The LuLac Edition #910, Aug. 17th, 2009
State Senator Robert J. Mellow received the Commonwealth Medical College’s school’s first honorary degree. The school’s dean Robert D’Alessandri cited Mellow’s “steadfast support, his belief and his passion” for the school. Mellow, in the forefront of seed money for the medical school got a standing ovation from the more than 600 in attendance. Mellow has been a State Senator since 1971.
A FRIENDLIER VENUE
Having his head handed to him numerous times at town hall meetings, Senator Arlen Specter is assured of at least one friendly venue next month. President Obama will attend a fundraiser for the Republican-turned-Democrat next month.The Philadelphia Daily News and Pa2010.com reports that Comcast executive and Democratic heavyweight David Cohen is helping organizing the Sept. 15 fundraiser at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Gov. Ed Rendell and Mayor Michael Nutter are also expected to attend, and guests at a big-money dinner will get their picture taken with Specter and the president.