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Doomsday cuts

The Philadelphia School Reform Commission last week adopted a “Doomsday Budget” that is a blueprint for what would happen to the city’s public schools in the fall if the school district does not get additional money.


Credit card stolen as victims slumber

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Critical Mass

Three Northeast churches reel from the news that they must close. Two have decided to fight.


The Archdiocese of Philadelphia plans to close three NE Philly churches

Mater Dolorosa and St. Joachim, in Frankford, and St. Leo, in Tacony are slated for closure. Parish leaders at St. Leo are planning to fight the decision.


Rep. Kevin Boyle meets future Burholme constituents

The timing was perfect for state Rep. Kevin Boyle.


How many bridges, traffic lights are in Philly?

You’ve lived in the city for a long time. You’ve driven its streets. You know Philly, or at least you think you do.



Incipient Fire Suppression Training classes available

The Hospital Fire Marshals’ Association (HFMA) has arranged for Incipient Fire Suppression Training directed toward healthcare and educational facilities. The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) requires employees having such responsibilities to receive annual training.


Officers honored for arrests

Members of the 2nd Police District Advisory Council honored four patrolmen as officers of the month for February and March during its May 14 meeting at the Philadelphia Protestant Home.


Somerton man celebrates cancer survival

Several dozen friends and family members of Somerton’s Nick Forgione gathered recently at the Boulevard Diner to celebrate his 30-year cancer survival.