Three political candidates stop by Greater Bustleton Civic League meeting

“It’s going to be a brief meeting for tonight’s important game,” Greater Bustleton Civic League President Bernice Hill told antsy residents at last night’s monthly meeting. Though the room was full, the sense of urgency to wrap up the meeting in time for game one of the World Series was palpable.

Not wasting time, GBCL  board members got right down to business following some announcements, and introduced their three guests for the evening: incumbent Democratic candidate for City Controller Alan Butkovitz, Republican candidate for City Controller Al Schmidt and Democratic candidate for District Attorney Seth Williams.

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Butkovitz listed his reasons as to why he makes a better City Controller than his opponent would, before taking a few questions from Bustleton residents.

Schmidt explained to residents why he thinks its best to have a nonpartisan City Controller.

Williams appeared at the end of the meeting, and encouraged the meeting attendees to vote for him based on the campaign goals he reviewed.

Also at last night’s meeting…Adam Beloff, Democratic candidate for judge in the Court of Common Pleas, dropped by at the start of the meeting to express his gratitude to President Bernice Hill and the residents who support him…The man who committed suicide after carjacking a vehicle and leading police on a chase through the Northeast was responsible for a string of recent robberies at the WaWa at Castor and Solly avenues, said a representative from the 7th District Police…The former Flatspin nightclub, which is owned by Northeast Philadelphia Airport, is now under a four-year lease with Comcast, who plans to store planes there…WaWa may buyout a portion of Northeast Auto Outlet at Grant Avenue and Academy Road…DeSimone Auto may buy property from the School District and use it to store cars for students at Swenson Skill Center to learn from…Kirk Weidemer, a lawyer representing new business owners in the area, made an informal, preliminary petition for a beer and soda distributor at 744 Red Lion Rd. (at Verree Road). He expects to make a formal presentation to the GBCL in the next few months. The GBCL will meet next on Nov. 18.

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