Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Donating money to organizations that help victims is quick and easy.
Americans across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a 2-mile wide Tornado in Oklahoma. Dozens have died, and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. Patch will be posting stories of locals who are working to help victims from afar. If you know of someone local was affected by the tornado or who is working to help the victims, please contact your local editor. If you know local groups that are collecting for the relief effort, please let us know in the comments area below.
One volunteer describes turnout as bad.
Turnout for Tuesday's primary election in Philadelphia is expected to be low--between 10 and 12 percent--causing volunteers to describe the situation as bad. The polls closed on Tuesday at 8 p.m. Please click here for election results.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Stakeholders from all over Northwest Philadelphia gather in Gorgas Park to protest the city's education budget.
Parents, teachers and students gathered in Gorgas Park in Roxborough on Monday night to rally in protest against the proposed school district cuts and closing of schools. “We have people here from all over the Northwest,” said parent organizer Rebecca Poyourow. “There are people here from Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill as well as Roxborough and Manayunk. Kids and parents as well as a few teachers and principals held up signs that said things like “save our schools,” and “we need sports.” Sabra Townsend has a child who attends the Dobson School, and she was there to speak for the special education students in the district. “All children should have the right to an education,” Townsend said. “A special education child is just as deserving of …
Make some weekend plans.
Check out some events happening this June around the Philadelphia area: Manayunk Bike Race What: Racers will vie for $60,000 in prize money as they pedal a 12-mile loop through Manayunk and residents and visitors cheer them on. When: Sunday, June 2; women's race (60 miles) starts at 8:30 a.m., once it ends, the men's race (120 miles) starts Where: Lyceum and Manayunk avenues, Philadelphia Cost: None Lansdale Beer Fest What: The fourth annual Lansdale Beer Tasting Festival is expected to feature 200 beers from 100 breweries. It's sponsored by the Lansdale Area Fundraising Society. When: Saturday, June 22. Doors open at noon for VIP ticket holders; others get in beginning at 1:30 p.m. Taps close at 4:30 p.m. Where: 3rd Street and Richardson …
Tuesday is primary election day in Philadelphia.
Tuesday is primary day in Philadelphia so here's some handy information to help when you go out to cast your vote. What are the polling place hours? Excellent question. Polls open on Tuesday, May 21, at 7 a.m., and they will close at 8 p.m. Where do I go to vote? Click here to find your polling place. The link will take you to the Pennsylvania State Department's website. Simply enter you address, and it will spit out your polling plce. What's my registration status? Click here to find your registration status. This link will also take you to the Pennsylvania State Department's website. For this one you just need to enter your name, birthday and the county you live in. Also, check out the attached sample ballot before you head out to …
The Franklin & Marshall College poll ranks what voters feel is important for the state.
The No. 1 issue that Pennsylvania voters care about is improving the economy, at least according to one poll. The Frankin and Marshall College poll of Pennsylvania voters for May 2013 found that, of 11 possible issues, the one voters said to be most important to them was improving the state’s economy. The poll listed a number of issues and asked voters to rank its importance on a scale of 1 to 10. The top two issues, “improving the state’s economy” and “help create new jobs,” both had a mean score of 8.9 among voters polled. The poll, which was conducted between April 30 and May 5, gathered responses from 526 registered voters, including 265 Democrats, 196 Republicans and 65 Independents. The poll’s results are listed below: What do you …
These obituaries come from the Greater Philadelphia Area.
Harriet Harmer, of Roxborough, dies at 74. George Tobias, a former organist at St. Timothy’s in Roxborough, dies on March 20.
A car accident results in a theft arrest.
A man attempted to steal from another man after he flipped his vehicle while trying to be a good Samaritan, police said. On April 28, at approximately 7:10 a.m., a man was driving in the 6200 block of Henry Avenue when he noticed there was a disabled vehicle on the side of the road, police said. The driver attempted to pull over to assist the disabled vehicle when a third car struck the driver’s vehicle, police said. The driver’s vehicle flipped in the accident, police said. After the accident, the driver observed a man attempting to steal gun ammunition, air fresheners and vitamins from his flipped car, police said. A police officer on the scene arrested the thief, and the items were returned.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Roxborough Corridor Parents will host a rally and summit to discuss the proposed budget for the Philadelphia School District.
Police ask for help identifying a man who committed credit card fraud without possession of the credit card.
The police officers of the Philadelphia 5th District need help identifying a man they believe committed fraud against a Roxborough resident. On April 12, at 10 a.m., a woman told police that charges were being made with her credit card; however she was still in possession of that credit card, police said. Video surveillance captured an individual using the woman’s information to make a purchase at a Target in Springfield, on April 1. Below is a description of the individual from the police department: Black male, medium complexion, light mustache, early to late 20 years-of-age, wearing a black T-shirt with the logo “the dude abides” and red pants.