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Controller visits Burholme Community Town Watch

City Controller Alan Butkovitz is pleased that the fire department is planning reforms designed to increase response time by medical units.

Mayor skips NE Chamber for a visit to D.C.

Mayor Michael Nutter’s long-planned luncheon with the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce has been postponed.

Green Dot scam continues to be threat in NE Philly

Scams never die. They just fade away for a while — but just a while.

Northwood Civic rejects bid for new hair salon

The Northwood Civic Association last week unanimously rejected a woman’s bid to open a hair salon at 5260 Castor Ave.

Fatal crashes claim two

Two people died on area expressways last weekend in a pair of unrelated crashes.

Marshal says smoking is to blame in fatal fire

The Philadelphia fire marshal has declared smoking as the cause of a fire that claimed the life of a Frankford auto sales lot owner and injured his roommate on Jan. 13.

Finding a place to call home

— Four years after its opening, Tacony Academy Charter School has found a permanent building.

Crime log (January 23, 2012)

Dec. 31 through Jan. 13

Bicycle shop expansion wins support at Holmesburg Civic meeting

The Holmesburg Civic Association last spring overwhelmingly approved a bid by Liberty Bell Bicycles for an addition to be used for repairs, rentals or more showroom space.