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BRT almost finished with 2014 assessment appeals

The Board of Revision of Taxes is almost finished the gigantic job of processing more than 23,000 property assessment appeals for the 2014 tax year. There are about 2,000 left, Carla Pagan, the BRT’s executive director, told the Northeast Times.

Boyle sworn into Congress

When Brendan Boyle won the Democratic primary in the 13th Congressional District last May, he was pretty much headed to Washington, given his party’s voter-registration advantage.

Around town: January 14, 2015

Canned food drive taking place at Holmesburg church

American Heritage Federal Credit Union workers donate books

Members and employees of American Heritage Federal Credit Union recently donated more than 4,375 new books to local hospitals, community centers and special care facilities.

Zoning issues to be discussed at Frankford NAC meeting

Members of the Frankford Neighborhood Advisory Committee will be considering five zoning issues during what looks to be a busy session at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8, at the Second Baptist Church of Frankford, 1801 Meadow St.

Wells Fargo donates $10k to Klein JCC

Wells Fargo Bank donated a check for $10,000 to Klein JCC on Dec. 30. The money will be used for senior programming.

Pets of the Week: January 7, 2015

Lovable Laffy-Taffy

Obama signs bill to rename hospital in memory of vet

President Barack Obama signed a bill that would rename the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, at 3900 Woodland Ave. in West Philadelphia, in memory of Army Cpl. Michael J. Crescenz, a Cardinal Dougherty High School graduate who earned the Medal of Honor for bravery in the Vietnam War.

Marchers protest Mayfair police shooting

Relatives and friends of Brandon Tate-Brown don’t believe the official version of the events that led Philadelphia police to shoot him fatally on Dec. 15 on the 6600 block of Frankford Ave.

‘I won’t disappear’

Allyson Schwartz’s era in political office is now over, but the ex-congresswoman plans to stay active in public policy.