It's Our Money Archive: April, 2012

IOM editorial: City needs to plug in

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Yesterday a City Council committee considered legislation that would require the Bureau of Administrative Adjudication, which handles parking-ticket... Read more

Help Desk: Early-morning dumpster blues

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Every Tuesday Leah Howse got a 4:30 a.m. wake-up call. Free of charge, courtesy of the trash haulers right outside her bedroom. Since December... Read more

Full text of School District's budget-in-brief #SchoolsBudget

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Check out the full text of the School District's budget-in-brief below. You can also find the blueprint document here. And stay tuned: We'll... Read more

Podcast: Taking deadbeat property owners to task

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On this week's IOM podcast, city services reporter Juliana Reyes explains to Doron Taussig what the city will do to him if he a) ignore code... Read more

Will schools budget explode if Council doesn't pass AVI?

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The School District is staring down a $218 million deficit in the next fiscal year, officials announced today at a press conference. But if... Read more

IOM editorial: Can we bank on a solution to blight?

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The 40,000 parcels of vacant, often neglected properties in Philadelphia are a non-stop emergency — and not just because of awful events... Read more

How the city takes on deadbeats -- and how its approach sometimes fails

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Even before a fire ravaged Kensington’s Thomas W. Buck Hosiery building and led to the deaths of two firefighters, the building was a... Read more

Your tax $ goes to dozens of nonprofits' utilities

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THE PHILADELPHIA Museum of Art has dough. It enjoys a $360 million endowment. A dozen top employees make six-figure salaries, including museum... Read more