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Senior citizens can freeze real estate tax increases

Senior citizens who meet income requirements can fend off property tax increases by applying for “the senior freeze” by Oct. 14.


A vegetarian dish kids love

Getting children to eat a healthy dinner often takes a little extra planning. You might try combining healthy ingredients in interesting ways. 


DA says estranged in-law reported school fraud

A Northeast Philadelphia couple accused of falsifying their residency to enroll their daughter at a suburban public school may have been feuding with a relative who ultimately reported the alleged fraud to authorities.


Many values are fair, but there are exceptions

City officials say the Actual Value Initiative’s aim is fairness. The reassessments property owners have been receiving since mid-February are supposed to be what owners would get for their properties if they sold them now.


Surprisingly, underassessments are also an issue

State Rep. Kevin Boyle said that among the questions and gripes he has heard about property reassessments were complaints from residents who feel the city has  undervalued their homes.


Schwartz sends another signal about run

There have been strong signs over the last few months that U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz was inching toward a run for governor next year.


Rock queen

Soraia Mansour stood barely an arm’s length from rock ‘n’ roll immortality.


Pennypack Park Music Festival’s 2013 schedule is set

Here is the tentative schedule for the 2013 Pennypack Park Music Festival.


Local elementary schools topic of Burholme Civic meeting

Leaders of Kennedy C. Crossan Elementary School and Immanuel Lutheran School both consider their schools among Burholme’s best-kept secrets.


‘Oldtimers’ honor three athletes

Two former NFL players and a veteran athlete, coach and umpire were honored two weeks ago at the Oldtimers Bats and Balls Association meeting at Randi’s Restaurant & Bar in Bustleton.