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Controller pushes for lower millage

The Take Back Your Neighborhood Civic Association observed a moment of silence for the shooting victims in Newtown, Conn., before welcoming comments from a police official, the city controller, a state representative and a two-time City Council candidate who specializes in economic development.


Couple claims innocence in school fraud case

A Somerton couple accused of illegally enrolling their daughter in kindergarten at a Lower Moreland school waived their Dec. 19 trial court arraignment on felony theft charges mere weeks after parting ways with their defense attorney and hiring a new one.


8th district officers honored for stellar service

Suicide attempts, gunpoint robberies, home invasions, road rage assaults, attempted rapes and carjackings: the 8th Police District has seen all of those crimes and a lot more during the second half of 2012.


Congresswoman’s office moves to Rhawnhurst

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz last week moved her Northeast office from Mayfair to Rhawnhurst.


Wrestling match this Saturday

Extreme Rising will hold a pro wrestling card at the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory, 2700 Southampton Road (at Roosevelt Boulevard), this Saturday at 7 p.m.


A family affair

For its holiday show, the Walnut Street Theatre is presenting the award-winning musical The Music Man. Because the story involves a con man promising to teach children how to play in a marching band, the cast  includes 30 local youngsters. 


Rhawnhurst NORC offers ways to skip the holiday stress

Anthony Mele, director of Catholic Clinical Consultants, was happy to see a big turnout at a recent meeting of the Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community.


Knowledge is power

State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams is looking forward to reintroducing a bill requiring the teaching of the Holocaust and genocide in public school classrooms.


A year of heroism and heartbreak

As 2012 comes to a close, a look back shows that the Northeast had a lot to celebrate and just as much to mourn.


Former bank teller among 10 charged in check-forging conspiracy

Authorities have identified a Wissinoming woman and former bank teller as a pivotal figure in an elaborate check-forging scheme that netted about $40,000 in proceeds.