, N.M. is STILL not completed. But did you know a nuclear accident near Fort Dix from 1957, was recently cleaned up – again? The Bomarc Missile site was sealed in concrete, and leaks were detected a few years back. In the ’50-’60s, Bomarcs ringed Philadelphia as a defense shield. BETSY McBRIDE seeks a Council seat in Pennsauken, N.J. A well-spoken and informed asset she would be for the town. Voters take note.... WANT GOOD BOXING? Please support Labor Unions Fight for Life in the Northeast Armory on the night of Nov. 19. Proceeds go to the VETS (Cont. Page 13)

A well-known local State legislator has had some serious health issues recently. While we know you are a fighter, we urge you to take care of yourself. There is only one you! Talk of a well-known, charismatic pastor from one of Philadelphia’s historic churches running for City Council is in the air, next time around. Although many see the good Reverend as a serious contender for this district seat, the incumbent is no slouch and should be approached like a sleeping lion. Tiptoe on this one. You don’t want to wake him up! Poke him if you like, but be sure you’re ready to battle. Either way, Lucky will be watching from the sidelines with a bucket of popcorn. We could kick him while he’s down, but why bother? MICHAEL MOORE, communication director for COUNCILWOMAN DONNA REED MILLER, seems like a nice (but not too smart) guy who is going to take a hit for copying campaign literature in City Hall. Sigh and yawn. Another “nice guy” that is way out of his league is running against a popular member of Congress. Save your money and do something else. No need to take the beating that will surely come if you stay with this race. How lame was a recent list of up-and-coming leaders in the city, as per an article in one of our daily papers? Who are these people? Never heard of them. Lucky’s going to start his own list. Coming soon! Don’t place your bets on who will be the President of City Council just yet. Between now and election night, you can bet the phones will be ringing, with a possible surprise candidate coming to the forefront as commitments for the title seat are broken.

A celebration of the life of MAUREEN KEARNEY ROWLEY was reflected in an overflow crowd at Abington Friends Meeting House. She was the former head of the Federal Defenders and a champion of justice. Maureen spent her life standing up for the underdog and rescued innocent people from death row. But stars of the justice system, prosecutors and defenders, Democrats and Republicans came to pay their respects. Among them were JUDGES EUGENE MAIER, SANDY MOSS, DOLORES PECHKUROW, DAN ANDERS, CHARLES CUNNINGHAM, ARNOLD NEW, SHELLEY ROBINS NEW, LISA RAU, BILL MANFREDI and JIMMY LYNN, Federal JUDGES DARNELL JONES and TED McKEE, US Attorney ZANE MEMEGER and CONGRESSWOMAN ALLYSON SCHWARTZ. Head of the Public Defenders Association ELLEN GREENLEE spoke of Maureen’s tireless work for justice. Rowley was the sister of JUDGE FELICE STACK and sister-in-law of political legend MICHAEL STACK, JR. Federal Magistrate FELIPE RESTREPO called her “his hero,” as did her brother MICHAEL ROWLEY. Maureen is survived by her partner JUDGE PATRICIA McINERNEY and her two beautiful daughters KATE & MAURA McINERNEY. Other notables in attendance were KAREN KULP, KRISTINE LONG, NATALIE HUGNET TROMMLER, COMMISSIONER PAT STACK and his wife BETH, and STATE SEN. MIKE STACK and his gorgeous wife TONYA. D.A. SETH WILLIAMS joined a packed house at La Veranda to honor Sen. Mike Stack. The fundraiser attracted (Cont. Page 13)

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About a year ago, the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists held its annual elections. The incumbent president, a photographer for the Philadelphia Daily News, was squaring off against an editor from the Philadelphia Tribune. The incumbent came in with a wealth of experience, some successful programs, and a built-in voting block in the form of Philadelphia Media Holdings colleagues. Meanwhile, the challenger had a base of support, although it was a smaller one; a message of change; and a desire to rethink a lot of things within the organization. There was a perception on the part of the challenger that the incumbent wasn’t fighting hard enough for Black journalists, and a feeling that more could be done. For reasons that I won’t get into, this race got about as nasty as any national presidential race. Despite the fact the incumbent had this election all but in the bag, the rhetoric got so nasty it eventually went too far and all of us wound up wiping crap off ourselves after it hit the fan. Now, why do I bring up a year-old presidential race for a journalism organization as part of this column? I bring it up because the race for Mayor of Philadelphia is starting to resemble it in a lot of ways. Incumbent Mayor Michael Nutter is running against Republican Karen Brown for the office this time around. They’ve debated, and that was a little bit testy. The conventional wisdom is Karen Brown has about as much chance of being the next Mayor of Philadelphia as I have of becoming the new president of Temple University. (Cont. Page 35)

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Yo! Here we go with this summary of life. Great truths that little children have learned. 1) No matter how hard you try, you can’t baptize cats. 2) When your mom is mad at your dad, don’t let her brush your hair. 3) If your sister hits you, don’t hit her back. They always catch the second person. 4) Never ask your 3-year-old brother to hold a tomato. 5) You can’t trust dogs to watch your food. 6) Don’t sneeze when someone is cutting your hair. 7) Never hold a dust-buster and a cat at the same time. 8) You can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk. 9) Don’t wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts. 10) The best place to be when you’re sad is on Grandpa’s lap. Great truths that adults have learned. 1) Raising teenagers is like nailing jelly to a tree. 2) Wrinkles don’t hurt. 3) Families are like fudge – mostly sweet, with a few nuts. 4) Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut that held its ground. 5) Laughing is good exercise. It’s like jogging on the inside. 6) Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the toy. Great truths about growing old. 1) Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. 2) Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get. 3) When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you’re down there. 4) You’re getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster. 5) It’s frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions. 6) Time may be a great healer, but it’s a lousy beautician. 7) Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone. The four stages of life. 1) You believe in Santa Claus. 2) You don’t believe in Santa Claus. 3) You are Santa Claus. 4) You look like Santa Claus. (Cont. Page 35)

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Last week, the Philadelphians for Ethical Leadership sponsored a debate for candidates at the Veterans Boxing Association. BEN MANNES was the master of ceremonies. The event was packed, requiring a significant number of attendees to stand in an adjoining room. Candidates from both parties were invited; however, only Republican candidates for Councilat-Large attended, including JOE McCOLGAN, DAVID OH, MICHAEL UNTERMEYER and AL TAUBENBERGER. DAVID KRALLE STATE REP. DENNY O’BRIEN. Candidates for City Commissioner, Republican AL SCHMIDT and Democrat STEPHANIE SINGER, came, but incumbent COMMISSIONERS JOE DUDA and ANTHONY CLARK were no-shows. JOSH WEST, Republican candidate for Sheriff, was joined by Green Party candidate CHERI HONKALA. However, the Democratic candidate favored to win, JEWELL WILLIAMS, was not there. Honkala’s pledge not to execute Sheriff sales on foreclosed homes was one of the more-interesting statements of the night. This elephant found it stunning that a candidate for Sheriff would campaign on a promise to break the law. While we all have sympathy for many people losing their homes, some have brought their problems upon themselves. If she wants to keep good people in their homes, she may want to work with them and help them find ways to avoid default and foreclosure. Mayoral candidate KAREN BROWN had the opportunity to bring her message to Philadelphians on NBC Channel 10 last week at the coveted timeslot of 7:00-7:30 p.m. Steve Highsmith interviewed Brown. The television time was at no charge to Brown. Her campaign had taken issue (Cont. Page 35)


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Latina Cancer Plan STATE REP. Angel Cruz organized breastc a n c e r awareness event at Isla Verde. He participated with community leaders including Vivian Ortiz of National Council of Puerto Rican Women, Judge Angela Roca, María del Pilar, Iris Violeta and Mayra Vega. Cruz promoted a breast-cancer program at Aspira in Hunting Park for women who have no medical coverage.

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LUPUS AWARENESS brought family, friends and colleagues together for F3 (Fashion, Food and Fall) Celebration held at Mansion Le Blanc this past Saturday. F3, a Lupus fundraiser, utilized talents of local jewelry designers, fashion designers and up-and-coming caterers to delight those in attendance. “F3 is only the first of many more Lupus fundraisers in Phila. We are about to blow this secret out of the water,” said Leyla Moreno, seated center, event organizer and also lupus activist and sufferer. Photo by Martin Regusters, Leaping Lion Photography

by Michael A. Cibik, Esquire American Bankruptcy Board Certified Question: Should my business file for Chapter 7? Answer: Chapter 7 is the type of bankruptcy that most people think of when they think of bankruptcy. For individuals, it results in the discharge of general unsecured debts, such as credit cards and trade debt. It allows for the discharge of some older taxes. So why wouldn’t it make sense for a business in financial difficulty to file? The answer lies in Section 727(a)(1) of the Bankruptcy Code. This section, which deals with Chapter 7 discharges, says: “The court shall grant the

debtor a discharge, unless the debtor is not an individual.” Since corporations and LLCs are not individuals, they cannot receive a Chapter 7 discharge. This means that, although a corporation or LLC can file for Chapter 7, it cannot receive a discharge. So why would it even think about filing for Chapter 7? The main reason for filing a chapter 7 bankruptcy for the Corporation is to have an orderly termination of the Corporate business entity, and generally not subject the owners and officers of the Corporation from getting involved with any corporate litigation from the creditors. Next week’s question: After my bankruptcy discharge, can I pay any of my creditors? Attorneys are both board certified by the American Bankruptcy Certification Board. Chapters 7/13 & Stop foreclosures, creditors harassments, lawsuits, garnishments, and sheriff sales.

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above Race Street and features courses in fiber optics and computer repair. Vets can use their computers for job search too. Visit the Vets Center, and ask to see an intake worker. They have a program for you! JURISTS should now look at the medical prescriptions of defendants due to be sentenced, and order that they receive their medication ASAP. It should be outlined in the per-sentence report! Often persons end up at CFCF on State Road without their medications for days until the system catches up. The damage to inmate health could result in

litigation at a time when cities are trying to cut costs. VINCE FUMO is a classic case of no medication for some time after incarceration. Attention Judge KEOGH! TALK OF A LINK-UP OF THE SINGER and SCHMIDT CITY COMMISSIONER Campaigns IS JUST TALK. Stephanie Singer is zeroing in on election, PERIOD, and has no plans to eliminate the office.... SHAWN DILLON’S PRE-ELECTION PARTY tonight will be grand. Shawn is touted as a great choice for legislator! Another seeks the post. But Dillon’s candidacy

would signal clearly backers will seek to win many, many elective posts in the city. JANNIE BLACKWELL’S event this week at La Famiglia showed many consider her the future of our city. Meanwhile, 43rd Ward Leader EMILIO VAZQUEZ’s fish fry last weekend displayed that his young committee persons will be a power for years to come.... Philly’s dynamic Fire Commissioner LLOYD AYERS held a Fire Exposition at the Fire Academy. It featured a bucket-brigade contest, equipment displays, hose contest, communications

equipment and health fair. A great time for our citizens. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to JOHN J. KLINE, Public Record contributor, Worshipful Master of Vaux-Ivanhoe Lodge, and ongoing patriot. One heck of a man!... HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Robert MENDELSOHN, leading city photographer, who is a major contributor to all city media. Bob is a creative guy who has multitudes of friends!... POWERFUL 39th Ward Leader Rosanne PAUCIELLO recommends the “MONK” Show on Channel 65. It is a great show.

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(Cont. From Page 9) death as being due to heart attack without having physically examined her — based solely on a telephonic communication that was significantly incomplete as to the circumstances in which she was found. She decided to

give heart attack as the cause of death simply because, she said, this often strikes people of my mother’s age (78) without any prior warning. This may well be, and it may well be that this is what my mother died from — but if doctors are often making

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guesses like this, they could often be getting it wrong, and we would really have no way of knowing. In fact, this sort of error would tend to feed on itself in a snowball effect: the more doctors guess heart attack as a cause of death, the higher the statistic for deaths caused by heart attack without prior warning, and so the more likely doctors are to pronounce this cause of death based simply on a guess — and so on. In no way do I want to minimize the importance of everyone’s looking after their heart health. But neither do we want to overlook other possible causes of death because of a possibly exaggerated figure for the number of deaths due to heart attack. Nor would we, in individual cases, wish to close an inquiry prematurely due to an illfounded assumption that the cause of death is already known. By doing so, we might miss out on important information that would help us forestall our own deaths.

As a general moral principle, it is horrendous that the law actually compels doctors to pretend to a certainty that in many cases they don’t really have. Pretended certainties are one of the biggest sources of mischief in our world. Stephen Hawking put it this way: “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance. It is the illusion of knowledge.” Or as Mark Twain said, “What gets me in trouble isn’t what I don’t know, it’s the things I know that just ain’t so.” We should urge our lawmakers to repeal this unwarranted mandate of

an artificial, pretended certainty. Let’s get used to openly acknowledging our ignorance, when ignorant is what we are. Eric Hamell Germantown

Kurdish Terrorists On the night of Oct. 19, militants from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party staged a terrorist attack against the Turkish armed forces, killing 24 and wounding 18 servicemen. The four-hour assault took place in eight remote locations in the Yuksekova and Cukurca districts of the

Drexel Honors Papadakis MRS. ELIANA Papadakis, widow of the late Drexel University President Constantine Papadakis; State Rep. Jim Roebuck; Drexel trustee Stephen Sheller, Esq.; and developer Carl Dranoff participated in dedication of new Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, at 33rd & Chestnut Streets. Photo by Bonnie Squires

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In re: Adoption of Baby Boy Watson, a minor, (DOB: 3/16//2011), No.2011-0803 in the Orphans' Court Division of the Court of Common Pleas of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. To: Unknown Birthfather/"Duran". A Petition has been filed asking the Court to put an end to all rights you have to your child, Baby Boy Watson. Baby Boy Watson was born 3/16/2011 at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, PA. The Court has set a hearing to consider ending rights to your child. That hearing will be held in the Courtroom No. 6, Third Floor, Lancaster County Courthouse, 50 North Duke Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania on Dec. 1, 2011, at 10 am. before the Honorable Jay J. Hoberg. Your presence is required at the hearing. You are warned that even if you fail to appear at the scheduled hearing, the hearing will go on without you and your rights to your child may be ended by the Court without your being present. You have a right to be represented at the hearing by a lawyer. You should take this paper to your lawyer at once. If you do not have a lawyer or cannot afford one, go to or telephone the following office set forth below to find out where you can get legal help. COURT ADMINISTRATOR'S OFFICE, Lancaster County Courthouse 50 North Duke Street P.O. Box 83480 Lancaster, PA 17608, 717-299-8041. In addition, please be advised that Pennsylvania law. Act 101 of 2010 allows for an enforceable voluntary agreement for continuing contact after adoption between an adoptive parent, a child, a birth parent and/or a birth relative of the child, if all parties agree and the voluntary agreement is approved by the court. The agreement must be signed and approved by the court to be legally binding. For more information, please contact Law Offices of Deborah E. Spivack, Attorney for Petitioner, Adoptions from the Heart, P.O. Box 56182, Philadelphia, PA 19130. 215-763-5550

Hakkari province of Turkey, near its border with Iraq. The PKK is designated as a terrorist organization by the United States, European Union, Turkey and other nations. Since the 1980s, over 30,000 people have perished in terrorist attacks launched by the PKK against Turkey. While it claims to represent interests of Turkey’s Kurdishspeaking minority, the PKK’s separatist claims, compounded by its terrorist agenda, have been strongly rejected by the absolute majority of Turkish Kurds. Describing this latest attack as outrageous, President Obama stated the US will continue to cooperate with the Turkish government to “defeat the terrorist threat from the PKK and to bring peace, stability and prosperity to all the people of Southeast Turkey.” I join the members of the Pax Turcica Institute and all Turkic Americans in condemning the PKK terror and offering condolences to the families of victims. I also call upon the US government to step up its military and intelligence cooperation with Turkey, to assist in elimination of the terrorist hide-outs in Northern Iraq and the PKK’s illicit support channels abroad. Ulku Oktem Center City

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calibrated the unevenness of their spraying techniques. The winner, wasting less paint by two percentage points, was Congresswoman Schwartz. The FTI’s huge facility permits the Institute to host simultaneous apprentice training programs for a variety of disciplines in the Finishing Trades, all dealing with the different ways to reduce pollution created by workers within the Building Trades. Founded as an apprentice training program in 1946, FTI has grown in scope and operation and in 2009 was nationally accredited to confer Associate College degrees, after being approved by the US Dept. of Education, having successfully met 600 educational standards. It is the only apprenticeship training program with this educational ability.

Michael Metz, FTI’s Tri Green Administrator, and the point man for the administration of the grant, said, “The grant will help us increase our ability to train veterans, unemployed and underemployed workers to find employment in the growing green industries. Training in the various programs runs approximately 160 hours and allows the student to earn 10 college credits, as well as a Green Advantage Certificate to give them an edge in seeking employment in industries requiring greening education at every level. Metz noted, “We are doing with this three-year grant what the Dept. of Labor’s Employment & Training Administration wants done, and that is to create a trained pool of workers eligible to take advantage of new demands.”

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The Finishing Trades Institute of the Mid-Atlantic Region, the official training provider for District Council 21, has won a national competition for a grant of over $5.5 million from the US Dept. of Labor’s Employment & Training Administration. Located at 2190 Hornig Road in the Northeast, the 80,000-square-foot facility offers a Tri Green Certificate Program covering pre-Apprenticeship, Apprenticeship and Journey Worker Training. It promotes a non-traditional partnership between organized labor, employers, and the public and private workforce development systems. Its focus is safeguarding the environment with skilled and unskilled workers for green jobs in the painting, finishing, glazing and weatherization industries. Bringing the news to them were US Sen. Bob Casey D-Pa.) and Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz (D-Phila.), within whose districts the Institute is located. They were welcomed by Business Mgr. Joe Ashdale; Mike Schurr, director of education at FTI; and Terry Webb of the Training Program. How “Green Training” works was aptly demonstrated when both Casey and Schwartz were tested on their painting skills by using a “digital sprayer” which appeared to spray paint on a target, while it

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Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-Phila.) has partnered with the US Dept. of Education, Secretary of Education Arne

Duncan, and the nonprofit National Council for Community & Education Partnerships to expand the annual celebration

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of GEAR UP to encompass a full school week for 2011. “GEAR UP Week is an exciting time in our schools,” Fattah said. “Reports are reaching our office of pep rallies, essay contests, televised assemblies, GEAR UP alumni reunions. In Texas there’s even a Financial Aid Guy and a College App Guy who’ve joined the party.” GEAR UP, founded by Fattah, is the nearly $4 billion success story that has impacted 12 million students in 49 states, Washington, D.C. and the American territories. GEAR UP prepares students for post-high-school education and training.

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CANDIDATES were enthused at reception they received at 26th Ward Republican Leader’s gala. With Dintino, left, Judge and Mrs. STEVE and Vincent Finore Paul Panepinto, Council candidate chat with Ward Leader Jim David Oh, mayoral candidate Dintino at Waterfall Room pre- Karen Brown and Commissioner Joseph Duda. election gala.

THIS QUARTET has been campaigning heavily. With host Jim Dintino, 2nd from left, were candidates Joseph Duda, Karen Brown and Al Taubenberger.

ENJOYING 26th Ward gala were judicial candidate Anne Marie Coyle, Ward Leader Walt Vogler, PRPA Executive Director James McDermott, and Marie & Jerry Aspite.

MAYORAL candidate Karen Brown enjoys company of Jamie RETIRING GOP Councilman Jack WARD LEADER Jim Dintino wel- HOST Jim Dintino welcomes McDermott and Judge Austin Mee- Kelly and his wife were seen rooting comes GOP candidate at large Joe Judges Rose Marie DeFino-Nastasi for candidates at gala. McColgan to 26th Ward festivities. and Charles Ehrlich. han, Jr.

SHARING campaign notes were Al Taubenberger, Jim Dintino, Walt Vogler, Joe McColgan and Family Court Administrative Judge Kevin Dougherty.

Boyle Boosts Credit

Knocking On Doors Anne Marie Coyle Hosted

SUPPORTERS gathered at Finnigan’s Wake to show their support for Republican GOP judicial candidate Anne Marie Coyle. With her in this photo are her daughter Sarah Marie Aitkin, Ward Leader Shawn Dillon and Kelly Leech. Photo by Harry Leech

PITTSBURGH lawmaker, Frank Dermody, Minority Speaker of the House, predicts bright future for N.E. Phila.-based State Rep. Brendan Boyle, center, as members of IBEW Local 98 look on at Boyle fundraiser in Center City.

CANVASSING FOR VOTES! Al Schmidt, Republican City Commissioner candidate, campaigns door to door in his own neighborhood of East Falls this past Sunday afternoon. Schmidt is looking to oust long-time incumbent Commissioner Joseph Duda.

FRATERNAL Order of Police John McNesby, left, joins Mike Driscoll and Mike McAllister in honoring judicial GOP candidate Anne Marie Coyle. Photo by Harry Leech

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STATE REP. BRENDAN BOYLE is hosted fundraiser at Penna. Credit Union building. Among guests are Robert Ropars and John Johnson Jr. of Transport Workers Union Local 234, and Minority House Speaker Frank Dermody.

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REPUBLICAN ward leaders and candidates turned out in big numbers to enjoy 26th GOP Ward Leader and host Jim Dintino at his ward’s annual pre-election gala. Seen here with Dintino, center, are Ward Leader Joe Durso, Council candidate Irvin Cohen, judicial candidate Anne Marie Coyle and Fred Hayes.

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Casey, Brady Announce Grant To Reduce Spread of HIV US Sen. Bob Casey (DPa.) and Congressman Bob Brady (D-Phila.) announced a $1.5 million Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant to Philadelphia FIGHT’s Youth Health Empowerment Project to work with young people to reduce HIV infection rates. “This grant will help Philadelphia FIGHT continue its valuable work to reduce the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infec-

tions among vulnerable communities in Philadelphia,” said Casey. “I fully support the work of Philadelphia Fight,” said Brady. “And I applaud the organization for developing the I AM project that is designed to get out a message that will help save the lives of high risk teens and young men of color. This is important work.” Casey and Brady wrote letters of support to urge the

CDC to approve this grant. Funding will be used to implement the “I AM” project, an idea created by Philadelphia FIGHT’s Youth Health Empowerment Project staff and participants to help their peers reduce risk. The project includes social-media outreach, the creation of a culturally and age-appropriate safe space and the inclusion of the target population in the project’s content and development.

Puerto Rican National Conference

NATIONAL CONFERENCE of Puerto Rican Women honored a group of distinguished Puerto Rican/Latino women at its 2011 ODESSSA Award Reception at Comcast Center. Event was initiated as an opportunity for NACOPRW to recognize special women and young adults making a significant difference in Latino community of Delaware Valley. Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez served as keynote speaker. Photo by LuzSelena Loeb

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Committee Stops Tartaglione Minimum Wage Amendment State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione (D-Kensington) said she will continue to push for an update to Pennsylvania’s minimum-wage law, after a Senate committee voted to avoid a decision. The Senate Labor & Industry Committee tabled a Tartaglione amendment that would have tied Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to the consumer price index, ensuring that thousands of working families would forever get off a seesaw of poverty. “There is no issue that more clearly defines the line between the 99% and the one percent,” Tartaglione said. “Vast majorities of the public have supported inflation protections in the minimum wage despite heavy lobbying and spending by big business. It’s profit vs. poverty. It’s that simple.” Tartaglione is the prime sponsor of SB 235, which would apply an annual cost-ofliving adjustment to the minimum wage, calculated by applying the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers for the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland area for the most recent 12-month period. Pennsylvania last adjusted its minimum wage in steps through 2006 and 2007. Since then, even moderate

inflation has pushed a single worker with a child, lifted above the federal poverty line by the 2007 increase, back below the poverty line in 2011. Tartaglione said she will continue to push for the bill or the amendment after the number of Pennsylvanians earning the

minimum wage has jumped by 50% in the past year and the state’s poverty rate has hit a 20-year high. “Working families are starting to understand what they’re up against,” Tartaglione said. “And they’re starting to fight back.”

COUNCILMAN Brian O’Neill and his opponent in the 10th Council Dist. Democrat Bill Rubin debated on Monday evening at Klein JC Center in N.E. Phila. O’Neill, who had not been asked to debate in 32 years, traded blows with Rubin over issues related to DROP, City pension fund, and the use of a city car.

EVEN THOUGH THE PAIR shake hands here, there was no love lost between Democrat challenger Bill Rubin and 32-year incumbent Republican 10th Dist. City Councilman Brian O’Neill during debate on Monday evening. Phila. League Of Women Voters President Rachel Lawton moderated the debate, which was held at Klein JC Center.

With The Unions Schools Buffer Poverty There are tens of millions of human faces behind the US Census Bureau report on poverty in America, demonstrating the urgent need to help these families by creating jobs and maintaining stable schools that have wraparound services to address their unmet needs, urges American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten. Weingarten said the impact of lingering high joblessness, especially long-term unemployment, illustrates the need for quick congressional action on the jobs plan President Obama proposed. “The president is wisely calling for investment in jobs and programs that will rebuild our nation as well as ensure that students will have the teachers they need and fewer rundown schools,” Weingarten said. The Census Bureau said a total of 46.2 million Americans were in poverty in 2010

— the highest number since the bureau began publishing poverty rate figures 52 years ago. Overall, 15.1% of Americans were living below the official poverty line in 2010 ($22,314 for a family of four). The impact on children is even worse, Weingarten said, noting that 16.4 million children, or 22%, live in poverty—the highest number since 1993. “Current political rhetoric and policy decisions by some Governors and other political officials can’t mask the reality. We can’t pretend that poverty and its terrible consequences don’t exist,” Weingarten said. “Now more than ever we have to face up and deal with the factors both inside and outside schools that affect disadvantaged children and their families.” Wraparound services provided in schools by public agencies, community groups

and nonprofit organizations are helping to address unmet needs in many places. Afterschool academic programs; recreational opportunities; health, dental and social services; housing counseling and information; job banks; and GED and training programs for parents all help eliminate the barriers to success for students and entire communities.

Union Posting Gets Challenge The National Federation of Independent Business filed a lawsuit on behalf of small businesses in Pennsylvania and elsewhere challenging an intrusive new rule issued by the National Labor Relations Board. The “Notice Posting Rule” requires private-sector employers to post a notice in their business informing employees of their right to

unionize; failure to do so will constitute an independent “unfair labor practice” that subjects businesses to increased scrutiny, likelihood of investigation and an indefinite expansion of the statute of limitations for filing any other unfair labor practice charge. “With this latest rule, the NLRB has gone too far, passing a mandate that vastly exceeds its authority — largely at the cost of the small-business community,” said Karen Harned, executive director of NFIB’s Small Business Legal Center. In its lawsuit the organization argues that the NLRB’s new rule is a gross overreach of its statutory authority under the National Labor Relations Act. Moreover, the rule, which takes effect on Nov. 14, 2011, will impact employers with no history of NLRA violations. According

to NFIB’s estimates, the rule will impact up to six million private-sector businesses around the country.

Local 98 Uses History Info Using a leaflet carrying a picture of Paul Revere riding to alert rebels “British Are Coming”, IBEW Local 98 has members handing it out noting “Jack Wills, a British company, hired Corestates Construction to renovate a store at 1617 Walnut.” The leaflet advises, “A dispute between Jack Wills and Corestates Construction regarding missed opening dates has held Liberty Electrical Solutions hostage ... it has not been paid in full. As result, American union workers now run risk of losing their benefits” and asks union supporters to voice their concern to Rob Breswick at (215) 751-1055.


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roasted with care and precision,” said Adams, who will continue his role as executive chef of both Pub & Kitchen, a gastropub at 20th & Lombard Streets, and The Diving Horse, a seasonal restaurant in Avalon, N.J. Rival Bros. Coffee beans can be ordered online and shipped anywhere in the country by visiting www.rivalbroscoffee.com. The whole beans are sold in 12oz. bags and include their four standard blends: Whistle & Cuss, their espresso blend with a nutty aroma and caramel flavors ($12.50); Revolver, a Latin Americanbased blend with Indonesian

New Addition to Franklin Institute ADMIRING model of Franklin Institute with its new addition, Nicholas & Athena Karabots Pavilion, are, from left, Dennis Wint, president and CEO of Franklin Institute; Marsha Perelman, Chair of Board of Trustees of Institute; and the Karabotses, whose $10 million grant will make new addition possible. Photo by Bonnie Squires

Len Lear and African beans for chocolate and spice notes ($11.75); Featherweight, their lightest roast, with lingering orange notes ($11.75); and Palooka, their decaf coffee, with a toffee and thyme finish ($13.25). Adams and Pileggi have been transforming an old delivery truck and retrofitting it for their “coffee shop on wheels.” The Rival Bros Truck will feature coffee and espresso machines, including built-in pour-over stations. Pileggi previously worked with Philadelphia-based La Colombe, including three years in San Francisco as their West Coast brand ambassador. Adams and Pileggi grew up together in Bucks Co. and started working together at Center City’s Davio’s and Brasserie Perrier. Adams made a name for

himself in some of the city’s best kitchens, earning Philadelphia magazine’s “Chef of the Year” title in 2007. For more information, visit rivalbros.com. Under the radar I have never read anything about it in any local newspapers or magazines, but we stumbled upon Lafayette Bistro while strolling around Northern Liberties, and the beautifully appointed BYOB — high ceilings, flowers, candles, decorative pillows, rustic brickwork, big picture windows, etc. — at 501 Fairmount Avenue, which previously housed an antiques store, is definitely a find. Lafayette Bistro, which is open seven days a week, offers fine Mediterranean cuisine such as the homemade lasagna, signature couscous dish, fresh seafood and homemade tiramisu. If you like salmon, you will love the panseared pistachio salmon over saffron risotto with grilled asparagus, topped with a memorable sweet balsamic reduction. Prices are reasonable, with the most expensive entree at $26. For more information, call (215) 928-9200 or visit www.lafayettebistro.com. Another fine BYOB Another BYOB that we

just discovered, even though the family-owned restaurant has been in business for at least 25 years, is Mikawa at 425 S. Broad Street. We must have walked it at least 100 times in recent years without even noticing it, although it is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, does a big take-out business and even delivers to homes and businesses in Center City (not an easy thing to do because of the parking situation). Mikawa serves Chinese, Japanese and Thai dishes, and for a Center City location the prices are hard to believe. For example, there are lunch specials such as pepper steak or shrimp with lobster sauce for just $7.25 and dinner specials for just $8.25. Any Japanese food buff knows how expensive most Japanese restaurants are in town, but for lunch at Mikawa you can get any two rolls such as tuna roll and salmon roll for just $8. And pad Thai with pork, chicken, beef or shrimp is just $9. The quality of the food is fine, and these are the lowest prices I have seen anywhere in the Delaware Valley for the Japanese and Thai dishes. For more information, call (215) 772-0333 or visit www.mikawaphilly.com.

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by Len Lear Jonathan Adams, one of Philadelphia’s many fine chefs, and Damien Pileggi, an artisanal coffee expert, last week announced the launch of Rival Bros. Coffee, a smallbatch, custom coffee roaster. Childhood friends, Adams and Pileggi have spent years working to perfect their coffee, which will be available two ways: online from the Rival Bros. E-store, with na-

tionwide shipping; and at their mobile coffee shop, The Rival Bros. Truck. The custom-outfitted commercial delivery truck will make its home in Center City’s iconic Love Park at JFK Plaza, 16th Street & JFK Boulevard, offering their made-to-order coffees and espressos Monday through Friday beginning at 7 a.m. They told me they plan to be open by the first few days of November, possibly earlier. “A great cup of coffee or espresso always starts with extraordinary beans that are

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PHA Wins Two ‘Best’ Apartment Awards Both the Philadelphia Housing Authority’s Gladys B. Jacobs Manor and Warnock Village have received “Best in Apartment Living” awards from the Apartment Association of Greater Philadelphia. Warnock Village received a first-place award for maintenance, while Gladys B. Jacobs won first place for community presentation, a combination of curb appeal and the inside appearance of a building. Warnock Village garnered a third-place award for community presentation. The awards acknowledge excellence within the apartment industry in Metropolitan Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. They demonstrate to the public that a community has the physical qualities, marketing achievements, and management caliber necessary to be called one of the Delaware Valley’s best. “We are truly honored when private industry groups recog-

nize our developments,” said PHA Executive Director Michael Kelly. “Our emphasis on the basics of property management, quality housing, and strong neighborhoods are in the agency’s core values.” Warnock Village scored 326 out of a possible 335 points to receive its first-place award in Maintenance. In the Community Presentation category, the judge gave the development bonus points for its beautiful green roof and was also impressed with its computer laboratory. At Gladys B. Jacobs Manor, the judge was impressed with its cleanliness, giving the site bonus points for being “very clean.” Pamela Bennett, executive director of the Association, said the awards are geared toward recognizing on-site property management people. This year’s contest attracted almost 700 entries. “You are judged by how well you do with the building and resources you have,” Ben-

nett said, emphasizing wellmaintained older sites have just as good a chance of winning as newer ones.

Trafalgar Night

BRITISH OFFICERS Club hosted annual Trafalgar Night at Valley Forge Military Academy, celebrating victory by Admiral Lord Nelson against combined French and Spanish fleets. Here Capt. Jim Kenney, Royal Navy, outlines naval service in Nelson’s day as against today’s naval service. Photo by Joe Stivala


Young Voters

GOPers Behind Harris

Singer’s Hot With Salsa

Vazquez Funder’s A Pearl

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ATTORNEY Jimmy Binns, 4th from left, chairman of Hero Thrill Show Inc., accepts $25,000 donation from Weight Watchers of Phila., Inc. in the name of Phila. Fire Dept. for STATE SEN. Shirley Kitchen finds herself surrounded by winning 25th annual Battle of the Badges weight-loss compe- young new voters who came out to her registration seminar “LEWIS HARRIS Candidate for Traffic Court Judge Ballot Photo by Donald Terry tition against Phila. Police Dept. Firefighters edge Police in at her HQ at 17th & Lehigh. #116” fundraiser, hosted by Batchelor Brothers, brought series 13-12. out, from left, Renee Amoore, deputy chair State Republican Party; Joe Watkins, Republican Nnational correspondent; Joe DeFelice. Phila. Republican director; Karen Brown, mayoral candidate; Ella Butcher, executive director Penna. Republican New Majority Council; and Bishop Leonard C. Goins.

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PRPA Honors Six Retirees CITY COMMISSIONER candidate Stephanie Singer reveled in a jolly fundraiser at New Palladium in Kensington where salsa was on the menu and in the air, making for a lively dance affair.

The employees of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority will honor six who will be retiring at noon on Fri43RD WARD Democrat Leader Emilio Vazquez and his day Oct. 28 at the Large Concommittee members welcomed judicial candidate Angelo ference Room in its Foglietta to lively ward fundraiser at Black Pearl in N. Phila. administration offices on

Delaware Avenue. Retirees are Edward Farmer, with the longest period of service at 32 years; Tom Wood, Frank Kelly, William Kurzeja, Linda Carrafiello, and John Sabatina, Esq.

Transport Workers Union Endorses Mayor Nutter

ployees to job sites each day – if we did not have a working relationship with our elected officials,” Johnson said. “We are particularly proud of the relationship we share with Mayor Nutter,” Johnson continued. “He understands the importance of safety to our workers, the importance of investment to our infrastructure, and the need for open dialogue with our State and federal officials who provide the funds that allow SEPTA to serve more than one million people each day. We enthusiastically endorse Mayor Michael A. Nutter for re-election and look forward to working with him in the future.” Said Nutter, “I am proud to accept the endorsement of TWU Local 234, whose work is so integral to the everyday lives of the citizens of this city. I know we will continue to work together to move Philadelphia and its residents -- not only to school, work and home, but into a more efficient, productive future for our city.”

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The union that touts “We Move Philadelphia” endorsed Mayor Michael A. Nutter’s reelection bid. Transport Workers Union Local 234 is SEPTA’s largest union, representing about 5,000 drivers, mechanics, cashiers, porters and others. Union President John Johnson, Jr. cited Mayor Nutter’s support for transit workers following a string of assaults on SEPTA drivers as one reason for the union’s support (Pennsylvania SB 236 would make assault on a publictransportation worker a felony offense.) He also praised Mayor Nutter for his dialogue with State and federal officials around transit funding issues and for his inclusion of public transit in economic-development and sustainability efforts in the city. “We would not be able to move Philadelphia – to deliver students to school, to get elderly residents to doctor’s offices, to transport hundreds of thousands of our region’s em-


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NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND FORECLOSURE SALE WHEREAS, on April 22, 1993, a certain Mortgage was executed by ALLAN O. HOWLAND, as mortgagor in favor of Boulevard Mortgage Company as mortgagee and was recorded in Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Philadelphia County in Mortgage Book: VCS 572; Page: 341; and WHEREAS, the Mortgage was assigned to Lehman Capital, a division of Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc., pursuant to an assignment recorded on August 13, 2001 in Document #: 50309429, in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; and WHEREAS, the Mortgage is now owned by the Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (“Secretary”), pursuant to an assignment recorded on December 11, 2001 in Document #: 50373353, in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; and WHEREAS ALLAN O. HOWLAND died on February 16, 2011 intestate and is survived by no known heirs. WHEREAS, a default has been made in the covenants and conditions of the Mortgage in that the payment due on August 31. 2011, was not made and remains wholly unpaid as of the date of this Notice, and no payment has been made sufficient to restore the loan to currency; and WHEREAS, the entire amount delinquent as of November 18, 2011 is $250,624.35 plus interest, costs and other charges through the sale date; and WHEREAS, by virtue of this default, the Secretary has declared the entire amount of the indebtedness secured by the Mortgage to be immediately due and payable; NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to powers vested in me by the Single Family Mortgage Foreclosure Act of 1994, l2 U.S.C. 3751 et seq., by 24 CFR Part 29, and by the Secretary’s designation of me as Foreclosure Commissioner, recorded on September 29, 2011 in Misc. Document #: 52395684, in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, notice is hereby given that on November 18, 2011 at 10:00 am at at the steps located on Market Street of the Eastern District Courthouse, 601 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 all real and personal property at or used in connection with the following described premises (“Property”) will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN lot or piece of ground with the buildings and improvements thereon erected. SITUATE on the Northerly side of Hamilton Street in the Twenty-fourth Ward of the City of Philadelphia. BEGINNING at a point in the Northerly side of the said Hamilton Street at the distance of Seventy-five feet Eastwardly from the Easterly side of Thirty-sixth Street; thence extending Eastwardly along the Northerly side of the said Hamilton Street Twenty-five feet; thence extending Northwardly on a line at right angles to the said Hamilton Street and along ground now or late of Charles K. Marklee, One Hundred Eight feet, Four and Three-eighths inches to a point; thence extending Southwardly on a line at right angles to the said Hamilton Street, along ground now or late of Thomas D. Crispen, One Hundred Nine feet, Seven and Oneeighth inches to the first mentioned point and place of beginning. BEING No. 3521 Hamilton Street. BEING the same premises which Reed M. Smith and Marjorie A. Smith, his wife by Deed dated 2/24/1964 and recorded 3/3/1964 in Philadelphia County, in Deed Book CAD 126 page 196 conveyed unto Allan O. Howland, his heirs and assigns, in fee. WARD #: 24th. ST. CODE/HOUSE NO.: 40180 03521. CITY REGISTRY: 057 N 22 – 0016. The sale will be held on November 18, 2011 at 10:00 am at the steps located on Market Street of the Eastern District Courthouse, 601 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development will bid $250,624.35 plus interest, costs and other charges through the sale date. Ten percent (10%) of the highest bid is the deposit required at the sale. The amount that must be paid to HUD by the mortgagors or someone acting on their behalf so that the sale may be stayed is the total delinquent amount of $250,624.35 as of 11/18/2011, plus all other amounts that would be due under the mortgage agreement if payments under the mortgage had not been accelerated, advertising costs and postage expenses incurred in giving notice, mileage by the most reasonable road distance for posting notices and for the Foreclosure Commissioner’s attendance at the sale, reasonable and customary costs incurred for title and lien record searches, the necessary out-of-pocket costs incurred by the Foreclosure Commissioner for recording documents, a commission for the Foreclosure Commissioner, and all other costs incurred in connection with the foreclosure prior to reinstatement. There will be no proration of taxes, rents or other income or liabilities, except that the purchaser will pay, at or before closing, his prorata share of any real estate taxes that have been paid by the Secretary to the date of the foreclosure sale. When making their bid, all bidders, except the Secretary, must submit a deposit totaling ten percent 10% of the Secretary’s bid as set forth above in the form of a certified check or cashier’s check made out to the Secretary of HUD. Each oral bid need not be accompanied by a deposit. If the successful bid is oral, a deposit of ten (10%) percent must be presented before the bidding is closed. The deposit is nonrefundable. The remainder of the purchase price must be delivered within thirty (30) days of the sale or at such other time as the Secretary may determine for good cause shown, time being of the essence. This amount, like the bid deposits, must be delivered in the form of a certified or cashier’s check. If the Secretary is the high bidder, he need not pay the bid amount in cash. The successful bidder will pay all conveyance fees, all real estate and other taxes that are due on or after the delivery of the remainder of the payment and all other costs associated with the transfer of title. At the conclusion of the sale, the deposits of the unsuccessful bidders will be returned to them. The Secretary may grant an extension of time within which to deliver the remainder of the payment. All extensions will be for fifteen (15) days, and a fee will be charged in the amount of $150.00 for each fifteen (15) day extension requested. The extension fee shall be paid in the form of a certified or cashier’s check made payable to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. If the high bidder closes the sale prior to the expiration of any extension period, the unused portion of the extension fee shall be applied toward the amount due. If the high bidder is unable to close the sale within the required period, or within any extensions of time granted by the Secretary, the high bidder’s deposit will be forfeited, and the Commissioner may, at the direction of the HUD Field Office Representative, offer the property to the second highest bidder for an amount equal to the highest price offered by that bidder. There is no right of redemption, or right of possession based upon a right of redemption, in the mortgagor or others subsequent to a foreclosure completed pursuant to the Act. Therefore, the Foreclosure Commissioner will issue a Deed to the purchaser(s) upon receipt of the entire purchase price in accordance with the terms of the sale as provided herein.

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CELEBRATING ascension of State Sen. LeAnna Washington, left, to status of portrait on Palm Restaurant’s wall, she and her colleagues Mike Stack, Shirley Kitchen, Larry Farnese and Anthony Williams enjoy luncheon in one of city’s fabled salons of power.

Ringside With The Shadowboxer

VETERAN BOXERS Association Clubhouse was the site of a major candidates forum hosted by Philadelphians for Ethical Leadership. Billed by organizers as the “Brawl for City Hall”. Sheriff candidates Joshua R. West and Cheri Honkala served as the warmup bout. TALE OF the Tape: City Commissioner candidates

Stephanie Singer and Al Schmidt size each other up before their top undercard bout. MAIN EVENT saw City Council candidates Sandy Stewart, Michael Untermeyer, David Kralle representing State Rep. Dennis O’Brien, David Oh and Joe McColgan slug it out before a capacity crowd at VBA Club.

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STATE SEN. Mike Stack unveils portrait of his colleague LeAnna Washington on historic, caricature-covered walls of Palm Restaurant in Bellevue.

NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND FORECLOSURE SALE WHEREAS, on November 03, 2003, a certain Mortgage was executed by DOROTHY H. DIGIROLAMO and NELLO M. DIGIROLAMO, as mortgagor in favor of Financial Freedom Senior Funding Corporation, a Subsidiary of Lehman Brothers Bank, FSB as mortgagee and was recorded in Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Philadelphia County in Mortgage Document #: 50817076; and WHEREAS, the Mortgage was assigned to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS) as nominee for Financial Freedom Acquisition LLC pursuant to an assignment recorded on November 12, 2010 in Document #: 52281188 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; and WHEREAS, the Mortgage is now owned by the Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (“Secretary”), pursuant to an assignment recorded on February 1, 2011 in Document #: 52310430, in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; and WHEREAS, Dorothy J. DiGirolamo died on November 19, 2004. By operation of law, title vests solely in Nello M. DiGirolamo and Dorothy J. DiGirolamo is hereby released of liability pursuant to Pa.R.C.P. 1144. Nello M. DiGirolamo died on March 25, 2011 Intestate and is survived by her heir-at-law, Kathryn Colancecco. WHEREAS, a default has been made in the covenants and conditions of the Mortgage in that the payment due on September 30, 2011 was not made and remains wholly unpaid as of the date of this Notice, and no payment has been made sufficient to restore the loan to currency; and WHEREAS, the entire amount delinquent as of November 18, 2011 is $80,847.96 plus interest, costs and other charges through the sale date; and WHEREAS, by virtue of this default, the Secretary has declared the entire amount of the indebtedness secured by the Mortgage to be immediately due and payable; NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to powers vested in me by the Single Family Mortgage Foreclosure Act of 1994, l2 U.S.C. 3751 et seq., by 24 CFR Part 29, and by the Secretary’s designation of me as Foreclosure Commissioner, recorded on September 29, 2011 in Misc. Document #: 52395684, in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, notice is hereby given that on November 18, 2011 at 10:00 am at the steps located on Market Street of the Eastern District Courthouse, 601 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, all real and personal property at or used in connection with the following described premises (“Property”) will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN lot or piece of ground with the messuage or tenement thereon erected, described according to a survey and plan thereof made by George T. Shegog, Surveyor and Regulator of the 15th Survey District of the said City of Philadelphia, County of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, on 3/9/1928 as follows to wit: SITUATE on the Southwesterly side of Limekiln Turnpike (60 feet wide) at the distance of 194 feet 06 inches Northwestwardly from the Northwesterly side of Andrews Avenue in the 50th Ward of the City of Philadelphia. CONTAINING in front or breadth on the said Limekiln Turnpike 15 feet and extending of that width in length or depth Southwestwardly between parallel lines at right angles with the said Limekiln Turnpike 95 feet to the center line of a driveway 15 feet and extending Northwestwardly from the said Andrews Avenue parallel with the said Limekiln turnpike for a distance of 273 feet. BEING known as 7026 Limekiln Pike. BEING BRT #10-2-069200. BEING Plan/Parcel #109 N 6 123. TOGETHER with the free and common use, right, liberty and privilege of the said 15 feet wide driveway as and for a passageway, driveway and watercourse at all times hereafter forever in common with the owners, tenants and occupiers of the several lots of ground partly included within the lines thereof, but subject always to the proportionate part of the expense of keeping the said driveway in good order and repair. The sale will be held on November 18, 2011 at 10:00 am at the steps located on Market Street of the Eastern District Courthouse, 601 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development will bid $80,847.96 plus interest, costs and other charges through the sale date. Ten percent (10%) of the highest bid is the deposit required at the sale. The amount that must be paid to HUD by the mortgagors or someone acting on their behalf so that the sale may be stayed is the total delinquent amount of $80,847.96 as of November 18, 2011, plus all other amounts that would be due under the mortgage agreement if payments under the mortgage had not been accelerated, advertising costs and postage expenses incurred in giving notice, mileage by the most reasonable road distance for posting notices and for the Foreclosure Commissioner’s attendance at the sale, reasonable and customary costs incurred for title and lien record searches, the necessary out-of-pocket costs incurred by the Foreclosure Commissioner for recording documents, a commission for the Foreclosure Commissioner, and all other costs incurred in connection with the foreclosure prior to reinstatement. There will be no proration of taxes, rents or other income or liabilities, except that the purchaser will pay, at or before closing, his prorata share of any real estate taxes that have been paid by the Secretary to the date of the foreclosure sale. When making their bid, all bidders, except the Secretary, must submit a deposit totaling ten percent 10% of the Secretary’s bid as set forth above in the form of a certified check or cashier’s check made out to the Secretary of HUD. Each oral bid need not be accompanied by a deposit. If the successful bid is oral, a deposit of ten (10%) percent must be presented before the bidding is closed. The deposit is nonrefundable. The remainder of the purchase price must be delivered within thirty (30) days of the sale or at such other time as the Secretary may determine for good cause shown, time being of the essence. This amount, like the bid deposits, must be delivered in the form of a certified or cashier’s check. If the Secretary is the high bidder, he need not pay the bid amount in cash. The successful bidder will pay all conveyance fees, all real estate and other taxes that are due on or after the delivery of the remainder of the payment and all other costs associated with the transfer of title. At the conclusion of the sale, the deposits of the unsuccessful bidders will be returned to them. The Secretary may grant an extension of time within which to deliver the remainder of the payment. All extensions will be for fifteen (15) days, and a fee will be charged in the amount of $150.00 for each fifteen (15) day extension requested. The extension fee shall be paid in the form of a certified or cashier’s check made payable to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. If the high bidder closes the sale prior to the expiration of any extension period, the unused portion of the extension fee shall be applied toward the amount due. If the high bidder is unable to close the sale within the required period, or within any extensions of time granted by the Secretary, the high bidder’s deposit will be forfeited, and the Commissioner may, at the direction of the HUD Field Office Representative, offer the property to the second highest bidder for an amount equal to the highest price offered by that bidder. There is no right of redemption, or right of possession based upon a right of redemption, in the mortgagor or others subsequent to a foreclosure completed pursuant to the Act. Therefore, the Foreclosure Commissioner will issue a Deed to the purchaser(s) upon receipt of the entire purchase price in accordance with the terms of the sale as provided herein.

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NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND FORECLOSURE SALE WHEREAS, on July 14, 2003, a certain Mortgage was executed by ANNA T. MALLOWE, as mortgagor in favor of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Inc. as mortgagee and was recorded in Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Philadelphia County in Mortgage Document #: 50723790; and WHEREAS, the Mortgage is now owned by the Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (“Secretary”), pursuant to an assignment recorded on 5/20/2008 in Document #: 51908094, in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; and WHEREAS Anna T. Mallowe died on October 6, 2011 Intestate and is survived by her heirs-at-law, Michael Mallow and Charles Mallowe. WHEREAS, a default has been made in the covenants and conditions of the Mortgage in that the payment due on August 31, 2011 was not made and remains wholly unpaid as of the date of this Notice, and no payment has been made sufficient to restore the loan to currency; and WHEREAS, the entire amount delinquent as of November 18, 2011 is $216,575.64 plus interest, costs and other charges through the sale date; and WHEREAS, by virtue of this default, the Secretary has declared the entire amount of the indebtedness secured by the Mortgage to be immediately due and payable; NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to powers vested in me by the Single Family Mortgage Foreclosure Act of 1994, l2 U.S.C. 3751 et seq., by 24 CFR Part 29, and by the Secretary’s designation of me as Foreclosure Commissioner, recorded on September 29, 2011 in Misc. Document #: 52395684, in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, notice is hereby given that on November 18, 2011 at 10:00 am at the steps located on Market Street of the Eastern District Courthouse, 601 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, all real and personal property at or used in connection with the following described premises (“Property”) will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN lot or piece of ground with the buildings and improvements thereon erected. SITUATE on the Westerly side of Twenty-first Street at the distance of Two hundred feet Southwardly from the Southerly side of Poplar Street, in the Fifteenth Ward of the City of Philadelphia. CONTAINING in front or breadth on the said Twenty-first Street fifteen feet and extending of that width in length or depth Westwardly between lines parallel with the said Poplar Street sixty-nine feet six inches to a certain ten feet wide driveway which extends Northwardly from Parrish Street, and communicates at its Northernmost end with a certain other driveway ten feet wide which extends Eastwardly and Westwardly from Beechwood Street to the said Twenty-first Street. BEING 874 N. 21st Street. Tax ID No. 15-1-1297 -00. TOGETHER with the free and common use, right, liberty and privilege of the aforesaid driveways as and for automobile driveways, passageways and watercourses at all times hereafter forever. BEING the same premises which Anna T. Mallowe, Widow, by deed dated September 7. 1999 and recorded in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in Deed Book JTD 1184 page 59, granted and conveyed unto Anna T. Mallowe, in fee. The sale will be held on November 18, 2011 at 10:00 am at the steps located on Market Street of the Eastern District Courthouse, 601 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106. The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development will bid $216,575.64 plus interest, costs and other charges through the sale date. Ten percent (10%) of the highest bid is the deposit required at the sale. The amount that must be paid to HUD by the mortgagors or someone acting on their behalf so that the sale may be stayed is the total delinquent amount of $216,575.64 as of November 18, 2011, plus all other amounts that would be due under the mortgage agreement if payments under the mortgage had not been accelerated, advertising costs and postage expenses incurred in giving notice, mileage by the most reasonable road distance for posting notices and for the Foreclosure Commissioner’s attendance at the sale, reasonable and customary costs incurred for title and lien record searches, the necessary out-of-pocket costs incurred by the Foreclosure Commissioner for recording documents, a commission for the Foreclosure Commissioner, and all other costs incurred in connection with the foreclosure prior to reinstatement. There will be no proration of taxes, rents or other income or liabilities, except that the purchaser will pay, at or before closing, his prorata share of any real estate taxes that have been paid by the Secretary to the date of the foreclosure sale. When making their bid, all bidders, except the Secretary, must submit a deposit totaling ten percent 10% of the Secretary’s bid as set forth above in the form of a certified check or cashier’s check made out to the Secretary of HUD. Each oral bid need not be accompanied by a deposit. If the successful bid is oral, a deposit of ten (10%) percent must be presented before the bidding is closed. The deposit is nonrefundable. The remainder of the purchase price must be delivered within thirty (30) days of the sale or at such other time as the Secretary may determine for good cause shown, time being of the essence. This amount, like the bid deposits, must be delivered in the form of a certified or cashier’s check. If the Secretary is the high bidder, he need not pay the bid amount in cash. The successful bidder will pay all conveyance fees, all real estate and other taxes that are due on or after the delivery of the remainder of the payment and all other costs associated with the transfer of title. At the conclusion of the sale, the deposits of the unsuccessful bidders will be returned to them. The Secretary may grant an extension of time within which to deliver the remainder of the payment. All extensions will be for fifteen (15) days, and a fee will be charged in the amount of $150.00 for each fifteen (15) day extension requested. The extension fee shall be paid in the form of a certified or cashier’s check made payable to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. If the high bidder closes the sale prior to the expiration of any extension period, the unused portion of the extension fee shall be applied toward the amount due. If the high bidder is unable to close the sale within the required period, or within any extensions of time granted by the Secretary, the high bidder’s deposit will be forfeited, and the Commissioner may, at the direction of the HUD Field Office Representative, offer the property to the second highest bidder for an amount equal to the highest price offered by that bidder. There is no right of redemption, or right of possession based upon a right of redemption, in the mortgagor or others subsequent to a foreclosure completed pursuant to the Act. Therefore, the Foreclosure Commissioner will issue a Deed to the purchaser(s) upon receipt of the entire purchase price in accordance with the terms of the sale as provided herein.

Mark Your Calendar (Cont. From Page 9) (215) 779-6827. Nov. 3- State Rep. Louise Williams Bishop hosts Energy Workshop & Lunch at Calvary Baptist Ch., 6122 Haverford Ave., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For info (215) 879-6625. Nov. 3- Community Conversation with State Rep. Rosita Youngblood at Nicetown CDC, 4300 Germantown Ave., 6-8 p.m. Nov. 3- Rally for Council can-

Rep. Myers Pushes Addict Legislation

State Rep. John Myers (DN. Phila.) is urging Gov. Tom Corbett to move forward on setting up the new State Dept. of Drug & Alcohol Programs created by the legislature in a law passed last session. Myers, who is Democratic chairman of the House Committee on Health, said he was surprised and disturbed by the disclosure this week the Governor has decided to put creation of the new department “on hold” due to cost concerns and “a need for further studies.” “I understand the cost constraints the State is operating under right now, but the legislature took all of those considerations into account last session when it determined that there was a need for this new department,” Myers said. “Delaying the startup may save some money in the shortterm, but the long-term costs of the lost work, health-care problems, crime problems, blight and other social and economic problems caused by unaddressed drug and alcohol dependency in Pennsylvania will be much, much greater. Brown Honors Native Americans

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has unanimously adopted a resolution introduced by State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown (DW. Phila.), which established Indigenous Peoples Day in Pennsylvania. Brown said the resolution (HR 440) “recognizes the importance of indigenous people of

didate Al Taubenberger at Village of Cottage Green, Ashton & Willits Rds., 7 p.m. For info (267) 507-4282. Nov. 3- Victim/Witness Services of South Phila., Inc. will host Beef & Beer fundraiser at EOM Hall, 138 Moore St. Ticket $25 in advance and $30 at door. For info Alison Sprague (215) 5513360 or www.vwssp.org. Nov. 4- State Rep. Jewell Williams’ 16th Ward Fish Fry at Lou & Choo’s, 21st & Hunting Pk. Ave., 5-9 p.m. Donation $10. For info Andrew Smith (215) 609-5876.

Pennsylvania, not only in history, but today as well, as more than 4,000 Philadelphians claim indigenous ancestry and there are thousands more throughout Pennsylvania.” Stack, Boyle Bills Toughen Regulations

Standing outside the site of a controversial proposed methadone-treatment facility in the Holmesburg community of Northeast Philadelphia, State Sen. Mike Stack and State Rep. Kevin Boyle (both D-Northeast) announced their legislation to tighten loose regulations currently in place for these facilities. Stack’s legislation (SB 1277) and Boyle’s identical legislation (HB 1885) include four key provisions that the lawmakers say will ensure community involvement when a clinic is proposed. They would require a public hearing for all proposed narcotics treatment facilities. Written notices would be given out 30 days prior to the hearing to all property owners or lessees located within 500 feet of the proposed facility. The owner of the proposed facility would be required to receive approval from the local district attorney. Bishop, McGeehan Fight Child Abuse

Both State Rep. Louise Williams Bishop and State Rep. Mike McGeehan participated in a news conference conducted by Justice4Pakids, a newly formed coalition of child and victim advocates urging the extension of limitations on Child Abuse Cases.


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President Ronald Reagan: “History is a ribbon, always unfurling; history is a journey... It is the American Sound: It is hopeful, bighearted, idealistic—daring, decent and fair. That’s our heritage, that’s our song.” —Second Inaugural Address, January 21, 1985

“HAIL TO THE CHIEF: Ronald Reagan joked he didn’t care about his legacy, since he wouldn’t be around to read -Smithsonian Magazine, July 2011 about it.” SMOKING BANS WORLDWIDE: As of February 8, 2010, there are seventy-one (71) countries with smoking -Wikipedia bans. “SMOKE SIGNALS. ..WHYY and the Phila Dept of Public Health invite you to a forum on what the city should do about tobacco... MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD...South Phila High School, Oct 12, 2011.” -S. Phila Review, 10.6.11

—Nicola Argentina (c) 2011 “You’ve Got a Friend in Pennsylvania”

(14th), JOE DeFELICE (34th), MIKE CIBIK (5th) and JESSIE WOODS (20th) as well as the coordinator this successful event, ANNIE HAVEY (40th). RENEE AMOORE of the Pennsylvania New Majority Council and frequent commentator on Fox Channel 29 was there. MSNBC political commentator JOE WATKINS was also there to support Harris. On Monday night, incumbent Dist. 10 COUNCILMAN BRIAN O’NEILL debated Democratic candidate BILL RUBIN at the Jewish Community Center. A member of the League of Women’s Voters

monitored the debate, which lasted one hour. Both candidates were asked the same questions and were given a minute to respond to each query. The candidates took a few jabs at each other. Rubin was critical of O’Neill working as an attorney in addition to his Council duties. It should be noted City regulations permit Council Members to have outside employment and it is common practice. O’Neill noted that Rubin claims he, Rubin, has never supported DROP for elected officials. However, there is a video on youtube in which Rubin appears to be supporting DROP for elected officials.

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with Mr. Bill? Is he supposed to get the vote out, Mr. Mayor? Does he have a check for a federal program that President Barack Obama asked him to give you? What’s the deal?

(Cont. From Page 11) I haven’t got a PhD, loads of teaching experience, or the desire to put up with what my alma mater’s Board of Trustees likes to dish out, so I don’t see that happening. So tell me why we’re getting a visit from former President Bill Clinton on Mayor Nutter’s behalf on Saturday, something that to the untrained eye closely resembles using a nuclear warhead to get rid of a housefly? I get that Mayor Nutter has issues with the largest constituency in Philadelphia, namely the Black community. Stuff like stop-and-frisk and vetoing the sick-days bill might make folks a little hot under the collar. But Karen Brown hasn’t shown any of us she’s an alternative at all, much less a viable one. So why do we need a rally

Waffleman (Cont. From Page 11) Success. At age 4, success is – not peeing in your pants. At age 12 success is – having friends. At age 17 success is – having a driver’s license. At age 35 success is – having money. At age 50 success is – hav-

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ing money. At age 70 success is – having a driver’s license. At age 75 success is – having friends. At age 80 success is – not peeing in your pants. Pass this on to someone who could use a laugh and take the time to live! Life is short. Dance naked and eat dessert first!

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(Cont. From Page 11) with Channel 10’s Town Hall meeting with MICHAEL NUTTER that was aired on Sep. 28. As Nutter is a candidate for Mayor, granting him the airtime without also giving her comparable time was, in her opinion, a violation of both Federal Communication Commission guidelines and election law. Initially the television station was reluctant to give Brown a timeslot on a weekday evening. However, following discussions with Brown’s attor-

ney, Republican election-law expert MATTHEW WOLFE, the station acquiesced. Last Sunday night, LEWIS HARRIS, candidate for Traffic Court, held a fundraiser at Bachelor Brothers on Broad Street. A number of candidates were there, including Brown for Mayor, Schmidt for City Commissioner, LINDA BATEMAN for Register of Wills and McColgan for Council at Large. A number of ward leaders were in attendance, including LAMOTT EBRON (13th), JERRY BROWN (17th) STEVEN NASEVICH

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SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA Sealed proposals will be received by the School Reform Commission at the School Administration Building located at 440 North Broad St., 3rd Floor, Office of Capital Programs, Philadelphia, PA 19130-4015, until 2:00 P.M., on Tuesday, November 22, 2011. 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 Electrical Contract Fairhill ES $308,000.00 $100 .00 Emergency Generator & Lighting 601 W. Somerset Street *A pre-bid conference and site tour will be held at the project location, on November 4, 2011 at 12:00 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 215-400-5225. 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.

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