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Angels as Goodfellas? Ask ‘Boss Ralphie’

Story ideas can come to writers in surprising ways.

Why this community fund deserves a second look

This time of year, our mailboxes tend to be full of requests from charities, food banks and others who are asking us to donate to their causes.

Woman sexually assaulted in Somerton

A 38-year-old woman was assaulted sexually and robbed in a Somerton alley late Saturday, according to a report by television station 6abc.

Child predator accosts four

Philadelphia police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspected child predator who has accosted at least four children since Nov. 5 in separate incidents near Harding Junior High School.

Detectives name Northeast’s most wanted (November 21, 2012)

The Philadelphia Police Department’s Northeast Detectives Division is seeking the public’s help in locating the following most-wanted suspects in connection with crimes in the Northeast:

Seeing Red

— With penalties about to hit the newest red-light runners where it really hurts, revenue and safety at busy intersections are in the limelight.

At last, a new start for Ben Rush Park

For 35 years, there’s been plenty of talk about developing Benjamin Rush State Park at the Boulevard and Southampton Road, but not a lot of action.

PGW ordered to pay $500,000 in explosion settlement

The Philadelphia Gas Works will pay a $500,000 penalty to settle a 334-count state complaint stemming from a 2011 fatal explosion in Tacony.

Hostess, workers go to mediation

At the urging of a federal bankruptcy judge, Hostess Brands and its striking workers agreed Monday to enter private mediation in a last-ditch effort to prevent the company’s liquidation and save thousands of jobs, including about 300 at the company’s Northeast Philadelphia plant.

300 Hostess workers in Northeast Philly affected by bakery's closing

Hostess Brands asked a federal bankruptcy court for permission to close all its businesses nationwide, a move that would affect 18,500 employees. The company cited an ongoing labor dispute as the reason for its action.