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For firefighter widows, a gift from the heart

Kathy Perpetua, the Holme Circle woman who sells handmade rosary beads, last week donated $2,235 to the widows’ fund of International Association of Fire Fighters Local 22.


Boy Scout Troop 444 helps to revive local war memorial

Somerton’s World War I and World War II veterans have a bright new memorial thanks to the members of a local Boy Scout troop, along with several generous businessmen and neighbors. The Somerton Civic Association helped bring them all together.


Weston is mentally fit to stand trial

Accused Tacony “House of Horrors” mastermind Linda Ann Weston has been pronounced mentally fit to stand trial as a Dec. 19 preliminary hearing date looms for her and three co-defendants.


Veterans preference

The federal government is making it worth employers’ while to hire military veterans.


On the other side

A former Philadelphia Police captain and community leader from the Far Northeast winds up on the other side of the law at an Occupy Wall Street confrontation in New York City.


Thanks to you, our fund is helping others

I am grateful to have a roof over our heads. My SSI doesn’t go very far. I would like to give my son a nice dinner and maybe a gift for Christmas. He is what I live for.


Two suspects sought in Wawa carjacking

Police are looking for a man and a woman who wanted a ride badly enough to steal one.


St. Hubert celebrates 70!

St. Hubert High School recently celebrated its 70th anniversary. Breanna Simpson (Class of 2012) poses with Ginny Clark Quinlan, a member of St. Hubert’s Class of 1942. 


Search continues for knife-wielding robber

A knife-wielding robber took two senior women on a horrifying ride after carjacking them outside a Northeast Wal-Mart on Nov. 15. Police seek the public’s help in identifying the thug.


Fatal shooting in Frankford

A 46-year-old Tacony man was shot to death in Frankford late Saturday in what police believe was a robbery.