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Shaping up with Sen. Tony Williams

Shaping up with Sen. Tony Williams

Fall is a fine season to get in shape, maintains State Sen. Anthony Williams (D-W. Phila.). Every year he sponsors a series of varied exercise programs throughout his 8th Senatorial District, which covers communities in South, Southwest and West Philadelphia as well as parts of Delaware County. All are free. Citizens are invited to sample […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Upstate Republicans Point at Scary Philly

BY JOE SHAHEELI Western and midstate Republicans are warming up for the 2018 political season by sharpening their teeth on controversial Philadelphia news. Majority Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) and 15 Republican members of the House State Government Committee sent a letter to Secretary of the Commonwealth Pedro A. Cortés in response to a report by […]

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Updated Oct. 12th

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Oct. 12-           State Rep. Angel Cruz hosts Police Recruitment Drive at 3503 N. B St., Unit 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For info: (215) 291-5643. Oct. 12-           State Sen. Larry Farnese hosts Job & Career fair at Sheet metal Workers Ha., 1301 S. Columbus Blvd., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 40 employers, résumé clinic, continuing-education programs. […]

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(Pols ) POLS ON THE STREET: Fresh from Vegas, Ciancaglini Eyes S. Philly Race

BY JOE SHAHEELI The 184th Legislative District seems to have a magnetic allure for political newcomers this year. This seat, representing the South Philadelphia neighborhoods of Bella Vista, East Passyunk, Pennsport and Whitman, has been served since 1993 by State Rep. Bill Keller. A longshoreman by trade, Keller has quietly tended his largely blue-collar constituency […]

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Oct. 5-             State Sen. Tina Tartaglione hosts Senior Expo at Mayfair Community Ctr., 2990 St. Vincent St., 10 a.m. Free health screenings, exhibits, government services. Oct. 5-             State Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown hosts “Unlimited Energy Workshop” at Greater Bible Way Temple, 1461 N. 52nd St., 7-8 p.m. Learn how to get unlimited usage […]

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Civil Asset Forfeiture: Where Does the Money Go?

BY RYAN BRIGGS AND MAX MARIN On a chilly night in 2014, Nassir Geiger left his house an innocent man with a 2000 Buick LeSabre and $580 cash in his pocket – his paycheck for the week. He drove to a nearby McDonald’s for a late-night snack. By the time he returned home the next […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Philly Sheds Light on Voting by Aliens

BY JOE SHAHEELI City Commissioner Al Schmidt has made a prominent contribution to a hotly debated national controversy over how many aliens vote in U.S. elections. A study conducted by Schmidt’s office found 220 non-citizens “who were registered to vote in Philadelphia at some point between 2006 and 2017,” reported City Commission’s lone Republican member. […]

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Updated Sept. 18th

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Sep. 28-           State Rep. Pam DeLissio hosts Senior Expo at Roxborough Memorial Hosp., parking lot, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. rain or shine. Sep. 28-           State Rep. Joanna McClinton, State Sen. Anthony Williams & Lt. Gov. Mike Stack host “Pathways to Pardons & Expungements” at Myers Rec. Ctr., 5800 Chester Ave., 4-8 p.m. Resource fair […]

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Fiedler Tests S. Philly’s Hunger for Change

BY TONY WEST Elizabeth Fiedler is running for office with a three-month-old baby at her side. “Walking” might be a better way to put it. But it’s not a bad way to meet people. Parents of newborns spend lots of time walking; and meeting lots of people is the key to a successful challenge in […]

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Updated Set. 14th, 2017

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Sep. 14-           State Rep. Stephen Kinsey hosts Human Services Job Fair at Treasures, 5540 Germantown Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For info: (215) 849-6592. Sep. 14-           State Rep. Emilio Vázquez hosts “Meet, Greet, Obtain Constituent Services” at Susquehanna Village, 1421 W. Susquehanna Ave, 3-4 p.m. Sep. 14-           PennFuture hosts Environmental Rights Amendment Forum […]

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