City councilman Mark Squilla (D-1st dist.) visited last week’s meeting of the Olde Richmond Civic Association to discuss his plans to help improve the neighborhood with the support of local residents.
Community groups can get a $1,000 grant from Mark Squilla’s office to help afford neighborhood cleanups.
City Councilman Brian O’Neill enjoyed a comfortable re-election victory last month, but an examination of the numbers indicates that it’ll be a little bit of a tougher fight in four years.
He was a little man, but he made a big impact on the city with four terms in City Council. Locals will remember him as a South Philly politician who didn’t come around the river wards often enough.
Four years ago, Republican City Councilman Brian O’Neill faced a fairly stiff challenge from Democrat Sean McAleer, but the incumbent rolled to re-election with 58 percent of the vote despite Michael Nutter’s strength at the top of the ticket.
On Tuesday, 11 candidates will be vying for seven City Council at-large seats.
As far as inspirational stories go, The Mighty Macs is a slam dunk. It’s a good one about a female basketball team that plenty of Philadelphians have probably heard of over the years.
The controversial DROP tops a spirited discussion involving the hopefuls in the 10th Councilmanic District. Also on the agenda: Ethics, pensions and perks.