City Councilman Brian O’Neill has easily won re-election every four years since narrowly unseating Democrat Melvin Greenberg in 1979, but he faces an aggressive opponent in a district that is just one-third Republican.
The controversial DROP tops a spirited discussion involving the hopefuls in the 10th Councilmanic District. Also on the agenda: Ethics, pensions and perks.
City Controller Alan Butkovitz last week visited the Holmesburg Civic Association to discuss two of his recently released reports.
The East Torresdale Civic Association wants to keep a close eye on several anticipated construction projects in the neighborhood.
As residents continue to resist proposed plans for a methadone clinic in Holmesburg, two local politicians are attempting to give the community a stronger voice.
A proposal to change the city’s zoning code might provide a check to what members of the Frankford Civic Association have called a proliferation of rooming houses for recovering addicts.
“I’m still trying to work with the community, but it seems like they won’t let go of some of the problems from the past,” the owner says.
Joe Brown swung and thought he had connected, but instead, his hit got him involved in a disputed call.
That’s the message foes of a planned drug center on Frankford Avenue have for the owner of the property.