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Elephant Corner 11/14/2019

Elephant Corner 11/14/2019

Last Tuesday was not a good day for Republicans in the Philadelphia region. In Chester County Democrats won all of the row offices on the ballot. In Delaware County, the county commission now has a Democrat majority. We only won one of the two Superior Court positions with MEGAN McCARTHY KING’S election. Luckily, incumbent COUNCILMAN […]

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Martina White: Philly GOP Sees a New Day

State Rep. Martina White (R-Northeast) released a statement in response to being elected the chairwoman of the Philadelphia Republican Party – the first female chair of either major political party in our city: “I am honored to be elected as the next chairwoman of the Philadelphia Republican Party,” said White. “As when our country was […]

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Everyday People 11/14/2019

BY DENISE CLAY A whole lot is about to change in Philadelphia City Council. There are going to be two minority parties instead of one, thanks to Working Families Party candidate Kendra Brooks’s upset win over first-term Republican Al Taubenberger. With two Republicans – Councilmen Brian O’Neill and David Oh managed to find a place […]

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POLS ON THE STREET: Brooks Win Sends Statewide Shock Waves

BY JOE SHAHEELI The victory of Working Families Party candidate Kendra Brooks in the at-Large City Council race will upend the traditional bipartisan organization of Philadelphia City Council – or at least make it irrelevant. Now that there are not one, but two minority parties, does that mean there will be two minority chairs? Will […]

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Mayor Kenney Calls for Free Library to Go Fine-Free

Mayor Kenney has called on the Board of Trustees of the Free Library of Philadelphia to completely eliminate the use of fines for overdue books. The Board is scheduled to vote on this action at its upcoming meeting on Dec. 11. “While we want to ensure that library users return their materials, late fines for […]

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Nov. 14

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Councilmember-Elect Jamie Gauthier is hosted at Garden Ct. Civic Ass’n Mtg., Ch. of the Holy Apostles, 260 S. 51st St., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Light dinner & refreshments.    Send article as PDF   

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Nov. 15

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Emilio Vázquez hosts Fundraiser at La Rosa Linda, 4635 Torresdale Ave., 6-10 p.m. Tickets: $25-$2,500.    Send article as PDF   

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Nov. 16

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Celebrating Sisterhood hosts “She Shines Conference” at New Covenant Ch., 7500 Germantown Ave., 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Continental breakfast, lunch, resource fair, entertainment. Guests include State Sen. Vincent Hughes. Tickets: $75. For info: www.sheshinesconference.com.    Send article as PDF   

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Nov. 18

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Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell hosts “Party for the Homeless Fundraiser” at Green Soul Restaurant, 1410 Mt. Vernon St., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Targeting $30,000 to support her holiday party. Not political so all can contribute. Tickets: $100. For info: Issa Mancebo (215) 798-1055 or Issa@BFWgroup.net.    Send article as PDF   

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FURTHER LISTINGS

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Nov. 21-Phila. Public Record hosts “2019 Public Servant of the Year” at Galdo’s, 20th St. & Moyamensing Ave., 5:30-8:30 p.m. Honoring Councilmember Cherelle Parker. Open Bar, Hors d ’Oeuvres & Dinner. Tickets: $50 in advance, $60 at door, tables of 10 $450. For info: events@cityandstatepa.com. Nov. 21- State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta hosts Cocktail Reception at […]

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