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.
Work is about to begin on construction of a 4.5-acre park near the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge.
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.
The city is using a one-two punch to fine owners of blighted property and take them to court.
As residents continue to turn vacant lots into valuable community gardens, the Garden Justice Legal Initiative is looking to protect those spaces in court.
In a move to help Port Richmond shake off years of concerns over absentee owners, Maura Kennedy, director of strategic initiatives for the city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections, said that for the past three months, Port Richmond has been part of a pilot program to get blighted and abandoned properties back into being functioning elements of the community.
State Rep. Dennis O’Brien is favored to be elected to City Council on Nov. 8, which would leave his 169th Legislative District seat vacant.
State Rep. John Taylor said breaking up drunken crowds that gather at local parks and playgrounds late at night is key to preventing mob-like attacks.
Bridesburg and Port Richmond residents holding their noses over concerns of a new trash transfer site planned for the community can now breathe a sigh of relief.