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About 80 people gathered May 9 at the Center for Architecture for Sapphire Fund’s “Circus” casino night, including Stephen Assenheimer (from left), Sapphire board members Laura Snee, Antoine Johnson, event chair John Crawford, Donny Mignone, board president Wayne Hamilton and Al Besse.

Building a more cohesive LGBT community was the theme as over 50 individuals celebrated Men of All Colors Together Philadelphia’s 28th anniversary May 1-3 in conjunction with the city’s Equality Forum.

Porn murder lawyers want to opt out

Attorneys for convicted killer Harlow Cuadra filed court papers last week requesting to be released from his defense.

District Attorney:

Seth Williams (#55) Controller:

Alan Butkovitz (#58) Supreme Court:

Jack Panella (#1) Superior Court:

Anne Lazarus (#4)

John Younge (#5)

Robert Colville (#7) Commonwealth Court:

Jimmy Lynn (#10)

Stephen Pollack (#11) Court of Common Pleas:

Robert Coleman (#20)

Angeles Roca (#21)

Donna Woelpper (#26)

Sharon Williams-Losier (#27) Roxanne Covington (#30)

Dan Anders (#34)

Joyce Eubanks (#38) Municipal Court:

Dawn Segal (#40)

Charles Hayden (#42)

Joseph Waters (#45)

Pat Dugan (#51)


Love-letter writing may be secondary to e-mailing, text messaging, Facebook and other instant methods of expressing one’s abounding affection for his or her sweetheart, but the City of Philadelphia is going old school and putting pen to paper in a new effort to court residents and visitors.

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