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Gambling addiction, increased crime in the city, strain on small businesses and loss of jobs are just a few of the hidden costs of casinos that Casino-Free Philadelphia wants exposed to public with our campaign, Operation Hidden Costs. Join Casino-Free Philadelphia Meet-and-Greet, as part of the newly launched Operation Hidden Costs.

Tuesday, March 11th

6:30 PM, Panel begins at 7:00 PM

Casino-Free Headquarters, 230 N. 2nd Street

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This “meet and greet” puts a face and a story to some of these hidden costs.

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There are complaints about bullies trying to be first in soup kitchen lines.

But the entire system treats those who usually have something, far differently the those who have done without for a long time. A lot of people want to vote Republican and for Romney because why should government workers have benefits that that they don't have.
 
No one talks about this but the impact is overwhelming. If this is the new game why not go all the way and try to prevent or get in the way of  the Red Cross, or the government from offering emergency aid until those first in line from years ago get the help they need.
I didn't yet find proof that the long term homeless were not allowed the same help from the storm from those who suddenly needed help, outside of Alanta Georgia when I was trying to Google Atlantic City NJ

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A business developer in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Point Breeze is facing legal action after voluntarily cleaning up more than 40 tons of trash from a vacant lot neighboring his local business.

As the old adage goes, no good deed goes unpunished. Ori Feibush says he visited the local offices of the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority four times, sent in seven written requests and made 24 phone calls to the agency asking them to take care of a major eyesore: an empty lot next to his coffee shop was home to more than 40 tons of debris.
Not only did the agency fail to act but it also denied Feibush's offer to clean up the mess himself.
But the Daily News reports that Feibush went ahead with his plans anyway, reportedly spending more than $20,000 of his own money not only to remove the trash but also to level the soil; add cherry trees, fencing and park benches; and repave the sidewalk.

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posted by: Uhuru Solidarity Movement

begins: Jan 1, 12:00 am

ends: Jan 1, 12:00 am

location: First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St, Center City, Philadelphia

Philly 2011 Mayoral Candidates Forum
When: Oct 5, 2011 6:30pm
Where: First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St, Center City, Philadelphia, PA
Contact: Uhuru Solidarity Movement, philly@uhurusolidarity.org, 215-387-0919

THESE ARE THE REAL CONDITIONS IN PHILADELPHIA:



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This article was published in the Parent's Express magazine (May edition) regarding the Cris and Lou Children's Music Project. We are looking continue our awareness through several media channels including online.

Children's music is about more than just selling CDs for Philadelphia musicians Cris Valkyria and Lou Paglione; it's about educating children, supporting social service organizations and expanding horizons for young musicians.

The duo entered the children's music scene last year with their own style of pop-rock that not only entertains kids but also teaches them virtuous behaviors. Composed for audiences between ages 1 and 11, songs from Chris and Lou educate children about topics that range from picking up toys to brushing teeth.

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Tell us your story! Filmmakers of the Greater Philadelphia area with stories to tell, the ambition to create and determination to complete, we invite you to submit a program for Philadelphia Stories 8.

Tell us your story! Filmmakers of the Greater Philadelphia area with stories to tell, the ambition to create and determination to complete, we invite you to submit a program for Philadelphia Stories 8.

Selected programs will air on MiND TV as part of Philadelphia Stories (airing in May 2011) and receive the following award amounts.

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Responding to a report on Philadelphia's media ecology

I was asked to comment on a J-Lab Report that explored the ecology of the media in Philadelphia, specifically as it touched on politics in the city. The report was disputed by the New America Foundation that added in the many other media outlets that are doing fine work in Philadelphia to keep citizens informed and in touch. The person who relayed these two reports felt "Hey! They didn't include PhillyIMC in their assessment."

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On April 1st, two local environmental and social justice groups teamed up to say don't let PNC Bank fossil fool you.

As commuters stepped off the bus at 1600 Market St., they heard new renditions of “where have all the flowers [mountains] gone”, “Go tell it on a mountain”, “She’ll be coming around the mountain” and others. PNC Bank – a bank that calls itself “A Green Bank with Eco-Friendly Service” – has direct and indirect connections to mountaintop removal coal mining.

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Ever heard of Fossil Fools Day?  It falls on April 1st each year and began in 2004 when environmental groups began making a mockery of the year’s biggest “Fossil Fool”.

This year, Philadelphia environmentalists told morning commuters not to be “fossil fooled” by PNC Bank – a bank that calls itself “A Green Bank with Eco-Friendly Service”.  PNC Bank has direct and indirect connections to mountaintop removal coal mining.

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Yesterday Mayor Nutter announced a 3.87 billion bugdet and a plan to plug financial gaps. Nutter's trash fee structure will need revision.

Mayor Nutter's "Keep Philly Clean" program is a noble attempt to plug Philadelphia's gaping budget deficit, but it doesn't fit the bill of a City striving to become the "Greenest City in America" - a title Philadelphia's Sustainability Office is eager to earn.  As Nutter outlined in a public address yesterday, Philadelphia seeks to fix the budget deficit by charging residents a weekly $5.77 trash fee and offering discounts at area stores to residents who recycle.

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Racism, no other disease infects the world more. Not Swine flu, Ebola, Cancer nor HIV/AIDS have infected the world more than the ignorance of racism. Racism since the days of slavery and the 50's, 60's and 70's in its blatancy days is now a silent, subtle and passive/aggressive socially constructed tool used to manipulate, control, exploit and degrade people solely based on the color of someone's skin.

The Disease that infects us all...

Racism, no other disease infects the world more. Not Swine flu, Ebola, Cancer nor HIV/AIDS have infected the world more than the ignorance of racism. Racism since the days of slavery and the 50's, 60's and 70's in its blatancy days is now a silent, subtle and passive/aggressive socially constructed tool used to manipulate, control, exploit and degrade people solely based on the color of someone's skin.

Racism is man's gravest threat to man - the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason." Abraham J. Heschel

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