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Towne itching for 2014 after breakthrough baseball year

To understand the strides Franklin Towne Charter’s baseball program has made this season, one need look no further than Stephen Callahan’s broken nose.


Critical Mass

Three Northeast churches reel from the news that they must close. Two have decided to fight.


The Archdiocese of Philadelphia plans to close three NE Philly churches

Mater Dolorosa and St. Joachim, in Frankford, and St. Leo, in Tacony are slated for closure. Parish leaders at St. Leo are planning to fight the decision.


Parents face charges in second death

A Rhawnhurst couple, who prosecutors said prayed over their sick 7-month-old son instead of seeking medical attention for him, remain in jail on charges of third-degree murder, with a preliminary hearing scheduled for June 12.


Boyle hosts fundraiser, gains support in NE

State Rep. Brendan Boyle last week held his first major fundraiser in his campaign for the 13th Congressional District seat.


Small Business Weekend aims to keep it local

Michael Blichasz wants people to think before spending their money shopping this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


‘I was scared, scared as hell’

Anthony Lapkiewicz of Rhawnhurst recalls fighting in one of the bloodiest battles of World War II.


The Art of Golf

When the best golfers in the world gather in Ardmore next month for the 113th U.S. Open, the players, international media and sun-kissed (or rain-drenched) galleries will belatedly commemorate the centennial of a venue steeped in the sport’s illustrious history.


Pets of the Week (May 29, 2013)

Zuri is ready to brighten your home


Officers honored for arrests

Members of the 2nd Police District Advisory Council honored four patrolmen as officers of the month for February and March during its May 14 meeting at the Philadelphia Protestant Home.