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Fmr US Rep Mike Fitzpatrick Passes at 56; Philadelphia Inauguration Held; Christmas Tree Recycling
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 01/07/20 12:08 am | updated: 01/07/20 12:08 am
Former Republican U.S. Representative Mike Fitzpatrick of Bucks County passed away on Monday, 1/6, after a long battle with melanoma. He was 56-years-old and is survived by his wife and six children. Fitzpatrick served four terms in Congress from 2005 to 2007 and again from 2011 to 2017. His brother ran and won in his place in 2016. Brian Fitzpatrick continues to serve in the House. Prior to Congress, Mike, served as a Bucks County Commissioner. "Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick served our commonwealth and country with great integrity, competence, and dignity," Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey said. "During his time as a Bucks County Commissioner, and then as a member of Congress, Mike proved time and again that it is possible to work across the aisle to make progress while remaining true to one's principles. Kris and I extend our condolences to Mike's wife Kathleen, their children, and the entire Fitzpatrick family."

Philadelphia's 194th inauguration ceremony was held Monday morning, 1/6, at the Met Philadelphia on North Broad. Mayor Jim Kenney was sworn in for his second term. In his address, Kenney spoke about the focus on reducing violent crime, improving education, and keeping streets safer and cleaner. There were several others taking oaths today including four new Councilmembers, a Commissioner, Sheriff, Register of Wills, and Judges (see

Philadelphia's Christmas Tree Recycling program started on Monday, 1/6, running through January 18th. There will be six Streets Department Sanitation Convenience Centers open Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. where you can drop off your tree to be recycled. Those locations are 3901 N Delaware Avenue, 2601 West Glenwood Avenue, 3033 South 63rd Street, Domino Lane and Umbria Street, State Road and Ashburner Street, and 5100 Grays Avenue. There will also be 13 additional Saturday only drop off locations throughout the city. For more information go to:

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