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Alleged ‘Swiss Cheese Pervert’ out on bail

A Montgomery County man who allegedly exposed himself to women in Mayfair while asking them to perform a sexual act on him with Swiss cheese is out on bail.


Northeast High’s SPARC program will fly once again

It looks like the Northeast High astronauts stuck up on the International Space Station will be rescued after all.


Somerton approves hotel expansion

A Somerton public house and hotel dating to the American revolutionary era is in store for some major changes.


Warm up from winter with homemade chili

North America shivers in an Arctic freeze….biting, bitterly cold breezes….brutal, potential, record-breaking low temperatures….Polar Vortex– that arctic cyclone that’s swept down from the North Pole ….what’s next? Frost Quakes? They did happen in Ontario, Canada, on Christmas Eve. Apparently, some kids there thought that the loud snap sounds and the shakes were reindeer on the roof. Closer to home, parts of Ohio experienced Frost Quakes in 2011. It’s winter!


Fire claims two lives in Far Northeast home

Two men died in a fatal fire in a Far Northeast home Saturday. The men, who were not named, said Capt. Clifford Gilliam, were believed to be a 69-year-old man and his 32-year-old son. 


Lackman renovations to be reviewed

City Councilman Brian O’Neill (R-10th dist.) will review plans for the renovation of Lackman Recreation Center at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the playground, 1101 Bartlett St.  All neighbors are welcome to attend and review the plans for the project. The renovation should be completed no later than the end of the school year in June, the councilman said in a press release.



Around town: January 15, 2014

Recycle your Christmas trees


End of an era

That “girl from Mayfair” is retiring.


Popular Rhawnhurst bakery closes its doors

Hesh’s, the Castor Avenue kosher bakery famed for its chocolate chip loaf, is closing, according to a sign on its window and a posting on its website.