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Elderly woman attacked in Rhawnhurst

A man who sneaked through an unlocked window attacked a 63-year-old Rhawnhurst woman, striking her head with a hammer several times.

Pair face sentencing

A priest and a former Catholic school teacher convicted earlier this year of molesting a 10-year-old Northeast altar boy will be sentenced April 18 by Common Pleas Court Judge Ellen Ceisler.

City names first collections officer

Thomas Knudsen last week became the city’s first chief revenue collections officer. 

Memorial ceremony held on eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day

Music, prayer and poetry highlighted Philadelphia’s annual memorial ceremony on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

NE drug dealer gets 12 years

A Northeast man has been ordered to serve 12 years in federal prison for selling heroin, crack and other illicit drugs from a duplex in Academy Gardens.

DUI checkpoint program has begun

In an effort to ensure public safety, the Philadelphia Police Department announced on Friday that it will be conducting DUI checkpoints at various locations throughout the city on weekends through October. 

A tasty way to add potassium

Staying strong as we age obviously requires keeping physically active, especially focusing on strengthening our muscles. And as always, staying strong also means eating well to sustain and build muscle tissue. In this case, that means getting enough potassium.

Schwartz enters governor’s race

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz on Monday entered the governor’s race, unveiling a new campaign website and Facebook page, appearing on Rachel Maddow’s show on MSNBC and filing paperwork in Harrisburg to start a state campaign committee.

WWII vets meet with generation of Vietnam vets

The motto of the Vietnam Veterans of America is plain and simple: “Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another.”

Walk of hope

— Harry Palumbo will walk from Fox Chase Cancer Center to Atlantic City to raise money for the American Cancer Society in honor of his mother and father.