Read about a sinkhole in Northern Liberties, Rep. John Taylor's toy drive, PGW's latest work in the neighborhood, Standard Tap's donations to Philabundance, how to cut your taxes and more in this week's news in brief.
Longtime residents who this year saw their homes’ assessments more than triple are being invited to participate in a program that could cut their 2014 taxes by hundreds of dollars. Last week, the city began mailing information about the Longtime Owner Occupants Program, or LOOP, to about 80,000 homeowners, said Mark McDonald, Mayor Michael Nutter’s spokesman. If they’re eligible, homeowners could see tax savings from a few dollars to thousands of dollars, McDonald said. Those tax decreases should average out at about $700, he added.
City Council President Darrell Clarke recently stopped in Fishtown to address homeowner's concerns about the city's Actual Value Initiative.
If there’s one thing that unites the River Wards, it’s baseball. Or maybe food. In a special piece for Star, food writer Tara Nurin proves that the team of chefs at Citizens Bank Park is offering much more than traditional ballpark fare.
And buy me some garlic nachos and hummus. The team of chefs at Citizens Bank Park is offering much more than traditional ballpark food.
Star reporter Hayden Mitman says goodbye.
As City Council nears a deadline to remap district boundaries, residents weigh in at public hearings. Two more are scheduled.
A new website unveiled by the Girard Coalition aims to tap into the fundraising power of sites like Kickstarter and apply it locally.