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SOUTH PHILADELPHIA

Vol. XIII No. 37

Issue 523

September 14, 2017

“The good things we do must be made a part of the public record”

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GREENFEST Philly was back this weekend for another dose of healthy fun and techniques on how to keep our impact on the environment as low as possible. Photo by Darragh Dandurand.

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WHO’S A VIRGO? P. 16


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Greenfest Flourishes on Bainbridge St.

The 11th annual Greenfest Philly, presented by Toyota Hybrids, was another success. Residents and visitors flocked to the luscious green space on Bainbridge Street between 3rd and 5th Streets for a day of delight and sunshine. GreenFest Philly is the largest environmental festival in the Philadelphia area and the place to learn about living sustainably while having fun! This popular early-September event in provides a unique opportunity for attendees to learn how to live life a little greener and healthier. The festival had something for everyone: shopping for local green wares, great food, live music, live demonstrations, kid-friendly activities, and more. Some even got to test-drive some Toyota Hybrids. Check out all the fun! Photos by Darragh Dandurand.

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Obituary

ROBERT L. MORESI

Age 36, Sept. 7, 2017. EVOTED father of David and Mia; loving son of the late Joseph and Denise (nĂŠe McDonald) Moresi; dear brother of Joseph (Joanne) Moresi, Jacquelyn (Tim) Fitzpatrick, Daniel (Tara) and Richard Moresi; dear uncle of Nicole, Giovana, Joseph, Vanessa, Sophia, Olivia and Delaney.

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Relatives and friends are invited to his memorial visitation Wednesday Eve., Sept. 13, 7:00 to 9:00 PM at Vincent Gangemi Funeral Home, 2232-2240 S. Broad Street (at Wolf Street.) A funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Share condolence at www.gangemifuneralhome. net.

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BY TONY WEST LIZABETH FIEDLER is running for office with a three-monthold baby at her side. “Walking” might be a better way to put it. But it’s not a bad way to meet people. Parents of newborns spend lots of time walking; and meeting lots of people is the key to a successful challenge in a state-rep race. After quitting her job as a WHYY journalist to study the race for a month, Fiedler formally announced on Tuesday that she will take on incumbent State Rep. Bill Keller (D-S. Phila.) in the 2018 spring primary to represent the 184th District, which runs south from Wharton Street and east from Broad Street in South Philadelphia. Fiedler’s effort will be viewed by many as a test of how far demographics have changed in this part of South Philly, which has become a magnet for educated young newcomers since 2000. Born in Bloomington in North Central Pennsylvania, Fiedler moved to Philadelphia 14 years ago. “I had the good fortune of choosing to live in Philadelphia. I wouldn’t live anywhere else,” she said. But Fiedler believes her

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core passions – education and health care – resonate with working-class families of East Passyunk and Whitman who grew up in the district as well. “Both my parents are union schoolteachers. I saw first-hand how hard they worked for every penny to put food on our table, how they scrimped and saved for their children. I also saw how hard parents work in public schools, fighting for everything their children need,” said Fiedler. She worked for years in restaurant and fast-food jobs. “So I am running for working families, both long-term and brand-new residents. These are issues we all unite behind,” she asserted. Fiedler’s midstate background could prove to be a crucial tool in the State House of Representatives. “I have seen schools out there also struggling,” she said. “Having seen what’s happening in other parts of the state, I know how to relate to them on school issues and understand people with other political views.” That’s an important claim by a Philadelphia state-rep candidate. To begin with, the School District of Philadelphia is controlled by the

As this report uncovers, most homesellers make 7 deadly mistakes that cost them literally thousands of dollars. The good news is that each and every one of these mistakes is entirely preventable. In answer to this issue, industry insiders have prepared a free special report entitled “The 9 Step System to Get Your Home Sold Fast and For Top Dollar”. To order a FREE copy of this special report Call toll-free 1-800-560-2075 and enter 5000. You can call any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Get your free special report NOW to find out how you can get the most money for your home.

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Philadelphia - A new report has just been released which reveals 7 costly mistakes that most homeowners make when selling their home, and a 9 Step System that can help you sell your home fast and for the most amount of money. This industry report shows clearly how the traditional ways of selling homes have become increasingly less and less effective in today’s market. The fact of the matter is that fully three quarters of homesellers don’t get what they want for their homes and become disillusioned and - worse - financially disadvantaged when they put their homes on the market.

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MEETING people in parks comes naturally to a new mother, says Elizabeth Fiedler, L, who is running for state representative in South Philadelphia’s 184th District. It’s a key to her retail-politics ambitions.

state-run School Reform Commission, so only state legislators can cast effective votes on SRC policies and decisions. And since the General Assembly is firmly controlled by midstate and western Republicans, only Philadelphians who know how to talk with these decision-makers can expect to deliver much for the home town. Fiedler wants to go there. “Full funding for schools is feasible,” she insists. “They need it as much as we do.” Health care is also on Fiedler’s front burner, and also because she is a mother of two. (In addition to the three-month-old, she also has a toddler.) “My family receives health care through the Affordable Care Act, so I know how to navigate the health care system,” said Fiedler. But she has found it very frustrating and poorly worked. “You try to afford the best care. But if your child falls and breaks their leg, if they get sick and have a fever, then you need total assurance that they will be well cared for, no matter what your income. Health care is a human right. But it’s important to get the funding streams in place.” Fiedler would support a Pennsylvania single-payer system if federal health care reforms come to naught. Other causes dear to Fiedler’s heart are raising the minimum wage, climate change and affordable housing. The candidate sees her journalistic background as a strength. “I know how to talk to people and listen to people,” she said. Outgoing by nature, she hangs out in stores, on city streets and in city parks. “I have a pair of (Cont. Page 13)

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Fiedler Tests S. Philly’s 7 Things You Must Know Before Putting Your Hunger for Change Philly Home Up for Sale

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Dems Embrace Ambitious State Platform

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E N N S Y LVA N I A Democrats gathered last weekend in Harrisburg for the annual Fall Meeting of the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee. They emerged guns blazing with a bold call for change. The party passed five resolutions: on gerrymandering, full marijuana legalization, increasing the number of

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women in government, open internet, and single-payer health care. These are causes all Democrats will be stapled to in the 2018 elections, regardless of their personal beliefs. The riskiest call may be the single-payer resolution. Amid the general confusion about health-care administration, many voters are still leery of this concept and Republicans have a keen arsenal of opposition tools to deploy against it. But with the congressional Republicans in tatters on this issue following their failure to come up with a viable alternative to Obamacare, the simple fact the Democrats at least have an idea while the Republicans have none may appeal to swing voters, reason Dem strategists. Party leaders are betting these causes will appeal to the middle of the road and put

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ner, and the full-capacity crowd heard from a lineup of speakers, including U.S. Sen. Bob Casey; Congressman Matthew Cartwright (D-Lackawanna), a leader in the Blue Collar Caucus; Justice Debra Todd; Judge Dwayne Woodruff; and keynote speaker Jason Kander, a U.S. senatorial candidate in Missouri who has become something of a hero for his status as a charismatic millennial. Their aim is somehow to steal President Donald Trump’s thunder. “People in Pennsylvania voted for Trump because they are hurting. We need to take our message to them that we will create the jobs, and fight for organized labor,” said Cartwright. “We are the party who has not stopped having townhalls. I have had six town halls this year alone,”

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Republican incumbents in a hard place. They must either agree with their Democratic challengers on these issues, making them sound me-tooish, or defy them, making them sound extreme. Polls show full marijuana legalization is something the general public is ready for, even if the Pennsylvania Republican Party isn’t. Auditor General Gene DePasquale, a Democrat, has bluntly called for legalization as a budget-balancing move. Republicans in the House of Representatives are currently advancing expanded gambling as an alternative. Where lies the middle of the road? Universal gambling may now have less appeal than universal pot-smoking, when it comes to the sin people will tolerate in return for revenue. Last Friday, the committee held its Keystone Din-

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A WELL-ATTENDED fundraiser was held for State Rep. Bill Keller in recognition of the many improvements and services he has provided in his district. Keller was thanked by, L-R, City Controller Alan Butkovitz; Keller, City Commissioner Lisa Deeley and State Rep. Mike Driscoll. Photos by Joe Stivala

THE RECEPTION for State Rep. Bill Keller at Chickie’s & Pete’s in South Philadelphia drew citizens from all corners of the city. Supporting Keller’s good works were, L-R, City Council Majority Leader Bobby Henon; consultant Tommie St. Hill; and Marita Crawford, Local 98 political consultant.

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Stack Strikes on Redistricting

Lt. Gov. Mike Stack addressed the Democratic State Committee in Harrisburg – a plus for him, since he is facing primary challenges. He took the chance to discuss redistricting reform in Pennsylvania. Stack filed to ask Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court to proceed with a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state’s 2011 redistricting plan. “This lawsuit provides an

Judicial Races See Endorsements

Judge Maria McLaughlin, a Democratic candidate for Superior Court, received the endorsement of the Pennsylvania State Education Association’s Political Action Committee for Education. “I am extremely proud to have received this endorsement from the educators of our great commonwealth. Dedicating one’s life to the education of our youth, is a noble vocation. Education is power, and these men and women are giving the next generation of our Commonwealth the tools needed to keep Pennsylvania strong for generations to come. Their support means the world to me,” McLaughlin said. Paul Lalley, a Republican candidate for Commonwealth Court, was endorsed by the Pennsylvania Builders Association. “I am incredibly honored to have the support of the PBA and the hardworking Pennsylvanians they represent. With the support

Grossman Disavows Police Demos

Beth Grossman, Republican candidate for district (Cont. Next Page)

Dem Women Officers Named GWEN COLLINS, C, President of the Pennsylvania Federation of Democratic Women, administers the oath of office to new officers of the Philadelphia Democratic Women. Helen Turpin, L, was elected president and Rania Major, Esq. was elected as VP. Major was also appointed to the board of Veterans’ Comfort House! Congrats from The Philadelphia Public Record! Photo by Joe Stivala

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of the Builders Association and so many others, I know my campaign for Commonwealth Court will be successful on Nov. 7,” Lalley said.

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(Cont. From Prev. Page) striving to set a campaign pitch for his party. “We had a phenomenal weekend full of enthusiasm for our candidates and for our Party,” said Marcel L. Groen, Chairman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party. “We are energized and prepared to work hard for our Slate of Eight, and we look forward to bringing them to victory in November.” DSC created a “New American Constituency Caucus” to capitalize on the immigrant constituency, currently buffeted by Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric. While it is an obvious move, it will not be a big vote-reaper in Pennsylvania for the simple fact that the Keystone State is not a mecca for undocumented immigrants, who typically go where the jobs are popping. But every vote counts Top of the agenda for state Democrats is their judicial ticket. They have dubbed it the “Slate of Eight.” Insiders grasp that if the Dems can catch the wave on appellate-court seats in 2018, they will be poised to exercise control over a host of crucial public decisions in coming years – not the least of which is the redistricting following the 2020 census. The average voter doesn’t think deeply about statewide judicial races. This makes team campaigning essential.

opportunity for the courts to lift the lid on the 2011 redistricting process and expose the motivations behind it,” he said. “Pennsylvania voters have the right to choose their representatives free from partisan gerrymandering. The state constitution provides protections and I think the court will agree.” A lawsuit filed in June by the League of Women Voters, among others, asked Commonwealth Court to overturn the redistricting based on state law. Republicans countered by asking the court to hold off on considering the case until the U.S. Supreme Court decides on Whitford v. Gill, a federal lawsuit based in Wisconsin. But Stack argued the federal case is not germane to the Pennsylvania suit. Our state’s constitution “has consistently extended greater protections than the federal constitution,” he maintained.

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Haywood Rethinks Olney A FIRST step toward re-envisioning the Broad & Olney business corridor was taken when State Sen. Art Haywood negotiated seven new parking spaces which had been reserved for SEPTA at the heavily used subway stop. Haywood hopes it will begin a larger project to upgrade this vital intersection. L-R were community activist Tee Bah, Olney businessman Choon Yoo, Haywood chief of staff Dwight Pedro Lewis, Haywood, LaSalle University’s Joe Meade, Einstein Healthcare’s Leroy Howell and SEPTA’s Rochelle Culbreath.

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(Cont. From Prev. Page) attorney, has reacted to the recent demonstrations around a police officer accused of wrongfully shooting a citizen. “In light of the heated protest in front of a police officer’s home and the Support the Blue rally at the FOP, nasty name-calling came from both John McNesby and Larry Krasner-supporter Asa Khalif. Let me make clear, I do not condone any name-calling from either side,” said Grossman. “If elected come November, I seek to run a District Attorney’s Office where all prosecutors, law-enforcement personnel and support staff speak to everyone, including the public and to one another, with respect. All District Attorney’s Office employees will handle

themselves professionally and ethically while pursuing justice, ensuring that everyone’s constitutional rights, including those accused of crime, are upheld, and championing the rights of victims and survivors of crime,” she concluded.

Bass Acts On Rebuild

Councilwoman Cindy Bass (8th Dist.) chairs City Council’s Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs. So she should know a thing or two about mastering the city’s Rebuild initiative, a large piece of which is intended to upgrade neighborhood parks and recreation centers. Bass organized an 8th District Rebuild Committee. On it were Elayne Bender, East Mt. Airy Neighbors; George Stevenson, Real Men Speak, Inc.; Darisha Miller, Darishamedia Inc.; Mike Cunningham, Cliveden Hills Association; Mike Wise; Connie Swinson, Johnson House; Pastor Bernard Brown, Wister Neighborhood Council; Pastor William Scott III; State Sen. Sharif Street (DN. Phila.); Cynthia Parker; State Rep. Rosita Youngblood (D-Northwest); Tiara Council, DITO, Inc.; and Rev. Chester Williams, Chew &

Belfield Neighbors Club. Last week, the committee recommended new construction at nine sites in the 8th District, which encompasses much of North and Northwest Philadelphia, along with renovations at five other sites. Wise Council members will follow a similar policy, if they plan to have any say in how Rebuild money – which may amount to as much as $500 million – is spent in their districts.

Honkala Goes To Court

Cheri Honkala is suing State Rep. Emilio Vázquez (D-Kensington). Honkala, Green Party candidate for the 197th Legislative District, is suing Vázquez due to alleged electoral irregularities that occurred on March 21, the date of the special election for the district. Vázquez defeated her. Honkala is joined by several other plaintiffs in the suit, which names both Vázquez and Philadelphia City Commissioners as defendants. “The election appears to have been stolen,” said Honkala. “We would like the election result to be thrown out, and a new election to be held,” she continued.


MARK your CALENDAR Sep. 14- State Rep. Stephen Kinsey hosts Human Services Job Fair at Treasures, 5540 Germantown Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For info: (215) 849-6592. Sep. 14- State Rep. Emilio Vázquez hosts “Meet, Greet, Obtain Constituent Services” at Susquehanna Village, 1421 W. Susquehanna Ave, 3-4 p.m. Sep. 14- PennFuture hosts Environmental Rights Amendment Forum at WHYY, 150 N. 6th St., 5:30-8:30 pm. Panel includes many public officials and environmental

leaders. For info: Stephanie Rex (412) 456-2372 or rex@pennfuture.org. Sep. 14- State Sen. John Sabatina invites public to PennDOT Public Mtg. on Byberry Rd. Bridge Replacement at FOP Lodge 5, 11630 Caroline Rd., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sep. 14- 27th Ward Democratic Committee hosts Candidates Night at Rosenberger Ha.,600 S. 43rd St., 7:30 p.m. Larry Krasner, Rebecca Rhynhart, Ellen Ceisler, Maria McLaughlin. Gerrymandering and “Turning Pa. Blue.” Sep. 15- DA candidate Beth Grossman hosts Conversation at All Good Things Café, 6160 Ridge Ave., 6-9 p.m. Sep. 16- State Sen. Anthony Williams hosts N2N Street Festival at 50th St. & Baltimore Ave., 12-8 p.m. “Tribute to Prince” with DJ Questlove, Sheila E., Morris Day & the Time, & PnB Rock. Emcees Patty Jackson, TuRae & Skeet. Food. Free. For info: (215) 492-2980.

Sep. 17- Congressional candidate Dan Muroff is hosted BBQ Meet & Greet at home of Andrew Hayman & Nathalya Cárdenas, 309 Edmonds Ave., Drexel Hill, Pa., 4-7 p.m. Free. Donations at https://act.myngp.com/ Forms/-64037652871168 For info: Marlene marlene@muroff4congress. com. Sep. 18- Republican Women of Phila., State Rep. John Taylor & Councilman Al Taubenberger host Reception for DA candidate Beth Grossman at Susan Satkowski’s & George Sfedu’s home, 1907 Spruce St., 6-8 p.m. Contributions $100. Payable to “Friends of Beth Grossman,” 4256 Regent Sq., Phila., PA 19104. For info: Denise Furey (215) 387-5641. Sep. 19- State Rep. Angel Cruz hosts Flag-Raising Ceremony at Antonio Pantoja Charter Sch., 4401 N. American St., 12 m. to start Puerto Rican celebration. For info: (215) 291-5647. Sep. 20- Crisis Interven-

ONE DREAMER comforts another. While meeting with U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, Claudia Llewelyn reaches out to support Prudence Powell, reduced to tears as she recounts her fears over revocation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Photo by Wendell Douglas

tion Network Reunion Committee hosts Bus Trip to Stamford, Conn. For Live TCV Tapings of Steve Wilkos Show, lv. Haddington Mall, 56th & Vine Sts., 7 a.m. Tickets $15. Payable to “The Mary Mason Care Project,” 744 South St., Phila., PA 19147. For info: Mike Reed (215) 796-5499. Sep. 21- Bruce Crawley hosts African Bicycle Foundation Fundraiser at Independence Blue Cross, 1901 Market St., 4th fl., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Renée Chenault Fattah is emcee. Sponsorship levels $50,000-$350. For info: (888) 508-2836. Sep. 21- Phila. Democratic Progressive Committee hosts “Back to Business: Get Involved Happy Hour” at Ladder 15, 1526 Sansom St., 6-8 p.m. Free admission & drink specials. Sep. 21- State Rep. Emilio Vázquez is hosted Reception at Suite 215 Social Cl., 3401 N. 10th St., 6-8 p.m. Contribution levels $200, $500, $1,000.

Payable to “Friends of Emilio Vázquez, 200 S. Broad St., Suite 410, Phila., PA 19102. Sep. 23- State Rep. Pam DeLissio hosts Shredding at Roxborough Municipal Lot, 514 Dupont St., 9-11 a.m. Free. Four-bag limit per household. Sep. 23- State Rep. Jason Dawkins hosts Autism Parent Café at 4667 Paul St., 10 a.m.-12 m. Community connections & resources. For info: (215) 744-7901. Sep. 23- State Rep. John Taylor hosts Shredding at Lowe’s, parking lot, 3800 Aramingo Ave., Free. Fourbag limit per household. Sep. 23- Chapel of 4 Chaplains hosts Appreciation Event at 1201 Constitution Ave., Navy Yard Bldg. 649, 11 a.m. Legion of Honor awards, unveiling of World War II Submarine Vets Memorial, Lost at Sea memorial. Free-will offering. For info: (215) 218-1943. Sep. 23- State rep candidate Bernard Williams hosts Birthday Brunch &

Campaign Kickoff at Reign Events, 5600 Germantown Ave., 1-5 p.m. Bottomless mimosa! Tickets $35. For info: (267) 2820-1460. Sep. 25- Phila. Black Republican Council hosts Fundraiser for DA candidate Beth Grossman at Commodore Barry Cl., 6815 Emlen St., 5:308 p.m. Donations $50$150. For info: (215) 694-9278. Sep. 27- Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Phila. hosts Award Banquet at Sheraton Univ. City Hotel, 3549 Chestnut St., 5-9 p.m. Banquet catered by Michael Chow’s Sang Kee Restaurant. Tickets $75/person, $135/couple, $650/table. For info: (215) 642-2333. Sep. 28- State Rep. Pam DeLissio hosts Senior Expo at Roxborough Memorial Hosp., parking lot, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. rain or shine. Sep. 28- Councilman Derek Green hosts Cocktail Reception at Time, 1315 (Cont. Page 17)

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E HAVE followed the brouhaha over the statue of Mayor Rizzo with great interest over the past month. While we have yet to make up our minds on the best way to resolve this suddenly-relevant monument honoring one of our city’s more-divisive chief executives, the resultant public discourse has been an astonishingly reaffirming example of the power of unfettered free speech. As heartening as was the wide-ranging debate over

ic firestorm, this 12-foothigh Afro pick with a Black Power fist handle becomes nothing more than a lowest-common-denominator sop to those on both sides of the Rizzo statue debate. It’s red meat for those who trumpet Rizzo’s injustice and for those who sing his praises. But it’s a mirage, nothing more than a publicity ploy for MAP. The pick will disappear in a few weeks. If MAP wanted to make a lasting difference, it would have gone all in and thrown its considerable resources behind purchasing and permanently installing the pick – or a similarly provocative work – on the plaza. Instead, it just added a shiny object that will distract Philadelphians from the real work to be done over handling – and healing – this festering divide.

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the propriety of placing a likeness of someone whose tenure was anathema to large swaths of the city’s citizenry across from City Hall and on the grounds of the Municipal Services Building, that is how disgusting we find the pandering rejoinder from Mural Arts Philadelphia to be. By placing the sculpture, “Power to All People,” by the artist Hank Willis Thomas, on Thomas Paine Plaza, within clear sightlines of the Rizzo statue, MAP has injected itself into the debate with an indecisive thud. Presented as part of MAP’s Monument Lab event, the sculpture, on its own, is a powerful piece that evokes the defiance and culture of the Black Power movement of the 1960s and ’70s. But placed into the very heart of a civ-

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Sheriff Williams Marks His 60th Milestone

SHERIFF Jewell Williams celebrated his 60th birthday at Laborers’ Local 332 Hall in West Poplar. Congratulating their friend were, L-R, Bill Tompkins, L. Harrison Jay of Temple University, Williams and Michael Levister of PFT Local 3.

FASHIONABLE at the party were, L-R, D. Gonlee & Kutu Gaye, and Shelby & Julio Brown.

37TH WARD Committee people enjoyed the banquet, among them, L-R, Denise & Scotty Jones and Albert Martin.

ENJOYING the night with the birthday man himself, Sheriff Jewell Williams, were Kyle Shenandoah, former State Rep. Aljia Dumas and Nathan Osborne.

ALWAYS with Sheriff Jewell Williams were his predecessor Barbara Deeley,R, and City Commissioner Lisa Deeley.

L-R WERE Jerry Sanders, running for sheriff of Delaware County; Deputy Sheriff Paris Washington; and Laurie Santiago

JOSEPH NOVAK, L, and Damon Young showed their support for the sheriff.

TONY CREWS came out for the party, accompanied by Angela Hinton.

ENJOYING the evening were, L-R, Mike & Joy Kearney, Diamond Webb and Jim Coley.

VETERANS of many a political season, FOP organizer Gene Blagmond and Aljia Dumas shared a moment.

RESTAURATEUR Sid Booker, L, caught up with his old friend.

AFRICAN Voting Class turned out for Williams’ birthday. L-R were CEO Edward Hall, Williams, Julio Brown and Gonlee Gaye.


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EMOCRATS accuse Republicans of being the party of “old white men.” The Philadelphia Young Republicans on Saturday proved the Democrats wrong. The YRs, headed by CHAIRMAN ROSS WOLFE, had a “summer’s end” picnic in Fairmount Park. Over 50 Republicans came and half of them were women (who did not vote for HILLARY CLINTON). Also by definition the YR are not “old.” The only oldster that stopped by was COUNCILMAN

EVERYDAY PEOPLE BY DENISE CLAY O GET AN idea of where the City of Philadelphia stands on the issue of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), you need look no further than the Arch Street United Methodist Church. Right now, an undocumented immigrant seeking sanctuary from Immigration & Customs Enforcement agents is living in the church. And if ICE even looked like it was coming near that door, they’d probably be met by a contingent from POWER

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AL TAUBENBERGER. The crowd included U.S. SEN. PAT TOOMEY staffer PHIL INNAMORATO and WARD LEADER BRIAN McCANN (58th). PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP announced last Friday his nomination of Cumberland County DISTRICT ATTORNEY DAVID FREED to a four-year term as U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Freed is ideal for this job as he is a career prosecutor. He has been the Cumberland County DA for 12 years. Previously, he served as the 1st assistant district attorney in that office and also was a deputy prosecutor in York County. He was president of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association 2013-14. Hopefully, the US Senate will confirm him in a timely manner. What will be helpful is that he has the support of both Pennsylvania’s senators, Pat Toomey (R) and Bob Casey (D). Confirmations in the past (Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower and Rebuild.) Last week, President Donald Trump, or as I often refer to him, The Recalcitrant 8-Year-Old and Chief, decided that he was going to end DACA. President Barack Obama put DACA in place because the Republican Congress was more interested in making his life a living hell than it was in solving problems. Under DACA, young people that fit a specific group of criteria are eligible to pay $495 to get a permit that allows them to work, go to school, or otherwise conduct their lives legally here in the United States. The federal government will stop renewing the two-year DACA permits on Oct. 5. Thus, it was no surprise to see a group of Philadelphia’s politicos get together on Monday to announce a program that would help these immigrants get the money they need to renew their permits.

have been relatively smooth when support is bipartisan. Both senators are also supporting SCOTT BRADY, inhouse counsel at Federated Investors in Pittsburgh, whom President Trump nominated as the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Freed’s name may be familiar to Philadelphians owing to his run for Pennsylvania Attorney General in 2012 against KATHLEEN KANE. Her slogan then, when running against him was to “send a prosecutor to Harrisburg and not a politician.” It is a shame that voters did not do some due diligence. They would have determined who, in fact, was the “prosecutor.” Kane’s prosecutorial experience was pretty much limited to taking 12 cases to trial as an assistant district attorney in Lackawanna County. If we had elected him, we would have saved the Commonwealth a lot of embarrassment, (Cont. Page 15) The Dreamers Initiative is a program administered by the Philadelphia Foundation that allows people to donate money to help area Dreamers, which are what DACA residents are commonly called, have the money to get their permits renewed. It’s the City of Philadelphia’s way of showing its support, Councilwoman Helen Gym said. “We are telling our young people that you will not face the injustices of this presidential administration alone,” Gym said, “and that, at the highest levels, the City of Philadelphia stands with you.” Mayor Jim Kenney reinforced that point. “It’s important to remember that there is always something we can do, even when faced with an institution as powerful as the presidency,” Kenney said. “Let’s show our fellow Philadelphians that, no matter where they were born, we welcome them here (Cont. Page 15)

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UDGE DAN ANDERS threw out the suit seeking abolition of parking in the S. Broad Street median. Such suits can be seen as frivolous and the protesters offer no solutions. Anti-parking advocates have called longterm South Philly residents “old heads.” Well, the athletic Judge Anders is no old head. The reason the new arrivals flock to South Philly is because the old heads have kept it an attractive area, and rents or home-sale prices are low. Why would the media

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EAMSTERS Local 830 celebrated its 75th anniversary over the weekend. The union continues to be a staunch advocate for its members. Its leader is DAN GRACE and the state president is BILLY HAMILTON. The occasion was attended by a number of elected officials, including JONATHAN SAIDEL, who was there to speak on the half of his judicial wife MARIA McLAUGHLIN, who is going to be elected to Superior Court. Maria was at another event somewhere else in the state.

publish an article of pros and cons of Amazon locating here? AMAZON reads the papers. We are in a competition with Pittsburgh for Amazon and the jobs that go with it. Media types already HAVE A JOB. Did the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette run a similar story? I read where rural BROADBAND speed in Pennsylvania is a problem. True. But you only have to look closer in rural South Jersey for the same problem. A far cry from President Roosevelt’s days, when he ordered utilities to bring electricity to farms. I had the HONOR of saluting the casket of Navy Petty Officer Kenneth SMITH of Cherry Hill, N.J. The casket arrived from Dover Air Force Base at Deepwater, N.J. Welcome Area, where 100 motorcyclist-veterans escorted it to Cherry Hill. Each overpass of I-295 had a fire truck and U.S. FLAG flying to honor the Electronics Technician who died during the at-sea collision

aboardn the USS McCAIN. Later this month, the Wildwood, N.J. American Legion will convoy several trucks laden with bottled water, food, clothing, and baby food and diapers to an area near WILDWOOD, Fla. Wildwood, N.J. Mayor Ernie Triano is expected to communicate with Mayor Wolf there. That same American Legion Post built an EXACT REPLICA of the Washington, D.C. Vietnam Wall with all 58,000 names on it. Post Commander Harry WEIMAR will lead a WALL TO WALL road convoy from the Wildwood Wall to the Washington one in October for special ceremonies. LABOR NEWS: The 75th Birthday of Local 830 TEAMSTERS was just celebrated! Their leader, Dan GRACE, has successfully led the local through many fires. Best wishes to them! A sign: “We miss you John (DOUGHERTY) and CEILE” was posted at the (Cont. Page 15)

She has campaigned relentlessly from east to west and everywhere in between. Also on hand were STATE SEN. JOHN SABATINA, who presented a citation, and LT. GOV. MIKE STACK, who presented a proclamation. Stack also was well received at Democratic State Committee in Harrisburg. He spoke about State Committee’s lawsuit against Republican gerrymandering of congressional seats. Stack is the highest elected official on the lawsuit. Showing bipartisanship is the specialty of the Teamsters and one of the reasons why they are so effective. Republican STATE REP. MARTINA WHITE and City COUNCILMAN AL TAUBENBERGER, both good Republicans, were there to recognize the anniversary and pay respect to Billy Hamilton and Danny Grace. The guest that really demonstrates how respected the Teamsters are was Philadelphia Democratic City Chairman and CONGRESS-

MAN BOB BRADY. Brady was busy over the weekend. He led the Philadelphia delegation at State Committee on Saturday, in addition to making the Sunday-morning appearance with the Teamsters. STATE SEN. SHARIF STREET hosted a breakfast for state committee members on Saturday. There is no such thing as a free lunch in politics, but sometimes there is a free breakfast. JUDGE CAROLYN NICHOLS is running an energetic campaign for Superior Court. Her father was one of the first African American lawyers to be a prosecutor in the Philadelphia DA’s Office under RICHARDSON DILWORTH. Also seen at State Committee was well-regarded attorney and insurance executive JERRY LAWRENCE, who is the grandson of former Gov. David Lawrence (1959-1963). RAY SANTERELLI, the fine attorney from Delaware (Cont. Page 15)


In The Court of Common Pleas Phila. County Civil Action – Law No. 170700963 Notice of Action in Mortgage Foreclosure Carisbrook Asset Holding Trust, Plaintiff vs. Doe, John or any unknown persons having or claiming interest or title to the subjected premises, Mortgagor and Real Owner, Defendant(s) To: Doe, John or any unknown persons having or claiming interest or title to the subjected premises, Mortgagor and Real Owner, Defendant(s), whose last known address is 410 North 41st Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. 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, Carisbrook Asset Holding Trust, has filed a Mortgage Foreclosure Complaint endorsed with a notice to defend against you in the Court of Common Pleas of Phila. County, PA, docketed to No. 170700963, wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 410 North 41st Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, whereupon your property will be sold by the Sheriff of Phila. 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 Assn., 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.

In The Court of Common Pleas Phila. County Civil Action – Law No. 160300988 Notice of Action in Mortgage Foreclosure Nationstar Mortgage LLC d/b/a Champion Mortgage Company, Plaintiff vs. The Unknown Heirs of Barbara Blair, Deceased, Effie Bilal, Solely in Her Capacity as Heir of Barbara Blair, Deceased, Karieemah Bilal, Solely in Her Capacity as Heir of Barbara Blair, Deceased, Milton Blair, Solely in His Capacity as Heir of Barbara Blair, Deceased, Dondi Fortune, Solely in His Capacity as Heir of Barbara Blair, Deceased, Emma Fortune, Solely in Her Capacity as Heir of Barbara Blair, Deceased, Estelle Fortune, Solely in Her Capacity as Heir of Barbara Blair, Deceased & Lillian Fortune, Solely in Her Capacity as Heir of Barbara Blair, Deceased, Mortgagor and Real Owner, Defendants To: The Unknown Heirs of Barbara Blair, Deceased, Mortgagor and Real Owner, Defendant(s), whose last known address is 4958 Wakefield Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144. This firm is a debt collector and we are attempting to collect a debt owed to our client. Any information obtained from you will be used for the purpose of collecting the debt. You are hereby notified that Plaintiff, Nationstar Mortgage LLC d/b/a Champion Mortgage Company, has filed a Mortgage Foreclosure Complaint endorsed with a notice to defend against you in the Court of Common Pleas of Phila. County, PA, docketed to No. 160300988, wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 4958 Wakefield Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144, whereupon your property will be sold by the Sheriff of Phila. 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 Assn., 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.

former police detective and scion of a South Philadelphia political family, could cut into Keller’s base. He has shown a gut feel for traditional blue-collar South Philly issues such as Broad Street parking and the Mummers Parade.

The mathematics of a 13 three-way race make staterep contests hard to predict, and exciting as a result. Fiedler won’t talk about her opponents. “It is up to them to talk about their vision, and then it is up to the people,” she said.

In The Court of Common Pleas Phila. County Civil Action – Law No. 170702077 Notice of Action in Mortgage Foreclosure Midfirst Bank, Plaintiff vs. The Unknown Heirs of Geneva R. Hogue, Deceased, Donald Hogue, Solely in His Capacity as Heir of Geneva R. Hogue, Deceased, Myrtle Hogue, Solely in Her Capacity as Heir of Geneva R. Hogue, Deceased, Doris E. Hogue, Individually and in Her Capacity as Heir of Geneva R. Hogue, Deceased & Lois McFadden, Solely in Her Capacity as Heir of Geneva R. Hogue, Deceased, Mortgagor and Real Owner, Defendants To: The Unknown Heirs of Geneva R. Hogue, Deceased, Donald Hogue, Solely in His Capacity as Heir of Geneva R. Hogue, Deceased, Myrtle Hogue, Solely in Her Capacity as Heir of Geneva R. Hogue, Deceased, Doris E. Hogue, Individually and in Her Capacity as Heir of Geneva R. Hogue, Deceased & Lois McFadden, Solely in Her Capacity as Heir of Geneva R. Hogue, Deceased, Mortgagor and Real Owner, Defendants, whose last known address is 4941 North 7th 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 Midfirst Bank, has filed a Mortgage Foreclosure Complaint endorsed with a notice to defend against you in the Court of Common Pleas of Phila. County, PA, docketed to No. 170702077, wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 4941 North 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19120, whereupon your property will be sold by the Sheriff of Phila. 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 Assn., 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.

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1992. He has strong union support from the Whitman community. Still spry at 66, Keller is not ready to hang it up. He will be supported by the powerful 1st Ward Democratic Committee, which heels to Johnny Doc’s word. Nicholas DiDonato, Jr., a

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rofitting older buildings for energy efficiency. The 184th is emerging as a three-way race between different factions of the community. Incumbent State Rep. Bill Keller (D-S. Phila.) has represented this district since

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A RIDE on the Super Shot at the Locals 14 &19 Clementon Park Picnic was a literal high point for these members’ children. Photos by Joe Stivala

ALL ABOARD for fun on the Clementon Park railway. The ride was shared by members of Local 14 Insulators and Local 19 Sheet Metal Workers.

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ployed, they’re giving more to the federal treasury than some citizens do. But let’s not let the facts get in the way of a good story, especially when that story includes race-baiting, scapegoating and a lot of other nonsense. Despite the fact Americans aren’t chomping at the bit to pick vegetables, change bedpans or skip college, Trump’s decision to make the lives of 800,000 people miserable isn’t much of a surprise if you’ve been paying attention.

When you ride into office on a wave of rabid nationalism based on the perception that DACA was not only a backdoor amnesty program for these immigrants, but was also a means to take “your” jobs, you do what you’re told. Trump says that he’s giving the Dreamers – and by extension Congress – a chance to fix this legislatively. Considering that this is the same Congress whose inaction made Obama create the program in the first place, I’m not expecting much.

(Cont. From page 12) Local 98 picnic. A JFKstyle football catch is held each year, and was done so in Dougherty’s honor as he remains at his wife’s bedside. The 42nd WARD held its first gala under new Ward Leader Sharon VAUGHN –

(Cont. From Page 12) and, that as the birthplace of this country, we know what our country's core values really are.” Pennsylvania is among the states that are suing the Trump administration over DACA. Attorney General Josh Shapiro called the Trump Administration’s decision a breach of promise. “The federal government made a promise to DACA program recipients that is protected by the rule of law,” Shapiro said. “That is why we filed a lawsuit to make sure President Trump keeps the federal government’s promise to DACA recipients.” DACA is basically a very expensive work permit. It doesn’t provide a path to citizenship, and you can’t get public assistance or access the Affordable Care Act through it. All it does is give the people in it the right to pay taxes and pay into Social Security. Since roughly 80% of the Dreamers are also em-

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(Cont. From page 12) County, was also on hand. STATE REP. EMILIO VÁZQUEZ is in the process of organizing relief for Puerto Rico. The island was hit by the hurricane and he is desperately trying to get supplies such as water and generators to the people of Puerto Rico. His legislative district has many Latinos, prominent among them Puerto Ricans.

ELEPHANT CORNER (Cont. From Page 12) not to mention the millions of dollars we have and will be spent to prosecutor her, jail her and pay compensation to the people she wrongfully terminated. Toomey is once again showing he is one of the adults in Washington. He has in the past worked with U.S. SEN. BOB CASEY to enact the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act, which would make them eligible for the maximum allowable funding under the Pell Grant program. A Pell Grant is given based on financial need, using a formula that focuses upon a student’s expected family contribution. Typically, students come from families with incomes below $30,000. This bill calls for children of fallen police officers, firefighters and emergency medical workers

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To whom it may concern: Notice is hereby given that the City Commissioners, sitting as the County Board of Notice is hereby given that the City Commissioners, sitting as the County Board of Elections, will begin their weekly meetings Concerning the November 7, 2017 Municipal General and Special Election on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. in The City Commissioners 6th Fl. Hearing Room, Riverview Place, Columbus Blvd. & Spring Garden St. Meetings will continue every Wednesday thereafter until Further notice.

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Se avisa que Los Comisionados de la Ciudad en sus funciones como la Junta Electoral del Condado, comenzaran sus reuniones semanales con respecto al 07 de Noviembre de 2017 Elecciones General Municipal y Elección Especial el miércoles 20 de Septiembre 2017 a las 11:00 A.M. en el 6º piso de Riverview Place en la sala de audiencia de los Comisionados, Columbus Blvd. & Spring Garden Sts. Reuniones continuaran cada miércoles adelantes hasta nuevo aviso. Anthony Clark Lisa M Deeley Chairman, City Commissioners City Commissioner Presidente, Comisionados Municipales Comisionada Municipal Al Schmidt Kevin A Kelly Vice Chairman, City Commissioners Acting Supervisor of Elections Vicepresidente, Comisionados Municipales Supervisor Interino de Elecciones www.philadelphiavotes.com

to be treated as if their expected family contribution were zero, thus enabling them to receive the maximum distribution, which currently is $5,920 per annum. Toomey said, “When one of these heroes pays the ultimate sacrifice, we owe it to their families to lend a helping hand.” I hope the Firefighter Union Local 22 and Philadelphia police union, Lodge 5 note that once again their 2016

endorsement of Toomey 15 was well deserved. He has proven time and again that he has the backs of our first responders. There will be a fundraiser for our DA candidate BETH GROSSMAN at the home of SUSAN SATKOWSKI, 1907 Spruce Street, next Monday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. $100 donations are requested for Grossman’s campaign, which has a real chance to catch fire in November.

In The Court of Common Pleas Phila. County Civil Action – Law No. 161102653 Notice of Action in Mortgage Foreclosure Midfirst Bank, Plaintiff vs. The Unknown Heirs of Terry Williams a/k/a Terrie Williams, Deceased, Mortgagor and Real Owner, Defendant(s) To: The Unknown Heirs of Terry Williams a/k/a Terrie Williams, Deceased, Mortgagor and Real Owner, Defendant(s), whose last known address is 1725 Saint Paul’s Street a/k/a 1725 Saint Pauls Street a/k/a 1725 Saint Paul 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, Midfirst Bank, has filed a Mortgage Foreclosure Complaint endorsed with a notice to defend against you in the Court of Common Pleas of Phila. County, PA, docketed to No. 161102653, wherein Plaintiff seeks to foreclose on the mortgage secured on your property located, 1725 Saint Paul’s Street a/k/a 1725 Saint Pauls Street a/k/a 1725 Saint Paul Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, whereupon your property will be sold by the Sheriff of Phila. 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 Assn., 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.

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noted, “While Mr. Trump did not take the intelligence regarding Russian hacking seriously, MR. PUTIN EVIDENTLY DID. Several officers of the Russian Federal Security Service have been arrested for treason in what may be a hunt for a cyber-mole. A senior Kremlin insider was found dead, supposedly of a heart attack.”

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and was a high success! Congressman and Democratic City Committee chief Bob BRADY voted correctly in support of disaster relief, and maintaining the AMTRAK government subsidy. As a followup to former prosecutor George Parry’s piece asking the Special Counsel to look at servers of Democratic National Committee: The Economist

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Parker Celebrates with Fellow Virgos FOUR proud Virgos flashed their badges: L-R, State Rep. Vázquez, Councilwoman Cherelle Parker, Congressman Dwight Evans and State Rep. Angel Cruz. Photo by Wendell Douglas

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A LARGE crowd packed Temptations Banquet Hall in Germantown for “Calling All Virgos – an Inter-Generational Old School Party” hosted by Councilwoman Cherelle Parker, C. Photo by Wendell Douglas

L-R, COUNCIL President Darrell Clarke, judicial candidate Lucretia Clemons and State Sen. Sharif Street joined the party. Photo by Leona Dixon

LABORERS’ Local 332 leader Sam Staten, Jr. tripped the light fantastic with his lovely wife Toni. Photo by Wendell Douglas

R E TIR E D Councilwoman Marian Tasco was Cherelle Parker’s mentor and sponsor in City Hall and local politics. She has lost none of her style. Photo by Wendell Douglas

STATE SEN. Sharif Street awaited his turn while Councilman Kenyatta Johnson offered birthday wishes to all. Photo by Wendell Douglas

FEELING recreational were, L-R, Lucretia Clemons, Councilwoman Helen Gym, Councilwoman Cherelle Parker’s cousin Algee Hopkins, Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown (an old dance pro) and host Parker. Photo by Wendell Douglas

EMCEE Patty Jackson and deejay Gary-O kept the show jumping. Photo by Wendell Douglas

L-R, CHRISSIE & BRAD El enjoyed the company of State Rep. Isabella Fitzgerald. Photo by Wendell Douglas

CHERELLE Parker shared a moment with nightclub impresario Sid Booker, who knows a thing or two about throwing parties. Photo by Wendell Douglas

CONGRESS MAN Dwight Evans, L, exchanged r e p a r t e e with Councilman Darrell Clarke. Photo by Wendell Douglas


Broad & Arch Sts. Oct. 6- State Sen. John Sabatina hosts Senior Expo at Nat’l Guard Armory, 2700 Southampton Rd., 10 a.m.1 p.m. Refreshments. For info: (215) 695-1020. Oct. 6- Sheet Metal Workers Golf Tournament at Northampton Valley C.C., 299 Newtown-Richboro Rd., Richboro, Pa., registration 12 m., shotgun start 1 p.m. Lunch, dinner, prizes. Golfers $100, Hole Sponsors $250. Checks payable to “Local 19 Scholarship Fund.” For info: (215) 952-1999. Oct. 6- Councilman David Oh hosts Green Beret Foundation Fundraiser at Saigon Maxim Restaurant, 612 Washington Ave., 6-10 p.m. Guests include Gov. Ed Rendell & House Speaker Mike Turzai. Buffet dinner with live entertainment, auctions & raffles. Platinum $10,000, Gold $5,000, Silver $2,500, Bronze $1,000.

LEGAL NOTICE SUMMONS AND NOTICE Fourth Judicial District Court, for the State of Utah In and For Utah County

Tickets $65, table of 10 $500. Payable to “Green Beret Foundation,” David Oh, City Ha. Rm. 319, Phila., PA 19107.For info: Donald Tippett (215) 686-3452. Oct. 6- St. Casimir Ch. hosts Designer Bag Bingo at EOM, 144 Moore St., 7 p.m. 10 rounds; wine, cheese & desserts. Tickets $30 in advance, $35 at door. For info: Marge Petronis (215) 462-0464. Oct. 7- United Republican Cl. hosts Shrimp Night at 3156 Frankford Ave., 7-11 p.m. Shrimp, hoagies, meatballs & more. Tickets $30. Oct. 8- Americans for Democratic Action S.E. Pa. hosts Awards Celebration at USciences, 45th St. & Woodland Ave., 6-8 p.m. Honoring civic leaders, community advocates and change agents. Gold Partners $1,000, Silver Partners $500, Bronze Partners $250. Payable to “Americans for Democratic Action SEPA,” 1735 Mar-

ket St., Su. A495, Phila., PA 19103 or www.adasepa. org/partner. For info: (215) 923-6865. Oct. 19- State Rep. Emilio

Vázquez hosts “Meet, 17 Greet, Obtain Constituent Services” at Susquehanna Village, 1421 W. Susquehanna Ave, 3-4 p.m. T HE P UB L I C R E CO R D

(Cont. From page 7) Sansom St., 5-7 p.m. Tickets $250, Supporters $500, friends $750, Hosts $1,000. Payable to “The Green Fund,” P.O. Box 4984, Philadelphia, PA 19119. RSVP: Kelly Bauer kbauer1122@gmail.com. Sep. 28- Green Party of Phila. holds Membership Mtg. at Shissler Rec Ctr., 1800 Blair St., 7 p.m. Free a& open to the public. For info: (215) 843-4256. Sep. 28- City Commissioner Al Schmidt hosts Fundraiser at Hop Angel Brauhaus, 7980 Oxford Ave., 6-8 p.m. Contributions $40. Payable to “Friends of Al Schmidt,” P.O. Box 18538, Phila., PA 19129. Sep. 30- State Sen. John Sabatina, Jr. hosts Picnic at Cannstatter Volksfest Verein, 9130 Academy Rd., 12-4 p.m. Tickets $20,

Candidates $100, Sponsors $1,000. RSVP: (215) 821-7606 or re.elect.johnsabatina@gmail.com. Oct. 1- St. Nicholas of Tolentine Ch. Hosts Italian Festival & Procession of Saints at 1700 block 9th St., 12-9 p.m. Rain or shine. Free parking at Neumann-Goretti H.S., 10th & Moore Sts. For info: Rev. Nicholas Martorano (215) 463-1326. Oct. 1- Councilman Mark Squilla hosts “Eagles vs. Chargers” at Toll Man Joe’s, 26 E. Oregon Ave., 4-7 p.m. Hail Mary Pass $2,500, Touchdown $1,000, Field Goal $500, General Admission $100. Payable to “Squilla for Council,” P.O. Box 37332, Phila., PA 19148 or online MarkSquilla.org. For info: Brittany@ lperrygroup.com or (215) 893-4281. Oct. 3- Pa. Conference for Women features Michelle Obama as Keynote Speaker at Pa. Convention Ctr.,

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In the matter of the adoption of Baby Boy M., a minor child. Case No. 172300016 STATE OF UTAH TO:

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IF YOU INTEND TO INTERVENE IN OR ANSWER AND CONTEST THE ADOPTION, YOU MUST FILE A MOTION TO INTERVENE OR AN ANSWER TO THE PETITION WITHIN 30 DAYS. IF YOU DO NOT, THE COURT WILL ENTER AN ORDER OF DEFAULT CONCLUDING THAT YOU HAVE WAIVED ANY RIGHT TO FURTHER NOTICE IN CONNECTION WITH THE ADOPTION OF THE CHILD, FORFEITED ALL RIGHTS IN RELATION TO THE CHILD, AND ARE BARRED FROM THEREAFTER BRINGING OR MAINTAINING ANY ACTION TO ASSERT ANY INTEREST IN THE CHILD. Any response to the petition or this notice must be filed with the Fourth Judicial District Court, 775 W. Center Street, Spanish Fork, UT 84660, and a copy mailed to Larry Jenkins, at Kirton McConkie, 36 S. State, Suite 1900, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111. The petition is on file with the Court. For a copy of the petition, contact Mr. Jenkins at (801) 328-3600.

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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT a verified petition for termination and determination of birth parents’ rights has been filed in the Fourth Judicial District Court, County of Utah, State of Utah, by Mother Goose Adoptions of Utah, regarding a child who was born to a woman whose initials are B.M., and who resides in Philadelphia: Baby Boy M was born on May 29, 2017.


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band. “How did you know 19 I was at Walmart?” A husband and wife had a tiff. Wife called up her mom and said, “He fought with me again, I am coming to live with you.” Mom said, “No, darling, he must pay for his mistake. I am coming to live with you.” Today’s Short Reading from the Bible comes from Genesis: “And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the earth.” Then He made the earth round ... and He laughed and laughed and laughed! A wife asks her husband, “Could you please go shopping for me and buy one carton of milk and, if they have avocados, get six.” A short time later the husband comes back with six cartons of milk. The wife asks him, “Why did you buy six cartons of milk?” He replied, “They had avocados.” My work is done here. T HE S O U T H P HIL A D L EL P HI A P UB L I C R E CO R D

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carburetor? That’s ridiculous!” Wife: “I tell you, the car has water in the carburetor.” Husband: “You don’t even know what a carburetor is. I’ll check it out. Where’s the car?” Wife: “In the swimming pool.” A young man wanted to get his beautiful blonde wife something nice for their first wedding anniversary, so he decided to buy her a cell phone. He showed her the phone and explained to her all of its features. Meg was excited to receive the gift and simply adored her new phone. The next day, Meg went shopping. Her phone rang and, to her astonishment, it was her husband on the other end. “Hi Meg,” he said. “How do you like your new phone?” Meg replied, “I just love it! It’s so small and your voice is clear as a bell. But there’s one thing I don’t understand though.” “What’s that, sweetie?” asked her hus-

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BY MICHAEL A. CIBIK AMERICAN BANKRUPTCY BOARD CERTIFIED Question: Can I raise MY debt ceiling? Should I? Answer: While Congress and the White House debate raising the debt ceiling of the nation, many of us just plain citizens wonder if we should also borrow more money to get through our hard times. The questions we need to ask are, “Can we borrow more?” and “Should we borrow more?” In recent years, ending institutions had drastically tightened the availability

Great Recession relatively unscathed, the uncertain economy and job market means that nobody’s job is safe anymore. Recent college graduates are finding it very difficult to find jobs in their fields, yet they have often burdened themselves with massive student loans and credit-card debt. Bankruptcy still remains an option for people who get to a point where they cannot pay their debts. But there is great danger in relying on credit-card purchases or cash advances to cover normal household operational expenses during tough economic times. If you are expanding your debt ceiling without having the ability to repay your debt, you may find that even in a bankruptcy, your creditors may challenge your ability to discharge your debts. So tread lightly if you are considering raising your debt ceiling, Next Week’s Question: Can I go to jail for not paying my bills?

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of credit, making it harder even for those of us with an excellent credit rating to borrow. Mortgages, home-equity loans, car loans, new or increased limits on credit cards all but disappeared. As a result of this and the fact that more people were defaulting on their loans, overall credit-card debt has increased. Many people who couldn’t get normal loans resorted to dangerous payday loans. More recently, some banks have lowered their credit requirements and are allowing subprime borrowers to again get credit cards. Equifax reports the number of new credit-card accounts have been increasing. So perhaps the answer to the first question, “Can I raise MY debt ceiling?” is yes. The more important question is “Should I?” Any time you take on more credit, you should be asking yourself, “What is my ability to repay this (and my other) debt?” Even if you came through the


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