11501 Roosevelt Blvd.
A 15.3 acre piece of land on Roosevelt Boulevard was purchased recently by Cedar Shopping Centers, Inc.
The New York State-based company paid $13.375 million for the property at 11501 Roosevelt Blvd., and also owns the adjacent 11601 property, both of which are currently used by the Internal Revenue Service. continue reading »
Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here.
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. continue reading »
Saturday – The FBI is searching for Omar Roane, a prisoner who broke free Friday afternoon in Mayfair. Roane and two other prisoners in a police van broke out the back door around 2:30 p.m. Friday when the vehicle was stopped at Cottman and Frankford avenues.
Police apprehended the two other suspects, but Roane, 22, is still on the loose. His rap sheet includes the 2009 murder of a 17-year-old, for which Roane has a Sept. 1 court date. The van was on its way to Holmesburg’s Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility when Roane and the others escaped. continue reading »