Heard in the Hall Archive: February, 2013

Candidates spar over AVI

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The city’s new property tax assessments are becoming an issue in the city controller’s race, with incumbent Alan Butkovitz warning... Read more

Tale of the tape: How AVI affects Nutter's staff

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Mayor Nutter will pay $460 less in yearly taxes if his Actual Value Initiative moves forward with a 1.25 percent rate. He says he will donate... Read more

The simple lesson of Nelson Mandela Myers

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Nelson Mandela Myers, who found and took care of the 5-year-old child who was in abducted from her West Philadelphia kindergarten last month... Read more

Councilwoman's former campaign manager pleads guilty

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John D. McDaniel, former campaign manager to City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal wire fraud charge... Read more

Valentine's Day in City Council, South Philly style

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Love was in the air at City Council Thursday - along with a cuddly reminder about germs. When the female Council members arrived at their... Read more

A Glimpse Into AVI Data

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The first neighborhood breakdown to emerge of the citywide reassessment shows that homeowners in the toniest zip codes of Rittenhouse Square... Read more

City revenues holding up

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So far, so good on the city’s revenue estimates this year. The latest monthly analysis from PICA, the state agency overseeing city finances... Read more

Council's Got Talent

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It’s a good thing Simon Cowell is not going to be in the room. Some City Council members participating in the Feb. 21 charity event... Read more