Donald Trump easily won a Republican presidential straw poll conducted by the Times at Sunday’s Philadelphia Republican City Committee clambake at Cannstatter’s.
“While there are many important issues to tackle, ending the budget impasse is one of my top priorities. Too often, partisan ideals get in the way of workable policy, and it is my hope to change that.” — State Rep. Ed Neilson
Congregations of Ner Zedek will be holding its 19th annual Labor Day concert on Monday, Sept. 7. For the 10th time, entertainment will be provided by the popular Broadway Sings, a professional concert production.
The fourth annual Liberty Music Fest will feature 60 bands over four days this week at Bull Shooters Saloon, 14000 Bustleton Ave. in Somerton.
On Saturday, Aug. 29, a candlelight vigil will be held in Northwood to mark the 25th anniversary of Todd Andell’s death.
Ross Feinberg, the Republican candidate for Register of Wills, is calling for the abolishment of the office.
The Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association will hold its annual Northeast Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 22, at Max Myers Playground, 1601 Hellerman St.
The Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association met last week, but as member Tom McGuckin said, missing was “the heart and soul of this whole place.”
There will apparently be no prime-time television debate between the two major-party candidates for mayor.
Harold Fisher and Jack O’Donnell were inducted into the Delaware Valley Veterans Home Hall of Fame last week.