U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey last week told Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce members about three looming showdowns on Capitol Hill that he hopes will change the way Congress looks at spending.
It was soaring rhetoric, but can it fly in the real world — you know, the world where congressional Republicans say no to everything?
After promising throughout his campaign to be accessible and involved in the River Ward communities, City Councilman Mark Squilla (D-1st dist.) shows he means to keep his promise.
Residents who attended the recent bimonthly meeting of the Fox Chase Homeowners Association didn’t seem to mind having a collectible-coin dealer doing business in their community, but at least several of the neighbors want no part of another “we buy gold” shop.