Letters to the Editor

Domb is the leader we need

As a student of politics and as a deeply committed civic activist through many advocacy groups throughout Philadelphia, I can tell you, this election is getting on my last nerve. Our very future as a thriving, fair city is at stake.

I have a very deep concern for the future of Philadelphia and as we approach the May election to decide our next mayor, I feel it is imperative the city chooses someone who has a bold vision and is a proven leader. To me, Allan Domb best fits that description. His community safety plan and pledge to provide quality city services will attract businesses to the city, encourage job and population growth and make Philadelphia economically strong throughout all our communities. Throughout the campaign, he has shown himself as the candidate with the skills, experience and sheer determination necessary to spark a transformation of the city akin to the Rendell era.

It will take way more than a career politician to reverse 3+ years of COVID-induced decline. Allan will have the work ethic and vision to lead our wonderful city to greatness again, and by virtue of his many years as a business leader, city councilman and proud Philadelphian, I trust Allan Domb will work diligently for the city and make empathetic decisions based on what is best for all residents. I know no one who works harder than Allan, through decades of a successful business career and 7.5 years on Council gaining experience on how the city works (and does not work). Please consider voting for Allan Domb for mayor. We must go beyond the same old, same old or we will lose our city forever.

Barbara A. Capozzi

Thanks to our green Eagles

It was inspiring to read the news in the Review about the generous contribution of $75,000 by the Philadelphia Eagles toward a cleaner environment in our South Philly neighborhoods (“Money to enhance local parks,” April 26). Heaven knows how much we need this kind of support to continue the Earth Day reminder that we must protect where we live, breathe and raise our families. We owe the Eagles organization our deep gratitude for their efforts.

What a delight also to learn that the Eagles partnered with local nonprofits to protect our environment by cleaning up places like Finnegan Playground in Grays Ferry. Many thanks also to the volunteers who have spent time and energy painting, planting and freshening up these parks. It is a strong community effort.

We should always remember the generous support by our Philadelphia Eagles through their Touchdowns for Sustainability Program to making our world a safer place to live. There is a saying that goes with Earth Day that we must always keep in mind: “The earth was not given to you by your parents but loaned to you by your children.” Many thanks to our green Eagles for contributing to this precious cause.

Gloria C. Endres