Stephanie Singer doesn’t talk about “civic duty” when she encourages people to vote in the upcoming general election for city controller, district attorney and judges. One of the three city commissioners who oversee Philadelphia elections, Singer pushes the point that city residents have something to gain by voting, that there’s something in it for them.
Millbrook Civic Association members are worried about increased — and very open — drug use in their Far Northeast neighborhood. Members talked about seeing people of all ages smoking pot or shooting up heroin at all hours of the day.
Schools should teach kids, not parent them
City Controller Alan Butkovitz was confident heading into the May 21 Democratic primary, but did not expect a blowout victory.
Going after delinquent taxpayers was on the minds of lawmakers in Harrisburg and City Hall last week.
— Attorney General Kathleen Kane reworks Pennsylvania’s firearms reciprocity pact with the Sunshine State.
A private developer is seeking public funding to convert an old convent on Holme Avenue into a 44-unit apartment complex for homeless military veterans and other low-income people — but neighborhood folks already knew about that.
— Assessed value, actual value, market value. Property taxes have you confused? Join the crowd …
— Plans for a big distribution center at the site are halted as new top management reviews company strategy.