November 10: State leadership fights | Beat the Bus | Bok School info session | Polar vortex

The 2014 midterms are over, but some of the most important campaigns are just heating up. Conservative Republicans want to oust state Senate Majority leader Dominic Pileggi (R-Chester), and Democratic Rep. Mike Sturla is running to replace Rep. Frank Dermody, blaming him for the party’s 8-seat loss in the state House in spite of Governor-elect Tom Wolf’s 10-point win.

Residents want enforcement for four illegal parking spaces at the intersection of Germantown and W. Mt Airy, citing safety and visibility concerns.

Get ready for the Polar Vortex again, arriving later this week.

The ZBA rejected neighbors’ arguments against Walnut Estates’ condos’ lack of parking, and granted a variance for the mixed-use project at 22nd and Walnut Sts.

West Philly Runners organized a Beat The Bus run, in which they’ll try to outpace a SEPTA Rt. 21 bus. The group hopes to send a message that running is a quick and convenient commute option, but they’ll also send a message about the low priority status afforded to buses on our streets relative to general car traffic.

Young developer and Next City Vanguard alum Lindsey Scannapieco will present her firm’s ideas for the redevelopment of Edward W. Bok School in South Philly in an information-only session next Wednesday.

Conrad Benner flags a beautiful new David Guinn mural at 4th and Manton Sts.

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