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Dear constituent,

Sen. FarneseI’ve compiled another edition of the First District Connection for you, and today I’d like to tell you about:

  • A change in Pennsylvania’s voter ID requirements – you don’t need one for now;
  • Ordering a free tree for your home;
  • Becoming a Philadelphia Police Officer;
  • No charge parking in Center and Old City; and
  • Getting help with your mortgage.

As always, thank you for your support and please don’t hesitate to contact me or my staff if we can be of any assistance.

Have a good day,
Sen. Larry Farnese

Voter ID Update

Click below to watch my video about the latest on voter ID. Yes, the requirements have changed again, but this time the courts say you don’t need and ID to cast your ballot for the November election.

Voter ID Update

Free Trees

Free yard trees from the City of Philadelphia are available at community events this October and November. The educational sessions will tech you everything you need to know about planting and taking care of your tree. Please pre-register for up to two trees at

Become a Philadelphia Police Officer

Philadelphia Police Philadelphia Plice It takes a special kind of person to become a police officer, so if you think you can do this incredibly tough job well apply to be a Philadelphia Police Officer. All police officer recruits receive high-quality classroom instruction and hands-on training at the academy. Officers receive excellent fringe benefits, including paid medical, prescription, dental, legal and life insurance plans. For more information visit or call 215-683-COPS. The last day to apply is November 9, 2012.

Don’t Feed the Meter on Wednesdays

Parking MeterThe Philadelphia Parking Authority says that you don’t need to feed the meter in:

  • Center City after 5 p.m. on Wednesday evenings, except for rush-hour zones, which are free after 6:30 p.m. from the Delaware to the Schuylkill Rivers and from Bainbridge to Spring Garden Streets; and
  • Old City on the first Friday of every month after 5 p.m. between Callowhill and Walnut Streets and between Front and 5th Streets.

More information and restrictions is available at

Homeowners’ Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program

The Homeowners’ Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program (HEMAP) helps homeowners who are at least three months behind on their mortgage. If you need help, counselors are available. To schedule an appointment call 800-989-2227 or visit


Offices of State Senator Larry Farnese

1802 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Phone: 215-952-3121
Fax: 215-952-3155
543 Main Capitol | Box 203001
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3001
Phone: 717-787-5662
Fax: 717-787-4531

Tree Philly Voter ID Update