State Sen. Anthony Williams, a Democratic candidate for mayor, last week held a news conference at his campaign headquarters, 1528 Walnut St., to offer recommendations to close the School District of Philadelphia’s gap.
Selling the Philadelphia Gas Works to a for-profit New England company is being touted by Mayor Michael Nutter’s administration as good financial sense, and condemned by sale opponents as fiscally unsound.
— The Republicans were not much of a Grand Old Party in Northeast Philly last week. Democrats won throughout the area.
When the students at Blessed Trinity Regional Catholic School in Lower Mayfair held a mock election on Monday, President Obama outpolled Mitt Romney, 402-200.
— The presidential race gets top billing, of course, but many important decisions await you when you get into the privacy of the voting booth.
Cheri Honkala, a West Kensington mom and long-time anti-poverty activist, is the Green Party's candidate for vice president and on the ballot in 48 states. But third-party candidates are shut out of the debates due to what she called an unfair system.