The Port Richmond high school is just one of three schools that will close in the River Wards. Two Fishtown schools will stay open, but will be affected by grade changes and an influx of new students. Charles Carroll High School freshman Larry Scruggs said that last Friday, it felt like a dark cloud had fallen on top of the school he’s only attended for less than a year — a short time, to be sure, but still enough to become part of a school environment he likened to “a family.”
— 10,000 callers deluge City Hall over AVI
Holmesburg’s Carmen Wallace works at a health-care center and needed some time off in December because she was battling an illness.
If Mayor Michael Nutter gets what he wants, the city’s tax rate will be 1.25 mills, said Councilman Brian O’Neill.
Residents and neighborhood groups had differing reactions after the City Council amended the zoning code to include parking spaces for homes with five units or more.
How one online map may help pinpoint tax delinquent landlords, and what city officials are doing to stop the problem.
— Fed up with rotten tenants and their landlords? So is City Council, which is tackling the issue.
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.