Thursday, September 27, 2007

Berks Republicans back online

After three years of having no presence on the Internet, the Berks County Republican Committee has re-launched a Web site.

This is one of the first tangible signs of progress for the party under its new chairman, Mark Gillen.

The party's former Web site was sabotaged and the two previous party chairs didn't think it was a priority to get the site back on the Web. Hello. This is 2007. More than 100 million Americans use computers on a regular basis. Anyone serious about politics is using the Web daily.

The new site can be found at

It's a bare-bones operation so far, but Gillen promises more features down the road.

In the meantime,you can find out who the Republican countywide candidates for the Nov. 6 election are by going to the site, which also has contact information for elected officials and a few links.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Mount Penn designates Halloween curfew

Mount Penn Borough Council has designated a Halloween curfew from Oct. 1 through Nov. 5.

That means all minors (anyone under the age of 18) must be off the streets between 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. on weekdays and 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. on weekends.

This action is intended to cut down on vandalism and other mischief that occurs during the weeks leading up to Halloween.

The borough's normal curfew is 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Violators can be fined if police see them on the streets during curfew hours.

The council also designated Tuesday, Oct. 30, and Wednesday, Oct. 31, as trick-or-treat nights in the borough. All trick-or-treaters should be off the streets by the 9 p.m. curfew.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Elect Cocuzza, Dudash, Phyrillas and Staron

Four incumbent members of the Mount Penn Borough Council are seeking re-election this November.

Voters have an opportunity to keep all four hard-working and dedicated members serving on the council.

Here's three good reasons to keep the experienced team working for you:

  • Borough finances are in the best shape they've been in years.
  • Borough government is efficient and responsive.
  • All of the members of the Borough Council work well together and have a common goal of providing the best services to all Mount Penn residents.

Vote for Jim Cocuzza for a two-year term on council. Vote for Mark Dudash, Tony Phyrillas and Tom Staron for four-year terms on council.

Keep the experienced team working for you.