Members of the organic, farm-fresh produce industry have been trying to establish a foothold in Northeast Philadelphia for years. Somerton’s Walker Lodge will be the site of one company’s newest attempt next spring.
State Rep. John Taylor, chairman of the Republican City Committee, will actively support Martina White in the upcoming special election for the 170th Legislative District seat.
Voters in the 170th Legislative District will choose their new representative in a special election on Tuesday, March 24.
A fortune teller probably had a feeling that the vote wouldn’t go her way when she attended the monthly Somerton Civic Association meeting on Dec. 9 seeking support for a zoning variance that would allow her to continue seeing clients in her Bustleton Avenue home.
City Councilman Brian O’Neill used the monthly meeting of the Somerton Civic Association to detail three Council bills that he recently introduced to amend the city’s zoning code.
Residents had every reason not to attend the June 10 meeting of the Somerton Civic Association. It was the group’s final monthly meeting before its annual summer recess. The agenda was pretty light. Rain was falling in buckets.
The Somerton Civic Association appointed new officers and rejected a local homeowner’s application to legalize an oversized shed in his yard during the civic group’s monthly meeting on June 10.
Dolores Barbieri had large shoes to fill when she became president of the Somerton Civic Association. Some would say those shoes were enormous.
Kent Lufkin, president and CEO of 3rd Fed Bank, was among six people honored last week at Community College of Philadelphia’s 15th Annual Distinguished Leadership Awards The awards are presented for outstanding contributions to higher education and the local community. Lufkin was honored with the Business Award.