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Poquessing Creek Trail officially opens

The new 1.5-mile Poquessing Creek Trail got its official opening Dec. 10 as the mayor and other honorables cut a blue ribbon at the trail’s entrance behind Junod Playground in Parkwood.


Police kill ex-con during violent car stop

Philadelphia police who fatally shot an allegedly armed and belligerent ex-convict during a traffic stop in Mayfair early Monday have come under scrutiny from the dead man’s relatives, who are comparing the incident to the controversial Michael Brown slaying.


Police investigating $90K jewelry heist

Robbers pistol-whipped an attendant and made off with jewelry worth $90,000 from a Castor Avenue store on Dec. 5, said Capt. Frank Palumbo, commander of the 2nd Police District. The robbers also got away with $800.



O’Brien’s immigration bill passes

Crooks who prey on immigrants better watch their steps in Philly.


NE Community Giveback festival set for Saturday

State Rep. Mark Cohen will hold his first Northeast Community Giveback Festival on Saturday, Dec. 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lawncrest Recreation Center, 6000 Rising Sun Ave.


More Ironworkers plead guilty

Two more mem­bers of the North­east-based Iron­work­ers Loc­al 401 on Tuesday pleaded guilty to their roles in in­cid­ents that caused de­struc­tion at con­struc­tion sites.


To the moon

A piece of chocolate donut created a medical emergency in space last Friday.


Kevin Boyle wants hate crime law strengthened

State Rep. Kevin Boyle on Dec. 5 reintroduced legislation to strengthen the state’s hate crimes law. Boyle’s bill would expand the offense of ethnic intimidation to include malicious intention against the actual or perceived ancestry, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity of an individual or group of individuals.


Holiday happenings

There are plenty of local events to spread the holiday cheer this season.