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City mailing property assessment reviews

Homeowners who asked the city to lower their new property assessments should start checking their mailboxes and calendars.


City to pay firefighters, continue appeal

Even as City Hall and Philadelphia’s firefighters union embarked on new contract arbitration last week, Mayor Michael Nutter yielded ground in his administration’s prolonged legal war with firefighters over their recently expired 2009 contract.


Wounded NE cop still in critical condition

A convicted felon with a history of assaulting police shot and critically wounded a Philadelphia police officer during a violent struggle inside a Feltonville corner store on Tuesday afternoon.


City-owned vacant buildings and land are up for sale

There’s some land in Philadelphia the city wants to sell — at reasonable prices. There’s some other land the city wants to sell for a buck.


Pets of the Week: August 14, 2013

Norton’s ready to come home


Around town: August 14, 2013

Library exploring Joyce’s Ulysses


Bustleton league wins zoning decision appeal

A judge has told the city’s zoning board to rethink a decision that allows a dental-implant manufacturing business to temporarily operate out of a Haldeman Avenue residence.


Margolies celebrates vote that cost her 13th’s seat

Marjorie Margolies, a Democratic candidate in next year’s 13th Congressional District race, last week released a video on the 20th anniversary of her vote for President Bill Clinton’s economic plan.


Police search for boy missing in Pennypack Creek

Philadelphia firefighters are searching for a 15-year-old boy who was swept away in the waters of the Pennypack Creek Tuesday night.


When the bough breaks

Concerns for fallen trees during Hurricane Sandy continue to loom in Northeast.