You have to hand it to Arlene Ackerman. She sure knows how to make a deal. No, the superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia was not responsible for the earthquake that rattled the East Coast one day after she was ousted from her cushy job, but she certainly did shake loose a whole lot of bucks for her departure.
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The days when K & A was a bustling shopping district are long gone, but a handful dedicated entrepreneurs and a local nonprofit see better times ahead.
A giant helping of customer service
A Mayfair man’s plans to put an indoor softball and baseball training facility into a McNulty Road warehouse got the city Zoning Board of Adjustment’s approval in July.
Small insults can wreck a community
As City Hall’s financial watchdog, Controller Alan Butkovitz has his hands full while keeping tabs on a broke city that needs money, a broke school district that needs money and a planned change in real-estate assessment likely to have a lot of residents howling.
Cash from concessionaires could contribute to coffers.
Tenants are mum about Healing Way facility, but they have applied to Harrisburg for a permit to dispense methadone.