State Rep. John Taylor, chairman of the Republican City Committee, will actively support Martina White in the upcoming special election for the 170th Legislative District seat.
Terry Gillen, a former city Redevelopment Authority executive, last week dropped out of the race for mayor.
The Philadelphia Fire Department and International Association of Fire Fighters and Paramedics Local 22 have promised to always be there for the family of Joyce Craig.
Former District Attorney Lynne Abraham, a Democratic candidate for mayor, last week delivered a letter to City Council President Darrell Clarke, calling for a public hearing on a possible sale of Philadelphia Gas Works.
Former District Attorney Lynne Abraham, who is running in the Democratic primary for mayor, last week issued a statement sharply criticizing Mayor Michael Nutter and City Council President Darrell Clarke for the decision by UIL Holdings to drop its bid to buy Philadelphia Gas Works.
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.
City Controller Alan Butkovitz is a no-go in the 2015 mayoral race.
City Council President Darrell Clarke likes what he sees happening in growing neighborhoods such as University City, Northern Liberties and Center City.
Ed Neilson, of Millbrook, was sworn in last week as the newest member of City Council.