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Officers receive award for million-dollar drug bust

Seven police officers who carried out a million-dollar drug bust in Fox Chase last month have been named Officers of the Month for January in the 2nd Police District.


Nightclub incident topic of Bustleton civic meeting

The GoodLife Lounge has garnered complaints over the years. The latest was a complaint of a stabbing on Christmas Eve.


NE synagogues announce merger

Joining forces: Congregations of Ner Zedek, located at 7520 Bustleton Ave. in Rhawnhurst, has closed and merged with Congregations of Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Road in Bustleton. Ner Zedek, which closed at the end of December, had been in operation for 67 years. The former synagogue’s building is being sold to an Indian church.


Melodies of love

Bustleton’s John Primerano has been in the entertainment business for more than a half-century, though some caregiving duties in recent years cut back on his appearances.


Friends in faith

A special visit: Mayor Jim Kenney visited St. Matthew Elementary School as part of Catholic School Week. The children greeted him with poems and songs. While he walked around the different classrooms, students asked him to participate in some of the activities. Also during Catholic School Week, St. Christopher Elementary School held an appreciation reception for police and firefighters. Kids sang, recited poems, and thanked officers and firefighters. 


Drug epidemic knows no boundaries; can be overcome

Mary Doherty, community services manager at CORA and a 42-year veteran of the agency, believes there is a false perception about drug use in the Northeast.


DA candidate raises more than $200K for campaign

“The outpouring of support for my campaign demonstrates a desire for change, and assures that I will have the resources required to take on an incumbent district attorney who has embarrassed the city with blatant ethics violations and has failed to address the scourge of gun violence in our neighborhoods.” — Joe Khan, a Democratic candidate for district attorney


Calendar of Events: Feb. 8, 2017

Thursday, Feb. 9


Around Town: Feb. 8, 2016

Musical show at Shaare Shamayim


8th district officers honored

Members of the 8th Police District Advisory Council honored Officer Dimitrios Loizos as Officer of the Month for December during the council’s monthly meeting last Thursday.