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Honoring Tuskegee Airmen We Mustn’t Forget! Is She Burning Or Building Bridges For Latinos? COUNCILWOMAN Maria Quiñones Sánchez is challenging Democratic City Committee’s endorsed slate with her field of independents. From left, her “Lead Team” are QuetcyáLozada, 180th; Jason Dawkins, 179th; her husband Tomás Sanchez, 2nd Senatorial Dist.; and Danilo Burgos, 197th. See Page 4

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Heard on the Hill / in City Hall Senators Will Tackle Minimum-Wage Hikes Three area Senators are planning new legislation in Harrisburg to increase Pennsylvania’s minimum wage in different ways. State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione (D-Kensington) will replace her proposal to increase Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to $9 an hour with a new bill that would increase it to $10.10 by 2016. Minimumwage increases under SB 1300 would be tied to inflation once the base hourly rate hits $10.10. “A rising tide lifts all boats,” Tartaglione said. “To the critics who say an increase in the minimum wage will hurt the economy: You are wrong. Studies and history show that increases in the minimum have very little to no negative impact on the economy,” she said. Citing a recent University of California-Berkeley study, Tartaglione said its evidence shows increases in the base hourly rate might mean small rises in the prices of products but it also sparks higher worker productivity and a more-positive impact on businesses. While other state lawmakers have proposed bills to provide a higher minimum, Tartaglione said she believes an incremental increase to $10.10 an hour is the more-reasonable compromise. However, the Senator’s new proposal would allow municipalities with a higher costof-living to consider a higher minimum wage. SB 1300 would also increase the penalties for companies that violate this law. State Sens. Mike Stack (DNortheast) and Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) are introducing separate legislation that will end a sub-minimum wage for employees who receive tips and raise the overall minimum wage to $12 an hour. “The tipped minimum wage is an archaic and overly generous allowance for business owners at the expense of lowwage workers,” Leach said.

STATE REP. Pam DeLissio honored Read Across America week and Dr. Seuss’ birthday by reading Horton Hears a Who! to three classes at Dobson ES. “Still, it’s not good enough for big restaurant chains that pile up thousands of wage-law violations. It’s time to end this game.” Pennsylvania law allows for a tip credit that permits employers to use tips against all but $2.83 of the current $7.25 minimum wage. The federal minimum wage for tipped workers is $2.13 and has not changed for more than 20 years. Tartaglione’s earlier proposal would have raised the tipped minimum from $2.83/hour to 70% of the regular minimum. She continues to support raising the tipped wage to 70% of the minimum.

Brown Seeks Streamlining Of Criminal Pardons State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown (D-W. Phila.) and Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh) have introduced a pair of bills to streamline the clemency process for applicants and reduce the administrative burden of the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons. The first bill, HB 1428, would establish a five-year waiting period from the time of a prospective applicant’s mostrecent conviction, excluding those sentenced to death. A backlog in applications has created a three-year processing delay between when an application is first filed with the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons and it is reviewed.

For those granted a pardon, HB 675 would enable them to have their conviction expunged from their record. “These are both commonsense solutions to Pennsylvania’s burgeoning prison population,” Brown said. “By establishing minimum eligibility requirements for clemency applicants, we can effectively begin to reduce the backlog for those who are genuine about becoming productive members of society. It also offers hope to the estimated 97% of current prisoners who will someday return to our communities. “And by granting those who pass the rigorous review process for clemency the right to clear their records, we are offering them an even greater incentive to reenter society and stay crime-free,” Brown said.

Taylor Backs Standards For Drug-Recovery Ctrs. Legislation backed by State Rep. John Taylor (R-Northeast) to statutorily define recoverybased housing and establish statewide standards to govern the facilities has passed the State House. “Facilities that offer assistance to those with drug- and alcohol-abuse addictions can be a lifeline to those in recovery, but there are currently no regulations in place in Pennsylvania to govern the operation of these facilities,” Taylor said. “This can create problems when these

facilities open near schools and other residential communities. We must ensure they are operated in a safe and appropriate manner.” HB 1298, sponsored by State Rep. John Sabatina (DNortheast), would require the Pennsylvania Dept. of Drug & Alcohol Programs to define the term “recovery house”, determine guidelines for inspection of the facilities and establish penalties for violations of the regulations. HB 1298 now awaits consideration by the Senate.

Bishop Acknowledges Rosa Parks In Tribute As part of her annual tribute to the late civil-rights activist Rosa Parks, State Rep. Louise Williams Bishop (D-W. Phila.) acknowledged Parks in the House chamber. Parks was responsible for an international outcry in 1955 when she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, Ala. Her action launched the civil-rights efforts of Martin Luther King Jr. to international prominence and resulted in the US Supreme Court decision outlawing segregation on city buses and establishment of the 1964 Civil Rights Law. “She was one brave woman who was simply exhausted and unwilling to give up her seat. In that action, she took a meaningful stand against oppression and sparked the civil-rights movement,” Bishop said.

Sabatina Appointed To Rules Committee Last week, State Rep. John Sabatina was appointed to the House Rules Committee. “This is a tremendous honor and I look forward to serving as a member of the Rules Committee and engaging in meaningful debate and discussion concerning the legislative process,” Sabatina said. “I’m extremely appreciative to Minority Leader Frank Dermody (D-Allegheny) for this appointment and I plan to work in the best interest of my constituents and my fellow

members.” The Rules Committee is considered the most powerful House committee and is generally reserved for more-senior members of the House. Unlike other standing committees, which are responsible for a specific area of policy, the Rules Committee is in charge of facilitating the flow of legislation in the House. The Rules Committee is also the only committee that can amend legislation that comes back from the Senate on concurrence and propose amendments to the rules of the House, if needed. Sabatina was appointed to replace State Rep. Michael McGeehan (D-Northeast), who stepped down from the Rules Committee and is retiring at the end of the year.

Roebuck Outlines AP Legislation State Rep. James Roebuck (D-W. Phila.), Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, outlined legislation that would expand access to and credit for advancedplacement classes. “Pennsylvania has a belowaverage level of students taking AP courses and exams. Studies indicate even students who take AP courses and score only a 1 or 2 on an AP exam – not enough for college credit – still perform academically better than students who have not taken an AP course,” said Roebuck. “Based on existing data, training 885 teachers needed to ensure that every high school in the state can provide AP courses in the four core academic areas would cost the State just over $1 million, at an estimated cost of $1,200 per teacher trained. If these 885 teachers taught just one AP class of 25 students and 60% of students obtain an AP exam score of 3 or higher, the students’ families would save nearly $17 million in tuition costs. This is a very conservative estimate of savings to these families and the State,” Roebuck maintained.

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Court Room 653 Is Named For Justice J.T. McDermott

Justice James T. McDermott Pleas and then as a Justice on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. A lifelong resident of this city, he represented the Republican Party in challenges for Congress and for Mayor of the City. He was appointed in 1965 by Gov. William Scranton to the Court of Common Pleas, a position to which he

was returned by election. In 1981 he ran for and was elected to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, where he served for more than a decade. During his tenure on the high court, he authored more than 440 opinions addressing the most-profound issues affecting the citizenry of Pennsylvania. He died in 1992 and is survived by his children, James, John, Suzanne, Thomas, Michael and Matthew. Presiding over the dedication was Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille, assisted by Superior Court Judge Stephen A. McEwen, Jr., President Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper, Judge Sandra Mazer-Moss and retired Judge Jerome Zaleski. Speakers included Thomas A. Bello, Esq., Councilman Dennis O’Brien and James T. McDermott, Jr.

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Philadelphia’s majestic, huge City Hall Courtroom 653, used for inauguration swearing ins, robing ceremonies for judges, mass weddings, and other events, has undergone an historic name change. It was dedicated and renamed the Justice James T. McDermott Memorial Courtroom yesterday. It is the first court room named after a justice. A capacity crowd attended STATE REP. Curtis Thomas hosted Labor of Love Fundraiser & Tribute for Phila. the inaugural naming of a City African American labor leadership, which serves more than 50,000 members. Not Hall courtroom for a member all honorees were included in photo above. Honorees, some seen above, included of the judiciary, an effort Laborers’ Local 135’s Daniel Woodall; Laborers’ District Council’s Ryan Boyer spearheaded by the efforts of andKenneth Washington; Local 332’s Samuel Staten, Jr. and Cory Robinson; Local Councilman at Large Dennis 57’s Stanley Sanders; Phila. Federation of Teachers’ Jerry T. Jordan; Phila. Amer- M. O’Brien. It was followed ican Postal Workers Union’s Gwen Ivey; AFSCME District Council 33’s Pete by a reception in the Law Library, located in Room 600, Matthews; AFSCME District Council 47’s Fred Wright; Transit Workers Union named after the late President Local 23’s Willie Brown; International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1291’s Judge of Court of Common Boise Butler; National Union of Hospital & Healthcare Employees District 1199C’s Pleas Alex Bonavitcola. Henry Nicholas; Security, Police, & Fire Professionals of America Local 511’s Justice James T. McDerPhoto by Leona Dixon mott served as a member of the Clarence Davis; and Rasheeda Khalil. Philadelphia Court of Common

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Burning Or Building Bridges? by Joe Shaheeli Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez has cut a niche for herself in City Council and seems to have captured the support of most Latino Democrats in this town, and particularly so in her 7th Dist. But she continues to fly her flag of independence, despite the fact she had the endorsement of the Democratic Party for her second term to City Council. She still believes she didn’t need that endorsement and would have easily duplicated her first win as an independent had she not been endorsed. It is that streak of independence that has motivated her to field a team of four independents challenging candidates endorsed by the Democratic Party. Wearing the colors of Latino Empowerment Alliance of Delaware Valley (LEAD),

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the four are Tomás Sánchez, her husband, in the 2nd Senatorial Dist., challenging incumbent State Sen. Christine Tartaglione (D-Kensington); Jason Dawkins, in 179th Legislative Dist., challenging State Rep. James Clay (DKensington); Quetcy Lozada, in 180th Dist., challenging State Rep. Angel Cruz (DKensington), and Danilo BurState Rep.




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gos, 197th Legislative Dist., challenging State Rep. J.P. Miranda (D-Kensington) who lost the Democratic endorsement to Leslie Acosta. As Ward Leader, Cruz had supported her last time around as had Ward Leader Carlos Matos, brother in law of Tartaglione. They’ll be in the forefront of those Democratic Party loyalists ready to do her State Rep.

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in when she runs again in 2015. It is interesting to note Dawkins, Lozada and Dawkins come from Maria’s office staff. The Councilwoman believes this is the time to move “like a tidal wave across the Latino communities. If I win one, I’m happy. Any more than one will be to me a total victory.” Cruz said, “She’s burned

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her bridges with me. Now we’ll see if she can swim safely in her primary.” LEAD was formed in 2009 with the help of Quiñones Sánchez to “promote progressive candidates for elected office, primarily in eastern North Philadelphia.” It has been running a block-captain training program – which may double as a school for electoral footsolState Representative

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diers in campaigns like these. Rep. Taylor Not Pleased With His Ward Leaders

Newly elected to bring peace and end feuding between factions of the city’s Republican Party, State Rep. John Taylor (R-Northeast), the only Republican legislator representing Philadelphia in Harrisburg, finds he chairs an executive committee where ward leaders are falling short of what is expected of them. With the deadline to file nominating petitions for committee people past, Chairman Taylor was dismayed at the (Cont. Next page)

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to work in the publishing field in New York City. She has a long record in campaigns to combat job discrimination in various industries. She has from now through summer to gather the signatures she needs to place her on the ballot as an independent. Babette’s Petition Seems In Jeopardy

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return, she began to gather signatures as she had in her past years as representative in the 182nd Legislative Dist. She submitted 599 signatures on her nominating petitions, needing only 300 valid signatures. The fact the legal team of incumbent State Rep. Brian Sims (D-S. Phila.) has challenged 480 of those signatures leaves her status as a challenge in doubt. Her petition was also challenged on several other points as well. She did not file any challenges to Sims’ petitions. (Cont. page 10)


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AMONG THOSE in this picture at Blackwell SHOWING support for Councilwoman WARD LEADER Pete fundraiser were Deputy Commissioner Tracey Gordon, Jannie Blackwell were Cheryl and State Wilson gives hug to his fa- Michael Carpenter, Rev. C. Edwards, Councilwoman Rep. Jim Roebuck at Rhythms Club in vorite Council Lady. Blackwell, Pete Wilson and State Rep. Jim Roebuck. Photo by Bill Myers Upper Darby. Photo by Bill Myers Photo by Bill Myers

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Wolfe Endorsement Will Test City GOP

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(Cont. From Prev. Page) low number of nominating petitions filed. Of the 66 wards in which the GOP has ward leaders, 13 wards did not file committee people. Those were in heavily populated African American wards which the Democratic Party dominates in registration. A handful of nominating petitions were filed in 18 wards, also for the same reason. Wards 1, 2, 5, 8, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 31, 35, 36, 39, 41, 37, 48, 53, 55, 56, 58, 62, 63, 64, 655, and 66 showed good effort, with the 66th producing the most petitions. Taylor acknowledges, “Hard work is ahead for our ward leaders. There is no reason why we cannot get changeovers in any ward once those voters are personally addressed and learn how little they’ve gained from years of being loyal only to one party.”

primary in a special election to fill Green’s remaining term. Attorney Wolfe, long-time Ward Leader in University City and former Deputy Attorney General, and most vocal in demanding change in how the party operated, seems to be the best-possible choice to give the City GOP a gauge by which to test how much of a Republican voter turnout can be produced by its party mechanism along with the efforts of its candidate. State Rep. John Taylor, Chairman of the Philadelphia Republican City Committee, announced the creation of a Philadelphia Chapter of the Teenage Republicans stating, “We are excited by the energy these young men and women bring to the table. Many of us first started in politics at a young age with no direction from the organization. Hopefully the creation of this group will better ease their ascendance into the Philadelphia political structure.” GOP Exec. Dir. Joe DeFelice has met several times with the leadership of this group, including interim Chairman Kyle Adams, a senior at Father Judge HS in Holmesburg, and has coordinated an initial


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Nutter’s Remarks To Pontifical Council Mayor Michael A. Nutter addressed the Pontifical Council for the Family in Rome. His remarks are as follows: “I’d like to recognize Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, Bishop Jean Lafitte, Monsignor Carlos Simón Vázquez, leaders of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, Bishop John McIntyre, Father Bill Donovan, Gov. TomCorbett and first lady Susan Corbett, and the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania delegation. “I have the great honor and privilege to make a brief statement in support of our fervent hope that His Holiness might visit Philadelphia during the World Meeting of Families in September 2015. “As a loyal son of Philadelphia, born and raised in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection, educated by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary at Transfiguration of Our Lord Elementary School and inspired by the Jesuits to be a man for others at St Joseph’s Preparatory High School, the Jesuit high school in Philadel-

Mayor Nutter phia, I am often called upon to discuss the exceptional qualities of my great city. “And there are many, but first let me say that I believe a visit of His Holiness to Philadelphia offers both a unique moment in our common history, as well as a signal opportunity to address the core issues of family, love, which sits at the heart of this vital institution, justice and peace and our timeless hope for a better world. “Philadelphia is a city of hope, founded upon a revolutionary idea – tolerance of differences whether religious or otherwise. While the Quakers




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of William Penn’s era set a tone for discourse and behavior, it was the succeeding generations of immigrants from all over the world who established the city we know today. “By no means was Philadelphia’s history without discord. Sectarian violence, racial and economic conflict – they have all been common themes across the centuries. “And still, the city grew on the strength of its large families living in close-knit communities, dotted with church steeples and myriad places of worship. Today, the faiths and ethnicities in our city mirror the world. “And like our forebears, we face an uncertain future, buoyed by the hope of what technology, science and the marketplace can do for us while challenged by the grinding poverty of so many – adults and children without resources or skills to cope with a fast-changing world. “Philadelphia – a microcosm of our nation and the world – a city of opportunity realized through hard work, and faith, but also one where hopes of far too many remain unfulfilled. Philadelphia is also a city of “can do,” a city of grit, perseverance and determination not to leave anyone behind, a city that won’t turn its back on those who are less fortunate socially or economically and a city that has its arms open to the world and its people. “We Philadelphians are a work in progress, testing new ideas, forming new partnerships, working with anyone who shares our hope for a better future for families, for children and for all our neighborhoods in the city and beyond. “We are the place where America was invented, where a group of innovators came together more than two centuries ago and enshrined an idea – that all men are created equal and that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. “Coming to Philadelphia, to a region with a rich tradition of Catholic thought and practice, (Cont. Page 13)

by Tom Flynn and Rocco DeGregorio Question: What does it mean when you hear a pickup truck called ½-ton, ¾-ton, 1-ton? Is it how much the truck weighs? Answer: Good one. No, in fact it is loosely related to the actual payload (weight of cargo and passengers in the cab and bed of the truck). The weight of a truck (without cargo or passengers) is referred to as the curb weight. For example, let’s take a look at the Ford 2012 F150. The F-150 would be called a ½-ton pickup. You would then think it could carry 1,000 lb. since a ton is 2,000 lb., right? Not quite. Early ½-ton pickups had a payload much closer to 1,000 lb.; most pickups today far exceed that. The Ford F150 delivers best-in-class* payload capability of 3,060 lb. and has a published curb weight of 4,685 lb. Labeling a truck as ½-ton, etc., is really quite outdated. If you are shopping for a truck, most consumers only need what was previously called a ½-ton. When shopping, know there are many sites you can do vehicle research on to see the payload capacities; or you can just tell your salesman what you will generally be hauling and they can tell you what payload capacity could best suit your needs. *When properly equipped. Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lb. Tom has been serving automotive customers in the

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by Michael A. Cibik, Esq. American Bankruptcy Board Certified Question: Why did a bankruptcy petition-preparer get hard time? Answer: As reported by the Detroit News, a man was convicted of violating several

preparers are not authorized or trained to provide the services to fully guide a debtor through the bankruptcy process. The bankruptcy court in Michigan issued several orders and then, finally, after the preparer flouted the court’s order one time too many, referred the matter over for criminal prosecution. Bankruptcy petition-preparers may seem like an inexpensive way to obtain bankruptcy relief. Unfortunately, it will often turn out to be much more expensive. Often, a case prepared by a bankruptcy petition-preparer will be incorrect and will create problems for the debtor. The debtor will then often be in the position of having to hire an (Cont. Page 8) Attorneys are both board certified by the American Bankruptcy Certification Board. Chapters 7/13 & Stop foreclosures, creditors harassments, lawsuits, garnishments, and sheriff sales.

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will owe the IRS any taxes on benefits paid to you. See According to SSA, taxes are generally due “only if you have other substantial income (such as wages, selfemployment, interest, dividends and other taxable income that must be reported on your tax return) in addi-

who file a joint return, if you and your spouse have a combined income between $32,000 and $44,000, you may have to pay income tax on up to 50% of your benefits. If the combined income of you and your spouse is more than $44,000, you may have to pay taxes up to 85% of benefits received. Keep in mind that an exemption of $3,900 and a standard deduction of $6,100 for a single person (double for a married couple) applies when

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by Michael P. Boyle, Esq. If you receive Social Security benefits of any kind, you may have questions about whether and how much federal income tax you have to pay. Your best bet is to consult with an accountant or experienced tax return specialist. However, you should also check out SSA’s website for some hints on whether you

tion to your benefits.” If you file a federal tax return as an individual and report combined income between $25,000 and $34,000, you may have to pay income tax on up to 50% of your benefits. If you report more than $34,000 in combined income, up to 85% of your benefits may be taxable. IRS rules define “combined income” as adjusted gross income, nontaxable interest, and 50% of your Social Security benefits. For those

calculating AGI. If you received Social Security benefits in 2013, SSA should have mailed you a Form SSA-1099 showing the amount of benefits you received. You can use this when you complete your federal tax

(Cont. From Page 7) attorney to fix the mess created. Fixing the mess is generally substantially more expensive than what the initial bankruptcy would have cost in the first place. I also have had dealings with cases involving bankruptcy petition-preparers. One case I recently took over had been filed in the wrong district. The client did not file his schedules on time and his case was ultimately dismissed. Now, in order to save his

return to see if your benefits are taxable. If you have to pay taxes based on receipt of Social Security benefits, you can make quarterly estimated tax payments to the IRS or have federal taxes withheld from your benefits. house, he will have to incur another filing fee and fees for having counsel to file a motion to extend the automatic stay – none of which would have been necessary had the debtor retained experienced counsel. Apart from the “hard time” the bankruptcy petition-preparer will get, paying a petition-preparer to get you through the complex maze of bankruptcy law is usually a false economy. Next Week’s Question: Can many innocent reasons lead to bankruptcy?

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Mar. 27- Friends of Blondell Reynolds Brown host Women United for Progress at Independence Visitors Ctr., Liberty Ballrm., 599 Market St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. For info RSVP Lindsey (267) 275-2120. Mar. 27- State Rep. Mark Cohen holds Business Owners Interest Mtg. at Tio Pepe Restaurant, 6618 Castor Ave., 6-7 p.m. Host of city officials

and Councilmanic representatives. For info Debra MurphyWhittingham (215) 342-2167. 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 or (215) 430-2441. Mar. 28- Labor Luncheon for Councilman Mark Squilla at

Franco Luigi’s, 1549 S. 13th St., 12-2 p.m. Tickets $100 up. RSVP Lindsey (267) 275-2120. 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 Haverford 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) 496-5662. 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 (Cont. Page 17)

Another Opinion Fighting For Our Students

by State Sen. LeAnna Washington On the first day of spring, the legislature’s collective thought turns to budget season. Our hearings are complete and we are now faced with the difficult task of turning budget proposals into the FY 2014-2015 spending plan that will allocate resources to Pennsylvania’s education system, departments, and other organizations. As we move through this process and sit down to discuss

how we will fund our schools, one sad trend continues: this proposed budget continues to fail the students and parents of Pennsylvania. Years after the initial billion-dollar cut to public education, partial reinstatements do not even come close to closing the education funding gap in Pennsylvania. Middle-class families continue to feel the burden of these cuts. From a lack of early-education opportunities to increasingly unaffordable college-tuition bills, Pennsyl-

vania’s future is in jeopardy unless we fix our funding formula. As a co-sponsor of legislation to establish a Basic Education Funding Commission, I am committed to finding ways to restore the fair and adequate funding system that helps our students become leaders of tomorrow. A complete and modern education-investment plan should include a balance of public and charter schools, but we cannot allow charters to

overtake our schools. Instead, we must work collaboratively to level the playing field for education – to find creative partnerships and new funding sources to give our kids the chance to succeed. As this budget process moves forward, I will keep the parents and students of the 4th Senatorial Dist. and the city in mind and continue to work with my Senate colleagues to find ways to fund our schools and help our students succeed. • 215-755-2000

It’s understandable that State Representatives attract harsh attention when their missteps become public. What disturbs us more, though, is that about the only time journalists take note of these grassroots politicians is when one of them gets in trouble. Set aside for a moment the constituent service Philadelphia’s 26 State Reps provide for the humble citizens of their districts. Skip their advocacy for partisan positions. Let’s focus for a moment on the chief business of lawmakers: making laws. It’s a demanding, important task that goes largely unnoticed by this city’s media, which are more attuned to crime stories. Space is limited, so we’ll start with just eight legislators who distinguish themselves day in and day out by their labors on Capitol Hill, in alphabetical order. Louise Bishop is a veteran expert on issues of children and youth – no small matter in a city 40% of whose kids live in poverty. She is the prime sponsor of 31 bills in the current legislative session. Brendan Boyle belongs to a younger generation but has already made his mark, winning the respect of his peers. Since 2013 he has taken the lead in combating discrimination and persecution affecting many different communities. Mark Cohen, who is Minority Chair of the State Government Committee, is a prodigious author of legislation. In the current session he has introduced 28 bills across a wide spectrum of issues, all serious business. Angel Cruz may lead the city delegation in productiveness, having authored 32 bills since 2013. This session he has put a lot of work into issues of street-level public-safety practices – significant matters in his Kensington community. A former teacher, Jim Roebuck has headed the Education Committee of the state government – which directly runs our School District, which is in crisis. Billions of dollars and 200,000 young lives are at stake here and his expertise in this complex field is admitted by all. As the city’s only Republican in Harrisburg, John Taylor is its de facto go-to man for all sorts of urban needs now the General Assembly is controlled by his party. He heads the Liquor Control Committee – a vital arena now the state-store system is facing calls for reform. An expert on urban blight, Taylor’s dogged research led to the creation of the new Philadelphia Land Bank. Ron Waters has produced 23 pieces of legislation this session. One area he has concentrated on is criminal justice and incarceration, subjects of huge importance to this city. Rosita Youngblood is noted for her work on child protection and domestic abuse. She is Minority Chair of the Gaming Oversight Committee, where she has led efforts to steer casino revenues into property-tax relief for our citizens. Her diligent drive is why Philadelphia will enjoy the fruits of its second casino. We eagerly await coverage by other local news media of the good things that these and other legislators do. They must be made a part of the public record. • 215-755-2000

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Taylor Hosts March Madness Party (Cont. From page 5) Babette did tell the Public Record, once she gets past the challenge, she will open the eyes of his constituents by revealing the number of key votes he has missed in the House, “all vital to the interests of his district.” In the meantime, Sims has gotten endorsements from the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association PAC as well as Councilman Mark Squilla and the 8th Ward. Wanda Logan Returns To Tackle Rep. Brown

ACTION United PAC has endorsed Democratic challenger Wanda Logan in the 190th State House Dist. over incumbent Democrat Vanessa Lowery Brown (D-W. Phila.). This progressive activist group focuses on issues of importance to low-income communities. Motivating their endorsement in part is Brown’s willingness to bend seniority rules for public-school teachers – a move anathema to organized labor. Still, this would have not happened had Brown not been among the four Democratic legislators whose names have appeared in a sting conducted by the Attorney General’s office and terminated by Attorney General Kathleen Kane. The fact House leaders have sent a letter to the chamber’s Ethics Committee calling for a formal investigation of the aborted sting, could give Logan ammunition she did not have in her first challenge. Logan will declare her candidacy at Malcolm X Park, 52nd & Pine Streets, at 3 p.m. on Saturday. Ballot Positions Vital In Primary

If Lower Merion real-estate magnate Bob Guzzardi survives his petition challenge from Gov. Tom Corbett, he could well pick up as much as 20,000 votes statewide over the Governor. The reason is he drew number one in the Republican slot for Governor. The same 20,000 scenario

JOINING State Rep. John Taylor at his annual March Madness get-together at FOP Hall were Local 830 President Dan Grace, Rocky Bryan, Jim DiVergilis, Taylor and Tom Matkowski.

Congressional Black Caucus Vets Honor Jannie

CELEBRATING its 25th anniversary, Congressional Black Caucus veterans honored Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell at their ceremonies at Triumph Baptist Church. From left are Ron Armstead, Blackwell, James Abrams and Ari MerretaPhoto by Bill Myers zon. will hold true for Democratic Labor & Industry, which has gubernatorial candidate Tom the state’s unemployment rate Wolf, who drew the number- down to 6.2%. This is the lowone ballot position. Fueled to est level since November 2008 top place in many polls by his and remains below the national television ads, Wolf could eas- rate of 6.7%. The latest numily outdistance his competitors. bers come on the heels of anFollowing Wolf are Jack other positive jobs report from Wagner, Rob McCord, Katie last month that put the jobless McGinty and Allyson Schwartz. rate at 6.4%. “Today’s jobs report is an Pulling number one in the Democratic Lieutenant Gover- encouraging sign for Pennsylnor race is State Sen. Mike vania,” stated the Governor. Stack (D-Northeast), followed “It’s simple: As we continue by Mark Critz, Jay Paterno, fighting in Harrisburg for less Mark Smith, Brandon Neu- taxes, we are seeing more jobs. As Governor, I will keep man and Brad Koplinski. In the 13th Congressional fighting to make good on our Dist., State Rep. Brendan promises that have put PennBoyle (D-Northeast) drew the sylvania on the path to a first position, followed by Va- brighter future by reforming lerie Arkoosh, Marjorie Mar- Harrisburg, keeping taxes low and creating more than golies and Daylin Leach. Look For Job Creation 150,000 private-sector jobs.” To Be Corbett Boast

The Corbett-Cawley campaign is crowing over the latest unemployment report released by the Pennsylvania Dept. of

Libertarian Krawchuk Kicks Off Ballot Drive

Ken Krawchuk, the Libertarian candidate for Pennsylvania Governor, formally

WARD LEADER Walt Vogler catches up with ward leader Tom Matkowski at Rep. Taylor’s March Madness gathering.

BEVERLY PLOSA-BOWSER, 13th Congressional Dist. Republican candidate, shares moment with host State Rep. John Taylor.

Boyle, Danza Go Back To School “CITY OF READERS” was goal of State Rep. Brendan Boyle and actor Tony Danza, famous for his performance as teacher, at Fox Chase ES.They were participating in celebration of Phila. Reads Week. kicked off the party’s 2014 petition drive for collecting the necessary signatures to get the Libertarian Party candidates on the November ballot. The petitioning period began on Mar. 12 and ends on Aug. 1, and official petitions for collecting signatures can be found at, including detailed instructions. “We have begun the mostdifficult part of the campaign,” Krawchuk said, “collecting signatures to get the Libertarian Party candidates on the ballot. Gov. Corbett needs only 2,000 signatures to get his name on the ballot; I need a whopping 16,639 – over eight times as many – even though the Pennsylvania Constitution mandates that ‘all elections shall be free and equal.’ Is that equal, I ask? Is that fair?” In addition to Krawchuk, Libertarian Party officials

have thus far identified dozens of candidates for the State House, State Senate and US Congress, with more stepping up as the campaign season gears up. Founded in 1971, the Libertarian Party is the thirdlargest political party in the state and the nation, with over 150 elected and appointed officials currently serving in office nationwide, and 40 in Pennsylvania. Pa. College Democrats Convene At Temple

Pennsylvania College Democrats hold their annual convention at Temple University this weekend, with a gubernatorial debate at 7:00 p.m., this Friday, Mar. 28, in R oom 200BC of the Howard Gittis Student Center on Temple University’s Main Campus. The debate will be carried live by the Pennsylvania Cable Network. All five candidates running for the Democratic

nomination for Governor will participate. The debate will be moderated by Dr. G. Terry Madonna, director of the Center for Politics & Public Affairs at Franklin & Marshall College Saturday will feature a full day of workshops. Guest speakers include State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-W. Phila.); State Reps. Dan McNeill (D-Lehigh), Steve McCarter (D-Montgomery) and Mike Schlossberg (D-Lehigh), and Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski. Former Gov. Ed Rendell will be keynote speaker at the luncheon. City Council President Darrell Clarke will speak at a breakfast reception and State Rep. Brian Sims (D-S. Phila.) will be the featured speaker at a dinner and cocktail party. GOP Ward Leader Oldest Wrestler In USA Open

59TH GOPer Peter J. Wirs cannot take political phones calls or send or receive political emails, or do anything political after 6 p.m. weekdays, because his coach has Wirs on a training curfew. Wirs will make international sports history when he becomes the oldest person, at age 59, to step onto an Olympic wrestling mat for his very first competitive bout at the USA Wrestling Open in Las Vegas, Nev., to be televised worldwide. Kevin Martin, the legendary long-time wrestling coach at St. Joseph’s Prep, is supervising Wirs’ weight-lifting workouts every morning at the Philadelphia Sports Club on W. Market Street, and his drilling every night at the Fight Firm in the Spring Garden section. Wirs will compete in the Veterans Division, Class 76 kg Freestyle. Matt Wolfe, GOP nominee for City Council in the May 20 special election, will be hosting a Gold Medal Party to watch Wirs on TV, if he makes it to the Gold Medal round. Ori Feibush, the South Philadelphia Democratic activist, is crossing the aisle to help out with the travel and accommodation expenses for Wirs and his coaching team.

Dawkins, Arkoosh In Frankford

Lynn Kicked Off Paddy’s Day Rendell To Chair Philly DNC 2016 Bid

BRAVING a snowy St. Patrick’s Day, Judge Jimmy Lynn threw his traditional breakfast at Plough & Stars in Old City. From left are Phila. Port counsel Jim DiVergilis, Teamsters leader Danny Grace and Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell with Lynn.

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offer. Congressional Republicans must stop their war on the poor and extend emergency unemployment benefits as soon as possible. It is about time that these rightwing ideologues started paying more attention to the struggles of working families across this great state. Dennis Martire is the VicePresident and Regional Manager of the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) in the MidAtlantic Region. LIUNA currently represents over 20,000 members in the state of Pennsylvania.

In The Court of Common Pleas Philadelphia County Civil Action – Law No. 140100179 Notice of Action in Mortgage Foreclosure Nationstar Mortgage LLC d/b/a Champion Mortgage Company, Plaintiff vs. The Unknown Heirs of Irma J. Sanders, Deceased & Velvet Collado, Solely in Her Capacity as Heir of Irma J. Sanders, Deceased, Mortgagor and Real Owner, Defendant(s) To: The Unknown Heirs of Irma J. Sanders, Deceased & Velvet Collado, Solely in Her Capacity as Heir of Irma J. Sanders, Deceased, Mortgagors And Real Owners, Defendants, whose last known address is 2321 West Tioga Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140. This firm is a debt collector and we are attempting to collect a debt owed to our client. Any information obtained from you will be used for the purpose of collecting the debt. You are hereby notified that Plaintiff, Nationstar Mortgage LLC d/b/a Champion Mortgage Company, has filed a Mortgage Foreclosure Complaint endorsed with a notice to defend against you in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, docketed to No. 140100179, wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 2321 West Tioga Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, whereupon your property will be sold by the Sheriff of Philadelphia County. Notice: You have been sued in court. If you wish to defend against the claims set forth in the following pages, you must take action within twenty (20) days after the Complaint and notice are served, by entering a written appearance personally or by attorney and filing in writing with the court your defenses or objections to the claims set forth against you. You are warned that if you fail to do so the case may proceed without you and a judgment may be entered against you by the Court without further notice for any money claimed in the Complaint for any other claim or relief requested by the Plaintiff. You may lose money or property or other rights important to you. You should take this paper to your lawyer at once. If you do not have a lawyer or cannot afford one, go to or telephone the office set forth below. This office can provide you with information about hiring a lawyer. If you cannot afford to hire a Lawyer, this office may be able to provide you with information about agencies that may offer legal services to eligible persons at a reduced fee or no fee. Community Legal Services, Inc., Law Center North Central, 3638 N. Broad St., Phila., PA 19140, 215-227-2400/ 215-981-3700. Phila. Bar Assoc., One Reading Center, Phila., PA 19104, 215-2386333. Michael T. McKeever, Atty. for Plaintiff, KML Law Group, P.C., Ste. 5000, Mellon Independence Center, 701 Market St., Phila., PA 19106-1532, 215.627.1322. • 215-755-2000

SHARING office space in Frankford are Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, candidate in N.E. Phila.’s 13th Congressional BOOSTING State House campaign of Jason Dawkins, Dist., and Jason Dawkins, candidate left, are Shara Vaughn, who works with Councilwoman Marian Tasco, and Laborers’ activist Omar Sabir. in 179th Legislative Dist.

gling to make ends meet every day. These individuals who have lost their unemployment benefits now have to rely on food pantries to feed their families. Where does this madness end? If things continue along this path, we will soon see breadlines along city blocks from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. Why has Sen. Pat Toomey refused to extend unemployment benefits to working families in Pennsylvania? Working families in Pennsylvania deserve better than what right-wing ideologues like Sen. Pat Toomey have to

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CARNEVALE honorees were Dr. Joseph M. DiMino, Dr. Anthony Infantolino and J.P. Mascaro. In photo are Dr. Anthony & Lynne Infantolino, John Andrikanich, Donna Parisi, Dr. Joseph DiMino, Rob & Nancy Silbagh, Matt Pinto and T.J. Infantolino, 4 years old.

by Dennis L. Martire Since January 1, over 100,000 Pennsylvanians have lost their unemployment benefits. Congress’ refusal to extend emergency unemployment benefits has left working families across Pennsylvania out in the cold. These men and women lost their jobs through no fault of their own, and now the United States Congress refuses to lend a helping hand. This is simply unacceptable ENJOYING Carnevale were John in 21st century America. As Sabatina, Sr. and Jr., seen here a labor leader in Pennsylvaflanking another guest, Barbara nia, I see working families across this great state strugCapozzi.

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Tuesday night, Republican City Committee held a cigar fundraiser at the United Republican Club. The event was very well attended despite the icy snow and rain. Each attendee received a pack of cigars and had the opportunity to pair the cigars with tastings of scotch and bourbon. Two cases of wine from Moldova were also available for tasting. I mention this as the wine was superb and that Moldova was in the news that day as the Russians staged military training exercises in eastern Moldova adjacent to Ukraine. State Rep. and RCC CHAIRMAN JOHN TAYLOR thanked the crowd for their support of the Republican Party. He acknowledged the host committee and gave special thanks to the head of the committee, BILL PETTIGREW. Monday night, the Mayfair Civic Association held its Candidates Night. JOE DeFELICE, executive director of the RCC, is also president of the Association. Both candidates for the special election for City Council at Large, MATT WOLFE and ED NEILSON, were there. They were extremely cordial to one another. Neilson, the Democratic candidate, probably believes he has it in the bag and thus has no need to be controversial. Wolfe’s attacks for the most part have been aimed at City Council, of which Neilson is not a member. Neilson is currently the State Representative of Dist. 169. Wolfe was formally selected to be our candidate in the special election by a unanimous vote of the Republican ward leaders last Wednesday night. Last Thursday night there was a fundraiser for Taylor at (Cont. Page 16)

Earlier this week, I read a news article that pretty much confirmed all of my worst suspicions of new School Reform Commission Chair Bill Green. Green and School District of Philadelphia Superintendent William Hite are planning on getting rid of seniority for teachers in the School District as part of a set of contract concession demands that also includes pay cuts. (Can we talk about how the lowest-paid teachers in the Commonwealth are being asked to take a pay cut by a rich dilettante and a dude making a whole lot of change? Charity begins at home, fellas....) How they plan on imposing their seniority-stripping agenda is by utilizing one of the many poison pills included in the legislation that is one of the sorrier legacies of Gov. Mark Schweiker, and is the reason why State Rep. Dwight Evans will never be Mayor of Philadelphia. They’re just going to impose it on them. Under this law, the SRC and the Superintendent can do that. In fact, according to the article, Chairman Green plans on breaking out all of the SRC law’s poison pills because he doesn’t feel they’ve been used enough. Wow. Let me say right here that seniority is something that I can take or leave. In journalism, the people with the most experience get laid off first, something I’m sure you’ve noticed particularly in the area of copy editing. But the reason why seniority provisions are put in teacher contracts is because teachers need to know that sending a kid (Cont. Page 17)

Yo! Here we go again with this item sent to me by Charles N. that is so true... so, so sad. I have not read of a single dollar reduction in foreign aid as a result of sequestering. All items cut were for the express purpose of hurting the American taxpayer/working people the most! Well, Democrats and Republicans (“different” only in name). AARP was no help, either. We read all the jokes and forward the good ones but I just wonder who will pass this one on. How about you? Send it on, to all of your family and friends. And I wonder just how many I will get back. Ready for the question? Someone please tell me what’s wrong with this. All the people that run this country, both Democrats and Republicans, say, “We’re broke” and can’t help our own veterans, seniors, orphans, homeless, school systems, etc. But over the last several years our leaders have provided direct cash aid to: Hamas ($351 M), Libya ($1.45 B), Egypt ($397 M), Mexico ($622 M), Russia ($380 M), Haiti ($1.4 B), Jordan ($463 M), Kenya ($816 M), Sudan ($870 M), Nigeria ($456 M), Uganda ($451 M), Congo ($359 M), Ethiopia ($981 M), Pakistan ($2 B), South Africa ($566 M), Senegal ($698 M), Mozambique ($404 M), Zambia ($331 M), Kazakhstan ($304 M), Iraq ($1.08 B), Tanzania ($554 M – for a total of $14,933,000,000, that is 14.933 billion; and these countries still hate us. Meanwhile, our retired seniors, living on a fixed income, receive no aid! Nor do they get any breaks, while our government and religious organizations will pour hundreds of billions of dollars and tons of food to foreign countries! And here is another atrocity. We have hundreds of adoptable American children who are shoved aside to make room for the adoption of foreign orphans. America: A country where we have countless homeless without shelter, children going to bed hungry, elderly going without needed medication and mentally ill without treatment and other medical tragedies. Yet they will have a Benefit Show for the people of Haiti, on 12 TV stations; ships and planes lining up with food, water, tents clothes, bedding, doctors and medical supplies. Just imagine if our own government gave us the same support they give to foreign countries. Sad, isn’t it?

Last week was the 8th anniversary of the loss of Sergeant “Gunny” LE CLAIRE, Jr. who was killed while delivering a warrant. City Police Lt. Heather Bernard has been keeping his memory alive with an annual golf tourney. It is coming and will be announced. Please consider attending.... It was happy news to learn Lt. Gov. Jim CAWLEY was named Chairman of the Delaware River Port Authority. A super guy who should be the Governor. His appointment will steady the DRPA ship of state. Cawley and his dad provided support of our St. Patrick’s Parade. An article noted there was no effect from the indictment of State Sen. LeAnna WASHINGTON in her district. What are they expecting – a magnitude 8 earthquake? Street riots? The effect will be on election day – WHEN SHE WINS big!... I saw where a City Commissioner (one of three commissioners) questions her party’s process in selecting a City Councilman for the vacant Bill Green seat. CURIOUS. I did not hear of her questioning the rule when she served as a ward leader. The party should not be criticized: It has to follow the ELECTION CODE. I also saw where Chaka FATTAH, Jr. will sue the IRS for damage to reputation and livelihood. GOOD, I say. We need more of this courage. Elected-by-no-one agencies want you to follow the rules – but themselves need checking.... BIRTHDAYS: The “Brain” Jeff HORNSTEIN had his two days ago. In two days it will be time for Councilman Bill GREENLEE’s party, which I hope he celebrates with some Jazz sounds. On the 31st, Sherrie Joyce COHEN has her big day – and is (Cont. Page 16)

One of the key organizations in the Philadelphia political machine is the group known as the Black Ward Leaders. The group consists of African American ward leaders, many of whom are elected officials. The group is currently chaired by STATE SEN. ANTHONY HARDY WILLIAMS. Among its members are: City COUNCILWOMAN JANNIE BLACKWELL, SHERIFF JEWELL WILLIAMS, City COMMISSIONER ANTHONY CLARK and SONNY CAMPBELL of the famous Campbell family. The organization is famous for delivering votes from the most-important constituency the Democratic Party has. Sonny is the son of the late, great EDGAR CAMPBELL and the brother of the late COUNCILWOMAN CAROL ANN CAMPBELL. Philadelphia has long-standing family traditions in the Democratic Party like no other organization in America. Anthony Williams is the son of the late, great HARDY WILLIAMS, who was a trailblazer. Jannie Blackwell is the wife of the former CONGRESSMAN LUCIEN BLACKWELL. Politicians throughout Philadelphia are the sons, daughters and grandchildren of Democratic politicians who have made this city and the organization as great as it is. Recently the Black Ward Leaders held a breakfast at the City Line Hilton to consider endorsements of statewide and congressional candidates. Among those who appeared before them were gubernatorial hopefuls TOM WOLF, ROB McCORD and ALLYSON SCHWARTZ. McCord was apparently under the impression he would be the only candidate seen, but was soon educated to the fact that the group’s power is sought after by many. Also attending the event were CONGRESSMAN BOB BRADY, who is among the most-favored elected officials in the African-American community. And he’s also Democratic Party chair. Also on hand was Ward Leader and Local 98 leader JOHN DOUGHERTY who enjoys high stature in the group. JUDGE FAY STACK was on hand at the Irish Memorial to pay tribute to the Irish in America. The memorial is one of the best in the country and it was made possible by the work of a significant number of people in the Irish community. In addition to Judge Stack, folks of Irish descent attending the event included JUDGE KEVIN DOUGHERTY, COUNCILMAN BOB HENON, STATE REP. BRENDAN BOYLE, MIKE BRADLEY, FRANK MORAN, KATHLEEN SULLIVAN, ROBERT HERSH and John Dougherty. Local 98 was a key sponsor of the memorial and it would not have gotten built without its participation.

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(Cont. From Page 6) situated on the coast where millions of immigrants came seeking freedom, peace and justice, would be an opportunity for millions of believers and those searching for spirituality to focus on the powerful messages from the World Meeting of Families and His Holiness. “President Obama, who will be here on Thursday, has saluted Pope Francis for being an extraordinarily thoughtful and soulful messenger of people and justice. Not since the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a worldwide voice that has been silenced by terrible violence, have we heard such a powerful worldwide leader as Pope Francis on the issues of human rights, civil rights, social justice, discrimination, poverty and the poor. Pope Francis’ message needs to be heard loudly all across America. “As you prepare to receive the economic, financial, military leader of the world in Pres(Cont. Page 14)

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Mayor’s Message (Cont. From Page 13) ident Barack Obama, we wish to prepare to receive the spiritual leader of the world in his Holiness Pope Francis to Philadelphia, Pa. I believe that

the arrival of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia offers a moment when the world can and must stand still to listen to the thousands of participants, to listen to our Holy Father and to reaffirm our faith and hope in our common

destiny as loving human beings. “On behalf of one and half million in Philadelphia, millions of Catholics and people of many faiths in America, and my mother, I invite you all and His Holiness to Philadelphia.

“Philadelphia – the shining city on a hill, a city built upon a hill of hope and faith, challenge and controversy, but surrounded in love – we hold out our hands in friendship and await your arrival. Thank You.”

NOTICE OF DEFAULT AND FORECLOSURE SALE: WHEREAS, on September 21, 2006, a certain mortgage was Ten percent (10%) of the highest bid is the deposit required at executed by Ida Ruth Daniels, as mortgagor in favor of Wells the sale. The amount that must be paid to HUD by the mortFargo Bank N.A. as mortgagee and was recorded in Office of gagors or someone acting on their behalf so that the sale may the Recorder of Deeds of Philadelphia County in Mortgage be stayed is the total delinquent amount of $67,476.56 as of Document #51540293 (“Mortgage”); and WHEREAS, the February 3, 2014, plus all other amounts that would be due under the mortgage agreement if payments under the mortgage Mortgage encumbered property located at 2630 West Master had not been accelerated, advertising costs and postage exStreet Philadelphia, PA 19121, parcel number 10N19penses incurred in giving notice, mileage by the most reason343(“Property”); and able road distance for posting notices and for the Foreclosure WHEREAS, the Property was owned by Ida Ruth Daniels as Commissioner’s attendance at the sale, reasonable and custenants by entireties by virtue of deed dated February 4, 1976 tomary costs incurred for title and lien record searches, the and recorded February 5, 1976 in Book: DCC D-1011; Page: necessary out-of-pocket costs incurred by the Foreclosure 202: and WHEREAS, the Mortgage is now owned by the SecCommissioner for recording documents, a commission for the retary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Foreclosure Commissioner, and all other costs incurred in conDevelopment (“Secretary”), pursuant to an assignment nection with the foreclosure prior to reinstatement. There will recorded on November 30, 2009 in Document #52148898, in be no proration of taxes, rents or other income or liabilities, the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Philadelphia County, except that the purchaser will pay, at or before closing, his Pennsylvania; and prorata share of any real estate taxes that have been paid by WHEREAS, a default has been made in the covenants and the Secretary to the date of the foreclosure sale. When making conditions of the Mortgage (paragraph 9 (b)(i)), as the Proptheir bid, all bidders, except the Secretary, must submit a deerty ceases to be the principal residence of the Mortgagor; and posit totaling ten percent 10% of the Secretary’s bid as set WHEREAS, the entire amount delinquent as of February 3, forth above in the form of a certified check or cashier’s check 2014 is $67,476.56 plus interest, costs and other charges made out to the Secretary of HUD. Each oral bid need not be through the sale date; and WHEREAS, by virtue of this deaccompanied by a deposit. If the successful bid is oral, a default, the Secretary has declared the entire amount of the inposit of ten (10%) percent must be presented before the biddebtedness secured by the Mortgage to be immediately due ding is closed. The deposit is nonrefundable. The remainder and payable; NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to powers vested of the purchase price must be delivered within thirty (30) days in me by the Single Family Mortgage Foreclosure Act of of the sale or at such other time as the Secretary may deter1994, l2 U.S.C. 3751 et seq., by 24 CFR Part 29, and by the Secretary’s designation of me as Foreclosure Commissioner, mine for good cause shown, time being of the essence. This recorded on September 29, 2011 in Misc. Instrument #: amount, like the bid deposits, must be delivered in the form of 52395684, in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of Philadela certified or cashier’s check. If the Secretary is the high bidphia County, Pennsylvania, notice is hereby given that at April der, he need not pay the bid amount in cash. The successful 8, 2014 at 9:00 am at at the Southeast Entrance of Philadelphia bidder will pay all conveyance fees, all real estate and other City Hall located at Broad Street and Market Street, Philadeltaxes that are due on or after the delivery of the remainder of phia, PA 19107, all real and personal Property at or used in the payment and all other costs associated with the transfer of connection with the following described premises (“Property”) title. At the conclusion of the sale, the deposits of the unsucwill be sold at public auction to the highest bidder: ALL cessful bidders will be returned to them. The Secretary may THAT CERTAIN lot or piece of ground with the messuage or grant an extension of time within which to deliver the remaintenement thereon erected. SITUATE on the Southerly side of der of the payment. All extensions will be for fifteen (15) Master Street at the distance of Eighteen feet Westwardly from days, and a fee will be charged in the amount of $150.00 for the Westerly side of Taney Street in the Twenty-ninth ward of each fifteen (15) day extension requested. The extension fee the City of Philadelphia. CONTAINING in front or breadth on shall be paid in the form of a certified or cashiers check made the said Master Street Seventeen feet and extending of that payable to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. width in length or depth southwardly between parallel lines at If the high bidder closes the sale prior to the expiration of any right angles to the said Master Street Fifty seven feet to a cerextension period, the unused portion of the extension fee shall tain three feet wide alley which extends Eastwardly into the be applied toward the amount due. If the high bidder is unable said Taney Street and communicates at its Westerly end with a to close the sale within the required period, or within any excertain other three feet wide alley which extends Southwardly tensions of time granted by the Secretary, the high bidder’s deand Southeastwardly and communicates with a certain other posit will be forfeited, and the Commissioner may, at the three feet wide alley which extends Eastwardly into the said direction of the HUD Field Office Representative, offer the Taney Street, (Being premises 2630 Master Street.) BEING Property to the second highest bidder for an amount equal to Parcel: 10N19-343. BEING known as: 2630 West Master the highest price offered by that bidder. There is no right of reStreet, Philadelphia, PA 19121. demption, or right of possession based upon a right of redempThe sale will be held on April 8, 2014 at 9:00 am at at the tion, in the mortgagor or others subsequent to a foreclosure Southeast Entrance of Philadelphia City Hall located at Broad completed pursuant to the Act. Therefore, the Foreclosure Street and Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. The SecreCommissioner will issue a Deed to the purchaser(s) upon retary of Housing and Urban Development will bid $67,476.56 ceipt of the entire purchase price in accordance with the terms plus interest, costs and other charges through the sale date. of the sale as provided herein.

In The Court of Common Pleas Philadelphia County Civil Action – Law No. 130903108 Notice of Action in Mortgage Foreclosure U.S. Bank National Association, Trustee for the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, Plaintiff vs. The Unknown Heirs of Stanley J. Rushinski, Deceased & Stanley Rushinski, Solely in His Capacity as Heir of Stanley J. Rushinski, Deceased Mortgagors and Real Owners, Defendant(s) To: The Unknown Heirs of Stanley J. Rushinski, Deceased & Stanley Rushinski, Solely in His Capacity as Heir of Stanley J. Rushinski, Deceased, Mortgagors and Real Owners, Defendants whose last known address is 5926 Reach Street Philadelphia, PA 19120. This firm is a debt collector and we are attempting to collect a debt owed to our client. Any information obtained from you will be used for the purpose of collecting the debt. You are hereby notified that Plaintiff, U.S. Bank National Association, Trustee for the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency, has filed a Mortgage Foreclosure Complaint endorsed with a notice to defend against you in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, docketed to No. 130903108, wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 5926 Reach Street, Philadelphia, PA 19120, whereupon your property will be sold by the Sheriff of Philadelphia County. Notice: You have been sued in court. If you wish to defend against the claims set forth in the following pages, you must take action within twenty (20) days after the Complaint and notice are served, by entering a written appearance personally or by attorney and filing in writing with the court your defenses or objections to the claims set forth against you. You are warned that if you fail to do so the case may proceed without you and a judgment may be entered against you by the Court without further notice for any money claimed in the Complaint for any other claim or relief requested by the Plaintiff. You may lose money or property or other rights important to you. You should take this paper to your lawyer at once. If you do not have a lawyer or cannot afford one, go to or telephone the office set forth below. This office can provide you with information about hiring a lawyer. If you cannot afford to hire a Lawyer, this office may be able to provide you with information about agencies that may offer legal services to eligible persons at a reduced fee or no fee. Community Legal Services, Inc., Law Center North Central, 1410 W. Erie Ave., Phila., PA 19140, 215-227-2400/215-981-3700. Phila. Bar Assoc., One Reading Center, Phila., PA 19104, 215-238-6333. Michael T. McKeever, Atty. for Plaintiff, KML Law Group, P.C., Ste. 5000, Mellon Independence Center, 701 Market St., Phila., PA 19106-1532, 215.627.1322.

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REVIEWING Local 22 President Joe Schulle’s remarks calling to retain crucial paramedic personnel are his teammates, from left, Karen Boyle, Jerry Kots, Schulle and Dan Oakes. to prevent the City’s plan than 20% for patients with from being enacted. ventricular fibrillation, reSchulle advised the Com- sponse teams included as a mission national safety stan- minimum, two ALS providers dards recommend two and 2 BLS providers.” paramedics and two EMTs reThe City claims there is no spond to all Advance Life reduction in care because two Support dispatch assignments. people will be on scene and a He mentioned the American paramedic will be on scene Heart Association said, “In more often. those systems that have atSchulle’s response is that tained survival rates higher “on critical emergencies, one

paramedics is not enough to give adequate care to the patient. In a cardiac arrest, for instance, multiple equally important medical interventions must be given simultaneously. On these critical calls, equipment needs to be monitored and the medical command doctor maybe contacted. Those functions need to be done by the second paramedic, trained to do so.” He added, “The initial actions performed in the emergency rooms are nearly identical to the care provided by the paramedics on the street. One paramedic cannot accomplish all of the medical interventions needed simultaneously.” Three members of the administration also held a press conference following that of the Firefighters to explain the proposed deployment model they were advocating for City paramedics and emergency medical technical. Holding the conference were Michael Resnick, director of public safety; David Gallagher, Deputy Commissioner, EMS; and Derrick Sawyer, Deputy Fire Commissioner of operations.

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Firefighters Union Local 22 staged a press conference on Wednesday and appeared at a civil service hearing this morning to voice their concerns over an administration plan to remove one paramedic from every medic unit in the city and replace them with less-qualified EMTs. Joe Schulle, president of the union, explained to the Civil Service Commissioners, “Paramedics must graduate an intense two-year training program. EMTs only need to attend a 10-week training course,” He noted the City’s costcutting move, achieved by a lower pay scale for EMTs, will make the city’s residents – especially the elderly – less safe. This change in the staffing of medic units does not require the approval of City Council. Councilman Jim Kenney has advised Schulle he will introduce legislative initiatives

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Walking The Beat (Cont. From Page 12) running for Council at Large again. She is a PROVEN votegetter. On Apr. 3, it is State Rep. Ron WATERS’ birthday. Best wishes and God Bless. It is said that only MOSES could part the waters. It’s great how Jeff Hornstein’s boss, City Controller Alan BUTKOVITZ, is fighting for safety at the airport where alleged poor-quality taxiway surfacing was done. A lot of work in that report! The flap over Attorney General Kathleen KANE is starting to GET OLD and boring. The • 215-755-2000

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tirade by officials, invisible MOUSE-CLICK patriots, and media, are throwing so much at her that it feels like UNFAIR ADVANTAGE-GATE. And maybe rowdy revanchism with LIQUID LOGIC (?). It is NOT unusual for personality differences to occur when a political party changes in an office. KANE is a Democrat, and the FIRST WOMAN in that job. She went after the 1%. That investigation reminded me of Abscam. After it, the feds won’t push cash on people anymore to see if they will commit a crime. It’s grimy. An investigation of this sort SHOULD HAVE included lawmakers

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from ACROSS the Commonwealth – Caucasian, Black, Democrat and Republican! Do the media love attacking KANE! They can get many days blasting her and leaking out details. Still, it must have been a SHOCK to see Dick SPRAGUE enter the room for a media interview. He is formidable – like a dog on a bone. They even gave her ONE rebuttal on the editorial page (with a blast alongside). One

Elephant Corner (Cont. From Page 12) the Fraternal Order of Police hall. Hosts were JIM DiVERGILIS, TOM MATKOWSKI, TOM McCUSKER and FRANK CANTY. The event was billed as “March Madness with John Taylor”. Unfortunately, the crowd watched the St. Joe Hawks lose. At this point I am handing over the quill to a female in the herd. While the Republican Party is not engaged in a war on women as Democrats contend, it is best to have a woman address the latest drama surround-

report on how constituents felt in the districts of the accused – get this – had comments from JUST THREE. Wow.... Mr. FINA went down in my book when he noted he is a lawyer, so he does not need to hire one. Then he must know that in the USA, she has that right to counsel, not be surrounded, and have the best witness. Then the DA slammed her on Sunday (readers were told it was coming on Saturday). As a ing ATTORNEY GENERAL KATHLEEN KANE. “Once again I think of Kane’s campaign slogan – ‘send a prosecutor to Harrisburg and not a politician’. And once again I marvel how inappropriate that adage was during the campaign and now. Her opponent in 2012 was a seasoned prosecutor with far more courtroom experience, but she continued pushing the slogan and the mainstream media failed to call her on it. “Special handling by the media has ended. Kane made what appears to be a flawed decision. She decided not to pursue the prosecution of four Democratic elected officials who were caught on tape accepting unreported contributions. Kane claimed these officials could not be successfully prosecuted, as the investigation by prosecutor FRANK FINA and investigator CLAUDE THOMAS was racially motivated. The lobbyist, TYRON ALI, who assisted the Attorney General’s office in the sting, was given a deal that greatly reduced charges pending against him. Kane said the jury would not buy his testimony in part because Ali’s deal was too good. “However, the Commonwealth had these politicians on tape. Prosecutors frequently give deals to bad people, including murderers, in order to put away worse actors. “This point was made in an opinion piece written by Philadelphia D.A. SETH WILLIAMS. Williams, the only African American DA in Pennsylvania, was outraged that Kane suggested Fina and Thomas, who now work for him, were racially motivated.

supporter for election of every DA from Crumlish to the incumbent, I disagree when Seth Williams says KANE’S actions do not add up. The slam adds up for him if he is defending a staffer, or a pal (?). But there was TOO MUCH TO LOSE, since the DA’s Office and State Attorney General’s Office HAVE TO COOPERATE in crime-fighting! The zap sends the wrong message: that the well has been poisoned with no Williams stated, ‘I have seen racism. I know what it looks like. This isn’t it.’ “When Kane heard beforehand of Williams’ article, she asked to meet with the paper’s editorial board. However, when

public mandate to do it. Will criminals break open bottles of MOËT across the state now? SETH might have been on the same stage with the accused for his election. So does the zap give a message that he does not need a party (?) And the ALI fellow with many “K” of charges dismissed … he reads like JOAN OF ARC.... The attacks are incremental. They seem meanspirited to me. she arrived for the meeting, under advice of her attorney RICHARD SPRAGUE she declined to discuss the issue. Bringing an attorney I understand, but someone as controversial as Sprague?


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“We are the hollow men. We are the stuffed men... This is the way the world ends; not with a bang, but with a whimper.” -- T. S. Eliot Last year, the Republican National Committee chairman, REINCE PRIEBUS, introduced a 100-page blueprint in order to rebuild a fractured GOP, saying: "THE PERCEPTION THAT WE'RE THE PARTY OF THE RICH CONTINUES TO GROW." However, Mr. Priebus is unable to protect himself from the perils of irrational thinking, re: "THE FIRST PRINCIPLE IS THAT YOU MUST NOT FOOL YOURSELF-AND YOU ARE THE EASIEST PERSON TO FOOL." (a quotation by Dr. Richard Feynman, a Nobel prize-winning physicist)

RE: “Once the primaries end, they (Santorum, Buchanan, Gingrich) can revert to serving their real masters, the rich and powerful who actually control the Republican agenda.” --Elmer Smith, The Phila Daily News, July 12, 2011

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Rancho Mirage, CA. 97.2 miles/1 hr., 30 min. Ford (Rancho Mirage, CA.) Rancho Mirage, CA. 209 miles/7 min. drive Reagan (Rancho del cielo, CA. Rancho Mirage, CA. 128 miles/222 min. (Car) (President Reagan used a helicopter) Footnotes: (a) “Concord California, is a conservative town. In the 1980’s, it voted twice for Ronald Reagan by decisive margins... Yet, in the entire Reagin era, it did not elect a single Republican to local office. It was governed entirely by liberal Democrats.” (b) "The voters' clear preference for Republic presidential candidates has done nothing to make the GOP majority party in the country as a whole.. .The presidential victories of Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and George Bush failed to guarantee Republican control of the Concord city council, or the Alabama legislature; state and local politics... If Republicans are so good at electing presidents, why are they so bad at electing people to the Senate and the House?." (c)”Richard Nixon's presidential victory of 1968 presented to the Republican party with an excellent opportuny to become the nation’s majority party, but they squandered it as Nixon focused on his own reelection, and provides almost literally no help.! (d) "The Republicans had a golden opportunity 1980 to become the nation's top-to-bottom majority party, that they squandered it by failing somehow to communicate with ordinary people, and appeal to them on the issues the way Reagan did.. .They have not found it, yet. A decade from now I suspect they will still be looking for it." “The United States of Ambition, Politicans, Power, and the Pursuit of Office”. by Alan Ehrenhalt, 1991

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Eagles, four Pro-Bowls (’73, ’78, ’79 and ’80) and Super Bowl XV when Carmichael was the leading receiver for the Eagles against the Raiders. “Mr. Carmichael,” Brady and his colleagues stated, “is widely considered the greatest receiver in Eagles’ history.” Those signed on to the letter include Pennsylvanians Lou Barletta, Mathew Cartwright, Charlie Dent, Mike Doyle, fired. Or moved into a school filled with kids with weapons … that happens too. But even more than those two things, this move from Green and Hite reemphasizes why education has to be the

Chaka Fattah, Mike Fitzpatrick, Jim Gerlach, Mike Kelly, Tom Marino, Pat Meehan and Allyson Schwartz, along with and Frank LoBiondo and Jon Runyan of New Jersey and John C. Carney Jr. of Delaware. Brady says Carmichael has been a commanding figure and an impact player both on and off the field. “He finished his distinguished career with top political issue for the next two political seasons. You see, if they’re going to go around imposing stuff on teachers, that means they’re not listening to them. And if they’re not listening to the

close to 9,000 yards and 80 touchdowns. And now as Eagles’ director of player development and alumni, he shares his wisdom and more than 43 years of professional football experience to help shape and guide NFL rookies.” Brady states, “There’s no reason that year after year this iconic football player gets passed over, so we want to do something about it.” people who work directly with your kids, what makes you think they’re going to listen to your kids ... or to you? Teacher’s Union President Jerry Jordan has already said this is going to court.

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