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Hurricane Sandy first responders get holiday meals

Hundreds of first responders at the Jersey Shore got a taste of home for Thanksgiving despite having been rendered homeless by the effects of Hurricane Sandy.


U. Holmesburg to discuss apartment building

The Upper Holmesburg Civic Association plans to discuss a zoning application for an apartment building at 8433 Torresdale Ave. during the civic group’s next monthly meeting on Dec. 20.


Girl reports stalker tries to lure her into his car near Oxford Circle school

Just days after Philadelphia police warned the public about a child predator roaming Frankford streets, another creep accosted a girl near her Oxford Circle elementary school.


Greenwood Racing appoints Bonner to board of directors

Greenwood Racing Inc., owners and operators of Parx Casino and Parx Racing in Bensalem, has announced the appointment of Thomas C. Bonner to its oard of directors.


Local schools awarded scholarship money

Bill Goetz, a CSX Corp. vice president, recalled a time not too long ago when Catholic and private schools were seen as institutions that would be open forever.


8th District sets open forum Nov. 29

The 8th Police District invites the public to attend the next monthly Town Hall meeting on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. at 3100 Red Lion Road.


Suspicious fire damages newspaper office in Trevose

A blaze heavily damaged the news and production departments of Broad Street Media, publisher of the Northeast Times, Star and Wire newspapers.


Methadone clinic opposed

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


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.


Police had robbery suspect in custody months ago

— A suspect in a major pharmacy robbery spree was arrested in September after he attempted to purchase a handgun illegally at a gun shop in the city. A judge unwittingly set him free.