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At City Hall Ceremony, 88 Arts & Culture Organizations In First Council District Receive Much-Needed Funding

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For performing artists like Meghan Walsh, any penny that funds the arts goes a long, long way. A very long way. Walsh, a member of the alternative comedy theatre group, Berserker Residents, 1515 Camac Street, hopes to take a trio of troubadours to the famed Edinburgh Festival this summer. The $2,468 grant Walsh received through City Councilman Mark Squilla from the Philadelphia Cultural Fund on Monday will not fund a transatlantic trip, but it will help the comedic performers showcase their unique talents at home in South Philadelphia. Councilman Squilla believes organizations such as the Berseker Residents prove South Philadelphia is a hotbed for the arts. (Cont. Page 2)

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South Philly Mourns Death Of World War II Hero William Guarnere (See ‘Wild Bill’ Page 2)


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Former Catholic School Athletes Honored At Our Lady Of Hope

by Maria Merlino Three former Catholic School all-stars were elevated to hall famer status over the weekend. Our Lady of Hope School, 13th & Jackson Streets, a regional school with the strong foundation with Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Sacred Heart of

ANTHONY ARMONDO, athletic director, with Michael Gillespie, chair of Board of Directors. CYO sports, especially soccer, have exceeded all expectations. Teams are playing suburban youth groups and winning.

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Jesus and Epiphany of Our Lord, honored three outstanding athletes at Athletic Hall of Fame gala on Mar. 8. 1st Dist. Councilman Mark Squilla, who attended Our Lady of Mt. Carmel; Maureen Dougherty Fiocca, of Sacred Heart of Jesus; and the late Nick Marra, who was the athletic director for Epiphany of Our Lord for 10 years, had banners hung with their names in the school’s gymnasium. Marra received his banner posthumously. His widow Sue said she was very proud of his accomplishments at Epiphany School. “My husband loved coaching and the students loved him,” she recalled. “He instilled in them a sense of sportsmanship and the courage of winning and sometimes losing. He devoted a lot of time to the organization.” The second annual Lady of Hope Beef N Beer was well

attended and guests enjoyed a music, drinks, fine food. “We sold about 200 tickets,” said Dr. Jim Moylan, a board member. “This is the first year we are doing the Hall of Fame. All the proceeds go toward the athletic program here. This is a legacy school and the three honorees are all former athletes that have volunteered their time to make sure the kids get the positive experience of sports.” Dougherty Fiocca played eight years of CYO basketball and then coached at Sacred Heart for seven years. “I was pleasantly surprised and humbly honored,” she said. “I coached my own children, Georgie and Maureen, too. I got so much satisfaction from it. I loved watching the progress of the girls who started out not having a clue about dribbling to having them get to the point where it was second nature to dribble the ball down the court. This honor really goes to the kids

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SUE MARRA, Maureen Dougherty Fiocca, Councilman Mark Squilla stand in front of Our Lady of Hope trophy case. Eight of the trophies were won by girls’ basketball team. Photo by Maria Merlino in the program.” school that being selected Councilman Squilla was tonight really fills my heart. also modest about his award. “I enjoyed coaching base“It is a great honor to repre- ball and basketball. Our Lady sent Mt. Carmel School as a of Hope will be on the map as Hall of Famer,” he said. far as CYO athletics are con“There have been so many cerned. Their trophy case is great athletes that have come filled with first- and secondfrom my old elementary place awards.”

‘Wild Bill’ Funding Arts & Culture

South Philadelphia is mourning the loss of war hero, William "Wild Bill" Guarnere, who passed away last Saturday. He was 91. Guarnere, a member of the famous 101st Airborne Division, depicted in the World War II HBO TV series “Band of Brothers”, passed away on Saturday, Mar. 8, at Jefferson University Hospital of a ruptured aortic aneurysm. He was 91. Guarnere will be laid to rest at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Edmond’s Church, 2130 S. 21st Street.

(Cont. from Page 1) Squilla spent Monday morning presenting grants to members of arts organizations on behalf of the Philadelphia Cultural Fund. Of the 272 organizations receiving a grant, 88 have a home in the 1st Dist. “The Cultural Fund has allowed for the continued growth of the Arts in my District,” said Squilla. “It has helped to improve the quality of life of the neighborhoods surrounding these organizations.” Among some of the or-

ganizations in the 1st Dist. receiving grants are Asian Arts Initiative, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, Settlement Music School, Berserker Residents, Fleisher Art Memorial, and the Rock School for Dance Education. Established in 1991, PCF, promotes arts and culture as engines of social, educational and economic development. President of the Cultural Fund board, Julie Hawkins, said the grants play key stabilizing

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role for numerous organizations by providing muchneeded operating funding. “This year, these awards are particularly gratifying,” said Hawkins, “as they represent the 21st round of grants made to the arts and culture community since the founding of the Cultural Fund. For the past 21 years, City Council and Philadelphia’s mayor have consistently provided annual funding to the Cultural Fund, from $440,000 in 1994 to a peak of $3.2 million in 2010.”

Gun Prevention Sabbath Planned A gathering of faith-based leaders will host a call for an end to gun violence on Sunday. Sponsored by Heeding God's Call, the event will take place on Sunday, Mar. 16 3:30 p.m., near the home of slain 26-year-old architect Amber Long, at Ritner &Bouvier Streets. For more information, call (267) 519-5302.

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President of United Food & Commercial Workers Local 1776

Public Servant of Year, 2014 The Philadelphia Public Record Newspapers are pleased to announce the 13th Public Servant of the Year award goes to Wendell Young IV, for his contributions to the City of Philadelphia, the State of Pennsylvania and organized labor everywhere. He is being honored at a gala banquet this evening at Swan Caterers starting at 6:30 p.m. Swan is located at Water & Snyder Streets in South Philadelphia with free parking under I-95. Wendell Young IV joins a group that has received the distin-

guished award over the past decade and half. They include Hon. Jannie Blackwell, Hon. Bob Brady, Ed Coryell, Hon. Ronald Donatucci, Pat Eiding, Joseph Egan, Mike Fera, Carl Greene, John Perzel, Samuel Staten, Jr., Hon. Margaret Tartaglione, Joe “Geno’s” Vento and Hon. Anthony Williams. Reared from childhood to be an active member of organized labor, Wendell W. Young IV is today President of United Food & Commercial Workers Local 1776. The union represents more than

22,000 members who work in retail, food processing, manufacturing, health-care and professional offices in Southeastern, Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania, and Southern New York. He is also a Vice President of the UFCW International Union. Young was born in 1961 in Philadelphia. He attended Archbishop Ryan High School as well as Penn State and LaSalle Universities. He is a graduate of Saint Joseph’s University’s Comey Institute of Industrial Relations, (Cont. Page 7)

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Continuing To Do What Is Right!

Congratulating

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Robert Brady Congressman 1st District Paid for by Committee to Elect Bob Brady

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Supporting Labor’s Supporters

UFSC Local 1776 President Wendell W. Young IV and Teamsters Local 830 President Daniel Grace prove organized labor can be depended upon to support elected officials, such as State Sen. Christine “Tina” Tartaglione, who have carried their Photo by Rory McGlasson causes in General Assembly.

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ciation and other charitable causes. He was the recipient of the City of Hope Tri-State Labor and Management Council 2009 Spirit of Life Award. In 1998 he was the Democratic candidate for the Pennsylvania State Legislature in the 61st District. Young resides in Lower Providence Township in Montgomery Co., Pa. He is the father of three children, Rachel, Alexandra, and Nicole. Like Father, Like Son He is one of the rare breed of union leaders born in a family where the parent was also a union leader and his succession to the same office has been seen by rank and file as a smooth transition. In his case, it is obvious he picked up his dad, Wendell Young III’s, laurels. When he assumed that leadership, his years under his dad’s wings made the transition seamless. The story of the lives of Wendell Young III and IV traverses a history of (Cont. Page 11)

UFCW MEMBER State Sen. Christine Tartaglione is pleased to carry Local 1776’s baton to State Senate. With Senator are Wendell Young,IV, vice chairman of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 1 Don Anderson and fellow Local 1 member Thomas Pinto.

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(Cont. From Page 3) where he has served as an Advisory Board member and taught courses in labor economics and collective bargaining. From 1977 to 1983, Young was employed at Penn Fruit and Acme Markets. In 1983, he began his career as a union representative, in which capacity he worked as a field representative and an organizer. Subsequently, as the union’s lead negotiator he assumed responsibility for all collective-bargaining activities and spearheaded a number of initiatives as a union negotiator to establish affordable child-care and education benefits for working families. He was elected President of UFCW Local 1776, taking office in January 2005, and serves as Chairman overseeing health- and pension-benefit trust funds for the union’s members. Young is involved actively with fundraising activities for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the ALS Asso-

UNITED with Wendell Young in battle to protect interests of labor at rally against antiunion legislation in Harrisburg are Pat Eiding, president of Phila. Council AFL-CIO, and Dan Grace, Secretary-Treasurer of International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

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Our Opinion Our Public Servant, 2014

Wendell W. Young IV, president of UFSC Local 1776, was an easy choice for our editorial board as 2014 Public Servant of the Year. A quick read by you through this commemorative issue will convince you, ours was the right choice for this time and place in this city and state’s history. Wendell IV stands out for a host of reasons, first and foremost his hands-on experience from a teen seeing first-hand the loss of jobs in an industry where those most affected found no alternatives waiting for them. The strain and tension experienced by his dad, the legendary Wendell Young III, once a Democratic Ward Leader, as his union battled recessions alongside the rest of the labor movement, molded Wendell IV to a life of service. Today, his peers acclaim him as one of organized labor’s top negotiators. Proof of this is the fact his union continues to grow through the good times and the bad times. Congratulations Wendell Young IV! Our staff has enjoyed covering your activities over our 15 years of existence. We look forward to many more together.

Mar. 13- Phila. Public Record honors Public Servant of the Year for 2014 Wendell Young IV, president of UFCW Local 1776, at Swan Caterers, 2015 S. Water St., 6:30-9:30 p.m. Buffet and open bar, free parking. Tickets $50. For reservations John David (215) 755-2000 or (267) 259-6654. Mar. 13- Gloria Gillman hosts Fundraiser for Council candidate Sherrie Cohen at 1033 Christian St., 7 p.m. Tickets $50, $100 and $250. For info David Fair (215) 300-7886 or drfair@comcast.net. Mar. 14- 57th Ward Democrats host St. Patrick’s Day Beef & Beer at Paddy Whacks Pub, 9241 Roosevelt Blvd., 711 p.m. Tickets $35. For info (267) 773-3251. Mar. 15- Birthday celebration with State Sen. Anthony Williams at Hilton Hotel, 4200 City Ave., 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Dinner and cash bar. $100 at door, $75 in advance. For private reception RSVP (215) 476-2469. Mar. 17- Judge Jimmy Lynn hosts St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast at Plough & Stars, 2nd St.

above Chestnut St., starting 7:30 a.m. Traditional Irish breakfast; music, dancing, songs, poetry, stories, toasts, jokes – join in! Tickets $25 (checks payable to The Plough & the Stars), students $20. RSVP (215) 686-2614 or james.lynn@courts.phila.gov. Mar. 18- Judge Anthony DeFino Portrait Committee hosts Fundraiser at Chiarella’s Ristorante, 1100 Tasker St., 5:30-8:30 p.m. Minimum contribution $50. Checks payable to “The DeFino Portrait Committee”. RSVP Jody Della Barba cellinoatt@hotmail.com. Mar. 19- FOP hosts Cocktail Reception for Attorney General Kathleen Kane at FOP Ha., 11630 Caroline Rd., 6-9 p.m. Sponsors $500, Supporters $250, Friends $30. For tickets John McNesby (215) 629-3626, Steve Weiler (215) 629-3611, Gene Blagmond (215) 629-3625 or Sharon Jonas (215) 629-3631. Mar. 20- March Madness with State Rep. John Taylor at FOP Hall, 11630 Caroline Rd., 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets $100. For info Joseph J. DeFelice (215) 756-4158. Mar. 20- State Sen. Mike Stack hosts Spring Fling at La Veranda, 30 N. Columbus Blvd., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Spring Chicken $10,000, May

Flower $5,000, Spring Breaker $2,500, April Shower $1,000, Polliwog $500. RSVP Lindsey (267) 275-2120 or L P e r r y Consulting@gmail.com. Mar. 22- Fundraiser for Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell is hosted at Rhythm’s, 55 Garrett Rd., Upper Darby, Pa., 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets $20 include dinner. For info Kevin Horne (267) 586-3599, Mike Ross (484) 250-9055, Ron Holt (267) 847-0506, Jihad Ali (215) 554-8089. Mar. 22- Carnevale is hosted by Nat’l Italian American Political PAC at Sheraton Society Hill, 1 Dock St., 6:30 p.m. Honorees Drs. Joseph DiMino and Anthony Infantolino and J.P. Mascaro and family. For info Judy Camiel (610) 668-1730. Mar. 25- Inaugural Republican City Committee Cigar Night Fundraiser at United Republican Club, 3156 Frankford Ave., 6-8:30 p.m. with Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley, State Rep. John Taylor and former Flyer Bernie Parent. Free valet parking. Tickets $95. Benefits Phila. Republican City Committee. Call (215) 561-0650 for more info. Mar. 27- Friends of Blondell Reynolds Brown host Women United for Progress at Independence Visitors Ctr., Lib-

erty Ballrm., 599 Market St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. For info RSVP Lindsey (267) 2752120. Mar. 27- Universal Muslim Business Ass’n holds Networking Mixer with Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. at Masjidullah’s Center for Human Excellence, 7401 Limekiln Pk., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dinner included. Free admission for registered UMBA Members (RSVP mandatory). $15 Ticket cost for non-registered guests. RSVP umbaphilly@gmail.com or (215) 430-2441. Mar. 28-30- Penna. College Democrats’ annual state convention at Temple Univ., with gubernatorial debate scheduled for Friday, Mar. 28. Mar. 29- Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative hosts Eats & Beats Community Meal & Fundraiser at Mantua Haver-

ford Comm. Ctr., 631 N. 39th St., 5:30-8:30 p.m. Music, locally sourced food will fund HS internships. Mar. 29- Elaine Tomlin hosts 42nd Ward Candidates Night Out at Portuguese American Rosary Society Ha., 4900 Palethorpe Ave., 7-11 pm. Tickets $25, $30 at door. Music, food, cash bar. For info Elaine Tomlin (267) 4965662. Mar. 29- United Republican Club hosts Shrimp Night at 3156 Frankford Ave., 7-11 p.m. $30 for shrimp, beer, wine, music and fun. DJ Tom Schickling; Tracy runs bar until 2 a.m. Reserve tables now. Mar. 29- American Lung Ass’n in Penna. holds Fundraiser at Fight for Air Climb, 3 Logan Sq. $25 registration fee, plus minimum $100 in donations. For info

Caroline Hutchinson (610) 941-9595, x14. Apr. 4- Gov. Tom Corbett receives Spirit of Port Award at Sheet Metal Workers Ha., 1301 S. Columbus Blvd. Cocktail reception 11 a.m., luncheon 12 m. Apr. 12- Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell presents Community Wellness Day at 4508 Chestnut St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free live music, health screenings, fun and exercise, face-painting, chair massages, lunch and giveaways. For info Healthy in Phila. (215) 8984998. Apr. 12- Ducky Birts Fdn. and Keystone Mercy Health Plan hosts annual Health Fair, 12-3 p.m., and Gospelrama, 2-5 p.m. at Mt. Airy Church of God in Christ, 6401 Ogontz Ave. Admission free. For info (215) 242-1220 or (215) 6057102.


moments, but as the kid growing up who thought he was the greatest and who often missed his Dad because of his busy schedule, I loved the time I spent working with him. He had a hard time fitting a day into 24 hours, rarely went on vacation, and lived like a firefighter, responding to multiple alarms at once all day, every day. I often thought that if I didn’t work with him I wouldn’t see him much or know him very well. I am so happy to have had that experience. “His accomplishments are amazing and too many to discuss here, but think about just a few. “In the early 1960s he was elected business agent at 22 and elected president of the union at age 23. He fought for civil rights and women’s rights, opposed the war in Vietnam, took on powerful companies and politicians, and challenged the international union ON REGULAR schedule, Wendell Young IV appears on television and radio proleadership, all before age 30. grams supporting labor. Here is with Tom Tosti of AFSCME District Council 88 (Cont. Page 14) and “Business Matters” host Tony Iannelli.

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(Cont. From Page 7) the progress of organized labor in its efforts to better the conditions of their rank and file. To understand Wendell W. Young IV, it is necessary to get a feeling of the influence father had upon son. Commenting on his father’s death in 2013, Wendell Young IV notified union employees, “My Dad passed away at home after a long battle with cancer. He fought this fight with the same passion and determination that defined his life time commitment to representing workers and their families. During those last few months he got to spend a lot of time with family, friends, co workers and the many others he met along the way. He enjoyed the calls, visits and messages he received from so many of you. “He had a very interesting life! I was privileged to have spent more than 30 years working with him at the union. Surely we had some difficult

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When Tough Words Count (Cont. From Page 11) “This didn’t always go over well with the union members and others. At one point in the late ’60s, he fought for and won a controversial change in health care for his union members that extended medical coverage for unwed mothers and their newborn babies. It

was one of his proudest moments. This and other progressive/liberal activities caused such an outrage that members mounted an effort to recall him as union president. “He continued doing what was right, not what was convenient or politically (Cont. Page 15)

WENDELL with Wine Specialist and UFCW Local 1776 member Rob Peters after a day of lobbying in Harrisburg on the issue of privatization.

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STATE SEN. Daylin Leach shares moment with Wendell Young and Don McGrogan at fundraiser.


years ago, he learned he had liver cancer and was told he would die within a year or two. Like everything else in his

life, a line was drawn in the sand and he pushed past it. He lived a full life through all of the last 11 (Cont. Page 23)

Congratulations to

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(Cont. From P. 14) safe, and he continued fighting for 44 years as president of Local 1776. “I could go on and on, but many of you already know much about him and fought some of the fights with him over the years. All of his life, people, politicians, companies and events have drawn lines in the sand and said he couldn’t go any further. He always pushed past those lines to find and secure the best deal and quality of life for his members. “Eleven years ago he had a stroke and heart attack. Soon after, he learned he had Parkinson’s disease. Eight

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UFCW Local 1776 Shops • ABM janitorial services at Golden Living Nursing Home, Phoenixville

• Meriwether-Godsey (cafeteria workers at Germantown Academy)

• Acme Markets

• Northern Cambria Giant Eagle

• Adhesives and Chemicals, Inc.

• Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, Harrisburg

• AIMCO (Village of Pennbrook Apts.)

• PA Employees Benefit Trust Fund

• American Arbitration Association

• PA State Employees Federal Credit Union

• A&P (Superfresh, Pathmark and Food Basic Supermarkets)

• Pennsylvania Wine and Spirits Stores

• Aramark at Bloomsburg University

• Pittston City Dept. of Public Works and Clerical Workers

• Berks Heim (Berks County Nursing Home) • Birchwood Nursing Home • Blythe Township Municipal Authority • Burlington Coat Factory (Clifton Heights) • Cargill Meat Solutions, Inc.

WENDELL with Local 1776 member and staff rallying for labor on Capitol steps.

• Platinum Health Service LLC • Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 520 (JATC) • Plumbers and Pipefitters Clerical Local 1900

• Cedarbrook Nursing Home, including Fountain Hill (Lehigh County)

• Pocono Springs (bottled water)

• Chartwells (cafeteria workers, Pocono Mountain School District)

• Professional Hair Care and Beauty Trade

• Citizens Bank Park

• Rite Aid

• Citterio Italian Meats, USA

• DW Richard and Sons

• Cove Shoe Company

• Salus University

• Dreshertown Shop ’n Bag

• Schott Glass Technologies

• Dubois Shop ’n Save

• SERMAC

• Dunmore Borough, PA Dept. of Public Works and Clerical Workers

• Shelly’s Medication Services

• PPL Park, Chester

• Fresh Grocer (Chew Ave. and Progress Plaza)

• ShopRite Supermarkets (Ammons’, Brown’s, Collins’, Cowhey, Miller, Liberty, NY, Monticello, NY, R & R, Village and Zallies’)

• Gino Morena Enterprises LLC

• RxDN

• Glenn Distributors

• Sun Re Cheese

• Golden Living Nursing Home, Phoenixville

• Tops Markets

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• Hanover Food Corporation • Healthcare Strategies, Inc. • Hershey Chocolate USA • JBS USA, LLC • JFK Laboratory • Knouse Foods • Liacouras Center (Temple University)

• Timber Ridge Nursing Home, Luzerne County • UFCW 1776 Federal Credit Union, Luzerne County • UFCW 1776 Federal Credit Union, Plymouth Meeting • Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia • West Pittston Dept. of Public Works • Wise Foods


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DRUDING'S BOXING TEAM

Checking In With Rank And File

Fred Druding, Jr. USA Boxing Certified Coach

Would Like To Congratulate 2014 Public Servant Of The Year

MEMBERS of UFCW 1776 are never surprised when their president shows up to assess working conditions and handle negotiations on site.

Wendell Young, IV

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"A Fighter For Philadelphia"

Congratulations to Our Dear And Deserving Friend

Wendell Young, IV On Being Honored For His Tremendous Public Service From Fred and the Legendary Roy Jones, Jr. last November in Macau, China.

Herman and Cookie Wooden


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Taking Labor Message To Harrisburg NOT A MONTH goes by when Wendell Young IV is not among labor leaders bringing messages to General Assembly.

On National Labor Scene WENDELL YOUNG IV, seen speaking before membership at UFCW International 7th Regular Convention.

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Congratulations To

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got to know when to cut bait and when to fish.” “On behalf of my family and everyone here at Local 1776 who worked with my father, Wendell W. Young III, I want to express my thanks for the outpouring of support from so (Cont. Page 24)

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person/proposal is lower than whale shit and we all know you can’t get any lower than whale shit because it drops to the bottom of the ocean.” When talking with members about getting realistic… “Sometimes you got to pick up the tail of the donkey and look it in the eye.” When talking about how he was going to take on challenges and adversaries that were bigger and well financed… “We’re going to have a Ho Chi Minh strategy. We’re going to wear them down slowly by picking at them like mosquitoes.” When trying to build consensus... “100% of the people don’t agree 100% of the time.” When addressing an obstructionist vocal minority… “It’s a 51% world.” When dealing with strong-minded people who all know their way was the only way… “There is often more than one right solution.” When talking with members about the need to divide the resources to benefit all… “When we don’t have enough apples, we make applesauce.” Responding to TV reporters about Gov. Dick Thornburgh’s liquorstore privatization plan… “We’re going to hang him from his jockstrap.” And when trying to close the deal … “You

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(Cont. From Page 15) years. He retired from the union, started a business, traveled, and engaged in activities on behalf of workers, immigrants, the Catholic Church and more. Most important, he spent time with family. “His last year was the toughest. His cancer became very aggressive; it slowed him down, but never stopped him from living his life and finishing his work. As difficult as recent weeks and months have been, I have enjoyed the time we have spent together, the chance to be with him and talk with him privately, with my daughters, with Kathy and my brothers. This year he brought our family together in a very special way. It was a long and great goodbye. I will miss him very much. “I have been attending funerals with my Dad for a long time and let’s face it: If you knew him like I did, he was laughing more than crying. Sometimes he would say, “I like the way the Irish do it.” He often reminded me of the way he wanted his funeral to be and we talked about it recently. He doesn’t want people to be sad. For now, I’ll leave you with just a few of the things he often said…. Referring to employer representatives and their proposals when they over reached… “That

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PUBLIC SERVANT OF YEAR Wendell W. Young IV is at ease walking and demonstrating on picket lines and then testifying before General Assembly committees.

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(Cont. From Page 23) many members and friends on Dad’s passing on New Year’s Day at age 74. “Wendell III, as we called him for years, was one of the most progressive leaders in our state and nation. He never stopped working on behalf of the men and women he was proud to represent, and never stopped enjoying meeting

and talking with you. “I plan to carry my Dad’s lessons into the efforts the Local continues to make for all of our members. My father’s wife Kathy, my brothers and I thank you for standing with us as we recognize Dad’s life work.” A Powerful Team President Wendell W. Young IV speaks well of his executive team of (Cont. Page 25)


fering the most were those whose retail jobs were all they knew. It was then I knew I had to volunteer even more than I had in the past. I found myself spending months walking picket

lines. I volunteered as an organizer at the age of 17. Saving the unions and decent wages became serious business.” That role he feels gave his life serious purpose. (Cont. Page 26)

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Get him to talk about his life in the Young household and he will introduce you to a family of community movers and shakers, founders of Catholic churches, active in politics and in labor, where duty and family were the motivations. “I grew up in a liberal progressive household in Northeast Philadelphia, around the Oxford Circle. The Tartagliones were neighbors. Dad was everywhere, an activist. The one thing he did, I haven’t is getting himself elected as a Democratic ward leader.” History Of Struggle Young adds, “My involvement in the union didn’t happen overnight. It was a slow process. At 16 I worked in a Penn Fruit Store. That wasn’t all. My father would have me volunteering around the union, leafleting, picketing and canvassing for political candidates before I was eligible to vote. “I learned the reality of life and the key role unions play in the lives of working men and women when in the late ’70s, the country was in a major recession, and the Penn Fruit Store at 5th & Luzerne, where I was then working, closed. “Following that was a closure of the Food Fair chain, affecting hundreds of employees. Jobs were going overseas by the thousands. Unions were suffering. But suf-

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(Cont. From Page 24) Secretary-Treasurer Michele Kessler and Recorder Barbara Johnson as they operate from their headquarters in Plymouth Meeting with branches in Pittstown, Biglersville and Harrisburg. His Communications Director is Tara Innamorato. The union traces its beginning to 1937 when the Retail Clerks & Managers Protective Association was founded by employees of American Stores, A&P and Food Fair. In 1962 Wendell W. Young III was selected Chief Executive Officer of Local 1357 which grew as State liquor-store clerks joined the ranks along with food-processing, boot-and-shoe-factory and health-care workers, clerical and professional administrators, insurance agents, barbers, hairdressers and cosmetologists. Two years after Wendell III was elected, Food Fair hired 1,000 strike-breakers in what became known in organized-labor circles as an “historic strike”. Growing all the time, Local 1357 changed its number to “1776” in May 1989. In 2004, Wendell Young IV became the president of Local 1776, continuing to champion the causes and welfare of his far-flung union members as did his dad before him.

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(Cont. From Page 25) “This was to be my job. I went to work at Acme, which had bought up Penn Fruit Stores. I soon found myself elected as a shop steward. More and more the union asked me to do lead organizing campaigns. I had gotten good at that. “I wanted to get involved fuller in union activities, but my Dad wanted another life for me. I actually hoped one day to open a supermarket and had a financial backer. But in 1983, at the age of 23, the union members pressed my Dad to let me work for the union full time. “That is when I fully realized the dedication and love my dad gave to our local. I was proud to work with him. I became a union organizer at entry level and for much of the next decade was absorbed in organizing and representation duties.” He recalls a major effort to organize the French retail giant Carrefour was his biggest challenge. “We won, but their losses eventually did them in.” (Cont. Page 29)

WENDELL with Local 1776’s past summer interns, who are part of the Local’s yearly young member summer internship progam... training for the future.

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WENDELL and Rick Bloomingdale at a Workers Bill of Rights Rally in Phila.

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pany could not unilaterally increase rates now or at any point in the future. Q: As part of the purchase agreement, PGW’s liens will be transferred to UIL. Will a UIL-owned PGW be more aggressive in seeking to collect from nonpaying customers – perhaps, for instance, by pursuing foreclosures? A: No. Private utilities cannot force foreclosure on a property because of non-payment of a utility bill. Furthermore, UIL’s record on this issue is clear. The utility does not foreclose on properties. CEO Jim Torgerson has also made it clear that if a customer were in arrears, the company would work with that customer to have them enter into a payment plan. Unions/Employee Relations Q: Will UIL look to slash PGW/union jobs to save costs in the future? A: Over the last decade, PGW’s employees have been integral to the company’s improvement. Specifically, they have continued performing very well in an uncertain environment over the last two years. Union leader Keith Holmes and PGW CEO Craig White both deserve credit for their leadership. As part of the Asset Purchase Agreement (APA), UIL will adopt the existing collective bargaining agreement and will offer employment to all PGW workers at the time of sale closing. There will be no layoffs for three years following the close of the deal. During that time, the company’s workforce may shrink to some degree due to attrition, normal retirement, early retirement and voluntary separation. But as part of the purchase agreement, UIL has committed that PGW’s workforce will

not fall below 1,350 employees for three years. Additionally, PGW’s current leadership team will remain in place moving forward. If pressed: It’s not possible for PGW, regardless of whether it is municipally owned or privately owned, to definitively discuss or predict company actions three years or more into the future. If pressed further: Over time, the company would consider consolidation of “back office” operations such as Human Resources, Information Technology and Finance. It is unlikely that there would be consolidation of field forces or operations. Q: How would this deal help PGW workers? A: The deal will help make employees’ retirement funds more secure because the City will use the considerable proceeds to basically eliminate the unfunded pension liability for PGW workers. As part of the Asset Purchase Agreement (APA), UIL will adopt the existing collective bargaining agreement and will offer employment to all PGW workers at the time of sale closing. There will be no layoffs for three years following the close of the deal. During that time, the company’s workforce may shrink to some degree due to attrition, normal retirement, early retirement and voluntary separation. But as part of the purchase agreement, UIL has committed that PGW’s workforce will not fall below 1,350 employees for three years. Furthermore, UIL is confident that it can establish a productive and mutually-respectful relationship with PGW’s workforce, union leadership and bargaining units moving forward. UIL maintains strong relationships

with its unions, including the Utility Workers Union of America, with whom the company has successfully negotiated two contracts since 2011. Q: What is UIL’s track record with organized labor? A: UIL’s central mission is to meet its public service obligations to provide safe, adequate and reliable service to customers. The company’s employees are a key component of fulfilling that mission. All of UIL’s operating companies include unionized employees. The company works with six bargaining units representing roughly half of its workforce and maintains productive, mutually-respectful relationships with each of them – including the Utility Workers Union of America, with whom the company has successfully negotiated two contracts since 2011. Since 2010, UIL’s operating companies have negotiated 4 contracts with its bargaining units: UWUA UI Local 470-1 (Bargaining Unit 1). • Contract agreed to in 2011, for six years (to May 2017). • Annual general wage increases ranging from 3.0 percent to 3.3 percent. • Employee medical & dental cost shares of 20 percent starting 2014 and moving forward. UWUA UI Local 470-1 (Bargaining Unit 2). • Contract agreed to in 2013, for 3 years (to May 2016). • Annual general wage increases ranging from 2 percent to $2.5 percent. • Employee medical & dental cost shares of 20%. CIUW CNG Local 12924. • Contract agreed to in 2013, for five years (to

November 2018). • Annual general wage increases ranging from 3.0 percent to 3.3 percent. • Employee medical & dental cost shares of 20 percent. USW Berkshire Local 12325. • Contract extended on Mar. 31, 2014, to Sep. 30, 2014. • 3 percent increase each year pursuant to terms of contract negotiated by prior owner, 3 percent increase as of April 1, 2014 as part of contract extension. • Employee medical & dental cost shares of 20 percent. Q: How do UIL workers in other markets compare to PGW workers? A: UIL works with six bargaining units representing roughly half of its workforce and maintains productive, mutually-respectful relationships with each of them. In Connecticut, the local Utility Workers Union of America leadership considers the company’s contract with its workers to be above average for similar employees in the region. UIL’s unionized employees earn an average of $34.76 an hour, compared to $26.31 an hour at PGW. PGW employees currently pay no out-of-pocket health costs and can retire with a full pension after 30 years of service. Roughly 58 percent of UIL employees are still on pension plans, though the company moved away from a defined pension plan for workers hired after 2005. Employees are offered a 401(k) program that it matches up to 4 percent of pay, with workers responsible for 20 percent of their health care costs. (Cont. Page 33)

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driven primarily by PGW’s need to invest in improving its infrastructure – most significantly, its thousands of miles of cast-iron piping. UIL CEO Jim Torgerson has stated publicly that he believes UIL is well-positioned to make this infrastructure investment more efficiently than PGW could as currently structured. It is also important to note that the Pennsylvania Utility Commission will continue to regulate PGW, its rates and initiatives that support lowincome customers and seniors – regardless of whether the utility remains public or becomes private. The company could not unilaterally increase rates now or at any point in the future. Q: The APA only requires UIL to make “commercially reasonable efforts” to maintain PGW’s programs for low-income residents and seniors. Moreover, the agreement seems to open the door for UIL to simply move forward with “programs similar in purpose” to PGW’s current initiatives. Will UIL change or drop existing PGW programs that support low-income Philadelphians and seniors? A: UIL has also stated publicly that all existing PGW programs that offer support for low-income individuals and seniors will be maintained moving forward. The company has extensive experience operating very similar programs in other markets. It is also important to note that the Pennsylvania Utility Commission will continue to regulate PGW, its rates and initiatives that support lowincome customers and seniors – regardless of whether the utility remains public or becomes private. The com-

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Rates/Customer Relations Q: The sale agreement only states that UIL will not raise customers’ base rates for the next three years. But once the utility begins paying taxes as a result of its privatization, won’t it seek to raise rates to offset the additional expenses? A: We recognize that PGW customers are already overburdened with rates that are the highest in the state and among the highest in the entire country. As part of the purchase agreement, UIL agreed to keep rates frozen at least until 2018. Furthermore, while it is true that a privately-owned PGW would begin paying local, state and federal taxes, those new expenses would be offset by the fact that the company would no longer pay an $18 million annual dividend to the City. In other words, the true financial impact of the new tax obligations would likely be minimal and would not warrant a request to increase rates. Q: Is UIL planning to increase rates after Dec. 2017? A: It’s not possible for PGW, regardless of whether it is municipally owned or privately owned, to definitively discuss or predict company actions three years or more into the future. However, it is important to note that PGW has requested – and the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has granted – rate increases in three of the last four years. Long before the Nutter administration and UIL agreed to the $1.86 million deal, PGW projected that it would need a $50 million rate increase in 2018. Keeping the utility municipally-owned would not shield customers from future rate increases. These rate increases are

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IN CENTER of labor battles, President Wendell Young answers tough questions fielded by radio and TV broadcasters.

DISCUSSING impending contracts are Wendell Young IV and his headquarters team. Negotiations are scheduled for May with ShopRite, owned and operated by Brown, Collins, R&R McMenamin, Colligas, Ammons and Zallie families in Phila. and suburbs. From left are Leonard Purnell, director of field services; Carol Deusebio, assistant to Wendell; and Tara Innamorato, director of communications.


paigned and I won.” Today he carries a host of union obligations including Vice Presidency of the International Union, a post he has held since 2006. He is proud of the fact he also chairs the Trustees Committee of the International Foundation, which dedicates itself to educating trustees to insure pensions are properly invested and benefit workers. Wendell IV turned 52 last September. He sees labor constantly fighting an uphill battle. “I am proud to say we were early supporters of Barack Obama and I was a member of the electoral college.” He was also a delegate to the Democratic Convention last time and an Obama supporter. One of his chronic fights has been to keep Pennsyl-

Dad was able to get other unions to help him buying the stock-option plan to keep others from doing so, their parent company pulled the Acme chain off the market and agreed to work with the union to reenergize the chain.” Another example of innovation was a move by the union to save a chocolate-processing plant in Hazleton which had been

slated for closure in a major reduction of similar facilities owned by one company. His union agreed to concessions in return for guarantees the company would reinvest in the plant to help its employees produce better and cheaper chocolate. “That move saved this plant, which is still growing, and we now have hundreds more employees.”

Wendell is proud of the fact his executive board reflects the diversity of the union’s membership. “Men, women, Black, white colored, straight and otherwise, working together for the membership.” He also points to the union’s openness to suggestions: “We look at contracts from both sides … we give and the other side gives as well.”

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(Cont. From P. 26) There were a lot of picket lines in those days and unions were struggling to maintain membership and decent contracts. He found himself involved in every level. At the same, the local grew as national unions merged, pressing it to take on more members, including those in other occupations. His local now not only represented employees in Philadelphia, but now covered many in Pennsylvania and then into other states. As his dad neared retirement, Wendell IV found himself working closely with Secretary-Treasurer Herman Wooden and his dad. When Wendell III decided not to run for reelection, he said “I decided to run for that post. I cam-

vania Liquor Stores from being privatized. “I wrote my first paper in college, while working as a retail clerk, on why Pennsylvania Liquor Stores should never be privatized.” A mainstay of his efforts has been to insure labor did not take a fall against the iconic supergiant retailers. It was his union’s leadership and efforts that led to the rebirth of A&P. “We helped promote investment by the Commonwealth in familyowned supermarkets that now have put an end to whole areas in neighborhoods where fresh fruit was never available.” An example of how his union leadership thinks out of the box is the fact when the owners of the Acme chain planned to sell it off and close it, affecting 18,000 jobs, “my

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RADIO SHOW moderator Juan Ramos welcomes guest Sheriff Jewell Williams to questions and answers on LECETsponsored show which monthly airs views and activities of Laborers’ District Council.

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SPRFEADING word over radio station WURD in earlymorning show is former Councilman Juan Ramos, executive director of Laborers Employers Cooperation & Education Trust. With him are Publisher Heshimu Jaramogi; Stan Sanders President of Local 57, and Sam Staten, President of Local 332.

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Farewell, Mike Walsh!

EMCEE Rich Morawski of DC 47 congratulates Mike “Bing Bing” Walsh at Bing Bing’s lavish retirement affair at Romano’s Catering. Walsh led Local 2186, which represents first-level city supervisors, for dozen years.

MOST-RESPECTED leaders of Philadelphia unionism turned out for Mike Walsh’s swan song, among them DC 47 President Fred Wright and veteran labor scholar Tom Cronin. Photos by Charles Donaldson

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customer base. With such a substantial part of its business located here, UIL recognizes the importance of maintaining a strong presence in the Philadelphia community. UIL will operate dual headquarters in Connecticut and Philadelphia, and the company has committed to keeping each of Philadelphia’s six PGW call centers open and active. Additionally, UIL will add a Philadelphia resident to its Board of Directors and establish a Philadelphia Advisory Council, whose members will be diverse in their background and selected with guidance from the Mayor and President of City Council. Q: What civic commitments would UIL make to the City? A: The company recognizes that civic responsibility and community engagement extend beyond financial contributions; UIL plans to also make a strong commitment to the Philadelphia community. UIL leaders and employees volunteer with community and civic associations in their neighborhoods. The company makes direct contributions to charitable organizations in the communities we serve – and also maintains an employee matching program. It has already given significant consideration to working with City officials and PGW employees and customers to establish initiatives in the future. Potential ideas include: • Creating a new education initiative, such as a scholarship fund open to public school students with an interest in the STEM fields; • Working with local uni-

versities and/or community and technical colleges to offer job training and placement opportunities (in conjunction with those institutions’ career development offices); • Establishing a training program for people seeking to re-enter the workforce; • Creating an “infrastructure re-utilization” program that works alongside the City’s land bank and other economic development efforts to support the development of existing gas infrastructure. Q: Under UIL ownership, won’t PGW become a less accountable company than it currently is? A: The Pennsylvania Utility Commission will continue to regulate PGW, its rates and initiatives that support low-income customers and seniors – regardless of whether the utility remains public or becomes private.

The company could not unilaterally increase rates now or at any point in the future. Stock Prices Q: UIL’s stock has dropped since the PGW agreement was announced. Isn’t that a signal that the market is reacting negatively? A: The stock price of the acquiring company often drops when it announces plans to purchase another company. The price typically recovers as the process progresses. UIL went through a similar cycle in 2010 when it purchased another energy company. The company’s stock price fell and later recovered. Environmental Issues Q: Why can’t PGW remain publicly owned and pursue the same growth opportunities such as increased sales of liquefied natural gas that a private firm could? A: PGW currently uses half of the Port Richmond

LNG facility’s storage capacity. As a municipallyowned utility with limits on the amount it can borrow, the utility currently does not have access to the capital needed to invest in its plants and take advantage of the abundant opportunities there. The risk is that if PGW does not make full use of this facility, other export terminals – such as those being developed in Virginia and the Gulf of Mexico – will benefit from the substantial economic benefits at stake. Under UIL ownership, the utility be able to more efficiently invest in expanding PGW’s LNG facilities and ultimately capitalizing on potentially lucrative opportunities in the shipping and long-haul trucking sectors. Furthermore, the current process of undertaking such an expansion is cumbersome and discourages investment in this very productive opportunity.

Marijuana Time: Kenney To Introduce Pot Bill by Rory McGlasson If the entire city of Philadelphia smoked a joint at the same time, there would be peace in the City of Brotherly Love for at least an hour – followed by a citywide cheesesteak shortage. But Councilman Jim Kenney’s marijuana bill isn’t about promoting pot-smoking; it’s about saving the City’s Police Dept. valuable resources. Currently, it devotes thousands of man-hours to the prosecution of petty marijuana offenders. He wants city’s finest to divert their time and resources to more important crimes, such as murder and gun violence. Kenney’s bill to end mandatory arrests for possessing a small amount of marijuana goes before City Council this morning. After

COUNCILMEN JIM KENNEY and Wilson Goode listen as Francis Healy, advisor to police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, testifies at marijuana-bill hearing. Photo by Rory McGlasson receiving unanimous approval City Council hearing in supfrom the Council’s Committee port of Kenney’s bill. Kenney was joined at that on Law & Government on Monday, Kenney will seek the hearing by Councilmen Bobby full Council’s support of a bill Henon, Bill Greenlee, Dennis that would end arrests of tok- O’Brien, Curtis Jones and W. ers found with less than one Wilson Goode, who heard ounce of weed in their pocket. from police and officials of the Smokers like Aaron Flem- Nutter administration, as well ing, a Temple University stu- as Fleming and other groups dent, testified at Monday’s who support the bill.

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million (the annual dividend it currently pays) to roughly $1 million (in local taxes) money that could then be dedicated to enhancing other services for residents and businesses. Community Relations Q: PGW provides the City with a valuable $18 million dividend payment each year. Won’t it be harmful for the City to lose this revenue? A: It’s important to remember that between 2004 and 2010, PGW made no annual payments to the City because it was not financially able to do so. In fact, the City had to lend PGW $45 million to keep it afloat financially. The loan was repaid in 2008 and the $18 million annual payments resumed in 2011, but there is no guarantee that those payments would continue if PGW were to encounter financial challenges in the future. Eliminating this PGW-associated risk to the general fund would represent a fiscal benefit for the City. Secondly, the positive impact of the contribution to the City’s underfunded pension fund – which will likely range from $424 million to $631million – will likely outweigh the loss of the annual $18 million dividend. That contribution will ultimately free up roughly $23 million in taxpayer funds each year – money that could then be dedicated to enhancing other services for residents and businesses. Q: What kind of Philadelphia presence would UIL (and PGW) maintain should this deal be approved? A: If the purchase agreement is approved by City Council and the PUC, PGW ratepayers will make up roughly half of UIL’s total

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(Cont. from P. 27) Q: Will UIL seek to sell, lease or divest any element of PGW as it currently exists? A: UIL has no plans to sell, lease or divest any component of any of its operating companies, including the new operating company that will hold all the PGW assets purchased from the City. UIL is committed to the operation and management of regulated utilities. Q: Won’t a $424 million-$631 million contribution to the City’s pension fund, which represents less than 10 percent of the total unfunded liability, have a minimal impact on the current $5+ billion pension deficit? A: First of all, the deal will help make PGW employees’ retirement funds more secure because the City will use the considerable proceeds to basically eliminate the unfunded pension liability for PGW workers. Secondly, beyond the investment in PGW workers’ pensions, this deal would allow the City to make a $424-$631 million contribution to its broader pension fund – a substantial investment in the retirement stability of City employees like District Council 33 and 47 members. That contribution will ultimately free up roughly $23 million in taxpayer funds each year11 Further explanation: At this time, we estimate that a $424 million contribution to the City’s pension fund will reduce the City’s annual payment to that fund by $40 million, with that figure increasing steadily moving forward. At the same time, PGW’s annual financial ‘contribution’ to the City will be reduced from $18

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Pacifico Ford Cars Names April For Rocky The Pacifico For Family, which includes Ford, Mazda and Hyundai, has named March “Rocky and Friends Appreciation Month”. Located at the Airport Auto Mall on Essington Avenue, Pacifico Ford, has singled out its long-time sales associate Rocky DeGregorio for the award. Kerry Pacifico and his daughter Marie have given Rocky approval to offer those

Rocco DeGregorio … offers great deal

visiting the Ford, Mazda, and Hyundai dealerships a $10 oil change and a free car wash to Rocky’s long clientele list as well as those just dropping in to check out new cars. This offer is only valid till the end of March. DeGregorio said, “Come on down to the Ford showroom and take advantage of this offer. I only have a limited amount of coupons.” DeGregorio, with a long list

of satisfied car buyers, can be reached directly at (888) 5122770. Call to schedule your oil change and car wash. Rocco added ,“Don’t forget! When you buy your car from Pacifico at the Airport Automall, you become a ‘Pacifico for Life Customer’ with a lifetime engine warranty, free state inspections for you and your family, every fourth oil change free and a deluxe car wash with every service visit.”

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McNesby Welcomed

JOHN McNESBY, president of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, was featured speaker at biweekly presentations of labor unions to business and management personnel. Congratulating him are PhillyLabor.com founders Brian and Joe Dougherty, Jr. Photo by Joe Stivala

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And the Entire Local 1291 Congratulate

SPREADING word over radio station WURD in early-morning show is former Councilman Juan Ramos, executive director of Laborers Employers Cooperation & Education Trust. With him are Publisher Heshimu Jaramogi; Stan Sanders, president of Local 57; and Sam Staten, president of Local 332.

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many of its priority voters blasting Karen Brown. The glitzy 7-x-9-inch mailer figured Brown’s face, slightly distorted and mouth wide open, on its address side with the heading “You can’t believe anything that comes out of Karen B r o w n ’ s mouth.” On the other side the headline read “Karen Brown. Not believable. Not for the 1st Ward. Not to be trusted.” It details her pers o n a l bankruptcies, city liens for unpaid gas bills, among other things. The mailer “WORRIED AT FIRST,” Karen Brown said mailer she is holding has worked in her would be devastating to anyone. favor.

Initially it shocked Brown. But she changed her mind when she saw the reaction she was getting from voters. She said, “The card helped me find people who agreed to file nominating petitions for committee person.” She admitted she had been seeking people who would file nominating petitions for committee posts, indicating her aim was to replace the present ward leader. She is also running for committeewoman in the 1st Ward. New Generation 1 PAC has as its mailing address 1514 E. Passyunk Avenue. This is the address of the 1st Ward’s HQ and is located in Ward’s 3rd Division. Its treasurer is Michelle Lauren Rumbaugh, who is related to Ward Chairman Tom Rumbaugh. Many of its contributions have come from IBEW Local 98’s Committee On Political Education.

TAKING HIS WHACK at vacant retail space in Cottman & Castor Shopping Center is State Sen. Mike Stack while State Reps. John Sabatina, Jr. and Mark Cohen await their turns. Photo by Harry Leech

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Life To Lit Bros.

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BRINGING old Lit Bros. building to new life in N.E. Philly is Jeff Glazer, VP of Kimco Realty Corp., major shopping-center developer. At ground-breaking, and listen- TALK ABOUT “shovel-ready” projects! This ing, were State Rep. John Sabatina, State long-anticipated rehabilitation of prime comSen. Michael Stack and State Rep. Mark mercial space is now under way. Photo by John J. Kline Cohen. Photo by Harry Leech

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On Monday, CONGRESSMAN PATRICK MEEHAN was the guest speaker at Union League’s Public Affairs Committee’s luncheon. DENNIS POWELL, president of the League’s Public Affairs Committee, was the master of ceremonies. Meehan spoke of the threat of possible cyber attacks to our national and financial security. This is the first of series of events for Meehan in the city of Philadelphia this week. Meehan’s district is in Delaware and Montgomery Cos. This Saturday, he will be the guest of honor at the annual St Patrick’s Day Ball of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. This is the oldest continuously operating Irish affinity group in the United States. Meehan will also be speaking at the Irish Pub next Tuesday, Mar. 18, with CONGRESSMAN MIKE KELLY (R-Crawford) at an event sponsored by the Commonwealth Club. The Commonwealth Club is a fundraising entity affiliated with the Republican Party of Pennsylvania. The Democratic ward leaders met Tuesday at noon and formally selected STATE REP. ED NEILSON as their candidate for the special election on May 20 to fill the City Council at-Large seat vacated by BILL GREEN when he joined the School Reform Commission. The Republicans are expected to meet next Wednesday to select their candidate for this seat. At this time there appears to be only one Republican interested in running, attorney MATT WOLFE. Wolfe is a ward leader in University City. Wolfe plans to formally announce his intent to run at 12:30 today, Mar. 13, at the Mill Creek Tavern at 42nd Street & Chester Avenue. (Cont. Page 50)

I’ve been covering life in Philadelphia for most of my career as a journalist. To be exact, I’ve spent most of that time covering the city’s Black community. During Tuesday night’s meeting of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists held at the CBS-3 studios on Spring Garden Street, Rahim Islam, president and CEO of Universal Cos., came to talk to the organization about being a part of the collective. Islam’s talk started out as more of a history lesson. He talked about the 12 to 18 million people who died as part of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. He talked about the first 350 years of the African experience in America. And he talked about how that experience has shaped the current experience of African Americans. “Slavers tried to break the Africans, but that didn’t work,” Islam said. “But because they couldn’t do that, they tried to make a slave that would think like a slave even if that person was free.” The argument could be made that this plan was successful. If you look at such things as Black-on-Black crime rates, the images of African Americans in popular culture and the perceived disintegration of the Black family, it might look like the African American community has fallen completely apart, Islam said. However, it can be fixed by coming together in the form of creating businesses, combining resources and changing the perception of African Americans in the media, Islam said. (Cont. Page 50)

Yo! Here we go again with this tale of the lowly potato. Most of Ireland lies further north than Quebec, Canada. Yet the land is clothed in a velvety green almost all year round. Snow, ice and severe cold are rare because the Gulf Stream brings the tropical warmth of the Caribbean to the shores of Ireland. Ireland truly deserves to be called the Emerald Isle. However, in the summer of 1845, this gentle, warm wind brought a calamity to this beautiful land. The unwelcome visitors were phytophthoa infestans, or, as it is more commonly known the potato blight. Over five years of famine, disease and death came along with it. By the time it ended, 1.5 million had died and many millions more suffered. A million fled Ireland, migrating to Canada, Australia and the United States. Ironically, the blight was probably the same blight that affected the United States three years earlier and Holland the previous year. At that time the potato was the main crop of Ireland. The Irish depended upon it to a degree that almost destroyed that country. All that stood between about half the rural population and starvation was the potato. It was their primary food staple. The humble spud was also used as barter for the land rent and other goods. The blight changed all that. Infested plants died in a matter of days, killing the potato tuber and filling the air with a nauseous stench. It was of course disastrous to the Irish economy. In the 1840s, a torrent of 1.6 million immigrants flooded the United States. Nearly half of them were Irish. During the 1850s, an additional 900,000 Irish came to America. Unsurprisingly, they were reluctant to return to farming, settling instead in the big northeastern cities, chiefly Boston, Philadelphia and New York (which by 1860 was being called “the largest Irish city in the world”). There they faced many hardships. Most were unskilled and semiliterate. Work was hard to obtain. Another barrier was the prevailing anti-Catholic bigotry. Help wanted signs of the time had footnotes that read “NO IRISH NEED APPLY.” But the Irish brought with them a spirit of organization both social and political. By the end of the 1880s, through sheer determination and a fierce pride in their heritage, the Irish (Cont. Page 51)

A new bumper sticker has been seen: “I’M NOT DRUNK, I AM JUST AVOIDING PHILLY POTHOLES”. Come on now, the weather is moderating; FIX THE POTHOLES, MAYOR!... The trip to invite the POPE to visit Philly with the Governor, Archbishop and Mayor flying to Rome seems like it is a move that helps Corbett’s campaign. Will the GUV tell the HOLY FATHER about his cuts to programs for the poor (?). His rethinking of funding at REELECTION time ignores past pain for those in need. And Mayor NUTTER is going on ANOTHER TRIP? We have not heard of the results of the trips to Europe and China – in terms of NEW JOBS. Will he warn the Pope of potholes?... Nutter is saying that library closings are a mistake. Comes TOO LATE for kids who needed to get inside. The invitees-only condition for the Mayor’s budget address was correctly noted by Councilman Jim KENNEY as speaking volumes. If the Mayor wants the Pope – even with potential crowdcontrol issues – what is his problem with hosting the DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION? If he finally approves the convention – a plus for our city – then a STRONG RUMOR that he is against it because he did not think of it FIRST would end.... And what of the elected official who is titled “Defender of Democracy” on Facebook? What sort of attack is Democracy in Philly under? What of the seemingly expansive argument where the writer said he had covered Bill Green for years? Bill GREEN (Cont. Page 51)

City CHAIRMAN BOB BRADY once again resolves a potential bloodbath in the Democratic Party by using his incredible diplomatic skills. He was able to broker a deal whereby incumbent STATE REPS. ED NEILSON and JOHN SABATINA would not have to square off against each other in their newly merged legislative district. Brady was helped by the good fortune of COUNCILMAN BILL GREEN’S leaving to take on the challenge of becoming chairman of the School Reform Commission. Green’s vacancy on Council gave Brady extra chips in the high-stakes poker game. Brady was able to offer Neilson that seat on City Council. Brady summoned the relevant ward leaders this week to City Committee to ratify the deal. These leaders, including MIKE McALEER, SHAWN DILLON and PAT PARKINSON, put their stamp of approval on the plan. It’s Sam’s understanding that Neilson will serve out the unexpired term of Green and then be the endorsed candidate citywide for a full term. This arrangement pleases local 98 powerhouse JOHN DOUGHERTY, who is a strong Brady supporter. Johnny Doc is also a big backer of CONGRESSWOMAN ALLISON SCHWARTZ for Governor and a supporter of STATE SEN. MIKE STACK for Lieut Guv. There are also several other races where candidates and leaders could’ve been muddled by the perception of mixed loyalties. Now it’s going to be smooth teamwork all around. And the opportunity for many Democratic victories is on the horizon. Stack is the only Lieutenant Governor candidate from Southeastern Pennsylvania. He filed approximately 10,000 signatures and was the first to get on the ballot. This demonstrated his organization and machine is tight-disciplined and ready. The fact that he filed petitions from 13 counties also demonstrates his game is not just in Philadelphia but statewide. In the meantime, Schwartz must feel that her strength in southeastern Pennsylvania is enough to combat the momentum of TOM WOLF. Wolf has been on the air steadily and has soared in the poles. Recently Wolf was endorsed by most of the big shots of Allegheny Co. in the courtyard of Pittsburgh City Hall. One notable exception was STATE SEN. JAY COSTA, who is supporting Schwartz and Stack, both Senate colleagues. (Cont. Page 50)


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State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione (D-Kensington) launched her campaign for reelection last week with a rally featuring top political, civic, labor and religious leaders from across the 2nd Dist. and the city of Philadelphia. Speakers at the campaign kickoff included Congressman Bob Brady (D-Phila.), State Sens. Vincent J. Hughes and Anthony Hardy Williams (both D-W. Phila.), a host of labor leaders and John McNeil, president and COO of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Eastern Regional Medical Center, site of the news conference and rally. McNeil told of Tartaglione’s help in convincing CTCA to locate its facility on Wyoming Avenue in the 2nd Senate Dist. 10 years ago, and her assistance in helping it grow from 150 employees then to more than 1,000 employees today. Brady, who chairs the Philadelphia Democratic Party, said Tartaglione “has led the fight to win fair and adequate funding for our city’s schools, and consistently has battled for family sustaining wages, an increase in the minimum wage and an increase in the minimum wage for employees who (Cont. Next Page)

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(Cont. From Prev. page) depend on tips for their livelihood.” Hughes cited Tartaglione for “delivering time and time again for the people of the 2nd Dist. and all Philadelphians. And she’s stood up to the profiteers who want to line their own pockets by privatizing the Wine & Spirits stores and the Lottery, anything else that benefits working families and our communities.” Williams said Tartaglione “sets the standard for hard work in Harrisburg, and uses her seniority to benefit the people she represents.” Patrick Eiding, president of the Philadelphia AFL-CIO,

DAVE HENDERSON, ready for another challenge, this time in 194th Legislative Dist. To his right are some of his volunteers and supporters. He’s in black shirt. said the labor movement is cluded Wendell W. Young, sylvania Federation of Teachunited in support of Tart- IV, president, United Food & ers; Ryan Boyer, business Commercial Workers Local manager, Laborers’ District aglione’s reelection. Tartaglione promised an 1776; State Sen. LeAnna Council; John Ruane, treasCouncilman urer, Philadelphia Fraternal issue-based campaign focused Washington); on “my efforts for the work- William K. Greenlee; Freder- Order of Police Lodge 5; Guy ing men and women.” ick Wright, president, AF- Pigliacelli, business agent, Those participating also in- SCME District Council 47; Carpenters’ Union Local 1050; Harry Lombardo, international and Jonathan Saidel, former president, Transport Workers Philadelphia Controller. STATE SENATOR DeLissio Faces Union; Sam Staten, business Tough Primary manager, Laborers’ Local 332; State Rep. Pam DeLissio Wayne Miller, business agent, Sprinkler Fitters Local 692; (D-Northwest) will have a DISTRICT OFFICE Ted Kirsch, president, Penn- major fight on her hands as

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she seeks reelection to her 194th Legislative Dist. seat. Dan Pellicciotti, well-known Roxborough activist, announced he was able to amass over 2,500 signatures in a nominating petition drive he headed for one of her challengers, Capt. David Henderson. That effort has propelled Henderson, an Iraqi War veteran, from an underdog independent challenger to being her most-serious challenger. The other challenger filing is Sean Stevens, who is also well regarded. That sends a loud signal to her she may well lose the 21st Ward located in Roxborough, a ward she sorely needs. Henderson said, “She has forgotten all elections are local. Her agenda does not reflect the concerns of voters in this district.” Henderson returned from his third tour in the Middle East in late October. He said, “I am running for Representative of the 194th because I want to create a better future for our whole community. State Rep.

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Every single person counts. As a fourth-generation member of this community, a working-class person, and a veteran of three combat tours, I understand the challenges our great community faces and I am determined to be a part of the solution.” David graduated from West Point in 2007. He is currently seeking his MBA with Penn State University. For his last tour in Afghanistan, he received the Bronze Star Medal for actions while deployed in combat. His embedded team in Afghanistan was also interviewed for a documentary entitled “Outside the Wire,” which focused on their efforts to boost the Afghan National Security Forces and aid local villagers. Stevens is active in the 38th Ward. Stevens spent a year with Americorps program working with the School District. An attorney, he has worked for the DA’s office as well as the City’s Law Dept. Sean continues his work with public education as a board member of Discovery Charter School since 2007. During his tenure on the board, he has become chair and helped oversee the construction of new $13 million state-of-the-art facility. (Cont. Next Page)

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Lisa Franchesca Williams Smith, daughter of Karen Warrington, spokeswoman for Congressman Bob Brady, died in California with cancer. She was raised in Philadelphia. At 15 she founded her first nonprofit, Young Artists Unlimited. In later years she was active in W. Palm Beach managing a community newspaper. In Philadelphia she attended Masterman and Northeast High Schools.

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In the 202nd, the Philadelphia Building & Construction Trades Council has endorsed State Rep. Cohen (D-Northeast) for reelection. The building and construction trades are made up of thousands of employees from 15 different international unions. Mike Driscoll, the endorsed Democratic nominee to replace State Rep. Mike

Josh Shapiro, Chairman of the Montgomery Co. Commissioners, has endorsed Marjorie Margolies in her campaign for Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional seat. In other news from this race, the Willow Grove Branch of the NAACP will host a PA13 congressional-candidate forum on Monday, Mar. 17 at 7 p.m. at 1st Baptist Church of Crestmont, 1678 Fairview Avenue, in Willow Grove, Pa. Signed up already are Democratic congressional candidates Dr. Val Arkoosh and State Rep. Brendan Boyle (DNortheast) and Republican candidate Dee Adcock. Arkoosh has released a list of Montgomery Co. Democrats that have endorsed her to prove she is a serious contender in the four-way race for PA-13. “I support Val for her dedication to service in our community,” said Colleen Alexander, former chair of the Montgomery Co. Democratic Committee and committee person for Cathedral Village. “The job is never over for Val. Even after a huge success like the Affordable Care Act, I still see her working hard to improve the lives of others. This is the kind of attitude and devotion that will get results for us in Congress.” Her endorsements cover every area of the Congressional District. Also running in the Democratic primary for the 13th Dist. is State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery).

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1st Dist. Councilman Mark Squilla and Councilman at Large Jim Kenney have announced their support of State Rep. Brian Sims’ (D-S. Phila.) reelection bid. They are welcome endorsers, since Squilla has strong support in the 182nd Dist., as does Jim Kenney. Sims, also an attorney, has found himself challenged by former State Rep. Babette Josephs, a 28-year incumbent, whom he defeated in 2012. She filed her nominating petitions in Harrisburg last week. Sims said he was “honored to receive the endorsement of Councilman Squilla and Kenney.” Sims seems sure of reelection, since he is involving himself in other races. He’s endorsed Jared Solomon who is challenging State Rep. Mark Cohen (D-Northeast). In addition to Cohen, Sims is backing challenger Billy J. Smith against fellow freshman Margo Davidson in Delco’s 164th, who has antagonized progressives with her votes supporting charter schools and limiting abortion.

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(Cont. From Prev. Page) In between hearings in Harrisburg, DeLissio rebutted allegations she had illegally listed a property she owned in Harrisburg for a homestead exemption. She said the property had that designation early in 2007, and that was legal since she owned it and Philadelphia Co. at the time did not offer a homestead exemption for homeowners. She now lives in her legislative district, she said.

McGeehan in the 173rd, will be challenged by Dennis Kilderry and Paul DeFinis. In the 179th, Rep. James Clay (D-Kensington) will face Dave Hall and Jason Dawkins.


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in case of default, death, etc. and for the length of the said loan? What should I look out for if I decide to go ahead and what should I avoid? Thanks. Answer: Co-signing can get you into sticky situations. We have seen it over and over again. You are smart for asking this question.

by Michael A. Cibik, Esq. American Bankruptcy Board Certified Question: Chapter 7 bankruptcy and the motion for relief from stay. Answer: You filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy yet you’re still getting notices in the mail from the people you owed money to. What’s the deal? You’re not alone. Most people who file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy get notices in the mail 30

to 90 days after the case is filed. Most people have no idea what it is. Chances are it’s a Motion for Relief of Stay. What is this? This motion is basically a proceeding started by a creditor to end the restraining order against them. It lets them continue whatever course of conduct they were pursuing prior to the filing of the Chapter 7 bankruptcy case. If they were in the process of foreclosure of a home or repos-

by Michael P. Boyle, Esq. If you are a widow or widower, you may qualify for benefits under your deceased spouse’s account. A non-disabled widow(er) may qualify as early as age 60 to receive benefits under her deceased husband’s account as follows: (1) She must not be married; (2) the deceased spouse had sufficient earnings to qualify for Social Security benefits; (3) she was entitled to wife’s benefits for the month preceding the

spouse’s death; (4) the marriage lasted at least nine months, or was expected to do so, and the spouse died due to an accident or military service; (5) she has attained retirement age or has filed a certificate of election with SSA electing to receive reduced widow’s benefits; and (6) she is not entitled to old-age insurance benefits, or is entitled to old-age insurance benefits less than the amount to which she is entitled under her own account. 42 U.S.C. section 402 (e), (f);

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You said the person who wants you to co-sign has low income. Do they have good credit? If they have good credit but can’t get a loan because of their income, then they probably don’t have enough income to make the car payments. Maybe your friend needs to look at a lessexpensive car or put down a larger down payment to get a lower monthly payment. When you co-sign, you are 100% responsible for the loan. session of a vehicle, your bankruptcy froze that process. The MFRS simply allows them to pick up where they left off. If they were about to sell the house, and you filed a bankruptcy the day before the sale date, they can now continue forward with their sale (which has probably been continued from date to date until this relief order has been entered – so watch out, since it may even be the day the judge signs the relief of stay order). How do you defend a motion for relief from stay? In Chapter 7 there are very few defenses to these motions.

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If the other person does not make the payments, the lender will expect you to make them. If you don’t, it will have a negative effect on your credit rating. Unless you are prepared to make the payments, don’t co-sign. We hope this helps. 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. Most the defenses arise under Chapter 13 bankruptcy, which provides for other options. Nevertheless, there are some defenses you can invoke: • Are they the proper party in interest? If this is real estate, do they possess the note? • Did they follow local and national rules in providing all the appropriate authorities, declarations, and exhibits before the Court? • Did they properly serve and notice all parties? Next Week’s Question: What are four steps to a successful Chapter 7 bankruptcy? 20 C.F.R. sections 404.335404.347. Electing to receive benefits prior to reaching full retirement age will result in a reduction of benefits. Please note you cannot apply for these benefits online. Someone who receives widow(er)’s benefits, and will qualify for a retirement benefit that’s more than their survivors benefit, can switch to their own retirement benefit as early as age 62 or as late as age 70. Divorced spouses qualify, if they meet the above criteria and were married for at least 10 years. A widow(er) may apply for benefits based on the deceased spouse’s account at age 50 if she can establish that she is disabled. She must prove that the disability began within seven years of the spouse’s death. Remarriage after age 60 (or age 50 in the case of disability) will not prevent you from getting benefit payments based on your former spouse’s account. For more info., see www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/EN-0510084.pdf, or visit SSA’s website at www.ssa.gov/.1


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(Cont. From Page 39) are lining up behind Tom Wolf in the Democratic primary for Governor.

Those announcing at a press conference were Congressman Mike Doyle (D-Allegheny), Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, Allegheny Co. Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Allegheny Co. Democratic Chair Nancy Mills.

“We need to put a businessman, someone who understands how to grow the Commonwealth, into the seat of Governor,” State Rep. Ed Gainey (D-Allegheny) said. Also in attendance were State Sens. Jim Ferlo, Wayne

Fontana and Matt Smith (all DAllegheny); State Reps. Jake Wheatley and Bill Kortz (both D-Allegheny); City Councilmen Daniel Lavelle and Corey O’Connor; Allegheny Co. Councilmen Mike Finnerty and Bob Macey; and former Congressman Ron Klink. Corbett-Cawley Have Bragging Rights

Corbett-Cawley Campaign Mgr. Mike Barley has broadcast with glee the January jobs

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Paul Glover, founder of more than a dozen organizations and campaigns and author of six books on community economic development, is the Green Party candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania. “The Green Party of Pennsylvania is proud to offer voters a candidate such as Paul Glover who would ban fracking, promote progressive taxation, generate green jobs, revive public education, end (Cont. Page 53)


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Union Labor…Building it right for a better and stronger community And promoting renaissance of North Broad St. 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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(Cont. From Page 36) Wolfe has been outspoken on a number of issues over the years. He has been particularly critical of the Philadelphia’s inefficient, opaque city government, as well as the antiquated tax structure that drives businesses and thus jobs from the city. This year City Council handed him a new issue: its recent proposal to amend the City Charter to allow Philadelphia elected officials to keep their current positions will running for another office. MICHAEL NUTTER resigned from City Council when he ran for Mayor. This charter change must be approved by the voters and will appear on the ballot on May 20. Wolfe is opposed to this as he believes that allowing City Council members to keep their positions while running for other offices will make all the more easy for them to turn their Council seats into jobs for life. He plans to campaign on defeating the charter-

change proposal. Wolfe realizes that, given the heavy Democratic registration in Philadelphia, he is facing an uphill battle. Tuesday was the last day that petitions were filed. Unfortunately, the Republicans in Philadelphia only filed for four Pennsylvania State House seats. We need to find more candidates, especially in those districts in the Northeast where there are more Republicans. STATE REP. JOHN

TAYLOR, the only Republican in Harrisburg representing a Philadelphia District, will be on the ballot and is unopposed in the primary. We expect Taylor to win in November, but he is not a shoo-in owing to the heavy Democratic registration in his district. ERNEST ATKINS filed to run in the 188th Dist. seat currently held by Democrat JIM ROEBUCK. MIKE TOMLINSON is running in Dist. 173 for the seat vacated by retiring MIKE McGEEHAN.

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heard this talk: Another organization?! Really?! I’ve seen organizations come and go. I’ve seen efforts come and go. Mostly go. I have no problem with people wanting to form collectives, but the Black community doesn’t have time for yet another set of ideas. We’ve had enough of those. It’s time for followthrough. Until I see some meat on this bone, I’ll think it might have been too early for this conversation.

(Cont. From Page 36) That last one was aimed at the audience Islam was speaking to. I heard a talk that Chuck D of the hip-hop group Public Enemy did at Temple when I was an undergraduate student there. He said a people who could determine how they were perceived in the media was a powerful people. And he’s right. But here’s the thing I found myself thinking as I

BILL POUNDS of Manayunk is running for the Dist. 194 seat currently held by PAM DeLISSIO. Pound has put together a solid campaign staff and has been raising money for a year. He will be aided in his run by the strong Republican organization in the 21st Ward run by WALT VOGLER.

Shrimp Were Winners

City Hall Sam

(Cont. From Page 36) Now that Allegheny Co. EXECUTIVE RICH FITZGERALD and Pittsburgh MAYOR WILLIAM PEDUTO have endorsed Wolf, isn’t it time that MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER endorse Schwartz and Stack? The insiders think maybe or maybe not. Nutter continues to carry on negotiations with the Corbett administration over a number of financial pieces including the School District, Convention Center and funding to bring the Pope to Philadelphia. Nutter may still fear that he may incur the wrath of GOV. TOM CORBETT.

WAS IT SHRIMP that drew them to Harmonia Club? Actually, Ward Leader Harry Enggasser, Teamsters chief Danny Grace, State Rep. John Sabatina, Jr., businessman Ernie DeNofa and Tim Costello were all there for Sabatina’s Shrimp Photo by Harry Leech Night.

GANG WAS ALL HERE for State Rep. John Sabatina: from left, Tommy Johnson, Donna DeRose, Dawn Tancredi, Pat Photo by Harry Leech Christian and Charlie Carlin.


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going on tax appeals that you read about has a reason. (1) Each case must be heard. (2) The Board of Revision has received some 23k in appeals – the equal of eight years’ appeal work. The original bad feeling was NOT with City Council, but with the Mayor who was sued after backing a pay cut for board members, a lessthan-smart move. While SHOWERING the new Office of Property Assessment with millions, and HIGH-PAY JOBS after the BLARNEY news campaign of attack on assessments, and clerks making $23k a year, REFORM WAS NOT CHEAP.

Waffleman (Cont. From Page 36) survived most of the obstacles in their adopted country. Their new access to mainstream of American life before the turn of the century brought to an end to the quest that had begun many years before in the blighted potato fields of Ireland. America is certainly a much-greater country because of the Irish and the Irish pride their ancestors instilled in them. We should be proud of the Irish and the many good things they brought to this country. So I say to my many Irish friends: Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

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in touch with real city life and a misapplication of Civics 101? A Fundraiser is set for midApril for Joe DOUGHERTY, leader of Ironworkers Local 401. It will help the defense fund for a good guy. For the benefit of story-seekers, it IS allowed in the USA.... A judge has ordered a newspaper to reveal the name of an ANONYMOUS person who posted a nasty remark about Local 98 Business Manager, John DOUGHERTY calls attention to the need to STOP anonymous postings. In America, if you want to express your opinion, then have the GUTS to put your name to it!!! JFK noted that for COURAGE “Each person must look into their own heart.” No guts – don’t smear it! A writer, giving her name, wrote to the editor of a seashore paper saying that driving habits today are far from courteous. Ever notice how some of the expensive cars have operators who feel they have right of way by DIVINE RIGHT?... The slow

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structures. MAYOR JOHN STREET’S bond issue funded demolition of so many dangerous buildings. A GREAT JOB. There is more to do to finish. Oh well, maybe the next Mayor will make the city FREE of dangerous buildings.... It looks like the Democratic primary for Governor will narrow to WOLF and McCORD. And Commissioner Josh SHAPIRO’S backing of Marjorie MARGOLIES for Congress is a wise move. Margolies is what people want, an official that you can talk with, and who will LISTEN. EDITORIALS can be brilliant, but some feel to me like it was a slow day in the newsroom. One such poked at Building Trades Business Manager Pat GILLESPIE’S quote: “One person’s harassment is another person’s free speech exercise.” It was basic LOGIC. Even editorial writers live in the USA, so they should know pickets are allowed in America.... And the Do-si-do article critical of the selection process to fill Bill Green’s vacancy – was it not

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(Cont. From Page 36) has only been up North for, say, six years. Not real longterm.... And what of a report the Chadwick firm was at Traffic Court again? WHY? Just GO AWAY. Judge Glaser is STILL THERE? Why hasn’t Judge HERRON assigned him to a courtroom to help expedite justice? TRAFFIC COURT is a Municipal Court, not a CP Court. MC is capable of doing a good job there. ECCLESIASTES tells us there is a time for every purpose under heaven. The investigative time is OVER. It is TIME to go. A committee was formed to prepare a portrait of the late jurist ANTHONY DeFINO, a super-class judge who is universally missed. The fundraiser is on the 18th of March at Chiarella’s Ristorante on Passyunk Avenue.

The unveiling is on May 8.... People are talking about Councilman KENNEY being suited for Council President should Darrell CLARKE make a run for Mayor. Today (Mar. 13), Mayor O’Nutter will proclaim ST. PATRICK’S MONTH at 4 p.m. in the Reception Room. The big dinner is at 6 p.m. in the Doubletree Hotel. The Parade itself will be on the Ben Franklin Parkway on Sunday the 16th from Noon. It will be televised on Channel 10 and 57. On the very day itself (17th), Judge James LYNN will again host an Irish Breakfast in the Plough & Stars from 7:30 a.m. Then at noon over to the Irish Memorial, ONE BLOCK AWAY to mark the Great Starvation. The Mayor is talking about more funds for building inspectors. But we might need a bond issue to demolish the remaining vacant and vandalized

Leonore Annenberg Ronald Reagan

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Trillions in debt Taxpayers last in line Republican president sell-outs Brother, can you spare A dime?

John McNesby, president of Philadelphia Lodge 5 Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police, reports the General Membership meeting of Lodge 5 held on Tuesday at Lodge Headquarters made the following endorsement: “John Sabatina for the 174th Dist., Pennsylvania House of Representatives-John is the benchmark for constituent service as the 174th incumbent representative. “Mike Driscoll for the 173rd Dist., Pennsylvania House of Representatives – Mike is the best person to represent the newly redrawn 173rd. “For Philadelphia City Council at Large, Ed Neilson – Ed, who served in the State House, is the man to take up the recently vacated at-Large seat of Bill Green.”


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Driscoll Seeks McGeehan Seat

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MEET this crew of ready to get out the vote door knockers RECEIVING Dan Gottlieb Humanitarian Ward from Center — the Mike Driscoll family. From left, Molly, wife Fran, ADDING THEIR congratulations were Councilman Bob Photo by Harry Leech Henon and Bill McKeown. Photo by Harry Leech for Families & Relationships, Councilman Bobby Henon was Rose, Mike, Katie, Grace and Patrick. Campaign Mgr. Marty Marks, congratulated at La Tendenza reception by CFR’s founder the Stack campaign filed 4,000 Dr. Maryann Volk and by Farida Salim-Boyer. signatures to get him on the (Cont. From Page 48) ballot in the Democratic primass incarceration and the death mary for Lieutenant Governor. penalty, establish a state bank Stack is the first statewide canand more, to restore faith in the didate to file his petitions this year. Commonwealth of Pennsylva- Lieutenant Governor candidates nia,” said Jay Sweeney, state are required to amass a minimum chairman of the Green Party. of 1,000 signatures from registered Declaring he would donate Democratic voters, with at least half his salary, reduce top bu- 100 from five different counties. reaucrat salaries by 20%, and Stack’s first round of filing spend this money for free clinics, represented more than 100 Glover said, “Harrisburg needs a from seven different counties. diet of less fat and more greens.” His campaign expected to file “I have agreed to stand as the an additional 4,000 by this RESTAURATEUR Mike Driscoll and his family are congratulated by FOP chief John McNesby. Driscoll is running in SOCIAL-SERVICE expert and Ward Leader Bob Dellavella Green Party’s candidate for Tuesday’s deadline, represent- Democratic primary for 173rd Legislative Dist. seat now held was glad to turn out in recognition of Councilman Bobby Governor of Pennsylvania so that ing seven more counties. Photo by Harry Leech by retiring Rep. Michael McGeehan. Henon’s efforts in support of N.E. Phila. counseling centers. voters have the opportunity to select a Governor who would ban THE SCHOOL DISTRICT fracking; shift subsidies from nuOF PHILADELPHIA clear to solar, from roadbuilding Sealed proposals will be received by the School Reform Commission at the School to rail, and from prisons to pubOFFICE OF CAPITAL PROGRAMS Administration Building located at 440 North Broad St., 3rd Floor, Office of Caplic schools,” Glover stated. ADVERTISEMENT FOR

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THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA

The RFQ/P documents and all additional information published as part of the RFQ/P may be obtained at: http://webgui.phila.k12.pa.us/offices/c/capital-program-bids/rfps-/-rfqs-/-transfer-packages All questions must be submitted in writing via email to Gerald C. Thompson, Contracts Manager, gcthompson@philasd.org. The Deadline for all questions is 2:00 pm, Friday, March 14, 2014. Proposals must be received no later than 2:00 pm, Friday, March 21, 2014 at location designated in RFP.

Cheri Honkala Asks For Donations

Cheri Honkala reports her Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign is trying to raise $5,000 in three weeks. “We are a grassroots organization that is committed to uniting the poor across color lines.” She can be reached at (215) 869-4753. Facebook Works For 9th Ward

9th Ward Democratic Leader John O’Connell has a Facebook page that should be the envy of other computeroriented ward leaders. It’s up to the minute and promotes those communities within or bordering the 9th as well as 9th Warders making news. Sen. Stack Files 4,000 Signatures

According to State Sen. Mike Stack’s (D-Northeast)

ital Programs, Philadelphia, PA 19130-4015, until 2:00 P.M., on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014. A non-refundable fee for each set of bid documents is as scheduled. The School District will only accept bids from companies that have been placed on its current list as a Pre-Qualified Contractor approved to perform environmental services. All School District Projects require MBE/WBE participation as shown in the specifications. FEE BUDGET Asbestos Abatement $600,000.00 $100.00 Various Locations * Asbestos Abatement Time and Material General Service Contract. B-001 C of 2013/14

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Specifications and/or plans and contract documents may be examined and copies thereof obtained from the School Reform Commission, 440 North Broad Street, 3rd floor, Philadelphia, PA 19130. Information as to contract documents, etc., may be obtained at the above address, or telephone 215-400-4730. Make checks payable to the School District of Philadelphia. The School Reform Commission reserves the right to reject any and all bids and make the awards to the best interests of the School District of Philadelphia.

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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS AND PROPOSALS (RFQ/P) TO PROVIDE MATERIAL TESTING SERVICES Notice is hereby given that sealed qualifications and proposals will be received by the School District of Philadelphia, Office of Capital Programs, from all firms interested in providing Material Testing Services.


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