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City halts trash program

The pilot program that allowed some city residents to place their trash outside at 5 p.m., the night before collection, has ended. Now, the earliest trash can be placed outside for pickup is back to the normal 7 p.m.


Gov. Corbett attends fundraiser, pushes for sale of state liquor stores

Gov. Tom Corbett was in the Northeast for a campaign fundraiser last week, and he told supporters that he’ll continue to push for the sale of state liquor stores.


Sick time bill bad for business

On behalf of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce (GNPCC) and our 800-plus members, I’d like to thank City Councilmen Brian O’Neill, Dennis O’Brien, David Oh, Bill Green, Jim Kenney and Mark Squilla for voting against Bill #130004, the paid sick leave legislation.


Man crashes car into wall at historic Pennypack Creek bridge

An Oxford Circle man with a suspended license was injured critically when he crashed into a stone wall on Frankford Avenue’s Pennypack Creek Bridge early Saturday, damaging the 316-year-old viaduct as well as a state historical marker erected there just six months ago.


Aria Torresdale expands ER department

Aria Health broke ground on Monday for a new $37.1 million emergency department at its Torresdale campus, a project that is expected to increase the facility’s emergency admissions capacity by more than 25,000 patient visits per year.


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.


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.


Pets of the Week (April 3, 2013)

Jasmine needs a new home


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. 


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.