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Dear constituent,

On April 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., I will be holding the next installment of my Annual Business Leadership Series.  This time we will be focusing on small business funding and related opportunities.  So, if you or an area small business is interested in attending please RSVP at 215-952-3121or  Lunch will be provided.

In addition to spreading the word about the series, I’d like to remind you about The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s upcoming community input hearing in South Philadelphia and several community meetings that The City of Philadelphia will be holding on the Actual Value Initiative (AVI).

In closing, thank you for your support, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need any further information, and now that it is budget time in Harrisburg I will be sure to keep you informed about the process and how I’m fighting to preserve funding of some of Philadelphia’s most important programs.

Sen. Larry Farnese


AVI Community Meetings

The Nutter Administration will be holding a series of Actual Value Initiative (AVI) community meetings for homeowners.  Attendees will be able to learn about their recent Property Assessment Change Notice, file for a Homestead Exemption and complete their First Level Review Request Form.  The times and locations for each of the meetings are as follows:

  • March 19 at 6 p.m. – 16th Police District, 3900 Lancaster Ave.
  • March 20 at 6:30 p.m. – Murphy Recreation Center, 300 W. Shunk St.
  • March 21 at 4 p.m. – Pantoja Charter School, 4101 N. American St.
  • March 21 at 7p.m. – Fishtown Recreation Center, 1202 E. Montgomery Ave.
  • March 25 at 6 p.m. – 39th Police District, 2201 W. Hunting Park Ave.
  • March 26 at 7 p.m. – Neumann/Goretti High School, 10th & Moore Sts.
  • March 27 at 7 p.m. – American Heritage Credit Union, 2060 Red Lion Rd.

For more information about AVI and to verify the time and location of each meeting please visit

PGCB PGCB Reminder: South Philadelphia Public Input Meeting for Philadelphia Casino License

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has added an additional public input meeting in South Philadelphia so you can testify about the awarding of Philadelphia’s second casino license.  In addition to the public input hearings on April 11 and 12 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, a third meeting will take place on May 8 at Lincoln Financial Field, West Club Level.  If you are interested in participating in any one of these three hearings visit to sign up.

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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

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