Congressman Bob Brady
Philadelphia is one of five cities vying to host the 2016 DNC, and nearly 20 members of the site committee will be here next Wednesday and Thursday.
Proposals had to be submitted by Saturday for those cities in the United States who wanted to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Philadelphia’s plan is one of those in the running.
It will be a friendly audience for the Vice President, in that he’ll be in a roundtable discussion with local police, state prosecutors and three members of Congress — all Democrats.
Congressman Brady and others are backing a plan in which Penn National Gaming would run the second casino, and two-thirds of the revenues would be channeled through a non-profit to the struggling school district and the pension fund.
The deadline passed Thursday evening to file an application for Philadelphia’s second casino license. One of the proposals comes from a gaming company based near Reading and according to Philadelphia-based U.S congressman Bob Brady (D-Pa.), it is a great bet for the city.
Congressman Bob Brady joined local labor leaders on Thursday to demand that his colleagues act to spare federal programs.
Local Democratic officials remained confident on Sunday that a strong Philadelphia turn-out will give the Pennsylvania’s electoral votes to President Obama on Tuesday.
Thousands of Philadelphia area workers braved drenching rain to march in the 25th annual Labor Day parade along Columbus Boulevard, Monday morning.
Sunoco’s South Philadelphia refinery — slated to close next month — will remain open under a deal announced on Monday. 850 jobs are being saved by the deal.
Philabundance has had its eye on the building for some time and has been working to raise $4.5-million to try to buy it and open it up as a grocery store that will also serve as a food center.
Congressman Bob Brady joined school district and union officials to make a push for the jobs bill proposed by President Obama. Vice President Biden will also be in the area on Tuesday.
In the wake of the shooting in Arizona, a local congressman is introducing legislation that would expand the law that deals with threats against the President to also cover federal lawmakers.