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City controller to visit Burholme civic group

The Burholme Community Town Watch and Civic Association will meet on Thursday at 7 p.m., at United Methodist Church of the Redeemer, at 1128 Cottman Ave. (at Lawndale Avenue).

Hey, look us over, lend us an ear…

With this new column and the new year, I’m hoping to begin a regular conversation with readers about the Northeast Times.

Prospective jurors being question in sex-abuse trial involving former St. Jerome's altar boy

The Rev. Charles Engelhardt and former Catholic elementary school teacher Bernard Shero are charged with sexually assaulting the same St. Jerome parish altar boy in the late 1990s.

Frankford Civic group to hear from new police commander

Capt. John McCloskey, the 15th Police District’s new commander, will address the Jan. 10 meeting.

JEVS honors graduate with Inspiration Award

— Tacony resident Greg Cardona was awarded for his success in Project WOW, an education program offered by JEVS Human Services.

Police offer safety tips in Lawncrest

The Lawncrest Community Association recently held its annual Christmas party, welcoming neighbors and police officials for a night of live music and a feast of sandwiches from Fanshawe Deli.

Controller pushes for lower millage

The Take Back Your Neighborhood Civic Association observed a moment of silence for the shooting victims in Newtown, Conn., before welcoming comments from a police official, the city controller, a state representative and a two-time City Council candidate who specializes in economic development.

Apartment wins support in Upper Holmesburg

The Upper Holmesburg Civic Association has approved a local apartment building owner’s request for zoning exemptions for his property.

Four honored in 2nd Police District

Members of the 2nd Police District Advisory Council honored four officers during their Dec. 11 meeting.

Couple claims innocence in school fraud case

A Somerton couple accused of illegally enrolling their daughter in kindergarten at a Lower Moreland school waived their Dec. 19 trial court arraignment on felony theft charges mere weeks after parting ways with their defense attorney and hiring a new one.