It's Our Money Archive: December, 2011

Talking the talk when you can't walk the walk

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It's hard to describe exactly what happened to the sidewalk along East Hewson Street, in Fishtown, but we'll say it as best we can: Someone's... Read more

2011: How god-awful (or awesome) was it?

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In this week's It's Our Money podcast, reporters Holly Otterbein and Doron Taussig bicker about whether 2011 was a good year or not. On the... Read more

What police overtime costs us

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Curious about how much the city spends on police overtime every year? Check out the It's Our Money chart above, which ran with Dana DiFillipo's... Read more

How taxpayer bucks were spent in 2011

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As 2011 comes to a close, we decided to take a look back at the year's best and worst uses of taxpayer money. Here's what we came up with.... Read more

Light posting. Happy Holidays!

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It's Our Money won't be around much between now and the New Year -- though we will be bringing you a Help Desk next week, and our Best and... Read more

Making cuts is hard

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The Pennsylvania Independent reports that the Corbett administration is considering layoffs of several hundred state police to help deal with... Read more

People's Board: Could -- or should -- city government do more about hunger this holiday season?

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This is an opinion of the Daily News People's Editorial Board, a group of 10 citizens who gather to debate hot topics in the city. To see video... Read more

Help Desk: It's all water over the damn

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LAST SUNDAY, Fishtown resident Erica Maxwell's water mysteriously stopped working. She wasn't late on her bill. Her water pipes weren't damaged... Read more