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Politics: Cindy Bass Gives The Community A Voice

Politics: Cindy Bass Gives The Community A Voice

Logan residents feel they have been kept in the shadows for decades by their council people, but City Councilwoman Cindy Bass is finally giving them a voice. “We’ve been promised that our issues are going to be addressed by the politicians over and over again,” said Cecil Hankins, a neighborhood resident. “Logan is the least of […]

 

West Oak Lane: Councilwoman Joins NFL Alum at Thanksgiving Turkey Drive

Councilwoman Cindy Bass held a Turkey Drive on Nov. 5 for the constituents of the 8th District. Raheem Brock, a former NFL player for the Indianapolis Colts and native Philadelphia, helped Bass distribute more than 100 turkeys on Germantown Avenue. – Text and video by Nickee Plaksen

 By Michael Gaudini

Germantown: Paulmier Takes Silver Medal in 8th District Race

Germantown: Paulmier Takes Silver Medal in 8th District Race

The first time Greg Paulmier ran for City Council, his son drew a picture that showed Paulmier physically running. The youthful misunderstanding was actually surprisingly accurate. “You’re running yourself to death, man,” one of Paulmier’s campaign workers said as Paulmier handed her a brown, paper bag. And then he was off again, dashing back to […]

 

Northwest: Ongoing Coverage of the 8th District Primary

Northwest: Ongoing Coverage of the 8th District Primary

newsworks.org, the website of WHYY, and Philadelphia Neighborhoods are covering the 8th District’s voting throughout Chestnut Hill, Mount Airy, West Oak Lane, Germantown and Tioga. See the blog at https://bit.ly/mBNu6z Seven candidates are vying in the Democratic primary today to replace retiring Donna Reed Miller in this key district.

 By Jennifer Lee and James Shields

Northwest: 8th District City Council Candidate Debate Scheduled Tonight

Northwest: 8th District City Council Candidate Debate Scheduled Tonight

Local politics are often met with apathy and skepticism. Voters tend to think of candidates acting on behalf of a personal agenda rather than for the benefit of the community. The candidates of the 8th District City Council election are trying to change this assumption. “This is not a rehearsed position,” 8th District City Council candidate […]

 By Anna Berezowska and Genevieve LeMay

Germantown: Candidate Durham Wants New Programs for the 8th District

Germantown: Candidate Durham Wants New Programs for the 8th District

“I want to introduce a new standard of living,” said William “Bill” Durham, a candidate for the City Council from the 8th District. Donna Reed Miller has held this position for over 10 years. But Durham said that he has faith in the future. “We can change this district in two to three years,” Durham, […]

 By Rebecca Arden and Matthew Beck

Germantown: Campaign Aide Focuses on the 8th District

Germantown: Campaign Aide Focuses on the 8th District

Joseph Corrigan started working on election campaigns when he was 13 and has yet to stop 12 years later. He has worked primarily in Montgomery County but also in Delaware County and was a manager for the race for the state legislature. After his last election, he decided he “wanted to keep going on the […]