Jim Kenney walked to the stage like a celebrity, with cameras flashing and the assembly cheering wildly.
A week after Amtrak Train 188 derailed in Port Richmond, officials continue their investigation on what caused the deadly crash.
Here are some statements from local public officials following last week’s deadly Amtrak train derailment in Port Richmond:
As voters prepare to head to the polls for the primary election on Tuesday, candidates are unveiling some late endorsements.
Services are planned for Agnes J. “Chuckie” Tilley, Republican leader of the 35th Ward, who died last week after a battle with melanoma.
The mayoral candidates are criss-crossing the city to meet voters at community forums, and the caravan stopped last Friday night at Fox Chase Elementary School.
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.