Northeast Times

 Articles by John Loftus

Squilla presents bill that will spread impact of AVI

Mark Squilla does not want to rush into pushing 100 percent property assessments on city residents. The South Philly councilman has introduced a bill that would spread the impact of the Actual Value Initiative over three years.


Vacant and dangerous

As Nightingale Road resident Denise Schulz stood in her driveway and looked at the scene next door, she saw something in her neighbor’s back yard that gave her pause.


Bustleton votes on zoning

Members of the Greater Bustleton Civic League on March 27 voted to support one zoning variance request, but shot down another.


2nd PDAC honors Officers of the Month at recent meetings

During their meetings in March and February, members of the 2nd Police District Advisory Council honored several officers.


Scammed

Sid Kirschheimer knows from scams.


Parkwood plans community garden

The Parkwood Civic Association is looking to grow — in membership and by lending a hand in starting a community garden.


Spring Cleanup is April 13

The city has scheduled its sixth annual Philly Spring Cleanup for Saturday, April 13. City residents and organizations can become involved by registering a project site for cleanup or by volunteering on April 13. City residents and organizations who wish to participate should visit www.PhillySpringCleanup.com. The deadline for submitting a project is Friday, March 29.


PA House passes bill to privatize liquor sales

The Pennsylvania House last week passed a measure backed by Gov. Tom Corbett that would take the commonwealth out of the booze business. 


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.


Nutter proposes $3.75 billion budget for 2014

Mayor Michael Nutter supplied a missing number for property owners to figure their taxes last week when he proposed a $3.75 billion budget for the 2014 fiscal year.