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Somerton parents waive preliminary hearing in school case

Somerton residents Hamlet and Olesia Garcia still insist they did nothing wrong when they enrolled their 5-year-old daughter in a Lower Moreland public school in fall 2011.


Eagle Scout project is really down to earth

The Rev. Al Masluk, pastor at St. Martha Catholic Church, was looking for a way to beautify a large patch of grass outside the chapel.


Diabetic or not, enjoy healthy meals

Holiday dining and celebrations are a culinary challenge for most Americans, especially those with diet-related illnesses. While I’m not a diabetic, my family medical history provides a cautionary tale. The American Diabetes Association estimates that 23.6 million people in the U.S. have diabetes, but only 17.9 million people actually have been diagnosed. This means approximately 5.7 million people have diabetes and don’t know it.


Big changes in Northeast’s police units

Monday was move-in day at the Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Division headquarters in Mayfair as new commanders took over the division’s three highest-ranking patrol positions.



Rotary Club hears hope from Whosoever Gospel Mission

The folks at the Whosoever Gospel Mission like to say they’ve been giving hope and changing lives since 1892.


Historical group marks anniversary of arboretum

The Historical Society of Tacony on Saturday afternoon celebrated the 15th anniversary of the Christa Lewis Memorial Arboretum by adding three stones. The stones memorialized four former Tacony residents: Rita (Mace) D’Andrea, Tony Rocco, John “Brat” Kroger and Peggie Hibner.


There's a new sheriff in town

Guy Lowery might look young enough to be a college undergraduate, but he subscribes to some old-school theories on education.


Crime log (November 14, 2012)

Oct. 8 through 21


Defense wins championships … just ask Frankford

— Wanting to erase painful memories of last year’s title game, Frankford’s defense made a statement.