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Vol. VI No. 18 (Issue 291)

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May 2, 2013

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2ND DIST. City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson welcomes an estimated crowd of over 3,000 job-seekers who lined up at job fair he sponsored. There they met with potential employers at Phila. Navy Yard. Photo by Rory McGlasson

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South Philadelphia Business Association Oldest Business Association in South Philadelphia – Chartered in 1897 To join as a member of the SPBA, please call: (215)-336-1108

P. O. Box 31425• Philadelphia, PA 19147 (215)-336-1108 (215)-336-1149 (fax) Vice-President: Vince DeFino Esq. Secretary: Gaeton Tavella

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Executive Board- President: Daniel Olivieri Treasurer: Jackie Fitzpatrick

Louis Galdo Dr. Jim Moylan Vince Giusini Bill Ciampitti

Olivieri Encourages Investors To Buy Gold Gold bugs. Gold fever. Gold is in the news a lot lately. Hitting highs of $1,800 to lows of $1,375, correct reaction to this element will attract investors. One of the few in the city that is fully licensed to buy and sell precious metals, Danny Olivieri explains the difference in gold dealers. “There is a type of license that allows the owner to buy only. If you go to a limited licensed buyer, you’ll get scrap gold value, even if it’s a piece of jewelry. But, by having a buy-and-sell license, I can offer a higher value for your antique, vintage, heirloom or market value piece. Also, in Philadelphia,

Lena Olivieri and son, Danny Olivieri of Olivieri’s Jewelers, are fully licensed to buy and sell gold Photo by Maria Merlino

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selling to a licensed dealer, any merchandise reported stolen, is returned. Gold is low now,” reports Olivieri. “Now is the time to buy for personal use or investment. It’s a hedge against inflation and unlike stock certificates, you can take your precious metal home with you. In the last few years, gold went from $600 to $1,800. That’s like tripling your money. You couldn’t do that in a bank in a lifetime. And the thing is, you can invest $20 or $20,000. You can make money no matter how high or low, you can make money.” Olivieri posts the price of gold everyday in his store.

You can call him and get the price, with a little knowledge thrown in. The US Mint’s oneounce bullion coin is an investment, but personal jewelry can also be worn. “We have a verypopular piece of jewelry called an anklet, it’s a gold bracelet for your foot. We have them for $49 and many others for less than $100. Children’s jewelry starts at $39. Our family has built up many European contacts for the best value in gold to sell.” The key to buying or selling gold is to deal with honest and reputable merchants. After 56 years in the business, Olivieri’s Jewelers is topnotch.

On The March

Johnsons To Host Doggie Ball fundraiser; Mothers Day Gala Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and wife Dawn Chavous, announced they will host a petfriendly fundraiser. The Johnson will host the "Doggie Ball" Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Friends of Schuylkill River Trail Dog Park, 25th & Spruce Streets. Dog owners and pet lovers are invited to this fun-filled event that will feature a silent auction, games, activities, agility courses, treats, gifts and prizes. Resource information for dog owners also will be provided. There is a minimum

donation of $20 to PAWS. To confirm your dog’s attendance, call Michele DiPietro at (215) 686-3412 by May 15. Johnson will also host his annual Mother’s Day Senior Ball on Saturday, May 11 from 2 to 6 p.m. at St. Charles Senior Community Center, 1941 S. Christian Street. Mothers will be honored for the special role they play during this afternoon filled with free food, music and live entertainment. To reserve a seat, call Tiphanie at STUDENTS from George W. Sharswood ES, 2nd & Ritner, march along S. Broad Street to (215) 686-3412 RSVP by Center City in protest of Phila. School District school closures. Students attended School May 6. District budget hearings at City Hall on Tuesday.

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BRIAN SEVER and Dawn Parks enjoy hot baked rigatoni from Chiarella’s, served by chef Tommy “Bones” DeFino. “Totally authentic,” they said. Photos by Maria Merlino

FROM 2010 Bachelorette television show, bachelor attorney Craig Robinson and from TANGO TV, reporter Gina Gannon. It was first time Craig attended Food Festival and Gina said E. Passyunk Avenue is her new favorite place.

ENJOYING FESTIVAL of food on E. Passyunk Avenue are Lazer family: Rich, Lindsey and sleepy baby John, who got there early to beat the sell-out crowd.

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FORMER 1st Dist. Councilman Frank DiCicco with friend Jerry Costello. Jerry came down from Margate to see his good friend and enjoy foods of the Avenue. Retired Frank is now consulting for PSG, Philadelphia Strategies Group, LLC. “Whoever has a check that doesn’t bounce, I’ll work for!” he quipped.

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Teacher Walks 66 Miles For Cancer by Rory McGlasson A Philadelphia schoolteacher walked 66 miles last weekend to raise money for cancer. Harry Palumbo, 45, a former Southern HS graduate, walked from Fox Chase Cancer Center in Northeast Philadelphia to the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City in two days to raise money for the American Cancer Society. “I felt like I wasn’t going to make it,” Palumbo said, who was also walking to honor his South Philadelphia parents who died of cancer. His parents were with him every step of the way, Palumbo said. He walked last

30 miles with a swollen ankle after twisting his foot. “I was in pain,” Palumbo said. “There was no way I was going to give up, though. “My parents helped me reach my finish line.” Palumbo said he has raised over $1,200 thus far, and hopes more donations will be made after his race. For those looking to donate, donations can sent to Fighting for Cancer Step By Step, PO Box 24666, Philadelphia, PA 19111-24666. You can visit his Website at www.66milein2days.webs.co m or at the Fighting for Cancer Step By Step Facebook page.

HARRY Palumbo reaches the finish line in Atlantic City last Saturday afternoon. Palumbo walked 66 miles from Fox Chase Cancer Center in N.E. Phila. to the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, to raise money for the American Cancer Society, and honor his late South Philadelphia parents.

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As of now, the latest Quinnipiac shows a trio of Democrats leading the Governor, whose job-approval rating and other numbers are upside down. Corbett’s bad numbers are driven by strong disapproval from women. State Treasurer Rob McCord is ahead 44% to 35%, Congress-

woman Schwartz leads 47% to 34%, and former Congressman Joe Sestak has the widest margin, winning 48% to 34%. Rendell Praises Butkovitz As His Primary Choice

The one Pennsylvania Governor who can still get voters to wave happily to him

is this state’s version of President Clinton: Ed Rendell. His endorsement goes well with many Philadelphia voters. So carrying Rendell’s nod into the primary Democrat campaign for City Controller is incumbent Alan Butkovitz. Add to that the endorsement by (Cont. Page 9)

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Sen. Michael Stack ...yes or no? enters that race. The reason is he would have the backing of the powerful chair of the Democratic City Committee, Congressman Bob Brady, who made known, as the only Philadelphian in the race, Stack would have the support of the city’s ward leaders, committee people, and hopefully its voters. What preoccupies Stack right now is a search for the answers he needs to these

questions: 1) He knows the other declared candidates will do well in their back yards. Can the Democratic City Committee reassure him it can turn out the amount of votes needed to par him with the others, so his totals in other counties can help put him over the top? 2) Can he raise enough money to get a stronger profile on television with state voters, knowing millionaire Tom Wolf has pledged $10 million of his own money for the campaign and Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, is bringing over $3 million in her campaign chest? 3) Will Katy McGinty, who has the Eleanor Dezzi team handling her campaign here, and State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery), the darling of this city’s liberal voters, be able to take away a sizeable number of Philly voters? If he announces, be sure he’s gotten the right answers.

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by Joe Shaheeli Under the name of every candidate seeking a statewide elected post is the name of the county from which he or she comes. Almost from the beginning of political time in Pennsylvania, “Philadelphia County” has been a jinx label. Some of our Supreme and Superior Court candidates beat the jinx, but these winners are few and far between. Philadelphians striving to become the state’s Governor, Treasurer, Auditor General, or Attorney General typically fall victims to that jinx. Breaking it, we trust for good, was Gov. Ed Rendell and he did it for the full two terms in which he served. Now the question being asked around town these days is, “Will State Sen. Mike Stack (D-Northeast) win the Governor’s race?” The inference is he will easily take the primary for Governor if he

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Tracy Roman Life Long Philadelphia Democrat

Dedicated To Bringing Fairness before the Bar of Justice Caring, Courage, Competence, and Commitment Endorsed by

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Another Opinion

Youth Violence – It’s A Public-Health Problem

remains, if any of the aforementioned conditions are true, for any child, there is a very real possibility of the child, much like the soldier, developing various symptoms as a result of the trauma — PTSD. The physical and mental well-being of Pennsylvania’s youth are important issues within themselves, but I believe the physical and mental health of our youth, or lack thereof, should be of concern to the citizens of the Commonwealth for a secondary reason as well — childhood trauma can lead to youth violence, which is a gateway into a violent, criminal adulthood. Many urban cities around the globe can be characterized as war zones — a fitting title for a city like Philadelphia that sees hundreds of homicides annually — and there is much

continuity between urban war zones and actual, declared war zones. One striking similarity is the fact children who are witnesses or victims of violent crimes, and who do not receive positive intervention, are more likely to commit minor and major crimes in their youth, as well as when they reach adulthood. While the exact correlation is unknown, many believe trauma, when it is not dealt with properly, can lead to bottled up aggression that can cause a young person to behave in an uncontrolled manner when tension boils over. For this reason, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives recently adopted a resolution I introduced, HR 191, which declares youth violence as a public-health epidemic and calls for the establishment of statewide trauma-informed education to help treat our Pennsylvania children who suffer from PTSD or other, related disorders. HR 191 was adopted by the House by a 187-9 margin and (Cont. Page 23)

May 2- Fundraiser for Anna Marie Coyle for judge at PFCU, 1600 St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 2- Judge Kenneth J. Powell Jr. Fundraiser at Archer Greiner PC, 1 Liberty Pl., 32nd fl., 5:30-7:30 p.m. For info Judy Camiel (610) 668-1730. May 2- Angel Cruz’ 7th Ward and 51st State PAC host Candidates and Friends Night at Isla Verde, 2725 N. American St., 6 p.m. For info Carol Evangelista (215) 360-1524. May 3- Contest & Open House sponsored by Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Committee at its Training Facilities, 10401 Decatur Rd., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Family fun. For info Charles T. Brock (215) 824-2300. May 3- LGBT Bar Crawl for judicial candidate Giovanni Campbell, starts at Woody’s, 202 S.13th St., 5-7 p.m. May 3- Fundraiser for judicial candidate Inja Coates at Fergie’s

Pub, 1214 Sansom St., 5:30-7 p.m. Free food (vegan, vegetarian and meat) and a cash bar. Donations $10-$100, cash under $100 or checks in any amount to Friends of Inja Coates. May 3- AOH 25 hosts “Day Of The Rope” dinner at Ironworkers’ Ha., 11600 Norcom Rd., 7-11 p.m. Honorees include Bill Taylor, Labor Leader Of The Year; Joseph Cleary, Lifetime Achievement Award; and Joe Mullin, Hibernian Of The Year. Open bar, buffet dinner. Tickets $50. May 4- Beech Interplex and Cecil B. Moore Phila. Freedom Fighters host March Against Violence, starting at Phila. NAACP, 1619 Cecil B. Moore Ave., 9 a.m., marching to Girard Coll. There marchers will participate in Girard Coll. Cares Day. For march info email info@beechinterplex.com; for Girard Coll. day info girardcaresday@girardcollege.edu or (215) 787-4423. May 4- Democratic 6th Ward holds Candidates Mtg. at St. Ignatius Nursing Ho., 4400 Haverford Ave., 10 a.m. For

info Phyllis Boggs (215) 8776096. May 4- State Rep. Cherelle Parker hosts “Your Right to Know Legal Workshop” at Finley Rec Ctr., 7701 Mansfield Ave., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For info (215) 242-7300. May 4- Fundraiser for Sierra Thomas-Street at Pleasures on the Ridge, 2154 Ridge Ave., 47 p.m. Donations $20. For info Tim Cooper (215) 850-0251. May 5- Friends of Marian Tasco host Jazz Brunch at The View, 800 N. Broad St., 1- 4 p.m. Live music, bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys. Tickets $65. For info (215) 437-3294. May 5- Judge Kenneth J. Powell Jr. Fundraiser at home of Brian & Sandy Powell, 8440 Ardleigh Street (one block east of Germantown Avenue), 3-7 p.m. Light appetizers, beverages, beer and drinks. Rain date May 19. For info Judy Camiel (610) 668-1730. May 5- Donna DeRose For Traffic Court Fundraiser at Polish American Citizens (Cont. Page 24)

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by State Rep. Ronald G. Waters Democratic Caucus Secretary Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is most readily associated with the various symptoms suffered by war veterans when they return from combat. Prolonged exposures to “hostile” environments, coupled with experiencing, witnessing and perpetrating violent acts, are often the causes of the traumas that lead to PTSD — but what if our soldiers aren’t the only ones at risk? Every day in Pennsylvania, there are children who wake up to living conditions that are less than desirable. Perhaps they live in a house where domestic turmoil is prevalent, or maybe their exposures to criminal and violent acts occur outside of the home; but the fact

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Gov. Tom Corbett continues to step on his own toes. He may not be building a voter base for himself with his comments about Pennsylvania employers being unable to find employees who can pass a drug test. There will be people who see his statement as being truly reflective of our culture and the growing epidemic of casual and hardcore users of both licit and illicit drugs. Then there are others who see him lying his way out of the predicaments that have seen the Commonwealth plummet as a jobcreator under his administration. State Sen. Tina Tartaglione is among those, and has blasted him in a report which appears on page 12 in this edition. Corbett continues to look like a lame duck, which is why there is a growing interest in the gubernatorial primary – much more so than the current one, which has already been decided for the most part, including some of the judicial races, as typified by today’s offering from our famous cartoonist RT (aka Ron Taylor).


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Mabel Windham Honored For Years Of Service

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REMEMBERED for her many years of service to 17th Ward and city Democrats was Mabel Windham, in green suit in photo at left. Look close and you’ll see host 17th Ward Leader Raynard W. Hughes and, bringing citations with them, State Sen. LeAnna Washington, State Rep. Mark Cohen, Councilman at Large Bill Greenlee and Florence Cohen, among other leaders. In photo at right, newly elected Ward Leader Hughes presents her with gift from 17th Ward Democratic Executive Committee.

Recommended by Philadelphia Bar Association Endorsed by FOP Lodge 5 and IAFF Local 22 12 Years As Fierce Family Advocate 17 Years As Skilled Prosecutor

WARD LEADER Ann Brown welcomed to her candidates forum, from left, Martin Coleman, Henry Lewandowski; Giovanni Campbell and Dawn Tancredi, all Common Pleas Court Candidates, along with Judge Ken Powell, seeking reelection, and Judge Tom Minehart, who is seeking rePhoto by Joe Stivala tention.

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CELEBRATING 92nd birthday is veteran 2nd Ward Democratic Committeeman Bill Price surrounded by his family. With him are Committeeman’s son Kevin Price with his wife, chil- MARKING her 75th at Mt. Sinai Apts. was Jane Young with sons Steve, Jerome, Keith dren and grandchildren at Mt. Sinai Apts. Photo by Leona Dixon and Michael. Photo by Leona Dixon Struggling To Educate Philadelphia has our highest Voters On Their Duty turnout in the Presidential City Commissioner election: on average over Stephanie Singer continues her 50%. The other three years, trek through the city, mainly the percentage of eligible votvisiting supermarkets and sen- ers casting their vote dips (Cont. From Page 5) ior groups to educate citizens down to a whopping 10% to Democratic City Committee why voting is so essential. Just 25%. In a city that has over 1 and a host of labor unions. this Tuesday, she took her “Be million eligible voters, we can Butkovitz’s followers believe The Boss – Vote May 21” no longer afford to have so what’s left of this campaign is show to Parkside ShopRite in many of our fellow Philadelto guess what will be his mar- West Philadelphia. phians not participate.” gin of victory. She says, “Typically, (Cont. Page 15)

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Tuesday night, Republican City Committee met … after months of long negotiations to end the civil war with in the city party that included a group of roughly nine ward leaders from both sides as well as state and other party officials from the surrounding counties. However, the waffling continues. At the Tuesday meeting, COUNSEL MIKE MEEHAN noted negotiations were ongoing. As it happened, there were not enough ward leaders at the meeting to form a quorum for a valid election. The low turnout tells this elephant everyone knew that there would not be an election for Chairman or, more frighteningly, did not care. Tuesday was the beginning of a number of fundraisers for JUDGE KENNETH POWELL. The event was at the Union League. The host committee headed by Powell’s brother DENNIS included some Republican luminaries including former mayoral candidate and President of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange JOHN EGAN and Republican National Committee representative from Pennsylvania BOB ASHER. Other host committee members included Republican activists DONNA PARISI, THERESA MURTAGH, SEAN REILLY, MICHAEL TIERNEY, MICHAEL ADLER, DENISE FUREY and WARD LEADER MATT WOLFE. Powell announced that he received the endorsement of the Liberty City gay and lesbian group. Powell is currently a Common Pleas Court judge appointed to complete the term of a retired judge. Powell has been appointed to fill out terms of judges by both Democrat former GOV. ED RENDELL and current GOV. TOM CORBETT. (Cont. Page 25)

“It’s not what you know that gets you in trouble, it’s what you know that’s just not so…” the late Reggie Bryant There’s really no easy way to get to the Eden Cemetery in Collingdale. When I went there on Saturday afternoon, my friend Germaine went through twists and turns and bypassed all sorts of Southwest Philadelphia construction. I was really glad to not have to do this on the bus, if for no other reason but I wouldn’t have even known which bus to take. But once you get to Eden Cemetery, African American history surrounds you from all sides. Prominent African Americans including opera diva Marian Anderson, Christopher Perry, founder of the Philadelphia Tribune, and John Taylor, Jr., the first African American to win an Olympic Gold Medal, are buried behind the historic cemetery’s wrought-iron gates. Reggie Bryant is also there. And while on one hand that breaks my heart, because Bryant, a man who was probably the most literate man that Philadelphia talk radio is ever going to see, was also someone who was kind enough to mentor me as I got started in the business, Eden Cemetery is where someone like him belongs. That’s because Bryant made history. In addition to being a top-notch journalist who co-hosted a program many are still trying to duplicate, “Black Perspective on the News”, he was a founder of two organizations that have helped smooth the path for those wishing to be journalists. On Saturday, the people from the Philadelphia Association (Cont. Page 30)

WHEN you read many times of judges being suspended with NO PAY, it gets old and boring. It is intended as a spectacular announcement, but has no jolt anymore. The folks who recommend the no-pay suspensions – perhaps they do not know what it is like with no funds (?). Does it seem mean-spirited, and more heavy-handed than the crime the person is NOT convicted of? When some say the TRAFFIC COURT issue is a CLASS WAR, prove it by taking away the PAY of the high court for SIX months.... The case of the beaten schoolcrossing guard: In the end, her employer let her go – after 19 years (?). They could not give her work for ONE MORE YEAR? Ugh. GUILTY/NOT GUILTY PLEAS: In the curious case of the big T Shirt, a defendant is accused of hiring teenage neighborhood kids to work on a park. That is wrong?? With youth unemployment so high in the world that it equals the population of the UNITED STATES? For that you deserve a medal, not indictment.... AND THE DA’s new unit to seek out corruption. Seriously, who needs it? They cut the DA’s budget too much already. Now we are talking salaries, benefits and medical in a field where investigators trip over each other. Where is all this corruption? AVI TAX INCREASES: At this juncture it seems Councilman MARK SQUILLA fights on almost ALONE. Do some comrades seem to deny him “three times before the cock crows”? He is almost HEROIC in his NOBLE endeavor. And he is RIGHT!.... The finest AVI kit was prepared by Jannie BLACKWELL for her constituents. All the relevant forms are in there. If you are unhappy with the outcome of your first-level review, you can get an appeal form ONLINE from the Board of Revision. They are located on the 3rd floor of the Curtis Building on the 6th Street side. But they do NOT have a PUBLIC ENTRANCE there (??)! You can ANYTIME file an INQUIRY with the OPA (It was not mentioned?). You can do it in person – 7th Street side of the Curtis Building, or online, or by phone. Each inquiry get a number for your followup…. POLICE were reportedly called to the OPA after an employee allegedly complained about actions of a manager. I hope it was not over the big A.V.I. PROB(Cont. Page 29)

Yo! Here we go again with this greeting – Happy IVGLDSW Day, International Very Good-Looking, Darn Smart Women’s Day. Please send this message to someone you think fits this description. I have already received it from a Very Good-Looking, Damn Smart Woman to pass it on to those that fit the description. Do it to honor those special ladies in your life. To the Girls! Inside every older person is a younger person — wondering what the hell happened. – Cora Harvey Armstrong. Inside me lives a skinny woman crying to get out. But I can usually shut her up with cookies. – Unknown The hardest years in life are those between 10 and 70. – Helen Hayes (at 73). I refuse to think of them as chin hair. I think of them as stray eyebrows. – Jeanette Old age ain’t no place for sissies. – Bette Davis. Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart. – Caryn Leschen If you can’t be a good example – then you’ll just have to be a horrible warning. – Catherine. I’m not going to vacuum until they make one you can ride on. – Roseanne Barr Behind every successful man is a surprised woman – Marion Pearson. Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission. – Eleanor Roosevelt When life hands you lemons, ask for tequila and salt and call me over! – Dean Martin There’s another adage that goes something like ... when you wake, hit the flooring and make the Devil say, “Damn, she’s up!” Tell this to five bright women you know and make their day. Only five! You’ve got to be kidding.

Northeast Philadelphia political legend COUNCILWOMAN JOAN KRAJEWSKI has decided to retire from the helm of the 65th Ward. The long-time public servant and ward leader who represents the blue-collar 65th is stepping down in favor of her City Council successor BOBBY HENON. He has done well as a Councilman and has made friends throughout the close-knit circle of ward leaders. He is so highly regarded that he almost considered a run as Chairman of the Northeast Ward Leaders. Krajewski held this title as well. It appears that 66B veteran WARD LEADER MIKE McALEER will ascend to that post. Another contender is BOB DELLAVELLA, but there appears to be a deal in the making that will allow McAleer to be elected uncontested. JOHN SABATINA was thought by some to be interested in this post, but he will likely continue as the strong Ward Leader of the 56th with a variety of friends in his network of influence. JIM CRUMLISH is picking up steam in his quest to get elected judge of the Court of Common Pleas without the endorsement of City Committee. Crumlish is highly respected with a very-famous family name. His father JIM CRUMLISH, JR. was District Attorney of Philadelphia. It will likely be a low-turnout election, so Crumlish needs every ward leader he can get. JOE FERNANDES, a member of JOHN SABATINA’S law firm, found a way to thread a needle. He was a long shot for endorsement but kept his name in consideration. When a number of candidates drew bad ballot positions or developed other personal problems, Fernandes moved into the endorsed ranks. JUDGE BEN LERNER was the main witness before the Senate Judiciary Committee at the Philadelphia Bar Association. Judge Lerner has been advocating for truth in sentencing in the Philadelphia court system. This proposal would require judges to set a specific amount of years someone would serve time in prison rather than a range of years. His testimony was well received by STATE SEN. STEWART GREENLEAF and other members of the Pennsylvania Senate including STATE SEN. LARRY FARNESE. Philadelphia DA SETH WILLIAMS started a new public-corruption unit. From a public (Cont. Page 25)


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Gov. Tom Corbett’s contention that drug use is responsible for Pennsylvania’s high unemployment rate is disturbing, but not the most-disturbing thing about him, charged State Sen. Tina Tartaglione (D-Kensington). “The Governor’s disdain for the unemployed and the thousands of families affected is long-held and already wellknown,” Tartaglione said. “But the rest of the interview showed a state executive with a poor grasp on Pennsylvania economics and a propensity to freely make statements unburdened by facts.”

Among the glaring misstatements of fact Corbett made in the interview is the contention that “we now have more people working than ever before.” “There are, in fact, more unemployed Pennsylvanians today than there were the day the Governor was inaugurated,” Tartaglione said. “And the size of the labor force is still more than 100,000 short of its peak during the Rendell administration. These are numbers that are easy to obtain by anyone with a computer. It’s stunning.” In one of the interview’s more eye-opening moments, Corbett questioned the accuracy

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of the US Labor Dept.’s employment calculations, saying he recently learned how the unemployment rate is calculated. Addressing criticism that Pennsylvania has fallen from the top ten to the bottom five among states in job creation, Corbett didn’t dispute the figures. “What I dispute is the use of statistics,” he said. Corbett went on to misattribute the quo-

tation about “lies, damn lies and statistics” to Mark Twain, who had actually misattributed it himself in a 1906 magazine article. Corbett also claimed that Pennsylvania’s stubbornly high unemployment rate is due to more people re-entering the workforce after having given up. Figures released by US Dept. of Labor this week indi-

cate the opposite, with two consecutive monthly drops in the size of the labor force. Before making his statement that prospective employees failing drug tests was a chief reason for high unemployment, Corbett also blamed poorly trained Pennsylvania workers who are unable to take advantage of opportunities in the gas drilling industry. The Governor suggested

workers need more training through vocational schools and community colleges. “Year after year the Governor has proposed cuts in funding for the types of training he’s suggesting, including for community colleges, which haven’t received a state funding increase since before the gas boom began,” Tartaglione said. “You can’t just talk the talk, you have to walk the walk.”


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Union Labor… Building it right for a better and stronger community! Laborers’ District Council of the Metropolitan Area of Philadelphia and vicinity is comprised of four unions: Local 332, Samuel Staten, Jr., Vincent Primavera, Jr. Business Manager/Co-Chairman L.E.C.E.T. Co-Chairman Local 135, Daniel L. Woodall, Jr., Damian Lavelle Business Manager L.E.C.E.T. Management Trustee Local 413, James Harper, Jr., Fred Chiarlanza Business Manager L.E.C.E.T. Management Trustee Local 57, Walt Higgins Harry Hopkins Business Manager L.E.C.E.T. Management Trustee Laborers District Council, Ryan N. Boyer, Business Manager.

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Laborers’ District Council promotes a safe work environment, jobs completed on time and on budget, and represents union members, who are well trained, productive, professional, and take pride in their work. Union labor…building better and safer communities in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties.


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Congressman Robert Brady Hosted In Manayunk

PACKED HOUSE filled Winnie’s Le Bus in Manayunk on Monday for Congressman Bob Brady fundraiser. Joining Brady here are members of fundraising host committee: State Sen. Anthony Williams, Mark Lopez, Winnie & Bob Clowry, Jane Lipton and Barbara DeePhotos by Rory McGlasson ley.

BROTHERS IN ARMS! State Rep. Brendan Boyle, who is running for Congress, and his STATE SEN. Anthony Williams introbrother Kevin Boyle join Congressman Bob duces Congressman Bob Brady to Brady at fundraiser on Monday night. packed crowd in Manayunk.

ENJOYING FUNDRAISER in honor of Congressman Bob Brady is Barbara Deeley, Joe Vignola, John Paone, Eleanor Dezzi, Kathleen McGinty, Brady and Bob Borski.

CONGRESSMAN Bob Brady helped to save the 2013 bike race that was renamed the Philly Cycling Classic in 2013. Brady was thanked by many supporters at fundraiser held at Winnie’s Le Bus in Manayunk on Monday.

FOURTH DISTRICT Councilman Curtis Jones Jr., and his Chief of Staff, Al Spivey join guest of honor Congressman Bob Brady at Manayunk fundraiser. Photo by Rory McGlasson

PACKED HOUSE IN MANAYUNK includes Barbara Deeley, Eleanor Dezzi, Kathleen McGinty and Mark Lopez. Both Deeley and Lopez cosponsored event.

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TIMIKA LANE For Judge Common Pull Lever 106 Pleas Court Integrity, Full Knowledge of the Law Chief Legal Counsel, Sen. Anthony H. Williams Former Public Defender Endorsed by Democratic City Committee Endorsed by Labor including: FOP Lodge 5, Laborers District Council, TWU 234 Recommended by Philadelphia Bar Association Paid by Friends of Timika Lane


Judges Joe Waters, Jack McVay and Vic Stabile have one thing in common. Though elected by voters, they still merit the Pennsylvanian Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Commission’s rating as “recommended”. Stabile is the Republican without a primary fight. Waters and McVay will vie in the primary for Democratic votes. According to the Bar’s Judicial Evaluation Commission, a rating of recommended means: “Based on legal ability, experience, integrity and temperament, the candidate would be able to perform satisfactorily as a judge or justice of the court for which he/she is a candidate.” The best rating possible is “highly recommended”, the lowest is “not recommended”. Starting Yesterday, 70 Up And Running

The Committee of Seventy urges voters to direct questions about the upcoming May 21 Primary Election to a national, nonpartisan hotline: 1 (866) OUR-VOTE. Volunteers trained by Seventy will field calls from all across Pennsylvania. The 1 (866) OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683) Election Protection Hotline is sponsored nationally by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and staffed in Pennsylvania by the Committee of Seventy for each

City Commissioners Update Website

The City Commissioners’ website,www.phillyelection.c om, which already has much more information, now lists who is currently elected or appointed Judge and Inspector of Election in your division. GOP Group Seeks Whistleblowers?

The Right To Know Committee of the Philadelphia Republican Leadership Council says it is seeking out “stupidity in government at the city and state level. We want to know what you know. We want your input.” Its online director is David Lynn, who asks he be called at (215) 821-1156. SEPTA Hires Inspector SEPTA is proud to announce the addition of veteran Philadelphia police officer E. Teresa Peay-Clark to SEPTA Transit Police Dept. in the role of Inspector. Inspector Clark was a member of Phila. Police Dept. for 26 years, achieving a variety of ranks and serving in a number of different roles.

Sen. Washington Blasts Lottery Consultant Fees State Sen. LeAnna M. Washington (D-Northwest) has received communication from Revenue Secretary Dan Meuser containing followup from the Feb. 26, 2013 Appropriations hearing. Meuser said in the letter the Commonwealth may owe millions in consultancy and legal fees. To which, Washington answered, “Throughout the Lottery private-management process, I have repeatedly asked about the projected consultancy fees that would arise from the work being done to execute and defend the Private Management Agreement with Camelot. My questions were either dodged or met with extremely vague answers. Now we know why. “Unfortunately, I am not surprised by the excessive cost projections that Secretary Meuser provided to the Appropriations Committee. For an administration that prides itself on rooting out instances of ‘waste, fraud, and abuse,’ this sum represents the kind of misguided policies that continue to hurt working families across the Commonwealth. “The most disappointing part of Secretary Meuser’s response is that even though the PMA deal was disapproved by Attorney General Kane, our seniors will be left with this bill when they can least afford it. “In the wake of continued cuts to aging and human services, too many older Pennsylvanians are struggling to make ends meet. The money owed by the Commonwealth to these firms cuts into vital services that are funded by the lottery. As a result, even less money will be available to fund programs that seniors depend on to live healthy and independent lives.”

Senators Seek ‘Vets First’ Tax-Credit Bills

Committee Passes Bills To Aid City’s Taxpayers

State Sen. Mike Stack (DNortheast) and State Rep. Bryan Barbin (D-Cambria) have urged the Senate to take action on “Vets First Tax Credit” legislation which would provide a $4,000 tax credit for each veteran an employer hires. The Barbin bill, HB 159, was unanimously approved by the House in March and has been referred to the Senate Finance Committee. Stack’s companion bill, SB 468, has been referred to the equivalent committee. In order to qualify for a Vet’s First tax credit, the taxpayer who owns a small business is required to certify the veteran was hired for a new position in the taxpayer’s business or was hired to fill the position of another employee who voluntarily separated from employment with the taxpayer and to agree to continue the operation of its small business for at least five years following the taxable year for which the taxpayer first claims the tax credit.

The House Urban Affairs Committee has passed several bills that would give Philadelphia more authority to provide targeted tax relief to homeowners and allow the city to get tougher on tax deadbeats. Here’s a breakdown of the bills: HB 388 targets tax delinquents by allowing the City to put a lien against all the properties owned by the tax delinquent within the Commonwealth. HB 390 allows the City to provide aid to individuals based on age and financial need, such as occurs when the City hikes property taxes for longtime residents in gentrifying neighborhoods. HB 391 allows Philadelphia to accept periodic payments of property taxes. This is in response to concerns of those people who may not be able to pay such a large bill all at once.

Goode Pushes Study On Employment

Councilman Wilson Goode wants City Council to get a handle on the city’s ability to develop what it takes to prepare a workforce to help draw more business into the city. He has introduced a resolution authorizing the Committee on Commerce & Economic Development to do so. It cited the unemployment rate in Philadelphia as of September 2010 was a staggering 10.2%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the unemployment rate in many of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods far exceeded even that level.

Lawmakers’ Surplus Reaches $140M

Despite widespread state spending cuts, the General Assembly ended fiscal 2011-12 with an uncommitted surplus of $140 million, according to an audit report approved Wednesday by a state commission. The report, approved by the Legislative Audit Advisory Commission, also shows 80% of the $306 million spent by the legislative branch that fiscal year went for salaries and benefits of lawmakers and staff. The surplus was reduced last year by $43 million from a $183 million surplus in fiscal 2010-11, and is nearing an appropriate level, said State Rep. Gordon Denlinger (Cont. Page 18)

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The Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters, which represents every Teamsters local union in the state and over 95,000 members, has officially endorsed Brendan Boyle for Congress in the 13th Congressional Dist. Boyle addressed the conference this week about economic opportunity for all Pennsylvanians. Immediately after, President Bill Hamilton made a motion the Teamsters officially endorse Boyle for Congress. It carried unanimously by all members. Teamsters President Bill Hamilton said, “Brendan is a fighter for working families. We are proud to endorse him and will work hard to see him elected.” Boyle stated, “I am excited to have earned the Pennsylvania Teamsters endorsement. This is a campaign for working men and women who deserve the opportunity to live out the American Dream. That starts with supporting good jobs and ensuring access to a great education. The excitement we have gotten at the grassroots level for our campaign is truly overwhelming and this endorsement continues that momentum.” Boyle, who currently represents Northeast Philadelphia and Montgomery Co. in the state legislature, recently announced his candidacy for Congress and has already received a flood of key endorsements. They include Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, IBEW Local 98, Sprinklerfitters Local 692, Plumbers Local 690, Steamfitters Local 520, Iron Workers Local 401, Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 1, Operating

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Engineers Local 542, Communication Workers of America Local 13000, the Transport Workers Union, and Congressman Bob Brady.

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year’s primary and general elections. “It’s a great resource for voters with any questions about elections,” said Molly Morrill, who is overseeing Seventy’s 2013 Primary Election Day program. Morrill encouraged callers not to wait until the May 21 primary to get information about voting, including polling place locations, deadlines for absentee ballots and Election Day rules. “The earlier you get prepared to vote, the better,” she added. The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the May 21 primary is Tuesday, May 14 by 5:00 p.m. Completed absentee ballots must be received by County Boards of Election by Friday, May 17 by 5:00 p.m. For absentee ballot application forms and contact information for County Boards of Elections, go to www.votespa.com or call 1 (877) VOTESPA (1-877-8683772).


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Heard on the Hill / in City Hall (Cont. From Page 15) (R-Lancaster), the commission chairman. “The reserve is maintained to allow the General Assembly to operate during a stalemate,” he said. The General Assembly spends about $30 million each month and needs to be able to operate independently in case of a prolonged state budget stalemate as happened in 2009 with former Gov. Ed Rendell, said Denlinger. Stalemates are more likely to occur when state government is under divided political control, he explained. Lawmakers had openly discussed reducing the surplus to $120 million last year, but the audit report indicates that goal wasn’t reached, said Capitol activist Tim Potts. Another activist leveled a broader criticism of the legislative surplus which has developed over decades. “The slush fund is justified as an emergency reserve to protect the balance of power should the budget not be done Jun. 30, 2012,” said Eric Epstein, cofounder of RocktheCapital.com. “Surplus money has been used in ways over the years that have nothing to do with a budget impasse.” The General Assembly has ignored previous recommendations from an auditor to adopt a policy to cap the surplus and monitor it, said Epstein. Greenlee Bill Would Curb Stolen Properties

Councilman Bill Greenlee has introduced a bill which aims to curb the number of stolen properties committed through deed theft. The bill places many roadblocks in the beginning of the recording process to prevent the deed theft from occurring. The Councilman has worked over a number of years to reduce the number of properties stolen throughout the City by placing additional

regulations on the recording of deeds, but deed theft continues to be a rampant problem. This new legislation requires that a purchaser of a property who foregoes title insurance must sign a statement as presented by the Records Dept. acknowledging the risks and benefits of not purchasing it. Under the legislation, before the recording of the deed, the Records Dept. will perform a records check and determine whether the required documentation for the deed has been presented. If there is no discrepancy, the Department will record the deed pursuant to state law. If there is a discrepancy and the Department is satisfied with the purchaser’s explanation for the discrepancy, the deed will be recorded. If however, the Department determines there is no reasonable explanation for the discrepancy, the deed will be stamped “Not Certified,” and be recorded. The Department must then notify the proper governmental agency of the suspected fraud. The legislation also calls for the Law Dept. or an agency designated by the Mayor to develop and administer a Tangled Title Assistance Program to help the victims of deed theft obtain legal services and other resources because many victims do not know how to resolve the tangled title process. While this bill does not stop a deed from being recorded, it does place red flags on the deeds and will hopefully prevent the thieves from risking being caught. Deed thieves will know the City will come after them. “A home is the most valuable and important thing people will own in their lives,” Greenlee stated. “It is government’s responsibility to take whatever steps are necessary

to protect a citizen’s property.”

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State Reps. Brendan F. Boyle and Thomas P. Murt, chair and co-chair of the Eastern Montgomery CountyNortheast Philadelphia Legislative Alliance, urged state lawmakers to use the upcoming transportation funding process to dedicate resources to renovating the Huntingdon Pike (PA 232) and Philmont Avenue corridors, both of which run through Northeast Philadelphia and Montgomery Cos. “As someone who represents a district that includes both of these roadways and drives on them almost every day, I call on our colleagues in the House and Senate to take this opportunity to commit funding to the renovation of what are two of the major corridors in our region,” said Boyle. “The condition of these roads is deteriorating every year, restricting traffic flow and further driving up the future cost of eventually addressing these issues.” Murt emphasized the economic benefit of investment in the region’s core infrastructure. “Going forward with rehabilitating these roadways will not only create jobs in construction and other related industries, but will also improve traffic flow and ease congestion on surrounding roads, allowing people and goods to move more efficiently through our region,” said Murt. “Investing in our roads and other transportation links is a critical factor in attracting businesses and other forms of investment to our communities, so this call for funding is not just a transportation issue, but an economic and quality of life issue as well.”

GONE BUT not forgotten, Trainer Norman “Reds” Torpey, Sr. will be enshrined posthumously, joining Jenkins, Tyrell Biggs, Charley Burley, Chuck Hasson, John Mulvenna, Ivan Robinson, Mario Saurennann, Steve Smoger, BEHIND EVERY great boxer, there is a great trainer, and and Roy Williams as part 2013 that is evidenced by the fact that three trainers have been Penna. Boxing Hall of Fame named as part of the 2013 Penna. Boxing Hall of Fame Class. Class. Also that evening, Gary Trainer Fred Jenkins, Sr., pictured here with Councilwoman Preston will be honored as the Jannie Blackwell, will be enshrined at induction ceremony Veteran Boxers Association on May 19 at Romano’s Caterers. Person of the Year.

Rep. Jordan Harris Among Youngest House Members by Joe Shaheeli Philadelphia boasts two of the three youngest members in the State House. They are State Reps. Jordan Harris, 186th Legislative Dist., and J.P. Miranda, 186th Legislative Dist. Twenty-eight-year-old Harris, like Miranda, is in heavily populated Democratic districts and know their chances at holding the seats down for years to come are exceedingly good. Harris, now 28, is senior by a year. But he talks like an oldtimer. New to elected office, he is experienced as a leader, first serving two years as executive director of City’s Youth Commission. Prior to that, he served as a staffer working Congressman Chaka Fattah’s Gear Plan with the School District. Through that process, he understood what he now sees to be a key problem which needs serious consideration, the reduction of recidivism: how to keep released inmates from returning to prison. He says, “We’ve been doing the same things over and over again and all our efforts show little progress.” He’s introduced two pieces

Rep. Jordan Harris ....seasoned at early age of legislation he hopes will gain traction. His premises for both are simple: “We want to find and help those prisoners being released who want to do right.” His HB 909 affords those who were arrested, placed on trial, and found not guilty a chance to have their records expunged without going through a laborious and costly process. HB 908 will give offenders who served time for less-serious crimes a chance to go before a judge after seven years to show why they deserve to be pardoned. Along with those aids, he sees the necessity to probe every opportunity to find employment for them. Being pragmatic, what he hopes to do in Harrisburg is to insure his district represents his constituency well. “Already we

have serviced with state and city needs over 1,000 of our voters who have learned our staff is ready and willing to help them.” One of his worries is Gov. Tom Corbett’s effort to privatize the liquor system in Pennsylvania. He sums his concern by saying, “We have 52 wineand-spirit shops in Philadelphia. If Corbett gets his way, we will have close to 250 outlets selling liquor in this city.” He noted the communities have long had problems with stop-and-go shops that carried beer licenses. They became the hubs for criminal activity. Surprisingly, another concern comes from the fact he was the beneficiary of close family ties. Born and raised in South Philadelphia in the 1400 block of S. 17th Street, he says, “My grandmother and her sisters still live across from where I was born. From her I learned vividly of the plights and needs of seniors. One of those was hearing loss and the inability to pay for hearing aids. So I hope to get the General Assembly involved in making hearing aids affordable to seniors by getting them tax credits.”


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BREWERYTOWN’S newest food cafe, iMunch, at 1233 N. 31st Street, found itself swamped by crowd of supporters attending fundraiser hosted by LDC’s Ryan Boyer for Traffic Court candidate Omar Sabir. In photo are owner J. Roger Powe, Nicetown CDC President Zakariyya Abdur Rahman, Boyer, State Reps. Michelle Brownlee and Ron Waters, and candidate Sabir.

iMUNCH owner J. Roger Powe gives Omar Sabir and State Rep. Michelle Brownlee a welcoming hug as State Rep. Ron Waters looks on.

Council Hears AVI Complaints CROWDED auditorium heaped AVI and budget questions and complaints on City Council members as they held hearing hosted by 6th Dist. Councilman Bob Henon in his district at Lincoln HS. Council Members above were Denny O’Brien, Henon, President Darrell Clarke, Council’s CFO Folasade OlanipekunPhoto by Harry Leech Lewis, David Oh and Mark Squilla.

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In The Court of Common Pleas Philadelphia County Civil Action – Law No. 121201390 Notice of Action in Mortgage Foreclosure Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc., Plaintiff vs. The Unknown Heirs of Samson O. Adenaike, Deceased, Christina Adenaike, Solely in Her Capacity as Heir of Samson O. Adenaike, Deceased, David Adenaike, Solely in His Capacity as Heir of Samson O. Adenaike, Deceased, Emmanuel Adenaike, Solely in His Capacity as Heir of Samson O. Adenaike, Deceased, Israel Adenaike E, Solely in His Capacity as Heir of Samson O. Adenaike, Deceased, Michael Adenaike, Solely in His Capacity as Heir of Samson O. Adenaike, Deceased & Samuel Adenaike, Solely in His Capacity as Heir of Samson O. Adenaike, Deceased, Mortgagor and Real Owner, Defendants To: The Unknown Heirs of Samson O. Adenaike, Deceased, Christina Adenaike, Solely in Her Capacity as Heir of Samson O. Adenaike, Deceased, David Adenaike, Solely in His Capacity as Heir of Samson O. Adenaike, Deceased, Emmanuel Adenaike, Solely in His Capacity as Heir of Samson O. Adenaike, Deceased, ISRAEL Adenaike, Solely in His Capacity as Heir of Samson O. Adenaike, Deceased, Michael Adenaike, Solely in His Capacity as Heir of Samson O. Adenaike, Deceased & Samuel Adenaike, Solely in His Capacity as Heir of Samson O. Adenaike, Deceased, Defendants, whose last known address is 5228 Vine 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, Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc., has filed a Mortgage Foreclosure Complaint endorsed with a notice to defend against you in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, docketed to No. 121201390, wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 5228 Vine 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 or 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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(Cont. From Page 7) is another victory in what has been a long battle to establish new ways of viewing the causes of youth violence. In 1985, former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop declared violence to be a publichealth issue, and in the year 2000, former Surgeon General David Satcher released a report declaring youth violence as a threat to public health and called for federal, state, local and private entities to invest in research to inform intervention programs. There is no denying that intervention is needed. In a 2011 survey of highschool students under 18, the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) found 16% of male students and 7.8% of female students reported being in a physical fight on school property in the 12 months preceding the survey; 5.9% did not

to answer the question, “what has happened to you,” rather than, “what is wrong with you,” and by doing so, the proper specialists can begin asking the question, “how can I help you?” The public-health model itself has a specific protocol — at-risk populations are identified, given information and education about the health problem and treated. Steps to contain the epidemic are taken, and preventive measures are put into place. I believe this is the model that will finally bring about a breakthrough in the age-old struggle to find solutions and corrective remedies for the youth violence epidemic, and this will undoubtedly help to keep our young people on the right track.

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— but I believe that it is time we abandon a solely reactionary response to this youth violence epidemic and start to deal with this proactively. Viewing youth violence from a public health perspective allows trained professionals to treat the root causes of the violence — traumas — rather than simply punishing the violent acts that stem from them. Furthermore, by viewing perpetrators of youth violence through a new lens, experts and authorities will be able to deal with them more compassionately, taking into account the many traumatic experiences that have undoubtedly conditioned them towards violence. This change in perspective calls for medical and scientific intervention to seek


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(Cont. From Page 7) Harmonia Club, 2404 Orthodox St. Shrimp, beef and beer. Tickets $35. 6 p.m. May 5- Fundraiser for judicial candidate Donna DeRose at Harmonia Club, 2404 Orthodox St., 4-7 p.m. Shrimp, beef & beer. Tickets $35. May 6-7- “Cost of Violence” National Conference hosted by Mothers in Charge at Sheraton Hotel and Commencement Of Peace Gala at Sheet Metal Workers Hall, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd., 5:30 p.m. Tickets $85. For info Dorothy Johnson-Speight (215) 2281718. For tickets Peter Lyde (267) 303-3203. May 7- Republican City Com-

mittee holds Primary Election gala at Cannstatter Volksfest Verein, 9130 Academy Rd, 5 p.m. Tickets $125. For info (215) 561-0650. May 7- James B. Shaw hosts fundraiser for Judge Kenneth J. Powell, Jr. at Orpheus Club, 254 S. Van Pelt St., 5:30-7:30 pm. For info Judy Camiel (610) 304-0471 or (610) 668-1730. May 8- Elite Donors Wine & Cheese Fundraiser for Traffic Ct. candidate Lewis Harris, Jr., 1218 Chestnut St., Su. 2901, 6-8:30 p.m. Donations $100, $200, $300. May 8- Germantown Republican Club celebrates V-E Day at Chestnut 7 Restaurant, 8201 Germantown Ave., 7-9 p.m. Key speaker is Verne Rider, former veterans’ congressional liaison. For info germantownrepublicanclub@gmail.com.

May 9- State Sen. Anthony Williams and Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell sponsor Candidates Forum at 1st Dist. Plaza at 3801 Market St., 6-9 p.m. For info Jeffrey Felder (267) 809-2626. In attendance 3rd, 6th, 24th, 27th, 44th, 46th, 51st and 60th wards, May 9- 21st Ward GOP hosts Fundraiser at Finnigan’s Wake, 3rd & Spring Garden Sts., 6-9 p.m. Wine, beer, food and friends. Tickets $40. For info Walt Vogler (215) 482-2834. May 9- Fish Fry Fundraiser for Donna Laws for judge at Champagne, 21 E. Chelten Ave., 6-10 p.m. Tickets $10. For info Toni Laws. May 9- Candidates Night at Miracle Temple, 2600 Tasker St., 6-9 p.m. Fish Fry and Chicken Sandwiches $5. For info (215) 334-4430. (Cont. Page 26)

SEPTA Warns Pedestrians

It’s a call no parent, spouse or friend should have to take — their loved one isn’t coming home because he or she made a fatal decision to take a shortcut across the train tracks. Yet every day, people across the Greater Philadelphia region are increasing the chances that their families and friends will receive devastating news because they made a risky choice. To remind the public of the dangers of walking along, playing by or cutting across its train and trolley tracks and through its rail yards and depots, SEPTA held its firstever “Make the Safe Choice” Safety Awareness Day on Wednesday, May 1. From 69:30 a.m., 500 Authority employees and City Year corps members distributed educational materials and answered safety questions at more than 160 SEPTA rail, trolley and bus stations, loops and transportation centers throughout

the Authority’s five-county service area. Safety messages were also displayed on the Authority’s vehicles and in its stations. “You wouldn’t walk down the middle of the highway, why would you walk along the tracks? The tracks are the highway for our trains,” said SEPTA General Mgr. Joseph M. Casey. Rail fatalities, accidental and intentional, are a national problem. Through the first four months of 2013, there have been eight deaths involving SEPTA’s Regional Rail and Broad Street lines. Sadly, that puts the Authority on a pace this year that could exceed the 12 deaths on all modes in 2012. “The majority of transit-related incidents are preventable,” said SEPTA System Safety Director Scott Sauer. “A moving train can’t steer out of the way of an object or person in the tracks and it

takes more effort and time to slow or stop a train. By crossing the tracks instead of using a dedicated overpass or underpass to get to the other side of station, people are putting themselves in imminent, and unnecessary, danger.” More than 1 million customers ride SEPTA’s trains, buses and trolleys every day and thousands more of the region’s residents live near the Authority’s stations, shops, vehicles, infrastructure and facilities. Because so many people interact with SEPTA on a daily basis, the Authority is committed not only to providing a safe travel environment for its customers, but also to ensuring all members of the public understand how to “make the safe choice” when riding on or walking near mass-transit vehicles and facilities. “You can never be too rushed to be cautious,” said (Cont. Page 28)


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tions for its workers courtesy of City Council. The cost of this procedure is around $50,000 per person. As part of the LGBT Equality Bill introduced by COUNCILMAN JIM KENNEY, gender-specific terms like “mother” and “father” will be removed from all future city forms and replaced with terms such as “parent/legal guardian”. It also requires employers to change the name and gender of an employee upon request of that employee regardless of

the individual’s legal name or gender. Both COUNCILMEN BRIAN O’NEILL and DAVID OH voted against this bill. Unfortunately, COUNCILMAN DENNY O’BRIEN had a brain cramp and voted with the liberals. STATE REP. JOHN TAYLOR has been hard at work ensuring that the State Legislature is providing Philly Taxpayers the relief we need. The House Urban Affairs Committee has passed several bills supported by Taylor that

would give Philadelphia more authority to provide targeted tax relief to homeowners and allow the City to get tougher on property tax deadbeats. “The City of Philadelphia has been asking for the authority to better target tax delinquents and help property owners who face daunting tax bills,” Taylor said. “These bills give the City the tools to make the kind of reforms necessary to help our taxpayers.” The bills move to the whole House for a vote.

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(Cont. From Page 10) relations standpoint, this is an excellent idea. However, in the highly politically charged atmosphere of the city, this may be perceived as an attack on the party establishment. But such a view is unreasonable. Former Pennsylvania ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY PAPPERT commented on WPVI’s political talk show, “Inside Story”, that the endorsement by CONGRESSMAN BOB BRADY of STATE SEN. MIKE

STACK will bolster his chances of successfully capturing the Democratic nomination for Governor. No one should’ve been surprised about the endorsement. Brady has been a dear friend to the Stack family and a mentor to Sen. Stack. A resolution in City Council providing tax benefits to companies that offer health coverage to LGBT employees’ life partners and children drew three interesting opponents. The only three to vote against the measure were Republican COUNCILMEN BRIAN O’NEILL and DAVID OH – and Democratic COUNCILMAN BILL GREEN.

Spain just got a big boost in name recognition because Featherman’s column was picked up by the Drudge Report. ADAM GATTUSO is now working for Monroe Energy. He is a member of the Mayor’s Task Force on Advanced Manufacturing. We can expect to see him in a visible role with GOV. TOM CORBETT’S reelection campaign. Philadelphia is now going to pay for sex-change opera-

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(Cont. From Page 10) Chester Co. SHERIFF CAROLYN “BUNNY” WELCH was criticized for being involved with a raffle that included guns as prizes. The raffle will be held at the Downingtown Country Club on May 13 and proceeds will benefit the Sheriff’s Dept.’s dog unit. Prizes include $100 and two guns, one of which is a Colt AR-15 which is apparently similar to the gun used in the Newtown Connecticut killings. Welch noted the guns were donated and that winner would be subject to a background check. We may have a serious female candidate for Mayor in 2015. DANA SPAIN, a business executive, apparently is interested in running. Spain, a resident of Queens Village, currently runs DLG Communications, a branding firm. In 2008, she sold a magazine that she founded, Philadelphia Style, for an undisclosed figure. While she has not been active in politics, she has been

involved in civic affairs. She founded the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. She has also been on the boards the Philadelphia Police Foundation and the Center City District’s Retail Marketing Alliance. It appears she has sufficient wealth to contribute heavily to her own campaign if she decides to run. Some have questioned whether she has the ability to run this City with its complex financial problems. Perhaps what we need is a successful business person to help fix the financial mess created by a long list of politicians. Former GOP mayoral candidate JOHN FEATHERMAN has landed the perfect gig as a guest columnist for Philly.com. Featherman combines just the right amount of intelligence, lunacy and political insight to make his column enjoyable and not too far-fetched. His most-recent column focused on potential mayoral candidates. In addition to Spain, his list includes SAM KATZ, STATE REP. JOHN TAYLOR, ELMER MONEY, JOE MCCOLGAN and KAREN BROWN.

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(Cont. From Page 24) May 10- City Controller Forum sponsored by Greater N.E. Phila. Chamber of Commerce at Wesley Enhanced Living, 8401 E. Roosevelt Blvd., 8:30 a.m. All candidates invited. $10 at door. (215) 332-3400. May 10- Fish or Chicken Fry sponsored by Beth & Mike Pender, 13th Ward committeeman, at Lou & Choo’s Lounge,21st & Hunting Park. Also marking Beth’s “pre retirement” celebration, 5-10 p.m. Donation $10. Benefiting 3800 Block N. 16th St. May 11- State Rep. Michelle Brownlee hosts Pre-Mother’s Day Celebration at her office, 2839 W. Girard Ave., 12-3 p.m. For info (215) 6843738. May 11- Councilman Kenyatta Johnson hosts Mother’s Day Senior Ball at St. Charles Sr. Community Ctr., 1941 Christian St., 2-6 p.m. Mothers honored with free food, music and live entertainment. To reserve a seat call Tiphanie (215) 686-3412 by May 6. May 11- Ward 40A Democratic Club hosts Beef & Beer at Italo-American Bocci Social Club, 2001 Point Breeze Ave., 7-11 p.m. Donation $50. May 13- Democratic City Committee Jefferson Jackson Cocktail Party at Sheet Metal Ha., 1301 S. Columbus Blvd., 5:30 p.m. Tickets $150. For info (215) 2417804. May 14- Fundraiser for Common Pleas Court Judge Kenneth J. Powell, Jr. hosted by attorneys George Bochetto and Gavin Lenz at 1524 Locust St., 6-8 p.m. For info Judy Camiel (610) 668-1730. May 14- Fundraiser for DA candidate Danny Alvarez at Paddy Whacks, 2nd & South Sts., 8:30-11:30 p.m. For the young and young at heart. Beer, wine, roast beef and meatballs. Tickets $40, Students $25.

May 15- Firefighter Hero Plaque Dedication honoring Laddermen Gilloway and Paxon from Truck 2 and Hosemen Fischer and Murray from Engine 21 at Ladder 02’s Station, 4th & Arch St., 11 a.m. Followed by luncheon at station. May 15- Friends host Fundraiser for 63rd Ward Committeeman John Duffy at Cottage Green, 9001 Ashton Rd, 6-10 p.m. Will defray new housing costs following stroke. Tickets $50. For info Linda Gaynor (267) 2577414. Checks payable to Friends of John Duffy, 8932 Alicia St., Phila., PA 19115. May 16- District Attorney R. Seth Williams and 2nd Chance Foundation host 2nd All Faiths Prayer for Peace Breakfast at 1st District Plaza, Grand Ballrm., 3801 Market St., 8 a.m. Ticket $25. Keynote speaker is Bishop Keith W. Reed, Sr., Pastor Sharon Baptist Ch. For info call (215) 792-4158. May 16- Fish or Chicken Fry hosted by Friends of Councilwoman Cindy Bass, at Lou & Choo’s, 2101 W. Hunting Park Ave., 5-9 p.m. Tickets $15. Make checks payable to Friends of Cindy Bass. May 16- Hardy Williams Education Fund hosts Scholarship Award Reception at Tendenza, 969 N. 2nd St., 5:30 p.m. reception, program at 6:30. Comcast VP David L. Cohen keynote speaker. May 17- 60th Ward Democrats hold Fish Fry and Candidates Night at 5542 Chestnut St. Fish fry starts 11 a.m. and candidates 6-9 p.m. Candidates $50. May 17- 33rd Ward Progressive Democrats hold Fundraiser, Juniata G.C., 1391 Cayuga St., 7 p.m.-12 a.m. Tickets $30.00, 2 for $50. For info Donna Aument (215) 370-3689. May 17- State Sen. Shirley Kitchen and Sid Booker host Get Out Vote Rally at Club LaPointe, 4600 N. Broad St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Radio Personality Patty Jackson, Mayor Michael Nutter, Council President Darrell L. Clarke, Congressman Chaka Fattah.


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121037

An Ordinance amending Section 19-2600 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Business Income Receipts Taxes,”by, including but not limited to, modifying certain definitions, all under certain terms and conditions.

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An Ordinance authorizing the Office of the City Treasurer, on behalf of the City, to enter into an agreement with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. for provision of payroll banking services to the City, under certain terms and conditions.

130227

An Ordinance amending Section 19-200 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “City Funds - Deposits, Investments, Disbursements,” by amending Section 19-201, entitled “City Depositories,” by authorizing the City Treasurer to deposit funding Bank of New York Mellon, under certain terms and conditions.

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

Michael A. Cibik, Esquire American Bankruptcy Board Certified Question: Should you buy a car prior to filing Chapter 13? Answer: You may want to consider buying a car prior to filing your Chapter 13 bankruptcy case. Filing bankruptcy isn’t a matter of going to your bankruptcy lawyer’s office, plunking your money down, and signing a few documents. It involves planning. Chapter 13 bankruptcy – if you’re over median income (using the six-month average prior to filing) – is a five-year process. If you’ve got an older car, you’re probably better off replacing it prior to filing. If it dies or begins “nickel and diming you to death” dur-

car to do better on the means test? No. But if you need a car, it’s best to take care of that prior to filing. And if that helps you on the means test, well, so be it. Buy a high-quality used car, and be sure you need to buy a vehicle. For example, if you have a 2008 model vehicle with 60,000 miles on it that you just paid off, I would not advise you to buy a newer car prior to filing. In contrast, however, if you owned a 2004 with 120,000, I would. As Justice Potter Stewart would likely say, I can’t define it, but I know it when I see it. Next Week’s Question: Do you ever want to live the lifestyle of the rich and famous? Celebrities file bankruptcy too!

by Tom Flynn and Rocco DeGregorio Question: I am 15 and I am very interested in cars. I would like to be a mechanic when I am done school. Can you give me any tips on what I should do to be able to get a job when I graduate? I have worked on some cars before, but not a lot, and I am sure most places want experience, right? Answer: Dear reader, we are so happy to hear that you are trying to get a jump start to your career! There are many things that you can do to help yourself get started. I don’t know what area you are in, but if there is a tech high school near you that has an automotive program going there for your junior and senior year, it would be a good step in the right di-

rection. After you finish trade high school, there are many tech colleges around that offer automotive programs as well. Also, try and get your foot in the door at an auto-body shop for an internship. We often offer internship programs to local students. Check in at our shop or other shops. Most would love to have an eager worker like you as long as you have a work permit and they have an opening for you! Most importantly, never let yourself get discouraged if you get turned down. Always keep learning and trying for your goal! Good luck! 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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ing your bankruptcy, you’ll need to file a motion to incur debt. You’ll have to make the case for needing that newer vehicle, and getting an order entered will take about a month. Net/net, it’s a hassle, and a hassle you probably won’t want to deal with if your transmission just failed or the vehicle can’t be driven because of some major mechanical failure. Buying a car will also help you on the means test, which determines how much you’ll need to pay to your unsecured creditors in your plan. No car note means no ownership allowance on the means test. That, in turn, means (pardon the pun) that you lose $517 on the means test. Am I saying you buy the

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SEPTA Urges Safety (Cont. From Page 24) Sauer. “Just taking a few seconds to check your surroundings, staying behind yellow lines on platforms and not running to catch a train or bus can be the difference between life and death.” SEPTA’s system-wide Safety Awareness Day is unprecedented — this is believed to be the only such all-out endeavor by a US transit organization. “At least once a month, our safety officers visit railroad, rail transit and bus stations across the Authority, reviewing regulations and precautions with thousands of passengers,” said Sauer. “We often visit locations as a result of community request or stations that have had a high volume of passengers or trespassers.” Among the stations frequently targeted for Safety Blitzes are Overbrook and Fern Rock Regional Rail stations and Leamy Avenue on the Route 101 Trolley line — locations that have copious amounts of trespassers. “We find that people either don’t recognize that entering the track area is trespassing and a violation of the law, or that they believe they will be able to hear the train or trolley coming and get out of the way,” said Sauer. “What they don’t realize is that a train or trolley can come on any track at any time, not all vehicles make all stops and electric trains are very quiet. You should never assume you will hear the vehicle coming and have time to get out of the

way.” SEPTA’s System Safety Dept. also makes Operation Lifesaver rail safety presentations to students from kindergarten through high school and to a wide variety of audiences such as hearing and visually impaired adults, driver’s education students, emergency responders and professional drivers. SEPTA offers the presentations free of charge to school and community groups. “We urge more organizations to take advance of the Operation Lifesaver training we provide,” said Casey. Each program is tailored to the specific audience and includes a slide show, video and question-and-answer session. “We have made Operation Lifesaver presentations to thousands of children and adults throughout our service region over the last seven or eight years and we find that younger children understand the dangers of trespassing on or near the rails, but adults don’t comprehend the risk they are taking,” said Sauer. “I ask those people that, before they make the deliberate choice to walk along the tracks, they think about their families and the loved ones that are waiting for them to come home.” For more information about SEPTA safety and to download PDFs of safety tips for all SEPTA modes, visit http://www.septa.org/safety/ti ps/. For information about SEPTA’s Operation Lifesaver presentations, and to schedule a presentation, call (215) 5807800. For more information about Operation Lifesaver,

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by Michael P. Boyle, Esq. In a recent column, I discussed the proposal floated by the Obama administration to switch to what is called the “chained CPI” method when calculating cost-of-living increases to Social Security benefits. The end result of switching to this method would lead to lower increases in COLAs in the future. A recent study by the Congressional Budget Office suggests that implementing the chained

CPI (consumer price index) method would have a greater impact on seniors. According to the CBO, “the chained CPI may understate growth in the cost of living for some groups. For instance, some evidence indicates the cost of living grows at a faster rate for the elderly than for younger people, in part because changes in health care prices play a disproportionate role in older people’s cost of living.” See http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default

time residents to determine a real-estate tax freeze. State Rep. Mike MC GEEHAN proposes installment paying of taxes. Bravo trio! State Sen. DAYLIN LEACH reportedly sent the Governor a list of jurist names to fill the vacancy on the State Supreme Court. He should KEEP OUT of it. It won’t work, and there are no brownie points…. In the city judicial races, Judge Fran SHIELDS has a speech of fact and levity. Forceful talkers are Henry LEWANDOWSKI, and /files/cbofiles/ attachments/44083_ChainedCPI.pdf. The CBO looked at a measure of inflation called the CPI-E, which gives greater weight to the costs of health care and other goods/services seniors consume in greater numbers. The CBO found that, since 1982, inflation as measured by the CPI-E has been 0.2% higher, on average, than inflation as measured by other CPI measures. The longer-term difference between the growth rates of the CPI-E and CPI-U (for all urban consumers) mainly reflects the fact a larger percentage of spending by seniors is for items whose

Dawn TANCREDI, Timika LANE and SIERRA Street – the latter two both out of Bright HOPE Church. Making friends are Tracy ROMAN and Marty COLEMAN. Joe FERNANDES is also a Consul General. MABLE C. Windham retired as 17th Ward Leader. This grand lady of the Old South will really be missed for her graciousness. Raynard HUGHES, her successor, knows Mable’s shoes are big to fill. He is in SEPTA management.... Mark SEGAL is still winning prizes from Press Assoprices rise especially quickly. In particular, compared with everyone else, seniors devote a much larger percentage of spending to medical care. This means slowing the growth of COLAs (by switching to a chained CPI) will adversely impact seniors, whose living costs are rising at a higher rate than their benefits. The study observes a “chained version of the CPI-E could be developed to better account for economic substitution by seniors, but doing so would require collecting significantly more data about the purchasing patterns of the elderly.”

ciations. He is praising City Council for their strongest LGBT legislation EVER! GOV. Tom Corbett continues to keep his poll figures LOW. Negative ADS are out already across the state. Leave office NOW, Gov!... BIRTHDAYS: The unsinkable DUCKY BIRTS celebrated his 77th year with a strong life force taking him easily to 110! Joe FOX, President of PHILLY A.O.H. What can one say? A grand and good man, he is! And AOH 4 in Montgomery Co. celebrated its 10th birthday. Tom COUGHLIN is President. VETS: George PEREZ in Congressman Bob BRADY’s office notes the Congressional God Medal will be given to the 65th Infantry Division Regiment – the famed “Borinqueneers”…. PHILLY LABOR website of Joe DOC, Jr. wants vets to know that lifeinc.today.com offers

VETS advice on job-seeking. The site reports UPS is content with a five-year contract. But SEPTA conductors had to reject an offer. JOE ASHDALE, Painters’ & Glaziers’ Chief, keeps rising up the Labor Ladder. He just returned from a week in Washington...ED HARKINS, political guy for the Bucks Boilermakers, reports unionization is more successful in lifetime career satisfaction with increasing good jobs than college attainment. Not to be missed: Is the DAY OF THE ROPE Dinner by AOH 25. Bill TAYLOR of the Plasterers’ Union is the principal honoree. The event commemorates the hanging of good and innocent union men during the early days of labor organizing in Schuylkill and Carbon Cos. It will be held on May 3 in Joe DOC’S Bridgeman’s Hall, 7-11 p.m., for $50.

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(Cont. From Page 10) LEM. The big problem with AVI is that it is not done right. City COUNCIL asked for the computation formula BEFORE the Budget Hearings. The asked DURING the Budget Hearings. So WHERE IS and WHAT IS the SUPER-SECRET FORMULA? Taxpayers must accept the FORMULA results without knowing the HOW! Matt

RUBEN, Northern Liberties citizen, explained taxpayer thoughts. Let’s CHECK individual sales and values; start with the home of the Finance Director. AVI will soon spawn a plethora of APPEAL PREPARATION businesses.... State LAWMAKERS are proposing good legislation that might ease A.V.I. PAIN. State Rep. Cherelle PARKER proposes that delinquents receive tax liens. State Rep. Mike O’BRIEN wants AGE and FINANCES of long-

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CITY OF PHILADELPHIA ADVERTISEMENT The City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia International Airport, is requesting PROPOSALS for “SECURITY & SPECIAL SYSTEMS ENGINEERING SERVICES”. All proposals are to be submitted to www.phila.gov/contracts/ by 5pm MAY 22, 2013 and also as directed in the REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS. Interested firms are invited to download the rfp directly from http://www.phila.gov/contracts/ (click under “eContract Philly”).

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA ADVERTISEMENT The City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia International Airport, is requesting PROPOSALS for “ON-CALL MARKETING & GRAPHIC DESIGN SERVICES”.

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BACKERS of State Rep. John Taylor gathered to promote leading Republican lawmaker at in Rittenhouse Square. Joining Taylor, left, here were attorneys Jim DiVergilis of Phila. Regional Port Authority and Neil Morris.

SAVORING aromatic cigars in rear garden of Colonial Dames of America’s gemlike hall on Latimer Street were, from left, Republican Ward Leaders Mike Cibik and Tom Matkowski, George Twardy and Ward Leader Joe DeFelice.

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(Cont. From Page 10) of Black Journalists, and the National Association of Black Journalists did the right thing. Flanked by fellow NABJ founders Acel Moore, Les Payne and Paul Brock, State Sen. Anthony Williams and his WURD family, a tombstone marking the grave of Reggie Bryant was unveiled. The black marble stone is in the shape of a book and bears the quote I started this column with.

CITY COMMISSIONER Al Schmidt enjoyed animated chat with noted GOP strategist Frank Buzydlowski, left, and Mike Oscar at State Rep. John Taylor’s wine-and-cigar fundraiser at Colonial Dames.

AHOY MATES! Port of Phila. leaders Bob Palaima of Delaware River Stevedores, left, and Capt. James Roche who leads river pilots’ association were proud to acknowledge Taylor’s tireless work for Phila. shipping.

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