Philadelphia City Council chambers were packed on Thursday morning as the lawmakers launched their 2012 legislative session.
When Philadelphia City Council convenes its 2012 legislative session this morning, it’ll have a very different look, with new leadership and six new members. But the biggest issues are anything but new.
Today was orientation day for six freshmen: they’re the six incoming members of Philadelphia City Council.
State Rep Kenyatta Johnson’s ‘Have You Done It Yet’ Campaign Encourages Students To Apply For College Scholarships
The Peace Not Guns Caucus held its first annual “Have You Done It Yet” Awards Banquet at Yesha Banquet Hall on Thursday. The group honored students who decided to take control of their future.
In Philadelphia, where Democratic registrations outpace Republicans by a 6-1 margin, several City Council races wrapped up quickly on Election Night.
A number of community leaders spoke at a press conference Friday afternoon to respond to the gun violence that has plagued the Point Breeze and Grays Ferry section of the city since mid-September.
Police are working overtime following a rash of gun violence in Philadelphia in the past few days.
A review of the paper ballots cast in Philadelphia’s primary election continues, but it appears that they will not affect the outcome of one close race.
It will be next week at the earliest before the Philadelphia City Commission certifies the results of Tuesday’s primary elections.
The official citywide count will begin on Friday, and continue over the weekend and through next Wednesday.
Mark Squilla and Bobby Henon appeared headed toward commanding victories in their respective Philadelphia City Council primary races.
A group of state lawmakers and a civic organization in Philadelphia plans to offer a reward today, hoping to spark leads for police investigating the beating of a southwest Philadelphia community activist a week ago.