The primary election is next Tuesday, and Philadelphians will see a crowded ballot.
The vacant 5th Senatorial District seat will be filled on Tuesday in a special election.
Democratic mayoral candidates Anthony Williams and Doug Oliver attended the recent Take Back Your Neighborhood meeting.
Former Pennsylvania Gov. and Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell has endorsed Democrat Lisa Deeley for city elections commissioner.
Ashes seeks a new friend
Fifty-eight volunteers, including folks from AgustaWestland Corp., the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Haverford College and the Community Life Improvement Program, removed 97 bags of litter from Pennypack Park during the Friends of Pennypack Park’s annual Earth Day cleanup on April 25.
For the Nutter administration, last Wednesday’s ceremonial warehouse demolition on North Eighth Street was an opportunity to tout the new “proactive” partnership between the city’s Fire Department and Department of Licenses and Inspection in dealing with large, vacant and dangerous properties.
Nazareth Hospital and St. Mary Medical Center announced a new partnership to strengthen regional excellence in cardiovascular care.
The Kiwanis Club of Phil-Mont recently presented scholarship awards to two local eighth-graders.
There was another big demonstration in downtown Philadelphia last Wednesday afternoon, another march of people — hundreds of them in fact — all with a passionate and very personal point to make.