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Concern in the community

— Opinions differed about the hot-button issue of methadone clinics during a recent hearing of the House Democratic Policy Committee.


Home sweet home

— Lodge 5 opened a new FOP union headquarters in the Northeast, which includes a business office, social hall and catering facility.


NE judges among 12 people charged in ticket-fix case

The Philadelphia Bar Association, a state Supreme Court justice and the majority leader of the Pennsylvania Senate are all calling for continued reforms at Philadelphia Traffic Court after a dozen people associated with the troubled court were criminally charged last week.


Mum’s the word

— At St. Jerome Parish, no one wants to talk about the conviction of a priest and teacher in a sex-abuse scandal or how the church moves forward. Parishioners do have a lot to say about the good things going on at the church.


Opera Company will perform in Burholme

Amici Opera Company, which has been producing shows in the Philadelphia area since 1998, has found a new local home.


A tasty, budget-friendly meal

When searching for the perfect     present for a new mother, the gift of your time is always appreciated. Preparing a meal for the family, presenting it in a pretty casserole dish that she can keep, and including the recipe with the casserole makes a great gift and keepsake for the new mother.


Judge is told to file opinion in appeal of priest sex-abuse trial

Pennsylvania’s Superior Court on Tuesday ordered Common Pleas Court Judge M. Teresa Sarmina to file an opinion of the appeal of a priest’s child endangerment conviction that resulted from last year’s history-making sex-abuse trial.


Former prison guard faces felony charges

A former Philadelphia prison guard is facing federal felony charges after he allegedly tried to deliver drugs, cigarettes and mobile telephones to inmates in exchange for cash.


Bank robber sought

Philadelphia police and federal agents are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed two Mayfair bank branches in a one-week span.