U.S. Rep. Jon Runyan, a former Eagles offensive tackle, was the star attraction at Sunday’s 28th annual Republican City Committee Billy Meehan Clambake at Cannstatter’s. Runyan, a freshman who represents a South Jersey district, told the crowd that nobody 55 or older would be affected by the Medicare reform plan proposed by Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, the vice presidential running mate for Mitt Romney.
The presidents of local Catholic high schools were reacting favorably to Tuesday’s announcement that an independent entity will take over management of the archdiocesan system.
— For the past two decades, Olga Kresin has been teaching students ages 4 to 24 at her ballet school in the Klein JCC in Northeast Philly.
Funeral services are planned for Friday for Rhawnhurst’s Ed Kelly, founder of the wildly popular Pennypack Park Music Festival and former executive director of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.
PECO last week suspended installation of its new “smart meters” while the utility investigates 15 fires that were reported at homes in Bucks County after the new meters overheated.
The now 23-year-old Antonio Rodriquez, dubbed the “Kensington Strangler,” was found guilty today of raping and killing three women from Holme Circle, Port Richmond and East Stroudsburg, Pa. He'll now face three consecutive lifetimes in prison.
— Red-light cameras reduce accidents, but questions have arisen about how intersections are picked.