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Judge sends Shaffer to jail in deadly road rage attack

The family and friends of Mark Wallace were glad last week that a judge did not allow Gerry Shaffer Jr. to walk out of the Criminal Justice Center a free man. 


Security camera grants are an option in Millbrook

Millbrook Civic Association Treasurer Maryanne Benner told members last week that businesses or owners of properties within neighborhood commercial corridors could get grants to set up security cameras if they agree to make their systems accessible to Philadelphia police.


Northeast radio host dies at 71

Marvin Barrish, who hosted a political show on various radio shows since 2007, died last week. He was 71.


What a mom can learn from her daughters

We are standing in a dressing room staring at the mirror. The object under scrutiny is a pair of jeans — expensive jeans. 


Pets of the Week (April 3, 2013)

Jasmine needs a new home


2nd PDAC honors Officers of the Month at recent meetings

During their meetings in March and February, members of the 2nd Police District Advisory Council honored several officers.


SWAT team members visit 7th PDAC meeting

Some Northeast residents got an up-close and personal look at the city’s SWAT team, but without the riot gear.


Former Chink’s Steaks is now Joe’s

Joe Groh has sold a gazillion beefy, cheesy, doughy, steamy sandwiches since buying Chink’s Steaks 14 years ago.


Free tax assistance is available for seniors

Free tax-preparation assistance is available for senior citizens and moderate-to-low-income people at the Mayor’s Office of Community Services site at 2049 Cottman Ave. in Rhawnhurst.


Celebrate cranberries all year

If you’re planning a festive meal, don’t forget to celebrate with cranberries. Cranberries often are associated with the holidays, but their nutritious tastiness is worth having anytime. Like many fruits, cranberries are high in fiber and vitamin C and low in calories and fat. A fresh cup of these tangy berries has 5 grams of fiber and 24 percent of the vitamin C the average person needs in a day, but just 51 calories. Use fresh, frozen or unsweetened dried berries for the best nutritive value.