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(Pa. state senator Larry Farnese, second from left, and other state officials listen to the testimony of civic advocates who say they are being stifled by nuisance lawsuits.  Photo by John McDevitt)

Pa. Lawmaker Wants Better Protections For Civic Groups Hit With Nuisance Lawsuits

A three-hour public hearing was held in center city Philadelphia on a Pennsylvania state senator’s plan to limit lawsuits aimed at silencing neighborhood civic groups.


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Whacked By Lawsuit Costs, Old City Civic Association Disbands

Councilman Mark Squilla says the association was hobbled by the cost of being sued twice in 13 months. Even though the cases didn’t go to court, he says, the OCCA faced $10,000 in legal bills.


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Uptick In Violence Prompts More Security In Old City

When Daniel Stein moved to Old City last year, he didn’t think crime was a problem. Until now.


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Old City Residents Berate City Council Over High-Rise Billboard Plan

“If you’re going to do that, you might as well put a six-story thing right on City Hall that says, ‘Your Ad Here, Call City Council for Details,’ ” one critic told City Council.