Democratic ward leaders in the 173rd Legislative District are unanimously behind Mike Driscoll in the May 20 primary.
The race to succeed state Rep. Mike McGeehan got a bit more crowded last Thursday as Holmesburg business owner Paul DeFinis declared his candidacy for Pennsylvania’s 173rd legislative district seat.
The owners of an apartment building and a tavern each won the approval of the East Torresdale Civic Association last week in separate zoning cases.
A Holmesburg man was charged with murder after he allegedly shot another man in the face during an argument on Feb. 2. Claude Thomas, 27, of the 4700 block of Vista St., wounded Rasheed Shannon once in the face as the two quarreled in the street near Thomas’ home at about 1:45 p.m., police said. Emergency responders found Shannon, 25, on the 4900 block of Fitler St. and took him to Aria Health-Torresdale, where he died on Feb. 3.
Frankford Civic Association members last week were supposed to be asked to support a local businessman’s plan to put a snack bar in his Torresdale Avenue car wash, but the business owner didn’t make a presentation.
Two zoning issues will be on the agenda at the next monthly meeting of the East Torresdale Civic Association at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, at the Liberty Evangelical Free Church, Linden Avenue and Milnor Street.
State Sen. Mike Stack has requested that Gov. Tom Corbett allocate funding from the state’s 2014 Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program toward the former site of the Liddonfield Homes.
An unidentified robber held up a Tacony bank on Friday afternoon.
The Philadelphia2035 project is making its way into East Torresdale.