Saturday, September 02, 2006

Irish Eye National Championship

Notre Dame begins versus Georgia Teach.

Charlie Weis believes he has a better team than a year ago.

The Notre Dame coach is eager to see whether he's right, and believes Saturday's game against Georgia Tech (ABC, 8 p.m. ET) should provide a good indication of just how good the second-ranked Fighting Irish can be.

You Know Your Neighborhood

We held our third Crime Forum last night at Cannstatter’s. This forum was our biggest success yet.

About 140 citizens attended and voiced their concerns. Our Save The Northeast petitions proved to be a big hit with the crowd as we added several more completed pages to our compilation.

Ellie and I staffed the welcome table.

The attendees were informed and genuinely interested in changing their neighborhoods. We spoke with several people who are sick of the Mayor and city government neglecting the Northeast. Members of the town watch, clergy, civic association, activists also addressed the crowd C.B. Kimmins and Greg Bucceroni on what they can do to prevent crime.

It seems that neighborhood watches and general citizen efforts would be quite effective if more people would participate. After all, who knows a neighborhood better than its residents? You know the streets, the people, and the hang-outs. This is why Raj wants to allocate more crime-fighting money to neighborhood watch efforts. This funding coupled with a concerned citizenry could make Northeast Philly revolutionary in crime prevention.

Our next Crime Forum will be held on September 20th in Fox Chase. I can’t wait to get more input from citizens. It’s what a Congressperson should be doing: actually listening to their constituents and taking action on their behalf.

Sarah K.

Right In Philly Blogs Crime Forum

Right In Philly documents Cannstatter’s Crime Forum.

Last night was an interesting night for me. I attended a Rally for Raj held at Cannstadters in Northeast Philly, where the primary focus was on crime and what Raj's plan is to help stop the influx of crime in the Northeast. I also read an article in the Northeast Breeze about what Alyson Schwartz, the D incumbent is (more like is not) doing about crime.

Congratulations Boston College

Raj’s alma mater defeats Central Michigan 31-24.

Matt Ryan threw for 323 yards and three touchdowns and Brian Toal ended Central Michigan's final scoring threat with a late interception as Boston College held on for a 31-24 victory on Thursday night.

Central Michigan drove to the Eagles' 34 with under two minutes to play. The Chippewas decided to get tricky, lining up in a strange formation with the center and quarterback at the far hash mark and the rest of the line in the middle of the field.

But the play went awry when redshirt freshman Dan LeFevour forced a throw into traffic near the sideline and was intercepted by Toal.