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Help for the holidays for 173 families and counting

So far this holiday season, the Northeast Times’ Eleanor Smylie Fund has collected $9,058 from readers who have donated to their neighbors in need.


Man dies in Blvd. crash

A 50-year-old man died in a one-car accident on Roosevelt Boulevard in Bustleton early Monday.


Detectives name Northeast’s most wanted

The Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Detectives Division is seeking the public’s help in locating the following most-wanted suspects in connection with crimes in the Northeast:


Teva drops plans for big distribution center in NE Philly

The international drug maker said it had decided to cease development plans for the site on Red Lion Road. The 136-acre property had been home to the former Island Green golf course.


Smedley School wants a new playground

Mastery Charter Smedley Elementary School, 1790 Bridge St. in Frankford, is competing to win up to $50,000 for a new playground in an online contest sponsored by Clorox.


More serious charges filed against man accused of selling synthetic pot

Charges that a Northeast businessman sold synthetic marijuana in his Somerton store were withdrawn Dec. 4. However, Kamel Gerges, operator of the 1 Stop Smoke Shop at Verree and Red Lion roads, faces similar, but more serious, charges in Montgomery County, said Pennsylvania Assistant Attorney General Kate Gibson.


Frankford Ave. methadone clinic awaits ruling

Both sides of the controversial methadone clinic planned for Frankford Avenue and Decatur Street now await a ruling from Common Pleas Court Judge Idee C. Fox.


Man sentenced in 2011 fatal bar shooting in Frankford

A North Philadelphia man accused of killing a Frankford man in a notorious neighborhood bar in early 2011 pleaded guilty Monday and was immediately sentenced to 18 to 40 years in prison.


Warminster mom fights for methadone legislation

Marti Hottenstein was naturally despondent back on Oct. 22, 2006, when she found her 24-year-old son Karl’s lifeless body on the floor of his apartment.


‘Secret Santa’ lives on as family carries on tradition

Harry Bodkin spent a decade playing a “Secret Santa” while he lived at Evangelical Manor, now Wesley Enhanced Living Pennypack.