The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives within the last week have approved a bill that would rename the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, at 3900 Woodland Ave. in West Philadelphia, in memory of Army Cpl. Michael J. Crescenz, a Cardinal Dougherty High School graduate who earned the Medal of Honor for bravery in the Vietnam War.
Center City businessman Lou Lanni last Friday entered the race for an at-large City Council seat, declaring his intentions at Tailhook Tavern, at 3522 Cottman Ave. in Mayfair.
Former District Attorney Lynne Abraham is seeking a return to public office, while state Sen. Anthony Williams is looking to move from state to city government.
State Sen. Mike Stack discusses his plans as lieutenant governor.
Representatives lobby for support for legislation that would require the state to match federal funding to prepare those with intellectual disabilities for employment.
Democrats Brendan Boyle and Mike Driscoll win open seats for the U.S. and Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
Pennsylvania voters will go to the polls next Tuesday, and a change in the governor’s mansion is looking likely.
State Rep. Brendan Boyle, the Democratic candidate in the 13th Congressional District, has the backing of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, Everytown for Gun Safety and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
On Oct. 14, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted 195-0 to pass House Bill 2489, also known as the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Registry in PA (SAFER PA), which was introduced by Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-170th dist.).