Elections

 By R. Chase Grier and Jessica Herring

Fairhill: The New Palladium Provides a Home for Friends, Family and Community

Fairhill: The New Palladium Provides a Home for Friends, Family and Community

  From the outside, the New Palladium nightclub looks much like a storefront that has yet to open for the business day. At 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 26th, the shutters covered the doors and windows, and very little light escaped to the sidewalk surrounding it. However, looks can be deceiving, particularly in the case of […]

 By Kimberly Wagner, Sherrell Williams and Kevin Yorke

Strawberry Mansion: Lifelong Resident Pushes Rahman for Mayor

Strawberry Mansion: Lifelong Resident Pushes Rahman for Mayor

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 […]

 By Pamela Seaton and Kirsten Stamn

Northeast: Three Republican Candidates Fight for Council Seats

Northeast: Three Republican Candidates Fight for Council Seats

With the fall election season underway seven City Council At-Large candidates came together recently at the WHYY studio for a political debate that, considering the stakes of the upcoming election, was a testament to measured, thoughtful politics. With seven participants in attendance – five Republicans and two Democrats – the debate covered everything from Occupy […]

 By Jennifer Lee and James Shields

Germantown: 8th District City Council Candidate Robin Tasco

Germantown: 8th District City Council Candidate Robin Tasco

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 […]

 By John Paul Titlow

Kensington: Joe Grace on How Gun Control Can Help

Kensington: Joe Grace on How Gun Control Can Help

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 […]

 By Lindsay Burgess and Brad Larrison

Strawberry Mansion: Councilman Clarke Tackles Urban Blight

Strawberry Mansion: Councilman Clarke Tackles Urban Blight

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 […]

 By Kristen Mosbrucker and Josh Fernandez

Germantown: State Rep. John Myers

Germantown: State Rep. John Myers

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 […]

 By Sean Rossman and Drew O'Meara

Walnut Hill: Rhashea Harmon Takes on Anthony Williams for State Senate

Walnut Hill: Rhashea Harmon Takes on Anthony Williams for State Senate

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 […]

 By Brittany Miller and Kenneth Marone

Hunting Park: Park Plays Important Role in Local Campaigns

Hunting Park: Park Plays Important Role in Local Campaigns

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 […]

 

Philadelphia: Election 2009

Philadelphia: Election 2009

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