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Lawncrest Civic member honored

The recent Lawncrest Community Association meeting attracted a bunch of local elected officials and high-ranking police officials.


Gone, but not forgotten

Danny Boyle’s memory lives on through a scholarship created in his name. The fund has distributed more than a half-million dollars to disadvantaged students.

Danny Boyle died 23 years ago, but hundreds of families continue to harvest the rewards of the slain police officer’s public service and his ultimate sacrifice.


Lynn lawyer requests denial of DA’s appeal

The lawyer for a Catholic cleric whose historic 2012 child-endangerment conviction was reversed late last year asked the state Supreme Court on Monday to deny the District Attorney’s appeal of that reversal.


Councilman O’Brien proposes Vacant Property Task Force

Large vacant commercial and industrial properties are fire traps, according to City Councilman Dennis O’Brien.



No criminal charges filed in blaze that killed firefighters

An investigating grand jury convened by Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams has chosen not to recommend criminal charges in connection with a 2012 arson that destroyed a vacant Kensington warehouse and claimed the lives of two city firefighters.


Mayfair Civic does not oppose proposed child daycare center

The Mayfair Civic Association last week voted not to fight a proposed child daycare center on Holme Avenue.


Mondelez closes old Nabisco plant

The iconic old Nabisco bakery will be closed by early next year, the facility’s current owner, Mondelez International, announced today. Mondelez spokes­wo­man Laurie Guzzinati this afternoon said Mondelez was consolidating its East Coast operations and will invest heavily in facilities in Fair Lawn, N.J., and Richmond, Va. The company said 350 employees will lose their jobs.


Community groups face new city registration requirement

Volunteer community groups throughout the city each received the same alarming notice from the City Planning Commission last month. They were told that the city would no longer recognize them as of March 1.


Plea deal reached in illegal school enrollment trial

In the end, all parties got something out of Hamlet Garcia’s guilty plea in a Norristown courtroom on Jan. 28.