Education: Councilwoman Helen Gym, “I need a big vision for the school district that people believe in.”

Education: Councilwoman Helen Gym, “I need a big vision for the school district that people believe in.”

Helen Gym (D) is an at-large Philadelphia City Council member and vocal education advocate. Her goal in public office has been to to tackle widespread poverty through creating a quality public education system – the same system she taught in and put her children through. Philadelphia Neighborhoods spoke with Councilwoman Gym on the phone to discuss the […]

 

Chestnut Hill: Lynne Abraham Stresses Education as Campaign’s Top Issue

Chestnut Hill: Lynne Abraham Stresses Education as Campaign’s Top Issue

“I want to encourage people who live in and around Philadelphia to do something that I think we don’t do enough of, and that’s being proud of your city and being a cheerleader and a booster,” mayoral candidate Lynne Abraham said. Abraham joined the race for mayor of Philadelphia in November after a long career […]

 By Ali Watkins and Sean Carlin

Politics: Breaking Down the 13th District Democratic Primary

Politics: Breaking Down the 13th District Democratic Primary

When U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, D-Pa., announced her candidacy for governor earlier this year, her impending departure from Congress created a void in the 13th District. With five months to go before the Democratic primary election, no clear favorite has emerged from the pack. Schwartz’s seat, which covers parts of Montgomery County and Northeast Philadelphia, was made […]