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    Neighborhood news in brief for the week of March 5

    A buyer is chosen for the Stephen Douglas High School building, an anti-SLAPP bill progresses, and other local news in brief. 


    Members of Ironworkers Local 401 arrested Tuesday

    Federal authorities on Tuesday arrested 10 members of Ironworkers Local 401 on charges they allegedly participated in a conspiracy to commit criminal acts of extortion, arson, destruction of property and assault, in order to force construction contractors to hire union ironworkers. 


    Murt to introduce underage drinking bill

    State Rep. Thomas Murt announced plans to sponsor legislation that will address underage drinking. His bill will allow police to administer a breath test to a minor before an arrest to determine if he or she has consumed alcohol. 


    Reward offered for unsolved cop killing

    In the history of the Philadelphia Police Department, there has been only one unsolved cop killing.


    Legislators call for tax fairness

    We need tax fairness to ensure that tax deadbeats pay what they owe, and homeowners do not receive yearly property tax hikes. More than a year ago, we gathered with neighbors in Tacony to push for tax fairness and we went to work in the General Assembly. Recently, two bills were passed in Harrisburg to improve tax fairness and help hard-working homeowners in Northeast Philadelphia.


    Property owners report incorrect taxes

    Marvin Lewis was one of the lucky ones, or, so he thought. The Fairfield Street resident in November was informed that the assessment on his home would be knocked down almost $14,000.


    Serving her city

    Assistant D.A. Jacqueline Coelho says her priority as a public servant is to correct injustice.

    Most people in Northeast Philadelphia probably don’t know much about Assistant District Attorney Jacqueline Coelho, unless they’ve been the victim of a violent crime or the relative of a murder victim.


    Police arrest Oxford Circle man for pimping girl, 17, in Northeast motel

    Undercover police arrested a 17-year-old girl and her alleged pimp during a prostitution sting at a Northeast Philadelphia motel on Thursday.


    ‘We need tax fairness’

    We need tax fairness to ensure that tax deadbeats pay what they owe, and homeowners do not receive yearly property tax hikes. More than a year ago, we gathered with neighbors in Tacony to push for tax fairness and we went to work in the General Assembly. Recently, two bills were passed in Harrisburg to improve tax fairness and help hard-working homeowners in Northeast Philadelphia.