Posted on 27 April 2016 by WestPhillyLocal.com
The 2016 Pennsylvania Primary Election results are in, and here are some local results and a breakdown by wards on the vote for presidential candidates. Overall, West Philadelphia’s Democratic voters supported Hillary Clinton, except for the 27th Ward where Bernie Sanders came out on top. Note: the results below are unofficial and incomplete. To view more results, go here.
PA Representative, District 190
Vanessa Lowery Brown – 36.45 percent (5381 votes)
Wanda Logan – 28.37 percent (4188 votes)
Ray Bailey – 12.02 percent (1775 votes)
Darryl Thomas – 11.37 percent (1679 votes)
PA Representative, District 188
James Roebuck (incumbent, unopposed) – 99.87 percent (12134 votes)
Representative in Congress, District 2 (Democrats)
Chaka Fattah (incumbent) – 36.76 percent (58821 votes)
Dwight Evans – 43.51 percent (69622 votes)
Posted on 03 April 2016 by WestPhillyLocal.com
Click on the images below to view breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus to be served in Philadelphia public schools in April 2016. Click here if your school uses the Satellite menu.
April 2016 K-8 breakfast, lunch and dinner menu
April 2016 9-12 breakfast, lunch and dinner menu Continue Reading
Posted on 31 March 2016 by WestPhillyLocal.com
Summer is rapidly approaching, which means block party season is just around the corner. The Block Party permit application process has recently been made easier, and traveling to the Municipal Services Building and waiting in line is no longer necessary. Residents can now pay and submit their application online and receive the permit by e-mail.
Block Party permits allow residents to close their street to traffic for a party on a weekend or a summer holiday, such as Memorial Day, July 4th or Labor Day. NOTE: Applications for weekday block parties or Street Festival Permits are not offered online at this time. Continue Reading
Posted on 30 March 2016 by WestPhillyLocal.com
This female pitbull terrier mix was found on Monday night near S. Saint Bernard and Florence. Here’s more information from the person who found her:
“We found this nervous little black/dark brown & white pit terrier/hound mix with a pink collar, wandering on the 800 block of [South] Saint Bernard Street (between 49th & 50th just south of Baltimore) on Monday night. We fed her and our neighbors tried to take her in for the night, but she got sick and tried to escape. ACCT picked her up around 11 p.m., and she is still there. She is a young adult, about 30 pounds, is underweight, and she may have had puppies in the past year. If this is your sweet dog, please claim her at ACCT Philly as soon as possible.”
The dog’s case number at ACCT is AC72751. ACCT Philly is located at 111 W. Hunting Park Ave., (267) 385-3800.
Posted on 25 January 2016 by WestPhillyLocal.com
Due to the weekend snow storm, all Philadelphia public schools and pre-kindergarten programs will be closed again on Tuesday, Jan. 26, according to the District’s announcement. There will be a two-hour delay opening for all administrative offices.
Archdiocese of Philadelphia schools will also be closed on Tuesday.
Posted on 24 January 2016 by WestPhillyLocal.com
Due to the snow storm that occurred over the weekend, all city public schools will be closed Monday, January 25, the Philadelphia School District has announced. All early childhood and after school programs and all administrative offices will also be closed.
Visit the District website at www.philasd.org for updates.