James Larry Grant, 58, called himself a “product of Philadelphia,” as he taped fliers to his now boarded-up childhood home at the corner of 29th and Diamond Street The fliers are a reminder for people to vote on Nov. 8. More specifically, they urge people to vote Wali Diop Rahman to be the next mayor […]
Robin Tasco is one of the seven candidates running for the 8th District City Council seat. The Germantown resident describes herself as an honest, transparent, accessible and straightforward individual. Before getting involved in politics, Tasco was the 59th Ward block captain and committee person within her community. “Because I was a block captain, I already was […]
Former executive director of the gun control advocacy group CeaseFirePA Joe Grace is running for Philadelphia City Council. We sat down with Grace to discuss how guns and gun regulations impact Kensington. You previously worked as the executive director of CeaseFirePA. Can you speak to the importance of gun control for Kensington specifically? The best […]
City Councilman Darrell L. Clarke’s office, a small, plain space found on the fourth floor of City Hall, is a bustling hub of activity. Staff members and concerned constituents shuffle in and out of the tall, narrow wooden doors while Clarke sits in a meeting just a room away. Melvin Smith and Zenobia Harris, two […]
State Rep. John Myers, a Democrat from the 201st District, and his campaign team are preparing for the race against Republican candidate Joseph Messa, an attorney in Philadelphia and Temple University alum. Myers has been the incumbent in the district since 1995. On Oct. 11, Meyers and the Center in the Park held a health […]
The state senate race in the 8th District pits a seasoned incumbent, State Sen. Anthony Williams, a Democrat, against Republican and professor, Rhashea Harmon. Williams is trying for a fourth term in the district that covers parts of Southwest Philadelphia and extends into Delaware County. Harmon is attempting to supplant the incumbent, whom she says […]
The Hunting Park Master Plan is a drawn diagram resting in the second floor conference room of the Hunting Park Recreation Center. To the people of Hunting Park the illustration is more than a poster of green dots and brown squares. It’s a sign, a message of hope. It’s a vision into the future of […]
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