It's Our Money Archive: August, 2011

A universe far away, where Bonusgate led to changes

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Today's DN editorial imagines a better Pennsylvania: In a parallel universe, far, far away, former state Rep. John Perzel's plan to plead... Read more

Live chat: City services - and raccoons!

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Have a problem with raccoons in your neighborhood? Or a question about how to get city services to help you? Ask Help Desk reporter Juliana... Read more

Raccoons vs. Council

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George Fowler hasn't seen any of the raccoons on his quiet West Oak Lane block, but the shadowy critters frighten him. His neighbor across... Read more

How Vick's contract helps taxpayers

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Michael Vick's $100 million contract will make him a disgustingly rich man. But don't forget: A deal like this puts a few bucks in taxpayers'... Read more

Hurricane Irene and the city fund balance

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Mayor Nutter said yesterday that the city won’t know for several weeks how much Hurricane Irene cost, reports Catherine Lucey. But, as... Read more

311 is blowing up. Here are some shortcuts for you.

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In response to recent Rapture-like events, the city has been blowing up Philly 311’s phone line. More than 15,000 calls were made to... Read more

"Excuse me, Ms. Ackerman? Someone has asked to see your buyout agreement again."

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One part of former superintendent Arlene Ackerman’s buyout agreement that we found particularly fascinating — one of many —... Read more

What's next in the Ackerman saga?

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Will the fallout from Arlene Ackerman’s departure fizzle when Ackerman finishes her media blitz, or are there real issues of good government... Read more