Northeast Times

Story Archive March 20 2013

Nutter proposes $3.75 billion budget for 2014

Mayor Michael Nutter supplied a missing number for property owners to figure their taxes last week when he proposed a $3.75 billion budget for the 2014 fiscal year.


State rejects convent apartment funding

Holme Circle residents appear to have won their fight to block the conversion of a local convent into a low-income apartment building.


A family’s special time for embracing future and honoring past

The kitchen already is an undeclared disaster area. On one counter, bowls with ingredients ranging from lumpy to velvety stand like sentries. On another, two chopping boards bear witness to the recent massacre of onions and carrots.


Building a foundation

After going to classes in a different building each year of their high school careers, members of the junior class at New Foundations Charter High School are happy to finally settle into a permanent home.


Residents get help with AVI impact

Michael Wauhop last week got some good news about his property taxes.


Butkovitz to face three opponents in Democratic primary

City Controller Alan Butkovitz will be facing three opponents in the May 21 Democratic primary.


Among the missing — 8,800 assessments

Some residents haven’t received the new 100 percent market valuations of their properties from the city yet and the deadline for asking for a review of a new assessment is March 31. However, a spokesman for Mayor Michael Nutter said last week that property owners will have a month from receipt of their new assessments to ask for reviews of numbers they don’t like.


Kelly’s former chief, 2 others could face retrial

The former chief of staff to retired City Councilman Jack Kelly could be headed for a retrial in a case that at one time appeared to be coming to an end. 


Perri pleads guilty in ticket scandal

Fortunato N. Perri Sr., a former administrative judge of the city’s Traffic Court, pleaded guilty to four charges in federal court last week in connection with what the U.S. Attorney’s office has called the court’s widespread culture of ticket fixing.


Building a foundation

— New Foundations high schoolers are finally in a building of their own, on Rhawn Street, across the street from the elementary school.