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Mouina Karam stands next to a 22-year-old Christmas tree inside her rowhome in 1500 block of South Broad Street on Monday. Karam, 74, erected the conifer in her rowhome in 1991. The tree has stood there every day since; representing the love and giving spirit of Christmas past, present and future for the native of Lebanon. 6915 Essington Ave.

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Mouina Karam’s 22-Year-Old Christmas Tree Is ‘Evergreen’ by Rory McGlasson At first glance, the Christmas tree inside Mouina Karam’s S. Broad Street rowhome looks grody. Its balding branches and dried bark don’t resemble the trees on Christmas cards. But then Karam starts singing the opening verse of “Silent Night” and the dead conifer in her front room suddenly comes alive. Karam, 74, has had the same 9-foot Christmas tree standing in her living room every day for the past 22 years. What started as a memo-

rial to her dog Pepo, in 1991, has since become a shrine to all the many things that Karam holds close to her heart. “The tree represents love, and the warm, giving spirit,” Karam says with a musical, infectious Lebanese accent. “Take it down? Never!” Karam said. “This tree is a part of me: full of life and love, and full of energy.” Mouina’s tree is largely needle-free now -- but still standing. Almost anyone who has had a relationship with Karam is depicted in some

form or another around the three dimensional shrine and tree. The adornments on the tree features yuletide items, such as holly, bulbs, tinsel, but add to that pictures of Catholic relics, poems, love notes, family photographs and mini-sculptures. There’s a red Christmas tie hanging by a thread on a tired branch. "It belonged to a very good friend of mine; he was wearing that very tie when he died. He was a beautiful MOUINA KARAM has kept same Christmas tree hang in her man,” Karam said. S. Broad Street rowhome for 22 years. (Cont. on page 18) Photo by Rory McGlasson

No Losers In Army-Navy Game

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by Maria Merlino The Army Black Knights and the Navy Midshipmen faced off last Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Lincoln Financial Field. Dating back to 1890, this year’s Army-Navy Game was the 84th time the rivalry has been contested in Philadelphia. And for the 12th straight year, the gridiron saw the Middies beat the Knights 34-7. It’s a storied rivalry that this year included a marriage proposal on the field and the silver dollar used in the coin toss that President Kennedy flipped when he was here at the game in 1962. At game was retired Army officer Bruce Crandall, who received the Congressional Medal of Honor for valor in combat for his actions during the Battle of Ia Drang in North Viet Nam. There he flew 22 missions in an unarmed helicopter into enemy territory in Vietnam to bring ammunition and supplies as well as evacuate the wounded. By the end of the war, he had flown more than 900 combat missions. It was the first time Cran-

They’re called “the Leap Frogs” -- highly trained national parachute team for US Navy SEALs. At Army Navy Game 2013, Chief Spc. Brad Woodard and Capt. Duncan Smith did a meet and greet with Business Manager of IBEW Local 98 John J. Dougherty and West Point Operations’ Bishop Neumann graduate William “Billy” Latta. Photo by Maria Merlino

dall visited Philadelphia and also the first time he saw an Army-Navy Game in person. “My oldest son brought the family here for the game. I’m enjoying Philadelphia very much. And I am so proud of all these young athletes. Of course I’m rooting for Army. My brother Jim is retired Navy. But if we don’t win, I’ll still love my brother.” From the Wounded Warrior

Project was Kevin McCloskey. McCloskey, who hails from Tacony, lost both his legs below the knee in a roadside bomb fighting in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in June, 2008. “There is nothing more American than the Army-Navy Game. It’s a fight to see who wins but it’s all based on camaraderie. There are no losers,” McCloskey said.

Millay Club Honors Local Admiral by Maria Merlino A native South Philadelphia veteran has been honored by a regional alumni association. James W. Eastwood was named The Millay Club “Man Of The Year” at Scannicchio’s Italian Restaurant at Broad &Porter Streets. Millay Club is the Alumni Association for Southeast Catholic HS, Bishop Neumann HS, St. John Neumann HS and SS. John Neumann-Maria Goretti HS. Eastwood is a s’63 RADM USN A product of St. Monica’s grade school and Bishop Neumann HS, class of 1963. Eastwood attended Villanova

University where he served in the ROTC and earn a Bachelor of Engineering degree. He reported to the USS Gyatt and through the years was promoted to Rear Admiral. As Commander in Chief to the Atlantic Fleet, he served a total of 33 years and retired in 2008 as a Two Star Admiral. Not only has Eastwood served his country but has also made many contributions to the Philadelphia area and dedicated his service to health and economic development. He and his wife Linda and their three children Erica, David, Jim and Brooke live in Bryn Mawr.

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FAMILY of author and veteran Stephen Tryon, amounting to 176 years of military service, attended this year’s Army-Navy football game. Obviously their sentiments were split, but all were in support of Stephen’s efforts to get voters energized.

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by Joe Shaheeli An Army veteran who, together with his seven brothers, has shared in serving 176 years in the military, has long been disturbed by the fact Americans no longer care to exercise their right to vote. Because of that, he feels the US government now controls the people and not the other way around. Visiting Philadelphia with his family last week to attend the Army Navy game, 52-yearold Stephen Tryon is on another mission, trying to make Americans more accountable as citizens. He’s authored a book entitled Accountability Citizenship. He’s figured out why less and less is the number of Americans voting. He admits, “Being a responsible citizen today requires a different skill set than a generation ago. We are flooded with information from more sources and we can’t seem to make sense of it all.” He especially notes, “Young voters get most of their information online. Our Congress

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AUTHOR and 21-plus years Army Veteran Stephen Tryon, 52, left, with dad Frank and brother Bill, who, together with seven of their eight siblings, have served a combined total of 176 years in military. Members need to engage those voters n line and they are not doing so.” In simple military logic, he targets the problems of voter apathy and how to change that. His book is a must-read for those studying the phenomena unique to the USA, “voter apathy”. Since getting out of the mili-

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LATIN AMERICAN Auxiliary Unit 840 held Operation Christmas 2013 and donated baskets of food, including a meal for holidays, to at least 20 families. Unit wishes everyone a holiday full of peace and harmony.

tary, Stephen has helped develop an online business. He is senior VP of internet retailer Overstock.com. At the end of his 21 years of military service, he served as a legislative fellow for US Sen. Max Cleland (D-Ga.) and as the legislative assistant at Army HQ in the Pentagon. His book can be considered a toolkit to empower citizen participation in the voting process. He notes technological changes in the way we present and process information, coupled with inherent features of the free press, have changed the nature of the individual citizen’s engagement with our elected public servants. He shows how to develop a simple system for taking positive control of the flood of information to which we are all exposed and how to hold elected officials accountable.


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Will Primary Contests Help Dems? by Joe Shaheeli Monday, Jan. 6, will witness the swearing-in of City Controller, DA and various judges elected in November officially into office at the Academy of Music, Broad and Locust Streets, at 10 a.m. It also marks the official involvement of Philadelphia Democrats and Republicans in the statewide races for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Despite rumors to the contrary, Gov. Tom Corbett and Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley have the Republican State Committee endorsement locked up. Pay no mind to who may rise to challenge either. Witness the fact the Pennsylvania GOP hired Megan Sweeney as its next communications director, filling the void left by Valerie State Representative

Kathleen Kane… looking down the road Caras, who was recently appointed deputy director of communications in the Governor’s Office. She’s seasoned, with the plus of being an Upper Darby native and a former member of the George W. Bush Administration. But for Democrats who love to fight in primaries, bury their differences in the sands of Wildwood and the other

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summer resorts in Pennsylvania, and unite in time behind their nominees sufficiently to give them the support they need in the general election, it’s one heck of a ride to primary day. Cheerful news for feisty diehards in the Democratic ranks is they may also have a US Senate primary race with which to contend in 2016, even as they sort through the bunch of bananas battling for the Democratic State Committee nominations in Hershey in early February. Although the official race won’t start for two years, Pennsylvania is a big state and its senatorial races are very expensive. Serious contenders are wise to get to work on this project now. Attorney General Kathleen Kane has shown an aptitude for long-range political planning with a steely edge. She has hired a prominent State Representative

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fundraiser to her campaign team and is reported now looking to challenge Joe Sestak for the Democratic nomination for US Senate. Both she and Sestak see US Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), who rode in on Corbett’s coattails, as vulnerable as the polls suggest the Governor is. She can’t depend on the big bucks she got from friends and family since Fed campaign rules limit smaller checks. Toomey, according to campaign finance reports, has $3.6 million in his war chest and her potential primary opponent Joe Sestak reports almost a $1 million. Another potential primary candidate, whom we consider a poor third, is former Ambassador Joe Torsella, who had big angels propelling him to the posts he served in recent memory. The archangel in that group was Gov. Ed Rendell. Torsella, who now serves as an American representative to the United Nations, has been out of the loop since losing the Democratic primary to Allyson Schwartz. He does, however, retain

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well-endowed and well-connected friends in Southeastern Pennsylvania. In addition to the eight announced candidates for Governor in the Democrat primary, and some unannounced, the Lieutenant Governor primary is shaping up to be Philadelphia State Sen. Michael Stack (D-Northeast), Brad Koplinski and Mark Critz. Stack holds a key trump card with Congressman and Philadelphia Democratic Party Chairman Bob Brady’s endorsement. The other two are divvying up key leaders in other counties. Councilman

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Now to the all-important 13th Congressional Dist. seat left vacant by Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, even the Republicans may have a primary fight. One announced, longtime Northeast Philadelphia GOP Committeeman, businessman John Fritz, has been beating the drums for his own race for the Republican nomination. He will make his formal announcement at a New Year’s Eve party at the United Republican Club in Kensington. Fritz is well known among city Republican activists. He is a pro-life candidate “with one caveat.” He supports (Cont. Next Page) Representative

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WARREN RAINES, aide to Congressman Bob Brady, presented three congressional citations to SEPTA policemen who found Alfred Bunting with no ID on the subway platform at Ellsworth Station. He was identified and taken to hospital where his family was able to be with him as he succumbed to effects of a massive heart attack. Honored were officers Troy James, Patrick Barr, and Douglas Loven. Photo by Joe Stivala Brendan Sees Saidel He also states he has been Support For Margolies “ready for some defections “No matter where he stands from the Philadelphia end of in the Democratic primary the 13th, buttressed by the fact race in the 13th Congressional I have the endorsement of 23 Dist., I still consider Jonathan local unions representing Saidel a fine gentleman.” re- thousands of workers in this sponded State Rep. Brendan district.” Boyle (D-Northeast) to the anStill to be announced is the nouncement Saidel had en- fact he has the support of two dorsed Marjorie Margolies for of his colleagues, State Reps. the same seat. Mary Jo Daley and Stephen State Rep.

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McCarter, whose districts interconnect with the 13th. Former City Controller Saidel said, “When Marjorie first asked for my support, I told her I wanted to wait and see if she would mount a campaign in Philadelphia that spoke to the hopes and dreas of these neighborhoods. Over the past seven months she has done just this.

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ATTORNEY and Honorary Korean Consul Harris Baum escorts Korean Consul General Son Seejoo to lavish reception in his honor at Union League Tuesday evening. “I am proud today to join endorsing Marjorie and pledge Sens. Kitchen and Washington to work hard in the Northeast to and Councilwomen Tasco, insure her return to Congress.” Bass, Reynolds Brown, BlackMargolies served a single well and Quiñones Sánchez in (Cont. Page 19)

HOSTING Korean Consul and friends of Korea at Union League was Honorary Korean Consul Harris Baum, right, with Councilman David Oh, seen here flanking Barbara Chadwin.

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(Cont. From Prev. Page) tougher gun legislation along the lines of Toomey’s famous bipartisan proposal earlier this year. He’s also earned a reputation for himself as supporting groups serving the needy in the Northeast. But to his dismay, it is rumored Montgomery Co. Republicans won’t go along. They are hearing calls from Dee Adcock, who lost to Schwartz in the last election; Marina Kats, who had a shot at the same seat in 2010; and Clay McClean. Then there is Beverly Plosa Bowser, a well-educated retired USAF Colonel who is working in D.C., and has reached out to both State Committee and City Committee regarding her interest in the 13th Dist. Should she show serious dollars and is willing to gut out a primary race, she could easily match Marjorie Margolies in the general election should the former Democratic Congresswoman win the nomination.

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At Pennsylvania Society Weekend With Bonnie Squires

Carol Fitzgerald and her staff are to be congratulated for making the annual Pennsylvania Society in New York City a memorable outing. There were 1,600 men and women from throughout the state and various celebrities in the grand ballroom, which holds 1,000 extremely well. As Judge Ed Russell commented, “It was very crowded, but EVERYONE was there.” Mayor Michael Nutter represented city well.

DAVID LANDAU, left, enjoys seat beside Lt. Gov. Jim SEEN AT Jewish Federation reception were, from left, Dr. VP JOE BIDEN seated next to PA Society president James Cawley at climactic Penna. David Schwartz and his wife Congresswoman Allyson Nevels at Gold Medal Award dinner Saturday night at Wal- Society dinner. Schwartz, and City Council President Darrell Clarke. Photo by Bonnie Squires Photo by Bonnie Squires dorf. Photo by Bonnie Squires

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE’S Chermaina PENN PRESIDENT Amy Gutmann welRoundtree caught up with Congressman Chaka comed State Rep. Jim Roebuck and his STATE SEN. Vince Hughes joins Renee Fattah and his wife Renee Chenault Fattah, wife Cheryl to Penn Breakfast. Amoore and Susan Jacobson. Photo by Bonnie Squires Photo by Bonnie Squires NBC 10 news anchor. Photo by Bonnie Squires

STATE SEN. Mike Stack, who is running for Lieu- GENEVIEVE SOCIETY reception was one of tenant Governor, with State liveliest events at Penna. Society. Comcast’s Charisse Lillie joins Sheryl Lee Ralph, Abbe FletRep. Mary Jo Daley. Photo by Bonnie Squires man, Esq. and George Burrell. Photo by Bonnie Squires

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AT GENEVIEVE Society reception, from left, were Lorina Marshall Blake; Attorney Gen. Kathleen Kane; and Marjorie Margolies, canPhoto by Bonnie Squires didate for Congress.

AT GENEVIEVE SOCIETY reception Friday night of Penna. Society weekend in New York, Montco Commissioner Leslie COUNCILWOMAN Marian Richards greets Marjorie Margolies, Tasco and Ishai Samai enjoyed festivities. Eleanor Dezzi and Judith Mondre. Photo by Bonnie Squires

STATE SEN. Anthony Hardy Williams talks with Temple’s Beasley School of Law Dean Jo Anne Epps

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KATHY & TOM Leonard were among 1,600 Penna. Society members who attended gala dinner. Photo by Bonnie Squires

GENEVIEVE SOCIETY, which promotes women candidates for both BLANK ROME hosted PENN’S Nursing School Dean Afaf parties was visited by, from left, many VIPs, including, from AT BLANK ROME reception are AT PENN CLUB breakfast, David L. Meleis and Judge Marjorie O. Rendell President Kathleen Owens of left, Ron Castille and Do- Sam Lerner, Rob McCord and Cohen, chairman of Penn’s board of are joined by Penn Veterinary School Gwynedd Mercy College; candidate minic Pileggi at their Inter- Larry Flick. Photo by Bonnie Squires for Governor Katie McGinty; and continental Hotel reception. trustees; Bill Hankowsky; and George Nor- Dean Joan Hendricks. More Pictures Pp. 21, 24 Photo by Bonnie Squires Chris Dezzi. Photo by Bonnie Squires Photo by Bonnie Squires Photo by Bonnie Squires cross.


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board of managers; again, the only African American board member at any of the bidding companies. In that role, I have been an active director throughout the year-long bidding process. I’ve added my own business and financialmanagement experience to the more than 100 years of aggregate casino-industry knowledge possessed by my fellow-board members, and Joe Procacci’s own 65 years of business ownership and executive leadership experience. In addition, PHL Local Gaming has also announced to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board that, should it win the available license, it has committed to also add to its board Judge Nelson A.

Diaz, a distinguished Hispanic leader, with many years of service and leadership on large corporate boards and in major law firms. PHL Local Gaming is unique among the five Philadelphia casino bidders in that it offers a model of significant minority ownership, which provides the strongest assurance there will be fair and representative levels of racially and ethnically diverse participation at Casino Revolution. That will exist not just among entry-level employees, but also at the governance and key operating levels, including decisions related to vendor relationships. When PHL Local Gaming’s CEO Procacci and my father developed their vision for Casino Revolution, they were adamant the project would have a “PhiladelphiaFirst” focus. To them, that meant the facility would not only be a transformative catalyst to its immediate South Philadelphia community, it would also ensure that its jobs would be primarily available to people in that neighbor-

hood, and to Philadelphians, as a whole, and, that its contracts would be primarily let to Philadelphia-based businesses. It’s no coincidence, therefore, that, when the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board requested that each bidding company submit a Diversity Plan, as part of their comprehensive applications, PHL Local Gaming’s submission included the most-aggressive diversity goals in virtually every category. We will match them against any of the other bidders, for their completeness, and internal toplevel support, that will ensure that they actually occur. The decision that the Gaming Control Board will make in 2014 carries the potential for significant economic impact, but unless the diverse communities in our City are also included as participants, Philadelphia, as a whole, will not share appropriately in the project’s benefits. We in the Lomax family are proud to be lead participants in such a critically important process.

Dec. 19 - State Rep. Brian Sims holds Fundraiser at Rouge, 205 S. 18th St., 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Suggested minimum contribution $250. RSVP to Joe at (484) 8761820. Dec. 19- State Sen. Anthony H. Williams provides free holiday-themed “Gifts for the Holidays” celebration for 300 economically challenged children, ages 3 to 13 at Turner KIPP Charter Sch., 59th & Baltimore Aves., 4-7 p.m. Dec. 19- Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell hosts Homeless Memorial Day at Thomas Paine Plaza., MS Bldg., 4:30 p.m. Dec. 19- N.E. Democratic Ward Leaders host Christmas Gala at FOP Hall, 11630 Caroline Rd., 7-9 p.m. Tickets $35 at door. Open bar and food. For info (215) 632-7944. Dec. 19- State Rep. John Sabatina holds Fundraiser at Plaza Suite 160, Greenwood Ave., Jenkintown, Pa. Dec. 20- State Rep. John

Sabatina holds Holiday Party Fundraiser at Gallo’s Seafood, 8101 Roosevelt Blvd., 5:30-8 p.m. Tickets $50, Sponsors $250, Hosts $500. RSVP Rachel (215) 742-1582. Dec. 20- Yanina Carter hosts Bobbie Carter Fdn. Holiday Party Fundraiser in honor of her mother, fighting diabetes, at Park Ave. Banquet Ha., 4942 Parkside Ave., 5:30-8:30 p.m. Admission $5, tickets at door. Free food, discount drinks, door prizes and DJ Curtis. Dec. 21- 42nd Ward Leader Elaine Tomlin hosts Affordable Care Act Info Mtg. at Portuguese Rosary Society Ha., 4900 Bock N. Palethorp, enter on Roosevelt Blvd. side, 10 a.m. Dec. 21- Dewey & Race St. Ass’n’s Committeewoman Kathy Huggins hosts Christmas Party and basket of cheer drawing at 34th Ward Ha., 64th & Haverford Ave., 3-5 p.m. Dec. 23- Sam Staten hosts Local 332 Holiday Party at Union Ha., Ridge Ave. & Wallace St., 2 p.m. Don’t let on Ducky Birts, Congressman Brady aide, is Santa Claus.

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by Bennett P. Lomax, board member PHL Local Gaming, LLC Following the recent passing of my father, Walter P. Lomax, Jr., MD, my mother, siblings and I, who comprise the ownership of The Lomax Cos., have proudly reaffirmed our family’s commitment to its 12.3% equity position in PHL Local Gaming. As had been announced in January of this year, that investment resulted in our family being the largest African American, and largest minority, equity participant in any of the five companies currently bidding for the available Category 2 license in Philadelphia. I was subsequently elected to the PHL Local Gaming

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Momentous reforms in health care are commanding the attention of the entire nation. By an odd coincidence, they shed light on another proposed “reform” that keeps popping up in Pennsylvania: cutting the size of our General Assembly. A bill introduced by House Speaker Sam Smith passed the State House this week and was sent to the Senate. It would reduce the number of State Representatives from 203 to 153 and the number of State Senators from 50 to 38. Smith argues this will make the legislature “more efficient.” More efficient at what? What do legislators really do? Well, in Philadelphia, several State Representatives are informing their constituents how to register for health insurance in the new state online market. It is complicated business, as we all know by now, and there were many problems with its launch that stumped ordinary citizens. But obtaining insurance is now mandatory for many uncovered people – and many are in dire need of it. Although this is national legislation, it is implemented at the state level. That makes it state business. But who will make an effort to reach out to help people navigate this system? Enter State Reps. Bill Keller and Michelle Brownlee. They organized workshops to explain the new marketplace and help people get online. Their districts contain many working-class people who struggle to pay for health care and don’t have an IT degree. And frankly, the Corbett Administration wasn’t helping. So they took it on themselves to act. Other State Representatives are planning Affordable Care Act workshops of their own. Practical ombudsmanship like this is precisely the kind of public service that can be provided by legislators with small districts whose needs they know intimately and whose offices are close to voters’ homes. It is a good argument for preserving the size of the legislature as it is.


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amount Social Security beneficiaries receive. One bill would increase Social Security payments by $70 a month for low- and middle-income recipients. Several Democratic members of Congress have introduced legislation to raise the cap on the level of earnings subject to the Social Security tax. I have urged raising the cap as one crucial way of addressing future shortfalls in funding for the Social Security program. For 2014, the first $117,000 of wages will be taxed at a rate of 6.2% (employers and employees both pay this rate). Increasing or eliminating the cap would generate significant revenue that would bolster SSA’s trust fund and allow more generous payments. Other proposals include restricting who can be defined as an independent contractor. Employees have Social Security taxes withheld from their wages (along with the employer’s contribution). An “independent contractor” may not pay these taxes, and the employer definitely does not pay for someone so classified.

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by Michael P. Boyle, Esq. By the time you read this, Congress will likely have approved and the President signed legislation laying out the federal budget for the next two years. What’s important to those of you who receive any kind of Social Security benefits is that the budget legislation does not propose any changes to the Social Security program or apply cuts to Social Security beneficiaries. At one point, the White House signaled it would consider switching to a “chained CPI” method for calculating the annual cost-of-living adjustments that every Social Security recipient receives. As I have written before, such a move, if implemented, would reduce future benefits for every Social Security recipient. Given the low inflation rates in recent years, the COLAs have not gone up much (only 1.5% for 2014). Most of you trying to get by on what you get each month from SSA could not afford even a slight reduction in benefits. Some in Congress have proposed an increase in the

MAYOR Michael A. Nutter, EPA Region III Administrator Shawn M. Garvin, Phila. Water Dept. Commissioner Howard Neukrug, and industry reps cut ribbon and toured new Biogas Cogeneration Facility at N.E. Water Pollution Control Plant. Project will generate 5.6 MW of power for on-site use. A natural byproduct of sewage treatment, biogas can be refined and utilized as fuel. Carbon emissions will be cut by 22,000 tons per year. “This project is an example of PWD’s commitment to develop wasterecovery programs at all of our facilities,” said Photo by Harry Leech Neukrug.

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Christmas Tree Of Life Lives At Home

(Cont. from page 2) “The tree is like flypaper,” said retired museum exhibitor Ken Getz. “You touch it, and you're stuck. “When I met Mouina, I think she knew I worked with exhibits. She asked me if I would come and see her Christmas tree... It was the end of February.” Getz did visit the tree in Mouina’s S. Broad Street home. He touched the tree. And was stuck. He later became part of a group of people who formed an association to try and preserve the tree. However, the unorthodox artistic theme of the tree was too difficult to define. And despite fundraising efforts, the restoration never materialized. “Preserving and then restoring the tree was too difficult,” Getz said. “It’s environment in Mouina’s South Philadelphia rowhome is the right environment for the tree.” Struggling artists have stayed at Karam’s home, and have fallen in love with Mouina and the tree. “Mouina’s tree is a lesson about keeping what you love, even when it gets old,” said former house guest Ricky. (The

CHRISTMAS ADORNMENTS hang on 22-year-old Christmas tree inside S. Broad Street home of Mouina Karam. Photo by Rory McGlasson

tree) is a sign of humanity, giving and sharing, and becomes more difficult to part with every day.” Local photographers, fine artists, university professors, sculptors, painters and musicians have paid homage to the tree at annual parties at Mouina’s home. Mark Brozak, a local documentary filmmaker, created a short documentary entitled Mouina: The Tree. It was shown at the Philadelphia Film Festival. It’s available on YouTube. “That was the first movie I ever did,” he said. “It was a starting point for me. I’ll always be thankful to Mouina.”

There’s an old empty bottle of Snapple among the shrine of Christmas past, present and future. Karam said the empty bottle reminds her of an old friend. Karam has a sanctuary in her backyard for the many cats she saves. Eccentric, yes. But crazy, no. Every minute of the day, Karam has radios playing music in each of her rooms: jazz in the kitchen, classical music in the dining room, and Christmas music in the front room. She has a small television with a video playing The Sound of Music in her study. “I view Mouina as a performance artist,” said Getz. “And the tree is her prop.”

TREMENDOUS pile of Christmas mementos span 22 years of memories, each with a story of its own for “performance artist” collector M o u i n a Karam. Photos by Rory McGlasson

They’ve Paid For 2,600 Bikes!

IN 2002, CH2M HILL’s employees in Phila. office provided needy youngsters with new bicycles. MOUINA KARAM holds a Since then, Phila.’s Bikes for Kids program has distributed more than 2,600 bicycles to charipiece of artwork inside her S. table organizations. With Mayor Michael Nutter are CH2M HILL’s Lauren Fahnestock, Chris Broad Street rowhome. Peluso, Jannet Walker, Chris Thomas and Timothy Brown. Photo by Martin Regusters, Leaping Lion Photography


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(Cont. From Page 5) term two decades ago, losing out after voting for President Bill Clinton’s budget and tax hike. Her ties to Clinton should be close since her son Marc Mezvinsky is married to his daughter Chelsea. However, the former President is probably checking her polls before endorsing “family”. Primaries Looming In District Races

Darrell Drawing Closer To Mayoral Race

The region’s Realtors are grateful for City Council President Darrell L. Clarke’s leadership in Council’s creating the nation’s largest land bank. The backlog of 9,082 vacant,

National Black Caucus Honors Lowery Brown

State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown (D-W. Phila.) was recognized last Friday by the National Black Caucus of State Legislators for her duties as Chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus at the national conference, held in Memphis, Tenn. Former Chair of the Pennsylvania Caucus, State Rep. Ronald Waters (D-W. Phila.) joined her and Ken Washington, director of government relations of the Laborers District Council of the Metropolitan Area special assistant to Congressman Robert A. Brady (DPhila.), who was also recognized by the NBCSL.

two years. For school administrators, GreatPhillySchools.org now offers an option that allows a much-simpler way to update their school page on the website in real time. The new site allows administrators to log in and manage their school profile. They can’t change the ratings, but after a short confirmation process, administrators are able to add information related to extracurricular offerings, school awards and achievements, parental involvement opportunities, enrollment, Advance Placement course information and more.

Three GreatPhillySchools 2014 print guides are now available for families at public locations across the city, including recreation centers, libraries, and schools: The 2014 High School Guide, The 2014 Elementary & Middle School Guide, and the 2014 Spanish Resource Guide. GreatPhillySchools launched in October 2012, and more than 75,000 people have visited GreatPhillySchools.org to date. All features and resources detailed above are available for FREE via the GreatPhillySchool.org. For more information, visit the site at: www.greatphillyschools.org.

Trail Opens

ONE YEAR after ground was broken, Port Richmond Trail was formally opened last month, leading to delightful view of Delaware River. Mayor Michael Nutter congratulated State Sen. Mike Stack and State Rep. John Taylor for patient advocacy for new green recreation trail.

Many In Area Think They’re HIV Free Nearly one half of adults (47%) aged 18 and older in the Southeastern Pennsylvania region have never been tested for HIV, while fewer than one in four (22%) of adults have been tested within the past year, according to survey data released today from the 2012 Southeastern Pennsylvania Household Health Survey, an annual survey conducted by Public Health Management Corp. Center for Data Innovation. The regional results underscore President Obama’s recently announced National HIV/AIDS Strategy to reduce new HIV infections, increase access to care and improve health outcomes for people with HIV by 2015. Locally, PHMC conducts annual screenings across their health network, and recently received a grant from Gilead to provide “linkage to care” coordinators

to help HIV positive patients navigate the treatment process. PHMC is also among the first community health centers in the nation to use an advanced “Fourth Generation” test that detects the disease far earlier than was previously possible. The data below focus on HIV testing behaviors among adults aged 18 and older in Southeastern SEPA, specifically among those who have recently been tested for HIV and those who have never been tested. A greater percentage of younger adults have been tested in the past year compared with older adults. For example, 36% of adults 18-39 had an HIV test in the past year compared with 18% of adults age 50-59. Black (42%) and Latino (41 %) adults are more likely than white (14%) and Asian (14%) adults to have been tested in the past year. A greater percentage of

adults with less than a highschool diploma report having an HIV test within the past year compared with adults with further educational attainment. For example, 36% of adults with less than a high-school diploma were tested, as compared with 26% of those with a high-school degree and 17% of those with a college degree or more. Two in five (43%) adults identifying as homosexual, gay or lesbian and 35% of adults identifying as bisexual have been tested for HIV in the past year compared with 22% of adults identifying as heterosexual or straight. More than two in five adults (44%) living below 100% of the Federal Poverty Level have been tested within the past year, representing approximately 165,000 adults, compared with one in five adults (20%) living at or above 100%

of the Federal Poverty Level. Adults who report having an HIV test within the past year also report receiving other recommended preventive screenings in the past year. More than three-quarters of women 18 years of age or older who have been tested for HIV in the past year have also received a pap smear (79%) or a clinical breast exam (76%) in the past year. Similarly, more than three-quarters of women 40 years of age or older have been tested for HIV and received a mammogram in the past year (76%). Among men 45 years of age or older, more than six in 10 have been tested for HIV and received a prostate exam in the past year (62%). Nearly one half of adults (47%) age 18 and older in the SEPA region have never been tested for HIV.

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In North Central Philadelphia’s 197th Legislative Dist., freshman State Rep. J.P. Miranda will have Ben Ramos in opposition with veteran campaigner Frank Sileo on his side. Sileo said, “Ben is in this race, not as a spoiler, but as a serious contender.” Look for one or two others to announce. In West Philadelphia’s 188th Dist., entrepreneur Algernong Allen has announced he would challenge State Rep. Jim Roebuck. He launched his race in a video on the internet. Roebuck, who holds down the Democratic Minority Education Committee Chair in the House, has held the seat since 1985 and is seen as the favorite.

city-owned properties did not happen overnight, and won’t be cleared overnight, recognize members of the Philadelphia Land Bank Alliance — a diverse coalition of business entities, community groups, and housing advocates, led by Allan Domb, president of the Greater Philadelphia Association of Realtors. That boost, plus a strong showing of support for Darrell in NYC during the Pennsylvania Society gathering last weekend, continues to fuel speculation. But don’t count him in or out, depending on pending Council legislation that could free him and other Council Members from resigning their important seats of power to seek another office other than the seats they now occupy.

school ratings make GreatPhillySchools.org one of the best online resources for families to get information about Philadelphia schools of all types,” said Mayor Michael A. Nutter. “By making information available about academics, attendance and safety, GreatPhillySchools is improving the process of school selection and helping parents play a more active role in the education of their children.” The ratings methodology was designed to address the information needs of parents and students based on research done with parents over the last

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POPULAR judicial aide and congressional consultant Sonte Reavis, Esq. celebrated his 35th birthday at Palm Restaurant with special guest appearance from Chief Justice Ron Castile.

GreatPhillySchools has published its 2014 school ratings, along with new features to help families find and compare k-12 schools. Among the new features is a Spanish-language version of the website. New school ratings on GreatPhillySchools.org use the latest data available on school performance, attendance, safety and more. GreatPhillySchools also recently published and is now distributing about 90,000 copies of free 2014 print guides with school profiles and tips for parents and students. “These new features and

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JUDGE JAMES FITZGERALD, Penna. Society Executive Dir. Carol Fitzgerald, Teresa FlanaganMurtagh and congressional candidate Marjorie Margolies at Waste Management reception held at Waldorf Astoria. JUDGE Kevin Robson, his wife Lauren, Paul & Teresa GOV. TOM CORBETT made the rounds at many Photo by Rory Mc- Murtagh and Shannon Jordan at reception hosted by gala receptions over Penna. Society weekend. Photo by Rory McGlasson Glasson Waste Management Association. Photo by Rory McGlasson

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PHILA. SCHOOL Superintendent COUNCILMAN David Oh, and constituentWilliam Hite and his wife Dierdre at reception held at Waldorf Asto- CAROL TAMBURINO joins Joe Leva, Drexel Univ. Con- service representative for Councilman struction Director; Leo Holt, Port Containers; Dawn Tan- Bobby Henon, Lisa Deeley at Gov. Mifflin STATE REPS. Steve Kinsey and Jordan ria in New York City. Photo by Rory McGlasson credi, Esq.; and Ernie “Enzio” DeNofa. Photo by Joe Stivala Society reception. Photo by Joe Stivala Harris chat with friend. LARGE GROUP descended on Noir Pub for a Clarke fundraiser. Elected officials joined in, braving heavy snowfall. Seen here are State Rep. J.P. Miranda; State Sen. Mike Stack; Council Members Bobby Henon and Blondell Reynolds Brown; President Darrell Clarke, guest of honor; Council Members Cindy Bass and Kenyatta Johnson; City Controller Alan Butkovitz; State Rep. Brian Sims; and Councilman Mark Squilla.


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Last weekend was the 115th annual Pennsylvania Society (the “Society”) Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. The Society is nonpartisan and is described by its PRESIDENT JAMES NEVELS as “vigorous champions for community development, personal achievement and economic progress, here in the Commonwealth and across our nation.” A century ago, the celebration was a dinner of predominantly Philadelphia businessmen who spent significant time in New York on financial matters. Now it is a four-day series of parties with a more of a political flavor. Businessmen attend, but frequently in the company of their government-affairs personnel. The weekend tour for the herd begins on Thursday at Club Macanudo. Pennsylvania Republican National COMMITTEEWOMAN CHRISTINE TORETTI hosts this party. It is not easy to get an invitation to it. Guests included LT. GOV. JIM CAWLEY, Pennsylvania House SPEAKER SAM SMITH and many other legislators. As Toretti is the founder of the Anne Anstine Series of Excellence in Public Service, many Anstine women were in attendance, including political commentator FARAH JIMENEZ, as well as other Philadelphiaarea Republican activists RENEE CHESLER, MICHELLE LEONARD, ELISSA PRICHEP, MICHELLE MATTUS and DENISE FUREY. Many of members of the herd moved onto a reception at Connolly’s Restaurant hosted by the House Republican Caucus Committee. Also that night, a reception honoring ROB GLEASON, the Chairman of the Pennsylvania Republican Party, was held at Whiskey Blue hosted by the Republican Party of Chester Co. and its Chairman VAL DiGIORGIO. (Cont. Page 23)

Let’s talk about the solution that is White People. Because doing so is often a depressing experience, I usually make it a point to avoid the “comments” section on any story I read on the internet, especially if that story is about crime, financial issues in the city, or just about anything else that requires anything other than self-righteousness. But when I read the article “Apocalypse New Jersey”, a Matt Taibbi piece from Rolling Stone magazine that has the co-headline of “Dispatches from America’s Most Desperate Town” I made the mistake of going on to the comment section, because as a native of Southern New Jersey, Camden is of interest to me … and so are reactions to stories about it. Camden is kind of South Jersey’s “bogeyman”, for want of a better way to put it. It’s that place your parents tell you to avoid. It’s that “scary” place you don’t go to because the minute you cross into the city limits, you’re gonna get shot…. That’s kind of what my parents used to tell me about Philadelphia … I’ve lived here since 2000 with only a car break-in on my police blotter, but that didn’t stop my Mom from calling me every time she saw someone in Philly murdered on “Action News”. Admittedly, there are bad things going on in many large cities. There’s a lack of work, but not a lack of crime. Their school districts are in trouble due to a lack of funding. Heck, the folks in Detroit have no control over any of their governmental functions, kind of like Philly and its schools. But while politics plays a big part in what these cities are going through, most of the folks who comment on stories that (Cont. Page 26)

Yo! Here we go again with this on the green thing. Checking out at the Ack-a-me, the young cashier suggested to the much-older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. The woman apologized and explained, “We didn’t have this ‘green thing’ back in my earlier days.” The young clerk responded, “That’s our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations.” She was right — our generation didn’t have the “green thing” in its day. Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags, which we reused for numerous things, most memorable besides household garbage bags, was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our schoolbooks. We walked up stairs, because we didn’t have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn’t climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. Back then, we washed the baby’s diapers because we didn’t have the throw-away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts – wind and solar power really did dry our clothes. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house – not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen about the size of a handkerchief, not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn’t have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn’t fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. (Cont. Page 26)

This is a BIG YEAR for the Pennsylvania Society. The event was given more than the cursory coverage on WHY the event is held in the Big Apple (KEEP IT THERE!). The Public Record has gotten THOUSANDS upon thousands of online hits of its MOMENT-by-MOMENT coverage! CAROL FITZGERALD, Executive Director, again led the way, and honored the VICE PRESIDENT on that blustery night. BRAVI!... The paramount news coming out of the PA Society “telegraph” is that Frank RIZZO will announce for Mayor, and that MANY, MANY want DARRELL CLARKE to be the NEXT MAYOR! (Can he start tomorrow?) Rizzo would bank on a 50k vote bump just from the RIZZO NAME. Attorney General Kathleen KANE is the silent winner – with speculation she can beat Toomey for the Senate seat. The sad news is she is not a candidate for Governor. Gov. Corbett walked into the PNC Bank Breakfast on cat feet. Quiet, unassuming. You hardly knew he was there. The BIG STORY – again – is homicides are at a half-century low. A lot of praise might be taken by the Mayor; but the facts seem to be in a briefing in the Economist, which says CRIME IS DOWN WORLDWIDE. There are many reasons; policing is one, cameras are EVERYWHERE, security systems on autos are improved, etc. Statistic-driven prosecutions without diversion programs are NOT a reason.... BIRTHDAYS: A bunch of good folks were born in December. BEST wishes to: Harry LEECH, Public Record ace photographer (yesterday), State (Cont. Page 26)

City Hall Sam took a hammer to his piggy bank and took a trip to New York City for the Pennsylvania Society. The weekend features a mixing of business leaders and politicos. Among the Philadelphians on the scene were COUNCILMAN MARK SQUILLA, COUNCIL PRESIDENT DARRELL CLARKE, CITY CONTROLLER ALAN BUTKOVITZ, COUNCILMAN KENYATTA JOHNSON, STATE SEN. ANTHONY WILLIAMS, STATE SEN. MIKE STACK, STATE REP. CHERELLE PARKER and City COUNCILMAN BILL GREEN. Green may very well be the next chairman of the school reform commission. But the decision on that will likely be in the new year and it is in GOV. TOM CORBETT’S hands. City Hall Sam went to a lot of parties, but this year’s best was the Children’s Hospital party in the Starlight Ballroom of the iconic Waldorf Astoria Hotel on Friday. Starlight is the biggest room and the most picturesque. But what made the party so special was the easy-to-handle food. There were many grilled-cheese sandwiches and mini-cheeseburgers which allowed for easy handling in between schmoozing. The party was crowded but not crunched and the people were energetic yet sophisticated. Of course, another leading party was JOHN DOUGHERTY’S Electricians Local 98 – on the main floor of the Waldorf. The party was absolutely packed and the DJ was rocking. The downside is the spectacle of people dancing who shouldn’t be. Something about New York creates delusions in people’s estimation of their dance skills. The DJ at the Local 98 party was BOB PANTANO, who is second only to the Geeter JERRY BLAVAT in record-spinning skill. CONGRESSMAN BOB BRADY held court along with Western Pennsylvania CONGRESSMAN MIKE DOYLE. The gubernatorial candidates present were, of course, CONGRESSWOMAN ALLYSON SCHWARTZ, TREASURER ROB MCCORD and former Dept. of Environmental Protection SECS. KATIE MCGINTY and JOHN HANGER. Many of the candidates seeking to oust GOV. TOM CORBETT did not host parties because of the expense. However, Lieutenant Governor candidate Mike Stack hosted a highly successful party in the Park Avenue suite of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Among those in attendance were (Cont. Page 23)


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Regarding the above celebrities, one is "a blues-type singer," the other is "a singular note shouter" paraded singularly to the world as "Mr. U.S. Culture:'. (Incidentally, the gentleman regards himself as Frank Sinatra's heir apparent.) Perhaps, in the future, there will be a celebrity type TV show, titled: "HOW THEY GOT THEY", i.e., going beyond the window dressing by revealing (for example), "HOW TIME WARNER'S CEO, STEVE ROSS, GROOMED MADONNA FOR INSTANT STARDOM," and 30 years later "HOW LADY GA GA IS PROMOTED PRANCING AROUND THE GLOBE."

Initiator of The Tea Party Movement —Nicola Argentina (c) 2013

Elephant Corner (Cont. From Page 22) The Commonwealth Club luncheon at the Plaza Hotel on Friday is considered by many to be the premier Republican event of the weekend. Gleason was the master of ceremonies. Both GOV. TOM CORBETT and Lt. Gov. Cawley addressed the crowd. They were followed by brief comments by Toretti and her fellow Pennsylvania RNC member BOB ASHER. Highlight of the event was keynote speaker, former New York Mayor RUDY GIULIANI. Friday evening included a number of receptions of some Philadelphia-based and other law firms. Blank Rome held its event at the Intercontinental Hotel. Blank Rome partners include former Dept. of Environmental Protection Secretary MICHAEL KRANCER. The Washington, D.C.-based firm Arent Fox held its annual Society event at its New York City offices, which have a stunning view of the city. The head of the firm’s government-affairs activities is former Congressman PHIL ENGLISH. The event honored the current Pennsylvania congressional delegation. Late Friday evening, JOHN DOUGHERTY, the business manager of IBEW 98, hosted his annual event at the Waldorf. Attendees included not only management of Local 98 but also many political activists and officeholders from both

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sides of the isle. Philadelphia Republican attendees included WARD LEADERS MIKE CIBIK, LINDSAY DOERING, WALT VOGLER, CHRIS VOGLER and MATT WOLFE. While this event is usually packed, this year it was mobbed. Saturday morning started for many with the University of Pennsylvania’s breakfast.

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Some twenty years ago, a popular TV show celebrated the "AMERICA'S CHOICE AWARDS," by honoring 'the best' the United States has to offer. However, what 'they' gave you was not based on your freedom to chose, but 'their' freedom to give you what 'they' wanted to deliver via votes by the public at large. The premise is similiar to the New York Times's slogan: "ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT TO PRINT", or what the Times opts to exclude. In other words, what you see is not what is real, or what you see is two-dimensional. The trick is to see three-dimensional viewing, meaning puppet masters controlling the strings in order to achieve 'their goal,' and desired result.

(Cont. From Page 22) Council President Darrell Clarke, City Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez, City Controller Alan Butkovitz, and State Sen. Anthony Williams, JOHN BLAKE and SEAN WILEY, along with many others. CHS was amazed to see the difference in perception of the Pennsylvania Society by the political media and the actual political practitioners. Those attending the Pennsylvania Society were not really discussing ATTORNEY GEN. KATHLEEN KANE’S career. But the media wrote stories that inaccurately portrayed

the weekend as being all about her. She recently announced she would explore running for US Senate versus incumbent Republican PAT TOOMEY. Kudos to the lovely CAROL FITZGERALD for putting together a wonderful Pennsylvania Society dinner. The main guest speaker and the winner of the Pennsylvania Society Gold Medal for Outstanding Achievement was VP JOE BIDEN. Also in attendance were many dignitaries including former GOV. ED RENDELL, Gov. Corbett, former ATTORNEY GEN. LEROY ZIMMERMAN and AMBASSADOR DAVID GIRARD DiCARLO.

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To: Joel Goldberg, DOB: 7/16/1971 From: Confidential Clerk of Family Court Adoptions from the Heart, Petitioner, has brought a civil action (Petition number 13-34796) against you to terminate your parental rights of your minor male child, born: 8/7/2013. A hearing has been scheduled at the Family Court, 500 N. King Street, Wilmington Delaware, on 1/29/2014 at 1:00 pm. If you do not appear at the hearing, the Court may terminate your parental rights without your appearance. If you wish to be represented by an attorney in this matter but cannot afford one, you my be entitled to have the court appoint an attorney to represent you for free. For more information, please contact the confidential clerk at family court, (302) 255-0244.

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The Family Court of the State of Delaware, In and For New Castle. Notice of Termination of Parental Rights Action.


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At Pennsylvania Society Weekend

WARD LEADER William Dolbow, Eastern regional director for Auditor General, joins political consultants Eleanor & Chris Dezzi; Ward Leaders Robert Dellavella, Esq. and Shawn Dillon; Carolyn & Scott Poer; and Photo by Joe Stivala Judge-Elect Dan McCaffery.

STATE SEN. Mike Stack, center, was honored POLITICAL consultant Maurice Floyd, and Bill Dell, flank City Controller Alan at Dessert Reception in his quest for Penna. Butkovitz and Frank Rizzo - both rumored to be considering a run for mayor. Photo by Joe Stivla. Lieutenant Governor job. Supporters joining him here are Marty Weinberg, Esq. and conPhoto by Joe Stivala sultant Joseph Cascerceri.

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COUNCILMAN Bobby Henon WAYNE KIMMELwas happy to seen at Local 98-NECA party see candidate Tom Wolf at Jewish GOP WARD LEADER Mike Cibik with Stanley White, chief of staff PREPARING for PNC Bank Breakfast is PNC CEO Bill Mills and wife Dr. Riley Federation reception held on Sat- and popular constituent aide Steve for Congressman Bob Brady. Photo by Joe Stivala urday night. Photo by Bonnie Squires Lauer. Photo by Joe Stivala Mills; with PNC Regional VP Sal Patti and lovely wife Pina.

STATE REP. KEVIN BOYLE CITY COUNCILMAN Kenyatta Johnson N.E. PHILA. rat pack Bill Dolbow, Shawn Dillon, Dan Mc- joins his wife Caitlyn and Chris- greets Senate Majority Leader Dominic PiCaffery, Mike Driscoll and Robert Dellavella flank Penna. tine Lauterwasser at Penna. So- leggi at Penna. Society reception held at WalAuditor Gen. Eugene DePasquale at Penna Society reception. ciety reception on Friday, Dec. dorf Astoria in New York City. Photo by Harry Leech 13. Photo by Harry Leech Photo by Rory McGlasson

FORMER State Rep. George Kenney, now government-relations director for Temple University, chats with State Sen. Mike Stack and Dr. Val Arkoosh, candidate for congress the 13th Dist. Photo by Joe Stivala

S T A T E SEN. Tina Tartaglione made sure she had her p i c t u r e taken with colleague Dominic Pileggi at Penna. Society. Photo by STATE Attorney Gen. Kathleen Kane, center, was touted as a JOHN J. DOUGHERTY, host of IBEW Local 98 gala, welcomes futureU.S. Senator or Governor. She is praised by State Rep. Ward Leader Sean Dillon; Mario Mele, Dental Components manufacPhoto by Joe Stivala Maria Donatucci and her son Tom. Photo by Joe Stivala turer; and judge-elect Dan McCaffery.

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Waffleman (Cont. From Page 22) We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a plastic bottle every

time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor

In The Court of Common Pleas Philadelphia County Civil Action – Law No. 130701402 Notice of Action in Mortgage Foreclosure Nationstar Mortgage LLC d/b/a Champion Mortgage Company, Plaintiff vs. Unknown Heirs of Otis L. Marshall, Deceased, Charles Hamilton, Sr., Solely in His Capacity as Heir of Otis L. Marshall, Deceased & Lee Otis Hamilton, Solely in His Capacity as Heir of Otis L. Marshall, Deceased, Mortgagor and Real Owner, Defendants To: Unknown Heirs of Otis L. Marshall, Deceased, Mortgagor and Real Owner, Defendant(s), whose last known address is 6229 Homer Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144. 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. 130701402, wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 6229 Homer Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144, 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, 1410 W. Erie Ave., Phila., PA 19140, 215-227-2400/215-981-3700. 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.

just because the blade got dull. Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi

service in the family’s $45,000 SUV or van. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. But isn’t it sad the current

In The Court of Common Pleas Philadelphia County Civil Action – Law No. 130501718 Notice of Action in Mortgage Foreclosure Midfirst Bank, Plaintiff vs. The Unknown Heirs of Clara Chambers, Deceased & Carla Chambers, Solely in Her Capacity as Heir of Clara Chambers, Deceased, Mortgagor and Real Owner, Defendant(s) To: The Unknown Heirs of Clara Chambers, Deceased & Carla Chambers, Solely in Her Capacity as Heir of Clara Chambers, Deceased, Mortgagor and Real Owner, Defendant(s), whose last known address is 5726 Wheeler Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143. 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, Midfirst Bank, 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. 130501718, wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 5726 Wheeler Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143, 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, 215-227-2400/215-981-3700. 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.

generation laments how wasteful we old folks were

Out & About (Cont. From Page 22) talk about city problems have a laser focus on the politicians in the cities themselves. If you read these comments, all of these cities are run by corrupt, stupid people of color who want to keep residents on “Democrat welfare” and encourage them not to work. And these problems can be solved by the simple act of turning the city over to hardworking, white Republicans like them. I’m not even going to get into how racist that is. But I will note these folks aren’t considering all of the politics at play when it comes to cities. While cities have municipal governments of their own, they are also subject to the whims of

Walking The Beat (Cont. From Page 22) Rep. Rosita YOUNGBLOOD (tomorrow), Marian MIZORKO and Dr. Mark WATKINS (22nd), Kevin PRICE (23rd), Drew ALDINGER, Esq. (24th), Judge James DeLEON (on Christmas Day!), Capt. Russ SCHULZ (26th), Rick Docimo (27th), Carol McGonigle GAUDINI (29th) and Savannah SCHAFFER (31st). A sad holiday loss was that of Betty TOWNES who, years ago, won a seat in Traffic Court, but was counted out by 12 votes at the warehouse. A 12th Ward Committeewoman with spunk for participation in helping others.... COMES IN TWO: Congrats to Lauri KAVULICH, Esq. celebrating two years at Hagan LLC. Jeff HORNSTEIN now has two years with the City! Commissioner Stephanie SINGER said Ward 40B was the most improved. She did not say who improved 40B, but the CLEAR answer is ANN BROWN, Ward Leader. In Ward 40B, the “B” is for BROWN, Commish. THANKS to Councilwoman Jannie BLACKWELL for her hosting the Trade Delegation from GHANA to the City Council Caucus Room.

just because we didn’t have the “green thing” back then? their state governments. In Philadelphia, for example, while such things as our tourism and sports teams provide a large chunk of tax revenue to a state that would have to rely on the Farm Show if it weren’t for us, the Commonwealth, the run-byRepublicans Commonwealth, tends to want to send that money in the form of tax cuts to folks who already have enough money of their own – like natural-gas companies. I’d like to give a message to my fellow city residents: Don’t believe this hype. It’ll save you a lot of agita. And it might even allow you to educate some of your Hardworking Republican friends to the fact that most of the brown people in cities aren’t lazy and shiftless. This is not the first foreign trade group she welcomed. And she did not do it with costly JUNKETS. Jannie will take a big part in Homeless Memorial today. Councilman David OH is another big trade promoter. His plan for naturalgas-powered City vehicles would save BIG BUCKS. If the executive branch is lethargic, or 1%, then a STRONG CITY COUNCIL is in order!... The LAND BANK is reality. We need to watch if the City will DEEP-SIX the REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY. Scores of workers were retired over two administrations – some with 19 years on the job, and NO PAY RAISE in nine years! The former Chief of Staff for the Managing Director was sent over to run RDA. Let’s WATCH and see what sort of cocktail he will mix for integration of RDA (a unit that superbly guided city development for 60 years) with other land agencies. The Mayor says ice binds to asphalt streets. Plows remove the snow and ice is exposed. Driving over it is THIRDWORLD. Other cities do it better. How (?). If the plow blade is lowered to street level to scrape ice, the street can be damaged. What about a rubbery tip for the blade?


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