Meeting Philadelphia’s four new House reps

Meeting Philadelphia’s four new House reps

The 2019-20 session of the Pennsylvania legislature brings new names across the state. In Philadelphia’s delegation, four new Democratic representatives were sworn in on New Year’s Day.

The outgoing reps combined for about a century of service in Harrisburg. Yet, as the commonwealth and her biggest city change, so do the faces representing those citizens.

Thursday, January 10, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Philadelphia celebrates two years of pre-K

Philadelphia celebrates two years of pre-K

The City of Philadelphia celebrated two years of offering free pre-Kindergarten classes across the city Friday. Mayor Jim Kenney (D) joined city officials and educators in southwest Philadelphia to mark one of his major social policy achievements in his first term in office. 
Friday, January 4, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Philly Dems rally with nurses for “safe staffing”

Philly Dems rally with nurses for “safe staffing”

On Thursday, outside of two major Philadelphia hospitals, nurses protested working conditions and asked for a new contract from their new owners. Local politicians joined the nurses in support. 
Thursday, January 3, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
PA legislators share swearing-in day on social media

PA legislators share swearing-in day on social media

It was a rare New Year’s Day swearing-in ceremony to start the 203rd session of the Pennsylvania legislature. From the shores of Lake Erie to the banks of the Delaware River, representatives and senators joined in Harrisburg and vowed to uphold the laws and serve their constituents.

For some, it was the first day of a new job. Others returned for another term of elected service. Many shared the afternoon’s proceedings on Twitter.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: News and Views
Challengers announce for 2019 Philadelphia elections

Challengers announce for 2019 Philadelphia elections

While shoppers bustle about the Christmas Village, others in Philadelphia are working towards acquiring offices in the big building where Broad and Market streets intersect. The midterm elections are still fresh in minds, yet some have already declared their candidacies for 2019.
Monday, December 31, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
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