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Miracle On 13th Street Set For Illumination

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HAPPY HOLIDAY SIGN has perplexed some residents on 1600 block of 13th Street, who do not understand why it Photo By Rory McGlasson doesn’t say, “Merry Christmas.” by Rory McGlasson multi-color LED lighting. Residents up and down the There’s a battery-powered 1600 block of 13th Street are Santa Claus at one house with busy decking their stoops with a letter box for children -- and more than just boughs of holly. adults -- to mail a letter to St. This weekend, Santa will be Nicolas. It’s all very familyon hand to officially turn on oriented, all very Christmasthe 1600 block of 13th Street’s driven. Christmas lights. However, there is a huge Anna Strosser moved to the sign as you drive north up the 1600 block over seven years street that reads: Happy Holiago. The Pittsburgh native days ... Holiday Lights Dismoved to South Philadelphia to play. Most of the two- and live with her daughter, after three-story rowhomes are clad her husband suffered a stroke. with glad tidings: tinsel, bows, She loves city life and its diver- holy, wreaths and elaborate sity -- she especially enjoys liv- lighting are already hung -- all ing on one of the that’s needed is a speaker playmost-illuminating blocks in ing a Johnny Mathis Christmas Philadelphia. record. A neighbor from across the There is no Star of David. street bought the Strossers a There are no traditional Kwangiant Christmas wreath. At the zaa decorations. Surely a moment the wreath is sitting on more appropriate sign would their dining-room table, but by read: Merry Christmas ... the weekend it will be hung on Christmas lights display. the front of the house, Strosser The 13th Street lighting is a said. Christmas tradition that started “There’s a real sense of over 35 years ago, with the community on our street -- es- block made up of Italian Amerpecially this time of year,” icans. Today, the block has a Strosser said. more diverse and different deHomeowners on the 1600 mographic. block of 13th Street have Some homes, like the begun illuminating the block Strossers’, haven’t any sign of with Christmas lights in mid- Yuletide yet. “I think it really November. should read, Merry ChristRowhomes are awash with mas,” Strosser said. “Maybe Christmas awnings, tinsel, it’s a tradition I haven’t picked bows and pine trees wrapped up on, but as far as I know all in LED lights. the decorations and lights are City lampposts are covered Christmas-themed.” in candy-cane wrapper. The “Someone should ask trees lined up on the street Santa for his thoughts on the have branches covered in ‘Holiday’ sign before he

DECK THE BLOCK with bells of holy, candy-cane wrappers and Christmas lights. Homeowners on 1600 block of 13th Street have started to illuminate their block with Christmas decorations and lights. This weekend, residents will hold a block party to officially turn on Photos by Rory McGlasson lights. switches on the 13th Street lights,” said Sean Lee, who lives in Southwark, and cycles down the street each day on his commute to the Navy Yard. Last year, the City caused a stir when it named its Christmas Village in Love Park“Holiday Village”. Many believe the diversification of the city, and respect shown other “Holiday” celebrations such as Kwanzaa and Hannukuh, mean there’s room for a little mention of ChristHOMEOWNERS ALONG 1600 block of 13th Street are mas here and there as well. busy illuminating their block with Christmas paraphernalia.

NEIGHBORS WILL offcially switch on Christmas lights this weekend during block party on 1600 block of 13th street.

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Club members. “This is a beautiful neighborhood tradition. I would love to see more graduates involved.” The Nelson brothers, Daryl ’88 and Lenny ’83, were football heroes when they attended St. John Neumann. They currently hold the record for most rushing touchdowns in the Catholic league. Daryl won a scholarship to Temple University for his most yards gained during a game, 337. United Savings Bank President Ron Perricone was on hand to present MVP trophies to one member of each team. “The bank has been involved for a number of years,” Perricone said. “There are plaques that hold the names of the past winners.” This year, the award went to Southern Rams MVP #33 Running Back Wayne Brunson and Neumann-Goretti Saints MVP Linebacker, Tight-End Sherif Custis. Rams Coach Scott Pitzner and Saints Coach C.J. Szydlik said both players deserved recognition.

FORMER MVP Joe Jaep, with Neumann-Goretti Saints #6 Jamal Custin, President of NeumannGoretti HS John Murawski and Ed McBride SouthPhotos by Maria Merlino east Catholic ’55.

DISTRICT of Penna. 1st Judicial Warrant Unit Sgt. Joe Black, Neumann class of ’89, meets Bench Warrant Court Judge Joe Waters, Neumann class of ’71, during half-time interval.

SOUTHERN Rams Coach Scott Pitzner, Southern Rams MVP #33 Wayne Brunson, Neumann-Goretti Saints MVP #7 Sharif Custis, Neumann-Goretti Coach C.J. Szydlik and United Savings Bank VP Ron Perricone.

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The Neumann-Goretti Saints marched to victory over the Southern Rams on Thanksgiving Day. The weather was perfect for the 78th annual Turkey Bowl between the local rivals, which was held at the 10th & Bigler Supersite. The Saints won bragging rights for the year, coming out on top, 21-12. For Neumann-Goretti and Southern Rams Alum everyone was smiling post-game. President of the Millay Club Ed McBride, class of Southeast Catholic 1955, said he never misses the event. “Through the years, the school has changed names a number of times, but what hasn’t changed is the winning attitude of the team,” said McBride. Both teams gave their best and the crowd loved it, especially when the team arrived in throwback jerseys with flags waving amid the cheering. Adm. Jim Eastwood was there with his fellow Pinnacle

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Saints March To Victory On Turkey Day

SOUTHERN Athletic Hall of Famer Ken Adams with his cousin Varsity Coach of the Neumann-Goretti Girls Basketball Letty Santarelli; Bill Latta; Ed McBride, Southeast Catholic ’55; Pat DiPilla; and John Savarese, Neumann ’65.

SOUTHERN Rams MVP #33 Running Back Wayne Brunson and NeumannGoretti Saints MVP #7 Sherif Custis. PAUL MARTINELLI, Neumann ’63; Jim Mulvahill, Neumann ’60; Adm. RETIRED Phila. Police Officer Joe Black Jim Eastwood, Neumann’63; and Gene Delaney, Neumann’60, relish Sr., Neumann ’67, with son Sgt. Joe Black Thanksgiving Day tradition. Jr., Neumann ’89.

State Rep. Harold James is inviting you to join him today for his Constituent Appreciation Day! The soon-to-be retired lawmaker is opening up his District Office, 1610 S. Broad Street, today from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

RONNIE SPANO, Neumann ’77; Daryl Nelson, Neumann ’88, who on Thanksgiving Day 1987 ran 337 yards in the game; his brother Lenny Nelson, JoOHN ALBANO III, Neumann ’90, Neumann ’83, who along with Daryl holds record and his dad John Albano Jr., South for most rushing touchdowns; Lenny’s wife Beverly ern’68. Nelson; and Shivani Nelson, Daryl’s daughter.

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Raises Kick In Again For State Officialdom by Joe Shaheeli This information could arouse some interest in additional challengers, especially if the economy continues to tank down. Legislators do enjoy an enviable salary, not counting the perks. Also it doesn’t matter if private-sector employees’ wages are forecast to remain stagnant; pay raises are periodically guaranteed the lawmakers. Come Dec. 1, legislators, judges and other top stategovernment officials will find their salaries have grown by nearly 2.2%. For legislators, the adjustment — based on the 12-month movement in the Consumer Price Index for urban consumers in the MidAtlantic states — will raise their base salary to $83,802. The raises range from $1,800 for State House Representatives to nearly $4,500 for the Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court. In recent years, some lawmakers and other officials have made a practice of returning the raises to the state treasury or donating them to charity. Gov. Tom Corbett says he and 38 members of his executive branch will decline the money. Other members, not all, in the House and Senate, as in the past, are ex-

Stack, Henon Rededicate Russo Playground ST. HUBERT’S girl students join State Sen. Mike Stack and Counc i l m a n B o b b y Henon as they celebrate official reopening of Russo Playground in N. E Phila. Photo by Rory McGlasson

pected to turn their raises over to charity. It’s good public relations, but in our long memory, we have never heard of a legislator or other state elected official losing an election because he kept the raise. Pennsylvania Was The Key For Obama

Despite earlier reports, the vote counting in the Presidential election still goes on, with President Obama’s lead widening. But those analyzing the counting have come up with what the President’s campaign team knew all along ... and that is Pennsylvania was key. According to a New York

STATE SEN. Mike Stack speaks to crowd at rededication of Russo Playground in N. E. Phila. Senator helped bring funding from Harrisburg that helped upgrade playground, which especially delighted students of St. Hubert’s HS for Girls whose school is adjacent to the playground.

COUNCILMAN BOBBY HENON, State Sen. Mike Stack and officials from the City Parks & Recreation Dept. cut ribbon to rededicate Russo Playground in N. E. Phila. Photo by Rory McGlasson

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Times article, “Pennsylvania alone would not have won the election for Mr. Romney. But if the national climate had been slightly better for him over all, he might have won Ohio and Florida. Winning Pennsylvania as well would have given Mr. Romney the Electoral College, even if he had lost Colorado, Virginia and the other swing states that Mr. Obama in fact carried. “Does this suggest that Mr. Romney’s campaign was smart to invest resources in Pennsylvania in the closing days of the campaign? “The short answer is yes. The longer answer is that it might have been better served

by contesting Pennsylvania throughout the campaign, rather than just at the last minute.” It’s all history. What comes out of this is: Do not sell Pennsylvania short in a national campaign. Hanger First Democrat Declaring For Governor

Former State Dept. of Environmental Protection John Hanger is now the first Democrat candidate declaring he intends to run for Governor. He is hosting a reception next weekend at the Pennsylvania Gathering in New York, where he hopes to draw commitments financially and otherwise.

Challenge To Pastors Pushing For Candidates

Philadelphia’s Black Ministers, long noted and highly regarded for their ability to churn their support for candidates of their choice through a variety of ways, need know the Freedom from Religion Foundation is at it again. It has filed a lawsuit against the IRS in Wisconsin to force them to strip churches of their tax-exempt status if they preach about moral issues in politics. Its premise is the Johnson Amendment. Sam Rohrer, president of the Pennsylvania Pastors’ Network, advised members, “The legal challenge in WisState Rep.

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Despite these facts, quite a few aspirants are eyeing Butkovitz’s seat. At the head of the Democrat line is Brett Mandel, who challenged Butkovitz in 2009. An employee of the Controller’s Office under Butkovitz’s popular predecessor Jonathan Saidel, Mandel has solid credentials in public financial management. Like the incumbent a native of Northeast Philadelphia, Mandel earned a Master’s at Penn and now lives in Center City. He has gained a reputation as an articulate, detailoriented critic of Philadelphia fiscal policies. Mandel already has campaign ads running, with the slogan “Civic Watchdog” atop taxicabs and has been diligently fundraising for months. Michael Williams, an African American who is an announced gay Catholic, also looks good on paper. He is weighing his chances. Williams is an attorney who specializes in forensic auditing. No stranger to city government, he spent six years

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as a senior attorney in its Law Dept. and also served as the City’s deputy finance director. Before that he was deputy finance director/executive director of the Minority Business Enterprise Council. A Temple graduate, he earned his law degree at Penn. Mark Zecca has also made clear he’d like a go at it. A veteran of the City Solicitor’s Office with extensive government experience and many accomplishments (for one, he successfully sued SEPTA to stop it from dropping transfers), Zecca has a reputation for integrity. Zecca also enjoys good tribal connections as the son of Tony Zecca, legendary press secretary and deputy mayor under Mayors James Tate and Frank Rizzo. Names also mentioned as possible entrants for the Controller race include Mariska Bogle, daughter of Philadelphia Tribune publisher Robert Bogle and an expert in media and government relations; Loree Jones, who was managing director under Mayor John Street and is now chief of staff of the School Reform Commission, needs no introduction to city government and has been approached for a possible run; and Street’s son, attorney Sharif Street, who is seldom shy about seeking elective office. In 2009, Republican City Committee Executive Director Al Schmidt ably repre-

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sented the Republicans in the general election for that office. Schmidt is now comfortably ensconced as the City Commissioner. This year, Melvin Johnakin, Jr. of Eastwick, has shown interest in the GOP nomination for Controller. An entrepreneur of decades’ standing, Johnakin has been active on nonprofit boards and has stayed involved with public affairs. With so many candidates in the field, lively backroom dealings and odd public coalitions may form over the next 11 months. One speculation has it that if Mandel is frustrated by developments during the Democratic primary, he might even defect to the Republican race, where his hard-nosed fiscal habits would be respected. Mandel tends to draw from circles with progressive leanings, but he is impeccably bipartisan in his focus on professional practices and has not shied away from public criticism of more than one Democratic elected official. Butkovitz would seem to begin with an edge at this early juncture. However, it is no secret the Controller would be happy to take a shot at a higher office someday. Suppose the incumbent Controller opts out in March 2013, so he can fortify his efforts to seek the mayoralty. This strategy worked for another municipal incumbent

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(Cont. From Page 4) run for Governor. A sentencing memo submitted Monday by US Attorney Peter J. Smith said the events all between 2006 and 2009, all on Senate time or using its resources, and regularly with the Senator’s input.

3rd Circuit Court of Appeals on the issue of whether the court should hear a pre-trial appeal centering on the former State Senator’s health. Attorneys for the 83-yearold Pittston Township Democrat maintain liver disease and other ailments render him unable to help prepare his defense and would make a trial life-threatening. They sought dismissal of the charges or an indefinite trial delay.

Lawyers Spar Over Musto’s Well-Being

Defense and prosecution attorneys in the Raphael J. Musto bribery case filed dueling arguments with the US

Rudman Gets Broadcast Honor

PERSON OF THE YEAR at annual Broadcast Pioneers banquet on City Line Avenue was legendary journalist Kal Rudman, flanked here by Jay Lloyd and Karen Curry.

Thank you to our brave veterans and current service members for their great service to our country. A veterans’ services coordinator is now available by appointment at my office at 8016 Bustleton Ave. to assist with various issues, including housing for homeless vets, access to medical services, obtaining deceased vets’ medals for surviving families and more. To make an appointment, call 215-695-1020. Parkwood Shopping Center 12361 Academy Road, Phila., PA 19154, 215-281-2539 8016 Bustleton Avenue Philadelphia PA 19152 215-695-1020

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by Tony West Shaping up to be the top contest in next spring’s municipal primary is the race for City Controller. Although this office doesn’t command much attention from voters, it is vital to city governance. As its independent auditor, the Controller is the only check on the mayoral administration. His position requires continuous study of all city agencies as well as the School District, giving him a comprehensive grasp of government affairs second only to the Mayor’s. Two-term incumbent Alan Butkovitz shows no inclination to relinquish his seat. He’s asked the right questions and probed where necessary to make the city and schools more aware of their economic faults, making recommendations in the process. As he is also the Democratic 54th Ward Leader and enjoys a strong web of citywide connections, it will be difficult to dislodge Democratic City Committee support for him.

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only in SSD cases. A claimant who has not worked for several years may have a remote DLI. This means proving the claimant was disabled on or before the DLI. This may be difficult in some cases, depending upon the medical evidence available to establish disability going back several years.

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by Michael P. Boyle, Esq. This week, I will continue my discussion about what I look for when deciding whether to represent someone seeking disability (SSD) or SSI benefits. No benefits are payable to any person for any month in which he is incarcerated pursuant to a conviction for a criminal offense, is fleeing to avoid prosecution or confinement for a felony offense, or is violating a condition of probation or parole imposed under federal or state law. 42 U.S.C. section 402 (x)(1)(A)(i), (iv), and (v); 42 U.S.C. section 1382 (e)(1)(A), (4)(A)(i), (ii). Notwithstanding, SSA may, for good cause shown based on mitigating circumstances, pay benefits if it determines that the criminal offense was nonviolent and not drug-related. 42 U.S.C. sections 402 (x)(1)(B)(iv), 1382 (e)(4)(B), (C). If a potential client was in jail for a significant period of time since his alleged onset date, he may thus be ineligible for benefits. Since a lawyer’s fee is based on payment of a percentage of past-due benefits, it may not be worthwhile to agree to represent the person. A recent onset date may mean the claimant does not have many lump-sum benefits due. For SSD benefits, there is a five-month waiting period from the alleged onset date until the claimant is entitled to receive benefits. If a claimant alleges she became disabled last month, there may be no lump-sum benefits available to pay an attorney fee, if SSA de-

If you rely on the definition “used”, many cars on the lot have been previously driven which makes them seem quite “used”. The defining characteristic, however; between a new and used (pre-owned) car is that a used car has been previously titled. Typically, a new car would have fewer miles unless it was

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by Tom Flynn and Rocco DeGregorio Question: I recently purchased a “new” car that had 300 miles on it. Just curious, but how many miles typically are put on a vehicle before it is considered used? Answer: In this situation it seems a better term would be “pre-owned”.

a service loaner or demo model. Service loaners and demo models can have thousands of miles on them but they are listed as such. In terms of financing, registration, etc. the only thing that truly makes a car used is a previous title on the vehicle. Tom has been serving automotive customers in the Philadelphia area for over 20 years as a salesman and then General Manager of Pacifico Auto Group. Rocco is a top automotive consultant.


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Much hangs on Mayor Michael A. Nutter’s visit to China, where he hopes to promote opportunities for investment in Philadelphia, strengthen relationships between key Philadelphia institutions and their Chinese counterparts, and continue to promote Philadelphia as a growing international city. It’s lucky for us he was picked to take part in the two-day conference on urban sustainability – Cities of the Future – organized by the Paulson Institute, chaired by former US Treasury Secretary Paulson. On his agenda is our port ... and the eagerly awaited increase in shipping through the newly expanded Panama Canal to the East Coast gives added incentive to Chinese exporters to use our port’s services, saving distance and money as a result. With him is Philadelphia International Airport CEO Mark Gale, who will meet with senior executives from Air China to continue discussions around potential opportunities for a direct non-stop service between China and Philadelphia. Philadelphia is currently the largest metropolitan area in the United States without nonstop service to Asia. Increasing nonstop flights to international destinations is a key priority for Philadelphia’s future growth and attractiveness to foreign investment. We know Nutter will get that message across. So reads the fortune cookie we just opened: “Your leader will be heard!”

No Favors To Give? Then Take A Look At How Judges Treat Lawyers! The Philadelphia Traffic Court has forever been known as the “People’s Court”. That is because the people are not at the mercy of lawyers when they come before it and can communicate their need to insure a fair hearing without having to pay a hefty price for representation. True, sometimes they’ve gone to their elected representatives, their ward leaders and their committee people to make sure they were given “consideration” for their cause in Traffic Court. Know that no judge in recent Traffic Court history has ever been accused of putting his or her hand out. None of them would jeopardize their positions by flat-out blowing away cases of those guilty of the more-serious traffic penalties, such as reckless driving, passing school buses and endangering pedestrians, or driving that caused accidents, as well as drivers whose cases were being inspected by the Police Dept.’s Accident Investigation Division, or for DUI. To give a bit of a leeway to a driver who failed to use turn signals when changing lanes or turning corners, and

from their Criminal Justice Court cell to a courtroom? Surely they have the right to understand, at the very least, why their cases will not be heard as scheduled. Talking about using their friendships with the judges … how does a handful of Philadelphia lawyers get away with postponing their more-troubling and hard-to-defend cases for as long as a year and more, just to wear down the patience of plaintiffs who wish to see justice rendered? Oftentimes these unhappy citizens finally walk away with their crucial testimony, allowing the guilty to go free. So honest folk become victims once again, this time to a failing judicial system, which forced them to show up for numerous continuances until they have had it. A Traffic Court judge makes his or her own decisions. None will ever want to jeopardize their reputation because of entreaties by others. Perhaps the difference between Traffic Court judges and some of their peers in the upper courts is they make greater use of common sense.

Lehigh Ave., 10 a.m.-12 m. For info (215) 227-6161. Dec. 5- 132nd Anniversary Celebration of United Republican Club of Phila., 5:30-7 p.m. at Sheraton Society Hill. $100 per person, $175 per couple. For info (215) 545-2244. Honoring John J. Egan and Fran O’Brien. Dec. 5- Fundraiser for Councilman Jim Kenney at Voyeur, 1221 St. James St., 6-8 p.m. Featuring Brittany

Wonderland at HS of Future, 5-8 p.m. Focusing on info about children and youth. Free, but reservations & tickets are required. For info (215) 879-6615. Dec. 20- State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown hosts Winter Wonderland at Sayre HS, 5800 Walnut St., 5-8 p.m. Focusing on info about children and youth. Free, but reservations & tickets are required. For info (215) 8796615.

Lynn and Doll*Stars. Contribution $50. RSVP (215) 5206953. Dec. 7-9Penna. Society annual meeting at Waldorf Astoria in New York City. Dec.8- Swedish Museum St. Lucia Festival and Christmas Mkt., 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Adults: $10, children 4 to 12: $4. For info (215) 389-1776. Dec. 12- State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown hosts Winter

Editorial Warning!! Letters from an unidentified informant without any contact information cannot be considered for publication, no matter how valid their contents.

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Nov. 30Penna. Legislative Black Caucus goes online to conduct virtual job fair from 10 a.m. State Rep. Ron Waters urges job seekers to log on to www.pahouse.com/plbc and click Employment Ctr. button.

Nov. 30Ctrs. for AIDS Research Community Advisory Board hosts Red Ribbon Awards ceremony at Conversation Ha., 2nd fl. City Ha., 5-8 p.m. Dec. 1- Dixon House Bazaar at 1920 S. 20th St., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tables $10. Support this S. Phila. institution and sell your items. For info (215) 336-3511. Dec. 5- State Sen. Shirley Kitchen offers free flu shots at her office, 1701 W.

other minor judgmental infractions that led to tickets, is not the cardinal sin we are being bullied into believing through a prejudiced report being dramatically hailed in the main press. If we had deep pockets and traced the machinations of many attorneys as they manipulate the court dockets and the general judicial system to suit their schedules and to insure their clients’ cases would be before the “rightminded” judges, we could easily win a prize for investigative journalism. Talk about the behavior of some of our judges in the Municipal and Common Pleas Courts in the 1st Judicial system. Nobody dare excuse these judges of allowing this type of behavior, which costs the courts plenty in wasted time! Little heed is paid to the heartbreak inflicted on prisoners who get shuttled back and forth between the courts and the prisons and never get a day in court. Who has yet to question why half the prisoners delivered by the Sheriff’s office, under great care and high security, are returned each day without being transferred


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by Tony West Last week, Philadelphia was treated to a rare display of political theater. In a playhouse, I mean. A remarkable project by a local director, Cara Blouin, put on two hours of conservative-themed drama at Plays & Players Theatre on Delancey Place for three evenings. Ten playlets by different authors, using different directors, engaged a cast of 21 performers in what was billed as “The Republican Theater Festival.” The variety was intriguing. Some were boffo skits worthy of “Saturday Night Live’s” finest hours, like Community College of Philadelphia playwright Quinn Eli’s Running Amok, a hilarious study of a Black pro footballer’s slip into a sex scandal and his white agent’s patronizing attempts to cover it up. Some were clever expositions of complex economic issues, like Walt Vail’s Downsizing, which took a hard look at quality in manufacturing – and caught viewers’ attention with a surprise plot twist. Some were subtle, disturbing pieces without a clear message – but with the power to send chills down your back in a way that was, yes, somehow rightwing. That was the case in Propaganda by

EARL HARGROVE, who is number 2 on Philly consecutive-KO list, Kevin Howard, who was the first to knockdown iconic “Sugar” Ray Leonard, and legendary South Philly boxing trainer Augie Scimeca were ringside to congratulate Fred Druding, Jr. after his charity bout. IN RUNNING AMOK, Jamal Douglas and Theresa Leahey tackle sensitive issues of race and personal responsibility with farcical hilarity.

Mike Long, which featured a violent showdown between an American linguistics professor who teaches manipulative political speech and a revolutionary from a Mideast country whose tongue had been cut out by her own side – a deed for which the professor may, or may not, have been responsible. Impressive was the overall high quality of both the writing and the performances. It testified to Blouin’s meticulous professionalism in organizing the project. “We started to work on this very early in the year,” explained Blouin. “We put out calls for conservative-themed material early in the summer. By summer’s end, we had 110 submissions.” It’s no won-

der, then, the 10 she chose were so good. For funding, Blouin turned to Kickstarter, an online forum for creative projects. It worked. “We had 400 donors,” she said. “Most of the support came from the theater community, but we had Republican support as well.” The project stirred deep emotions in the artists who collaborated on it. The theatrical world tends be liberal. “Some of the cast had a hard time with their roles,” admitted Blouin. “It’s always difficult to get in the shoes of someone who was ideologically different.” For others, though, it was a rare opportunity to tell an audience what they really think. Some conservative actors “were really happy not to be in the

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OCCUPY THIS, written by C. J. Ehrlich, depicts a culture clash between street protestors and people with day jobs.

closet,” she said. “They enjoyed the chance to talk with the playwrights.” One of the playwrights whose work was, in the end, not accepted, started an online forum where discussions got hairy at times. On the job, though, Blouin was “delighted by the respect with which everyone treated each other.” Coming just a week after the Nov. 6 election, the Republican Theater Festival gave local GOP diehards something to cheer about at last. Quite a few of them turned out for an evening of their own theater. Ward Leader Mike Cibik, who chairs the Philadelphia Republican Leadership Council, hailed Blouin’s production, adding, “She, personally, feels the brunt of being a traditional-values woman who is immersed in a world where leftist views are fed to and digested without question, by the vast majority of her peers. By producing this event she demonstrates a courageous behavior.” Plays & Players Theater staged this show as part of a yearlong series, “The American Presidency: A Theatrical Response”. Later this season, it will produce a play about Andrew Jackson.

BOBBY “BOOGALOO” Watts, whose life documentary is in its final stages, is flanked by world-renowned artist Carl LeVotch, who was sculptor for Joey Giardello statue, and 1970 AAU Champ Wayne Samuels, who both turned back the clock and went 3 rounds in Turkey Brawl charity event. LeVotch is also reportedly under consideration to be named sculptor for upcoming Joe Frazier statue.

FRONT STREET Gym was abound with Carpenters Union members at annual Turkey Brawl charity fundraiser, there to cheer on Monty Sherrick, 3rd from left, who has served as foreman and Executive Board member. Sherrick was congratulated after his charity bout by referee John Carroll, 15th Round’s Billy Able, and VBA’s Charlie Sgrillo.

NORMAN TORPEY is congratulated by fellow Kensington boxer and K & A Auto Salvage proprietor Anthony “TKO” Boyle after his charity bout.


Sen. Kitchen To Offer Free Flu Shots Dec. 5 State Sen. Shirley Kitchen (D-N. Phila.), along with the US Dept. of Health & Human Services and Walgreens, are helping the community to take preventative steps to be healthy this winter by offering free flu shots in December. “Flu season is here, so now is the time to take a simple and free step toward protecting yourself from this contagious and serious illness,” Kitchen said. “I invite everyone to take the time to get a free vaccination through my office so that everyone can stay healthy through the winter.” The free flu shots will be available on Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to noon at Kitchen’s district office in the Lehigh Pavilion, 1701 W. Lehigh Avenue, Suite 104. No appointment is necessary. Patients under the age of 18 will be provided a voucher, which can be redeemed at a Walgreens Take Care location. There are various forms of the influenza virus that constantly change, which is why it is recommended that individuals get a flu shot every year. It is especially important for individuals who are in the high-risk category, including pregnant women, children ages six months to five years, individuals ages 50 and older, people with chronic medical conditions, people who live in nursing homes or other longterm care facilities and people who live with or care for any-

one who is high- risk, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. For more information, call (215) 227-6161 or visit www.senatorkitchen.com .

Boyle’s Office Holds Christmas Toy Drive State Rep. Brendan F. Boyle (D-Northeast) says his local constituent service offices are collecting toys to benefit local families and charities in Northeast Philadelphia. All donations of new toys will be accepted at either of Boyle’s offices during normal business hours now until Dec. 20. The offices are at 14230 Bustleton Avenue, telephone (215) 676-0300, and 7215 B Rising Sun Avenue, telephone (215) 342-1700. Boyle’s office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Boyle’s office also has important information regarding state programs and services to help children, including the Children’s Health Insurance Program and assistance with college tuition.

Waters Seeks Post- Election Investigation By AG Office State Rep. Ronald G. Waters (D-W. Phila., Secretaryelect of the Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus and Chairman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, penned a letter to US Attorney General Eric Holder and Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly requesting a formal investigation of the events preceding and occurring on Election Day 2012. The letter was written on

AS AERIAL bombardments raged across Israel/Gaza border, conflict came peacefully to our city as well, where pro-Palestinian (right) and pro-Israeli (left) demonstrators gathered outside Israeli consulate on JFK Boulevard to protest attacks against those respective communities.

behalf of the PLBC, citizens of the Commonwealth who experienced difficulties at their polling places, and the recently formed Voter Protection Coalition. According to Waters, the VPC is a group of elected officials and representatives from a variety of agencies and civil rights groups that joined together earlier this year to help ensure that the electoral process would be free, unimpeded and without bias for citizens who legally hold the right to cast a ballot. “We knew when we formed this coalition that there was a chance the 2012 elections would be marred by controversies, but we were not expecting the complications to be so many and so widespread,” Waters said. “I drafted this letter as a step towards keeping the commitment I made to citizens to make sure that the right people are held accountable for the chaotic events surrounding this year’s elections. “We are determined to see Attorney General Kelly or Attorney General-Elect Kathleen Kane take the reins on this, but we would welcome an investigation by the US Attorney General if our Pennsylvania officials are unable to give the people what they want,” Waters continued. Waters cites a number of Election Day issues in the letter, including voter-ID confusion and statewide voter registration errors, and he calls specifically for the investigation of the secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the election boards in each of the state’s 67 counties.

Green, Greenlee Aid Cancer Society Gala Councilman William K. Greenlee and the American Cancer Society sponsored a “More than a fundraiser” event at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on City Line Avenue to help promote the need for more volunteers for PhillyPatientRide program. Cancer Treatment Centers of American presented a check for $2500 along with

CELEBRATING 265th birthday of State National Guard was celebrated at the grave of its founder, Benjamin Franklin, who founded the Associators in 1747 to protect city from river pirates who had ground commerce to a halt. They evolved into today’s 103d Engineers, 32nd & Lancaster Avenue. Gen. George Schwartz, and Lt. Cols. Christopher McDevitt and Mike Wegscheider place a wreath at Franklin Photo by Joe Stivala grave. the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union, The Beverage Association of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Suburban Development Corp., Temple University Health System amid others. Many guests, who attended expressed interest in volunteering to help cancer patients within the City, are urged to call Luz Colon or Verna Tyner at (215) 6963446.

Rep. Brown Sponsors 2 Winter Open Houses State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown (D-W. Phila.) will celebrate the holiday season with two open houses next month. She will host her annual Winter Wonderland on two different evenings, at two different locations. The first will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 12 at The School of the Future, 4021 Parkside Avenue, and the second from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 20, at Sayre HS, 5800 Walnut Street. This year’s events will focus on children and youth. The open houses will offer information on CHIP, the State’s health-insurance program for children and youth, as well as other state programs and resources for Pennsylvania youth, and activities in which they can get

involved. The Children & Youth Committee, on which Brown serves, considered HR 376, which would direct the Legislative Budget & Finance Committee to evaluate the costs and benefits of early intervention programs for reducing crime and school-dropout rates. While the current resolution will expire with the end of the current session, the need for the review does not. “This resolution reminded me that keeping our youth involved in society, and society involved with our youth is crucial for their well-being,” Brown said. “We need to let them have realistic goals and help them accomplish those goals, and not give in to the temptations of gangs and crime to feel like they are a part of something.” There will be activities for a variety of ages, including face-painting, balloon sculptures, holiday giveaways and refreshments. The events are free, but reservations and tickets are required. Everyone must have a ticket for entry. Admission will be on a first-come basis. A ticket does not guarantee admittance. Contact Brown’s office at (215) 879-6615 for tickets and additional information.

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State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione (D-Kensington) is again hosting a “Toys for Tots” collection box in each of her two district offices. “Through these years of difficult financial times, the people of Philadelphia have always found a way to help those less fortunate,” Tartaglione said. “Toys for Tots has become one of the great and traditional ways of doing that.” The mission of the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community. Since the program started in 1947, Marines have distributed more than 452 million toys to more than 209 million needy children. “Many of the people who stop by to drop off toys say they were once recipients of Toys for Tots,” Tartaglione said. “It shows the importance of this tradition to the community.” Tartaglione is asking the community to bring new, unwrapped toys to the collection boxes at her district offices at 1061 Bridge Street and 127 W. Susquehanna Avenue. The offices are open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Coordinators pick up the toys and store them in central warehouses where the toys are sorted by age and gender. At Christmas, coordinators, with the assistance of local social-welfare agencies, church groups, and other local community agencies, distrib-

ute the toys to the needy children of the community. The toys will be collected until Dec. 17.

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You, like I, may have cringed when it was announced that a reality television show, “Parking Wars”, was to be filmed in Philadelphia. I have to admit curiosity led me to watch the show a few times. While I did hear some less-than-civil comments from Philadelphia Parking Authority civil servants, the vast majority of the imprudent behavior on the show was on the part of ticketed drivers. I do not condone impolite behavior on the part of government employees. However, I am far more embarrassed by the outcome of Prosecutor WILLIAM G. CHADWICK’S investigation of Traffic Court. Not only is the alleged ticket-fixing by Traffic Court judges distressing, the apparent extent of the activity is appalling. As an elephant, I am happy that PPA is a state agency run by Republicans and every Traffic Court Judge implicated in this scandal is a Democrat. The report apparently shows Democratic ward leaders frequently approaching Traffic Court employees to fix tickets for constituents. Problems at Traffic Court are not limited to ticket-fixing. JUDGE ROBERT MULGREW, who the report suggests was involved in the ticket-fixing, is currently suspended pending the outcome of an investigation of his alleged misuse of state grants designated for not-for-profit community organizations. Another judge implicated in the ticket fixing is WILLIE SINGLETARY, who is no longer at the Court owing to other inappropriate behavior, including showing an employee a picture of his private parts. We Republicans are once again being accused of being racists. This time it is owing to pushback from a number of Republican US Senators reacting to the possible appointment SUSAN RICE as the next Secretary of State. Some Democrat pundits claim Rice is very qualified and the only conclusion (Cont. Page 18)

Let’s be honest with ourselves: Until recently, we paid little if any attention to the Philadelphia City Commissioners’ Office. It may have had the colorful Marge Tartaglione at its head and, let’s face it, who doesn’t pay attention to tough chicks with cigarettes hanging from their lips? But the only time the City Commissioners made the news was during Petition Turn-In Day… and still no one interviewed them unless there was something unusual about the day itself. But lately, the three people whose greatest responsibility here in Philly is voter integrity and making sure that the ballot is filled with those who want to be there, have become news themselves. A couple of years back, Stephanie Singer ousted Tartaglione from her seat as chair of the City Commissioners. She was voted in as chair shortly afterward. Apparently though, she ticked off her fellow Commissioners, Republican Al Schmidt, who was voted in at the same time, and second-term Democrat Anthony Clark. They voted her out and installed themselves as co-chairs. Last weekend, headlines in the Philadelphia Inquirer announced Tracey Gordon, a deputy city commissioner charged with voter-education efforts and a former candidate for city office herself, was fined for electioneering via her Facebook page. One of my Republican Facebook Friends, recent congressional candidate John Featherman, posted the article on his page, calling Gordon’s transgression the beginning of the end for Singer, who he believes will face a challenge for her seat in two years. This premise, I call malarkey! (Cont. Page 18)

What do you call the investigation of TRAFFIC COURT? I call it a CLASS STRUGGLE. The well-educated with expensive suits and coifed hair, bearing down on the ordinary working folks in the court who may be less educated. It is like they know what is best for us. I never asked for their help? DID YOU?... The Chadwick Firm published a 35-page report, I am told. All that time spent and JUST 35 pages? Let’s say they bill the courts $2 million for their work. That’s $57,000 A PAGE. To their credit, they did establish NO MONEY was taken. Was there a Chadwick who was 1st Assistant DA when Castille was DA? Were any other firms in competition for the job (Sunshine rules)? The leader of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts noted a loss of revenue (she provided no figures?) from alleged fixing. I once heard that the Chief Justice was satisfied Traffic Court brought in good revenue (?). But then, is the court to be a CASH COW or SUBLIMINAL TAX? That group wants merit selection of all judges. After long years seeking merit selection, why do they want to start at this low level (?).... The report also praised Judge Glazer? Did you EXPECT OTHERWISE? And the media drama when they say that Traffic Court is “fully awash in favoritism.” This old NAVY MAN asks what is “fully” awash? “Awash” means flooded. Is it word economy?... And they want to replace judges with lawyers or hearing officers, or let overworked Municipal Court do it. Do they want to ask the legislature for a two-year effort with constitutional amendment and referendum for lawyers? Would that would mean statewide DISTRICT JUSTICES would also have to be lawyers? Is this a JOBS program? Also many hearing officers are not lawyers. When I suggested Municipal Court jurists hear Parking Authority tickets, the feedback was not good... The Traffic Court probe seemed to start just after when the COURTHOUSE SCANDAL broke and shone great attention on the State Supreme Court. Now, we read in the press of a high-court justice named regarding a citation. Does this signal INFIGHTING in the high court? Who knows? We do know that judges elected by the PEOPLE should not be removed, and complete their term of office – and be able to run again.... But is there to be a systematic breaking of the back of Traffic Court – VERTEBRA by VERTEBRA. Let’s keep WATCHFUL WAITING to see what the plan is to be. BIRTHDAYS: Garnett LITTLEPAGE, apex security man, had his day on the 27th….Yesterday was the birthday for Damon ROBERTS, Esq., a real-estate expert. It was the day for (Cont. Page 16)

Yo! Here we go again with this quick bit of automotive history. It was sent to me by a reader who swears the story is true. I found it interesting and very possibly true – what do you think? The four Goldberg brothers, Lowell, Norman, Hiram, and Max, invented and developed the very first automobile air-conditioner. On Jul. 17, 1946, the temperature in Detroit was 97 degrees when the four brothers walked into old man Henry Ford’s office and sweet-talked his secretary into telling him that four gentlemen were there with the most-exciting innovation in the auto industry since the electric starter. Henry was curious and always interested in automotive ideas, so he invited them into his office. They politely refused and instead asked that he come out to the parking lot to their car. They persuaded him to get into the car, which was about 130 degrees, started the car and turned on the air conditioner, and very quickly cooled the interior of the car. Henry Ford got very excited and invited them back to the office, where he offered them $3 million for the patent on their invention seeing the possibilities of its use in his cars. The brothers refused, saying however they would settle for only $2 million, but they wanted the recognition by having a label, “The Goldberg Air-Conditioner” on the dashboard of each car in which it was installed. Now old man Ford who was rumored to be more than just a little anti-Semitic, said that there was no way he was going to put the Goldbergs’ name in millions of his Ford automobiles They haggled back and forth for about two hours and finally agreed on $4 million and Henry conceded that only their first names would be shown on their invention. (Cont. Page 18)

The Lawyers Club Reception at the Union League was a huge success. There were far more judges than lawyers. The event was a virtual Who’s Who of the Philadelphia bench. Among those in attendance were CHIEF JUSTICE RON CASTILLE of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court; JUDGES EUGENE MAIER, FREDERICA MASSIAH-JACKSON, PATRICIA McINERNEY, DONNA WOELPPER, ARNOLD NEW, SHELLY NEW, MARK BERNSTEIN, BOB REBSTOCK, FAYE STACK, RICARDO JACKSON and SANDRA MAZER-MOSS, just to name a few. Legendary defense attorney JOHN ROGERS CARROLL chatted with RON KOVALER, former President of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association. Former STATE SEN. BOB ROVNER made the rounds and observed President Judge of Family Court KEVIN DOUGHERTY holding court. Former Chancellor of the Bar ABE REICH worked the room and chatted with trial lawyer GERRY McHUGH. The same Union League was the location for the CORA Family Services annual fundraiser. JOE WATKINS, the school-choice advocate, served as the Master of Ceremonies. Watkins is GOV. TOM CORBETT’S appointee to head the Chester Upland School District. He is overseeing the reform movement in this financially troubled school district. Also on hand at the CORA event were DAN HILFERTY, CEO of Independence Blue Cross; NICK DeBENEDICTIS, CEO of Aqua America; WALT D’ALESSIO; Judge Faye Stack; JOHN MITKUS; City CONTROLLER ALAN BUTKOVITZ; COUNCILMAN DENNY O’BRIEN; and former Democratic 63RD WARD LEADER BILL BECKER. CORA gave an award for community service to Philadelphia Dept. of Human Services COMMISSIONER ANNE MARIE AMBROSE, who was accompanied by her daughter ALYSSA. CORA was founded by Sisters of the Good Shepherd to aid children and families in distress. Judge Stack and former Executive Director of the Parking Authority KEN GARBIN were early board members and have continued to support CORA for decades. COUNCILMAN BOB HENON continues to impress. He brought several members of MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER’S Parks & Recreation Dept. to Russo Park on Torresdale Avenue. The purpose was the announcement of the reopening and renovation of the park. DEPUTY MAYOR MIKE DiBERARDINIS joined a large contingent of St. Hubert’s (Cont. Page 18)


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Southeast Entrance of Philadelphia City Hall located at Broad Street and Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development will bid $150,731.75 plus interest, costs and other charges through the sale date. Ten percent (10%) of the highest bid is the deposit required at the sale. The amount that must be paid to HUD by the mortgagors or someone acting on their behalf so that the sale may be stayed is the total delinquent amount of $150,731.75 as of October 29, 2012, plus all other amounts that would be due under the mortgage agreement if payments under the mortgage had not been accelerated, advertising costs and postage expenses incurred in giving notice, mileage by the most reasonable road distance for posting notices and for the Foreclosure Commissioner’s attendance at the sale, reasonable and customary costs incurred for title and lien record searches, the necessary outof-pocket costs incurred by the Foreclosure Commissioner for recording documents, a commission for the Foreclosure Commissioner, and all other costs incurred in connection with the foreclosure prior to reinstatement. There will be no proration of taxes, rents or other income or liabilities, except that the purchaser will pay, at or before closing, his prorata share of any real estate taxes that have been paid by the Secretary to the date of the foreclosure sale. When making their bid, all bidders, except the Secretary, must submit a deposit totaling ten percent 10% of the Secretary’s bid as set forth above in the form of a certified check or cashier’s check made out to the Secretary of HUD. Each oral bid need not be accompanied by a deposit. If the successful bid is oral, a deposit of ten (10%) percent must be presented before the bidding is closed. The deposit is nonrefundable. The remainder of the purchase price must be delivered within thirty (30) days of the sale or at such other time as the Secretary may determine for good cause shown, time being of the essence. This amount, like the bid deposits, must be delivered in the form of a certified or cashier’s check. If the Secretary is the high bidder, he need not pay the bid amount in cash. The successful bidder will pay all conveyance fees, all real estate and other taxes that are due on or after the delivery of the remainder of the payment and all other costs associated with the transfer of title. At the conclusion of the sale, the deposits of the unsuccessful bidders will be returned to them. The Secretary may grant an extension of time within which to deliver the remainder of the payment. All extensions will be for fifteen (15) days, and a fee will be charged in the amount of $150.00 for each fifteen (15) day extension requested. The extension fee shall be paid in the form of a certified or cashier’s check made payable to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. If the high bidder closes the sale prior to the expiration of any extension period, the unused portion of the extension fee shall be applied toward the amount due. If the high bidder is unable to close the sale within the required period, or within any extensions of time granted by the Secretary, the high bidder’s deposit will be forfeited, and the Commissioner may, at the direction of the HUD Field Office Representative, offer the Property to the second highest bidder for an amount equal to the highest price offered by that bidder. There is no right of redemption, or right of possession based upon a right of redemption, in the mortgagor or others subsequent to a foreclosure completed pursuant to the Act. Therefore, the Foreclosure Commissioner will issue a Deed to the purchaser(s) upon receipt of the entire purchase price in accordance with the terms of the sale as provided herein.

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WHEREAS, on September 3, 1996, a certain mortgage was executed by Maudessa Gee, as mortgagor in favor of Lincoln Mortgage Company as mortgagee and was recorded in Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Philadelphia County in Mortgage Book JTD 377 page 520 (“Mortgage”); and WHEREAS, the Mortgage encumbered property located at 1425 East Johnson Street Philadelphia, PA 19138, parcel number 152N1-92(“Property”); and WHEREAS, the Property was owned by Everard T. Gee and Maudessa Gee, husband and wife, by virtue of deed dated June 16, 1969 and recorded June 19, 1969 in Book JRS 436; Page117; and WHEREAS, Everard T. Gee died on July 25, 1978 and by operation of law, title vested in Maudessa Gee. Maudessa Gee died on June 11, 2011 and Letters of Administration were granted to Sandra L. Gee on June 23, 2011 by the Register of Wills of Philadelphia County, File Number 2011 A 2659; and WHEREAS, the Mortgage is now owned by the Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (“Secretary”), pursuant to an assignment recorded on September 9, 2006 in Document # 51526660, in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; and WHEREAS, a default has been made in the covenants and conditions of the Mortgage as Maudessa Gee died on June 11, 2011 and that the payment due following her death was not made and remains wholly unpaid as of the date of this Notice, and no payment has been made sufficient to restore the loan to currency; and WHEREAS, the entire amount delinquent as of October 29, 2012 is $150,731.75 plus interest, costs and other charges through the sale date; and WHEREAS, by virtue of this default, the Secretary has declared the entire amount of the indebtedness secured by the Mortgage to be immediately due and payable; NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to powers vested in me by the Single Family Mortgage Foreclosure Act of 1994, l2 U.S.C. 3751 et seq., by 24 CFR Part 29, and by the Secretary’s designation of me as Foreclosure Commissioner, recorded on September 29, 2011 in Misc. Instrument #: 52395684, in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, notice is hereby given that on December 13, 2012 at 10:00 am at the Southeast Entrance of Philadelphia City Hall located at Broad Street and Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, all real and personal Property at or used in connection with the following described premises (“Property”) will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN lot or piece of ground together with the 2 story brick and stone messuage or tenement thereon erected, described according to a survey and plan thereof made by Joseph F. Delany, Esquire, Surveyor and Regulator of the 5th District, on the 27th day of December, 1937, as follows, to wit: SITUATE on the Northwesterly side of Johnson Street (60 feet wide) at the distance of 335 feet 7 inches Northeastwardly from the Northeasterly side of Stenton Avenue (70 feet wide) in the 10th Ward of the City of Philadelphia. CONTAINING in front or breadth on the said Johnson Street 27 feet 7 inches and extending of that width in length or depth Northwestwardly between parallel lines at right angles to the said Johnson Street 122 feet 1 inch to the center line of a certain 12 feet wide driveway which extends Northeastwardly into Mansfield Avenue (80 feet wide) and Southwestwardly communicating at its Southwestern most end with a certain other driveway 15 feet wide which extends Southeastwardly into Johnson Street. BEING Parcel Number 152N1-92. BEING known as 1425 East Johnson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19138. The sale will be held on December 13, 2012 at 10:00 am at the

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ANDY! It’s only business! When the season started for the Philadelphia Eagles, I

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the league. But after all that has taken place this season, I still believe Andy Reid is one of the best coaches in the NFL. After 14 seasons, the man has done wonders for this city.

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NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND FORECLOSURE SALE WHEREAS, on August 5, 1992, a certain mortgage was executed by Marie K. Foody and James M. Foody, as mortgagor in favor of Boulevard Mortgage Company as mortgagee and was recorded in Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Philadelphia County in Mortgage Book VCS 251 page 67 (“Mortgage”); and WHEREAS, the Mortgage encumbered property located at 322 Fanshawe Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111, parcel number 125N2103(“Property”); and WHEREAS, the Property was owned by James M. Foody and Marie K. Foody, husband and wife, by virtue of deed dated June 20, 1953 and recorded July 9, 1953 in Book MLS 435; Page591; and WHEREAS, James M. Foody died on April 26, 2001 and by operation of law, title vested in Marie K. Foody. Marie K. Foody died on December 20, 2011 and Letters Testamentary were granted to Donna Mueller on February 29, 2012 by the Register of Wills of Philadelphia County, File Number W0933-2012; and WHEREAS, the Mortgage is now owned by the Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (“Secretary”), pursuant to an assignment recorded on July 16, 2003 in Document# 50713048, in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; and WHEREAS, a default has been made in the covenants and conditions of the Mortgage as Marie K. Foody died on December 20, 2011 and in that the payment following her death was not made and remains wholly unpaid as of the date of this Notice, and no payment has been made sufficient to restore the loan to currency; and WHEREAS, the entire amount delinquent as of October 16, 2012 is $180,431.14 plus interest, costs and other charges through the sale date; and WHEREAS, by virtue of this default, the Secretary has declared the entire amount of the indebtedness secured by the Mortgage to be immediately due and payable; NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to powers vested in me by the Single Family Mortgage Foreclosure Act of 1994, l2 U.S.C. 3751 et seq., by 24 CFR Part 29, and by the Secretary’s designation of me as Foreclosure Commissioner, recorded on September 29, 2011 in Misc. Instrument #: 52395684, in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, notice is hereby given that on December 13, 2012 at 10:00 am the Southeast Entrance of Philadelphia City Hall located at Broad Street and Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, all real and personal Property at or used in connection with the following described premises (“Property”) will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder: ALL THAT CERTAIN lot or piece of ground with the buildings and improvements thereon erected. SITUATE on the Southeasterly side of Fanshawe Street at the distance of three hundred and seventeen feet six and threequarters inches Northwestward from the Northwesterly side of Oakley Street in the thirty-fifth Ward of the City of Philadelphia. CONTAINING in front or breadth on the said Fanshawe Street thirty-seven feet six inches and extending of that width between parallel lines at right angles with said Fanshawe Street one hundred feet being made by Jesse N. Heileman by survey made September 30, 1921 by J.H. Webster, Junior, Esquire, Surveyor and Regulator of the Tenth Survey District of said City. BEING Parcel Number: 125N2-103. BEING known as 322 Fanshawe Street, Philadelphia, PA 19111. The sale will be held on December 13, 2012 at 10:00 am the Southeast Entrance of Philadelphia City Hall located at Broad Street and Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. The Secretary of Hous-

ing and Urban Development will bid $180,431.14 plus interest, costs and other charges through the sale date. Ten percent (10%) of the highest bid is the deposit required at the sale. The amount that must be paid to HUD by the mortgagors or someone acting on their behalf so that the sale may be stayed is the total delinquent amount of $180,431.14 as of October 16, 2012, plus all other amounts that would be due under the mortgage agreement if payments under the mortgage had not been accelerated, advertising costs and postage expenses incurred in giving notice, mileage by the most reasonable road distance for posting notices and for the Foreclosure Commissioner’s attendance at the sale, reasonable and customary costs incurred for title and lien record searches, the necessary out-of-pocket costs incurred by the Foreclosure Commissioner for recording documents, a commission for the Foreclosure Commissioner, and all other costs incurred in connection with the foreclosure prior to reinstatement. There will be no proration of taxes, rents or other income or liabilities, except that the purchaser will pay, at or before closing, his prorata share of any real estate taxes that have been paid by the Secretary to the date of the foreclosure sale. When making their bid, all bidders, except the Secretary, must submit a deposit totaling ten percent 10% of the Secretary’s bid as set forth above in the form of a certified check or cashier’s check made out to the Secretary of HUD. Each oral bid need not be accompanied by a deposit. If the successful bid is oral, a deposit of ten (10%) percent must be presented before the bidding is closed. The deposit is nonrefundable. The remainder of the purchase price must be delivered within thirty (30) days of the sale or at such other time as the Secretary may determine for good cause shown, time being of the essence. This amount, like the bid deposits, must be delivered in the form of a certified or cashier’s check. If the Secretary is the high bidder, he need not pay the bid amount in cash. The successful bidder will pay all conveyance fees, all real estate and other taxes that are due on or after the delivery of the remainder of the payment and all other costs associated with the transfer of title. At the conclusion of the sale, the deposits of the unsuccessful bidders will be returned to them. The Secretary may grant an extension of time within which to deliver the remainder of the payment. All extensions will be for fifteen (15) days, and a fee will be charged in the amount of $150.00 for each fifteen (15) day extension requested. The extension fee shall be paid in the form of a certified or cashiers check made payable to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. If the high bidder closes the sale prior to the expiration of any extension period, the unused portion of the extension fee shall be applied toward the amount due. If the high bidder is unable to close the sale within the required period, or within any extensions of time granted by the Secretary, the high bidder’s deposit will be forfeited, and the Commissioner may, at the direction of the HUD Field Office Representative, offer the Property to the second highest bidder for an amount equal to the highest price offered by that bidder. There is no right of redemption, or right of possession based upon a right of redemption, in the mortgagor or others subsequent to a foreclosure completed pursuant to the Act. Therefore, the Foreclosure Commissioner will issue a Deed to the purchaser(s) upon receipt of the entire purchase price in accordance with the terms of the sale as provided herein.

Coaches are hard workers with tenacious ability to work long hours and are not known for substituting their team for anything else. Often leaving their loved ones lurking in the dark, coaches are repetitious creatures who feel the need to go over every detail, always trying to get the edge on their opponents. Andy is a perfect example of this, in the way he continued to work while coping with the death of his son. But should any of this make any difference to the fans and how we feel about the Eagles? Should this justify our sympathy for a man who’s been one of the longest-tenured coaches in the NFL? When NFL players go through the same trials and tribu-

lations, we get shown the exit. Should it be any different for a coach? Sometimes we lash out at players for poor performance or behavioral problems. Should we consider the fact Reid lost a love one? Does any of this have an impact on why the Eagles are in a slump? There are too many questions we as Eagles fans need answered. I appreciate a good coach and what he or she can do, but after all, the NFL can stand for (Not For Long) and coaches are no exception to the rule. Remember, at some point or another, there is a pink slip in every locker, a pointed direction to the exit sign above the lockerroom door. This time the name on the slip isn’t a player’s … it’s the coach’s.

In The Court of Common Pleas Philadelphia County Civil Action – Law No. 120900421 Notice of Action in Mortgage Foreclosure Nationstar Mortgage LLC d/b/a Champion Mortgage Company, Plaintiff vs. The Unknown Heirs of George C. Nixon, Deceased & Lareine Nixon, Solely in Her Capacity as Heir of George C. Nixon, Deceased, Mortgagor and Real Owner, Defendant(s) To: The Unknown Heirs of George C. Nixon, Deceased, Defendant(s), whose last known address is 128 North 58th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139. This firm is a debt collector and we are attempting to collect a debt owed to our client. Any information obtained from you will be used for the purpose of collecting the debt. You are hereby notified that Plaintiff, Nationstar Mortgage LLC d/b/a Champion Mortgage Company, has filed a Mortgage Foreclosure Complaint endorsed with a notice to defend against you in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, docketed to No. 120900421, wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 128 North 58th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139, whereupon your property will be sold by the Sheriff of Philadelphia County. Notice: You have been sued in court. If you wish to defend against the claims set forth in the following pages, you must take action within twenty (20) days after the Complaint and notice are served, by entering a written appearance personally or by attorney and filing in writing with the court your defenses or objections to the claims set forth against you. You are warned that if you fail to do so the case may proceed without you and a judgment may be entered against you by the Court without further notice for any money claimed in the Complaint for any other claim or relief requested by the Plaintiff. You may lose money or property or other rights important to you. You should take this paper to your lawyer at once. If you do not have a lawyer or cannot afford one, go to or telephone the office set forth below. This office can provide you with information about hiring a lawyer. If you cannot afford to hire a Lawyer, this office may be able to provide you with information about agencies that may offer legal services to eligible persons at a reduced fee or no fee. Community Legal Services, Inc., Law Center North Central, 3638 N. Broad St., Phila., PA 19140, 215227-2400/215-981-3700. Phila Bar Assoc., One Reading Center, Phila, PA 19104, 215-238-6333. Michael T. McKeever, Atty. for Plaintiff, KML Law Group, P.C., Ste. 5000, Mellon Independence Center, 701 Market St., Phila., PA 19106-1532, 215.627.1322.


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LABORERS’ International Union of North America Local 135 celebrated its 75th anniversary with special luncheon, honoring two distinctive members of Laborers’ movement: Sam Staten, Sr. and Milton Campbell. Campbell and Staten, Sr. are joined here by Local 135 RETIRED LABORER Ed Baker is dressed Business Mgr. Dan Woodall, at banquet held to the nines for LIUNA 75-year anniversary AMONG GUESTS enjoying LIUNA Local 135 banquet are Carolyn & Mario Mele, Milton Photo by Rory McGlasson Photo by Rory McGlasson party in Norristown. in Norristown. Photo by Rory McGlasson & Lucy Campbell, and Maxine & Daniel Woodall.

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LDC Local 135 Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary

Marian Anderson Award Honors James Earl Jones STATE REP. Cherelle Parker and Marian Tasco enjoyed dinner before concert and awards at Kimmel Center. ENJOYING LIUNA 75-year banquet is Ryan Boyer, Business Mgr. Laborers’ District Council of Metropolitan Area of Phila. & Vicinity, congratulating honoree Sam Staten Sr.

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Welcoming In Merry Christmas Season AFTER fabulous concert and performances by Phila. Orchestra and assorted talents, James Earl Jones, award-winning actor of Star Wars and Field of Dreams fame, received 2012 Marian Anderson Award from Pamela Browner White, TINARI group with James Earl Jones. Carol Tinari is vice chair of gala and board chair, and Mayor Michael Nutter. Nina Tinari is vice chair for outreach on Marian Anderson Award board of diPhoto by Bonnie Squires rectors. Photo by Bonnie Squires

LULU Shriners Legion of Honor designates Chuck Holloway and Carl Wade were among parade dignitaries. Photo by John J. Kline

ANNUAL MayfairHolmesburg Thanksgiving Parade gave Santa Claus his first major parade in Phila. this past weekend, surrounded by bevy of N. E. beauties, led by Miss Phila. Lauren Bilski and Miss Philly Outstanding Teen Rebecca Zaneski. Photo by William Myers

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Walk The Beat (Cont. From Page 12) Mark ENDRES, who sadly saw his life reversed. And today is the day for Monica FORKIN SANTORO, who is Marina & Ship Operations Officer at Penn’s Landing. She goes the distance to welcome our military ships and crew. Penn’s Landing gets a good name from her efforts.... FIRE DEPT: JUDGE IDEE FOX ruled properly on the FIREFIGHTERS’ raises. It is time for the City to give up on prolonging this issue!! Please STOP!! ....The City Council Public Safety Committee met this week to consider the Fire Dept. personnel transfers. Many Local 22 members attended. It was clear that after unending contract ar-

bitration, shift changes and looming transfer, they held no great love for the Mayor’s Office. Fire Commissioner Lloyd AYERS testified. Ayers, a decent man, seems placed in the middle of crossfire between 22 and Room 215. He held up well. Of the Councilmen; Kenney was chairman, HENON got a long, standing ovation; he, with SQUILLA, made good points. O’Neill showed skills once used in the State House. Council Ladies BASS and Sánchez, along with David OH, returned a raucous meeting to the search for reason and faith. Fire Commissioner Lloyd AYERS joined with the Mothers Against Drunk Driving effort to halt holiday drunk driving, with auto-safety ribbon reminders. Fire Dept. vehicles

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will have ribbons as well.... CITY HALL: We read where the Mayor is leading a local trade mission to China. Ho hum. CITY COUNCIL: The Complete Streets Bill was reported out of Committee (not passed), and ALREADY bikers were halting for red lights and stop signs. A silent majority of citizens says thanks to Councilman MARK SQUILLA. I am told bikers are vocal, but form only 2% of the population.... COUNCILMAN BOBBY HENON dedicated a renovated Russo Park. Henon has done so much in a short time that the City Project signs should read, “Another milestone in Henon Progress.” I saw Joe Russo looking happy in the crowd. TOO MANY HOMEOWNERS are discovering their home has been sold with mystery deed changes filed in the Dept. of Records. It used to be the District Attorney’s office would get involved. That was changed before SETH Williams became DA. It is time for SETH to set up a unit to STOP these reprehensible phony deeds!! And citizens need MANAGING DIR. Richard Negrin to take steps for stricter controls on deed filings.

Councilman William GREENLEE is a champion of the homeowner in this matter…. SETH WILLIAMS has set up a diversionary court unit which will steer offenders not likely to be repeat offenders to programs. This is better than statistic-driven convictions that cost you, the taxpayer, for inmate, housing, upkeep and medical. Let us heed the warning of the Black Clergy against creating a city of unemployables. Folks leaving jail with a record find it hard to get work and pay taxes. LABOR: Hostess Bakery died a SLOW DEATH, bringing down 400 Teamster jobs during this holiday time. You CANNOT BLAME THE UNION. That business is a competitive one and they needed to MARKET their product... And WALMART: Do they get the HUMBUG award? JOHN “DOC” DOUGHERTY, Leader of Local 98, again hosts a Toys & Turkeys Party in FINNIGAN’S WAKE tomorrow night. This is the leading Happy Holidays program! Go – and bring a new unwrapped toy for kids!... PAT PARKINSON, Leader of Ward 57, set out to bury the late family guinea pig, and uncovered an electric line (Best call IBEW!). The late Guinea Pig did get a proper burial in the end. CAROL JENKINS, Leader of Ward 27, was quoted in a recent article on the City Commissioners. Her comment pleased me. The article men-

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tioned JENKINS as a ward leader, and left out that she is a Temple Educator. Sad, because members of the perceived aristocracy think being a ward leader is lower caste. CAROL is probably the City’s foremost PHILLIES FAN, as well.... The Committee of SEVENTY now is calling for abolition of the Commissioners. They say it does not work if three people run an office. HUH? That form of organization has worked for centuries in towns, City Council, legislatures, US House and Senate. The “decision-maker” is the vote that is taken. Will SOMEONE start a new watchdog committee in Philly! Call it Committee of Fifty. I recommend Rufus Lynch, PhD to run it. Seventy also noted some nonprofits have “close ties with public officials.” If officials have interaction with each other, or with constituents, it means representative government. The GRAND TALK of a reinvigorated Avenue of the Arts includes parks at Broad Street and Washington Avenue.

There is mention of one park at the old warehouse. No one says that is the old train-repair shed, where thousands flocked on the arrival of the body of ABRAHAM LINCOLN to lay in state at Independence Hall. RESTORE IT!! And in a city founded by William Penn (and proud of it), The William Penn House lies boarded up on a sliver of inaccessible land surrounded by a railroad, expressway and Girard Avenue – moved years ago from Letitia Street – once owned by Penn’s daughter. Left to rot?

School Deadline Is Tomorrow Public-school students have until tomorrow to make a choice of high schools. They may apply to a citywide high school, or one with special admission requirements; or they may pick a neighborhood school. You may check out these options at Philadelphia School Partnership’s website greatphillyschools.org.

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Congressman Brady Would Turn This Rat’s Nest Into City Owned Casino Money Maker

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LOOKING MORE like an abandoned concentration camp, save for foot-long rats that roam its docks, was this site which was home to Wholesale Fruit Distribution Center. Congressman Bob Brady’s proposal to bring to this site City-owned casino run by Penn National would turn this nest of rats into a source of steady millions in income to City’s treasury.

Farnese Lauds Casino Applicants Seeking Sites In His District In a letter to William H. Ryan, Jr., Chair, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, 1st District State Sen.Larry Farnese (D-S. Phila.) wrote: “Dear Chairman Ryan: “I was pleased to learn six applications were received by the Nov. 15 deadline for the second category 2 gaming license in Philadelphia. I applaud the Gaming Board for taking decisive action to move forward with the development of a second gaming facility in the City. “In the midst of difficult

economic conditions, the most-important need voiced by my constituents is for Philadelphians to return to work. Philadelphia’s current casino, SugarHouse, employs nearly 1,000 people. More than 65 percent are Pennsylvania residents, and more than half call Philadelphia home. Philadelphia clearly needs the construction and full-time jobs generated by a casino, something vividly illustrated when nearly 15,000 job seekers turned out to SugarHouse’s initial jobs fair.

“To date, SugarHouse has generated nearly $18 million for the City and the School District of Philadelphia. I believe SugarHouse could be even more successful, and a second casino already in operation, had there been a more thorough and open process in 2006. “The history of gaming in Philadelphia is one of long delays, unnecessary expense, and lost opportunity. During the 2006 selection process, many people felt -- rightly or wrongly -- that applicants

were chosen based on political favoritism rather than the merit of their applications. Six years later, the selection process ultimately resulted in the unprecedented step of revoking a license. Had there been less procedural shortcuts in the prior licensing round, the delays and lost opportunities might well have been avoided. “This Board now has a unique opportunity to make this selection process better by learning from the experiences of the past. As we move

If there is a law on the books prohibiting the City of Philadelphia from owning a casino, which a professional operator would handle, then look for City Council to make such a determination and rush to introduce an amendment into law to make that possible. This could happen as the result of a resolution being introduced Dec. 5 by Council-

men Jim Kenney and Kenyatta Johnson. They are calling for a hearing into a proposal from Penn National Gaming Inc. to use profits from their casino proposal to help fund city schools and the municipal pension fund. The initiator of this proposal was Congressman Bob Brady (D-Phila.) who believes the City should move into the casino business. He

was able to interest Penn National in such a proposal. Brady picked the most-obvious site for the casino: the former Food Distribution Center. It is adjacent to the sports complex. Located on more than 20 acres, it is easily accessible by Routes I-95 and I-76, and all exits and entrances to those major thoroughfares do not impact on local community traffic.

Both Council Members want a look at the Brady proposal, which could be a winwin suggestion, though they are not endorsing any particular Casino application. Deputy Mayor Alan Greensberger has been notified by both Council Members, since it was he who questioned whether or not the city could legally enter the casino business.

portant Board administrative events and filing submission dates in advance. “Every single application deserves a thorough analysis; decisions should not be made in a vacuum, or before all the information is known. It is important to ensure that applicants are building the project that will most benefit the state, city, and host neighborhood -- and that applicants can actually execute the plan they submit. A thorough evaluation and selection process can be accomplished in a timely fashion, and will ultimately avoid delays, not create them. “It is exciting to know th groups are interested in investing in our City. We can maximize the benefit of gaming by leveraging Philadelphia’s unique characteristics to develop a facility that will employ hundreds of Pennsylvanians and generate millions in new public revenue. I look forward to continuing to work with you and your staff as we move forward in the licensing process.”

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forward, I urge the Board to consider the following: • Conduct a minimum of three public input hearings within the 1st Senatorial Dist. It is critical that the Board carefully consider the opinions and concerns of local residents, business owners, and public officials. Testimony should not be artificially limited, and strict adherence to a pre-registration requirement should not be necessary. • Place all applications, ownership disclosures, development plans, marketing and business studies, diversity plans, and local impact reports with traffic studies on the Board’s website 15 days prior to the start of the public comment period. • Do not end the public comment period prior to the close of the evidentiary record. • Include each state and local elected official whose district includes any proposed site on a separate email alert system informing them of im-


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Elephant Corner (Cont. From Page 12) as to why the Republicans are not happy with her is that she is an African American female. The three US Senators most vocal about Rice are JOHN McCAIN (Arizona), LINDSAY GRAHAM (South Carolina) and KELLY AYOTTE (New Hampshire). Are we to

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