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Joe Hohenstein to host job fair at Vogt Rec April 26

State Rep. Joe Hohenstein, is hosting a Spring Job Fair for local residents on Thursday, April 26.  The job fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Vogt Recreation Center, 4131 Unruh Ave.  Representatives from CareerLink PA, SEPTA, the City of Philadelphia, healthcare providers and more will be at the fair to talk to participants about available job openings and career opportunities.

“Whether you are unemployed or underemployed, or looking for something new, this job fair will have plenty of avenues to pursue,” Hohenstein said. “Join us!”

More information is available by calling Hohenstein’s office at 215-744-2600.


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Womrath Park Clean Up Day

Residents and community organizations gathered at Womrath Park in Frankford to rake leaves, pick up trash and contribute to a growing sense of community in the area. Organized by the office of State Rep Joe Hohenstein, 177th District. Photos available at

Womrath Park Clean Up Day from Chris Baker Evens on Vimeo.




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Deni Playground Improvements Coming

Councilwoman Sanchez laid out plans for major improvements to Deni Playground at a community meeting on November 27th.

The project will completely rebuild the children’s play area at a cost of $345,000.  Work will start this Spring and should be completed early in the Summer.

The meeting at St. Marks’s was very well attended with families who brought their children to see what was in the plan.  In addition to Councilwoman Sanchez, State Representative-Elect Joe Hohenstein, and ward leader Dan Savage were present as well.

The improvements were welcomed by everyone but there were some questions about the use of the playground for the future.  Accessibility and security were concerns with past experience of 4 wheelers getting onto the field and tearing it up.  The children’s play area is always open but the field below is locked now and is closed annually between December and March.

Sanchez made a point that the Friends of Deni group is very important to the future of the playground.  Friends groups work with City officials to plan and communicate neighborhood concerns.  Future issues to be addressed are the tennis courts, bathrooms and improved lighting.

Slideshow from the meeting is below.  It shows some renderings of what the plan is now.

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Congratulations to the Winners

The 2018 election is over, finally.

First, thanks to 177th District State Representative Republican John Taylor who is retiring after a long distinguished career.  Taylor managed to avoid partisanship as he represented his district which includes Northwood and Democratic Philadelphia in the Republican-dominated legislature.  He served both Philadelphia and Northwood well.  His constituent service has been unparalleled and his successor has some big shoes to fill.

Democratic candidate Joe Hohenstein won Taylor’s seat over his opponent, Republican Patty Kozlowski.

177th District State Representaive Joe Hohenstein

Both State Representative Jason Dawkins from the 179th District and State Senator Tina Tartaglione from the 2nd District ran unopposed.  I am not sure why some other party does not think those seats worth going after.  Every election benefits from a debate and you can’t have that with just one candidate.

Now let’s look forward to the holidays.