The three-member city elections commissioners’ panel will have at least one new face because nine-term incumbent Democratic chairwoman Marge Tartaglione was defeated in the primary.
Four years ago, Republican City Councilman Brian O’Neill faced a fairly stiff challenge from Democrat Sean McAleer, but the incumbent rolled to re-election with 58 percent of the vote despite Michael Nutter’s strength at the top of the ticket.
There will be at least six new members of City Council, and one of those newcomers will represent the 6th Councilmanic District beginning in January.
On Tuesday, 11 candidates will be vying for seven City Council at-large seats.
Besides races for mayor and City Council, voters on Tuesday will see a crowded ballot filled with the names of judicial candidates.
NASA astronaut Chris Ferguson visited his alma mater, Archbishop Ryan High School, last week to discuss space travel with students.
Sandra Stewart, the Republican candidate in the 6th Councilmanic District, is a neighborhood volunteer from Tacony who describes herself as an “independent community-based leader.”
Steve Connolly, 41, won the eighth annual Northeast Philly 5-Mile Run and 2-Mile Walk, which took place Oct. 16 at Northeast Philadelphia Airport.
The Mayfair Business Association continues to plan for the 35th annual Mayfair-Holmesburg Thanksgiving Parade, scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 20, from noon to 3 p.m. The rain date is Dec. 4.
St. Hubert High School, at Torresdale and Cottman avenues, will celebrate its 70th anniversary with a couple of events next week.