Council passes a 2014 budget that members say stabilizes taxes and adds more cops and firefighters.
The city demolishes the charred remains of what had once been a showplace home in the Far Northeast.
City Council members gave their final OK to a $3.8 billion 2014 operating budget on Thursday before recessing for the summer.
Two men convicted of molesting a boy from St. Jerome parish asked for mercy last week, but got none. Mercy was Judge Ellen Ceisler’s to give, but she gave none.
A former 2nd District police officer on Monday pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in Trevose last year.
As expected, City Council on June 13 set a tax rate, or millage, of $1,340 per $100,000 of property value. Members also approved a $30,000 homestead exemption for owners who live in their homes.
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is inviting green-thumbed competitors to enter the 2013 Citywide Garden Contest.
The people who don’t pay their taxes don’t pay in a big way. They owe the city more than a half-billion dollars, and to say that number irks those who do pay would be underplaying how big an issue tax delinquency has become. The city has ramped up its collection efforts, but each year’s taxes that go unpaid just spill more red ink onto municipal finances.
With more than 10 hurricanes predicted for the 2013 season, now is the time for Northeast residents to prepare.
City Council on Thursday set a tax rate of $1,340 per $100,000 of assessed property value and also approved a $30,000 homestead exemption, according to Jane Roh, spokeswoman for Council President Darrell Clarke.