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    Councilman proposes to change City Charter

    City Councilman David Oh visits Northwood Civic Association session to discuss an amendment that would allow elected officials to run for offices other than their own without resigning.

    City Councilman David Oh, who recently has been making the rounds of neighborhood meetings, on April 15 talked up his proposal to change the City Charter at the Northwood Civic Association session at St. James Church on Castor Avenue.


    The race is on

    With Election Day a few weeks away, the Northeast Times takes a look at several hotly contested races.

    Pennsylvania voters will be going to the polls in less than three weeks, and some local races are hotly contested.


    Lincoln senior organizes assembly to encourage voting

    Abraham Lincoln High School senior Brandon McKenna last week organized an assembly for juniors and seniors to encourage them to register to vote.


    Letters to the Editor: April 9, 2014

    Prostitution is not victimless


    Neilson accepts nomination for City Council run

    When my family and I first decided that I would run for elective office, we hit the streets hard. I personally knocked on thousands of doors with my family and friends throughout my Northeast district and beyond. My message was simple: We needed to make certain that the 169th district continued to have a strong voice in Harrisburg, and I was the best candidate to serve you. The efforts paid off. I gained your support and won the election to serve in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. I will be forever grateful for your friendship and support.


    Money talks

    The Northeast Times takes a look at the projected sale of Philadelphia Gas Works and how it could affect your monthly bill.

    Selling the Philadelphia Gas Works to a for-profit New England company is being touted by Mayor Michael Nutter’s administration as good financial sense, and condemned by sale opponents as fiscally unsound.


    Butkovitz speaks at Bustleton Civic League meeting

    City Controller Alan Butkovitz spoke about how the Keystone Opportunity Zones have cost the city $10 for every tax dollar brought in, city contracts and the proposed sale of the Philadelphia Gas Works during the March 26 meeting of the Greater Bustleton Civic League.


    Parkwood Civic Association to hold election next month

    Next month, Parkwood Civic Association members will do something they haven’t done in about a decade: Hold an election. At their March 19 meeting at St. Anselm’s R.C. Church, members nominated candidates for president, vice president, treasurer, recording secretary and zoning officer. The election will be conducted at the association’s April 23 session. 


    Letters to the Editor: March 19, 2014

    Slumlords in Philadelphia