The primary election is set for Tuesday, May 20, and there are some hot races on the ballot.
Candidates in Tuesday’s election made late pitches to voters at last week’s Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association meeting, held at the Wesley Enhanced Living site at 7040 Oxford Ave.
Pennsylvania voters will be going to the polls in less than three weeks, and some local races are hotly contested.
Twelve new twin homes with a projected base price of $289,000 are planned for construction in the Holme Circle area, but some neighbors don’t see the value in the pricey residences. They insist that a centuries-old stone farmhouse is a better fit for the community.
Abraham Lincoln High School senior Brandon McKenna last week organized an assembly for juniors and seniors to encourage them to register to vote.
Five of the six candidates in the 13th Congressional District attended a forum on Sunday at Congregations of Shaare Shamayim in Bustleton.
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.
Members of the Philadelphia Democratic City Committee on Tuesday nominated state Rep. Ed Neilson to run for the at-large City Council seat that Bill Green recently left to head up the School Reform Commission. It was unanimous, said U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, city Democratic Party chairman.
State Rep. John Sabatina Jr. last week officially kicked off a re-election campaign that could see him face a fellow lawmaker in the May 20 primary.