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McGeehan will not seek another term in ’14

State Rep. Mike McGeehan announced on Friday that he will not seek another term in 2014.


Generous readers make holiday fund a success

It’s Christmas week, and the Times would like to thank all of the people who have contributed to our Eleanor Smylie Community Fund.


A Nightcap for Santa

Ho! Ho! Ho! ‘Tis the season of merriment, mirth and magic. It’s a time for wishing and hoping and believing. It’s a time for children, a time to feel childlike, a time to wish all the world well. It’s a time for holly, jollies, jingle bells, candy canes, mistletoe, cookies, fruitcake, Hot Spiced Cider and Hot Mulled Wine.


City making plans to partly remove Pennypack dam

A Pennypack Creek dam where a local teen died in July will be lowered by several feet, eliminating the swimming hole that has long attracted kids.


Around town: December 25, 2013

Cyber classmates meet in the Northeast


The most wonderful time of year

Residents and staffers of the Delaware Valley Veterans Home on Southampton Road had some special visitors on Dec. 19. A color guard stood at attention as Gov. Tom Corbett and his wife, Susan, entered to extend holiday greetings to veterans and hand out Christmas cards signed by the staff of the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. Entertaining the vets with holiday songs were members of the Nazareth Academy Charter High School’s choir. PHOTOS BY MARIA POUCHNIKOVA


7th PDAC names officer of the month

Philadelphia Police Officer Randy Vogt is at it again. Last year’s Officer of the Year in the 7th district has been named Officer of the Month for November after he arrested an alleged murderer in Somerton.


Serving her city

Assistant D.A. Jacqueline Coelho says her priority as a public servant is to correct injustice.

Most people in Northeast Philadelphia probably don’t know much about Assistant District Attorney Jacqueline Coelho, unless they’ve been the victim of a violent crime or the relative of a murder victim.


Archdiocese suspends ex-pastor of Northeast church

A former Far Northeast Catholic pastor who resigned last month after allegations surfaced that he had molested a minor more than 40 years ago has been placed on administrative leave by the city’s archdiocese. 


Former city controller endorses Margolies

Former City Controller Jonathan Saidel last week endorsed Marjorie Margolies in the Democratic primary in the 13th Congressional District.