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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.

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.

Gola honored as Atlantic 10 basketball legend

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Former All-Star Tom Gola was a shoo-in to be chosen for the inaugural class of the Atlantic 10 Conference’s Men’s Basketball Legends.

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.

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. 

Holmesburg Civic discusses Philly311 smart phone app

Rich Negrin, the city managing director, is really high on the Philly311 smart phone application.

Mayor Nutter finally gives budget address after union workers drown out his speech

     Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter today proposed a $3.75 billion budget for 2014 and proposed setting the city’s property tax rate at 1.32 percent, which is higher than the 1.25 percent that had been speculated.

Corbett’s liquor plan is hypocritical to small businesses and educators

The governor has made no secret of his objective to privatize more and more of the commonwealth’s public assets. Even efficiently operated assets that are thriving revenue generators aren’t safe from his ill-advised proposals, most recently to privatize liquor sales.

Dougherty grad organizes seminar to aid Sandy victims

When Superstorm Sandy landed in late October and greatly damaged the New Jersey coastline, Katie Hopkins wanted to do something to help.

Seeking ‘FAME’ at Samuel Fels

Samuel S. Fels High School music teachers Barry Huber and Douglas Payne came of age in two very different educational environments.