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April 14th, 2016

Councilman Derek Green looks to increase resources for Philadelphians with autism

Doctors told Michele Abraham-Montgomery that her son would never walk, talk or be able to go to the bathroom by himself. They said he had reactive detachment disorder, meaning his behavior was a reaction to her detachment from him……

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April 14th, 2016

Jaden’s Voice Helps Families With Autism Face Their Challenges

Jaden Woodall lost his voice when he was two and a half years old. After a sudden fever, a child who had been developing normally became nonverbal overnight. He showed rigid, fixated behaviors; avoided social contacts; and could not interact smoothly with his peers in the ordinary engagements of childhood…..

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April 14th, 2016

Councilman Derek Green Advocates For Son With Autism

Autism affects many families, NBC10’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas tells us one family’s story of living with the disorder…..

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April 12th, 2016

Mayfair mom receives scathing letter about her child with autism

An anonymous letter from a neighbor sent one fuming, emotional mother in Philadelphia’s Mayfair section to Facebook. Bonnie Moran went to social media not to just air out the hateful handwritten note she’d received, but to raise awareness about autism…….

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April 8th, 2016

Community Event Promotes Autism Awareness

A local organization and a Philadelphia city councilman are hosting a special event this weekend as part of National Autism Awareness Month. The event, hosted by Jaden’s Voice and at-large Councilman Derek Green…..

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April 7th, 2016

Philadelphia Non-Profit Hosts Autism Awareness Block Party

April is Autism Awareness month. To celebrate, a Philadelphia area non-profit is hosting an Autism Awareness Block Party on Saturday, as well as opening a new location…..

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April 6th, 2016

For councilman, autism awareness is personal

City Councilman-At-Large Derek Green is working to raise awareness about autism, a brain development disorder, with activities this month in observance of National Autism Awareness Month…..

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April 3rd, 2016

City Councilman Derek Green on Autism Awareness Month and Jaden’s Voice

Loraine Ballard Morrill chats with City Councilman Derek Green about an Autism Awareness Community open house sponsored by Jaden’s Voice which raises awareness about autism and provides support for families and children. Green along with founder……

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April 1st, 2016

Two Philadelphia families, two stories; Councilman at-Large Derek Green, Terri Matthews talk Autism, gives advice to parents

Councilman At-Large Derek Green and Terri Matthews, founder of Jaden’s Voice, partner for a special event on April 9 in honor of National Autism Awareness Month…..

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December 28th, 2015

Derek Green, a City Council newcomer with a familiar face

At–large councilman–elect Derek Green, a longtime city government operative but first–time elected official, is probably best known for his work as legislative aide to retiring Councilwoman Marian Tasco, but he said he plans on charting his own agenda during his freshman year…..

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August 26, 2015

Derek Green hopes to bring ‘new vision’ to City Council in run for
at-large seat

For most people, attending five parties across the city would be a sweaty, fattening, exhausting day. For Derek Green, it’s simply part of the fun of being on the campaign trail. On a recent Saturday, the Mt. Airy resident and City Council At-Large candidate hopped from Northwest to West Philadelphia, shaking hands and giving passers-by directions to the next shindig along the way…..

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May 4, 2015

Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Recommends Candidates for Philadelphia City Council

The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (the Chamber) released a list a recommended candidates for Philadelphia City Council for the upcoming May Primary. The Chamber’s process included asking all candidates to complete a questionnaire to determine where they stand on issues of economic growth, job creation, and operating a more cost-efficient government, along….

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April 20, 2015

Derek Green Supports Henry H. Houston Elementary’s
“Autism Awareness Day”

In honor of National Autism Awareness Month, Derek Green Esquire, will support Henry H. Houston Elementary School’s Autism Awareness Day on Monday, April 27, 2015, to help build awareness about Autism and provide resources for children with special needs. For many years, Derek has been a leader in the Autism community by helping children like his son Julian, who attends Houston Elementary.

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April 15, 2015

Derek Green Receives Major Endorsements

City Council At-Large Candidate, Derek Green Esquire, has received three major endorsements from the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP Lodge #5), United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1776, and Clear Water Action. Green’s political expertise and his overall commitment in helping ameliorate all communities within Philadelphia, is the reason for receiving these endorsements. “Derek made the decision….

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March 26, 2015

Derek Green Receives Major Endorsements

INTENSE concentration on candidate data marked two meetings of Democratic Policy Committee at 2nd & Spring Garden Streets HQ, meeting all candidates who sought endorsement. Policy Committee meets this Saturday to make recommendations to City Committee’s ward leaders for their endorsement for mayoral, citywide offices and judicial candidates….

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March 25, 2015

Another Big Endorsement for Derek Green

PHILADELPHIA (March 25, 2015) – City Council At-Large Candidate, Derek Green, Esquire, has received another major city endorsement for his campaign from the AFSCME District Council 47. “AFSCME District Council 47 delegates representing over 6,500 members voted last night to support candidates they believe will operate in the best interest of its union…

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March 18, 2015

Phila. Candidates For Mayor and Council Get Ballot Positions For May 19th Primary

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Some nail-biting moments this morning for dozens of people running for mayor and City Council in Philadelphia. Ballot positions for the May 19th primary were determined in a very low-tech way: the candidates chose numbered balls out of a coffee can. Derek Green, a City Council candidate on the Democratic side, reached into the Horn & Hardart coffee can and chose the lucky ball: “Number 1!” That gave Green, a former aide…

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March 18, 2015

Derek Green’s Campaign Receives Major Endorsements

PHILADELPHIA (March 18, 2015) – City Council At-Large Candidate, Derek Green, Esquire, receives three major endorsements from Gas Workers Local 686, Transports Workers Union Local 234 and the Philadelphia Fire Fighters’ Union Local 22 (IAFF).

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March 12, 2015

City Council candidates’ views on education: Derek Green

On May 19, Philadelphians will hit the polls to winnow the field of City Council at-large candidates. Out of 28 declared candidates, only seven will be elected in November (including at least two from a minority party). Each party can run five candidates in the general election. The Notebook reached out to the candidates, asking their opinions…

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February 19, 2015

Marian Tasco protege launches bid for City Council

Derek Green, former special counsel for city Councilwoman Marian Tasco, announced his candidacy for City Council At-Large, Tuesday evening at the Center in the Park in Germantown. Green was surrounded by supporters — his parents, wife and son and others, including District Attorney Seth Williams — when he made the announ…

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February 17, 2015

Derek Green to officially join Council at-large race tonight

Derek Green officially kicks off his campaign for an at-large City Council seat tonight at 7 p.m., making him the latest in a long lineup of candidates running in the May 19 primary. Green, a Democrat, who worked as special counsel to Councilwoman Marian Tasco for 12 years, will announce his candidacy and circulate petitions at the Center in the…

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February 12, 2015

The Council At-Large Race Just Got More Crowded

We told you the City Council At-Large race would get more crowded after Jim Kenney resigned from Council to run for mayor. Derek Green, a top aide for City Councilwoman Marian Tasco, says he is running for Council At-Large as a Democrat. He is planning to resign from Tasco’s office Friday, and formally kick off his…

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February 12, 2015

Derek Green Esq., Announcement for City Council At-Large

PHILADELPHIA (February 12, 2015) – On Tuesday, February 17, 2015, Derek Green, Esquire, will make his formal announcement for City Council At-Large at the Center in the Park in Germantown at 7pm. As the former Special Counsel to Councilwoman Marian…

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