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Protests drown out mayor’s budget talk

The earsplitting shrill of referees’ whistles and derogatory chants echoed from City Council’s balcony, deafening council members and spectators alike on the floor of the venerable chamber and rendering Mayor Michael Nutter’s ceremonial budget address secondary to the spectacle.


Residents get help with AVI impact

Michael Wauhop last week got some good news about his property taxes.


Butkovitz to face three opponents in Democratic primary

City Controller Alan Butkovitz will be facing three opponents in the May 21 Democratic primary.


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.


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.


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. 


Man sought in Rhawnhurst bank heist

Police and the FBI seek the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed the TruMark Financial Credit Union in Rhawnhurst last Wednesday.


Perri pleads guilty in ticket scandal

Fortunato N. Perri Sr., a former administrative judge of the city’s Traffic Court, pleaded guilty to four charges in federal court last week in connection with what the U.S. Attorney’s office has called the court’s widespread culture of ticket fixing.


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.


‘Healthcare in Retirement’ topic of NORC meeting

Two financial advisers visited last month’s meeting of the Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community and outlined how senior citizens could pay for life’s essentials.