State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-1st dist.) and Rep. John Taylor (R-177th dist.) visited last week’s meeting of the Port Richmond West Community Action Network to discuss the importance of community groups in Philadelphia.
Running as a democrat, Kensington native Richie Antipuna says he has what it takes to be state representative in the 177th district.
Thanks to a tie-breaking vote by state Supreme Court Chief Justice and Rhawnhurst resident Ron Castille, new boundaries for state House and Senate districts are kaput. Denny O’Brien’s old House seat likely will stay put, spurring a crowded contest.
Sister Mary E. Smith, principal Regina Craig and advisory board member Marie Gallagher prepared to formally appeal the archdiocesan decision to close the high school in June.
The girls at St. Hubert High School and their supporters aren’t about to let their beloved school close down without a fight. They’re raising funds as they appeal to the archdiocese.
While the Port Richmond thoroughfare of Richmond Street has been plagued by vacant properties for decades, new construction in the area and enthusiastic new business owners could help usher the corridor into a brighter, busier future.