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Civic groups resume monthly meetings

September is a good month to get acquainted with some of your neighbors.


Schwartz proposes natural gas severance tax

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz, a Democratic candidate for governor, last week proposed a 5-percent natural gas severance tax to make record investments in education and transportation.


Councilwoman, volunteers promote tax break

When is a tax break not a tax break?


Leach wants to bring controversial issues to the forefront

Second in a series of profiles of the candidates running for Allyson Schwartz’s congressional seat.


Nine displaced after Northeast apartment fire

Nine people were displaced Sept. 4 by a fire in a West Torresdale apartment building. No one was injured, said Executive Fire Chief Richard Davison.


Class is in session

School bells ring: Thousands of students are back in school throughout Philadelphia. 


2nd PDAC honors Officers of the Month

Six patrol officers who made arrests in three violent crimes have been honored by the 2nd Police District Advisory Council and Capt. Frank Palumbo, the district’s commander, as officers of the month — for May, June and July.


Recovery houses a hot topic at Frankford Civic meeting

Illegal housing for addicts “has been plaguing our neighborhood for years,” state Rep. James Clay told members of the Frankford Civic Association during their Sept. 5 meeting.


Deadline is Friday to apply for Homestead Exemption

You probably won’t have much luck getting a substantial city real estate tax break after Friday. Because Friday — and, yes, it is Friday the 13th — is the deadline to apply for the Homestead Exemption.


Around town: September 11, 2013 (Part 2)

City looking for its next poet laureate