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The Bustleton Podiatry Association was Mayor Nutter’s location to visit in his efforts to collect overdue taxes. Nutter stood outside the building and demanded that the owner pay an estimated $114,000 in back taxes and penalties. A tax-amnesty program that ended in June allowed for the city collected $40 million and an additional $20 million that went to the Philadelphia School District. Nutter now plans to go after all remaining businesses that still owe taxes. According to the Mayor’s office, the Bustleton Podiatry Association has not paid taxes since 1996. Nutter plans to use overdue taxes to support various city services, such as hiring new firefighter or police recruits, or paying the salaries of sanitation workers or library assistants.
Keep reading for news on an ex-Flyers goalie at the Torresdale-Frankford Country Club, a removal of IRS workers from the Northeast, and more.
Over the next four months, the Internal Revenue Service will move 400 to 500 of its employees from its Northeast facilities at Roosevelt Boulevard and Comly Road to the redeveloped former U.S. Post Office at 30th Street in University City. Roughly 5,000 IRS employees will be there by the end of the year.
Former star goalie for the Philadelphia Flyers Bernie Parent will greet golfers during Holy Family University’s 22nd Annual Golf Classic on Wednesday, October 6, at the Torresdale-Frankford Country Club. Parent helped the Flyers win consecutive Stanley Cup titles in 1974 and 1975 and was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1984. The event is a fundraiser that will benefit student financial aid.
The Northeast’s Jewish community has announced the formation of Philadelphia Hatzolah, a program that will employ a core of trained multilingual volunteers that include all state certified Paramedics, EMTs, and First Responders. The area of coverage is currently available in the Bustleton, Somerton and Rhawnhurst areas/
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