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Rob Dubow, the mayor’s finance director, argued against raising the city’s “U&O” business tax and in favor of boosting taxes on liquor and cigarettes.
Superintendent William Hite’s budget relies on labor concessions — including teacher pay cuts from 5 to 13 percent, and an end to teacher seniority.
This week Greg and Eli open the phones to a select group of Philadelphia Union fans.
For more than 40 years, Le Bec Fin was Philadelphia’s five-star gold standard in French dining.
It’s alleged that Alexander Vargas, during the year 2012, would trade card transactions for cash at about 50 cents on the dollar, pocketing the rest.
Septa said it will not increase paratransit fares, and is slightly scaling back the increases on weekly and monthly passes.
That good news must be taken with a grain of salt, however, because table game revenues in April were less than a third of the overall take from slots, which are taxed at a much higher rate.
Michael and Yechiel Lichtenstein rose to notoriety in Philadelphia when a building they owned in Kensington burned in 2012, killing two firefighters.
More than 9,000 Temple University students were receiving their diplomas Thursday during commencement ceremonies at the Liacouras Center.
“We’ve gone from 9.3 (percent) two months ago to 8.7,” said state labor commissioner Harold Wirths. “That’s the steepest drop since 1977.”
Battalion chief Joseph Schulle won the seat of president in a decisive election victory over the incumbent, Bill Gault, who has held the post since July 2009.
Councilman Mark Squilla says the association was hobbled by the cost of being sued twice in 13 months. Even though the cases didn’t go to court, he says, the OCCA faced $10,000 in legal bills.
55-year-old Patricia Paugh has been sentenced to nine-23 months in prison for stealing from residents of Plymouth Hill Condominiums in Montgomery County.
The continuing roadwork on I-95 south in Northeast Philadelphia is a massive headache to motorists, and that has many looking for alternatives.
The state House has passed and sent to the Senate a pair of bills that would ease the impact of Mayor Michael Nutter’s initiative to overhaul property taxes in Philadelphia.
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