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May 28, 2014
Suffer the children As the parent of a kindergartner in the Philadelphia schools, my message to elected leaders is straightforward: You cannot continue to do nothing about the situation ("Inexplicable behavior," May 25). At my son's school, McCall Elementary, a nurse was rehired after money was raised by parents, and politicking, and who knows what else. But she also serves as: late-desk check-in, lunch aide, recess aide, guidance counselor, and volunteer coordinator. In April, they took away the security guard, so the nurse has to do all that he did, too: fire drills, emergencies, visitor security.
NEWS
January 16, 1996
IN COPING WITH OUR SNOW-CLOGGED STREETS, WE WANT TO MAKE THINGS PERFECTLY CLEAR I sympathize with what Councilwoman [Marian] Tasco says, but most of those side streets you can't get down with our plows. Those plows are huge . . . Should we go out for a snowstorm of this dimension and buy all new [smaller] plows so we can do all these streets when we get a storm like this once a century? I think not. - Mayor Rendell, Jan 9, 1996 [Tasco] says we need a plan. Well, our plan is volunteerism: Shovel streets out to the extent you can. If you've got senior citizens, maybe people on the next block can do it. We will work, as we always do, as hard as we can, as fast as we can, to clear as many streets of snow as efficiently as we can. But we cannot do the impossible.
NEWS
May 10, 2004
CITY COUNCIL is scheduled to hold hearings today on the budget and a raft of sweeping tax reform bills. How ready is Council? The Daily News asked all 17 members the following question: 1Have you read the 500-page Tax Reform Commission report, which explains the need for each tax reform bill now before City Council? (The report was released in November.) 2Will you support all or some of the 13 tax reform bills put forth by the Tax Reform Commission? 1No. 2Undecided on all.
NEWS
March 28, 2001 | by Paul D. Davies Daily News Staff Writer
City Councilwoman Marian Tasco has amended her predatory lending bill to exempt banks from penalties, while still cracking down on subprime lenders. The amended bill includes a number of other changes, including the elimination of jail time for violators. Tasco also worked with the city solicitor's office to address concerns that the bill could withstand legal challenges. The amended bill still maintains the basic teeth as first proposed. That rankles some lenders who argue the bill will reduce access to credit for consumers with less-than-perfect credit.
NEWS
February 25, 1987 | By Tom Infield, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mayor Goode has appointed a temporary city commissioner to fill the vacancy created last week when Marian B. Tasco resigned as one of the three commissioners to run for City Council. Karen Warrington, the mayor's press secretary, said yesterday that Goode had appointed Charles Finney, formerly Tasco's deputy, as acting commissioner. She said Finney would serve until Goode's appointment of Lana Felton-Ghee as a longer-term replacement for Tasco is approved by City Council. Felton-Ghee's appointment may face difficulty in Council.
NEWS
February 18, 1987 | By JUAN GONZALEZ, Daily News Staff Writer
City Commissioner Marian Tasco will resign her post today to run for City Council, and Mayor Goode will support hospital union official Lana Felton-Ghee as her replacement, according to several sources. Goode may even name Felton-Ghee to the post today, the sources said, thus technically making her the incumbent commissioner when the Democratic Party's policy committee meets tonight to consider endorsements for row offices in the May primary. That move would give Felton-Ghee "the inside track" for the nomination for Tasco's vacated seat, according to a source close to Tasco, since party leaders usually endorse incumbents.
NEWS
May 20, 1987 | By MARK McDONALD, Daily News Staff Writer
How to beat the machine? Simple, you go out and build a bigger machine, and you do that with money. Marian Tasco, the former city commissioner, did it, outspending her chief opponent, Shirley Gregory, by at least $85,000 and handily winning the 9th Councilmanic District Democratic primary yesterday. Placing a distant third in the race was E. Randy Urquhart. With 98 percent of the vote counted, Tasco had 16,129 votes and Gregory 9,538 votes. An earlier tabulation showed Urquhart with 4,027 votes with 70 percent of the vote counted.
NEWS
May 19, 1994 | by Paul Maryniak, Daily News Staff Writer
City officials may have spent tens of millions of dollars planning a new jail and courthouse, but they have yet to satisfy some angry City Council members. During a review of the $290 million project yesterday, Councilwoman Marian B. Tasco assailed planners for failing to adequately ensure that enough minorities and women get a fair share of business contracts and construction jobs. Councilwoman Joan Krajewski hammered at their failure to provide enough parking at the Northeast prison site to relieve a longtime nightmare for nearby residents.
NEWS
February 25, 1987 | By MARIA GALLAGHER and JUAN GONZALEZ, Daily News Staff Writers
City Commissioner candidate Lana Felton-Ghee might not accept her interim appointment as city commissioner, two sources have told the Daily News. Mayor Goode last week chose Felton-Ghee to replace Marian B. Tasco, who resigned to run for City Council's 9th District seat. At the time, Felton-Ghee appeared ready to accept an appointment that was likely to boost her chances in the May 19 primary. Her second thoughts apparently arose after two major setbacks: The Democratic Party's policy committee refused to endorse her, and City Council passed on a chance to confirm her appointment, referring the resolution to the Committee of the Whole.
NEWS
February 9, 2001 | by Paul D. Davies, Daily News Staff Writer
Despite mounting opposition, Councilwoman Marian Tasco said she is not backing down from her proposed bill to stop predatory lending. Banks and financial institutions have lined up a powerful lobby force to fight the bill. Tasco said she will listen to all sides but will stand firm in her effort to protect borrowers. "Our greatest responsibility as elected officials is to the weakest," she said. Predatory lenders often target low-income, minority and elderly homeowners.
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