While so many Pennsylvanians continue to spend an absurdly inordinate amount of time lionizing and mourning a man who was a great coach but who was not so great at calling police, Republicans in the state capital are spending time on an issue that could have a far greater impact on the lives of most denizens of the Keystone State than Joe Paterno ever had.
State Sen. Tina Tartaglione looks like one of the winners in legislative redistricting, while most local House members believe the final plan is an improvement on the preliminary one.
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.
The federal government is making it worth employers’ while to hire military veterans.
Former Municipal Court Judge Jimmie Moore has announced that he will challenge U.S. Rep. Bob Brady in the 1st Congressional District primary.
The state Legislative Reapportionment Commission approved a preliminary plan last week that doesn’t make many changes to local Senate districts, but does dramatically alter several area districts in the House of Representatives.
There will be at least six new members of City Council, and one of those newcomers will represent the 6th Councilmanic District beginning in January.
NASA astronaut Chris Ferguson visited his alma mater, Archbishop Ryan High School, last week to discuss space travel with students.
The family of Lacey Gallagher traveled to Harrisburg last week to attend the signing of a bill inspired by the teenager’s death in 2007.