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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.

Police District Advisory Council honors four

The 7th Police District Advisory Council recently recognized four members of the district as Officers of the Month for December or January.

Pedestrians victimized in Oxford Circle

Robbers armed with a shotgun and a Taser-type weapon have victimized two pedestrians and a doughnut shop in the Oxford Circle area in recent weeks, according to Philadelphia police, who seek the public’s help in identifying the culprits.

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.

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. 

Building a foundation

— New Foundations high schoolers are finally in a building of their own, on Rhawn Street, across the street from the elementary school.

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.

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. 

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.