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Awards for TBYN leaders

From left: Mark Mroz, Nancy Ostroff, Greg Bucceroni, Pam Baranackie, Robert Rudnitsky.

Take Back Your Neighborhood on Monday welcomed 2nd Police District community relations officer Mark Mroz and city Office of Property Assessment communications and community outreach coordinator Salima Cunningham

Mroz, along with city Town Watch’s Greg Bucceroni, presented community service awards to TBYN’s Robert Rudnitsky, Nancy Ostroff and Pam Baranackie.

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Mroz celebrated his 25th anniversary with the police department on Dec. 15. He recalled his class consisted of 250 officers. The class that graduated on Dec. 9 had a mere 39.

“We got zero in the 2nd district,” said Mroz, who added that the big winners were the 19th, 22nd, 24th and 25th districts.

To apply, go to joinphillypd.com. The deadline is Jan. 6. A $2,000 bonus is being offered. The starting annual salary is $59,795. There is a chance for overtime, and sick time and vacation accumulate, which can result in a big lump sum payment at retirement.

“The benefits are fantastic,” Mroz said.

Mroz spoke of a Nov. 29 murder at 325 Magee Ave. During an argument, a man slit a 41-year-old woman’s throat and decapitated her. Ahmad Shareef, 34, a native of Syria, was arrested.

Cunningham said the deadline to appeal a property assessment was Dec. 2. She had no timetable as to when owners who appealed would hear a decision.

Anyone who loses an appeal can take the case to the Board of Revision of Taxes or even the Court of Common Pleas.

Take Back Your Neighborhood will meet on Monday, Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at Max Myers Recreation Center, 1601 Hellerman St. ••

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