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Funeral services set for legendary Ed Kelly

Funeral services are planned for Friday for Rhawnhurst’s Ed Kelly, founder of the wildly popular Pennypack Park Music Festival and former executive director of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.


PECO suspends installation

PECO last week suspended installation of its new “smart meters” while the utility  investigates 15 fires that were reported at homes in Bucks County after the new meters overheated.


'Kensington Strangler' guilty, sentenced to three life terms

The now 23-year-old Antonio Rodriquez, dubbed the “Kensington Strangler,” was found guilty today of raping and killing three women from Holme Circle, Port Richmond and East Stroudsburg, Pa. He'll now face three consecutive lifetimes in prison.


Eye in the Sky

— Red-light cameras reduce accidents, but questions have arisen about how intersections are picked.


NE cop charged in cable TV scam

A Philadelphia patrol officer assigned to the Northeast was arrested last Thursday for his alleged involvement in a scheme to hack into Comcast’s computer system and solicit fees from cable customers in exchange for adding premium channels to their service or reducing their monthly bills.


Police seek suspect in beer-distributor heists

A serial burglar busted into a pair of Northeast Philadelphia beer distributors early this month, but he wasn’t after suds.


Police look into Frankford sexual assault

Police have released a grainy surveillance video and minimal description in hope of identifying two men who sexually assaulted a woman on a Frankford baseball field early last Thursday.


Frankford man found beaten to death

A Frankford man died after police found him unconscious on a Kensington Street, the victim of an apparent street-corner beating early Saturday.


Sandwich shop on Mayfair's menu

Mayfair Civic Association last week rejected one zoning proposal and gave preliminary approval to two others.