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Public forum scheduled for July 9

Terry Tracy, the Republican candidate for city controller, will conduct what he said will be the first in a series of public town hall gatherings around Philadelphia on Tuesday, July 9, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Holmesburg Recreation Center, at Rhawn and Ditman streets.


Lawncrest celebrates 4th of July with parade, festivities

The 98th annual Lawncrest 4th of July celebration is set for Thursday.


Judge won’t cut time in child molestation case

A Philadelphia judge has refused to reduce lengthy prison terms given to a priest and former school teacher who were convicted of molesting a Northeast altar boy. 


Body found in burning car

Firefighters made a grisly discovery after they extinguished a burning car in Pennypack Park last Thursday. There was a human body in the vehicle’s trunk.


SafeCams help fight crime

The Philadelphia Police Department started its SafeCam program about two years ago and it is still one of the newest crime-prevention and investigative tools that the department has.


Bank robber sentenced

A Philadelphia man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for robbing six banks, including one in the Northeast, between July 24, 2009, and last Aug. 10.


Suspect sought in Wawa robbery

Police hope that a surveillance video of a June 13 armed robbery at a Wissinoming convenience store will help them identify the perpetrator.


Taking the pulse of Northeast culture

CultureBlocks is a new online tool that provides information on local art nonprofits, cultural businesses and public artworks. 


Two Northeast men arrested in prostitution sting

Two Northeast men were among five “Johns” arrested by Philadelphia police last Thursday as part of a prostitution sting in the city’s Harrowgate section.


Being Ben

Actor Bill Robling has been portraying one for the nation’s Founding Fathers for more than a decade.