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A family’s special time for embracing future and honoring past

The kitchen already is an undeclared disaster area. On one counter, bowls with ingredients ranging from lumpy to velvety stand like sentries. On another, two chopping boards bear witness to the recent massacre of onions and carrots.


Kelly’s former chief, 2 others could face retrial

The former chief of staff to retired City Councilman Jack Kelly could be headed for a retrial in a case that at one time appeared to be coming to an end. 


Protests drown out mayor’s budget talk

The earsplitting shrill of referees’ whistles and derogatory chants echoed from City Council’s balcony, deafening council members and spectators alike on the floor of the venerable chamber and rendering Mayor Michael Nutter’s ceremonial budget address secondary to the spectacle.


Building a foundation

— New Foundations high schoolers are finally in a building of their own, on Rhawn Street, across the street from the elementary school.


Pedestrians victimized in Oxford Circle

Robbers armed with a shotgun and a Taser-type weapon have victimized two pedestrians and a doughnut shop in the Oxford Circle area in recent weeks, according to Philadelphia police, who seek the public’s help in identifying the culprits.


Mayor Nutter finally gives budget address after union workers drown out his speech

     Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter today proposed a $3.75 billion budget for 2014 and proposed setting the city’s property tax rate at 1.32 percent, which is higher than the 1.25 percent that had been speculated.


Seeking ‘FAME’ at Samuel Fels

Samuel S. Fels High School music teachers Barry Huber and Douglas Payne came of age in two very different educational environments.


Detectives name Northeast’s most wanted

The Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Detectives Division is seeking the public’s help in locating the following most-wanted suspects in connection with crimes in the Northeast:


Corbett’s liquor plan is hypocritical to small businesses and educators

The governor has made no secret of his objective to privatize more and more of the commonwealth’s public assets. Even efficiently operated assets that are thriving revenue generators aren’t safe from his ill-advised proposals, most recently to privatize liquor sales.


Seeking ‘FAME’ at Samuel Fels

Samuel S. Fels High School music teachers Barry Huber and Douglas Payne came of age in two very different educational environments.