Thursday, April 11, 2013
The $1.5 million grant will aid Bristol Borough's waterfront redevelopment plan.
Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick, Bristol Borough Council President Ralph DiGiuseppe and Bill Pezza, president of the Bristol Development Committee, announced Tuesday morning the awarding of $1.5 million grant that will assist Bristol Borough officials in their plan to revitalize the waterfront area. According to philly.com, the borough will use the money to construct a pedestrian pier and floating docks that can hold up to 25 boats, all just a walk away from the riverfront business district. The project received previously received a $480,000 grant from the Bucks County Commissioners, with another $520,000 promised if the federal grant went through. Video courtesy metra4.com.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Harry Fawkes, 83, grew up in Croydon. As chairperson of the Bucks County Republican Party for 40 years, he played an instrumental part in the election of Mark Schweiker and Jim Cawley to lieutenant governor.
Phillyburbs.com reports that former Bucks County Republican Party chairman and Croydon native Harry Fawkes died late Tuesday night at the age of 83. Touted by the paper in 2000 as the most Influential Power Broker in Bucks County, Fawkes had a hand in the election of two lieutenant governors, Mark Schweiker in 1994 and Jim Cawley in 2010, the article states. “I am incredibly fortunate and honored to have known Harry Fawkes," said Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick in a statement to the press." On a personal level, his friendship and advice made me a stronger public servant and a better person."
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Five Central Bucks students were among 27 young people recognized Tuesday in a ceremony at the Bucks County courthouse in Doylestown.
Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick on Tuesday honored local high school student who earned his recommendation to the nation's service academies. The 27 students from across Fitzpatrick's 8th Congressional District were honored in a ceremony at the Bucks County courthouse in Doylestown. Included among them were several students from the Levittown area: Elizabeth Goldner of Langhorne; Jonathan Earp-Pitkins and Matthew Dott, both of Levittown. Each year, the congressman has the opportunity to nominate a select number of students to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Students must make it through a competitive application process to earn the …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Local groups held rallies Monday outside Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick's office in Middletown and in Bristol Borough.
Events focusing on urging lawmakers to extent middle-class tax breaks that are set to end if a solution to avert the fiscal cliff is not found by the end of the year were held in lower Bucks County on Monday. The crowds gathered outside the building that houses Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick's office in Middletown and later on the streets of Bristol Borough. Outside the congressman's office, a group of more than 50 gathered to speak about how decisions by Republican lawmakers have impacted their lives. Later in the evening, many of the same people met at the Christmas tree on Mill Street in the borough to attend a "holiday-themed vigil," according to the group that organized the rally, Pa. Working Families. Doylestown businessman Det Ansinn …
Friday, November 23, 2012
PA Working Families hung a 30-foot banner in Middletown that urged Congressman Mike Ftizpatrick to "extend the middle class tax cuts.”
As thousands of Black Friday deal hunters filled the Oxford Valley Mall, members of PA Working Families suspended a 30-foot banner calling for an extension of middle-class tax cuts across the Woodbourne Road overpass in Middletown. The banner hung above I-95 and read: “Tell Rep. Fitzpatrick: Extend the Middle Class Tax Cuts, 866-426-2631.” In a release, the group said they are calling on Bucks County Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick to vote to extend tax cuts that help the middle class. "Donald Trump doesn’t have to wake up at 4:00 a.m. to save money on a toaster, but the middle class do. We need the middle class tax cuts so that we can put people back to work and keep our economic recovery going,” Warminster resident Mary Downing is quoted as…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Republican Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick and Democratic challenger Kathy Boockvar are vying to represent the 8th Congressional District.
Republican Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick and Democratic challenger Kathy Boockvar are vying to represent the 8th Congressional District, which includes Bucks County and parts of Montgomery County and Northeast Philadelphia. Fitzpatrick confirmed that he voted for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan this morning, according to Levittown Patch guest editor Tom Sofield. Watch video of Fitzpatrick at the polls in the media section of this article. Boockvar cast her ballot this morning at Pine Run Community Center in Doylestown. Patch was able to snap photos of her checking in and exiting the voting booth with her daughter, Colette Boockvar Yeager. Fitzpatrick is a former county commissioner who was first …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
It was a full house at the Bucks County Community College for Thursday’s for the debate between U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., and Kathy Boockvar.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
By Eric Boehm | PA Independent BRISTOL — Even though they agreed on some issues, the two candidates for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District offered very different views on the role of the federal government. U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., and Kathy Boockvar, the Bucks County attorney who hopes to unseat Fitzpatrick on Election Day, took part Thursday morning in front of about 200 people at Bucks County Community College. Fitzpatrick said he wants government to “do for individuals what they cannot do for themselves,” including investments in infrastructure and national defense. Other than that, he said, the role of government should be limited so people can make their own decisions. “We need a federal government that …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The debate between incumbent Mike Fitzpatrick, a Republican, and Democrat Kathy Boockvar lasted just over an hour and was held at Bucks County Community College's Lower Bucks Campus.
In a debate that mimicked the tenor of the national political climate, candidates for the 8th Congressional District discussed the economy, federal spending, national security, foreign policy and social issues during a debate Thursday at Bucks County Community College’s Lower Bucks Campus in Bristol. The debate between incumbent Mike Fitzpatrick, a Republican, and Democrat Kathy Boockvar lasted just over an hour and was moderated by BCCC faculty member Bill Pezza. Every seat in the college’s lobby was taken and onlookers spread to the balcony and throughout the surrounding hallways. It was the second of three debates between the two candidates. Boockvar aimed to align Fitzpatrick with the national Tea Party movement, saying he has “voted …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Republican Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick will debate Democratic challenger Kathy Boockvar Thursday at Bucks County Community College's Lower Bucks Campus.
Republican Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick will debate Democratic challenger Kathy Boockvar Thursday at the Lower Bucks Campus of Bucks County Community College. The Lower Bucks Campus is located at 1304 Veterans Highway, Bristol. The candidates are vying to represent the 8th Congressional District, which includes Bucks County and parts of Montgomery County and Northeast Philadelphia. The debate begins at 11 a.m. This will be the second of the three debates between the two candidates. The first was held Oct. 18 in Lansdale. A third debate is scheduled for Friday at 8 a.m. at The Water Wheel Restaurant, 4424 Old Easton Rd, Doylestown. That final debate is hosted by the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce, Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce and the …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The money will be used to improve the softball field.
The softball field at the corner of Woodbourne and Trenton roads in Middletown is looking better than ever thanks a generous $20,000 gift. The Middletown Athletic Association field was renewed after winning the “Diamonds & Dreams” contest, according to the group. The program is sponsored by Chevrolet, Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and Ripken Design. Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick recently visited the field to see the improvements.