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Rhawnhurst NORC shows appreciation for caregivers

Virginia Harr presented three vignettes to guests at the December meeting of the Rhawnhurst Naturally Occurring Retirement Community.

School officials discuss ways to guard against shootings

Prepare, but don’t scare: That’s the new mantra for dozens of Northeast Philadelphia schools in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., school massacre.

Holidays are over, but the need doesn’t end

At my house, the Christmas stockings still hang from the mantel, even though they are empty now and the treats they once held have moved into the mainstream of our daily lives.

Suspect in house-thefts turns himself in

The son of a former Philadelphia police commissioner surrendered to authorities on Thursday, eight days after the district attorney’s office announced filing criminal charges against him in a house-stealing scheme.

Bank robber sought

Philadelphia police and the FBI seek the public’s help in identifying the man who robbed a Somerton bank last Wednesday.

Four women charged after Tacony prostitution bust

A mortgage company, a podiatrist, an investment firm, a tanning salon and a Web marketing consultant have all called the same Tacony storefront home in recent years, according to various online directories.

Bombshell testimony at sex-abuse trial

An ex-priest’s testimony in the trial of two men accused of molesting a Northeast altar boy could fuel legal maneuvers to free Monsignor William Lynn, who was convicted last year in a history-making sexual abuse case.

Postcards from the Past

— A local history group is recapturing priceless images from yesteryear, with help from the public.

Corbett shows support for struggling Catholic schools

Gov. Tom Corbett was at St. Martin of Tours Elementary School last week to proclaim the value of a Catholic education.

At trial, convicted priest says he didn't do it

A former priest who last year pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a young Northeast boy denied on Thursday he had ever touched the child.