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Concert will feature local talent

Local rock musicians John Faye and Brittany Rotondo will headline a record release show on Wednesday, Dec. 26 at World Café Live, at 3025 Walnut St.


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.


Man who killed sons faces appeal deadline

Attorneys for Daniel Dougherty, convicted of starting a fire that killed his two young sons in their Oxford Circle home in 1985, have until Friday to file their written briefs in an appeal to Superior Court.


Police probe three separate shootings

Officers investigating a report of a person with a gun near the 500 block of Cheltenham Ave. Saturday night found a 14-year-old girl shot once in a leg and once in her chest behind a home on the 500 block of Rosalie St.


AC units targeted for copper

Thieves looking to cash in on high metal prices have been walking away with copper downspouts, iron manhole covers, brass mailboxes and even bronze plaques from veterans’ graves.


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.


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.


Tip prompts arrest in armed robbery

A broadcast of surveillance video of an armed robbery has led to the arrest of a Frankford man, police said.


Holme Ave. housing plan stirring opposition

Opposition seems to be mounting against a proposal to convert a six-story Holme Avenue convent into 44 apartments for veterans and other low-income individuals.