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Tax and sympathy

The outcry from homeowners over property-tax increases reached a new pitch yesterday as City Council began public hearings.

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Verna to head political group

The Southeast/Southwest Philadelphia Political Organization (SewPPO) has unanimously elected City Council President Anna C. Verna as its chairperson to replace the late Henry “Buddy” Cianfrani. Cianfrani, a former state senator, created SewPPO — a caucus of 10 ward leaders — in June 2000 to operate as a united front for the area on issues of political concern.

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Making tuition their business

Etta Hansberry did not want to pull her kids from St. Thomas Aquinas School two years ago, but she had no choice, she said.

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Race to the finish

Tony Massaro and Gus DeJohn took to cycling for the exercise, scenic views and fresh air.

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Cruises for sail

Philadelphia possesses a long and proud maritime history. From William Penn sailing up the Delaware River, all the way up to the Philadelphia Navy Yard playing a pivotal role in this country’s shipbuilding and naval defense, local waterways have helped the city stay afloat.

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Up against a wall

A bearded man wearing a multi-colored poncho and a yellow derby drizzled with red paint stands out in a crowd, even on South Street. So it was not surprising when a man standing on a balcony three stories above the street recognized Isaiah Zagar and shouted down to him.

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Teen angst

Sister Paula Beierschmitt, a nun who lives in the convent at St. Monica’s Church, called police four times two weeks ago, hoping they would chase away a pack of kids drinking alcohol in the school stairwell.

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‘Partners’ laws take center court

Philadelphia is once again the focus of a legal controversy that takes on the notions of marriage, morality and equal rights.

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Sweeping away tickets

Get ready for a kinder, gentler and probably less effective street-sweeping program.

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Reform brings the norm

After a year of speculation about the fate of the revamped school district, officials at local privatized schools happily reported a smooth first week of classes.

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