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Police think bank robber made a second call

Before the rain started on Aug. 27, a robber swept into the Vist Bank on the 8000 block of Verree Road and was in the pre-Irene wind with more than 12 grand a few minutes later.


3 suspects sought in man’s slaying

Philadelphia police are trying to identify three men involved in the fatal shooting of a Wissinoming man on Aug. 30.


Pedestrian killed by hit-run driver

The driver of a car involved in a fatal hit-and-run in Tacony on Aug. 27 remains at large as Philadelphia police try to identify him.


Perzel faces prison after guilty plea

The former political powerhouse from the Northeast could get 18 months to 24 years in prison for corruption. “I let you down,” he said in a statement to voters.


9/11 + 10

A retired NE Philly firefighter remembers the day nearly 10 years ago when death and destruction changed America forever.


Warren G. Harding Middle School now offers girls fitness training

Girls attending Warren G. Harding Middle School, 2000 Wakeling St., will be able to join in a new health and fitness program after class hours.


Forever a somber journey

On this 10th anniversary of the terror attacks, the annual pilgrimage to the Shanksville, Pa., crash site holds special meaning for the Brothers for Flight 93.


Another year, another important Hero Thrill Show

In 1954, 10 firefighters died from injuries they suffered in an Oct. 28 chemical explosion at Berg Laboratories in North Philadelphia. An 11th firefighter was permanently disabled in the blast and perished four years later.


Keeping Willow

Willow is a fluffy calico kitten that is social and sweet. She craves and loves attention and is great with other animals and children. Willow is spayed, vaccinated and Fiv and Felv tested negative. She’s in Foster care via Forgotten Cats. FC provides sterilization assistance for homeless felines. Apply at www.petfinder.com/shelters/PA586.html or apply at the adoption center in PetSmart at 901 Old York Road. 


The art of age and wisdom

When Frankford Avenue came to life with art and culture for the First Friday celebration last week, the spotlight was directed on not just the budding artists of tomorrow, but also on two women who’ve been at the center of the Fishtown arts community for most of their lives.