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Alleged 15-Year Payroll Theft Discovered

by Paul Bass | Mar 12, 2019 5:57 pm | Comments (15)

He’d worked long enough in payroll to know how, for instance, to pay himself in advance for vacation time — then again when he got back.

That’s one of many explanations police are probing in an investigation into how a 42-year city employee allegedly siphoned off money for himself since 2003 without getting caught — to the tune of up to $100,000.

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Harp Budget: $9.5M Increase, No Tax Hike

by Thomas Breen | Feb 28, 2019 4:01 pm | Comments (18)

Thomas Breen photoNo tax increase. A marginal bump, not a new $30 million, for the Board of Ed. Bigger pension investments.

And a 1.75 percent overall increase in spending, to be covered by debt savings and a host of small new sources of revenue.

Those are a few of the highlights from the mayor’s proposed $556.6 million operating budget for the next fiscal year.

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