Positives of SOAR
Five of the six candidates in the 13th Congressional District attended a forum on Sunday at Congregations of Shaare Shamayim in Bustleton.
When a shipbuilder gladly accepts a gift of $42 million in Pennsylvania taxpayer dollars to keep itself afloat, then turns around and hires out-of-state workers with that windfall, it’s time to change course.
In mid-October, the city announced it will help some homeowners who have fallen behind in paying their property taxes to get current and stay current. They can accept that help, or else face foreclosure.
Cherry Hill does it. Newark does it. But Philly doesn’t — sell lien certificates on the tens of thousands of properties whose owners have failed to pay their annual real-estate taxes.
Holmesburg’s Carmen Wallace works at a health-care center and needed some time off in December because she was battling an illness.
Lawyer David Oh came oh so close to victory in his previous bids for City Council. This time around, he captures the prize.