The mayoral race is taking shape, and candidates are already starting to make moves.
Members of the Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association last week heard from a local attorney and the head of Pennsylvania Working Families.
The city controller wants the Philadelphia school district to take its large collection of art out of storage and display it somewhere, which is something a spokesman said the schools are working on.
Ed Neilson, of Millbrook, was sworn in last week as the newest member of City Council.
In the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, the Northeast is divided into nine districts.
Stand up for students
State Rep. Ed Neilson said he’s hoping for a smooth transition to City Council.
Philadelphia’s prized public employees
U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, a Democratic candidate for governor, criticized Republican Gov. Tom Corbett for what she sees as his unwillingness to work with the School District of Philadelphia on solutions to its fiscal challenges.