July 14, 2016 |
The Republican Party kept its 47-year winning streak in Pennsylvania's 168th House District alive Tuesday when Middletown Township Councilman Chris Quinn won a special election to represent some of Delaware County's wealthiest towns. With all precincts counted, Quinn had 5,329 votes to defeat Democrat Diane Cornman-Levy, who collected 3,788. Quinn will fill the vacancy created when Republican Tom Killion, who represented the district from 2003 to 2016, resigned after winning a special election to serve in the state Senate.
July 13, 2016 |
If past is prologue, Republican Chris Quinn, 44, will win Tuesday's special election for a state House seat in a district that has never elected a Democrat. "I'm running for state legislature because I think I can balance a budget," said Quinn, who serves on Middletown Township's council. "I think I understand what people are looking for. " But Democrat Diane Cornman-Levy, 55, who runs an educational nonprofit, believes that voters are looking for something new, and that she thus stands a good chance of breaking the GOP's hold in the 168th District, which includes some of Delaware County's wealthier towns.
July 5, 2016
ISSUE | PA. HOUSE Elect a woman We are celebrating the birth of our wonderful nation in Philadelphia with liberty and justice for all. It is important to have views in Harrisburg that represent all of us. We need more women who have outstanding resumés and more Democrats to have a balanced dialogue. Democrat Diane Cornman-Levy, executive director of the Natural Creativity Center in Germantown, is running for a vacant seat in the House to represent the 168th district in Delaware County.
July 5, 2016
The Philly Ad Club has elected the following members to serve as the executive committee for the 2016-17 service year: Bernie Prazenica, president and general manager of WPVI-TV/6ABC in Philadelphia, is president; Jill Deardorff, president and CEO at Deardorff Associates and Deardorff Digital, is chair; Paul Muller, president of the Tri-State Toyota Dealers Association, is first vice presient; Amy Shearer, chief marketing officer at...
July 2, 2016 |
Can you make a film that criticizes gun violence in America while also reveling in a relentless, gory orgy of gun violence, knife violence, chain-saw violence, and ax violence? That's the plight of the Purge franchise, an auteurish series of hyper-violent, dystopian thrillers from writer-director James DeMonaco ( The Negotiator , Skinwalkers ) now in its third installment with The Purge: Election Year . The premise and the basic story line are familiar: Set in the near future, the Purge movies concern an America where once a year, for 12 hours, citizens get to let off steam by committing any crime - including murder - without fear of prosecution.
June 28, 2016
The Campbell Soup Foundation , Camden, has elected Kim Fremont Fortunato president of its board. She is Campbell Soup Co.'s director, community affairs. Since 1953, the foundation has provided financial support to communities throughout the United States where Campbell employees live and work. ACHIEVEability, a nonprofit organization in West Philadelphia that offers self-sufficiency programs for homeless and low-income, single-parent families, has elected Jim Mogan to its board.
June 21, 2016 |
When, in his 1964 GOP acceptance speech, Barry Goldwater declared that "extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice," a reporter sitting near historian Theodore White famously exclaimed: "My God, he's going to run as Barry Goldwater!" Six weeks into Donald Trump's general election campaign, Republicans are discovering that he indeed intends to run as Donald Trump. He has boasted that he could turn "presidential" - respectful, respectable, reticent, reserved bordering on boring - at will.
June 4, 2016 |
As the 10-year anniversary of a primary election day murder in Gloucester County approaches, investigators have put out a yearly call for information to help solve the homicide. Detectives continue to seek leads in the June 6, 2006, slaying of Desiree McGraw, a 27-year-old mother of two who was found dead from one gunshot to the head behind a polling place on Mail Avenue in Deptford Township. A reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction - posted at $5,000 at the time of McGraw's death and raised to $8,000 four years later - still stands.
May 28, 2016
LONDON - Sixty-five years ago, what has become the European Union was an embryo conceived in fear. It has been stealthily advanced from an economic to a political project, and it remains enveloped in a watery utopianism even as it becomes more dystopian. The EU's economic stagnation - in some of the 28 member nations, youth unemployment approaches 50 percent - is exacerbated by its regulatory itch and the self-inflicted wound of the euro, a common currency for radically dissimilar nations.
May 19, 2016
IF LAWMAKERS in Harrisburg want to look for a place with effective and enforced election laws, they do not need to look far. They can look to Philadelphia. Yes, Philadelphia. The city has a far tougher election law than the state of Pennsylvania. For one thing, the city has limits on campaign giving. The state has none. For another, we have the Board of Ethics to enforce the law. It tracks down mistakes and misdeeds in the filing or spending of campaign money - and has the power to levy thousands of dollars in fines.