It's Our Money Archive: April, 2012

IOM editorial: City is too app-happy

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FOR MANY YEARS, if you wanted to make a request for a city service in Philadelphia — a pothole filled, or a streetlight fixed —... Read more

The skinny on the city's public safety spending

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Today, City Council held a hearing on the budgets of some of the biggest (and most high-profile) departments in the city: police, prisons and... Read more

Neighbors: West Philly pub is a problem

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By day, Watusi Pub II is an unassuming, dilapidated property at the corner of 45th and Locust. By night, residents say it’s a full-fledged... Read more

Podcast: How to tackle quality-of-life issues

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This year, the Nutter administration and City Council have tackled a few quality-of-life issues that seriously bug citizens. For instance,... Read more

More on Kenney's Twitter contract

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Holly went on Newsworks Tonight to discuss the story she wrote with William Bender about Councilman Jim Kenney's $28K contract for social media... Read more

IOM editorial: Still tinkering

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"WE envision a tax structure that is fair and simple, real-estate taxes that reflect the true value of property, lower taxes on personal income... Read more

Socially Inept: Councilman Kenney pays private firm $29G to tweet for him

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TEN-YEAR-OLDS can tweet on their own. But Councilman Jim Kenney apparently needs help. Professional help. The at-large councilman is spending... Read more

Help Desk: Cracking down on bandit signs

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PHILADELPHIANS are tired of the illegal "bandit" signs that pop up on utility poles around the city, screaming "We Buy Houses!" or "Cash 4... Read more