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Applications are being taken for Philly police recruits

The Philadelphia Police Department is accepting applications for new police recruits, according to City Councilman Brian O’Neill. Applications must be submitted by March 29 and are available only via the city’s Web site: www.phila.gov/personnel.


City controller candidates visit Mayfair Civic

Four of the five candidates in the hotly contested election for city controller appeared at last week’s Mayfair Civic Association meeting and talked about their priorities for running the office.


Tire slasher trial is delayed

The trial for the accused Mayfair tire slasher has been postponed until next January.


Tartaglione could face a primary opponent next year

State Sen. Tina Tartaglione hasn’t had a tough campaign since her first victory in 1994, but she is gearing up for a possible challenge in 2014.


Motorist still at large in Wissinoming hit and run

Philadelphia police have arrested one motorist but seek a second in connection with a pair of hit-and-run crashes that injured two young sisters on separate days this month.


PA House passes bill to privatize liquor sales

The Pennsylvania House last week passed a measure backed by Gov. Tom Corbett that would take the commonwealth out of the booze business. 


Holy Family hopes to open athletic fields at Liddonfield site

There may not seem to be much going on at the former site of the Liddonfield public housing project, but there has been some progress toward the much-anticipated conversion of the 32-acre tract into a satellite campus for Holy Family University.


House panel hears testimony on cutting court

Judge Gary S. Glazer, who was appointed to Traffic Court to enact reforms, said a court employee recently gave him a candid yet cold-eyed view of how long it would take for ticket fixing to resume if judicial oversight were removed.


Easy, tasty spinach quiche

Many consumers are confused about the nutritional quality of organics versus conventionally grown foods. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently weighed in on the importance of organic food for children, setting off a firestorm.


Crime log (March 27, 2012)

Feb. 25 through March 10