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Search continues for Fairmount Park rapist

Ten years on, Philadelphia’s serial park rapist continues to elude identification and capture, but police refuse to quit their search for him.


Frankford man convicted of Easter attack

An East Frankford man is facing up to 40 years in prison after a judge last week convicted him in the brutal Easter Sunday 2012 mugging of a 93-year-old woman in Bell’s Corner.


City controller candidates visit Lawncrest meeting

The Lawncrest Community Association recently welcomed the three candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for city controller in the May 21 primary.


As election nears, Butkovitz’s confidence grows

City Controller Alan Butkovitz is predicting the “lowest turnout in history” when the election polls open on May 21.


OPA tells us how it figured out reassessments

The Office of Property Assessment late last week posted on its website the methodology it used to arrive at the property values recently mailed to homeowners.


Harris gets 20 to 40 years for dog droppings killing

Tyrirk Harris had a problem curbing his pets, but a Philadelphia judge had no problem curbing Harris, the Tacony man who killed a neighbor last year in a dispute over dog droppings.


Many concerns voiced at NE budget hearing

City Council members were asked for more money for libraries, more dollars for union workers, more cash for health care and more cops to patrol the Northeast during a well-attended neighborhood budget hearing Monday night at Lincoln High School.


Biggest challenge in getting black belt is ‘with yourself’

When I was 7 years old my parents enrolled me in karate classes at Action Karate in Feasterville. From that time until now I’ve been involved in karate.  When I started out I was a “white belt” and in three years was awarded a “junior black belt.” After that I continued my karate training and now, after earning 17 colored belts over almost five and a half years, I’ll be testing for first-degree “senior black belt.”


Times to change printer, shape

The Northeast Times will be changing to a new printer next week and the move will lead us to change the paper’s shape slightly, from a rectangle to a square.


Fixing up picnic tables

Mark Strecker recalls being on a camping trip at Lorimer Park a couple of years ago when he and fellow members of Boy Scout Troop 290 ordered pizza.