Center City businessman Lou Lanni last Friday entered the race for an at-large City Council seat, declaring his intentions at Tailhook Tavern, at 3522 Cottman Ave. in Mayfair.
Former District Attorney Lynne Abraham is seeking a return to public office, while state Sen. Anthony Williams is looking to move from state to city government.
City Controller Alan Butkovitz is a no-go in the 2015 mayoral race.
A 2012 zoning board decision that would have allowed a Northeast mosque to build a 65-foot minaret on its Boulevard property was reversed last week.
A Lawncrest man has been ordered to stand trial for the June 21 fatal shooting of another man on the 500 block of Rosalie St.
A man and woman have been ordered to stand trial on attempted murder charges for shooting and robbing an elderly man while also robbing his friend outside a Northeast gun range last June.
Members decided to continue a two-year legal battle with a property owner who is conducting a business in a Haldeman Avenue residence.
A man who lives near a Northeast Philadelphia mosque is appealing a zoning board decision to allow the mosque to expand and build a 65-foot minaret.
The mayoral race is taking shape, and candidates are already starting to make moves.