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Property reassessments now an annual affair

Philadelphia’s chief real estate assessor says that large-scale annual reassessments will become the norm in years to come now that the Actual Value Initiative for property taxes is fully implemented.

Problematic trees pruned

City Councilman Bobby Henon and Philadelphia’s Department of Parks and Recreation have been teaming up to remove and prune more than 1,000 problematic trees from the 6th Councilmanic District in recent weeks. Henon obtained funding for the ongoing project, nearly $200,000, from the unused portion of the Neighborhood Transformation Initiative budget.

Pets of the Week: April 29, 2015

Spike needs a new playmate

Full of flavor

MaST Community Charter students and the FOP team up for a culinary competition.   

Friends of Poquessing organize cleanup at Glen Foerd

Many community organizations from the Northeast pooled their efforts and resources to clean up the grounds of Glen Foerd on the Delaware and adjoining parkland on April 11, a project that coincided with the city’s Spring Cleanup.

Flames in the frame

Larry Browne still remembers being in preschool when there was a fire large enough for him to see from his family’s 14th-story apartment in the Bronx. 

Event held to spread child abuse awareness

The Philadelphia Children’s Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing justice and healing to victims of child sexual abuse, recently hosted its fifth annual legislative breakfast.

Entries sought for photo exhibit

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is accepting entries into the Pennsylvania Modern Architecture Juried Photo Exhibit, which will run from Oct. 25 through Feb. 28 at The State Museum of Pennsylvania.

Citywide cleanup produces record-breaking numbers

A record number of volunteers participated in the citywide Philly Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 11. There were 14,460 people involved in 723 projects across the city, surpassing last year’s totals of 14,225 and 565.

Caring for the community

About 200 Comcast NBCUniversal employees and their families gave the Frankford Boys and Girls Club a major facelift on Saturday as they made physical improvements inside and outside the club as part of Comcast Cares Day, a corporate event coinciding with the annual National Volunteer Month.