A U.S. Senate committee last week approved President Obama’s controversial nominee to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, but a bipartisan group of elected officials isn’t done fighting confirmation of the former Mumia Abu-Jamal defense attorney.
The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have passed a $956.4 billion farm bill that includes money that Rep. Allyson Schwartz secured for a national Healthy Food Financing Initiative to bring jobs and affordable food retail options to urban and rural communities.
Three Democrats running in the 13th Congressional District generally agreed on most issues at a forum on Sunday afternoon.
Terry Tracy, the Republican candidate for city controller, wants to be held accountable for the state of the School District of Philadelphia if he is elected on Nov. 5.
Several dozen friends and family members of Somerton’s Nick Forgione gathered recently at the Boulevard Diner to celebrate his 30-year cancer survival.
— In NE Philly, no surprises in races for Congress and state House and Senate seats.
Unofficial results in Pennsylvania for the major party candidates for national, statewide and state House and Senate seats.
— The presidential race gets top billing, of course, but many important decisions await you when you get into the privacy of the voting booth.
Last week, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz stood with fellow elected officials and others to mark the groundbreaking of a 1.5-mile trail along the Delaware River in Port Richmond.