You have to hand it to Arlene Ackerman. She sure knows how to make a deal. No, the superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia was not responsible for the earthquake that rattled the East Coast one day after she was ousted from her cushy job, but she certainly did shake loose a whole lot of bucks for her departure.
Don’t let the back-to-school ads fool you. August is still an infant and summer’s only half over. The U.S. government has finally (temporarily) solved its debt-ceiling crisis, so for the time being things at the federal level are dullsville.
The new boundary lines won’t be known for months, but former Municipal Court Judge Jimmie Moore has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission, beginning the process of running in the 1st Congressional District.
Philadelphia’s moribund Republican Party needs to do a lot of soul-searching …
With defeats in the city primary, Marge Tartaglione and Frank Rizzo watch their long careers sputter to an end.
In a four way race, Mark Squilla dominated in his home turf of South Philly, winning the Democratic nomination to replace City Councilman Frank DiCicco in 1st District.