Kitchen closes Lawndale office

Due to re­dis­trict­ing, state Sen. Shir­ley Kit­chen has had to close her satel­lite of­fice in Lawndale.

Kit­chen, a Demo­crat, said her of­fice at 6418 Rising Sun Ave. had to close after the re­draw­ing of le­gis­lat­ive bound­ar­ies took Lawndale, Cres­centville, Sum­mer­dale and Fox Chase out of her 3rd Sen­at­ori­al Dis­trict.

“It is dis­ap­point­ing to lose con­stitu­ents who have sup­por­ted my work and helped to make Phil­adelphia, and more spe­cific­ally, the 3rd dis­trict, a bet­ter place to live,” Kit­chen said. “Res­id­ents of that sec­tion of the city can work with their new state sen­at­or, Christine M. Tartagli­one, or they can con­tact my of­fice and we will work to make sure they are poin­ted in the right dir­ec­tion.”


Mean­while, the Lawn­crest Ju­ly 4th Com­mit­tee is thank­ing all those who con­trib­uted to a suc­cess­ful 99th year cel­eb­ra­tion.

The parade grand mar­shals were Gary Weaver and the Wo­men’s Club of Lawn­crest.

Melanie Huynh, 7, was singled out for singing the na­tion­al an­them.

Among those the com­mit­tee is thank­ing are com­munity mem­bers for sup­port­ing vendors and buy­ing T-shirts and raffle and si­lent auc­tion tick­ets.

Shirt spon­sors were Collins Fam­ily Shop-Rite; Baran­don & Hollinger Real Es­tate; Ring’s Drugs; Pil­grim Baptist Church; Gary Wink­ler and State Farm In­sur­ance; Sum­mers Heat­ing and Air Qual­ity Ser­vice; St. Wil­li­am Seni­or Cit­izens; Friends of Lawn­crest Lib­rary; Clas­sic­al Op­tic­al; Jim’s Auto­mot­ive; Salerno’s Pizza; E’s Af­ford­able Land­scap­ing; Cardone; Penn State Abing­ton; Life Cel­eb­ra­tion by Givn­ish; Johnny G’s Pizza; Philly Rising; Friends in Memory of Donna and Richard Muller; Crest-Lawn Me­mori­al Amer­ic­an Le­gion Post 832; Fam­ily of “Mr. Ol­ney” - Gene Mans­do­er­fer; Coun­cil­wo­man Mari­an Tasco; Rising Sun VFW Post 2819; Cres­centville United Meth­od­ist Church; Lawn­crest Com­munity As­so­ci­ation; Prince of Peace Luther­an Church; Boaz & Ruth Inc.; Ernie’s Pizza; Beth­any United Church of Christ; Louis A. Brown Der­ma­to­logy; State Rep. Mark Co­hen; Camp­bell Fu­ner­al Home; Blakes­ley’s Auto­mot­ive; Rita’s Wa­ter Ice; Al­len Tire & Ser­vice; Mr. D’s Plumb­ing & Heat­ing; Phil­adelphia Prot­est­ant Home; The “Docks;” Soltan & Dougherty At­tor­neys; State Rep. Dwight Evans; and Rising Sun Pizza.

Thanks also goes to PNC Bank; Lawn­crest Re­alty; Tom Stig­lich; Phil­adelphia Fed­er­al Cred­it Uni­on; New Star Auto Col­li­sion; State Sen. Tina Tartagli­one; Bill Jones and “The Bag Lady Store;” Michelle Fam­ily Bakery; J.J. White Build­ers; Tom Lands­mann Tech­no­logy; JAC Con­struc­tion Ser­vices (Joe Cairone); R&R & Sons; Ex­press Cold Beer; A&A Chim­ney Sweep; Wawa; Glas­gow Fam­ily and Rally Mo­tors; Capt. Frank Palumbo, com­mand­er of the 2nd Po­lice Dis­trict; the po­lice of­ficers and fire­fight­ers who helped make the cel­eb­ra­tion safe; Kh­mer Vet­er­ans; Civil Air Patrol; Mod­el-A Ford Club; Philly 311; Burholme Am­bu­lance; mil­it­ary vehicles; drill teams; churches; and Kh­mer Buddhist Monks. ••

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