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How to protect yourself from property tax bill hikes

City Council President Darrell L. Clarke is urging longtime owner-occupants to check their eligibility and apply for relief designed to protect them against property tax bill hikes driven by dramatic increases in surrounding property values.


Life and death in Pompeii

The ancient Roman city of Pompeii remained frozen in time for more than 1,500 years absent the touch of human hands, buried in a volcanic tomb created by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D.


Donations are needed for Smylie Community Fund

Thanksgiving is over, and the Christmas shopping season is in full gear.


Statewide ambitions

A year ago this time, state Sen. Mike Stack traveled to the annual Pennsylvania Society weekend retreat and began building his campaign for governor.


Two injured in house fire

Two people were injured in a Nov. 24 fire in a home on the 9000 block of Pine Road.


A worldwide perspective

It wasn’t a typical Monday morning for the American elementary-aged students at Tacony Academy Charter School at 1330 Rhawn St.


Bustleton home unfit for habitation, likely will be torn down

A Bustleton home that in July was found filled with vermin, trash and animal waste as well as several dead cats likely will be torn down.


Pets of the Week: November 27, 2013

Pistachio loves to play all day


Arkoosh highlights importance of a woman’s voice

Dr. Val Arkoosh, a Democratic candidate in the 13th Congressional District, unveiled an online video highlighting what she sees as the importance of maintaining a woman’s voice in the Pennsylvania congressional delegation.


Fire commissioner accused of lying under oath

Standing on the apron of City Hall, Philadelphia firefighters union leader Joe Schulle on Friday accused Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers of lying under oath regarding the recent demotions of 14 union members.