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Councilman Kenyatta Johnson

(Mayor Nutter speaks with reporters outside his City Hall office.  File photo by Mike Dunn)

Phila. City Council Pressing To Expand Property Tax Relief Program

LOOP, the Longtime Owner Occupants Program, is aimed at owners who’ve been in one home for ten or more years and whose assessments more than tripled after the citywide reassessment.

11/16/2014

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Council Committee OK’s Fines For Leaving Pets Outside During Extreme Cold, Heat

Man’s best friend is getting some new protection in Philadelphia.

05/09/2014

Northeast Trash

Earlier Set-Out Time For Trash Pickup In Philadelphia Starts This Week

Starting this week, Philadelphia residents will be able to set their trash at the curb a couple of hours earlier than currently allowed, the night before its collected.

09/30/2013

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Councilman Johnson Calls For Emergency Shelters To Add More Beds

A Philadelphia city councilman is calling for hearings into what he says is an insufficient number of emergency shelter beds for women who are victims of domestic violence.

02/12/2012

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