November 1, 2014 |
On a hot-button political issue like repealing Obamacare, U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan (R., Pa.) can be expected to toe the party line. But Meehan - seeking his third term in an outrageously gerrymandered district that sprawls across five counties from his home base in Delaware County - has shown a willingness to run interference with his party on gun control, the government shutdown, big-dollar federal projects like the Delaware River deepening, and preservation...
July 18, 2014
A story Thursday about a mental-health-treatment bill misidentified its origination and some of its sponsors. It is a federal bill, and the sponsors include U.S. Reps. Tim Murphy (R., Allegheny), Mike Fitzpatrick (R., Bucks), and Patrick Meehan (R., Delaware). The July 4 "Changing Skyline" column on the Graduate Hospital neighborhood gave an incomplete description of ward leader Marcia Wilkof's position in a 2009 zoning dispute. While she initially opposed sidewalk tables at the Sidecar Bar & Grille, she later changed her stance and endorsed the proposal for outdoor dining.
October 4, 2010 |
Republican Congressional candidate Patrick Meehan enters the final weeks of his campaign with more than $1.5 million cash on hand, his campaign announced Monday. Meehan, who faces Democrat Bryan Lentz in Pennsylvania's Seventh House Congressional District, raised more than $725,000 in the third quarter, which closed Sept. 30, his campaign said. At the last filing deadline, Meehan outpaced Lentz in cash on hand by about $337,000, according to federal campaign finance reports.
July 30, 2002 |
Delaware County District Attorney Patricia N. Holsten, who replaced Patrick Meehan when he was named U.S. attorney for Eastern Pennsylvania in September, died Friday of cancer. She was 56 and lived in Newtown Square. Holsten was the first woman DA in Delaware County. Deputy District Attorney Jack Stewart will replace her until a panel of judges appoints a successor. Holsten, who grew up in Upper Darby, began her courtroom career after teaching history. She received a law degree from Widener University in 1987.
May 10, 2010 |
Zane David Memeger was sworn in Monday morning to become the 58th United States attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Memeger, nominated by President Obama last month, was confirmed May 5 by the U.S. Senate in a unanimous vote. As the region's top federal prosecutor, Memeger will decide which prosecutions go forward and determine which attorneys are assigned to specific cases. He will run an office of 130 lawyers and almost as many staff members. Along with Philadelphia, the district covers Delaware, Montgomery, Chester, Bucks, Lancaster, Berks, Lehigh and Northampton Counties.
July 19, 2010
Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are slated to be in Philadelphia today to campaign for Democratic congressional candidate Bryan Lentz. Biden and Pelosi will headline a luncheon fundraiser at the Sheraton Hotel at 17th and Race Streets in Philadelphia at noon. It's $1,000 to get in the door, and at least $5,000 for the V.I.P. reception. As many as 200 people are expected to attend, said Lentz campaign spokesman Vincent Rongione. The money raised will go to the Lentz campaign and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
September 14, 2010 |
Democrat Bryan Lentz, who is running to replace Joe Sestak in the Seventh Congressional District in suburban Philadelphia, started running television ads Tuesday. The ad buy comes after a conservative group launched ads last week to attack Lentz and other Democrats on government spending. Lentz, a two-term state representative and Iraq war veteran, is running two ads. One introduces him to voters: http://www.philly.com/philly/video/102913784.html The second goes after Lentz's Republican opponent, Patrick Meehan, for Meehan's support of the Bush tax cuts.
July 8, 2008 |
Laurie Magid knows that she will be an "acting" U.S. attorney only until a permanent one is nominated by the next president. But that doesn't mean that Magid, who will be the first woman U.S. attorney here when she takes over next week from Patrick Meehan, intends just to keep the seat warm for a successor. Magid said yesterday that while the U.S. Attorney's Office is "in a period of transition," her goal is to "build on the legacy" that Meehan created in the areas of gun violence, health-care fraud and public corruption.
April 1, 2010 |
Delaware County Democrats want federal authorities to look into what they contend is a pattern of forgeries on nominating petitions for Republican congressional candidate Patrick Meehan. State Rep. Bryan Lentz, who is seeking the Democratic nomination in the Seventh Congressional District, said he would ask the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate all 3,623 signatures submitted by Meehan. Lentz plans to announce the request at a news conference Thursday morning outside the federal courthouse in Philadelphia.
June 27, 2006 |
A Delaware County unit investigating Internet crimes against children screened 600 tips last year and participated in the arrests of 85 people across the state, District Attorney Michael Green said yesterday. Green provided the data at a news conference to mark $650,000 in new federal funding for the program, the latest in a series of grants dating to 1999. With millions of teens online daily, one in 33 reported being "aggressively solicited" to meet in person or by telephone, according to a study by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.