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.
Two plans to address population change in City Council districts leave the river wards pretty much untouched.