Reminder: Meet HHPNC Candidates Tonight

The large field of candidates running for a spot on the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council will meet the community on Tuesday, Oct 2 at Franklin High School.

There is no shortage of candidates seeking seats on the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council in this year's election, as 29 local stakeholders will seek 14 at-large director chairs. 

This year's election will also see races for President and Second Vice-President.

Click here to see a full list of all the candidates.

Those planning to vote can start sorting out who's who on Tuesday, Oct 2 at a HHPNC candidates forum hosted at Benjamin Franklin High School.

In order to run for neighborhood council, candidates must be able to stake a legitimate claim to Highland Park by proving that they either live, work or own property in the neighborhood and those who declare a stake in the neighborhood, and affirm the factual basis for that stake.

Elections will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Highland Park Recreation Center.

Patch Asks: What questions should this year's candidates be required to answer on Tuesday? What are the most pressing issues facing Highland Park?

Update: This article was updated to reflect the broader definitation of neighborhood council stakeholder.

The MOG October 04, 2012 at 06:37 AM
correction Murphy LOL ;-]'
Austin October 04, 2012 at 04:48 PM
The Mog, You're not doing yourself any favors in this forum. Post 1 "There used to be a colony of (metro-sexuals) in Mt. Washington" and "One of the hags was pissed" Post 2 "wtf would a group of liberated gals (I'm assuming they've come a long way, baby)..." "...That trumps a group of hags anytime in my humble opinion. Sorry if I offend, but that's just the way it is. Like it or lump it" All this from the guy who claims to be the only one desiring diversity. Wow.
Culturevator October 04, 2012 at 08:12 PM
@M.O.G Fork yourself. You may be D.O.N.E dude, really?
clvngodess October 05, 2012 at 06:33 PM
MOG would do well to do his homework prior to misrepresenting the group and the project that is in question. No one was pissed off. But you unwilling to LISTEN to me talk to you about the grant and what it entails. And you essentially called me a liar. Not sure how that works as a campaign tactic. For those interested in the details of this project, you can talk to me about it at the opening reception October 13th at Julie Montenegro's State Farm on York. FYI: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: A hag is a wizened old woman, or a kind of fairy or goddess having the appearance of such a woman, often found in folklore and children’s tales such as Hansel and Gretel.Hags are often seen as malevolent, but may also be one of the chosen forms of shapeshifting deities, such as the Morrígan or Badb, who are seen as neither wholly beneficent nor malevolent. The term appears in Middle English, and was a shortening of hægtesse, an Old English term for witch, similarly the Dutch heks and German hexe are also shortenings, of the Middle Dutch haghetisse and Old High German hagzusa respectively. All these words derive from the Proto-Germanic *hagatusjon- which is of unknown origin, however the first element may be related to the word “hedge.”As a stock character in fairy or folk tale, the hag shares characteristics with the crone, and the two words are sometimes used as if interchangeable.
The MOG October 13, 2012 at 10:06 PM
I have nothing against The Hags! I'm sure they're a fine group. Just not to the tune of 1500.oo for an print ad campaign, which is what you applied for. My amount would have been 500.00-600.00 for The Haggus Society. BTW, I have nothing against crones, but it is doubtful the public at large is appreciative of them.


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