A new bill aims to encourage tax-delinquent homeowners to pay back their taxes by offering a complete or partial reduction of their penalty fees.
Richie Simon, the 7th Police District’s community relations officer, on Sept. 18 helped bag groceries at the ShopRite at 11000 Roosevelt Blvd. to help raise awareness of hunger and to raise funds to fill shelves at community food banks. Gov. Tom Corbett and the governors of New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland had declared Sept. 18 “ShopRite Partners In Caring Day.” City Councilman David Oh and state Reps. Kevin and Brendan Boyle participated at other Northeast Philly ShopRites. ShopRite Partners in Caring has donated $30 million to local food banks that support more than 1,700 charities with food assistance throughout the Northeast United States.
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Terry Tracy, the Republican candidate for city controller, has rescheduled his town hall meeting for Tuesday, July 16, at 7:15 p.m. at Holmesburg Recreation Center, at Rhawn and Ditman streets.
The timing was perfect for state Rep. Kevin Boyle.
Holmesburg’s Carmen Wallace works at a health-care center and needed some time off in December because she was battling an illness.
The Northwood Civic Association last week unanimously rejected a woman’s bid to open a hair salon at 5260 Castor Ave.
Both sides of the controversial methadone clinic planned for Frankford Avenue and Decatur Street now await a ruling from Common Pleas Court Judge Idee C. Fox.
River Wards neighbors are among those on Councilman Bobby Henon’s “Problem Properties Advisory Council,” which hosted a “Bad Neighbor Hearing” last Tuesday. The message for these landlords? Shape up, or ship out.