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Judge sends Shaffer to jail in deadly road rage attack

The family and friends of Mark Wallace were glad last week that a judge did not allow Gerry Shaffer Jr. to walk out of the Criminal Justice Center a free man. 

Security camera grants are an option in Millbrook

Millbrook Civic Association Treasurer Maryanne Benner told members last week that businesses or owners of properties within neighborhood commercial corridors could get grants to set up security cameras if they agree to make their systems accessible to Philadelphia police.

Northeast radio host dies at 71

Marvin Barrish, who hosted a political show on various radio shows since 2007, died last week. He was 71.

What a mom can learn from her daughters

We are standing in a dressing room staring at the mirror. The object under scrutiny is a pair of jeans — expensive jeans. 

Pets of the Week (April 3, 2013)

Jasmine needs a new home

2nd PDAC honors Officers of the Month at recent meetings

During their meetings in March and February, members of the 2nd Police District Advisory Council honored several officers.

SWAT team members visit 7th PDAC meeting

Some Northeast residents got an up-close and personal look at the city’s SWAT team, but without the riot gear.

City controller candidates visit Mayfair Civic

Four of the five candidates in the hotly contested election for city controller appeared at last week’s Mayfair Civic Association meeting and talked about their priorities for running the office.

Applications are being taken for Philly police recruits

The Philadelphia Police Department is accepting applications for new police recruits, according to City Councilman Brian O’Neill. Applications must be submitted by March 29 and are available only via the city’s Web site:

Two indicted for string of pharmacy heists

A federal grand jury has indicted two Northeast men in connection with the armed robberies of 19 area pharmacies in 11 months.