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TD Bank buys NE Community Center

The Northeast Community Center on Holme Avenue was auctioned at sheriff’s sale on Nov. 13 to TD Bank, which held the center’s $1.1 million mortgage.


Burholme Town Watch offers tips to avoid car theft

Police Lt. Frank Schneider offered members of the Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association a few tips on how they could avoid having items stolen from their cars.


City zoning code tops Fox Chase meeting

Members of the Fox Chase Homeowners Association expected to hear about a relatively minor zoning case in the neighborhood, but instead got a lesson on a major flaw in the city’s new zoning code.


PGW ordered to pay $500,000 in explosion settlement

The Philadelphia Gas Works will pay a $500,000 penalty to settle a 334-count state complaint stemming from a 2011 fatal explosion in Tacony.


Crime log (November 21, 2012)

Oct. 22 through Nov. 4



Judge tells Hostess it can proceed with closing

The reprieve for 300 workers at a Northeast Philly bakery lasted one day. The company announced plans to close on Monday, and then accepted a judge's request to seek a last-ditch effort to resolve a union dispute. The effort failed.


Seeing Red

— With penalties about to hit the newest red-light runners where it really hurts, revenue and safety at busy intersections are in the limelight.


At last, a new start for Ben Rush Park

For 35 years, there’s been plenty of talk about developing Benjamin Rush State Park at the Boulevard and Southampton Road, but not a lot of action.


Methadone clinic opposed

Members of the Holmesburg Civic Association last week overwhelmingly voted to oppose a proposed methadone clinic at 7520 State Road.