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Politics: Committee Of Seventy Works to Improve City Government

Politics: Committee Of Seventy Works to Improve City Government

It is no secret that Philadelphia has been marred by political scandals and corruption throughout its storied past. From the Abscam sting to the controversies surrounding Mayor Street’s administration, from Vince Fumo’s conviction to current allegations against State Senator Larry Farnese and Congressman Chaka Fattah, the city of Philadelphia does not have a great record when it comes to government […]

 

Logan: Residents Emphasize Education at Town Hall with Mayor-Elect Jim Kenney

Logan: Residents Emphasize Education at Town Hall with Mayor-Elect Jim Kenney

Mayor-elect Jim Kenney met residents of North Philadelphia at Central High School in the first of a series of five town hall meetings taking place throughout the city. Central High, located in the Logan neighborhood, proved a fitting forum for the Monday evening meeting wherein Kenney fielded an array of questions regarding education. “It’s not […]

 

The Next Mayor: Five Questions the Candidates Should Face

The Next Mayor: Five Questions the Candidates Should Face

The remaining Philadelphia mayoral candidates are going to be hard pressed with tough questions from voters this election. With the systematic issues Philadelphia faces in areas like education and government accountability to the public, the two candidates are going to have to pitch solid solutions to get voters on their side. Whoever is taking over for […]

 

Fox Chase: Residents See Kenney as the Clear Choice

Fox Chase: Residents See Kenney as the Clear Choice

Across Fox Chase, voters were out and about before the polls opened for the 2015 mayoral primary on Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. While Republican city council candidates such as Matt Wolfe (pictured below in suit, with Jim Kimenour, a Democratic vice chairman in the 63rd Ward) could be found making their rounds and asking whether any registered Republicans […]

 

Chinatown: Low Voter Turnout Despite Good Weather

Chinatown: Low Voter Turnout Despite Good Weather

With the sun shining down and a light cool breeze blowing by, it was the perfect weather condition for people to come out and vote. Despite the good weather, voter turnout was not so good in Chinatown. There are two poll sites for Chinatown residents: the Chinese Christian Church and Center at 225 N. 10th St. […]

 

Roxborough: Young Voters Absent From Primary Polls

Roxborough: Young Voters Absent From Primary Polls

It was a quiet and unusually empty afternoon in the auditorium of the polling station at Ridge Avenue and Rector Street. Located right next to the Roxborough Memorial Hospital, volunteers and poll workers were stationed outdoors and indoors, anxiously awaiting a crowd to come in and place their votes for the 2015 primary election. Throughout the […]

 

Logan: Education and Crime Top Issues For Voters

Logan: Education and Crime Top Issues For Voters

According to community activist Sheila Bellamy, the voting for the primaries is usually low in numbers because many people do not see the importance. “In my district, there are 540-something registered voters, she said yesterday morning at the Birney Preparatory Academy, located at 9th Street and Lindley Avenue. “If we can get 200 today, we’re going […]

 

Primary Election Day 2015: Don’t Count Those Millennials Out Yet

Primary Election Day 2015: Don’t Count Those Millennials Out Yet

Philadelphia has significant problem when it comes to voting, especially when the focus is on municipal elections rather than national. Of all folks who fall into the roughly 75 to 80 percent of registered voters who opt-out of voting, Generation-X and Millennials are by far the least likely to vote, according to statistics. Knowing that this […]

 

Arts & Entertainment: The Next Mayor’s Impact on the Arts Community?

Arts & Entertainment: The Next Mayor’s Impact on the Arts Community?

A recent study conducted by the William Penn Foundation reported that nearly 70 percent of the nonprofit arts organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region are considered to be in poor financial health. Philadelphia has, statistically, one of the most culturally vibrant cities in the nation, with a 64 percent increase in the number of nonprofit […]

 

Mantua: Residents, Business Owners Hope for More Progress With New Mayor

Mantua: Residents, Business Owners Hope for More Progress With New Mayor

With Philadelphia’s primary election creeping up in May, the city is already prepping for a new mayor to take the reins from Mayor Michael Nutter, and many are talking about what changes they would like to see. In the West Philadelphia neighborhood of Mantua and the Lancaster Avenue corridor, students, residents and small-business owners are thinking about […]

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