Council voted against the veto, 16-1. The bill would require zoning variances for medical offices and drug treatment facilities, such as methadone clinics, which recently were a point of contention at an EKNA zoning meeting.
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Last Thursday, Mayor Michael Nutter vetoed a bill that would require zoning variances for medical offices and drug-treatment facilities in the Northeast’s 6th and 10th councilmanic districts.
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Passions were high last week as Gov. Tom Corbett arrived at Corp. John Loudenslager American Legion Post 366 in Fox Chase to kick off his re-election bid.
A Port Richmond bugler offers his musical services at veterans’ funerals and memorials across the city.
A plaque honoring a Port Richmond man who was the first person from Philadelphia to die in the Korean War was dedicated on Veterans Day.
Almost $269,000 in scholarship money was donated last week by eight businesses that participated in the state Educational Improvement Tax Credit program.