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Everyone Gets Education When Phila. Students Meet With Mayoral Candidates

By Pat Loeb

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia’s mayoral candidates met with third and fourth graders from four public schools this week.

The event was designed by the Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement as an educational experience for the students, but it turned out to be at least as educational for the candidates, providing a sobering glimpse of the students’ daily reality in a cash-strapped school system. 376 more words


In Monroe, Republican Mayor Candidate Seeks Change From Long-Time Dem Administration

Martin Herrmann hopes to become the first new mayor in Monroe in over 28 years. Current mayor Democrat Richard Pucci retires in December, creating a power vacuum in the booming Middlesex County town. 435 more words


Independent Monroe Mayor Candidate Hopes to ‘Take Money Out’ of Local Politics

In Monroe, independent candidate for mayor Ken Chiarella is hoping to “buck the two-party” system and make reforms in the town where his family has lived for over 100 years. 609 more words