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Vol. I No. 78
Keeping You Posted With The Politics Of Philadelphia
October 13, 2010
Daily Record
Tina Walks
To cheers and tears from her colleagues and friends, including Congressman Bob Brady, State Sen. Christine
“Tina” Tartaglione leaves her wheelchair for second time since 2003 accident caused spinal-cord injury that left
her paralyzed from hips down. She made rounds of State Senatorial Chamber Tuesday
using a walker. She has undergone complex surgeries and grueling therapy ever since
and is determined soon to walk without aid of a walker. She was 5th woman to be elected
to State Senate when she took office in 1994. Photo by Harry Leech
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(D-Phila.), who voted in
the House of Representatives this year to end the “Don’t
Ask Don’t Tell” policy, issued the
following statement today commending the ruling by United
States District Court Judge Virginia
Phillips in San Diego to enjoin and
halt enforcement of DADT in US
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“The worldwide injunction issued
today by Judge Virginia Phillips to
stop enforcement of the ‘Don’t Ask
Don’t Tell’ policy concerning gay
and lesbian members of our military is welcome and long overdue.
Judge Phillips is to be commended
for her jurisprudence as well as her
courage. The ruling stands on
sound Constitutional grounds, citing free speech and due process violations by the government in
barring openly gay and lesbian
members from the armed services.
She also cites the need to end
‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ as a critical
step toward improving military
morale, readiness and recruiting at
a time when our men and women
in uniform are fighting distant battles. This is a good day for all
Americans and for the advancement of our armed services in the
21st century.”
13 OCTOBER, 2010
Vets Group
Targets Toomey,
“Mike Fitzpatrick has been a reliable and dedicated
VoteVets.org, a national veteran’s organization, is
today launching nearly $1 million in hard-hitting
broadcast and cable ads in Pennsylvania, critical of
the veterans’ record of Senate candidate Pat Toomey
and 8th House Dist. candidate Mike Fitzpatrick. Each
of the ads features veterans from the state.
REP President Rob Sisson said.
Plug Fitzpatrick
steward of our environment. During his earlier service
in the House, Fitzpatrick consistently scored at the top
of our legislative scorecard for his support of legislation to safeguard our environment, use energy more
efficiently, and diversify America’s energy choices,”
Lentz-Meehan in
Dead Heat In 7th
A poll released today from the Washington, D.C.based publication The Hill shows Democrat Bryan
Lentz has closed Republican Pat Meehan’s lead in the
polls, suggesting a surge in support for Lentz in Pennsylvania’s 7th District. Earlier polls had shown Meehan with a single-digit lead.
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13 OCTOBER, 2010
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OF Transportation
Workers Union Local
234, John Johnson,
Jr. joins his executive
board which was officially sworn in by
Harry Lombardo, International Executive
Vice President at
union headquarters
on Monday. Looking
on is former Local
234 president, Jeff
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TRAVELING up to State Capitol,
along with Congressman Bob
Brady, were fellow ward leaders
including, front row, Bill Dolbow
and Christine Solomon; rear, Bob
Dellavella, Pat Parkinson, Dan
Savage, Controller Alan Butkovitz,
City Commission Chair and her
mother Margaret Tartaglione, and
Shawn Dillon.
13 OCTOBER, 2010
City, State Will Hold Hearing
On Blighted Properties
13 OCTOBER, 2010
tate Rep. Kenyatta Johnson
(D-S. Phila.) will co-host a
public hearing to address
the issue of blight and abandoned
properties in Philadelphia communities.
The hearing will be held from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 14 at
the Church of the Redeemer Community Development Corp., 1440
S. 24th Street.
Johnson is co-hosting the hearing
with State Rep. Curtis W. Thomas,
Philadelphia City Council President Anna C. Verna, Philadelphia
City Councilman Darrell C. Clark,
and members of the State House
Urban Affairs Committee. He said
the hearing is in response to the
passage of legislation that would
give municipalities the authority to
take action to prevent, restrain,
correct or abate buildings, housing
or improved lands that are in serious violation of a building or housing code.
Johnson said he believes the issue
of blight in the Philadelphia region
could best be resolved by local and
state legislators working together.
“I realized during my summer
block meetings that the community
wants to do something about
blighted and abandon properties in
their neighborhoods,” Johnson
said. “However, many were not
aware of what’s already being done
and how the City and State could
Confirmed panelists for the hearing include Brian Abernathy, City
deputy managing director; Fran
Burns, commissioner, Philadelphia
Dept. of Licenses & Inspections;
Elizabeth Hersh, executive director, Pennsylvania Housing Alliance; Frank Jackovini, chairman,
CORE Advisory Group, Pennsylvania Association of Realtors;
Janet Lorenz, vice chairwoman,
South of South Neighborhood Association; Eve Louis, VP, Universal Cos.; Al Perry, past president,
Greater Philadelphia Association
of Realtors; Maitreyi Roy, VP of
programs, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society; Claudia Sherrod, executive director, South Philly
Homes; and James White, policy
director, Philadelphia Association
of Community Development
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Clerk Of
Oct. 1321st Ward GOP Holds Reception
at Keenan’s Valley View Inn,
468 Domino La., 6:30-9 p.m.
Beer, wine, food, friends. Donation $40. For info (215) 4822834.
Oct. 14State Rep. Kenyatta Johnson
Hearing on Blight and Abandoned Property, at Church of the
Redeemer, 1440 S. 24th St., 10
a.m.-2 p.m. Attendance free. Info
(215) 952-3378.
Oct. 14Fundraiser for Cindy Bass for
City Council 5 to 7 p.m. at Public House, 18th and Cherry. Tickets $50-100. For info call Rosa
Woods at 215-844-5443.
Oct. 14Matt Myers hosts 39B Fall
Fundraiser at EOM Club, Front
& Moore Streets, 6 p.m. Tickets
$50. For info Matt Myers at
(215) 467-4643.
Oct. 15State Rep. John Taylor’s Golf
Outing at Torresdale Frankford
C.C., 3801 Grant Ave., shotgun
start 12:30 p.m. For info (215)
Oct. 1526th Ward Republicans host Fall
Festival at Swan Caterers Waterfall Rm., 2015 S. Water St., 6:30
p.m. For info (215) 468-2300.
Quarter Sessions Post
Is Abolished
ayor Michael A. Nutter
signed legislation yesterday to change The
Philadelphia Code and formally
abolish the powers, functions and
duties of the Office of the Clerk of
Quarter Sessions. These duties and
powers by agreement with the First
Judicial District have been transferred to the FJD. The Clerk of
Quarter Sessions Office was responsible for the creation and management of the records in criminal
cases including bail collection for
the Philadelphia court system.
“Today, we are marking a victory
for the taxpayers of Philadelphia.
Our citizens expect efficient, transparent, and low cost municipal
services. This change will ensure
that our Court system is responsive
to the needs of our citizens,” said
the Mayor. “Additionally, I would
like to especially thank the First
Judicial District for implementing
the seamless and professional transition of services and duties since
this spring.”
Supreme Court Chief Justice
Ronald Castille transferred the
functions and duties of the Office
of the Clerk of Quarter Sessions to
the FJD. Following that, Judge
Pamela Dembe issued an administrative order placing those functions under the Prothonotary’s
Office, headed by Joseph Evers,
which currently performs similar
functions for the Court for civil
cases. Under this change, the Prothonotary’s Office now handles
criminal records in the Common
Pleas, Municipal and Family
Since April, FJD has implemented
a new, multi-layer management
structure and operational review of
the functions to ensure proper allocations of staff for courtroom coverage and transferred Clerk of
Quarter Sessions employees and
operations are receiving the resources need without additional
costs to FJD. FY10 revenue collections showed a 27 percent increase
over FY09 forfeited bail collections.
In April, Pennsylvania State
13 OCTOBER, 2010
Kernaghan Calls For PHA
Reform Task Force
ames Kernaghan, Republican candidate for State Representative in the 195th State House Dist. In North
Philadelphia, called today for the General Assembly to set up a PHA Reform Task Force.
“The Task Force would be responsible for reviewing the PHA’s current operations and developing ideas and
strategies that would increase efficiency, oversight and transparency,” said Kernaghan.
“The current problems at the PHA should not surprise anyone,” he continued. “The PHA has a long history of
managerial problems and cronyism. It was so bad in 1992 that HUD was forced to take over the day-to-day
management of the PHA.
“Jonathan Saidel, the PHA chairman and City Controller at the time HUD took over the operations of the PHA
in May of 1992, described the PHA as a dumping ground for incompetents and political appointees.
“Pennsylvania State legislature has an opportunity to right the ship at the PHA. I urge it to take bold steps that
steer the PHA in the right direction,” Kernaghan said.
N.W. Penna. Probation &
Parole Building Will Move
he Pennsylvania Board of Probation & Parole will be relocating the Northwest Division of its Philadelphia District Office to a permanent location within State Sen. LeAnna Washington’s legislative district.
Being considered by the Board, in conjunction with the Dept. of General Services, is a new construction site at
324 E. Chelten Avenue.
The Board’s policy is to solicit community input before making decisions on new office space. The Board welcomes any comments or questions that residents may have regarding this matter. Residents are encouraged to
direct any questions or comments to the Board of Probation & Parole at (717) 787-6208.
13 OCTOBER, 2010

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