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Taylor Demands Governor Release EITC Funding State Rep. John Taylor (RNortheast) has asked Gov. Tom Wolf to direct the Pennsylvania Dept. of Community & Economic Development to release letters that would allow businesses across the state to contribute money to student scholarships and prevent the Educational Improvement Tax Credit and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit programs from being yet another casualty of the budget impasse. The DCED recently decided it cannot release the tax

SRC To Hear New Charter Applications The School Reform Commission, through the Charter Schools Office of the School District of Philadelphia, began hearings on new charter applications received by the statutory deadline of Nov. 15, 2015. Starting Dec. 7, public hearings for the 13 applications received by the deadline will take place at the Education Center located at 440 N. Broad Street in the Auditorium (second floor). During the second set of hearings, in January, for each new charter applicant, the CSO will first present an evaluation of the written application, then applicants will be questioned about their applications, and lastly, the applicant may make a final statement. The January hearings will be also open to the public. The hearings will last approximately two hours each. More details about this set of hearings will be forthcoming. A schedule for the December hearings has been posted on the School District website, along with copies of the 13 applications submitted. The SRC will vote on each application in February 2016.

credit-approval letters that are a necessary prerequisite for corporations whose contributions fund the program until the current budget impasse is resolved. In the letter, co-written with State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-W. Phila.), Taylor argued the administration’s “legal interpretation has the potential to disrupt and damage these two critical programs and result in great harm to the children and families who benefit from these scholarships.”

Over the life of the EITC/OSIC, more than 23,500 businesses have been approved, generating more than $657 million to the program. “There’s no question that the need for these investments is real,” Taylor wrote. Under the program guidelines, companies must make their donations before Dec. 31 to receive the tax credit. “Without the timely issuance of the approval letters, these contributions almost certainly will be lost,” Taylor wrote. “Indeed, because companies

do not want to leave decisions about their taxes and charitable contributions for the year until the last two weeks of the year, many are already preparing to abandon their EITC commitments.” The EITC/OSIC program provides tax credits to businesses which make contributions to children in kindergarten through grade 12, organizations providing funding for innovative educational programs in public schools, and pre-kindergarten scholarship organizations offering scholarships to children

enrolled in early learning programs. “From its inception, the EITC/OSTC program has enjoyed broad bipartisan support in the Legislature, and from Democratic and Republican Governors alike,” Taylor wrote. “On both sides of the aisle, we are concerned that the failure to timely issue the approval letters will permanently damage this important program for children and families. That would be unfortunate and, we believe, unnecessary.”

Leaders Seek To Avoid Puerto Rico Collapse The United States’ island territory, Puerto Rico, is in the throes of an economic and fiscal crisis which has led to a humanitarian crisis that will impact on stateside taxpayers as well. Because of its status as a territory, Puerto Rico has none of the legislative remedies available to states. So it hasn’t been able to stave off the unprecedented migratory wave from the island to the mainland of over 400,000 people in a decade. It is also the third-largest issuer of municipal bonds in the United States. A nationwide rally in

Washington, led earlier by a kickoff in Philadelphia on Monday by Latin leaders here, revealed Puerto Ricans pay the same Medicare taxes as other Americans, yet the federal contribution to territories is capped at 50%. Among the speakers were State Rep. Angel Cruz (DKensington), 7th Dist. Councilwoman Maria Quiñones Sánchez, former Councilman Angel Ortiz, Nilda Ruiz and Carmen Febo. They highlighted facts that point to President Obama and Congressional pledges to empower the Territory to remedy its crisis have not

Santarelli New Prexy Frederick P. Santarelli has been elected President of Elliott Greenleaf law firm. Co-managing shareholder of its Philadelphia office, Santarelli has over 25 years’ trial and appellate experience in complex commercial litigations in both state and federal courts, and has been repeatedly selected by a statewide poll of Judges and lawyers as one of Pennsylvania’s “SuperLawyers” every year since that designation has been awarded since 2004. Based on his extensive litigation experience, Penn-

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been acted upon. They detailed the fact the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act of 2010 provided $6.4 billion to Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico will run out of funding as early as 2016. At least 68% of the island’s population — over 2.37 million patients — receive their care through Medicare, Medicare Advantage or Medicaid and will be affected. System administrators are selling pension assets to pay current benefits. 163,000 retirees’ pensions and an additional 167,000 future retirees (20% of the workforce) are at risk. By 2019, once assets are depleted, all future pension benefits will have to be paid directly from the Commonwealth’s General Fund. At least three major structural factors have triggered the current economic crisis in Puerto Rico: the decline in manufacturing jobs induced by the elimination of Section 936 federal tax credits; the crisis in public finances and the rise of public debt; and the lack of response from Congress and the President to address territorial policies. The Millennial Migration is as significant as the Great

Migration of the ’50s and ’60s. In 2005, an equal number of Puerto Ricans, 3.8 million, lived stateside and on the island. By 2014, there are 5.2 million Puerto Ricans living stateside and 3.4 million residing on the island. This represents a population swing of 1.5 million over the last decade. That is why local and state Latino leaders gathered in Washington to press the Congress and the President into living up to commitments long made, but never delivered, said Cruz at Taller Puertorriqueño headquarters on N. 5th Street. Quiñones Sanchez said, “If the President and our Congressmen do not come to the rescue of Puerto Rico, they need to know the over five million Puerto Ricans in the United States have the right to vote and Latino leaders, such as we here, around the country will alert them to that fact.” Although Puerto Rico has begun implementing measures to address the crisis, they are not enough without Congressional action to reform the disparate federal laws governing territories.

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by Joe Shaheeli Republican Party of Pennsylvania Chairman Rob Gleason has been beating the drum announcing Donald Trump will headline the Pennsylvania GOP’s Annual Commonwealth Club luncheon on Friday, Dec. 11. That’s the first night of the annual Pennsylvania Society Weekend. It’s that time of the year when all ambitious, topseeded political and labor leaders show up at the Waldorf Astoria to mingle, commingle, and do what they need to do to ensure their views are appreciated. Gleason is trumpeting, “I am excited to announce the keynote speaker for the Republican Party of Pennsylvania’s annual Commonwealth Club Luncheon will be Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump! “Pennsylvania will play the decisive role in the 2016 presidential election. As the countdown begins until the first votes are cast, we are excited to be joined in New York by one of our party’s presidential candidates. “Donald Trump is a suc-

An Indication Trump Could Win Pa. Pa. Federation Of Democratic Women Honors Lawmakers

GWEN COLLINS, State President of Penna. Federation of Democrat Women, hosted awards dinner in Central Penna. honoring numerous Democratic lawmakers including Supreme Court Justice-Elect Christine Donohue. Gwen, a 16th Ward Committeewoman, and her officers are seen with high-court honoree. From left, Leslie Altieri; Carolyn Collins; Colleen Gerrity; Helen Cook; Susan Rutt (event chair); Donohue; Michel Selltto; Collins; Photo courtesy Gwen Collins Kathy Huggins; Helen Whiteford; and Joanne McGaghan. cessful and dynamic businessman and we are excited to hear about his vision for the future of our country,” Gleason said. “The importance of Pennsylvania to the presidential campaign is clear and Donald Trump addressing Pennsylvania Republicans puts us in the middle of the national stage.” Only sad note here is, “Following the many years of tradition, the Commonwealth Club Luncheon will be closed to the press.” If the State GOP is so ex-

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looked closely at my most-recent national poll taken Nov. 8 and 9 and Trump still has 31% support, 13 points ahead of his nearest challenger, Dr. Ben Carson. Following them are Florida Sen. Marco Rubio with 8%, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush 7%, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz 6%, former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina 4%, and Ohio Governor John Kasich 3%. “Reports have persisted for months that the Republican Party establishment is flummoxed over how best to damage Trump and remove him from contention. More recently, mainstream pundits have been suggesting the previously unthinkable – i.e., that Trump can actually win the Councilman

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campaigned across the country, with each candidate winning by a record margin. “Trump was born in Queens, N.Y. He is married to Melania Trump and father to Donald Trump, Jr., Ivanka, Eric, Tiffany and Barron. He is a proud grandfather of seven. Trump is one of the most-successful and dynamic businessmen of this generation. He is an American success story, and we’re extremely excited to hear his vision for our country.” Specific information regarding this “incredible event”: annual New York City Commonwealth Club Luncheon at the Plaza in New York City, Friday, Dec. 11. VIP photo reception at 11:30 a.m., general reception at noon, lunch at 12:30 p.m. $1,000 – Luncheon ($300 for Commonwealth Club members); $2,500 – VIP Photo Reception and Luncheon; $10,000 – Table of 10 (includes 2 VIP Photo Reception Tickets). If readers are interested, contact Angela Nielsen at (717) 480-3866 or anielsen@pagop.org or register online at www.pacommonwealthclub.com/2015_nyc. Many Philadelphians at the Society Weekend will be in attendance as Lt. Gov. Michael Stack hosts his annual Dessert Reception, the same evening, from 9 to 11 p.m. on the 4th floor of the Waldorf Astoria, in the Park Avenue Center Room. Tickets will cost $100. Sponsorships run from $1,000 (Cont. Next Page)

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LOCAL 98 Toys for Tots Event draws record crowd to McFadden’s at Phillies Stadium, bringing with them, as admission, many new toys for distribution by union at Christmas for needy kids Attendees included Marita Crawford, Local 98; Brian Eddis, campaign director for Justice-Elect Dougherty; Commissioner-Elect Lisa Deeley; Santa; Councilman Robert Photo by Joe Stivala Henon; Jim Jenkins; and Jim Reed, Local 98. “Throughout her career, Katie has always stood on the side of the middle class,” said IBEW 3rd Dist. VP Don Siegel. “From protecting retirement security to fighting to bring good jobs back to Pennsylvania and invest in expanding apprenticeship and job-training programs, working families need her voice in Washington.” “We need a Senator who is

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focused like a laser on protecting and expanding the ranks of the middle class and Katie McGinty will be that Senator,” Siegel concluded. IBEW’s 3rd Dist. represents 40,000 Pennsylvania workers. It’s obvious she will get big bucks here, but not the amounts donated to JusticeElect Kevin Dougherty. She’s not related to Local 98’s John Dougherty, after all. But if

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(Cont. From Prev. Page) to $5,000. Those with “sweet teeth” can call Bill at (610) 554-8970. Local 98 will again run its welcome all party in one of the main ballrooms, without charge.

the Commonwealth. He’s become a “born salesman”. Raised in Delaware County, former three-star Adm. Joe Sestak served in the Navy for 31 years, then as Congressman for Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional Dist. 2007-2011. In that role, Joe served on both the Armed Services and Education & Labor Committees, and was Vice Chairman of the Small Business Committee. According to the office of the House Historian, Joe is the highestranking former military officer ever to serve in the US House of Representatives. When he officially announced his bid for the US Senate in March of this year at (Cont. Page 6)

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supported policies that have left Pennsylvanians behind. I will change that.” In case you need to be reminded, McGinty is running against former Congressman Joe Sestak and Braddock Mayor John Fetterman in the 2016 Senate Democratic primary. Incumbent GOP Sen. Pat Toomey is running for reelection.


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He was in Philly last weekend walking in the steps of members of the city’s gay community. (Cont. From Page 5) Independence Hall, he walked 422 miles on foot from Philadelphia to the Ohio border in order to show people how he wanted to serve them, earning their trust by a willingness to be held accountable. Joe’s book, Walking in Your Shoes to Restore the American Dream, focuses on the hopes and challenges he saw as he walked with people across the state.

Is Pat Toomey So Sure? He’s Selling Paraphernalia

US Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) must believe his loyal fans will buy lawn signs, bumper stickers, embroidered caps, t-shirts, et al., because his name is on it. If he really draws in the bucks that go with his email ads promoting their sale, he might have launched a new avenue for politicos to raise funds.

We think it could backfire, since voters are used to getting this same paraphernalia for free, which campaign offices often find hard to give away. We need to believe the Toomey campaign team must have a department-store head in charge of this fundraising facet, since already the latest post had bumper stickers (set of 25) reduced from $50 to $45. Also two bumper stickers are yours for only $13.50, down from $15. Six “official” Toomey buttons have been reduced from $17.95 to $16.16. (Cont. Page 7)

Sen. Hughes Honors Women Veterans

STATE SEN. Vincent Hughes hosted a special program honoring women veterans. Held at the School of the Future on Parkside Avenue, it was a full banquet reception with the showing of the movie Sweet Georgia Brown. Awards and roses were given to every women veteran who served in the military past and present. Photo by Leona Dixon

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Our Senators Want Judicial Investigation The call for judicial-conduct reform in the wake of the racist, misogynistic and homophobic emails received and forwarded by State Supreme Court Justice Michael Eakin has grown louder as more lawmakers joined State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams and the members of the Philadelphia senatorial caucus in seeking to restore integrity and decency in the commonwealth’s prosecutorial and appellate networks. While restating his call for a

special prosecutor to decide if criminal charges should be brought in the cover up of Justice Eakin’s handling of the detestable emails, Williams said the attorney general should release all of the email addresses involved in this matter so the public can get a better understanding of the depth of depravity. “Published reports throughout Pennsylvania have made it very clear that the people the taxpayers are paying to be fair and partial are anything but that.” United in the call for an investigation were Senate Democratic Appropriations Committee Chairman Vince Hughes with colleagues Shirley Kitchen. Tina Tartaglione, Larry Farnese, John Sabatina, and Arthur Hayward; Lackawanna County Democratic Sen. John Blake; Philadelphia State Reps. Joanna McClinton and Rosita Youngblood; Delaware County State Rep. Margo Davidson; and Dauphin County State Rep. Patty Kim.

Vanessa’s Mom Has Passed On Mrs. Alma White, the mother of State Rep. Vanessa Brown (D-W. Phila.), died at the venerable age of 102. Our condolences.

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Councilman Bobby Henon is asking votes for a Northeast Philadelphia student to help her win $10,000 and a trip to the Super Bowl! He explains, “Earlier this year, Ciara Dubeck was inspired to help students at her school lead healthier lives with a little bit of healthy competition. So she came up with a big idea to create a program for her classmates at Our Lady of Calvary in Northeast Philadelphia! “Ciara is creating an app, a website and a program that will empower students at Our Lady of Calvary to earn points and rewards for being physically active, show off their green thumbs and eat healthier foods. Each student will track their progress and their points on Ciara’s website and app. And prizes will be award throughout the year. “Ciara entered her big idea

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Dave Perri, the newly appointed Commissioner of Licenses & Inspections, has received praise from many quarters. He’s the right man for this job. Watch him become a familiar household name as he moves his department into doing what needs to be done. We’ve watched him and gone to him ourselves, when we stumbled over deadweight in the department he now heads. His experience in engineering, building safety, zoning and construction will make the difference. He’s shy, and self-effacing, but the press will sense he will be a no-nonsense exec. Perri currently serves as the Commissioner for the Streets Dept., where, among other responsibilities, he is responsible for the construction, operation and maintenance of 2,525 miles of roadways and bridge structures.

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PHILA. Little Quakers’ Ryan Daniel DiVergilis, seen here with his dad, Jim, finds host of high school coaches are reaching out to him as he completes 8th grade at St. Christopher’s in Somerton. Ryan is All Star in basketball and baseball, and setting school records in football. He also has 90-plus GPA. Little Quakers are Elite All Star Football Team and were invited to play this week in Dallas, Tex.

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With the UNIONS Jordan Slate Is Challenged Philadelphia Federation of Teachers President and his CB team will be facing a challenge from Caucus of Working Educators for the leadership of the powerful union. The candidate slate, including nine officers and 27 Executive Board members, are all in place. The Caucus will also release a campaign platform based on a comprehensive citywide listening campaign during which PFT members shared collective visions for their professions and the future of Philadelphia public schools. The slate includes President - Amy Roat, Vice President - Yaasiyn Muhammad, VP Elementary - Peggy Sav-

age, Legislative Rep - George Bezanis, VP Middle - Kelley Collings, Treasurer - Pamela Roy, VP High Schools - Ismael Jiménez, Recording Secretary - Eileen Duffey, Associate Secretary - Tasha Russell. Founded in March of 2014, the Caucus of Working Educators is composed of members of the PFT. In September of 2015, the Caucus announced its intent to run a campaign for union leadership, with a slate of candidates for Executive Office and Executive Board. Pending release of the elections and nominations procedures, the Caucus will run in elections that will take place in between January and April 2016. For more information contact Larissa Pahomov

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Temple University Adjuncts Unionize The adjunct faculty at Temple University has voted overwhelmingly to join the American Federation of Teachers’ faculty affiliate at the school, the Temple Association of University Professionals. More than 1,400 adjuncts will join the 1,400 full-time faculty members and librarians the AFT already represents at Temple. The AFT is the largest higher-education union in the country and represents 80,000 adjunct and contingent faculty members, more than any other union. This was the largest single representation election for adjuncts conducted anywhere in the United States since 2013.

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St. John’s In Manayunk Needs Bucks Fast St. John the Baptist Church in Manayunk has launched an online “Rally” campaign to help reach a critical $1-million fundraising goal for the restoration and preservation of the church — an architectural, historical, and community icon in Philadelphia. The online campaign, found at www.rally.org/SJBFriends, will run until Dec. 31 and funds raised will fuel much-needed exterior repairs, which are currently in progress with an expected completion of spring 2016. Designed by renowned architect Patrick Keely the current church building opened on Apr. 1, 1894. St. John the Baptist is the only operational Keely church in Philadelphia and one of the few examples of this particular extraordinary Keely design still standing in the United States. The Gothic church features brilliant stained-glass windows, towering gilded pillars, complex and beautiful ornamentation, sweeping colorful paintings, elaborate and de-

tailed carvings, a 3.5-ton clocktower bell, a magnificent, century-old pipe organ and intricate sculptures by renowned sculptor Joseph Sibbel. The tenth-oldest parish in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, St. John the Baptist is an icon in the City of Brotherly Love. The church’s majestic belltower can be seen for miles all over the region. Façade inspections confirmed restoration is essential for St. John the Baptist to maintain its structural integrity and beauty. Support is needed to repair the steeple (including the clock, belfry, lantern, spire, and cross; repair the north transept and façade buttresses; and repair the roof, flashing, and water-runoff systems. The history of the church dates back to 1829, when Jerome & Eulalia Keating opened their Manayunk home for a Catholic Mass. The Keatings hosted weekly Sundayschool classes for neighborhood children and ministered to the community.

As this ministry expanded, the Keatings proposed the formation of a formal parish and made a financial commitment by donating land for a church and adjoining cemetery. St. John’s was officially made a parish in 1831 and continued to grow. After 60 years, construction of the current church began – made possible through the generosity of parishioners Bernard & Cecilia McCane who donated more than $250,000. The capital campaign aims to preserve the past and share with future generations the invaluable Catholic, cultural, architectural and historic heritage that St. John the Baptist brings to Manayunk/Roxborough/ Wissahickon and all of Philadelphia. As such, St. John the Baptist offers all the opportunity to actively take part in the restoration of this unique Philadelphia icon. The Restore St. John the Baptist crowdfunding campaign can be found on Rally.org or by clicking on https://rally.org/SJBFriends.


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Contrary to what the folks in retail may have told you, the official Christmas shopping season actually began last Friday. This means that soon everyone will be heading to the region’s various malls (or if you’re so inclined, computers) to get gifts for family, friends and that special someone. But it also means folks may be feeling a little more charitable. It is the Season of Giving, by the way. Folks tend to look for ways to do for others, be it serving food at a homeless shelter or giving buying a new, unwrapped toy to give to the Marines manning the Toys for Tots boxes in places like the Reading Terminal Market. In my travels, I come across a lot of places that could use a little help from the public so that they can do good deeds for others. I’m going to spotlight some of them throughout the Christmas season in case you’re looking for a place that could use your help. A few weeks ago, I got a call from my friend Jim Stephens. If you’ve never seen Stephens and his Full Tilt Boogie Band, you should. They’re a great band with a terrific sound. But while music is near and dear to Stephens’s heart, it’s not the only thing. The day we talked, he was telling me about something he did last year called The Mermaid Rescue Week Music & Arts Festival. After I did a little research on it, I was kind of bummed because I missed out on it. Any kind of musical or spokenword artistry you might be into was on display, ranging from the Anointed Voices of Praise to Boy Wonder and everything (Cont. Page 10)

HOW ABOUT Mayor-Elect Jim KENNEY riding the subway to meetings? It has not been done since Mayor James Hugh Joseph TATE started to ride to work from his 43rd Ward home when he first served as City Council President. Mayors cannot always ride the “sub” of course, but Tate often did it as Mayor. It is in contrast to Nutter whizzing about town with the flashing-lights SUV and siren. I thought for a moment about Mayor Curley offering a prospective fire chief a car with a siren – which thrilled the candidate (In the movie The Last Hurrah). In the 1940s Mayor Barney SAMUEL (from the 39th Ward) would stop by City stables at 13th & Shunk to feed horses. He liked the subway, and the racetrack too. If a MAYOR-ELECT KENNEY requests that an action not be taken by a lame-duck administration – then YOU COMPLY. It is a known COURTESY. I write about the proposed City #911 CALL CENTER. Deputy Mayor Gillison says a consolidation of #311, Fire emergency and Police #911 into one center would distribute assets; the new center would be away from police, fire, and City Hall in the event they are attacked. BUT placing them TOGETHER makes it EASY to KNOCK OUT ALL THREE IN ONE ATTACK, and would make the City’s response to emergencies hardpressed! Gillison says the Center was never supposed to go into the new Police Administration Building. Because it was not “supposed to” does not mean plans cannot be changed (?). Government must be flexible. Outgoing administrations (Cont. Page 15)

MAYOR-ELECT JIM KENNEY has announced several key staff appointments that include the right mix of experience, trusted advisors, and policy experts. His top staffers include: DEBBIE MAHLER, his longtime City Council chief of staff, who will serve as Deputy Mayor for Intergovernmental Affairs. In this position, she will work with City Council and State government to help move Kenney’s agenda. JANE SLUSSER, Kenney’s mayoral campaign manager, will serve as his Chief of Staff. Jane is a Philadelphia government outsider but will have to develop an inside game to help move the Kenney team down the field. MICHAEL DiBERARDINIS will serve as Managing Director. DiBerardinis led city agencies for MAYORS ED RENDELL and MICHAEL NUTTER. He knows City government well and is the ultimate insider to get keep the Kenney train on track with day-to-day affairs. Police Commissioner will be RICHARD ROSS. Deputy Commissioner Ross will take over for the beloved CHARLES RAMSEY. Deputy Commissioner Ross has the experience, enthusiasm, institutional knowledge and smarts to guide the nation’s 6th-largest police force and to continue its excellent service to Philadelphia citizens. OTIS HACKNEY will serve as Chief Education Officer. Hackney has a track record of success and a ton of experience in City schools, including his successful improvements to South Philadelphia HS. ROB DUBOW returns as Chief Financial Officer. He will oversee the City budget and all finance issues. This is Rob’s third tour of duty with a Philadelphia mayoral administration. There is a reason they keep Rob around ... his unparalleled knowledge of City finance issues. REBECCA RHYNHART will be Chief Administrative Officer. Rhynhart has served as the Dynamic Duo of budgeting and finance with Rob Dubow since 2010. Her new position will focus on financial effectiveness, something she is well experienced to handle. NINA AHMAD will serve as Deputy Director for Public Engagement. In this position she will work to improve city programs for key constituencies including the LGBT community,

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Yo! Here we go again with this question -What is a billion? The next time you hear a politician use the word “billion in a casual manner, think about whether you want the “politicians” spending your tax money. A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of its releases. A billion seconds ago, it was 1959. A billion minutes ago, Jesus was alive. A billion hours ago, our ancestors were living in the Stone Age. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet. A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes; at the rate our government is spending it. And a trillion – don’t even go there. Let’s take a look at New Orleans. It’s amazing what you can learn with some simple division. They are asking Congress for $250 billion to rebuild New Orleans. Interesting number; what does it mean? Well, if you are one of 484,674 residents of New Orleans (every man, woman and child), you each get $516,528.Or, if you have one of the 188,251 homes in New Orleans; your home gets $1,329,787. Or, if you are a family of four, your family gets $2,066,012. Washington, D.C. Hello! Are all your calculators broken? The following rhyme is too true to be very funny. Tax his land, Tax his wage, Tax his bed in which he lays. Tax his tractor, Tax his mule, Teach him taxes is the rule. Tax his cow, Tax his goat, Tax his pants, Tax his coat. Tax his ties, Tax his shirts, Tax his work, Tax his dirt. Tax his tobacco, Tax his drink, Tax him if he tries to think. Tax his booze, Tax his beers, If he cries, Tax his tears. Tax his bills, Tax his gas, Tax his notes, Tax his cash. Tax him good and let him know That after taxes, he has no dough. If he hollers, Tax him more; Tax him till he’s good and sore. Tax his coffin, Tax his grave, Tax the sod in which he lays. Put these words upon his tomb, “Taxes drove me to my doom!” And when he’s gone, We won’t relax, We’ll still be after the inheritance tax!

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KATHLEEN KANE is yet again in the news. On Dec. 1 she announced she has appointed a special prosecutor, DOUGLAS GANSLER, to look into the pornography and other inappropriate email exchanges between Attorney General staffers, judges and others. Gansler is a former Maryland AG. He is also tasked with looking into whether these emails expose relationships between prosecutors and judges that are too friendly. He will also be looking into whether any of the emails included details of criminal investigations or violated grand-jury secrecy. Given that she believes the current charges against her were trumped up by a group of white good old boys out to get her over her review of these emails, she should have appointed an independent prosecutor a while ago. Perhaps she avoided doing so because wanted control over the process. Shortly after she took office, she appointed a special investigator to determine if interim AG LINDA KELLY and former AG and GOV. TOM CORBETT had purposefully delayed the child sex-abuse case against JERRY SANDUSKY. That investigation exonerated her predecessors, which is not what she wanted. Her credibility on Porngate was severely undercut by her making the email issue about her. Also not helping her was the slow-trickle release of the emails. The initial list of email exchangers came out shortly before the Nov 2014 election in which Corbett was running for reelection. That list only included current and former Corbett staffers. (Cont. Page 10)


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ELEPHANT (Cont. From Page 9) We only found out about former Democratic Supreme Court JUSTICE SEAMUS McCAFFERY’S involvement in Porngate after some of his emails were anonymously sent to another Philadelphia paper. She released more of Republican Supreme Court JUSTICE MICHAEL EAKIN’S emails just around the time the Supreme Court was considering suspending her law license. While not part of

OUT & ABOUT (Cont. From Page 9) in between was on display at venues including World Café Live, Warmdaddy’s and the Rotunda. But while this was a music and art festival, it was also a party with a purpose. In addition to some great live music and spoken word, representatives of Women Organized Against Rape and Women

Porngate, she recently claimed she had proof that Harrisburg-area Common Pleas Court JUDGE BARRY FEUDALE, a friend of her nemesis FRANK FINA, leaked grand-jury information on the Sandusky case. She later recanted her claim. Since this issue calls for a female point of view to be represented, I consulted with a city Republican woman to ask what she thought. “The pornographic materials and the sexist jokes offend me,” she said. But she went on to say that what Gansler

should focus on is whether prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges were too chummy and crossed professional and/or legal lines. She described Kane’s behavior announcing Gansler’s appointment and throughout this years-long process as “grandstanding on Porngate. She has been emphasizing the distasteful content which rather than the potential and/or actual violation of legal ethics. But porn makes better headlines,” she noted. Did Kane really need to have this press conference at

the Constitution Center with the backdrop of sample emails on the Jumbotron? Did she need to take potshots at her accusers, including some of her own staffers, during the press conference? In doing so, she made the event look more like a taxpayer-financed defense tactic for her upcoming criminal trial for perjury, conspiracy and illegal leaking of confidential information. This is nothing new for Kane. She has been using AG communications officers defend her criminal case in the media.

What I found most troubling was her use of AG staff to review emails and phone records of other employees and judges to determine who might have spoken about her to investigators or the media. On Tuesday, she stated she had the authority to appoint Gansler even though her license was suspended and could make similar appointments as long as she remains in office. Last week a special sixperson Pennsylvania Senate committee recommended the full Senate consider removing

her from office. The concurrence of 2/3 of the Senate is needed to remover her, and it is believed that they do have the necessary votes. Thus, her remaining in office looks grimmer (for her). Chester County GOP CHAIRMAN VAL DiGIORGIO recently noted on a local TV show Kane “is the gift that keeps on giving” to Republicans. Nevertheless, he maintained the AG’s office is currently so dysfunctional that it is best for Pennsylvania for her to go soon.

Against Abuse were on hand to make folks more aware of how these twin evils are impacting Philadelphia’s women and how those who may find themselves in a situation like this can get help. Because you see, for Stephens Mermaid Rescue Week is, well, personal. For most guys who do this kind of work, it often is. Now this isn’t the last time I’m going to write about Mermaid Rescue Week. In fact, I

can predict that between now and June, when it actually happens, you’re gonna get tired of my writing about it. But it’s the Season of Giving. And Jim Stephens can use your help. As a country, we tend to get mad when we see women and children beaten and abused. If you mention Jerry Sandusky or R. Kelly in polite company, you’ll get words that are more often heard on the Route 23 bus, coming out

of the mouths of roughnecks. By contributing a few bucks (or if you’re a corporation, quite a few bucks) to Jim Stephens to help make people aware this kind of stuff goes on, and there are organiza-

tions trying to help, you’re putting your money where your heart is. Now don’t get me wrong. The whole “cursing like a sailor” thing is cathartic. I’m not gonna lie. But helping

someone do something about it while getting some great music in the process is a lot more productive, don’t you think? For more information on how you can help, email denisethewriter1@gmail.com.

cense Tax; Inheritance Tax, Inventory Tax, IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax), IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax), Liquor Tax, Luxury Tax, Marriage License Tax, Medicare Tax; Property Tax, Real Estate Tax, Service Charge Taxes, Social Security Tax, Road Usage Tax (Truckers), Sales Taxes, Recreational Vehicle Tax, School Tax; State Income Tax, State

Unemployment Tax, Telephone Federal Excise Tax, Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax, Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes, Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax, Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax, Telephone State and Local Tax, Telephone Usage Charge Tax; Utility Tax, Vehicle License Registration Tax, Vehicle Sales Tax, Watercraft Registration Tax, Well Permit Tax, Workers Compensation Tax. Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago and there was prosperity, absolutely no national debt, the largest middle class in the world and Most moms were able to stay at home to raise the kids. What the heck happened?

WAFFLEMAN (Cont. From Page 9) Accounts Receivable Tax, Building Permit Tax, CDL License Tax, Cigarette Tax, Corporate Income Tax, Dog License Tax; Federal Income Tax; Federal Unemployment Tax, Fishing License Tax, Food License Tax,. Fuel Permit Tax, Gasoline Tax, Hunting Li-

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Annual AFL-CIO Christmas Party Brings Unions, Pols, Businesses Together

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AN IMPRESSIVE group with host President Pat Eiding, left, are Recording Secretary Ken Washington, Mayor Elect Jim Kenney, PHA CEO Kelvin Jeremiah, and Councilwoman Cindy Bass.

MAYOR-ELECT Jim Kenney, center, took moment to take picture with supSHARING moment with busy host Pat Eiding porters PFT President Jerry Jordan, were Mary Francis Fogg and former Lt. Gov. AFL-CIO President Pat Eiding and State Jim Cawley, now head of United Funds in Phila. Sen. Tina Tartaglione.

AFL-CIO Phila. Council President Pat Eiding welcomes AlCAMPAIGN consultant Eleanor Dezzi discusses bert Baker Knoll to annual GARY FORTE, Sharon Pinkenson, Councilman-Electr Derek upcoming Penna. Society weekend in NYC with Christmas Party at Downtown Green, Pat Eiding, and Bill Kresz found themselves subject of several photographers including Public Record. Councilman Mark Squilla and Pat Eiding. Sheraton.

COUNCILMAN David Oh advises Film Office Dir. Sharon Pinkenson of his bill to get parking sites for those participating in other art venues.

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SHEET METAL WORKERS President/Business Mgr. Gary Masino FORMER FOP staffer Gene Blagmond PAT EIDING welcomes fellow WELCOMING to town State Union leaders, Pat Eiding enjoyed shares moment with Walther A. explains to Pat Eiding how he is keeping Unionist Joe Ashdale, Business company of PA AFL-CIO Sec/Treas Frank Snyder and President Friedrich, secretary-treasurer Penna. himself busy since retiring. Frank Sirianni. Manager of DC 21. Building & Construction Trades Council.


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OUR OPINION So Far, So Good Mayor-Elect Jim Kenney has made a host of appointments, the majority of with whom we are acquainted. They all are proven worthy. We are pleased our new Mayor is sticking close to home for most of them, which is an indication he knows well his city, the public servants who have served it, and just what his challenges are. He’s the round peg in the round hole, a perfect fit. He obviously knows this city, having ranged over it as Councilman at Large for many years. We trust our citizenry won’t expect him to be a miracleworker. He’s a realist. What can be done, will be done. What can’t, can’t. Voters need to understand that.

State Budget Impasse Gov. Tom Wolf already knows what concessions he will make to the State legislators in order to get the State budget approved. He’s drawn his line in the sand. Unfortunately, we feel there are some legislators on the Republican side who feel they know more about what to do than their leadership. They believe this is their opportunity to take home some bacon. What they fail to realize is that leadership remembers and knows how to get even. We predict a budget shortly.

We’re Expanding Our Coverage Look at our webpage and our Facebook page and you can appreciate the breadth and width of our coverage. Now we want to include what is happening to the political, labor, and educational communities in our neighboring counties. We do give some coverage, but not enough. So to politicos, labor and community leaders of our Delaware Valley community, we ask you to subscribe to our website. It’s free. Our website “www.phillyrecord.com” now enjoys well over 50,000 hits per week. Also, we ask you all to begin submitting your news releases, event notices, and whatever else you would like to see in print to editor@phillyrecord.com.

Dec. 3- State Rep candidate Alex Lipton is hosted Reception at Duane Morris LLP, 30 S. 17th St., Complimentary drinks & light fare. Contribution Levels $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000. For info Karen SugarWe get the feeling Kathleen Kane maybe temporarily down, man (215) 370.1423 or ksugarbut she’s not out. man1@gmail.com. Almost everybody with an active account on the web finds Dec. 3- FIGHT marks 25th himself or herself with jokes, pics, etc. sent to them by friends anniversary with Banquet honhoping to get a laugh or whatever. oring Greg Louganis at Loews Some of that stuff could border on soft porn. But those con- Hotel, 7 p.m. Tickets $175. tinually communicating hard porn should not have been toler- For info (215) 985-4448. ated. Kane has found out there are quite a few State employees Dec. 4- State Rep. Cherelle spending some time communicating that way. Parkers hosts Tree Lighting What comes out of her efforts will cause repercussions, much party on 1500 bl. Wadsworth of which will support her cause. Will it be enough to clear her Ave., starting 4:45 p.m. Free name when she herself goes on trial? Time will tell. food, gifts, face-painting and

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Letters • Letters Applauds Vision Just read Allan Domb’s needs and vision for the city of Philadelphia (“Domb Wants Career To Reflect His Wish To make City Great”, Nov. 225). I agree, there is hope.

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Nov. 19).. I cannot remember the last time he conducted outreach in order to get reelected. --Michael Bell

It will be nice to see Congressman Fattah has to campaign for the very important job he holds (“Pols on the Street: Fattah Taps Certaine For Campaign Job”,

With regards to “Veterans Day Mass Gives Honors To Vets” (South Philadelphia Public Record, Nov. 12), this was a

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entertainment for all. First 100 children in line to see Santa at 5 p.m. will receive picture. Dec. 4- Patrick B. Gillespie, business manager of Phila. Building Trades & Construction Trades Council AFLCIO, is hosted Retirement Dinner at Sheraton Downtown Hotel, 201 N. 17th St., cocktails 6 p.m., dinner 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4- Councilwoman Cindy Bass hosts Party with a Purpose Toy Drive at October Gallery, 6353 Greene St., 6-8 p.m. Donation $20 without a toy, $10 with a toy. Checks payable to “Mt. Airy USA”. For info (215) 685-9182. Dec. 7- Jim Jenkins hosts Flags Across America Reception at 1518 Pub, 1518 Sansom St., 730 p.m. Dec. 8- Councilwoman Marian great celebration to our vets, and the idea of reserving a pew and blessing it was very honorable. John Fausto was my uncle as well. He was a great man who won many metals. Thanks to all our vets who fought for our great country. --Julia Funari Kerwood

Tasco is hosted at Celebration of Service at Penna. Convention Ctr., 5 p.m. For info (215) 851-1876. Dec. 8- 194th Legislative Dist. challenger Sean Stevens kicks off campaign at Pagano’s Market & Bar, 20th & Market Sts., 5 p.m. General Admission $25. Friends $50, Supporters $100, Hosts $250. For info (267) 702-6781. Dec. 9- 135th Anniversary Gala of United Republican Cl. honors Al Schmidt, City Commission Vice Chairman, and Linda A. Kerns, Esq., Associate General Counsel of Phila. Republican Party, for William A Meehan and Mary Tierney Service Awards. Tickets $125. For info (215) 756-4158. Dec. 9-10- Phila. Regional Port Authority hosts Public Meetings on Southport Project at Sheet Metal Workers Union Ha., Columbus Blvd. & Washington Ave., 6 p.m. Public invited to learn about new port expansion at Naval Base. Dec. 10- State Rep. John Taylor hosts “A Path to Recovery” drug-awareness meeting at Mayfair Community Ctr., 2990 St. Vincent St., 7-9 p.m.

For info (215) 708-3139. Dec. 11-13- Penna. Society Weekend at Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York, N.Y. Dec. 14- Historical Soc. of Tacony hosts Community Mtg. at 6:30 PM at Tacony Library, 6742 Torresdale Ave., 6:30 p.m. Topic is establishment of Disston Estate as a National Historic District. Members of the Society and representatives from PHMC and Preservation Design Partners will present overview of the proposed District. For info (215) 338-8790. Dec. 28- Ward Leader Al Stewart is hosted at Retirement Party at Wilarie, 3227 Stokley St., 6-9 p.m. $60. For info Dwayne Lilley (267) 432-6665 or dwlilley980@gmail.com. Dec. 29- Republicans host Happy Hour at United Republican Cl., 3156 Frankford Ave., 6 p.m. $2 drinks. Feb. 3- Four Chaplains hosts Awards Dinner at FOP Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Rd., Cocktails 5:30 p.m., Dinner 6 p.m. Honoring Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams and Thomas Manion. For info www.fourchaplains.org.


STATE REP. Jim Roebuck, a board member of the Convention & Visitors Bureau, had chance to talk with Honorable Carol Aichele, former Penna. State Secretary, and Brook Lenfest, philanthropist. Photo by Bonnie Squires

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project consultants Ernst & Young and Hatch Mott MacDonald. A third briefing, aimed primarily at stakeholders in the regional maritime industry, is also being planned, and interested parties working in the industry can contact PRPA for more information on this “by invitation” event. Three waterfront sites collectively comprise the Southport complex: the Southport Marine Terminal site (119 acres); Southport West (75 acres) and the Pier 124 North Berth, a 1,132-foot finger pier. With the Commonwealth’s support, PRPA has already completed substantial pre-construction and permitting work at the sites, in anticipation of private development. A process to identify private sector partners to assist PRPA in developing the Southport parcels is now underway, and has been crafted to encourage a wide array of possible uses of the parcels in question. Members of the public interested in learning more about Southport are encouraged to attend one of the comprehensive presentations on Dec. 8 and 9. In order to properly prepare for these events, PRPA requests that those interested in attending please RSVP to Denise Brumbaugh at (215) 4262600 or via e-mail at dbrumbaugh@philaport.com.

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The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority will conduct a series of informational briefings for the general public on its Southport development project, which aims to significantly expand the Port of Philadelphia’s operations. PRPA and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are excited about the jobs and other economic impacts these new operations will create, but also want to keep members of the general public informed as plans for Southport progress. These informational briefings, to be held next week, will facilitate open communication about Southport and how it will impact the Port of Philadelphia and the surrounding region. The two scheduled outreach meetings will be held at the Philadelphia Sheet Metal Workers Hall, located at 1301 S. Columbus Boulevard. The venue is on the Delaware River waterfront in the vicinity of Columbus Boulevard & Washington Avenue. The events are free and free parking will be provided, as well as light refreshments. The briefings will be held Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 6:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend either of the two briefings. Each will last about 2 hours. The briefings will be conducted by PRPA staff and

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Brady, Micozzie Break Ground For Seniors PCA Hosts Seniors At SEPTA Jefferson Station

Congressman Robert A. Brady (D-Phila.), joined by Upper Darby Mayor Thomas N. Micozzie and State Rep. Margo Davidson (DDelaware), shared the honors with Jim Nolen of Nolen Development Group and Father Sean O’Neill, pastor of the combined St. Laurence/St. Alice parish in the Groundbreaking for the Alician Senior Apartments on the grounds of the former St. Alice parish campus in Upper

Darby. The Alician Senior Apartments will be a new 53-apartment affordable senior-housing complex that will shortly arise from the conversion of the former St. Alice Social Center at 140 Hampden Road. Nolen Development Group is the sponsor/developer utilizing Low Income Housing Tax Credits awarded by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency to convert this vacant and dete-

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SEPTA Deputy General Manager Richard Burnfield was on hand to greet guests and serve dinner at PCA’s annual Thanksgiving dinner for Philadelphia older adults, held at SEPTA’s Jefferson Station.

PARTICIPATING in PCA Thanksgiving Dinner at Jefferson Station were, from left, Susan Van Buren, SEPTA assistant general manager of human resources; Anuj Gupta, Reading Terminal Market GM, and his daughter; Holly Lange, PCA president and CEO; Richard Burnfield, SEPTA deputy GM; Bobby Iovine and Marion “Tootsie Iovine” D’Ambrosio of Reading Terminal Market’s Tootsie’s Salad Express; and Bob Lund, SEPTA assistant GM of engineering, maintenance & construction.

Dobbins Alumni Loaded With Sports Stars NFL PLAYER Raheem Brock, Dr. Toni Damon (principal), Ms. T. Goodman (athletic director) at dedication from NFL to students and alumni of Murrell Dobbins CTE School. The NFL is sponsoring grants and Scholarships to high-school football teams. Gold football represents 50th anniversary of NFL Super Bowl. Photo by Leona Dixon

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lege bound kids, and your credit score can recover by the time you have to get loans to help your kids pay for college. Co-ownership and cosigned loans – any parents want to try to help out by setting up joint bank accounts with their minor children. If you have done this, and then file for bankruptcy, you may find your bankruptcy trustee attempts to seize the bank account and use it to pay towards your creditors. (There are ways to set up accounts to prevent this from happening.) Similarly, if you cosign a loan for your child to help them out, if they ever get into financial difficulty and have to file bankruptcy, your credit score will be negatively affected and you will be hounded to pay the bill. Next Week’s Question: Should I pay my homeownerassociation dues if I surrender my home in bankruptcy?

not be located?? Another posting said the Kane zaps are a vendetta (?). The writer that said the KANE slow release of emails is a REVENGE move seems to mean she is not allowed (in America) to defend herself (?). Porn-Gate KANE detractors have been angry at the printing of any Kane good news by the same media which blasted her for so long. Do shadowy NIEBELUNGS write bad news of Kane, then good, as a poster stated? Kane’s gradual email release in no way translates into loss of confidence of her ability, or that of her office – with many well-done investigations. It could translate to: Leave US GUYS alone (?). I LIKED THE editorial that asked OUR legislature who they worked for. They refused to tax fracking – and instead loaded taxpayers with

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by Michael A. Cibik, Esq. American Bankruptcy Board Certified QUESTION: What are more ways bankruptcy can affect your children? ANSWER: Several factors should be considered regarding student loans. First, student loans, including parent PLUS loans, are generally not dischargeable in bankruptcy without a showing of undue hardship. The burden to prove undue hardship is very great. Second, if you are in financial difficulty, you may not have a high-enough credit score to get a parent loan to help your child pay for college. So if you are having debt problems when your children are still several years away from going to college, you should consider filing bankruptcy to wipe out your debts, so you have more money available to help out your col-

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Also Sam POND of the Pond Lehocky labor law firm spoke.... A posting person noted the State Supreme Court made a mistake in the removal of Judge Barry FEUDALE, since he may now be a loose cannon. I don’t agree. Maybe he will write a book? Okay. Then Kathleen KANE might author a tome of earth-shaking news too. The high court made NO MISTAKE. That court is NOT SCARED of such talk and its ruling must be respected. Those STILL UPSET that the Supreme Court ordered Kane to REMAIN on the job with a suspended license – FILE A MOTION. FUNNY, but the story on Judge FEUDALE’S REMOVAL was not written by the writers who seem to zap Kane regularly? WHERE were they? And where is ALI? Street talk says he can-

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(Cont. From Page 9) sometimes want to build a “monument” of “accomplishment” for future bragging rights. Stop the #911Center plans NOW! AROUND THE REGION, decent folks have or will celebrate their birthdays: Pat Parkinson, super chief of staff (N.E. Philly) is one. We gave thanks for THANKSGIVING DAY birthdays of Hon. Marian TASCO (N.W.) and Pat BIANCIULLI, Esq. (S.P.). Lawrence DeMARCO, Nether Providence Township Democratic Chairman, has his day on the 4th.... My pal Dick KEARNEY was installed in the Broadcast HALL of FAME; a great sportscaster who now helps military personnel. Robert H. POULSON, a forever-young good guy, was honored for 50 years with Local 332. He must have joined when he was three....

Harry ENGGASSER (N.E.) was formally inducted into the Riders Motorcycle Club. He no longer has a parking problem. Ken ROCKS, SR. passed. He rose up to be Vice President of the Fraternal Order of Police, LODGE 5 – a big loss.... The British Officers’ Club lost Paul A. WIEDORN, Jr. at 84. Paul knew hounds. Hal & Sue ROSENTHAL (N.E.) are pushing Congressmen to support Agent Orange Benefits for Veterans.... While Councilman Bob HENON and Dan STEVENSON are boasting about St. Katherine’s winning the CYC Football Championship! Philly does NOW have a winner team! PHILLY LABOR.COM talk radio hosted by Joe DOUGHERTY, JR. gets a large audience on Wednesdays, from noon to 2 p.m. on WWDB 860. Hear Vonie LANG, President of AFGE Local 2006, with Beverly WILMAR of USW 1165.


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Quitting A Campaign Job: Pros Take Note by J.R. Starrett Political campaigns are tough work environments. Some people rise to the challenge and live for the pressure,

while others find the work is simply not for them. Still, even a job that starts out appealing can become unbearable. That’s because cir-

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THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA OFFICE OF CAPITAL PROGRAMS ADVERTISEMENT FOR REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) Notice is hereby given that sealed proposals will be received by the School District of Philadelphia, Office of Capital Programs, from all firms interested in providing Professional Services for Environmental and Safety Program Training Services. The RFP documents and all additional information published as part of the RFP may be obtained at: http://webgui.phila.k12.pa.us/offices/c/capital-programbids/rfps-/-rfqs-/-transfer-packages All questions must be submitted in writing via email to Francine Locke, Environmental Director, at flocke@philasd.org. The e-mail must include the name of the Project (Environmental and Safety Program Training Services”). The deadline for all questions is 2:00 pm, Friday, December 11, 2015. Proposals must be received no later than 3:00 pm, Friday, December 18, 2015 at location designated in the RFP.

cumstances can change rapidly on a campaign. What might look like a competitive race at the beginning of the cycle can quickly evaporate following, say, a candidate gaffe, or even just a weak financial quarter. You wouldn’t be the first operative to question if there’s something better out there midway through a campaign. But know what you’re getting into before you make the decision to jump ship. Here are four steps to take before you leave a campaign mid-cycle. 1. Be clear ahead of time that you are leaving. If staying isn’t an option, there are a few steps to ensure you’re leaving the campaign, and yourself, with the best possible options going forward. Be clear ahead of time that you’re leaving. The two-week standard hardly applies to campaigns. Rarely is there a qualified replacement readily available to move in to fill your position within two weeks. Moreover, every day of lost productivity on a campaign is critical to the

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Sealed proposals will be received by the Office of Capital Programs at the School Administration Building located at 440 North Broad St., 3rd Floor, Suite 371, Office of Capital Programs, Philadelphia, PA 19130-4015, until 2:00 P.M., on Tuesday, December 15, 2015. 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 Pre Qualified Contractors List as shown at philasd.org/capitalbids. All School District Project require MBE/WBE participation as shown in the specifications. BUDGET B-080 C of 2014/15 General Contract Roof Replacement and Façade Restoration

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*A pre-bid conference and site tour will be held at the project location, on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. 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 Office of Capital Programs reserves the right to reject any and all bids and make the awards to the best interests of the School District of Philadelphia.

final outcome. So just be sure to offer your employer enough time to adequately post and possibly fill your position before you begin counting down your last days. 2. Offer a detailed exit memo that outlines your current responsibilities. Exit memos offer a guideline of your job’s processes. Inheriting work is a given on a campaign: Rarely will a campaign have the time available to change direction with a new hire. Your work, if you’re present or not, will carry on. Offering a detailed exit memo, developed in good faith, that outlines key day-to-day aspects of the position you’re vacating is critical to ensuring not only the success of your successor, but also your ability to leave on the best terms possible. 3. Make a clean break. You’ve made the decision to leave the campaign. You’ve offered an adequate amount of time to your supervisor and provided a detailed exit memo that includes your daily activities and outstanding projects. Now, break it off. Working on a campaign is an all-consuming experience and the drastic change that follows an early exit can be shocking to many former employees. You might maintain relationships with former coworkers, but be sure these friendships don’t become your way of prying into the daily workings of the organization. Making a clean break will allow both you and the campaign to move forward. 4. Thoroughly consider not leaving. Loyalty is one of the mostadmirable traits in this industry. Difficult times and frustrations typically accompany working on a campaign. Those challenges are made even harder when you’re working on a losing effort. But the kudos you gain from seeing a campaign through to Election Day will far outweigh the limited credit you’ll receive by jumping onto a potentially winning effort as a late addition to

the team. Leaving a campaign also has the potential to follow you. The professional networks of operatives are incredibly small, and operatives talk to one another about the past performances of a potential hire. Leaving a campaign before the votes are counted can be a

glaring red flag. If you do it, be prepared to answer questions about why you made the choice to leave that one campaign in interviews well into the future. J.R. Starrett is the national advocacy director for Common Sense Media, and a veteran campaign operative.

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INCLUDED IN groundbreaking at Centennial Village Replacing Blight in West Parkside are Deborah McColloch, director of housing; Morgan Cephas, representative of Curtis Jones Jr.; Kenneth Woodson, W. Phila. Empowerment Zone; Nancy Twyman, director of Eastern Region Penna. Housing Finance Agency; State Sen. Vincent Hughe;s and Photo by Wendell Douglas Mayor Michael Nutter.

City of Philadelphia PHL – Baggage Handling System Operations and Maintenance NOVEMBER 2015 Request for Proposals at Philadelphia International Airport The City of Philadelphia, Division of Aviation, is requesting PROPOSALS from interested firms to provide corrective and preventive maintenance services, with associated operational and maintenance reporting services for the Baggage Handling Systems at the Philadelphia International Airport 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Interested firms may obtain a copy of this RFP document via direct download on or after November 25, 2015, http://www.phila.gov/contracts/ (click under “eContract Philly”). Key Dates: December 7, 2015 – RSVP Date for Mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting & Site Visit December 10, 2015 – Mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting & Site Visit 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST* December 15, 2015 - Final deadline for submitting questions 5:00 PM EST* January 26, 2016 – Proposals to be received by 5:00 PM EST* *Dates subject to change via Addendum to the RFP, posted on “eContract Philly”


Food is a basic human right and no one should go hungry.” The department and HSH just completed the first year of a renewed five-year contract between the organizations in support of the program. The Pennsylvania Dept. of Agriculture, through the federal Emergency Food Assistance Program, contributes $1.35 per pound of donated venison to reimburse processors. Based on $1.35 per pound donated, the department will allocate up to $125,000 per year to partially offset processor costs; this ceiling was attained in the 2014 hunting season. “Hunger-Free Pennsylvania has been pleased to partner with Hunters Sharing the Harvest for close to 25-years,” said Sheila Christopher, executive director of Hunger-Free Pennsylvania. “The growth of the program and commitment from the Pennsylvania hunting

THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA OFFICE OF CAPITAL PROGRAMS ADVERTISEMENT FOR REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP)

The RFP documents and all additional information published as part of the RFP may be obtained at: http://webgui.phila.k12.pa.us/offices/c/capital-programbids/rfps-/-rfqs-/-transfer-packages All questions must be submitted in writing via email to Francine Locke, Environmental Director, at flocke@philasd.org. The e-mail must include the name of the Project (Environmental Consulting Services for Hazardous Materials and Hazardous Waste Management Services). The deadline for all questions is 2:00 pm, Friday, December 4, 2015. Proposals must be received no later than 3:00 pm, Friday, December 18, 2015 at location designated in the RFP.

CITY HALL (Cont. From Page 9) African Americans and youth. Her engagement efforts with these communities will help the Kenney administration move a progressive agenda forward. ANNE GEMMELL will serve as Pre-K Director. This nomination will oversee the Kenney team’s push for their top policy initiative – universal City-funded pre-K to all city three- and four-year-olds. The success of this initiative will play a major role in Mayor Kenney’s first-term success. Pre-K is popular with voters and elected officials, but hard to implement and fund. It should be fun to watch and City Hall Sam will be cheering loudly for the administration’s success with this great initiative! Mayor-Elect Kenney has made all of the right moves so far in selecting staff that is experienced, smart, hard-working, and expert in policy of their respective oversight areas. He decided not to throw away the Nutter team; rather, he is repurposing key Nutter team members for new roles. This smart policy will help Kenney and, most importantly, will help the citizens of Philadelphia.

B-091 C of 2014/15 Electrical Contract William McKinley ES $493,177.00 $25.00 Mechanical Plant Replacement 2101 N. Orkney St. *A pre-bid conference and site tour will be held at the project location, on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. 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 Office of Capital Programs 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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Notice is hereby given that sealed proposals will be received by the School District of Philadelphia, Office of Capital Programs, from all firms interested in providing Professional Environmental Consulting Services for Hazardous Materials and Hazardous Waste Management Services.

community throughout the years has been priceless to our organization and those who rely on our service.” “We are so thankful to Pennsylvania hunters that donate through the Hunters Sharing the Harvest program, bringing thousands of healthy venison meals to Pennsylvania families in need each year,” said Joe Arthur, executive director of Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. “The need for nutritious food assistance remains at record-high levels, so it is vitally important right now that we can count on hunters to donate their harvest through this safe and easy program.”

Sealed proposals will be received by the Office of Capital Programs at the School Administration Building located at 440 North Broad St., 3rd Floor, Suite 371, Office of Capital Programs, Philadelphia, PA 19130-4015, until 2:00 P.M., on Thursday, December 10, 2015. 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 Pre Qualified Contractors List as shown at philasd.org/capitalbids. All School District Project require MBE/WBE participation as shown in the specifications. FEE BUDGET B-090 C of 2014/15 Mechanical Contract William McKinley ES $2,047,280.00 $25.00 Mechanical Plant Replacement 2101 N. Orkney St.

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The state’s hunters have an opportunity to provide food to residents at risk for hunger through the unique public-private partnership with the Hunters Sharing the Harvest deer-donation program. HSH is marking its 24th year as a program that has provided more than 200,000 meals annually to food banks, churches and social services feeding programs. Key, of course, is the hunters who donate more than 100,000 lb. of venison each year. “When you consider the amount of food wasted in this country daily, you can’t help but question how there are people going hungry?,” said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. “We are a worldleader in agricultural production, yet one in seven Pennsylvanians struggle to secure enough food to eat. Hunters Sharing the Harvest is a way for us to help those in need and to do the right thing.

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