Story Archive March 20 2013

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.

With leukemia beat, she’s ready for first grade

It is likely one of the hardest things any parent ever has to hear.

With leukemia beat, she’s ready for first grade

After years of troubles, one Bridesburg family has a lot to be thankful for — 7-year-old Julia is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the date she was declared officially cured of cancer.

River Ward events for the week of March 20


Taking Fishtown to the River

Fishtown’s relationship to its waterfront has long been challenging, and the industrial area along Delaware Avenue near Penn Treaty Park is a particularly tough example.

Businesswomen in the River Wards

Kathleen Treude-Vaughan, owner of Fishtown Jewelers, 1617 Frankford Ave., (215) 634-3277.When Kathleen Treude-Vaughan purchased Fishtown Jewelers eight years ago, she said it was because she loved the area — plus, she lives there.