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Elderly woman attacked in Rhawnhurst

A man who sneaked through an unlocked window attacked a 63-year-old Rhawnhurst woman, striking her head with a hammer several times.


Lynn’s child endangerment conviction appealed

“We’ll have a real fight on our hands,” Thomas Bergstrom said last week. “And I think we’re going to win it.”


Saying goodbye to Capt. Goodwin

Mike Goodwin embodied the modern-day good shepherd, a servant-leader, jeopardizing his own welfare for the benefit of his flock, according to the Rev. Majorie J. Neal, pastor of St. Michael’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.


Glory is in the giving

— The Philadelphia Blue Flame has raised more than $250,000 in charitable donations since its founding in 2003.


It’s always time for stew

The seed for the creation of Earth Day was planted when Rachel Carson’s bestseller “Silent Spring” was published in 1962. It made the need to protect the environment and public health part of the national conversation. Earth Day and the birth of the modern environmental movement were based on an idea from Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson. The devastating environmental damage of a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, Calif., in 1969 had a profound impact on him. He wanted to start a national political movement to protect the earth from the ravages of air and water pollution.


Schwartz discusses decision to run for governor

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz said Monday she decided to enter the governor’s race, even though history is not on her side, because she thinks Gov. Tom Corbett’s economic and education policies have failed the citizens of this state.


Pets of the Week (April 10, 2013)

Priscilla is looking for love


Squilla presents bill that will spread impact of AVI

Mark Squilla does not want to rush into pushing 100 percent property assessments on city residents. The South Philly councilman has introduced a bill that would spread the impact of the Actual Value Initiative over three years.


Pair face sentencing

A priest and a former Catholic school teacher convicted earlier this year of molesting a 10-year-old Northeast altar boy will be sentenced April 18 by Common Pleas Court Judge Ellen Ceisler.


City names first collections officer

Thomas Knudsen last week became the city’s first chief revenue collections officer.