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PHILANTHROPISTS KAL & Lucille Rudman, left, were presented certificates of appreciation from Phila. graduates during city’s mid-year high-school graduation ceremony at Benjamin Franklin HS. Kal & Lucille Rudman Foundation donates money toward graduation ceremonies year-round so each student, like one on right, gets to enjoy their big day. Photos: Rory McGlasson

AMERICAN CAMBODIANS are battling to end scenes such this in their homeland which suffers from 30 year dictatorship. This homemade banner hangs as smoke rises where homes were seized, set afire and destroyed in name of economic expansion by Cambodian dictatorship. See story page 8

MAYOR John Street placed boxing gloves on hands of retired City Commission Chairwoman Margaret Tartaglione at Roast and Toast Party in her honor hosted by Congressman Bob Brady at Finnigan’s Wake. More pics page18

Pat Murphy The City’s Make Seeking Help For Has ‘Law Appeal’ Or Break Poor In Cambodia Union Leader

Judge Jimmie Moore Quits 1st District Primary Challenge Against Bob Brady

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JOHN J. McNesby, president of Phila. Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, and DA Seth Williams endorse Pat Murphy for PA Attorney General. Their reasons are on Page 5.

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City Owes Its Major Employees’ Union Big Time Philadelphians could be living in a hell hole if it weren’t for the patience of Herman J. “Pete” Matthews, Jr., who understands the recession times and the financial doom and gloom through which this city is going. If he were to blow the whistle and order his men out on strike, all hell would literally break loose. Although he has many reasons to do so, he hasn’t. If that call had been made during Mayor Michael Nutter’s last term, it might have crippled his reelection chances. Together with the city’s white-collar union, DC 47, which represents 3,500 people, and which would normally strike in tandem with DC 33, the two could easily create a major ulcer for the Mayor. But striking “at this time, when many are without jobs, tax revenue is down, federal and state subsidies have been reduced or cut off completely in many areas of government,” states Matthews, “just doesn’t make sense.” Pete understands his responsibilities not only to his men, but to the taxpayers of this city. So, many wonder how he manages to keep his hardworking rank-and-file bluecollar membership of almost 11,000 City employees working to the best of their abilities despite the fact their last raise, a hike of 4%, was last given in 2008. A look at what he has meant to the City employees’ major union is necessary. They remember when he took office as President in 1996, DC 33 was in shambles, on the verge of bankruptcy. The previous administration, led by Jim Sutton, was voted out, leaving behind big bills. This included $35 million of debt to the health-and-welfare fund and members’ health and welfare bills’ not being paid, as well as a $5 million lien on its headquarters at 30th & Walnut Streets, which was on the verge of foreclosure.

Herman “Pete” Matthews, Jr. ... the Mayor’s nightmare? When Matthews took office, he began doing things differently, “thinking outside the box,” he remarks. He took on the health-care provider, and eventually got the same benefits, and more in many cases, at cheaper rates than the prior administration was paying. To avoid bankruptcy, he had vendors settling to take pennies on a dollar. His negotiations with creditors resulted in DC 33’s being totally solvent today. Not only that, but all of his union members have had only one increase in their union dues over the past 16 years. In addition, and as remarkable, his members are still not required to pay into their medical coverage, making them the envy of fellow unionists, be they city employees or not. Matthews said, “I find our workers love their jobs, understand their responsibilities and look at the City as being under their care.” He adds, “They also understand what they have been contributing to the City’s treasury by their patience and willingness to help the budget shortfalls.” Matthews also stated, “Mayor Nutter has gotten all he will ever get from DC 33 and my membership in these

tough times. Now is the time for Nutter to step up.” In 1992, the Union gave the City back $200 million in contract concessions and another $400 million in lost and deferred wages, health contributions, and work-rule changes. Matthews said, “When that happened, I know I needed to step up and change the leadership of DC 33.” The City has managed to lose hundreds of millions in contracting out what District Council 33 workers did more economically. These include $50 million from cost overruns and increases in Synagro contract with the Water Dept.; $32 million in unnecessary contracting-out of Local 394 (Water Dept.) work; $2.5 million in outside contracts in Fleet Management; millions in contracting out work of Local 1510 at Philadelphia Airport under the $40 million annual facilities-management contract to Elliot Lewis Corp. Over the last four years, operating without pay increases, DC 33 and DC 47 saved the City over $145.6 million in total wages and health and welfare and many other benefits. For example, when it came to Mayor Michael Nutter’s plan to lay off City

workers, Matthews showed him how to avoid the layoffs by placing those destined to be laid off in fully funded positions that were unmanned. It’s obvious this kind of cooperation reflects the sentiment of the City’s unionized workers. They love their city and were willing to work in partnership with the Mayor. Despite all their help, Mayor Nutter has never acknowledged their contributions. Matthews has drawn a line which his men and women won’t cross. “No more help without a fair contract,” stated Matthews. Regardless of what the Mayor hopes to accomplish in his coming “State of the City” message, he must include wage and health-care increases this time around for his organized union employees. Matthews has been president of the union since 1996. Serving with him in the administration is Secretary/ Treasurer Bette MacDonald and Vice President Bobby Davis. His team is up for reelection this May and it looks as if he will be a shoo-in for a fifth four-year term. Matthews has never lost touch with the membership of the union and the need to ensure they back up his policies

and actions. At meetings, Executive Board decisions are ratified the same night by the delegates in the Headquarters’ huge meeting room. An announced challenge from Executive Board member Yvonne Sutton, wife of Jim Sutton from the 1992 contract debacle, is not expected to be received with any enthusiasm by the rank and file. The simple reason is, as a board member, she has voted in agreement with every policy decision offered the rank and file by Matthews and his team. Locals belonging to the District Council include: Local 159 of Dept. of Human Services, Prison Guards and Child Welfare (Human Services); Local 222, Fairmount Parks & Recreation Dept.; Local 394, Water Dept. Employees; Local 403, Streets Dept. Highway Division, Street Lighting, Paving, Bridge Repair; Local 427, Streets Dept. Sanitation Division, Trash Collection & Enforcement (residential, commercial); Local 488, Dept. of Health Employees, Health Centers, Nursing Home; Local 696, Dept. of Revenue Employees, Licenses & Inspections, Revenue Collections, City Commissioners, Law Dept.; Local 934, Philadelphia Housing Dept. Employees; Local 1637, Police & Fire Dept. Civilian Employees & 911 Operators, Police & Fire Administrators, Philadelphia Parking Authority Employees , Public Property; Local 1510, Dept. of Commerce Employees, Philadelphia Airport Employees & Philadelphia Port Authority Employees; Local 1927, Office of Fleet Management Employees; Local 1956, Philadelphia School Crossing Guards; and Local 1971, Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority, Office of Housing & Community Development, Redevelopment Authority and Philadelphia Housing Development Corp.

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School District’s Go-To Guy Retiring They are planning a retirement party for Philadelphia’s “go-to guy” in the School District, Jimmy Lewis. He will be missed by elected officials, city and school executives and every one who has worked for him in his 34 years of service which began when he was hired as a CETA (Comprehensive Employment Training Act) employee with the School District back in 1978. A protege of Councilwoman Joan Krajewski, whose work ethic he swore by and followed, Lewis first started as a Maintenance Mechanic, moving up to Maintenance Foreman, then Supervisor, up to Compliance Officer, then to the role of assistant to the Chief Operating Officer. After that he was promoted to Senior Vice President for Facilities and Operations, and finally Senior Vice President for Special Projects. Jimmy has given a great deal of his spare time to the community/ He has been a member of the Emerald Education Committee for 32 years, serving as past

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Jimmy Lewis ...the go-to guy president and board member. He has been active in the city's political system, serving as Committeeman in the 58th Ward, 41st Division. That’s where he said he came to know and appreciate the support given him in his community endeavors by Councilwoman Krajewski. Expected to draw a capacity crowd, the party is scheduled Mar. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Philadelphia Ball Room at 2041 Hornig Road. Ticket price for the open bar, dinner and music gala is $45 with checks to be made out to J. Lewis Retirement. Information and reservations can be made by calling Bob DeVincent at (215) 651-8009 or Fran Kelly at (215) 964-4775. • 215-755-2000

The Pennsylvania AFLCIO’s 40th Constitutional Convention will be held at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, 17th & Race Streets from Tuesday, Mar. 27 through Thursday, Mar. 29. Richard Trumka, national president of the AFL-CIO, will address the Convention’s general session on Mar. 27. President Trumka is the nation’s top labor leader, representing 12.2 million workers in the United States. Other national and state labor and political leaders will be speaking during the Convention. The Convention’s general sessions will be held in the Liberty Ballrooms of the Hotel which are on the Ballroom level (third level) of the Hotel. This will be the first Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Convention to be led by President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder. They were elected in 2010 at the Convention in Pittsburgh. The theme of this Convention is “The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO - a Rising Tide for America.” It underscores the significant role of Pennsylvania’s labor unions in setting the standards of leadership and progress for all workers across the nation. It is no coincidence that the city of Philadelphia, which is the birthplace of freedom and liberty, is also the birthplace of our nation’s trade-union movement. Unions and worker associations have been an essential part of the fabric of our society since the very beginnings of our nation. The Pennsylvania AFLCIO is the largest labor organization in the State, representing over 800,000 union workers. Other Pennsylvania AFLCIO events to be held in conjunction with the Convention include the popular Pennsylvania AFL-CIO/COPE dinner Wednesday evening. Honorees will be David

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Sheriff Deeley Honored At Retirement Marking 29 Years Of ODAAT SHERIFF Jewell Williams bids his predecessor Barbara Deeley best wishes before she slices cake at retirement party held in Sheriff’s office. Barbara was Commonwealth’s first fe- LONG-TIME fellow staffers Betty Stanley and Hope Smart flank former Sheriff Barmale Sheriff. bara Deeley at her retirement party.

CONTROLLER Alan Butkovitz joins Sheriff Jewell Williams in bidding former Sheriff a happy retirement.

SHARING a moment with awardee Congressman Bob Brady were Corey Dickson, Mahdi Bey, and Commonwealth Protective Service agency CEO Photo: Dawud Starling Shariff Mohammed.

ALL IN FAMILY as daughter Lisa Deeley, Ken Smuckler and Joseph Vignola wish Barbara well at staff party in honor of her retirement.

SHERIFF STAFFERS gather to enjoy buffet at former Sheriff Barbara Deeley’s retirement as the City’s first female sheriff. With her are, from rear, Bob Jackson, Sheriff for the Day Donnell Davis, Inspector Paris Washington and Leonard Herr. • 215-755-2000

CONGRESSMAN Bob Brady receives “Extra Mile Award” at 29th anniversary of ODAAT (One Day At A Time) from Mel Wells, its direcPhoto: Dawud Starling tor.

LOCAL 159 PRESIDENT Lorenzo North was among many wellwishers congratulating former Sheriff Barbara Deeley for a job well done.

AWARDEES at ODAAT’s 29th celebration can be found in this picture. They include Wilson Goode, AWARDEE Sheriff Jewell Williams addresses Sr., John Street, Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell overflow crowd of 500 who gathered to mark and Congressman Bob Brady. 29th anniversary of ODAAT. Photo: Dawud Starling

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Moore Quits 1st District Race Joint Statement From The Offices Of Congressman Robert A. Brady and Judge Jimmie Moore: “I, Judge Jimmie Moore, after giving full consideration in an effort to unify the Philadelphia Democratic Party, have decided to withdraw my candidacy for the United States House of Representatives for the 1st Congressional Dist.”. Congressman Robert A. Brady praised Judge Moore for his noble and selfless decision to withdraw his candidacy. He praised him for being a tireless jurist on the Philadelphia Municipal Court and commended his efforts with the second chance community

predators, Patrick has always done whatever it takes to keep our families safe, and Lodge 5 is proud to endorse him for Attorney General.” “Tough and smart, Patrick Murphy has the experience and passion to protect the people of Pennsylvania. As Attorney General, Patrick will be the champion that local law enforcement needs to put dangerous criminals behind bars and keep our streets safe,” Williams said. “Patrick put his life on the line to defend our nation. He will bring that commitment to this job, and Pennsylvania will be safer for it.” Brady Broadcasts From Yeadon

Congressman Bob Brady is beginning to draw larger listening audiences as he continues his last Monday of the Month morning live radio show over WURD, 800 AM. This past Monday, the Breakfast with Brady show, hosted by Bill Anderson, included guests Mayor Helen Thomas of Darby, Mayor Jayne Young of Lansdowne and other local officials who gathered at the Africans and Jamaicans Kitchen. 169th For Sure A City Seat

The redistricting writing is on the wall, and the race to replace former State Rep, now Councilman, Denny O’Brien will remain a Philadelphia affair. The three York Co. Republicans who had filed for the seat withdrew their candidacies, leaving just Republicans John McCann and David Kralle, O’Brien’s former aide, and Democrat Ed Neilson, a

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former official in Gov. Rendell’s Administration. Morley Challenges Farnese’s Finances

Independent Democrat candidate for the Senate of Pennsylvania in the 1st Dist. John H. Morley, Jr. has filed a legal challenge against the candidacy of incumbent State Sen. Lawrence M. Farnese, Jr. Morley alleges campaign-finance reports filed by Farnese’s PAC, Friends of Farnese, are fraudulent. He says his contention are “bolstered by an audit by the the Certified Public Accounting Firm, Wessel & Company hired by the Commonwealth in 2008.” In one line of the litigation, Morley states, “Purported contributions and expenditures simply appear in some Page 1 summaries and disappear in other Page 1 Summaries, without a trace of recording in the itemized schedules.”


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Nesmith Withdraws From 186th Race

Second Ward Democrat Leader Ed Nesmith, who had been considered a favorite in the crowded field of primary candidates for the 186th Legislative seat left vacant by now-Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, has withdrawn from the race. Still in the race and facing challenges are Fawwaz “Jazz” Beyha, Hon. Harold James, Timothy Hannah, Damon Roberts and Jordan Harris. This pares down the race to one question: Whether Harris, who has the full backing of Sen. Anthony Williams and other Southeast leaders, (Cont. Page 6)

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That endorsement came a day after she was endorsed by the Women’s Campaign Fund, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in elected office who support reproductive health choices for all. It is interesting to note Kane has signed on Frank Keel, a well-known Philadelphia publicist with close ties to IBEW Local 98’s John Dougherty. He was seen scouting outside the Fraternal Order of Police Building as Murphy was being endorsed by McNesby and Williams. Bailey’s entry, recent polling indicated, still finds a 24% awareness among steady voters. But his petitions are being challenged and reports indicate he may not qualify to stay in contention. Murphy’s roots are in Philadelphia’s Northeast. His father, Jack, was a 22-year veteran of the Philadelphia police force. He has several relatives on the force at present. He remembers his mother daily listened to the radio scanner and tensed up after hearing her husband’s number respond to police calls. Both Williams and McNesby stated they believe Murphy will enhance the handling of the office of Attorney General. “As the son of a Philadelphia police officer, Patrick is an experienced leader who understands law enforcement, and has always fought for us,” McNesby said. “Whether it was fighting to put more cops on the street, or the resources we need to protect our children from sexual

and as a strong community advocate. The Congressman looks forward to working with him to improve the wellbeing of citizens everywhere, stating, “I will support Judge Moore in the future toward improving the quality of life for our fellow Philadelphians and Greater Philadelphia area.” Brady and Moore have pledged to work together for the good of the Democratic Party to focus on creating jobs, reducing hunger, tackling crime, and ensuring that the federal government works effectively and efficiently.

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by Joe Shaheeli The Attorney General’s seat has eluded Democrats in Pennsylvania since it was legislated into an independent body by law in the ’80s. One wonders if it is a jinx, or just the way the voters see it as a balance-of-power proposition. But since the state is now in the hands of a GOP Governor and a GOP-dominated General Assembly, Democrat aspirants see themselves as portraying to the voters one of them will serve to balance the scales of justice and the electorate should see to it a Democrat fills that seat. Republican nominee David Freed is uncontested, but the Dems now have three vying in the primary: Pat Murphy, Kathleen Kane, and Don Bailey, former Congressman and Auditor General, originally from Westmorland Co. and now based in Harrisburg. Racing for endorsements have been Murphy and Kane, with Murphy picking up substantial union support. In the past two weeks he has been endorsed by the SEIU Pennsylvania State Council with nearly 80,000 workers, and the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5. President John McNesby and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams announced their formal endorsements of the Iraq War veteran here. Lodge 5 represents 14,600 active and retired officers of the Philadelphia Police and Sheriff’s Departments. Kane, career prosecutor and Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania Attorney General, received the unanimous endorsement of the Beaver Co. Democratic Committee last week. “Kathleen Kane is by far the most experienced and qualified candidate to be our next Attorney General,” said Carol Ruckert Fiorucci, Clerk of Orphan’s Court in Beaver Co. and a member of the Beaver Co. Democratic Committee. “The Democratic Party in Beaver Co. will work tirelessly and enthusiastically to help ensure Kathleen’s victory.”

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(Cont. From Page 5) will be able to hold back a challenge from Beyha, successful and well-known South Philly businessman. Beyha is known to everyone in the district as “Jazz,” a name he acquired while singing with his brother’s group in 1979. “I am the most qualified because I have lived in this district for the past 46 years of my life. I know all the bad and the good in the District. And I know how to be accountable,” asserts Beyha. Jazz was a gifted youth. One example was his unique ability to cut hair without being trained. One day, when about 14 years old, his father brought home some hair-clippers. Jazz discovered them and began to experiment with the “natural”-style cuts; he created unique styles of the Flat-Top Cut. Between the ages of 14 and 18, throughout his high-school years, Jazz made money as people flocked to his basement barbershop. Jazz is a 1983 graduate of

Will The 186th Get All ‘Jazzed Up’ South Philly HS. Standing 6’ 4”, he was starting center on the basketball team in his senior year, playing alongside future NBA star Nate Blackwell. As his circle of associates grew, so did the number of temptations on the streets. He began experimenting with drugs and became addicted to crack-cocaine by 1985. As he became more dependent upon the drug, his parents decided to apply tough love, and put him out of their house. He became homeless in 1986. “Between 1987 and 1991“ he relates, “I was homeless, living in abandoned cars.” Then a conversion took place; a metamorphosis — complete change of life. After a lifethreatening event, he knew he had to change. Then he entered the Treatment, Shelter Recovery program of the City. Jazz sought to return to barbering, a business that he knew well, and one that he could build, opening the first of his “Jazz-U-Up” Hair Salons at Point Breeze and Wharton in 1992. Soon, he opened another shop at 19th & Mifflin; then another at 16th & Tasker; and another at Point Breeze & Reed; and a women’s salon at 28th & Dickinson by 2010. STATE REP. JOHN


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Progressive State Rep. Babette Josephs has named Lois Herr as her campaign chairperson. Herr spent 26 years in telecommunications management, taught at Elizabethtown College, ran for Congress, served on the boards of numerous corporate, civic and service organizations, operated a farm and wrote two books. “Babette is the progressive leader we need looking out for us in Harrisburg,” Herr said. “There are only 18 Democratic women in the General Assembly – about 7%,” Herr continued. “Is it any surprise Republicans think they can run roughshod over our rights? With so much at stake, it does us no good to fight amongst ourselves. Now is the time to put more prochoice women in the legislature, and defend the ones we

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have.” Herr ran for US House in Pennsylvania’s 16th Dist. three times, served as executive director of the Lancaster Co. Democratic Committee from 2007 to 2008 and traveled to Denver as a delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention. During the 1970s, she served in the White House Office of Management & Budget under President Gerald Ford. “Lois Herr’s dedication to equality has empowered so many of us to achieve what was once considered impossible,” Josephs said. “She has shouldered the women’s movement since its inception and she actually wrote the book on increasing opportunities for women in the workplace. Lois knows what it’s like to go up against intransigence and regression the way I do every day in Harrisburg. I’ve been pleased to call her a friend over the years and today I’m proud to have her wisdom and her support.” Kevin Boyle Proves Major Fundraiser

The reelection campaign of Kevin Boyle has already raised over $200,000 for this campaign. The campaign is on track to meet its $500,000 goal for the 2012 campaign.

Strong fundraising is not new for Boyle. In 2010, Kevin Boyle raised over $400,000 in his successful race against former House Speaker John Perzel. “Kevin is a great fundraiser and his impressive numbers show that,” said Ethan Smith, who is Executive Director of the House Democratic Campaign Committee. HDCC spends its resources in its targeted races, which are typically in competitive districts. “In 2010, the HDCC raised $7 million to help our members and we expect to hit that number again this year,” said HDCC Chairman State Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Northeast), who is Kevin’s brother. Author, Scholar In Race For 180th Seat

Anthony P. Johnson, of Juniata Park, has announced his candidacy for State Representative for the 180th Dist., saying “I am not a politician — I am a human-service professional who is dedicated to changing the quality of life for the people in this community.” Johnson is currently a Human Services lead instructor in a post-secondary school in Philadelphia and is also the (Cont. Page 11)

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He encouraged his 20-yearold son Vance, to start a Recording Studio. The fatherson duo used that to draw young men off the streets and to learn the recording business. Now he is rebuilding his old neighborhoods. His JazzU-Up Construction Co. is engaged in the rehabilitation of properties; and the construction of new homes. Jazz maintains he is the second argest minority employer in South Philly, after Kenny Gamble’s Universal Industries. An original organizer, he has contributed financially and recruited young people — for 12 years — to join the Point Breeze Youth Basketball League. The league serves more than 500 youths in summer basketball games. Joined by the Philadelphia Police Dept., the league operates at Chew Playground, 19th & Washington Avenue. Beyha sees all those young people “as my get-out-thevote supporters on Election Day.”

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Our Opinion ... Under The Balmy Surface

Labor’s Coming To Town We carry some important labor news in this issue. One article covers what to expect when the State AFL-CIO convenes here shortly. The other explains the role the City unions have played in keeping the City as stable as it can be, given today’s pressing economic issues. What DC 33 has done for the City will give you an idea how committed City unions’ leaders are to working for all the people, not just their membership.

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The winter wanes, the sun shines ever brighter on the streets of Philadelphia and the popular Flower Show, spring’s annual herald, basks in its Hawaii theme at the Convention Center, enhanced by the kind treatment accorded this city by Mother Nature. But, inside Commonwealth Court Rooms in the Wanamaker Building, not sharing in the joy of the early spring, are incumbents and challengers engaged in fierce duels, which usually result in the end of some political careers before they start. This is the Time Of The Challenges, when the nominating petitions of incumbents or challengers, seeking to occupy the legislative seats in both houses of the General Assembly, are brought up on charges ranging from false, duplicate or not-indistrict signatures, notaries not correct, and a host of other mistakes, real or fancied. The Commonwealth Judge rules and normally this ends it. But some do go on to appeal to higher court. We don’t believe that will happen this time around. Though held in the austere chambers of courtrooms, with lawyers on both sides, pressed to demonstrate their mettle when it comes to election law, the ramifications of the decisions handed down will continue to reverberate in those districts through to November. Unhappily, and we say this seriously, oblivious to all of this are the average voters, who will go to the polls on Apr. 24 and push buttons beside names most of them will not know, or may have heard of only off-handedly. A judge may have decided before that date whether or not the voter was faced with deciding whom to pick in an exciting race, rather than just pushing buttons as the machine directed. Candidates in at least three House districts have been challenged. We are not sure who will survive and who won’t. But we will let you know as soon as the court decisions come down.

Mark Your Calendar Mar. 1- Retirement luncheon for Edward Herr at Peking Inn, 2020-D Pennrose Ave., 12 noon. Celebrating 33 years with Philadelphia Housing Authority. Herr is long-time veterans advocate and committeeperson Mar. 1- State Reps. Kevin

and Brendan Boyle kick off reelection campaigns at The Hop Angel, 7980 Oxford Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Buffet, open bar and 50/50 raffle $30 per person. RSVP (276) 9886257 or send checks payable to Friends of Kevin Boyle, 8035 Burholme Ave., Phila., PA 19111. Mar. 1- City Commissioners conduct Voter Seminar at S. Phila. HOMES Bldg., 1444 Point Breeze Ave., 1-3

p.m. For info Claudia Sherrod (215) 334-4430. Mar. 3- United Republican Club hosts Annual Shrimp Night at 3156 Frankford Ave., 7-11 p.m. Mar. 3- Bill Brunkel hosts Irish Night With State Rep. John Taylor at McCullough Ha., 6309 Torresdale Ave., 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Ticket $30. Includes beer, soda, and food. BYOB and setups welcomed. Music: Celtic Connection.

For info Paul Kiser (609) 7741397, Fax (215) 739-7776. Mar. 5- Reception honoring Council President Darrell Clarke hosted by John J. Dougherty and Charles M. Gibbs, Esq., at Route 6, 600 N. Broad St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. For info RSVP Marita (215)410-9200. Mar. 5- Councilman David Oh celebrates birthday at Racquet Club, 215 S. 15th St., (Cont. Page 24)

Letters • Letters • Letters • Letters • Letters • Letters • Letters • Letters • Letters • Letters • Letters • Letters • Letters • Letters religious liberty of Catholics, to freedom of conscience and to social service ministry of the Catholic Church. The socalled “religious exemption” in the mandate is no exemption at all, as it would require any Catholic institution to violate Catholic belief, discontinue health care or close its doors. This is a serious violation of the Constitution and it cannot be accepted by the American people. The “Preventive Service Mandate” should be rescinded at once, as it is an unprecedented federal interference in the rights of Catholics to serve their community without violating their moral beliefs. This is an abomination to the won-

derful American spirit of liberty and justice for all! Sister Mary Paula Beierschmitt, IHM Poorly Run I’m not known as one to complain, (not that I’m aware of). However, my frustration with Job Fairs has reached a boiling point. I want to point out first and foremost that I have found there to be a big difference between corporate and nonprofit events of this nature. That difference is the corporate ones start and end at the times announced, unlike their counterparts, nonprofits which may start on time (often with several employers arriving late),

but almost always end earlier than announced. It’s very humiliating when employers start packing up 15, 20, 30 minutes and sometimes even an hour before the scheduled end time. However for both, it seems to be simply a response to policy (conduct/participate in X number of Job Fairs per month/quarter/year). I took note of this trend and decided to bring this to your attention. Having been on the other side of the table for several years and with different agencies, this is something I’ve noticed before. Let me be quick to say, I was never one to subscribe to this sort of behavior. Yet, I now find myself (now a

job seeker) even more irritated by this conduct. Rather than go into details of my findings (which you may ignore, or just discard) I simply ask you look into this and ensure we job seekers are not subjected to disrespect and humiliation, when the service offered is not delivered. Needless to say, for most of us, it’s a sacrifice attending Job Fairs and finding, once there, only 2-5% of advertised employers are present. Of those present, tables are manned by staff who are not decision-makers and often cannot adequately answer questions about jobs they say they are looking to fill. Last but certainly not least, you find the

same employers/presenters at almost every fair offering to accept a résumé or giving instructions to visit their website and post a resume, or apply for a vacant position. I’ve spoken to many attendees and we agree this farce is ludicrous and an insult, to say the least. Thanks for the time and attention to my complaint. Vernon D. Brown Frustrated Job Seeker Armenians, Own Up In February 2012, Azerbaijani-Americans will solemnly mark the 20th anniversary of Khojaly Massacre, the largest mass killing of civilians in the course of the bitter 1991-94 (Cont. Page 24) • 215-755-2000

Lost Freedom “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” (1st Amendment) I strongly object to the United States Dept. of Health & Human Services announcement on Jan. 20 that almost all employers, including Catholic employers, will be forced to offer their employees health coverage that includes sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs, as well as contraception. Such a ruling undermines both the principle of religious conscience and the 1st Amendment of the Constitution in an unprecedented way. This is a direct threat to the

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Cambodians Fight To Free Their Homeland – With Schooling Philadelphia has a Cambodian population of about 10,000. It’s small by comparison to Cambodian enclaves in other cities, but unique in one way: Among its leadership are some working hard to draw attention to the fact their homeland remains a country ruled by a despot who has ruled for 30 years, Premier Hun Sen. United under the banner of the Cambodian Human

Rights Party, they are working to create a grassroots movement designed to reach out to Congress, the Obama Administration, national media and Americans everywhere of the need to bring pressure to end the dictatorial regime of Hun Sen. Leading the effort here are Janet & Sarorn Seng and Holl Tray. Sarorn is president of the Human Rights Party’s Eastern Re-

gion and Tray is vice president. The three have one thing in common: they were war children who lived through the terrible times the world came to learn as the “killing fields” in Cambodia. They were thrown out of their homes, pressed into child-labor camps and forced to scavenge for food. They were prevented from getting any kind of education. Today, the same

scenario is still happening as the government ruthlessly evicts families from their generational homes, seizing their property for use by international investors. Janet Seng and her husband Sarorn anguish bitterly over the fact generations of Cambodian children have been deprived of even elementary education. They recently met with




Congressman Bob Brady to address those concerns. One of their goals is raising money to hire teachers in Cambodia who will set up private tutoring for some of those children. “Each $1,200 we raise will pay for one teacher for a year. Even if our efforts to unseat the dictatorship may be a long time away, we can begin to teach some of those children now.” All the money they raise is sent to the Cambodian Human Rights Party, which

was established in 2007 and is based in New York City. While they hope to pressure the Cambodian dictatorship into conducting the upcoming “commune” elections in 2012 and 2013, they want to see educational opportunities spread throughout the country, despite the lack of concern shown by its government. Cambodians in this country like them are volunteering to raise money for that effort.

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growths fairly early, but there are also proactive lifestyle measures that can help prevent this disease altogether.” Yes, you have heard this many times before, but it is worth repeating: among the most-effective ways to prevent colorectal cancer – the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States – are diet and exercise. Your risk of developing colon cancer increases if you are physically inactive, obese, and regularly eat a diet high in red or processed meat, refined grains, and animal fats. A few years ago, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Harvard University found people who exercised regularly and continually were 24% less likely to de-

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Colon/colorectal cancer is not exactly the greatest conversation starter and you probably want to avoid talking – or even thinking – about it. But, there is a good reason why you should. March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, an opportunity to learn about the ways to prevent this disease, which will impact an estimated 143,360 Americans this year. How can you ensure you are not one of them? “Any form of cancer is dangerous but, fortunately, colorectal cancer is one type that we can assist in preventing,” says Michael Munson, owner and personal trainer at Thrive Fitness & Wellness here. “Not only do we have an effective screening method, which can detect and remove cancerous

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ance? That modification now results in a little equity in your home. Sounds like good news, right? Nope. With the reduction in the principal balance gives your second mortgage a toe-hold onto your home. Once that happens, the Bankruptcy Code will not allow you to avoid that second mortgage and gain the benefit of a Chapter 13 case. If there is any doubt that you should file a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy before you work out a debt reduction deal with your first mortgage, this should do it. File first, work out the modification later, before that second mortgage gets you. Next Week’s Question: Does Chapter 13 Bankruptcy have minimum payments for credit cards?

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Clouds do have a silver lining. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court threw out the reconfigured State House and Senate seats, noting primly that too many municipalities were split in the redistricting process. Redistricting had sent former State Rep and current Philadelphia City COUNCILMAN DENNY O’BRIEN’S Dist. 169 to York Co. It appears now that the district is back in Philadelphia and long-term O’Brien aide DAVID KRALLE is running for that seat in the primary. The York Co. Republicans who had been interested in the seat decided that they did not want to represent Philadelphia. Kralle still will have a primary battle with attorney and Princeton graduate JOHN McCANN. McCann’s brother BRIAN, a University of Pennsylvania grad, is running McCann’s campaign. The buzz in the jungle is the McCann brothers are the Republicans’ answer to the Boyle Brothers. Last Saturday, the O.V. Catto Society celebrated the birthday of OCTAVIUS CATTO, an African American Civil War hero, National Guard member and civil rights proponent. Catto, a Republican activist, was murdered as he returned home to his house at 814 South Street in order to deter Republican African Americans from voting. The O. V. Catto Society was founded by MARCUS MITCHELL, former Republican leader of the 50th Ward. SUZANNE HANEY, the Republican leader of the 2nd Ward, is Secretary of the society. The ceremony honoring Catto was held at the Starr Garden Recreation Center at 6th & Lombard. The master of ceremonies was DR. ANDY WASKIE of Temple University. Waskie is also the head of the General Meade Society. A wreath was placed at the site by Catto’s descendant LT. COL. R. MONTGOMERY. (Cont. Page 23)

In this day and age, we can’t go five feet away from our homes without having our cell phones attached to us. And cell phones aren’t the simple little things that they were when they first became popular. The phones are equipped with cameras, tape recorders, video recorders, and can access our email, text messages, and just about anything else we need them to. And don’t even get me started on the 140-character potential nightmare that is Twitter…. But all of these things can be really useful if you remember they’re all media devices and thus can transmit a whole bunch of things around the world. They can also memorialize events in your life that you may, or may not, want to go out to the world. This can be really problematic, especially if you’re a politician. One of the folks finding that out right now is our own Mayor Michael Nutter. Apparently, Mayor Nutter is a fan of the following things: hanging out, late-night bowling, and smacking blondes named Andrea on the touché. It’s that last thing that seemed to have the potential to cause him some discomfort … especially since it was on a video that was about to be broadcast to Fox-29 viewers because it landed in the hand of a reporter. Notice I said “about to be”. It never saw the light of day. In fact, the only folks who saw it were the reporter, who has gone unnamed, news director at Fox-29, Steve Schwaid; Desiree Peterkin Bell, Nutter’s director of communications; and Mark McDonald, his press secretary … and the person who shot the video with their camera phone. In a move I can only describe as not cool, Mayor Nutter (Cont. Page 23)

Yo! Here we go again with this historical fact about street paving. Back in the early 1800s, the horse and wagon were the primary mode of transportation. You can imagine the noise made by the street vendors haggling with their customers, dogs barking, sheep braying and the noise of horse’s hooves and the wagon wheels on the cobble stone streets – it must have been really noisy. This sound drove business owners crazy. They would have to shout over it while conducting their daily affairs. One solution the city government took was to pave Market Street east of City Hall with different-shaped blocks of pine and oak. Wood paving blocks have been used for road construction since the 14th century in other cities. The plan was so successful that over 20 miles of streets in the city were soon paved with wooden blocks. Some were neat and symmetrical, with perfectly square blocks; others were made up of a mishmash of different sized pieces of wood. It cut the noise but it soon proved to be a very bad idea. Horse pee got absorbed into the blocks and stank, especially in the summertime. Within just a few years, much of the wood rotted and fell apart. The wood paving idea was abandoned. In the 1990s, a plan was made in 1997 to historically restore and replace the wooden blocks of the 200 block of S. Camac Street. Why? Who cares! The point is there are darn few wooden streets remaining in America and one should know that one of them is in Philadelphia. But, there was one little problem – where to get new wooden paving blocks. A deal was made with a mill to produce blocks made from a wood that was hard enough to resist weather and cope with the vehicle traffic rolling over it. So if you are ever on Locust St. between 12th & 13th Streets, you might notice the last wooden street in Philadelphia and possibly America. Camac Street, the so-called “Little Street of Clubs,” is paved with over 1,000 oak cubes between Locust and Walnut Streets. The street you see today is a simulation of what the street looked like when the wood was first installed. It is the remains of a very short, rather unfortunate fad in urban planning. If you ever get a chance, go out to see this marvel of innovative – though short-lived – example of street paving engineering. Please don’t bring your horse, though!

DOWN IN AUSTIN, TEX., Judge Joel Bennet has weekly meetings with convicted drug users. If you had a bad week, it is punishment time. A year drug-free, you get dismissal of charges. Good for Philly (mandatory) on first offenders?... THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN is a 22nd-century operation. They are hiring folks who can make the best use of massive data on voter behavior and preferences. The OBAMACARE requirement for birth-control services in employee medical plans was cooked up by the Human Services Dept. Maryland Gov. O’Malley says it does not require the employee to use the service. Many Catholics already use contraceptives, and 28 states already have such a rule.... WARREN BUFFET’S CALL for his fellow 1%ers to pay more taxes brought on a zap by Gov. Christie for Buffet to pay and be quiet. This issue often brings 1% folks to get upset over free speech that is counter to their views. CHRISTIE, seeing the GOP primaries a shambles, keeps his mouth working to gain attention. HAPPY BIRTHDAY this week to State Sen. Anthony WILLIAMS and super-consultant Eleanor DEZZI!! Class people…. GAS-WORKS LIENS on the landlord when the tenant fails to pay – sounds like it happens in Syria, not the USA. The Gas Works has to be more efficient at collecting. The Mayor wants to sell it – but he might have to wait for a very willing buyer! IT WAS GOOD to read in the Public Record that Sen. BOB CASEY is fighting to keep local refineries open. If they need updating – then update them. To close them is to intend to drive up the price of oil.... THANKS TO COUNCILMAN BOB HENON for a spate of people legislation. (Cont. Page 23)

CONGRESSMAN BOB BRADY organized a roast for former CITY COMMISSIONER MARGE TARTAGLIONE. Many of the Democratic stalwarts showed up. JUDGE EUGENE MAIER was recruited as one of the roasters. He played a significant part in Marge’s earlier ascension under MAYOR FRANK RIZZO. Judge Maier was the closest advisor to former City Democratic Leader PETE CAMIEL, whom Rizzo despised and eventually overthrew. When Rizzo’s candidate for City Commissioner dropped out at the last minute, Rizzo needed an Italian to fill the ticket. Although Marge is Polish, her last name, Tartaglione, fit the profile. Brady also hosted a fundraiser at Finnigan’s Wake on Sunday. It was packed with the usual suspects and more including COUNCILMEN BILL GREENLEE, JIM KENNEY and BOB HENON; SHERIFF JEWELL WILLIAMS; and former SHERIFF BARB DEELEY with her daughter LISA DEELEY. Also attending were WARD LEADERS MATT MYERS, BILL DOLBOW, MIKE McALEER and STATE SEN. MIKE STACK, as well as State Rep candidate ED NEILSON and operative MARK LOPEZ. Another political merger took place on Saturday night as beautiful TEESA NARDI married JIM DONNELLY at Local 30 Roofers Union Hall. Donnelly is the brother of ED DONNELLY, the business agent of Local 30. His new wife is the daughter of dearly departed political icon MICHAEL STACK and Municipal Court JUDGE FELICE STACK. She is also the sister of State Sen. Mike Stack. In attendance were JUDGE ADAM BELOFF; Judge Gene Maier and his lovely wife LANNA; power attorney JOHN ELLIOTT and his lovely wife EILEEN; CHARLIE GRUFFY and his lovely wife MARY. TONYA STACK danced the night away with her nieces, VICKIE POGGIO and KATIE FLANN-STACK. There was finally some positive news for Catholic schools. The archdiocese decided to not close four area high schools, including St. Hubert’s. The announcement was made Friday at archdiocesan headquarters. A select group of politicians were invited, including Delaware Co. and Republican Senate MAJORITY LEADER DOMINIC PILEGGI, Democratic STATE SENS. TONY WILLIAMS and Mike Stack, and Local 98 leader JOHN DOUGHERTY. Also in attendance were House MAJORITY LEADER MIKE TURZAI, STATE REPS. BILL KELLER and MIKE VEREB, and LT. GOV. JIM CAWLEY. The key to saving the schools in the long run will be funding. Local developer BRIAN O’NEILL was able to unite key business leaders and obtain financial commitments. Many of the experts say some type of voucher or subsidy program will be needed.

Green Party Names New Leadership

Quinnipiac University Finds Confidence Up

American voters say by 5443% the economy has begun to

meeting in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania selected Wilkes-Barre to host the 2012 State Libertarian Convention. According to current LPPA state chair, Lou Jasikoff, convention dates have now been confirmed and will run from Friday, Apr. 20 through Sunday, Apr. 22. The convention will be held at the Kirby Center for Performing Arts and the Best Western Genetti Hotel & Convention Center.

AT FUNDRAISER in E. Mount Airy, young progressive leaders of diverse origins gathered around Numa St. Louis, who is tapping citywide network. From left are political consultant Anthony Ingargiola, Springfield Township Commissioner Jeffrey Harbison, small-business organizer Andy Toy, St. Louis, attorney Giovanni Campbell, and hosts Nina Ahmad and husband Hassan.

Commonwealth Club Adds Philly Members

A major turnout at the home of Republican Ward Leader and Commonwealth Board Director member Mike Cibik ended up with signing 25 new Commonwealth Club members. Cibik said the 100 who attended enjoyed meeting Rob Gleason, US Senate candidate Steve Welch, David Oh and Al Schmidt, among others. The Commonwealth Club is dedicated to promoting GOP candidates. Members are invited to monthly get-togethers. Kralle In Familiar District Territory

Longtime Denny O’Brien staffer Dave Kralle has launched his campaign to replace his former boss, now Councilman Denny O’Brien. It’s a belated campaign start, since under early redistricting lines the 169th Dist. seat in had been moved to York. He faces fellow Republican John McCann in the primary and then must take on Democrat Edward Neilson in the general election. Payton Wants To Debate

State Rep. Tony Peyton won’t duck any chance to debate his primary opponent James Clay in the 179th. Usually incumbents don’t want to give opponents unnecessary exposure. But Tony says he’ll take him on seven times if he wants. What’s Tony know we don’t? Libertarian Party State Convention In Wilkes-Barre

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The members of the Green Party of Philadelphia met last week to elect their new leadershipat a meeting hosted by Milan Marvelous at Calvary Center for Culture and Community, Charles Sherrouse, a Green from Oxford Circle (Ward 54), chaired the meeting and explained that the GPOP City Committee has four officers and three members at large. For the next year, the Green Party will have the following officials: Chair Vivek Ananthan (incumbent) is a founder of GPOP and the treasurer of the Green Party of Pennsylvania, A resident of Northern Liberties (Ward 5), Vivek has retired from health-food merchandising. Treasurer Belinda Davis (incumbent) is a history professor who lives in Chestnut Hill (Ward 9). Membership Secretary Carol McLean (incumbent) is an accounts-receivable specialist for an in-home healthcare program. She lives in Germantown (Ward 59) Recording Secretary Dave Butler is a grant writer and computer consultant from Roxborough (Ward 21).At-Large Member Hugh Giordano (incumbent) is a union organizer from Roxborough (Ward 21). At-Large Member John Gonzalez is an accountant from Fairhill (Ward 19). At-Large Member Chris Robinson (incumbent) is a grocery clerk from Germantown (Ward 59).

recover, a 51-point shift in opinion since Sep. 1, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. This is a reversal from theSep. 1 survey in which voters said 68-28% the economy was not in recovery. Voters say 66-30% that the economy is in a recession, down from 77-20% in an October 16 survey by the independent Quinnipiac University. But the improved voter confidence does not help President Barack Obama, who gets a negative 45-49% job approval rating, compared to negative 44-50%rating Nov. 23.

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(Cont. From Page 6) founder and director of Dream Field Academy providing mentoring and educational enhancement to at-risk youth in his Juniata neighborhood. With a Master’s degree in Central & Eastern European History, Johnson has written three books and more than 60 articles addressing social and political reform that are published locally and nationally. In addition, he’s been awarded more than $80,000 as a grant writer. In 2002 & 2004, he was recommended for the Fulbright Scholarship.

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Brady Bunch Beach Party Turns Finnigan’s Into Wildwood

CONGRESSMAN and Democrat Party Chairman Bob Brady, standing, welcomes this high-power table to winter version of Brady Beach gathering at Finnigan’s Wake. Seated, from left, are Joe Williams, Ed “Sonny” Campbell, Jr., Sheriff Jewell Williams and Council Members Jannie Blackwell and Jim Kenney.

WELCOMING partygoers to Brady Bunch gala at Finnigan’s Wake Sunday were Mike SHARING a moment with Congressman McAleer, State Sen. Mike Stack and John DelRicci, reminiscing of annual summer gather- WARD LEADERS in attendance included Bob Brady were Emma Chappell and Ethel S. Barnett. John J. Dougherty and Ray Clouser. ing in Wildwood.

FORMER Councilman Rick Mariano introMEMBERS of real Brady Family – all Bradys with duces shy daughter Emily to Congressman JOINING Bob Brady here are, from left, Nelson Haneef, John Dougherty, Lee son Bob, Jr. – join up with granddad. Schwartz, Ed Thornton and Kevin Price. Brady. • 215-755-2000

NEWLY ELECTED Ward Leader Janice Sulman finds she is YEADON MAYOR Dolores Jones Butler and ALBERT Geiger and Eunetu Zershorter than Bob Kathy Huggins share a funny moment with ihun were pleased to be in this Congressman Bob Brady. Brady. photo.

SHARING hosting chores were Mr. & LISA AND MOTHER, former Sheriff Barbara Mrs. Bob & Debbie Deeley, flank Councilman Bob Henon and Congressman Bob Brady. Brady.

TOGETHER at Finnigan’s Wake were Congressman Bob Brady, with State Sen. Tina Tartaglione and her mother, JUST ARRIVING from Florida was former ConMarge. Two days earlier he troller Jonathan Saidel to attend Brady Bunch, right. JOINING host Congressman Bob Brady were Henry hosted City Commission With them are Fred Druding and Michael “Ozzie” Hunter, Patricia Bryant, Ron Couser, Latrice Bryant and Chairlady in tribute to her 37 Pat Bryant. Myers. years working for voters.

ENJOYING Brady Bunch outing were John Sabatina, Sr., candidate Dan Collins, Harry Enggasser and Patrick Costello.

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IN HIS ROLE as chairman of Phila. Democrat Party, Congressman Bob Brady hosted an invitation-only party attended by 300 at Finnigan’s Wake thanking former City REPUBLICAN City Committee Chairman Vito Canuso and Commission Chair Margaret Tartaglione for her 37 years of Republican Counsel Michael Meehan were among score of dedicated service to city’s voters. toasters who came to honor Margaret Tartaglione.

GRANDMOTHER Margaret Tartaglione now has more time DAUGHTER Mary Rossi, left, flew up from Florida to surto spend with her family, who came out to enjoy festivities. prise her mother at Bob Brady’s salute for Marge’s service to city and Democrat Party.

REGISTRATION COMMISSION employees who worked under Marge’s administration gathered for this reunion picture. That is Commissioner Anthony Clark at left.

MAYOR John Street puts boxing gloves on Marge Tartaglione to signify her long-time championship role on behalf of voters. He was among 20 who spoke as roasters FORMER administrator of voter registration Bob Lee and and toasters, with roasters acknowledging they were willing State Sen. Christine Tartaglione were among those who spoke as toasters. With them is Kathy Benton. to be targets if Marge decided to slug one of them.

FORMER DIVISION head Dennis Kelly shares this photo with Commission Chair Margaret Tartaglione and Commissioner Anthony Clark.

AMONG toasters and roasters honoring Commission chair Margaret Tartaglione were former City Council President FLANKING Commission Chair Margaret Tartaglione were Brenda Hough and Lisa Hancock. Anna Verna and Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell.

ALSO ROASTING was Judge Gene Maier, left, as PFT President Jerry Jordan joins them for this photo.

ner headlines, but 97% of U.S. papers have a paid circulation of less than 50,000. Their combined circulations, though, exceed 109 million – more than three times the aggregate total of the big daily newspapers. These are the community newspapers. They are staffed by professional journalists, but their news coverage is locally oriented. High-school sports and academics, zoning issues, petty crime, neighborhood events, clubs, services, organizations, festivities and milestones – this is the stuff that the local news beat is made of. It is the sort of focus

big-city papers have increasingly lacked both the time and the inclination to provide. This single-minded dedication to meeting the needs of their audience has set the community papers apart from their big-city brethren. Major metropolitan newspaper circulations began declining when they lost touch with readers and advertisers, long before the advent of the Internet. Today, the concentration on consumer demand distinguishes the community newspaper product from that of advocacy journalists and hyper-localists. The faddists

are motivated by ideological or topical considerations extrinsic to their relationship with their customers. The bond between the community papers and their readers is organic. University of North Carolina journalism instructor and textbook author Jock Lauterer summed up this relationship neatly: “Community journalism ... is the heartbeat of American journalism, journalism in its natural state.” That heart beats today as robustly as it did in 1953 when the little Tabor City (N.C.) Tribune won a Pulitzer Prize for its exposé of local Ku

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DR. MAHN SUHN PARK addresses crowd attending fundraiser in honor of State Sen. Shirley M. Kitchen at Ocean City Seafood Restaurant in Chinatown.

STATE SEN. Shirley Kitchen presents flowers to guests at beef & beer fundraiser in her honor at Champagne Lounge on Chelten Avenue. Photos: Martin Regusters, Leaping Lion Photography

Klux Klan activities. It was the first Pulitzer award ever made to a weekly newspaper. The category “community newspapers” includes small daily newspapers, whose skeletal structure mimics that of the major-metro papers but which cover little or no metropolitan, state, national or world news. The term is also broad enough to encompass weekly papers that specialize even more narrowly and are often distributed free in street racks, stores, malls or shopping centers. Among the popular weekly forms are shoppers – which publish copious retail advertising by groceries and auto dealerships – and alternatives, which feature anti-establishment editorial and lifestyle content. A good example of this mix is Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., which used private capital to grow via acquisitions beginning in 1997. Today, it boasts some 90 small daily newspapers and over 200 smaller weeklies

in 22 states. Corporate ownership has arisen to challenge sole proprietorships and partnerships for dominance in the industry. When successful, this has allowed each paper to retain its individuality while enabling the parent enterprise to enjoy economies of scale and scope. Still, neither corporate ownership nor large size inoculates community newspapers against adversity. American Community Newspapers, Inc. reached well over 1 million households in Texas, Minnesota and Virginia when it was forced into Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2010. It emerged from reorganization in the hands of its creditors. From Mankato, Minn. to Plano, Tex.; from Vienna, Va. to Harrisonville, Mo. to Walnut Creek, Cal., community newspapers stand as testament to the continuing vitality of print journalism. Reports of the death of newspapers may be premature; they are surely exaggerated.

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Localism is trending today in the realms of food and finance. The institution of the local community newspaper is also popular, but it wasn’t blogged into being - it was born long before videos started going viral. Major metropolitan newspapers may be a slowly dying breed, but community newspapers prove American journalism is alive, well and living in the rural areas, small towns and suburbs of our land. The word “newspaper” may conjure mental images of a big pressroom, delivery trucks and eight-column ban-

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Free Easter dinners offered to the needy life and service, we strive to be conversant with those who doubt, and especially with those who have had bad experiences with religious institutions. Jesus himself reserved his harshest words for selfrighteous practitioners of ‘religion’ and offered a new way for humanity to know God through his mercy. We welcome the skeptic, the seeker and the doubter to join us in exploring the freedom found in Jesus Christ … We are a church that loves the city of Philadelphia and desires to serve the city in humility.” The Liberti churches are located at 1901 W. Girard Avenue in Fairmount; 2424 York Street, suite 122, in Fishtown; and 123 S.17th Street (at Sansom) in Center City. Those who receive the free family dinners must live in the zip codes of 19125, 19134, 19122, 19130, 19104, 19121, 19146, 19147 or 19148. The dinners will be delivered on Saturday, Apr. 7. To apply for one or make a

donation, call (267) 5074250. For more information about the Liberti churches, visit Terrific bargain One of the best bargains in Center City is undoubtedly found at Mumbai Bistro, 930 Locust Street, which has a buffet bar available Tuesdays through Sundays (closed Mondays) for just $4.95 a pound as well as entrees starting at the shocking price of $3.99. Two of the excellent vegetarian entrees that are just $3.99 are the “Saag Paneer,” minced spinach cooked with cheese cubes and spices; and “Navratan Masala,” mixed vegetables cooked with onions and peppers in a savory tomato sauce. And the chefs insist they use no trans-fats and that everything is prepared fresh daily. Vegan, lactose-free and gluten-free dishes are available. They also offer takeout and home delivery. For more information, call (215) 4180444 or visit www.mum-

Len Lear New in Bella Vista A charming little BYOB, Cup & Saucer Cafe, just opened at 743 S. 8th Street (between Clymer and Fitzwater), a property formerly occupied by Michael’s Cafe. Husband and wife, Albert & Bridget Coccia, and their partner, Dominic Collaretti, are running Cup & Saucer every day but Monday for breakfast and lunch only, with brunch offered on

Saturdays and Sundays. Some of the terrific breakfast dishes are the light, airy homemade crêpes, the oldfashioned eggs Benedict, muffins (like pear walnut, apple walnut and banana bran) and awesome cinnamon buns and orange carrot cake. Also free delivery. More information at (267) 639-2035. (No website yet as of this writing.) FINE DINING BYOB Another impressive young South Philly BYOB (opened in 2010) is Paloma, which advertises itself as “Mexican haute cuisine,” at 763 S. 8th Street (at Fulton). Chefowner Adán Saavedra, a semi-finalist for the prestigious 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards, says he applies the classic French cooking techniques in which he was trained to the ingredients of his native Mexico. Entrees range from $18 to $26. For more information, call (215) 928-9500 or visit • 215-755-2000

by Len Lear I normally write about local restaurants in this column, but the following information is surely as important as the opening of a new restaurant in Center City. The three Liberti churches in the city — in Fishtown, Fairmount and Center City — have indicated they “would like to bless families in need of a little extra help with an Easter basket for a special dinner this upcoming holiday.” The basket will include a complete ham and side dishes for a family of four. The churches are currently fundraising so they can provide the free Easter dinners to 1,000 local families in need. They are also raising funds that will be used to provide

three communities in Africa with new, freshly dug water wells. The name of the churches, “Liberti,” is the Latin word for those who were formerly slaves but have been set free, their debt having been paid. “We believe we all need to be freed from a selfish life,” a church statement says, “and we believe there is more to life than looking only to our own needs. “Though we can never do enough good things to pay the debt of our failures and lack of love, Jesus Christ died in our place and rose again to free us, making us a ‘liberti’ people — and now gives us a new future in God and a new mission to love others.… Although all may not share our faith, we welcome all to join us in this expression of love to our neighbors during this season. “Moreover, in all of our

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Brady Lauds End Of Chester Food Desert, As Report Shows 1st Dist. Hardship Falls Congressman Robert A. Brady this week marked the successful culmination of bringing Chester a Philabundance community fresh-food center. The $4.5 million project will be modeled as a nonprofit grocery store that will be housed in a 21,000square-foot building. The community food center is an innovative approach to improving food access and equality, while alleviating food insecurity in the 1st Congressional Dist. The Congressman, a consistent advocate for nutrition programs and healthy fresh

food initiatives, said, “In the near future it will become an oasis – transforming Chester from a food desert to a community no longer threatened by food insecurity. “At the same time, the latest Food Research & Action Center report found ‘Food hardship has declined steadily in the 1st Congressional Dist. over the past two years’.” Following the FRAC report, Brady said, “I am pleased we are moving in the right direction, but we are far from where we need to be. That’s why I am committed to doing all that I can to ensure that people do not go

hungry in the 1st Congressional Dist. “In Washington, I created the Hunger Taskforce, a workgroup of Members of Congress who represent districts with the highest rates of food hardship designed to tackle our shared challenges; co-sponsored the Healthy Food Financing Initiative, a range of programs that will expand access to healthy, affordable foods in food deserts across the country; and I am an original co-sponsor of the National Cooperative Development Act, legislation that would create jobs and lowcost markets in low-income communities. “I pressed Gov. Corbett to end the Commonwealth’s dangerous and counterproductive reinstatement of an asset test for SNAP; and I am working with US Agriculture Secretary Vilsack and his team to obtain funding for food banks to continue to meet the needs of the hungry. After my last meeting with the Secretary, he joined me in urging Pennsylvania to reconsider its asset-test policy. And by working with the private sector, state, federal and City of Chester officials, we are bringing an innovative supermarket/food bank to Chester. This facility, which is being spearheaded by Philabundance, a widely respected nonprofit, will be Chester’s first supermarket in years and the first of its kind to be operated by a food-aid group as a nonprofit. “Hunger in America is real and I am committed to continue to work to ensure that in hard-hit cities, such as Chester, we develop real solutions to the issues that are creating hunger hardship,” said Brady. Brady continued, “The men and women who have dedicated their time and energy to making the Chester food center happen represent the best in their fields: elected officials from Gov. Corbett to Mayor Linder, and State

CHESTER MAYOR John Linder, Congressman Bob Brady, State Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland and Philabundance Exec. Dir. Bill Clark participate in dedication of soon-to-be fresh fruit center. Federal report shows Brady’s efforts have improved District’s poverty level. Rep. Thaddeus Kirkland (D- building and create 30 new building and Family Dollar Delaware), who have lever- jobs in Chester, hiring from resides in the remaining aged public dollars to the community whenever 8,000 square feet. Fare & maximize efforts to fight possible. Fare & Square will Square will be clean, well-lit, hunger. Adding their support operate in 13,000 square feet attractive, convenient and are nonprofits such as Phil- of the 21,000-square-foot friendly. abundance, the Delaware Valley Regional Economic Development Fund and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. They will bring on line this first-of-its-kind food City Council has released budget schedule. I strongly encenter, offering a non-profit its hearing schedule for the courage all constituents to take retail experience along with food assistance making the FY 2013 Operating Budget, this opportunity to participate in dream of this oasis a reality.” FY 13-17 Five-Year Plan, the their government.” Other currently scheduled Philabundance unveiled FY 13 Capital Budget and the name, “Fare & Square”, Program, the City’s Revenue times for citizens to testify on for the nonprofit grocery Adjustments and the FY 13 the proposed budget in City store that will serve as a com- School District Budget and Hall are: Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2012, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; munity food center offering Tax Reauthorization. City Council this year will Wednesday, May 2, 2012, the lowest prices possible, along with a variety of foods hold its first budget hearing 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Monout in the community. Citi- day, May 7, 2012, 2:00 p.m. – free of charge. Fare & Square will accept zens are encouraged to attend 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 SNAP benefits and offer the hearing at St. John’s AME p.m. The public is invited to SNAP outreach as a resource Church (2114 S. 71st Street) testify on the School District in the 2nd Councilmanic Dis- budget on Wednesday, May 9, to the residents of Chester. The west side of Chester is trict on Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2012, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. one of the 35 “food deserts” 2012, at 6 p.m. Dates and lo- and 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Times are approximations in the Delaware Valley, ac- cations for additional commubudget hearings and may be subject to change cording to the USDA’s food nity desert locator. Fare & Square throughout the City will be as circumstances warrant.) Additionally, citizens may will deliver reliable access to announced shortly. “I look forward to beginning present written testimony at any food staples, including fresh produce, through a nonprofit this year’s budget process hear- time throughout the process. retail shopping experience. ing from the people our deci- This testimony should be sent Residents will not need to sions directly affect, the citizens via e-mail to Chief Clerk of leave the city limits for nutri- of Philadelphia,” said Council Council Michael Decker, tious foods once Fare & President Darrell L. Clarke. “The added perspective these Persons not having access to eSquare is open. Philabundance will reno- neighborhood hearings provide mail or needing further inforvate the vacant portion of the will be extremely valuable as mation regarding the process we move through the 2013 may call (215) 686-3407.

City Council Begins Budget Hearings In Neighborhoods

Invites you to celebrate with us as we mark our 12th year and join us in honoring

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It’s Our Big Annual Party!

Ronald Donatucci Register of Wills


Public Servant of the Year 2012 March 8th at 6:00 pm At The

Water Fall Room Free Parking, Entertainment

Tickets $50.00 each. Table of 10 $450.00 For reservation & info call John David

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Letters • Letters • Letters • Letters • Letters • Letters • Letters

(Cont. From Page 7) Nagorno-Karabakh War

between the South Caucasus nations of Armenia and

Azerbaijan. On the night of Feb. 25-

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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, March 27, 2012. 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 All School District Project require MBE/WBE participation as shown in the specifications. FEE BUDGET B-020 G of 2011/12 General Service Contract Various Schools $300,000 $100 Structural Masonry Repairs 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.

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, March 20, 2012. 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 All School District Project require MBE/WBE participation as shown in the specifications. BUDGET FEE B-058C of 2010/11 General Construction Philip Sheridan ES $802,950 $100 Roof Replacement and Masonry Repairs 800 E. Ontario Street *A pre-bid conference and site tour will be held at the project location, on February 24, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. BUDGET FEE Austin Meehan MS $503,350 $100 Fire Alarm System Replacement 3001 Ryan Ave. *A pre-bid conference and site tour will be held at the project location, on March 2, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. • 215-755-2000

B-040C of 2010/11 Electrical

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.

26, 1992, Armenian forces, supported by Russia’s 366th Motorized Infantry Division, attacked the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly and brutally massacred its fleeing residents. According to a Newsweek report, “Many were killed at close range while trying to flee; some had their faces mutilated, others were scalped.” Tortured to death in the freezing cold were 613 civilians, including 106 women, 63 children and 70 elders, with hundreds more gone missing. Over 1,000 people received permanent health damage;

1,275 people were taken hostage; 8 families were fully destroyed. Over 150 children lost one or both of their parents. Despite preceding the chillingly similar 1995 Srebrenica Massacre, recognized by the International Court of Justice to be an act of genocide, the 1992 Khojaly Massacre did not get an adequate international recognition. While Human Rights Watch, US and international media repeatedly affirmed the primary role of Armenian forces in the massacre, and Armenia’s incumbent presi-

dent, Serzh Sargsyan, even depicted the massacre as “an act of revenge,” Armenia continues to dismiss its responsibility for the tragedy. On the occasion of 20th anniversary of Khojaly Massacre, I join all Azerbaijani and Turkic Americans to call for a proper Congressional recognition of this war crime. I also urge the US government to pressure Armenian authorities into accepting responsibility for Khojaly and other acts of violence committed during the Nagorno-Karabakh War. Hasan Ayaz

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, March 20, 2012. 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 All School District Project require MBE/WBE participation as shown in the specifications. FEE BUDGET B-025C of 2010/11 Mechanical Pennypacker ES $2,049,840.00 $200.00 Mechanical Plant Replacement 1858 E. Washington Lane *A pre-bid conference and site tour will be held at the project location, on February 28, 2012 at 09:00 a.m. NOTE: All bidders questions for B-025C of 2010/11 must be submitted via email to no later than March 9, 2012. BUDGET FEE Pennypacker ES $87,290.00 $200.00 Mechanical Plant Replacement 1858 E. Washington Lane *A pre-bid conference and site tour will be held at the project location, on February 28, 2012 at 09:00 a.m. NOTE: All bidders questions for B-026C of 2010/11 must be submitted via email to no later than March 9, 2012 B-026C of 2010/11 Electrical

FEE BUDGET Stephen Decatur $2,078,300.00 $200.00 Windows Replacement 3500 Academy Road *A pre-bid conference and site tour will be held at the project location, on March 7, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. B-003 C of 2011/12 General

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.

Elephant Corner

(Cont. From Page 10) called Schwaid into his office at City Hall … and when the news director came back to the Fox-29 newsroom, the story was spiked. I can understand where Nutter might not want that footage to be broadcast around the city – if not the nation – because you know it’s gonna end up on YouTube. My guess is Lisa Nutter, otherwise known as the city’s First Lady, would be less than impressed watching her husband smack some chickie on the buttocks at 2 a.m. at a bowling alley. But poor judgment on your part does not constitute allow-

ing you to violate the Constitution on mine, Mr. Mayor. No one told you to be out at a bowling alley at 2 a.m. and whom to be there with. That was a decision you made … and it was a bad one. The folks at Fox-29 should have told you that you have to live with it and take your medicine. To do anything else is allowing a governmental official to censor the news. It’s bad enough that the national Fox News network was already predisposed to that during the entire Bush Administration. We used to be able to rely on the locals. Which brings me to Steve Schwaid. You, sir, need to find a new line of work.

Walk the Beat (Cont. From Page 10) He shows caring. Having LISA DEELEY on the staff really helps. UNFAIR TREATMENT of Sheriff WILLIAMS in the media over car-decal requests. We don’t really know if Williams personally made the request. That story sounds like it began as a leak from the administration (?)... City Commissioners announced a voter-education project. They say that 500,000

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA Public Hearing Notice The Committee on Public Safety of the Council of the City of Philadelphia will hold a Public Hearing Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at 10:00 AM, in Room 400, City Hall, to hear testimony on the following item: 120072

Resolution authorizing City Council’s Committee on Public Safety to hold public hearings to examine bail practices in gun-possession cases and the correlation to future gun-related crimes.

Immediately following the public hearing, a meeting of the Committee on Public Safety, open to the public, will be held to consider the action to be taken on the above listed item. Copies of the foregoing item are available in the Office of the Chief Clerk of the Council, Room 402, City Hall. Michael A. Decker Chief Clerk Advertisement

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U.S. Taxpayers Gave $1 “T“ to European Banks

Part 64/70 Thanks to the former head of the Dallas Federal Reserve, GERALD O’DRISCOLL’s Dec 28, 2011 column published in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, here is what he found, as reported by Texe Marrs’ monthly newsletter, “Power of Prophecy,” published in its Feb 2012 issue. Note: The ‘FEDERAL RESERVE ACT of 1913’ has no restriction against the following outrages: “In December, our criminal government and its scandalously corrupt Fed Reserve Bank secretly “printed” over $1.1 trillion dollars and electronically gave this gigantic bonanza to Europe’s Central Bank (ECB) and to a number of banks in Germany, Italy, Spain, Great Britain, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Portugal, and elsewhere. These European institutions, because of their greedy ponzi schemes that had failed, were on rubbery, last legs and the whole of Europe was about to go bankrupt. Then, our conniving and criminal Fed Reserve came to the rescue of their fellow crooks, with 1.1 trillion dollars! Just days before this outrageous crime was perpetrated, the Fed Chairman, Ben Bernanke, publicly stated that to bail out Europe’s banks and to “recapitalize” Europe’s elitist, troubled government financial institutions would be “a violation of federal law.” And so, the rip-off and “creative destruction” Not surprisingly, most of the big blabbermouths on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, and elsewhere in the mainstream media failed to report this dark treachery on the part of Bemanke, Obama, and Congress, all working in concert with Wall Street to pull off.

MOVE TO LARGER QUARTERS. They could use a PA system to call your name for a hearing. Right now, it depends on the decibel level of the hearing officer. There is no water DISPENSER! How about folks who need to take medicine? And a number counter, so you see your status – there is room FOR THESE ITEMS. BAA sounds anti-social.

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA Public Hearing Notice The Committee on Rules of the Council of the City of Philadelphia will hold a Public Hearing Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at 10:00 AM, in Room 400, City Hall, to hear testimony on the following item: 120020

An Ordinance establishing a neighborhood improvement district in an area that generally includes the areas roughly bounded by: (a) York Street, Carlisle Street, Girard Avenue and 19th Street; (b) York Street, the SEPTA Regional Rail tracks, Susquehanna Avenue and Watts Street; and (c) The Diamond Green, Kardon Atlantic, University Village and Wanamaker School developments, to be known as the North Central Neighborhood Improvement District; designating North Central Management Corporation, a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation, as the Neighborhood Improvement District Management Association for the District; approving a plan for the District, including a list of proposed improvements and their estimated cost, and providing for assessment fees to be levied on property owners within the District; authorizing the Director of Commerce, on behalf of the City, to execute an agreement with North Central Management Corporation, relating to the District; and authorizing North Central Management Corporation to assess property owners within the District a special property assessment fee to be used in accordance with the approved plan; all in accordance with the provisions of the Community and Economic Improvement Act, and under certain terms and conditions.

This hearing is also being held in compliance with Section 5 of the Community and Economic Improvement Act (53 P.S. § 18105) for the purpose of receiving public comment from affected property owners on the proposed neighborhood improvement district plan for the proposed North Central Neighborhood Improvement District (“District”), a copy of which is attached as Exhibit A to Bill No. 120020. The Council of the City of Philadelphia initiated action to establish the proposed District by enacting Resolution No. 120043 (adopted January 26, 2012). Immediately following the public hearing, a meeting of the Committee on Rules, open to the public, will be held to consider the action to be taken on the above listed item. Copies of the foregoing item are available in the Office of the Chief Clerk of the Council, Room 402, City Hall.

Fed Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

—Nicola Argentina (c) 2012 Framer of TEA PARTY MOVEMENT

Michael A. Decker Chief Clerk • 215-755-2000



Philadelphians do not vote – so education is needed. Oh boy, we need to find out HOW MUCH this is costing us!! What is the real reason WHY the amount of moving traffic tickets has fallen? Mayor, do you know?... JERI CONNOR of the Parking Authority said that there is no room at 909 Filbert for a public men’s and ladies’ room. SO

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at the University of Pennsylvania. The evening, which had over 300 attendees, was held at the Villanova Conference Center. Keynote speaker was R. JAMES WOOLSEY, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Members of the Philadelphia herd wended their way out to the dinner including WARD LEADERS WALT VOGLER, MATT WOLFE, ANDY GENTSCH and JOE SAMUEL as well as Republican activists DENISE FUREY and CALVIN TUCKER.

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(Cont. From Page 10) The celebration was well attended, including a large contingent from the Elks O. V. Catto Lodge 20. A reception was held at the Union League following the ceremony. Pennsylvania Republican Party CHAIRMAN ROB GLEASON was in town toward the end of last week. On Wednesday night he was the guest speaker at a Commonwealth Club event at the home of 5TH WARD LEADER MIKE CIBIK. The event was well attended, including our new City COMMISSIONER

ALSCHMIDT and City COUNCILMAN DAVID OH. PAGOP-endorsed candidate for US Senate and Philadelphia-area businessman STEVE WELCH also addressed the crowd. The Commonwealth Club is a fundraising group for PAGOP. The reception had close to 100 attendees and Cibik believes the event attracted 25 new members for the club. On Thursday, Gleason was an honored guest at the Republican Committee of Lower Merion and Narberth’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner. The master of ceremonies was LMNRC CHAIRMAN LANCE ROGERS. Rogers was a College Republican

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Mark Your Calendar (Cont. From Page 7) 6-8 p.m. Trustees $500, Supporters $250, Friends $100Checks payable to “Citizens for David Oh.” No corporate checks.RSVP Eunice Lee or (215) 561-2000 by Feb. 27. Mar. 5- Councilman Bob Henon hosts Public Safety Forum at Mayfair Community Ctr., Souder St. & Longshore Ave., 7-10 p.m. For info Lisa Deeley (215) 686-3444. Mar. 7- Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations, Inc. (Concilio) will host Homeownership and Financial Literacy Workshop at Concilio Ballroom, 705 N. Franklin St., 5-8 p.m.

2400 E. Somerset Street Philadelphia, PA 19134

Mar. 10NIA-PAC’s Carnevale, 6 p.m. Union League. Vincent Papale, Master of Ceremonies. Formal dinner and auction. Black tie preferred. Chair Hon. Amato Berardi. Individual seating $185. For details Judy Camiel (610) 668-1730. Mar. 10- Green Night Out features Prof. Heather Thompson discussing “Why Mass Incarceration Matters” at Singapore Restaurant, 1006 Race St., 7 p.m. Kosher Chinese food. Attendance $25. Open to public. RSVP (space is limited) (215) 243-7103 or Mar. 12- Cocktail Event for State Rep. Tina Davis at Zia’s at Red Door, 110 N. 2nd St., Harrisburg, Pa. Tickets $50, $100, $500 and $1,000. For info Seth Skversky (215) 550-1186.

Phone: 215-423-2223 Fax: 215-423-5937

Mar. 13- Friends of Damon Roberts hosts fundraiser at S. Philly Tap Room, 1509 Mifflin St., 6-8 pm. Mar. 15- Councilman Jim Kenney’s St. Patrick’s Day Party at Galdo’s, 20th & Moyamensing Ave., 6-8 p.m. Tickets at door, $35 each. Mar. 16- State Sen. Michael Stack hosts St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Brookside Manor, 50 Bustleton Pike, Somerton Springs, Feasterville, Pa., 8 p.m-12 a.m. Tickets $40. For info Rosemary Rubino (215) 964-3140. Mar. 16-17- Programs for Teaching Educational Conference sponsored by Phila. Federation of Teachers Health & Welfare Fund at Sheraton, 17th & Race. 50 topics. State Rep. James Roebuck, special guest speaker. For info (215) 561-2722. Mar. 17- Pentecostal Clergy holds 12th Anniversary Breakfast at View, 800 N. Broad St., 7th fl., 7:30 a.m. Tickets $25. Full tables $250. Call Dorothy Sturgis (215) 991-9830. Mar. 17- Judge Jimmy Lynn hosts St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast at Plough & Stars Restaurant, 2nd St. south of Chestnut, 7:30-11 a.m. Kids eat free. Traditional Irish



breakfast and entertainment. Tickets $25 made out to Plough & Stars. For info (215) 686-8330. Mar. 17- State Rep. Mark Cohen , NAACP and AARP host Health Fair at Zion Baptist Ch., 3600 N. Broad St., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Screenings, workshops, pharmacist’s advice and more. For info Lenise Miller (267) 582-9489. Mar. 17- Democrat 42nd Ward Leader Elaine Tomlin hosts Primary Community Potluck Dinner Dance at Local 6 Bakery Hall, 5416 Rising Sun Ave. (enter on Lima St. through parking lot), 7-11 p.m. Music, food, dancing, open bar. Tickets $25 ($30 at door). For info Elaine Tomlin (215) 457-4024 or Sharon Vaughn (215) 329-0462. Mar. 22- State Sen. Larry Farnese hosts Senior Expo at Neumann So. Sr. Housing Ctr., 1601 E. Palmer St., 10 a.m.-12 m. Refreshments, light lunch. Space is limited, so RSVP by Mar. 15 (215) 952-3121. Mar. 23- 82nd Airborne’s All American Dinner and awards ceremony at Iron Workers 401 Union Ha., 11600 Norcom Rd., 6 p.m. Gov. Ed

Rendell speaker. Tickets $35, includes dinner, dessert open bar, entertainment. Make checks payable to 82nd Airborne/HM Chapter and mail to 1818 Market St., 13th fl., Phila. PA 19103. Mar. 23- Bernice Hill hosts Democrat 63rd Ward Spring Fling at American Legion Post 810, 9151 Old Newton Rd., 7-11 p.m. DJ, dancing, drinks, refreshments, raffle. RSVP (215) 698-9421. Mar. 25- Fishtown Neighbors Association announces 2012 Chili Cook-Off at Skybox at 2424 Studios, 2424 E. York St., 1-4 p.m. Mar. 30- Retirement Party for Jimmy Lewis, School District, at Philadelphia Ballrm., 2041 Hornig Rd., 7 p.m. Open bar, Dinner, Music. $45. Make checks payable to J. Lewis Retirement. For info call Bob DeVincent (215) 651-8009 or Fran Kelly (215) 964-4775. Apr. 5- State Sen. Larry Farnese hosts Senior Expo at S. Phila. HS, Broad & Snyder Ave., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Seating limited. RSVP (215) 952-3121. Apr.13- SW Phila. Dist. hosts Candidates Forum at

Kingsessing Rec Ctr., 50th & Kingsessing, 6-9 p.m. For info Louis Wilson (215) 275-8296. Apr. 13- Dan Grace honored as Outstanding Irish American Labor Leader by AOH 40 in “Day of the Rope” Dinner at Bridgeman’s Ha., 11600 Norcom Rd., 7-11 p.m. Apr. 21- Ducky Birts Foundation’s Medallion Scholarship Banquet at1st Dist. Plaza, 3801 Market St., 6 p.m. Sponsored by Brown’s ShopRites. For info (215) 242-1220 or email Tickets $756. Two for $125. Apr. 26- 2012 Centennial Pk. Celebration honoring Joseph Manko, Ryan Howard and Vanguard at Phila. Horticultural Ctr., Montgomery Ave. & N. Horticultural Dr., 6 p.m. For tickets, etc. Arthur (215) 988-9341. Apr. 26- Black Tie Clover Club Dinner at Union League, 140 S. Broad St., starting 6:30 p.m. DA Seth Williams keynote speaker. Formal. Members seeking info should call Clover Club Treasurer Mike Cibik (215) 735-1060 or sign on at

state budget, Eighty-five percent of the money requested goes toward personnel and another 12% to the Counties for their court-related expenses. “We recognize the difficulties,” the Chief stressed, pointing out the State Senate did not fill any judicial vacancies and magisterial district judges are being downsized, saving over $3 million. “Still, there are good things,” he pointed out. “In 2010, Pennsylvania courts handled 3.5 million cases, in 2011 senior judges worked 1,126 days without compensation and in 2011 criminal court

collections were $470 million.” He is pleased that this year the Office of Children & Families in the Courts has reduced the number of dependent and delinquent children in temporary foster-care homes by more than 7000 or 33%. Putting them in permanent homes saves an estimated $117 million annually. In addition, the electronic filing of traffic citations saves the Pennsylvania State Police and the courts thousands of hours a year, with savings in the millions of dollars. The chief concluded by stressing the judiciary

JUDGE (Ret.) Edward E. Russell, Conference parliamentarian, and JUDGE D. Webster Keogh, left, with Superior Court Judge Susan Ruth R. Russell, CitiLife editor. Peikes Gantman, Adm. Judge Kevin M. Dougherty and Judge Margaret Theresa Murphy, right.

is unique because it collects far more than it receives each year. Over the last five years, the state appropriations have totaled less than $1.5 billion while its collections from criminal courts have exceeded $2.3 billion. Most of this does not go back to the judiciary but rather to state and local governments. After the Justice’s speech, the four-day conference at the Four Seasons continued with workshops on various topics. Philadelphia was well represented, with 64 judges in attendance.

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by Ruth R. Russell “Last year we demonstrated what we could do even with a deficit,” Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille, of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, told more than 300 members of the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges at its recent meeting. Perseverance seemed to be the way he chose to go. In past administrations, he noted with a trace of humor, “we were often promised the elevator but got the shaft. This year we finally got an increase. “Funding for the courts is less than 1% of the

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JUDGE Glynnis D. Hill, left, with Judge NICOLENE DePASQUALE, judiBarbara A. Joseph and Senior Judge cial services administrator, AOPC, Robert J. Matthews, right. with Adm. Judge Thomas M. DelRicci, Conference president.

JUDGE Denis P. Cohen, left, with Judge JUDGE Dudley N. Anderson, left, president- PRESIDENT JUDGE Pamela Peyor Dembe, Rosalyn K. Robinson and Judge Ida K. JUDGE Ida K. Chen, left, Dr. Elizabeth F. Loftus and Judge Richard M. Lewis, right. elect, with Judge Jonathan Q. Irvine. right, with Judge Shelly Robins New. Chen, right.

CHIEF JUSTICE Ronald D. JUDGE Albert John Snite Jr., Castille, of Penna. Supreme JUDGE Lisa M. Rau, left, with Judge Nitza I. Quinones JUDGE Sandra Mazer Moss, left, with Judge Charles J. left with Judge Jacqueline F. Court, addresses judges at recent Alejandro and Judge Patricia A. McInerney, right. Cunnngham III and Judge Ann M. Butchart, right. Allen. Mid-Annual Meeting.

(C) JUDGE Arnold L. New, left, past Conference president, confers with Administrative Judge Kevin M. Dougherty at recent Mid-Annual Meeting of Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges. Photos: Ruth R. Russell • 215-755-2000

ADMINISTRATIVE Judge Thomas M. DelRicci, Conference president, welcomes judges JUDGE Dudley N. Anderson, president-elect, JUDGE Annette M. Rizzo, left, with Judge from across Commonwealth to Mid-Annual right, with Judge Arnold L. New, past presi- Brenda Frazier-Clemons and Judge Lillian Meeting of the Pennsylvania Conference of Harris Ranson, right. dent. State Trial Judges. • 215-755-2000

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