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Zoning hearing begins for methadone clinic

Back in February 2009, some 1,500 people turned out at Anne Frank Elementary School in Bustleton to oppose a planned methadone clinic at Grant Avenue and Roosevelt Boulevard.


NE man on trial on murder charge in dog droppings case

Tyrirk Harris, 28, is accused of murdering a neighbor in a dispute over dog droppings. Police allege Harris shot Franklin Santana after Santana complained that Harris had allowed his dog to mess on Santana's lawn.


A living legend

Former La Salle player and coach Tom Gola has been named to the inaugural class of the Atlantic 10 Conference’s Men’s Basketball Legends. 


Benefit to combat cystic fibrosis is scheduled for Feb. 9

The Harvey/DeLange family’s 23rd annual benefit to combat cystic fibrosis is approaching, and planners are hoping for another big night. 


2nd district honors officers for midsummer arrests

The 2nd Police District Advisory Council recently honored Anthony Rosselli and Michael Long for an arrest they made after a midsummer street shooting that stemmed from a fight on the 7700 block of Oxford Ave.


Boyle Scholarship Fund awards another $40,000 in tuition grants

Officer Daniel Boyle’s legacy grew last month as a scholarship program created in his memory extended benefits to students in two additional schools for the current academic year.


End of an era

— After 33 years, Dave Greenman has retired from the iconic Greenman’s Deli in Mayfair.


Police probe fatal shooting of teenager in Castor Gardens

Philadelphia police have not named a suspect or determined a motive in the fatal shooting of a Castor Gardens teenager about two blocks from his home last Thursday night.


Lawmaker wants the Holocaust to be taught in public schools

— State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams is pushing a bill that requires the teaching of the Holocaust and genocide in public school classrooms.


Jury convicts priest and former teacher in sex-abuse case

The Rev. Charles Engelhardt and former parochial school teacher Bernard Shero were convicted in the abuse of the same altar boy at St. Jerome's parish in Northeast Philly in the late 1990s.