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  Report                                                                         • Vol. 21• No. 20 • (215) 474-7411 • FAX (215) 474-WEST
                                  July 31 - Aug. 6, 2009 • P.O. Box 19437 • Phila., PA. 19143 • E-Mail: WestsidePA@AOL.COM
                                         Nutter: We Can Help Save Your Home
                                     Despite losing her job and
                                 more than year behind in pay-
                                                             agency       that
                                 ing her mortgage, Antoinetteworks with the
                                 Ruffin said she didn’t lose homeowner and
                                 any sleep as the pressures of
                                                             the mortgage
                                 the world seemed to be crush-
                                                             lender to negoti-
                                 ing down on her shoulders.  ate affordable
                                      “I would pray a lot,” said
                                 the mother of three.        terms.
 Where Are You                       And who said prayers        Public ser-
                                 aren’t answered?            vice announce-
 Jamiel Perry?                       Last week, with Mayor   ments for the
    Jamiel Perry was last        Michael Nutter at her side, Ms.
                                                             new campaign
seen in this West Philly         Ruffin told her remarkable  will run on tele-
neighborhood on June 13th        story about nearly losing her
                                                             vision, and about
- nearly 50 days ago.            home to a gathering of report-
                                                             100 new adver-
    He is 18 years old and       ers and city officials on the
                                                             tisements will
therefore cannot be consid-      5800 Block of Hazel Ave.    appear         on
ered a runaway. However,             Ms. Ruffin told how a   SEPTA buses,
his relatives believe there      sister in Arizona saw a newson       subway
might be something more          program featuring Mayor     trains, and in           Mayor Nutter comforts a jittery Ms. Ruffin before she tells
sinister that is keeping Perry   Nutter who revealed a pro-  subway stations      her foreclosure story to reporters outside her Hazel Avenue
from contacting them.            gram to help people save their
    Perry’s picture appears      homes during the deep reces-not in community newspa- ing counseling and to stay in
on the website and posters                                                                                             very stressful.”
                                 sion.                       pers.). The production and your home.”
of the National Center for                                                                     Ms. Ruffin called that      But she persevered as she
                                     Her sister gave her a tele-
                                                             placement of the advertise-
Missing & Exploited Chil-                                                                                              watched her mortgager agree
                                 phone number about the free ments was funded by foun- number and was hooked up
dren. He is listed as an “En-                                                                                          to new terms to lower her $600/
                                 program and Ms. Ruffin      dations and through private with a housing counselor, a
dangered Runaway.”                                                                                                     month mortgage after being
                                 called.                     contributions raised by Pamela Kilabrew. With law-
    He is described as 5-            The rest is a news confer-
                                                             Mayor Nutter.                 yers from Community Le- taken to court.
feet, 8-inches, weighing 150                                                                                               “This is really a program
                                 ence in front of her home.      “Philadelphia’s mort- gal Services, her lending in-
pounds. He has a tattoo of                                                                                             of hope,” hailed Common
                                     That is where Mayor     gage foreclosure program has stitution was convinced it
“Tina” on his left forearm.                                                                                            Pleas Court Judge Annette
                                 Nutter announced a new ad-  kept more than 1,400 was cheaper to keep her -
    Perry, if you read this                                                                                            Rizzo, who added that the pro-
                                 vertising campaign to pro-  homeowners from losing and making payments —
announcement, call a rela-                                                                                             gram is out to “save one ad-
                                 mote the Save Your Home     their homes,” Mayor Nutter than to foreclose on an
tive to let them know you                                                                                              dress at a time.”
                                                             explained. “I want all Phila- empty house.
                                 Philly Hotline, a free service
are okay. Otherwise, if any-                                                                   Ms. Kilabrew called Ms.     City Councilwoman Jannie
                                 for Philadelphians facing the
                                                             delphians to know this: if
one out there knows of his                                                                                             Blackwell credited the Obama
                                                             you’re worried about keep- Ruffin a “model client.”
                                 possibility of mortgage fore-
whereabouts, please call the     closure. The hotline - 215- ing your home, there is help      “It was a lot of work Administration with encour-
center at 1-800-843-5678                                                                                               aging such programs because
                                 334-HOME - connects         available. Call 215-334- staying on top of things,”
(1-800-THE-LOST).                                                                                                      “he’s a great president who
                                 homeowners with a housing   HOME to arrange free hous- related Ms. Ruffin. “It was
                                                                                                                       really understands that our cit-
                                                                                                                       ies need help.”
                                               Ms.        Oglesby Celebrates 77                                            Mayor Nutter also an-
                                                                                                                       nounced that the City has ap-
                                                            -- See Page 3                                              plied to the Department of
                                                                                                                       Housing and Urban Develop-
                                                                                                                       ment (HUD) to use $1 million
                                                                                                                       in Community Development
                                                                                                                       Block Grant funding through
                                                                                                                       the Recovery Act for housing
                                                                                                                       counseling, legal services, and
                                                                                                                       outreach on mortgage foreclo-
                                                                                                                       sure. HUD is reviewing that
                                                                                                                       request; a decision is expected
                                                                                                                       by early fall.
                                                                                                                           “Without the hotline and
                                                                                                                       the help provided by my hous-
                                                                                                                       ing counselor I’m scared to
                                                                                                                       think where I’d be today,” said
                                                                                                                       Ms. Ruffin. “Through the as-
                                                                                                                       sistance that I received I was
                                                                                                                       able to renegotiate my mort-
                                                                                                                       gage agreement and save my
                                                                                                                       home. I want to say to any-
                                                                                                                       body who faces foreclosure,
                                                                                                                       call the hotline, get help!”
                                                                                                                           And, pray.
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Annual Festival project to reduce local storm water runoff.
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Judges’ Ruling: 100 More Books for City Kids                                                                                       school teacher, is a Demo-
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                                                                         Do deep breathing.            ing daily!                      kind, and always send posi-
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 Charlie Mack Gathers His ‘Shooting’ Stars                                                                                    stone Mercy Health officials)
                                                                                                                              they’ve seen what I was do-
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                                                                                           family, stars and Keystone         crime seemed to be a perfect
                                                                                           Mercy officials, Michael           fit for us to come together.”
                                                                                           Rashid (second from left)               “As I was telling Terrance
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                                                                                                                   From 5 to 8p.m. on Au-
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                                                                                                                                                police, flashlight walks, con-
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                                                                                                                                          7/12 - Boy, 16, arrested in 6200         7/22 - Leonard Styer, 30, of 1500
                     Neighborhood                                                          7/24 - Robin Taylor, 47, of 1900
                                                                                           Blk. Ithan St.; RETAIL THEFTS                  Blk. Sansom St.
                                                                                                                                          7/21 - Moses Wells, 30, of 5500
                                                                                                                                                                                   Blk. Coventry St.; on 5600 Blk.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Market St.
                                                                                           7/25 - Melvin Bolden, 52, of 5800
                     Crime Report                                                          Blk. Rodman St.; ROBBERY/GUN
                                                                                              18th DISTRICT
                                                                                                                                          Blk. Walnut St.; arrested on same
                                                                                                                                                                                   7/23 - Derrick Peterson, 53, of
                                                                                                                                                                                   5200 Blk. Catharine St.; on 700
                                           STOLEN AUTOS                                                                                   7/21 - Kevin Glover, 31, of 1100         Blk. s. 52nd St.
                                                                                            NARCOTIC ARRESTS                              Blk. 52nd St.; on 5500 Blk. Walnut       7/24 - Russel Shoatz, 42, of 5200
                                      7/22 - Jeep taken from 200 Blk. S.
                                                                                           7/08 - Khalil Fowlkes, 19, of 5600             St.                                      Blk. Osage Ave.; on 5200 Blk.
                                      56th St.
                                                                                           Blk. Angora Terr.; in 5500 Blk.                7/21 - Paul Steward, 20, of 5800         Delancey St.
                                      7/23 - Acura from 400 Blk. S. 61st
                                                                                           Baltimore Ave.                                 Blk. Webster St.; on 600 Blk. S.         7/26 - Marcus Petiway, 19, of 5700
    The following incidents           7/24 - Cadillac from 5200 Blk.
                                                                                           7/08 - Harvey September, 34, of                60th St.                                 Blk. Christian St.; on 5800 Blk.
were reported by police in                                                                 5500 Blk.Chancellor St.; in 5700               7/22 - Walter Quick, 46, of 5500         Osage Ave.
                                      Larchwood Ave.
                                                                                           Blk. Ludlow St.                                Blk. Chancellor St.; on 5500 blk.
the 18th District, 55th & Pine        7/25 - Oldsmobile from 6100 Blk.
                                                                                           7/09 - Michael Crosby, 28, of 400              Walnut St.
                                      Latona St.
Streets. The report from the                                                               Blk S. 60th St.; in 300 Blk. S. 60th
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received by press time.
      18th DISTRICT
                                      5700 Blk. Spruce St. AGG.
                                      7/22 - John Sumpter, 21, of 200
                                                                                           7/10 - Boy, 13, arrested in 5600
                                                                                           Blk. Walnut St.
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7/20 - Woman, 22, in the 6000 Blk.
                                      7/22 - Jasmine Lewis, 20, of 5700
                                                                                           Locust St.; on same block.
                                                                                           7/10 - Shamyre Terrell, 19, of 5600
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Delancey St.                          Blk. Rodman; AGG. ASSAULT                            Blk. Catharine St.; on same block.                                         301 Cobbs Creek Pkwy
      AGGRAVATED                      7/24 - Kevin Telfor, 47, of 6000                     7/10 - Mitchell Park, 31, of 5900

7/22 - Man, 42, assaulted in 200
                                      Blk. Cedarhurst St.; BURGLARY
                                      7/24 - Nutta Verdier, 20, of 1300
                                                                                           Blk. Washington Ave.; in 100 Blk.
                                                                                           S. 60th St.
                                                                                           7/11 - Errol Smith, 34, of Dahoon
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                                      Blk. S. 54th St.; AGG. ASSAULT/
Blk. S. Ithan St. ARREST MADE.
7/22 - Man, 35, in 5500 Blk. Market
7/24 - 3 Women, 47, 47 & 30 , in
                                      7/24 - Kasif Moore, 23, of 5400
                                      Blk. Windsor Ave.; AGG.
                                                                                           View; in 200 Blk. S. 60th St.
                                                                                           7/12 - David Jarrett, 25, of 5600
                                                                                           Blk. Florence St.; in 5400 Blk.
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7/25 - Woman, 43, in 5800 Blk.
Christian St.                          House Panel Votes To End Crack
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7/25 - Man, 33, money taken in
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300 Blk. S. 58th St.                    federal law.                                                                                                          Relaxer, Blow Curl
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computer taken.
                                        full House. The bill removes references to “cocaine                                                             Spiral Twist w/ Spike Flip
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         Laugh For the Week                                            room, the pastor held out his
                                                                       hands and motioned for them
                                                                                                            flattered that the old man
                                                                                                            would ask them to be with
                                                                                                                                                 asked, ‘Pastor, why did you
                                                                                                                                                 ask the two of us to come
         The Old Pastor’s Last Request                                 to sit on each side of the bed.      him during his final moments.        here?’
                                  An old pastor lay dying. He sent         The pastor grasped their         They were also puzzled be-               The old pastor mustered
                              a message for an IRS agent and his       hands, sighed contentedly,           cause the pastor had never           all his strength, then said
                              lawyer to come to the hospital. When     smiled, and stared at the ceil-      given any indication that he         weakly, ‘Jesus died between
                              they arrived, they were ushered up       ing. For a time, no one said         particularly liked either one        two thieves, and that’s how
                              to his room.. As they entered the        anything. Both the IRS agent         of them.                             I’d like to go.’
                                                                       and lawyer were touched and              Finally, the Lawyer

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   HOMES/SALE                                                   APTS/RENT                    ROOMS/RENT                  FOR KIDS/CLOWNS                     WANTED:
   OPEN HOUSE                     1XX Edgewood St.             56XX Walnut St.            Phila. Area. MOVE-IN SPE-      Ms. Mary Ann The Clown.          DIABETIC TEST
                                        $74,900              Large Clean 2-Bdrms,         CIAL! Range from $90/wk        Magic, Face Painting,               STRIPS.
  Overbrook Farms
                               Renovated 3-Bdrm • 1-1/2     1 Bath, 1st Floor $650+       to $135/wk. Clean, Spa-        Children’s Parties. 19 years
 6005 Woodbine Ave.                                                                                                                                     1-Touch, Bayer, Contour,
                                  Baths w/1-yr Home              215-877-4254             cious and Use of Kitchen.      experience. Call after 5 PM
      $359,900                                                                                                                                          Free Style, Precision,
                                       Warranty                                           SSI OK. Call 215-220-8877.     215-747-5248.
Lovely Split Level 4-5 Bed-                                                                                                                             Ascensia. I pay $5 or $10
                               Keller Williams Main Line   64th Vine, Nice Efficiency,                                                                  per box. 215-877-0629
                                     610-520-0100          3rd Fl.; Liv. Rm, Nice Kit/    Furnished Room for Rent.         BUS FOR SALE
2-1/2 Baths w/1-yr Home                                                                   Large & Small. All utilities
                                Elaine: 215-280-0132       Bath, A/C, Fan, Big Clos-                                     1999 GMC 23-passenger           AUTO MECHANIC
Warranty                                                                                  included. Full use of
                                                           ets! $455 + gas/elec. $1,300                                  bus. Asking $12,000. Good       TOOLS FOR SALE
Keller Williams Main Line                                                                 kitchen, Living Room, Sun
                                                           to move in. 267-357-0250.                                     condition. 215-879-7740.
       610-520-0100                                                                       Room and house tele-                                          Everything Needed to
   Elaine: 215-280-0132
                                                           57XX Addison St.; 2nd          phone (local calls only).                                           Fix Cars
                                                                                          Newly renovated bath-
                                                                                                                            FOOD TRUCK                      215-471-1775
                                                           Floor, 1-large bdrm, living
                                                                                          room. Available August             FOR SALE
      WEST PHILLY                                          room, kitch, bathroom.
                                                           Both apts. Have Brink’s        1st. 215-805-5995.                 1993 GMC                      I’m Looking For
                                                           Alarm system.                                                                                        A Few
    Houses for Rent                                        Contact: Mango and Au-
                                                           gust Inc, 215-727-1565 for
                                                                                          West Phila. Area. Quiet fur-
                                                                                          nished rooms close to bus
                                                                                                                              Deep Fryer Grill
                                                                                                                          4-Bay Sink • Runs Good
                                                                                                                            Asking $12,00 OBO
                                                                                                                                                        MALE VOCALISTS
                                                                                          station. $95-$120/wk. 215-                                         Interested in
        1 - 4 Bedrooms                                     rental rates.
                                                                                                                               Call Tony
                                                                                                                                                          Forming a Gospel
                                                           Two Apts. For RENT:                                                                             Singing Group.
  $550 - $875.    Sec. 8 OK                                60XX Larchwood • 1-Bdrm,       Renovated Rooms for rent.
                                                                                          Use of Kitchen. $100 wk/ or
                                                                                                                             215-471-5998                 Interested? CALL
                                                           Newly Renovated. $600/mo
                                                           • $1,200 to Move In            $400/mo. 215-384-4944 or                                       BILL 215-748-6049
           Parkside                                        72XX Haverford Ave. • 2-       215-284-4672.

                                                           Bdrm & Garage. $700/mo •
                                                           $1,400 to Move In. Call        Overbrook. Nice carpeted           CASH FOR
                                                           Bubba @ 215-747-9429.          room for rent. All utilities
                                                                                          included. $100/week. 215-
                                                                                                                             YOUR HOME!
                         Owens Realty                                                       HELP WANTED
                                                                                                                          NO FEES!                  • NO HASSLES!
          Real Estate Broker/Appraisers                                                   Companies desperately
                                                                                          need employees to as-             2 1 5-    432-8000
        5300 Girard Avenue • 215-878-3714                                                 semble products at home.
                                                                                          No selling, any hours. $500
   APARTMENTS FOR RENT                             HOUSES FOR RENT                        weekly potential. Info. 1-
   2-Bdrm Apt. • $600/mo                          57xx Hunter St.
                                                  52xx Kershaw St.
                                                                                          985-646-1700 DEPT PA-
   4XX South 54th St.. (2nd Fl.)                                                                                              Complete
                                                  All 3-Bdrms Houses                      Lucky Heart Cosmetics;
   2-Bdrm modern unit • $625/mo         626 North 57th St.
                                                                                          Rawleigh Home & Health
                                                                                          Prods. Sales & Reps.
   4XX South 54th St. (2nd Fl.), Across 3-Bdrm House • possible lease
   from Mercy Hospital
                                                                                          Needed. 215-747-5248 af-                    for your Medications
                                        to own for $775/mo                                ter 3 PM.                                         Please come to
   Hardwood Floors throughout, Refrig- 3902 Pennsgrove St.
   erator included                                                                        SELL AVON                               Sun Ray Drug Store
                                         3-Story • Rent to Own                            New Reps Wanted. Earn $$
                 Tenant is responsible for all utilities                                  for spending in new year.           52d & Walnut  25 S. 60th St.
                                                                                          Call 1-888-830-AVON. (Ind.          215-474-4615
                 HOUSES SALE ALL NICELY PRICED                                            S/s Reps & Recruiters)                            215-474-4550
                     5431 Delancey                  5303 Delancey                                                         50th & Baltimore 215-748-1000
                     $35,000 3-Bdrm                3-Bdrm; $70,000                                                             We Accept All Pharmacare Patients
                July 31 - August 6, 2009                                               THE WESTSIDE WEEKLY                                                 13
Drywall/Painting                                                  Sammy’s Concrete Senior
                                                              Owner                                                FRANCO CONCRETE
• Room painted.................................$55           Operated              Citizens
• Minor plastering work....................$25                     (267) 632-1104 Discount
                                                             20 Years
• Drywall repairs................................$75                                                                  Cement Work of all Kinds
• 1 Ceiling Sheetrocked starting at $200
                                                             Prices To Fit Your Budget                               Sidewalks • Curbs • Patios • Steps, etc
  Floor Sanding/Refinishing 1 Room.. $350                    Tile Work/Stone Facing     •Glass Block             Brick & Stone Pointing • Stone Work Speicalist
                                                             Re-Cement Basement Walls •Brick •Concrete
         The customers I’ve served will verify:                                                                   Stucco Work & Recement Basement Walls
   No contractor could have done a better job.               Demolition & Hauling       • Stucco
                                                             Footings & Foundations                                         Old Walls Back to New
   The work I did looks new!!                                                           • Pointing
    • Drywall • Free Estimate • 25+ Refs West Phila.         Retaining Walls            • Garages                   License & Insured • Senior Discount
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  Bill Aviles                        PAY ONLY                           Experience Call Anytime                     Call FRANCO 484-429-4050
                                  AFTER WORK IS
 215-500-0355                       COMPLETED

   Clean Out Specialist                                                          D’SILVA ROOFING
  Rubbish Removals • Basements •                                                         Roofing since 1973                                  ES FRE
                                                                         ofs                                                                     TI
                                                                                                                                              Dea MATE
  Garages • Attics • Backyards • Houses                              Ro As          A Name You Trusted For Over 25 Years                           l Dir
                                                                  w                                                                           with          S
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  Oil Tanks Removal Light Demo                                    A          5                                                                           er
                                                                        $4        Quality Work at Prices You Can Live With!
         Comerical & Residental
                                                                                                 We Guarantee It!
      or too small
  * Free Estimates                                            • Rubber Roofs                                                             • Roof
  267-816-5268                                                • Coatings                     We Will Not
                                                                                                                                         • No Job Too Small
                                                                    • Skylights
                                                                                            Be Undersold                                 • Roof Repairs
                                                              • New Shingle Roofs
      & HAULING
 Whole House & Apartments Moved
                                                                                                                                               License #22099
 Furniture & Appliances Deliveries                                                    • Senior Citizens & Handicapped Persons Discount            & Insured
 Clean Outs
 Basements & Backyards                                                            FHA Financing • No Money Down
 Light Demolition Work
 Rubbish & Debris Removed
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      Ron's Hauling & Cleanouts                              Tru Moving &                                            LEN COTTON’S
                                                                                                              FURNITURE REUPHOLSTERING
                     215-432-7592                           Hauling Service                                           Living Room • Dining Room
                                                                                                                          & Kitchen Furniture
         1976               CLEANOUTS
                                                            Low Rates • 24-Hour Service                                               th
                    Moving * Painting * Wall Papering
                Attics * Basements * Yards * Lite Hauling     • Cleanout Basements                                    2301 N. 25 Street
                                                                                                                              Philadelphia, PA 19132
                   Also LONG DISTANCE
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                                                                                                             Windows……………$89 Siding………………$149
 Residential Insured                                                                                         Doors………………..$95           Fencing • Cement Work •
                                                                                                                                          Wrought Iron Work •
                               NO JOB                           RADIO                                         We Do Kitchens & Bathrooms CHEAP
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                        Your Neighborhood Electrician                                                        SIDING SPECIALIST
                Serving West Philly, Southwest Philly & Overbrook                                            Family Owned & Operated
                                                                                                                For Over 44 Years
     • Trouble Shooting                                     • Doorbells/Intercoms                                 Free Estimates
     • 100/200 Amp Service                                  • Dryer/Washer Lines                                    Fully Insured
     • Indoor/Outdoor Lighting                              • A/C Lines                                         Financing Available
     • Ceiling/Exhaust Fans                                 • All Appliance Lines                                          CONTRACTORS
     • Thermostat Wiring                                                                                     • VINYL    • COMMERCIAL
                                                            • 220 Lines
                                                                                                             • ALUMINUM • RESIDENTIAL
                                                                                                             • ROOFING • DOORS / WINDOWS
        25% OFF WITH THIS AD
        215-768-6431                                                                      Lic. #167993
      14                            THE WESTSIDE WEEKLY                                                                                               July 31 - August 6, 2009

                      SIDING SALE                                                                                                                 ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!
                                NEW ROOF
                                       AS LOW AS
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                                                                                                                                                              • Rubber Roof
                                                                                                                                                              • Shingle Roof
                                    UP TO 400 SQ. FT.                    Over 40 Years Experience
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                                        AS LOW AS
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CONTRACTORS                                                                       The Complete Home Contractor
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                                                                                                                                                                                    (Please present this coupon
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• Financing Available • Siding • Doors • Windows
                                                                         NEW ROOFS                           CALL ANYTIME 24-7                                                             Exp. 7/31/09
                                                                                                                                                                                             Exp. 5/31/09
• Free Estimates      • Hot Asphalt • Rubber Roofing
• Fully Insured       • Hot Coating • Shingles
                                                                                as low as                     FREE ESTIMATES
                                                                             $495                                                                J. SCANNELL CONTRACTOR
215-332-6600 P h i l a .
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                                                                                     Fully Insured Lic. #G60347, 000423, 002752
                                                                                                                                                 #34252          215.338.2608
                                                                                                                    HAPPY 20th ANNIVERSARY

    And Sheet Metal Contractors, Inc.
                                             ROOFING                                                                                                      Serving the Area for over 20 Years

        Residential • Commercial • Industrial                                                                                                OWNER - ANTHONY TRAMA                                  Lic. #000096

 • Shingles & Tearoffs
 • Slate & Rubber                SPRING SPECIAL
                                                                                                                     SPECIALIST IN HARD TO FIND LEAKS
 • Skylights • Siding                                                                                                             • RUBBER ROOFS • SPOUTING • SHINGLE ROOFING
 • Hot Coats                        Aluminum Coating                                                                                 • 4 PLY FIBERGLASS • HOT ASPHALT ROOFS
 • Stucco                                                                                                                                 • ASK ABOUT OUR WORK GUARANTEE
 • New Chimney Liners                                               $300                                                                                                FREE ESTIMATES • ANY REPAIR WORK
                                                                                                                                                                           RESIDENTIAL • COMMERCIAL
 • Chimney Cleaning                                                                                                                                                            EMERGENCY REPAIRS
 • Rubber Roofs                        SERVING THE AREA                                                                                                                           FREE ESTIMATES
                                                                                                                                                                                INSURED & BONDED
 • Roof Inspections & Certifications   FOR OVER 20 YEARS
  EMERGENCY SERVICE                                                    Free Estimates

      215-742-0985                                                                                                        6604 Haverford Ave., Philadelphia            OR (215)755-7578
                                                                                                                    Overbrook - West Phila. - South Phila., - Center City

                                                                                                                                           Any Plumbing
              A PLUS                                                                                              $50                  Off & Drain Cleaning
          Roofing & Contracting, Inc.                                                                                (Call Today, This Offer Won't Last Long)
          EE ES
       FR AT
         IM    Licensed & Insured                                                                                    * Your drains cleaned
     E      Residential & Commercial
           Deal Direct With Owner • Senior Citizen Discounts
                                                                                                                                   or it's FREE!
  • Rubber Roofs
  • Asphalt Roofs
                                             RUBBER ROOFS                                                            * Available Nights & Weekends
                                           As Low As
  • Skylights
                                                                                                                     * Free plumbing &
  • Gutters & Downspouts
  • Shingle Roofs
  • Repairs & Coatings                   15-Yr. Guar.                                                                safety evaluations
                                       • Up to 500 sq. ft.
                                  #26194                                                                             * Free water testing
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          Do You Need A Roofer You Can TRUST??
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                                   Don’t Delay, Call
               RENFROW ROOFING, INC.                                                                                   * NO HOT WATER *
                                                                                                                                                                                           Derrick Jackson
  FREE ESTIMATES               (215)   472-0624                        DAY OR NIGHT                                       SLOW DRAINS

                                               $50 Off              Your Purchase
                                                                                                                        * LEAKING PIPES & FIXTURES
                                                                     With This Ad                                                                                                                        SCD
                                                    Present Coupon At Time of Purchase
                                                    Not To Be Combined w/ Special
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                                        Most Rubber and Other Roof Types,
                                       Need Re-Coating, Once Every 3-5 Years                                                  
     Gerald Wayne Renfrow
      FAST SERVICE               Call Us Now, Your Alum./"Silver Coat" Headquarters                                                                                                            City # 7 5 8 7
                          Lic. #E78791             SENIOR CITIZEN S DISCOUNTS
  FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESS FOR 60 YEARS                                 * QUALIFIED HOMEOWNERS                              #1 PLUMBER IN WEST PHILLY
                July 31 - August 6, 2009                                                                   THE WESTSIDE WEEKLY                                                                    15
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                                                                                                                                                Specializing in Plumbing
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Will repair or build it                                                                                                                          Sewer & Drain Cleaning 7 Days
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                                                                  Home Remodeling
                                                                              Kitchens                                                   Residential • Commercial • City-Wide
Welder/ Fabricator/Metal Sculptor                                                                        Dry Wall
                                                                                                                                          Services • City Violations Corrected
                                                                              Bath                       Ceilings
      267-616-2024                                                                                                                               Custom Kitchens/Baths
                                                                              Doors                      Basements                          Home Renovations: Ceramic Tile
Window Guards, Door Guards                                             All Home Repairs                                                  Floors, Walls & Ceiling Paintings, Dry
Custom Built To Your Needs                                                                                                                      Wall, Brick & Cement work
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                                                                                 We Repair or Replace                                        We Sell Ink Cartages & Toners
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                                                             Discount             Toilets • Faucets                                                Canon • Brother
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                                                                                                                                            of This Ad
                                                                                                                                             w/me nti                    PLUMBING
            J. SCANNELL                                                                 SALE
                                                                                      STARTING                       $80
                                                                                                                                                          **FALL SPECIAL**
                                                                                                                                        Gas or Electric Hot Water Heaters Replaced/Installed
                                                                                         AT $     1695                                                           for $699.00
           CONTRACTORS                                                                          FULLY
                                                                                              INSTALLED                                     to 40 Gallons Only; Special Does Not Include Chimney/Flu Repairs)
                                                                                                                                        (Up (Up to 40 Gallons Only; Special Does Not Include
         215-338-2608                                                                                               Air Conditioner
                                                                                                                                       • Heating Systems
                                                                                                                                                           Chi         /Fl    R       i )
                                                                                                                                                                           • Drains/Toilets Unclogged
                                                                                              Heater Includes       • 24K Condenser                                        • Radiators/Boilers Bled
• Roofing                         • Kitchens                                                ¥ G.M.P 45 Forced       • 24K A Coil       • Major/Minor Leaks &               • Kitchens/Bathrooms
• Siding                                                                                       Air Unit             • Thermostat       Drywall Repair
                                  • Bathrooms                                               ¥ Thermostat                                                                   •...And Much More!!!
                                                                                                                                       • Water Purification &
• Windows                         • Carpet                                                                                             Softening Systems
• Cement Work                     • Hardwood Floors
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• Pointing
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                                                                               Call for Summer Time Specials on Ceiling Fans
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                                                                                 Residential   and AC Lines      Insured
                                       15 yrs. Exp.
  • Floors
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  • Ceiling Fans
  • Repair Work
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                                                                              TOO SMALL
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                                                                     • Trouble Shooting                                               • 220 Lines/AC Lines
 Home Improvement Specialist
  • General Carpentry          • Greenovations                       • 100/200 Amp Upgrades                                           • Door Bells/Ceiling Fans
  •Plumbing                        / Eco- Renovations
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     / Basements               • Property Clean Outs
                               • Demolition/ Debris
  • Hardwood & Doors
                                                                                                                                                    ALL WORK
  • Interior painting
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  • Cement Work
  • Trim & Finish Work
                               Moving & Much More!!                            WITH THIS AD
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      For your FREE Estimate or Information Call
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 16                   THE WESTSIDE WEEKLY                         July 31 - August 6, 2009

                         State Representative                                     FRE
                                                                             Refres E
                                                                            DRUG hments
                         Ronald G. Waters                                        -F
                                                                            ALCOH REE and
                        191st Legislative District                             Event EE

      Bring your
      family &
  Bring your         chair.
                illag e Family Reunion
      V                              Saturday
            E                       Aug. 8, 2009
        FRE ance
               it                       Noon – 8 p.m.
                                       Frances Myers
                                      Recreation Center
                                      58th & Kingsessing Ave.

  Staff will be on hand to                                     Featuring Rep. Waters’
  provide information for
                                                                          “Fun Zone” for
  and state-related issues.                                                   children
      For Vendor Registration & Information: Please call my office at 215-748-6712.
  “So You Think You Got Talent” contest!
      Cash          Entry forms can be completed online at   Free to
      prize!                                                                         enter.

      For Vendor Registration & Information: Please call my office at 215-748-6712.
   Featuring Performers:                                              Sponsors:
 The Manhattans • Point Blank                                     • Community Friends
    • The Gospel Disciples                                        Networking Together
Also: Bunny Sigler • Stroke of Midnight                         • Creating A Village, Inc.
           • Touch of Class                                       • Greater Philadephia
& Frank Jackson’s 16-piece Big Band                              Urban Affairs Coalition

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