Politics

 

Center City: Fairhill Friends Ministry Prays for Peace

Center City: Fairhill Friends Ministry Prays for Peace

This past Sunday, members of the Fairhill Friends Ministry assembled at Independence Mall for a silent prayer vigil to advocate for peace on earth. The group of Quakers is not only responsible for the organization of the silent vigil, but also organizes various service projects within the Fairhill community. Jorge Arauz, prayer group member and […]

 By Cherri Gregg

Kensington: A Community Unites to Combat Blight

Kensington: A Community Unites to Combat Blight

[vimeo 25660502] Nearly a quarter of the land in Kensington is vacant.  No buildings, no structures, just grass, weeds or concrete.  This land, if left untended, becomes a magnet for trash, illegal dumping and crime. South Kensington—the portion of Kensington that runs from West Girard Avenue north to Berks Street and from Front Street west […]

 By Jennifer Lee and James Shields

Germantown: 8th District City Council Candidate Robin Tasco

Germantown: 8th District City Council Candidate Robin Tasco

[vimeo 22829757] 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 […]

 By Trey Shields

Northwest: 8th District City Council Candidate Howard Treatman

Northwest: 8th District City Council Candidate Howard Treatman

[vimeo 22011629] Howard Treatman is an independent man–a characteristic the candidate for the 8th City Council District election wants all voters to remember when they go to the polls in May. Although this is his first foray into politics, the former president of the historical and influential Germantown Jewish Center and current board member of […]

 By Matthew Beck and Rebecca Arden

Ridge Avenue: From Temple University Student to Campaign Manager

Ridge Avenue: From Temple University Student to Campaign Manager

Behind every good election campaign are dedicated workers and volunteers to help get the winning edge. While most are experienced politicians, others are young, motivated workers ready to take on the everyday duties of a successful campaign. Laura Frank, a former Temple University student, was called upon to be the campaign manager of the Verna […]

 By Rebecca Savedow and Steve Boese

Germantown: 8th District Candidate Greg Paulmier

Germantown: 8th District Candidate Greg Paulmier

If there was ever a community politician, Greg Paulmier would be it. Block by block, the Germantown native is recognized by residents with friendly hellos and support for his upcoming race. Paulmier is running for the 8th District Council seat that will be vacated by Donna Reed Miller. Miller, the current councilwoman for the 8th […]

 By Jennifer Klimowicz and Saleem Ahmed

Northeast: Henon Running for City Council

Northeast: Henon Running for City Council

City Council candidate Bobby Henon and his supporters have set up shop on Frankford Avenue in preparation for the May 17 Democratic primary against Martin Bednarek. Henon is running for Philadelphia’s 6th District in hopes of filling the soon-to-be-vacant seat of retiring incumbent Joan Krajewski, who has held the position since 1979. If Henon wins […]

 By Ian Romano

Mayfair: Boyle Looks to Keep Community Center Running

Mayfair: Boyle Looks to Keep Community Center Running

[vimeo 20380966] As the freshman state House member addressed a campaign stand he made in the fall, Rep. Kevin Boyle said he will do his best to keep Mayfair’s community institutions alive. “Mayfair is the heart of Northeast Philly,” Boyle said. “We can’t have a strong Northeast Philly without having a strong Mayfair.” The 172nd […]

 By Steve Boese and Rebecca Savedow

Germantown: The City Council Election

Germantown: The City Council Election

Politics can be a fickle field, especially at the local district level. Sometimes, the person with the most money wins. Sometimes, the person with the best plan wins. What all politicians need, however, is an image in the community they want to represent. Current 8th District Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller had that, which enabled her […]

 By Ian Romano

Mayfair: Indicted Politician’s Name on a Community Center Sparks Debate

Mayfair: Indicted Politician’s Name on a Community Center Sparks Debate

[vimeo 19639286] Bob Dillon may look rusty, but the 68-year-old pitcher said he still has a lot of fight left. He and his teammates work out at the John M. Perzel Community Center every Friday in the winter to warm up for the Philadelphia Senior Softball League season. “We’ve been coming here for a couple […]