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.
A fourth member of a Frankford gang was ordered Friday to spend at least 50 years in state prison for the October 2006 shooting death of a Far Northeast man.
City Councilman James Kenney introduced legislation on Thursday to void the mayor’s unilateral powers to appeal contract arbitration outcomes involving the city’s firefighters, paramedics and police.
Even as City Hall and Philadelphia’s firefighters union embarked on new contract arbitration last week, Mayor Michael Nutter yielded ground in his administration’s prolonged legal war with firefighters over their recently expired 2009 contract.
Fire Fighters Local 22 announces plans to seek a city charter change that would reduce Mayor Nutter’s power to launch court appeals.
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.